5948 Tasting Notes

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drank Luku Hong Cha by Camellia Sinensis
5948 tasting notes

This was another interesting tea from Dexter. I don’t quite know how to describe it. I would order this again to try it, and i’m sending on a bit to my tea sister terri so that she can try it. I like that it’s rolled like oolongs typically are. The taste isn’t super bold, but there’s enough going on here that i am enjoying the cups i’ve had (it resteeps nicely).
Thanks for sharing some interesting teas with me dexter!

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drank Mi Xian Ali Shan Black by Tealux
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This is another tea that dexter sent my way, and i’m glad she did as my first order from tealux i wasn’t all that impressed, though to be fair we ordered mostly flavoured teas. Their straight teas seem to be where it’s at though, given the few samples i’ve had since then. This one is no exception. While it’s not a blow your mind out of the water sort of tea, it’s a nice light black tea that i drank up and was finished before i’d really realised it. :) I’m not sure i’d order it again given it’s “averageness” but i would never turn my nose up at this one. It’s a good tea for people who are just getting in to black, i would think as it’s not astringent and it’s not that in your face sort of bold black. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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dear dexter. I hate you just a little. this tea is delicious! (but also on the expensive side) but i want more. I’m torn between sharing with my tea sister terri and drinking up the rest but i’m sure that i’ll send the lsat little bit to her lol. But now of course, i’ve spent the past 30 mins on the tealux website again, building a cart. Because i want more of this and there IS a sale this weekend…and then i could get more of this and share it with tastybrew too…and the girls here because this is yummy! It’s like bolder breakfast only more cocoa-ey and totally straight, whereas bolder breakfast has flavouring.

Seriously…if you like cocoa notes in your tea, just go buy some of this. It’s super tasty!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TastyBrew

Ha ha… I was placing an order in my mind as I read this and then I saw my name. I’ll split an order with you or I can wait patiently for the bbbb. This sounds delicious!

Sil

I’m easy! it’s on the expensive side of things, so i’m happy to just send you a sample so you can try it first.

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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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