5351 Tasting Notes

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drank Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble by DAVIDsTEA
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mmmmm having a cup of this tonight just for fun. I have a plan for my teas to drink down this week so i’m feeling aaaalmost ready for back to work tomorrow. Looking forward to getting back in to a routine of sorts and getting a handle on the new work process for vacation/overtime etc. I do quite like this a bunch – it’s growing on me, though as far as strawberry rhubarb flavouring goes, this is second to Ruby pie from butiki but vastly superior to the ones from 52 teas. Something about canada day says strawberry rhubarb to me…so in the absence of delicious pie or something like that tonight, tea it is! :)

Fjellrev

Good choice for today. Happy Canada Day!

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sipdown! (205) I was under 200 for my goal for the end of June, but the arrival of a small package from nxtdoor means that i’m back slightly over 200 again. However, i figure i’ll be through a couple sipdowns before the weekend rolls by so i should be ok. Of course, that’s provided my verdant birthday order doesn’t arrive…though if it does i can always keep it boxed up until my actual birthday since i’m not sure if i can afford my other bday orders heh.

anyway…i digress on with the tea! So this one? it’s ok. not my favourite, not my least favourite. pretty middle of the road as far as teas that i’ll drink go :) I don’t mind being done with it heh

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drank SBT: Razzleberry by 52teas
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I picked this up a little while back with a small shared order I placed with frank just to try. I figured this would be a good one to try today in light of his “canada day sale.” I brewed this up in the morning before my other half and i headed out for a bike ride for the afternoon so that we could have this when we got back as a refreshing “not just water” fluid to rehydrate. I’m always super thirsty when i get back even though we always pack gatorade as well as a camelbak full of water.

I have to say as far as iced teas go, i was a little disappointed with this one. Not because it’s bad, but because i wanted it to be so much more because of how convenient the bags are that frank has put together. On the plus side i did get two steeps out of the bag, and could likely also have a third if i wanted to top off the first and second one.

This one tastes well enough, though i did have to add sugar to it for the flavours to pop enough for me to really like them. I like the berry ness of this one, though i think i’d probably prefer maybe lime jello or the pink lemonade. Highly tempting just to see how they fare. I’m a big fan of the convenience in frank’s bags, as long as you know to be careful opening them :)

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drank Mango Watermelon Honeybush by 52teas
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Another tea from today – thought that i’d try this one out in celebration of Canada Day! hot, it’s mostly watermelon. I’m curious how the flavour will change as it cools down. i suspect though, that this will be a better cold brewed blend.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

Happy Canada Day! :)

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Alright! time to get back in to the swing of things. First tea since i’ve been back – yesterday I wanted nothing to do with tea, but today i can hear it calling out to me :) We had a blast in Cuba and for the first time EVER i didn’t get a sun burn at all. I’m totally browned…though all that really means is that i now look like most of the population does when they’re NOT sun tanned – think middle of winter white :)

Figured i’d kick today off with one of the teas i took with my to Cuba and go from there. I’m still not entirely organised and ready for back to work tomorrow or for tea drinking….but i’m getting there. First up though, a couple hours of bike riding to be out and about on this fine Canada Day!

Lala

Welcome back friend!

Sil

thanks lala! it’s good to be back!

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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another backlog from last week – i brought this with me to cuba as well as a cold brew or late night drink. I managed to have it a couple of times, though i think i’ve finally figured out that it’s lime chiffon and orange & cream that will be the staple “rooibos” blends from della terra in my cupboard. I just like the tanginess from the lime better and the creamy orange deliciousness.

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backlogging this from last week – drank it a number of times while in Cuba, though the taste was slightly off – likely due to having to “boil” my water via the coffee machine haha

still, a good cup of black, though not my favourite from steven :)

Nxtdoor

Hah! I too had to resort to coffee machine boiling this weekend, while at the hotel watching the parade. It’s funny what we do when desperate, no?

Sil

haha yep. Hope you had a great time at pride this weekend. :)

Terri HarpLady

I’m going to visit my folks in Orlando area in a few weeks, & I absolutely HATE the water there. It’s so full of sulphur that your shower stinks (no bubble baths for a week), my hair never gets clean there, & due to my oversensitivity to chemicals, if I drink the water I swell up like a (expletive deleted) balloon.
In the past I’ve gone through a couple cases of bottled water while there, which is not a good solution perhaps, but at least doesn’t cause my body to freak out. Luckily, they DO have a kettle!

Sil

Hahaha I won’t brush my teeth when I’m in Orlando without using bottled water….I cannot stand the sulphur in their water lol

Terri HarpLady

Oh good! I am not alone! :)

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Sooooo…..I kicked off vacation with this tea. All I can say is that the last half cup with of leaf that I have will be my homecoming tea. And then I will wait…until August when this is back…and them I will buy 4oz….maybe more. And it will be mine! All mine! Mwahahahaha ha
I can’t bump the rating up easily on y phone but this is at least a 99…so incredible and delicious and sweet and tasty and…I want more…nao!

Terri HarpLady

So…what teas did you bring with you? I gotta know!

TastyBrew

I can’t wait for this to come back so I can finally try it!

Sil

Tasty…I’d strongly recommend you pick up some…except that I’m greedy and I don’t want anyone else knowing about it. Lol

It’s a sweet tea….not malty at all. Sooo goods

Terri – uh I think I brought Stevens brahim, lemon chiffon and a 52 teas rooibos. Just enough to start and end my days. I can manage a week without loads of tea. We packed a little late so I wasn’t organized this morning.

High Adventure

Ooh, I’ve got to try this sometime!

Sil

High adventure…it’ll be back in August. :) it’s very good! I highly recommend it even though I don’t want it to sell out lol

Bonnie

Agree! I still have an ounce left! As soon as it arrives, I’m on it!

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drank Keemun by Red Blossom Tea Company
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this + maple syrup = delicious goodness. almost done. no sipdowns today as i had no time for tea. gooodnight steepster friends!

Terri HarpLady

Have a great Vacation!

graceatblb

Maple syrup makes life better :)

Cavocorax

Have a good trip. It’ll be…. quieter… while you are away!

Sil

Lol just go follow 8 more ppl. It’ll make up for it. :) going to miss chatting with everyone in tasting notes and on FB.

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drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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sooo tired. i had this today..and now i need to finish packing and get ready for bed..yaaaaay

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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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