5925 Tasting Notes

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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I had this yesterday because i need to stop hoarding teas that i enjoy. Now that it’s fall, there are a number of teas that i find myself wanting to drink. This is one of them. I did find yesterday myself wishing yesterday that this was more maple and less pecan. Not that i have anything against pecans but i really enjoy the maple flavouring that stacy uses. Overall though, a great cup as usual!

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drank White Christmas by 52teas
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WOOHOO! I did it! Sipdown of a 52 tea that’s been sitting in my cupboard for far too long lol Must stop hoarding them heh. This also means that i’ve managed to bring my count of 52 teas down to a mere 6! only one of which do i really want to hoard (walter bishop i’m looking at you).

This wasn’t a bad tea, but the marshmallow wasn’t my thing until i started making these as lattes. Once i found that sweet spot, it was all good! thanks frank!

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drank Wild Cherry Hibiscus by Fusion Teas
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sipdown! (215) Another cold brew and this one is also tasty good. I erally enjoy fruit tisanes a lot. Even in winter, it’s like a taste of summer! :) This one is like tasty cherry koolaid…without being as sickly sweet or as artificial haha

….50 days until black friday. 65 teas + 6 from ttc + 3 from verdant brings me to needing 1.5 sipdowns each day. or one a day and an extra 4 on the weekend. EVEN if i ignore my vacation week, that’s still less than 2 sipdowns a day ( or 1 + 5 each weekend) This is looking like i can manage it. i think.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

You should be proud of me, I’ve really been fighting the urge, I even loitered on a few tea-sites, but I haven’t ordered anything now for 10 days! :)
I do need to step it up a notch on the sipdowns though, although I’ve been focused on sampling teas that I haven’t drank before.

Sil

sipdowns and samplling teas you haven’t had are both good ways of clearing stashes. I’m trying to do a bit of both…sipdowns and trying the samples sizes of new teas i have…so i can figure out if it’s stuff to share with you or not lol

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drank Pondi Cherry by New Mexico Tea Company
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sipdown! yes..that’s right i’m allowed to pay attention to sipdowns now because i added all of the teas dexter sent to me in to my cupboard. Drinking this one up puts me at 216. woot woot! this as a cold brew was delicious!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Dinosara

You are trimming down the distance between us!

Sil

i’m trying! i did promise that one day…one day would catch up…even if only for a day

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drank Xiang Xun Dan Lu by Tao Tea Leaf
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Another sample from Tao Leaf tea. Again, not my favourite but still a good cup of tea. It’s almost time to add all of dexter’s teas to my cupboard and hope that i’ve managed to drink enough today to offset that lol. This is a malty sort of black, though there’s an earthiness here that makes it different from some of the other malty black’s that i’ve had. To be honest though, after the lapsang, this one comes through as a bit on the boring side lol. I need to remember not to drink straight normal blacks after smokey ones :)

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I was curious about this one because they mention it being less intensely smokey than most lapsangs. So i figured what the hell. Opening the package i was not convinced, as this smells just as strongly as other lapsangs that i’ve had. However, after brewing this (western) it really does have a milder, sweeter taste than others. While i dont mind drinking lapsangs straight, i’ll be honest in that i mostly cook with them. This one though? PERFECTION…with a dash of maple syrup. I am really enjoying it this tonight with the maple syrup. I’d buy this again :)

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I had this earlier in the day and it was fairly unremarkable to me. I’m not a huge fan of wuyi oolongs, so that’s likely why. It was a nice enough tea but not the tea for me.

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i think… that perhaps fauchon and i don’t get along. Dinosara sent this one my way, and i really thought i would like it but the floral taste is too much for me. I don’t get much in the way of vanilla, though it is there for me a bit. Instead it feels very much like i’m back in my grandmother’s bathroom smelling her floral hand creams. Only that’s what it tastes like to me. bah. Oh well, can’t win them all, and if you like rose, you’d probably really like this tea.

Dinosara

Haha yes, this one is a rosey one. There are others (that I don’t have now) that are less floral that you would probably like more.

Sil

i like trying ALL THE TEA! so it was still fun, and it means there’s a little left over for the gals out here :)

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drank Prickly Pear by Cornelia Bean
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mmmm thanks dexter! I am a fan of this tea! It’s a little sour, but a touch of sweetener offset that. I will need to cold brew this, but as a hot brew it’s really tasty. It’s not as pear as i want it to be, but it’s pear enough for it to be tasty in my books!

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drank Mocha Pecan Black by Design a Tea
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thanks for sharing dexter! I quite like this one, though it’s not quite as rich as i want it to be. I do like that it really does come across as a mocha pecan tea rather than some other blends that are more coffee bean than mocha. Overall not a bad first experience with design a tea!

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