5357 Tasting Notes

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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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drank Sunrise Sensation by sTEAp Shoppe
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another steap shoppe tea that reminds me of the others, but this one doesn’t see too bad. I need to have this again though as work interrupted me. When there’s 1.9 billion dollars at stake…you tend to ignore the tea lol

oh well…tomorrow is another day!!!!!!

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drank Smokey Mountain sTEAp by sTEAp Shoppe
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SIPDOWN! and that ladies and gents, puts me at 200. Not that i’ll stay there for that long since i have birthday orders to come in july and there’s a mini package coming from nxtdoor that will likely be here tomorrow. So I need to keep on drinking! But now…now i just need to try and aim for drinking things that i have lots of, at least more than 2-3 cups of.

This tea? It’s not bad but it’s not great. It’s actually a little watered down for me more than anything, and i believe that i added a bit of extra leaf. There’s a nice smokey flavour to this, but i just want it to be a bit…“more”

Fjellrev

Congrats on 200 haha

Nxtdoor

It’s gonna be a nice weekend. Take your fruit teas and make ice tea pitcher. Take it outback with a book and you’ll be finishing a lot of teas in no time. Unless of course, you have to do a release again :)

OMGsrsly

Go you! :)

Sil

Nxtdoor-oh no it’s all about the vacation! There will be no Toronto…hola Cuba! Fiend is coming over to house sit and get away from her roomates and then we run away! Woot woot!

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quick catch up on my tasting notes before bed. Got stuck on call so the only thing i could concentrate on was chatting with my technology friends and painting my toes lol which is SO unlike me… girly, i am not.

Tried this one cold brewed, and while i like it better than hot brew, i’m still not in love with it..but it’s decent.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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sipdown! finished this off as a cold brew.. ick. sorry lala this is not the tea for me! There’s something in the blend that doesn’t mesh wll with the other flavours. ah well, there are always other teas!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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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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