7480 Tasting Notes

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
7480 tasting notes

keychange sent this one to me a while back and i haven’t had a chance to sit and drink it yet lol I picked it for today’s morning tea because, well my “morning” was this afternoon so i needed something black but i wanted to try something new. This fit the bill perfectly. I was hoping for a little more smokey flavour from this but it was a nice robuts, cup of tea. I might be willing to drink this now and then when i order from Harney here and there. Overall, happy with this one! thanks for sharing keychange! i haven’t forgotten about the other teas you sent either! haha

keychange

Glad you liked it-I still need to try it also! LOL. Now go get some sleep!

Sil

haha not quiet… we did a bike ride today and watched a movie. now i’m trying to have a very chill evening and do a bit of wedding investigating..

Sil

er not quite… eep

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94
drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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the only other tea i brought with me tonight…and for some reason, it’s slightly sweet…almost like licorice root sweet..and it’s making me not happy….and grumpier than i already am. BAH!

Final Count: 141 (at least let’s just call this tasting note the cut off time…the night/day it’s all blending in to one blur…)

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95
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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brought this one in with me today to testing overnight. It’s only midnight and i’m ready to pass out. 6-8 more hours to go…..oh goodie. Only good side is that i can take a cab home….but then of course i have to ethier have a really little nap..or try to just stay awake until the evening so that i’m not up all night tomorrow because i slept all day. good times. mostly this was just a tasty happy moment in my evening…. which is still sooo much more to go

Cavocorax

Glad you had happy tea with you AND that they made you happy. :D Swinging your shifts around like that is totally lame.

Sil

sadly i only have 1 more sil sized cup of this… and my new harvest hasn’t shipped yet…and even after it does it’ll be 10 more days… at least i have LB genmaicha which is sort of similar..

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83
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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Almost done my batch of this from December, though i’ve got more from January and another batch coming from the spring lol. This will likely not be a sipdown in the near future as a result. This was the last tea i managed before leaving the house, and i’m pretty sure it won’t be enough to keep me going. lol

VariaTEA

You can do it, Sil!!

Sil

it’s only 7 and i’m falling asleep….if i’m lucky i’ll be home by 8am

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71

I drank this and something else before leaving the house….but i ..wait nm now i remember what it was lol. Testing is well underway so far but man, this is going to be a rough night. things are progressing slow, so there’s like 14-16 hours left of being in a cold-ish room, in the middle of nowhere, close to nothing else not much to drink/eat that is delicious. this tea gets more and more average the more i drink it. on the whole, i’m pretty much done with drinking it i think. just not a long term tea to have a around, but nice enough from time to time..

bizbee1

I am looking for a nice daily vanilla to replace one from a now defunct company but maybe this isn’t it. I like a daily vanilla to add some sweetness to the day

Sil

this isn’t sweet vanilla. this is a darker vanilla. check angrboda’s notes for vanilla teas :)

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74
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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mmm today this is working well for me. I think it’s because the flavouring is down at the bottom of the bag. Still not overly a fan of 52 teas – i find that frank doesn’t seem to be consistent across his teas and batches.

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82
drank Pumpkin Milkshake 2.0 by Butiki Teas
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almost out of this one. While i’m trying to get a few sipdowns in, i also have a lot of teas that are 3-4 cups away from a sipdown so i need time to actually drink and enjoy the teas a fefw more times before they can be sipdowns. Since i have a bunch of new stacy teas (squeeeee!) incoming, i’m trying to drink up a few of the others that i have in my cupboard, especially since they roll in to my 6 month goal for july haha. This isn’t my favourite, but it’s not bad. I think i prefer the pumpkin creme brulee over this one, but it’s still tasty!

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82
drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
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Another tea from this morning…bought myself a little time before having to head in for work, so i’m enjoying the ability to have a few more cups of good tea before i’m stuck with just my travel mugs and anything i can make between testing. :) i quite enjoy this one, though it’s not as delicious as my mousse au chocolat. but where that one is a blissfully delicious dark chocolate, this one is closer to a milk chocolate for me. :)

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drank English Caramel by Lupicia
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Going to have to play with this one a little. It’s not a bad tea but it’s a little bitter and not as creamy caramel like that i want in a caramel tea. I’ll see what i can do though as i play with this a little more.

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mmmm thanks for sharing this one with us Terri! I’m trying to kick my morning off right and get in a few delicious cups of tea before i’m stuck with trying to find a few mins tonight to brew up more. I’m onsite at work from 10am to 5am so i need my good tea vibes. While i’ve enjoyed this one a bunch, i’m not sure it’s something i need to keep in stock in my cupboard. there are a few other from YS that i’ve enjoyed a lot more via my tea sister. that being said, this is still a really enjoyable cup of tea!

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