4942 Tasting Notes

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drank Blue Mountain Nilgiri by The Tea Spot
4942 tasting notes

sipdown backlog! finished off this one as well over the past couple of days. I think this might be a reorder in a small size just to have a chance to revisit it. thanks again terri!

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sipdown backlog on this one as well. Still a very coconutty blend, which just doesn’t scream “eleven” to me but hey, to each their own :)

Anyanka

I wouldn’t pick coconut for him either. Fish fingers and custard? For real though I think his blend would be strong and maybe tart or nutty. Now I wanna make character blends.

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backlog! Sipdown!

bumped the rating up on this one a little since i enjoyed my last cup of this a little better. Still nothing to write home about but i wouldn’t turn my nose up at it immediately :) thanks again terri!

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drank Cinnamon Swirl Bread by sTEAp Shoppe
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backlog as i’ve been mia for a few

sipdown! on this one and i’m sad to see it go. I’ll be picking up more of it since this is not only a tasty delicious cup of goodness but it resteeps incredibly well. Hard to beat that!

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drank Queen of Hearts by The London Tea Room
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Oh… this is really good. And apparently has bergamot…but not in the way that i dislike bergamot. It’s more like the bergamot that’s in the upton tea that i enjoy.

i’m exausted today. No idea why i came in today. should have worked from home. Looks like my other half made enough of a stink at work today that they’ve given him the time off again..so back to planning mode lol. eesh!

edit: oh yeah..the tea? delicious berry taste, though not so much with the vaniilla. I do like how this one blends together though it’s berry without being overly sweet or too generically fruity.

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drank The Sweet Life by PureAromaTea
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Getting sooo sleepy so my apologies for the poor tasting note on this one. Especially as a first tasting note.

1) this tea is like a smorgashboard of fruit chunks! It really does look like either a bag of candies or something that should be at the bottom of a cereal box lol.

2) not sure how they managed it but yes, this particular combination of fruit leaves a largely vanilla marzipan taste. Which is funny because i quite enjoy this tea (though it makes me sneeze a little) while i hate marzipan lol The tail end of the sip does turn slightly fruity though.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Kittenna

I also don’t care for marzipan, yet like how it works in this tea. Interesting!!

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drank Red Berries by PureAromaTea
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Hmmmm so this tea smells delicious when you open it. The berry smell really is nice. I originally picked this up from purearoma because i need to find a few more teas for the evening as well as teas i can cold brew. The other portion of my sample will be going towards a cold brew, though i suspect the hibiscus may come out a little strong as a cold brew.

…but i digress. One this is brewed up, it has a lovely fruity taste to it, though there is the taste of the hibiscus at the tail end of the sip. I suspect a dash of sweetner would smooth that out though and make this a lovelier brew. I just got carried away and finished drinking it before i got around to trying it haha. Still digging the samples from purearoma. Also LOVE that they’re resealable. and in super awesome thick bags.

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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I decided to celebrate Stacy launching her custom tea section, with another couple of cups of my tea. it’s ben a while since i’d had any for myself, instead i’ve been sending a lot of it out in swamps for others to enjoy and get a taste of what stacy can do. This was for sure a hard taste to capture, which is why i think a lot of strawberry rhubarb teas fall flat for me. Not the case here – plus it’s a black base! YAY! Once i pick up some of the final version i’ll start rating it in stacy’s other entry but for now..i’ve got this one..and probably still uh 3oz left of it or something silly like that heh

graceatblb

Custom teas? That sounds awesome. When is it launching?

Sil

heh i’m misleading you grace, apologies. I’m so very tired tonight. Stacy has added my tea as well as sasha’s to the website, but in the description she’s shared a link to the stories of how each tea came to be. Basically she’s started putting up some of the blends that have been inspired by customers. :) this one and thanks for the licorice is up as of today! So you can stop hoarding now lol

graceatblb

Same here. Today was a migraine sleep day so I’m pretty out of it too. So I probably read that quite wrong in my medicated haze :)

But yay! I am going to have to break my buying hiatus to buy both of those teas, aren’t I?

Sil

lol we just placed a shared butiki order this month and i’m already considering picking up mine, the licorice chai, the banana walnut, the new assam and possibly 1-3 of the new darjeelings going up tomorrow lol

Sil

oh and it was my dad’s birthday yesterday and he informed me that of all the black teas that i gave him at christmas, the taiwanese assam from stacy is his favourite…so i likely need to pick up 4oz of that for dad or something lol

graceatblb

Darjeelings? Oh doodles. I also need more of the Irish Breakfast tea. And the Taiwanese Assam. And Grandpa’s Anytime Tea. And I have to try the Japanese Pu’erh. It’s going to be a big order. My credit card is going to beg for mercy.

Sil

at least it’s shipping to the us for you…though in this case i might make an exception and send mine via my tea mule since it’s been a while lol

tigress_al

That blend sounds wonderful! Congrats on the contest by the way!

whatshesaid

Which is your tea?

Sil

This one! Ruby pie :)

And thanks tigress! It was fun so I hope Stacy does it every year!

whatshesaid

Oh duh! I didn’t even put these two things together lol!! Yay, congrats!!! It sounds delicious!!!

Hallieod

Well, looks as if Steepster started hating me before the crankiness turned general, as it seems to have eaten the comment I posted earlier! Admittedly it was just an admission that I’d read the whole Butiki post about the competition (and winner!) without realising it was you, Sil. But still. Well done! :)

Sil

haha NP. in my other life i’m a spy. hiding in plain sight from everyone

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drank Perfectly Pear by Sloane Tea Company
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Had a cup of this one tonight and it just wasn’t all that great. I have no idea if i’m so tired that i just did something silly or what. drinkable but not exactly much flavour going on or anything. hmmm

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SIPDOWN! (242) Thanks mercuryhime for sharing this one with me. I tried the last of this as a cold brew and it was pretty tasty. Still no grapefruit taste to speak of but it’s quite a nice vanilla citrus tea. :) Probably not a re-buy but i for sure wouldn’t turn this down!

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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.

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