4673 Tasting Notes

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nothing says HELLO WORLD! like a freezing rain storm first thing in the morning. I’ve been up for a while managing more issues with work but finally have two minutes to spare to log a couple of teas i had this morning. I tried this in latte form today because of the weather and it was alright. Still not my favourite because the flavouring is sort of “meh” but it’s not a BAD matcha. There are just others that i would drink first :)

whatshesaid

Good to know, because it SOUNDS awesome

TastyBrew

I bought this with the black base and can’t seem to like it much either.

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drank Berry Berry Nice by Yumchaa
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thank you to Scheherazade who let me try some of this in our swap! This one smells like rooibos when it’s in dry form and brewing but once you take a sip of this its full of delicious berry goodness! This is more a red fruit rooibos than blue fruit but overall it’s just a happy fruity goodness time. That is my official stance. and now? now i’m tired. seriously behind in sipdowns but at least i managed a couple today with some steps towards being able to finish a bunch up over the next couple of days..216 and counting, though i think i’m slightly less as i lost track of a few things i suspect.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

How many more days? And you’re aiming to reach 200, right? :)

Sil

I have until Saturday evening, and I think technically the challenge was 190 :)

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drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
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So i’ve discovered…that i can only drink this if i add sugar, which i generally never do. Without the added sweetness to bring the flavours out, this is a like a very boring, bland, icky cup of average not so exciting black tea. Add a wee bit of sweetner and all the flavours that were hiding, come out to play! much better, but i still dislike having to add sugar. Rating bumped up a wee bit.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec
Hallieod

I was seriously considering buying this one just a few hours before you posted, and am very glad I didn’t now!

Sil

Some are really enjoying it. It’s pretty meh for mE, middle of the road.

Hallieod

Not worth the risk of shipping to Ireland, anyway! But I appreciate your fairness. :)

Sil

I could send you some if you like

Hallieod

Thank you! That’s very generous of you, but I think I’ll hold off until I get some teas here I can send to people in return.

Sil

If you change your mind, happy to send you some if you drop me a quick pm. If it makes you feel better i can always send you some with a promise that you can send me something in return by the end of the year lol (i’m not fussed about it, i have lots of teas and just like trying new things)

Terri HarpLady

I only wanted to try this while watching the Doctor :)

ashmanra

I actually really liked this tea! And I served it to hubby and a friend and they liked it, too. I wonder if it is different tastes or different batch that is making the difference?

ashmanra

Hallieod: if I can get a sample of this to my future skn-in-law by tomorrow he could bring it to N. Ireland and mail it to you, but I don’t know that I will see him before he goes back! I will definitely give him some for you if I see him. He leaves the US Saturday.

Sil

ash – i’m send her some this weekend for sure

Hallieod

Thanks to Ashmanra – I didn’t update here because Sil sent me a PM, but kind of glad I didn’t as it’s fun to see these worldwide tea-related connections! (My younger daughter was born in NC.)

ashmanra

Sil: Great! I won’t get to see him after all. He has been really sick during this visit so they are taking today to do a little touring.

Halliday: that is awesome! My daughter met her beloved when he was an exchange student at her college. She later found out that his uncle who lives in Dublin has come to a town just down the road from us for many years. Where in NC were you?

ashmanra

Hallieod: well, now we know what autocorrect changes your username to!

Hallieod

Gotta love autocorrect! Will move over to PM so as not to flood Sil with comments.

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drank Enchanted Forest by Yumchaa
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sipdown!

I decided to cold brew the last of this one the other night to see how it holds up as a cold brew. Overall? Not a bad brew. It’s still to “tea like” for my other half to appreciate it, but I could certainly enjoy this cup hot or cold in the long run. It’s fruity and not terribly floral, thank god! Greeted a sweetness to it as well that is only enhanced with the addition of a little bit of sugar. I’m Happy I got the chance to try this one out!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Pu-erh Vanilla Mint by Tealux
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I’m not sure how i feel about this one. It’s minty for sure, but not overly vanilla-y. There’s an under taste to this though that is weird. it might be the mint mixing with the puerh and vanilla… not sure.

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drank Adventure by Yumchaa
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mmm this is tasty…well that’s what i remember thinking but then i got distracted on my conference calls tonight and forgot to pay more attention to it. I picked this up in my swap with Scheherazade and i still have a bit mroe to have again so better tasting note then i promise!

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drank Chocolate Flake Tea by Teapigs
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i received this tea in my swap with Scheherazade and busted it out at work today since i had not a whole lot of time for anything! To be fair i did end up steeping this for like 10+ minutes by accident but i don’t think it suffered for it. This is a pretty sweet tea. I didn’t get a chance to try it with milk, but it’s like eating a piece of chocolate cake. It’s not going to be my favourite tea but it’s pretty decent if you’re looking for that absolutely chocolatey sweet tea!

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drank Raspberry Cream by 52teas
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Backlog from this afternoon. Trying to relax tonight a bit before my calls with China tonight. It’s been a busy week that is soooo nearly over. Still enjoying this one even without much “cream” in it.

Also mixed the last little bit of this with the last little bit of the other tea i’m about to log for some chocolate raspberry goodness!

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This tea makes me happy. happy happy happy. I can’t even explain why but it’s so delicious and yummy. it’s like drinking cake.

Edit: This resteeps really nicely too mmmmm

whatshesaid

I got a 2 oz bag in the mail today. WEEE!

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drank Keemun by Red Blossom Tea Company
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mmmm pulled this one out of the cupboard today since i’m not having my usual matcha smoothie. I wanted a good solid kick you in the face kind of bold tea to get me going. What i really like about this one are the almost smokey notes that are present throughout the sip. It’s nothing like a lapsang souchong but it adds a depth of character to the tea that I can really get behind this morning. mmmmmm

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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