4704 Tasting Notes

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
4704 tasting notes

So i wanted to try this again today in order to compare it with one of the teas i received in my swap. I am still digging the lemon creaminess of this one, though i still need to do a comparison with lime chiffon to see which i like better. This one is both lemoney and creamy and it’s great that it’s a rooibos blend :)

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drank Guavalicious by T by Daniel
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This one is a little disappointing. I’d really hoped for more out of this. I steeped it in water that was a little under boiling to prevent the astringency that raritea mentioned. There is guava taste to this but it’s more in the aroma than in the taste of the tea. I almost think this might have been better as a green tea. I’ve tossed the rest into a cold brew to see how that fares tomorrow.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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33
drank Double Berry Burst by Della Terra Teas
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hmmm yeah this is not the tea for me. I suspect it’s due to the flowers that are in it but then again maybe not. This is like a weird tasting green soap flower almost berry tea. Ick. I’ve tossed the rest of it into cold brew for tomorrow to see if maybe that will bring out the berry flavours. If it does, this might be ok for a summer tea but otherwise…no way.

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drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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Sipdown!

Thanks as always to hesper June for the wonderful swap we shared. I may need to pick up more of this whenever i make it to new york. Overall a nice fruity black blend.

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SIPDOWN!

So let’s talk about how well i was doing at drinking down all those little cups of tea sample that i had in the house. And then… and then! my swap package arrived from Scheherazade and now…if i want to get my cupboard down to 190 before dinosara gets back from vacation, i’m looking at 9 sipdowns a day! bwahahaha now sure i’m going to even get close to that but i’ll keep trying :)

This tea has a bit much hibiscus in it but i still like the cinnamon spiciness of this tea.

CrowKettle

Oh, good! I was starting to get very curious about your average. :)

Sil

haha crowkettle. I think if my swap hadn’t arrived from Scheherazade, then i would have been fine because i was only looking at 6 a day. 9 pushes it a little high.

Cavocorax

That’s crazy. I hope you have a lot of tea ready for sipdowns. I went through a lot but now most of mine are multiple cups away from sipdown. Seems like you’re rocking it!

Sil

i have a lot that will take me 2-3 days to sipdown. but hey…goal with dinosara is 190 but i’ll be happt even i just manage to get down to 200

Cavocorax

Yeah, 200 is a nice round number. Just so long as you can stay under that. I guess you don’t want those samples from JoonSusanna expedited over, eh? :P I’m just happy all my orders came in and I’m still under 100 (although I’m eying the Zen Tea sale…)

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Sipdown! Final verdict on this tea? Not for me. The taste is artificial and has a strange aftertaste.

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drank Cacao Tea by Cha
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Sipdown!

Thanks to rarietea for a sample of this one! I’m not sure if herbal infusions is selling this at their store or if its another version of this but I want more. It’s totally like when you make hot chocolate from cocoa powder on the stove top. I’m sure if I added just a bit of sugar it’d be exactly like that. But I don’t want the sugar, I just want the roasty goodness of this. Oh this is super tasty if that’s what you’re looking for.

Also, the sample packaging was super cute. Little glass bottle with a cork top!

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drank Kagoshima Japanese Black Tea by Tealux
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Sipdown!

So I totally understand why kittenna and Indigobloom don’t like this as much as me. This is a black that I actually find nice. It’s not overly strong, and there are notes of sweetness hiding in the tea. It’s not a must have for my cupboard but I wouldn’t be opposed to picking up more. If I had more than a sipdown, I totally would have sent some to terriharplady :) overall a really nice afternoon cup of tea.

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drank Blue Unicorn Reserve by Tealux
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Sipdown!

Soooo again, no recollection of who let me try this one, I’m assuming raritea based off the notes on this one but if not, sorry! So this one? Tastes like not much of anything to me. I’m thinking this is maybe too subtle for me today and my taste buds are sort of off, but I didn’t realize it with the stronger teas I’ve had today? I mean its dead smack in the middle of its tea. Ill have to pick up some more of this sometime and see if I get anything out of it later.

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drank Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha by 52teas
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Sipdown and that was a giant cup of no thank you. I tried airing i out but it didn’t help.

whatshesaid

Oh really?? I thought you liked this one?

Sil

I did…but i think the reblends are just not right. I’ve lowered the rating because on some level, while airing out the bags appears to have helped some folks, i think consistency and time should be taken when reblending and sending out tea. So until/unless i have a batch that is back to the deliciousness that it was, i don’t feel fair letting it sit at a higher rating. If that makes sense.

Fjellrev

Aww that’s too bad, but I think that’s fair adjusting the rating. I just ordered more from the latest batch so I hope it will be better. The one he made back in the fall was fantastic.

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