6407 Tasting Notes

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thank you for sharing this one with me Cavocorax it’s pretty tasty :) I had a weeeeee bit of licorice taste still in my infuser lol but i can taste the malty deliciousness of this one. Not a bad offering from Zen. It won’t replace any of my current favourites but it would do in a pinch!

Cavocorax

It was the first Assam I’d had so for that it holds a special place in my heart : not so much in my cupboard.

Sil

hahaha

Fjellrev

I actually kind of liked this one. Which are your favourite Assams, Sil and/or Cavo?

OMGsrsly

(Tiger Assam.)

OMGsrsly

LOL. I love Butiki’s Khongea Golden Tippy Assam.

Fjellrev

Ha! Yes, Tiger Assam is wonderful. Agreed. I haven’t tried that one from Stacy, I don’t think. I need to order all of her Assams next time.

OMGsrsly

Do it! They are so good. Expensive, but good. Most “breakfast” teas are assam based, and I love most of them. :)

Cavocorax

Yeah, I really love Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla and Premium Taiwanese Assams. They’re amazing. But so is the Tiger Assam. I’m not choosing between those. I want them all.

Fjellrev

Ah, see, I didn’t care for the caramel vanilla Assam, but I have a feeling it was the flavouring that was weirding me out.

OMGsrsly

It’s a super mild Assam. Very sweet, very little bite. I really like it, as I find most Assams, brewed the way I want them to be, need some milk or something in them. They’re my “instead of coffee” tea.

Sil

as far as assams go…hard to pick a favourite as they have unique tastes depending on the region. I love tiger assam but then there are a couple from stacy i love and they are wildly different. i also quite like the taiwan tea crafts assams, which are different still, but more similar to stacy’s taiwanese assam

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cough i tried. and failed. Sorry Cavo! Not to worry the remaining part of your sample will go to a good home. While i love the base in this, as i do most of the A&D teas, i just cannot get past that whole bergamot thing. this is not a kinda sort of EG…THIS IS AN EG! BOLD! IN YOUR FACE! not for Sil… heh glad to have gotten to try it and make sure though :)

Terri HarpLady

This one didn’t do it for me either.

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drank Amsterdam Licorice by Steeped Tea
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thanks Cavocorax! this isn’t a terrible cup of tea, as much as you expected i wouldn’t like it haha. I prefer stacy’s licorice chai but this is pretty tasty with a splash of sweetner added to it. I think this would make a pretty good slushie too in summer heh.

Roswell Strange

How would you go about making a tea slushie? That sounds super intriguing!

Sil

sweeten it a little, make it extra strength and then i just pop it in the freezer for a bit…and take it out before it’s totally iced over :)

NofarS

Great tip, Sil!

Roswell Strange

Ooh! I’m gonna have to try that! So many ideas…

Sil

the zoku pop maker thingy has a slushie maker as well that i have, but i tend to only use that one in summer since i generally want it spur of the moment heh

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drank Ancient Golden Yunnan by SOKO Tea House
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I may have over steeped this one but it was not a cup of tea for me. I’ve had more delicious yunnan’s out there so this would not be on my list of things to pick up. However! As always, thanks for helping me in my quest to try all the teas omgsrsly :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Oh that sucks. I had hopes for their plain teas. I’ll have to try this one today and decide if I want to give it to my parents or not.

Sil

I enjoyed the Keemun!

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drank Imperial Keemun by SOKO Tea House
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sipdown! (174) i WAS doing well and then the BBB Box showed up this morning so now i’m back up to 174 with only 8 days left to get down to 150! This was from omgsrsly and a tasty keemun at that. it won’t replace my favourite from teavivre but it was a great cup to have!

tea-sipper

Which is your favorite keemun from Teavivre and how many have you tried (I think there are four). If you’ve had multiple batches of the same teas from Teavivre, can you tell if they are different year to year?

Terri HarpLady

So far I’ve had the Organic Superfine & the Keemun hao ya. I enjoyed them both. I think I described them as feminine (the superfine) & masculine (the Hao Ya). I have samples of the Keemun 1 and 2, just haven’t tried them yet. That’s my 2 cents worth

Sil

the organic superfine is my favourite from teavivre of the 3? i think that i’ve tried. There’s just something about it that makes it my go to keemun. Others are good but that’s the one i keep going back to. :)

tea-sipper

thank you both! I should have ordered a sample of the Superfine with my order! Instead, I requested Hao Ya to tide me over, though I already knew I loved it (since I was sipping it while ordering!) Either my tastes are loving the Hao Ya more or I steeped it perfectly. Ah, if only I could order everything, but I went with three other teas instead of either of the keemuns. I’m looking forward to your reviews of 1 & 2, Terri!

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drank Imperial Breakfast Blend by Verdant Tea
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another cup from this morning. I have a bit of a headache today which i think may be in part not drinking enough or eating enough yesterday in light of the power outages. So i WILL make up for that today! Not much else to say about this tea beyond that fact that it is still delicious and wonderful :)

Terri HarpLady

When I go to my house today to do some ‘work’, that’s on my list of teas to bring back to Tony’s.

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thanks for sharing this one with me Cavocorax I wasn’t expecting much from an unflavoured tea from Della Terra, but it does prove they CAN make tea with no sprinkles :P This isn’t too bad. It’s a good cup for the morning with a medium brew and a slight bit of astringency but nothing to over the top. A decent enough cup :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Yi Mei Ren by Yunnan Sourcing
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sipdown! Today is a work from home and drink tea sort of day given all the issues in toronto. I’ve got soup being made in the slow cooker for this afternoon and now i can settle in and drink up some delicious tea. Not focusing on sipdowns today but i’ll try and get at least a couple so that i’m closer to my goal for the end of 2013. As mentioned before this is a tasty juicy cup =- though i DID like the other one from the BBB Box slightly better :)

Terri HarpLady

Which other one? Zheng Shan xiao zhong?

Sil

yes! :)

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hmmmm today this is NOT a good cup of tea. not sure what happened but i am so not feeling this today. I kept looking into my cup trying to figure out where my beloved 49 went…

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Another evening, another cup of rooibos blend. I’m most annoyed to at I didn’t get a day today to bum around drinking tea but I am greatful that we have power. Some will be without until Christmas!! Count your blessings right? We’ve extended our home to anyone in need, but so far most of our friends have power so thank goodness for that. I’m certainly not leaving the house tomorrow so yay for being able to work from. Home!

Still enjoying that I have this cup as a rooibos option. It’s not the. Worlds greatest but it’s good enough :)

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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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