6146 Tasting Notes

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drank Smokejumper Ginger by The Tea Spot
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Sipdown! Terri sent this my way and i figured today was a good day to try this one. I need a little kick to my afternoon. Sadly, the ginger in this one isn’t present enough. It does build while you drink this, which is nice but i miss the ginger from the first sips. I’d also like this to be slightly less smokey. I think that would balance the ginger a little better. It just means that i might need to try and blend my own sometime in the future :) I did like this though, so thanks for sharing terri!

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drank Ying De No. 9 by Jiangtea
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I had some more of this since the BBB Box has arrived and I am sadly behind in finishing up the other teas from the last round. I’ve had a very productive day so far today – organised some tea that needs to go out, cleaned up my tea cupboard, cleaned the bathroom, backed up my shows and for the past hour or so, i’ve been working on my photo book for 2012. Ian and I made a promise to keep up with doing a photobook every year to capture some of our favourite memories. They aren’t big books – typically about 30 pages or so, but they are time consuming. We recently had our 2011 book delivered so i’d like to get 2012 and 2013 done this weekend (well 2013 done to this point anyway). We use Picaboo, and though they don’t always get things right on the first go, they now have free shipping, and this weekend FB friends get 50% off.

I ended up letting this tea cool a bit much for my liking, but i am still enjoying it cold. Thanks again for this one Tastybrew!

Terri HarpLady

Sounds like a much better day today than yesterday, eh?
:)

Sil

for sure!

TastyBrew

I still have a ton of this so if you want more, I can throw it in the next box!

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91

I haven’t had this in a while, and since i was packing some up this morning for cteresa to try, i figured i should have a couple cups. As always, I thoroughly enjoy this one!

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87

sipdown! I don’t know how to explain this one. It reminds me of wild mountain black without that juiciness that it has. I have enjoyed this one quite a bit. It is not a smokey keemun, which are generally my favourite but this was a really nice black. The last little bit of this is headed to one of my tea friends to try :) Thanks again for this great one alice!

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85
drank Pineapple Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Sipdown!

My matcha was composed of the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Distinctive

I have a soft spot for the pineapple flavour in life savers. It might be my favourite. Even if it’s not quite actual pineapple taste (which i LOVE), those life savers are my happy place. When i cracked open this matcha – it was like smelling an entire package of those delicious life savers. I was in my happy place. Now, I’ve shared this matcha with a few people but i haven’t yet gotten around to reviewing it. Today, i figured why the heck not!
I opted to drink this as a latte even if some part of me was a little wary about milk + pineapple. Honestly? SOOOOO Good! I think the distinctive level is the right way to go for this one, or possibly delicate. Robust would make this a little too artificial i think.
The milk actually helps to smooth out the edge of the pineapple. Each sip is like the first instant you put a life saver into your mouth. Before i knew it, i had finished up my double mug of this! Even after it was gone, i could taste it, lingering…the best part? the after taste is more like actual pineapple. I think this will likely be a reorder!
Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pineapple-matcha.html

JustJames

YUM!!!!!

tea-sipper

The pineapple lifesaver is my favorite lifesaver too!

OMGsrsly

I loved this one. Thanks so much for sharing. :) I haven’t tried it with just water, or in a smoothie. Lattes all the way!

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78
drank Yunnan Impérial by Mariage Frères
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sipdown! the last little bit of this, i set aside for Cavocorax. I have enjoyed this one, though I have found many other teas that i love more. However, i wouldn’t turn this one down ever, if it was offered :)

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82
drank Blackberry Custard by Trail Lodge Tea
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terri…this is so good! seriously. green teas? not my favourite but this is totally custardy and delicious without being overly sweet or too “green” YUM!
Thank you so much for sharing!

QueenOfTarts

I’ve been looking for a custardy tea! Does this really taste like a creamy custard?

Sil

I think it does. Terri could likely give you her opinion too. I’m not a fan of custard but this is like a mouthful of creamy deliciousness.. :)

Terri HarpLady

Not sure if it tastes like custard, but it was pretty nice!

JustJames

yum! added to shopping list!

gmathis

Mercy, that sounds good!

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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someone drank this yesterday and i’m supposed to give someone some of this but i remember nothing of that now. But it was the reason this got pulled out of the cupboard today and it was DEEEEEELICIOUS! so yay for life’s simple happy moments!

Cavocorax

Was it OMGsrsly? Because you gave her Chocolate “O”? Or do I have that backwards.

Yeah. This is a great one.

Sil

that is very much a possibility… today i know nothing….my brain is on hiatus from me..almost said it was on hiatus from my mind… yep. that’s me haha

Terri HarpLady

It was me that drank it, & I think dexter wanted it…

Terri HarpLady

At least that’s what ms Theresa said…

Sil

HA! yes! you are correct terri :)

Sil

goes to write that down

Dexter

:)) Unless you are enjoying it and would prefer to keep it.

Sil

dude please…even if i am, there’s always room to share with friends! i have a tin!

Terri HarpLady

(enjoying fond memories of planning that massive order with Sil & Cavo while I was in Florida)

OMGsrsly

You did mention this to me, but I don’t want any more teas right now! EEP! This weekend I’m going to have to drink tea till I’m sloshing and buzzing with caffeine, just to make a dent.

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87

i had 2 cups of tea today. I won’t get in to my day, but it suffices to say that I’m currently hiding from my blackberry having 5 mins away to drink some rye and coke before the next headache starts. As a result…i didn’t get to fully appreciate this while i was drinknig it today but it DID get my through the day. I did NOT add maple syrup to this one as i usually do with keemuns and it was a really wonderful cup of tea. thank goodness i’ve got more to enjoy later!

TheTeaFairy

Sorry about your day :-(
Hoping your are heading to a great tea week end and lots of delicious sipdowns!

Sil

that is the plan! if nothing else, i can look forward to sleeping on tomorrow!

Cavocorax

:( Rye&Coke sound like a win. Hope you wind down.
We picked up Gingerbread Kahlua so… I’m looking forward to some of that!

Sil

soooo i know you haven’t spent copious amounts of time with me…yet but stick me on a 12 hour call for “issues” and i guarantee there will be fun to had. I often have folks sending me notes because i keep everyone laughing and smiling even when it’s the shittiest situation ever. (’cause i know when to get back to business). so sucky day…mostly exausting more than anything after i got over ppl yelling heh

Terri HarpLady

I believe that :)

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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well i made it to 160 tonight after adding the teas that dexter sent me to my cupboard and getting a work from home day with which to drink a bit more tea than usual. I’m having a cup of this though while i add in all the teas that terri sent me in addition to the BBB Box (travelling black tea box that i share with terri and tastybrew). I’ll miss this one when it’s gone. I’ve also come to the conclusion that i have somehow managed to find myself with a cupboard of 150+ teas, of which probably 98% of which are black teas (flavoured or unflavoured)…meaning when i want the occasional tea without caffeine, my options are seriously limited lol

Oh well…i can remedy that later!

Edit: Dear Terri…180. (dexter – a few means 16+ to terri!)

Fjellrev

Ha! I had a similar issue, which is why I started to explore fruit blends to cold steep. Got to cut down on the caffeine!

Sil

heh. I don’t have much of a problem with caffeine in terms of sleeping or anything like that but i always feel like with the amount of tea i drink, i should try to ingest less heh

Fjellrev

Caffeine never gets in the way of my sleeping either but I’m more concerned about its diuretic effects. I need to get more water in, or at least, cold brewed fruit blends which pretty much count as water.

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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