4644 Tasting Notes

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drank Blazing Strawberries by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks to kittenna for this sample.

All i have to say is seriously? People drink this? UGH i’m not sure if it’s the sample i have or what but it pretty much smells like a dog’s butt and doesn’t taste all that great either. Maybe bamboo teas just aren’t my thing. ick. Ah well, at least it’s another one off the list! woot woot!

Fjellrev

Haha I think we have similar taste buds because bamboo tastes off to me too, like cellar. Bamboozled made my taste bud’s die a little inside.

Ysaurella

well we are not pandas …why should we eat/drink bamboos ? as we get real teas :)

CrowKettle

Mmm.. dog’s butt. I always though the picture of this tea look like it belonged in a microbiology book, or in a photo collection of bizarre macro shots.

Sil

crowkettle – heh that kinda cracks me up

TheTeaFairy

Haha! this conversation is really funny!

whatshesaid

Wow really? Ew!

Nicole

Mmm-hm. This definitely goes on the shopping list with this amazing description. :)

Sil

Lol Nicole

Terri HarpLady

Nice Review, Sil!

Sil

Sorry it was pretty bad. Lol

Terri HarpLady

Glad I didn’t have to sample that one!

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drank Rouge Provence by Sloane Tea Company
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Sipdown! Yeah that’s right…i’m on a roll this weekend after organizing my cupboard and getting everything sorted out. Of course once i get through these single cup servings it’ll be a MUCH slower process, but it feels good to be getting down….

So this tea? Thanks to indigobloom for the hook up. It pretty much tastes like a nondescript ordinary not very exciting rooibos tea. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing i feel the need to drink again.

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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SIPDOWN! again, not sure who let me try this one. Smells delicious and lemony and then when you brew it..it’s jasmine. flowery.gross. ick. NO!

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SIPDOWN! I think? this is from raritea though i can’t be certain, as at a certain point i stopped noticing who was putting what into my box at our swap.
I vaguely recall being asked if i wanted to try this and i’m 90% certain that even though i pretty much hate earl grey, i wanted to compare it to the earl grey creme from upton that i actually quite like (because it tastes like lemon cream).

This one? much more bergamoty, and i taste more of a vanilla flavour than the lemon i get when i drink the version from upton. I think this pretty much solidifies in my mind though, that me and bergamot? we’re never going to be friends lol

Lala

Well sounds like you are becoming quite the Davids Tea connoisseur.

Sil

lol i blame raritea!

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drank Black Cherry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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mmmmm i had a matcha smoothie of this one today as well. We have a ton of yogurt in the house that needs to be eaten so i thought that the tangyness of the yogurt would go well with this matcha in particular. I am really digging this combo sans frozen banana. :)

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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SIPDOWN! Thanks to courtney for this sample in our swap. Probably not a tea that i would ever choose to pick up on my own. In dry form this smells like candied, caramel popcorn. I steeped this for a long time, as i accidentally got distracted with someone else. The good thing being that this is one of those 5-7 min steeps, so it’ll take a bit of a beating i think.

In liquid form, this smells like caramel popcorn but only the initial taste carries that popcorney kinda of taste. The end of the sip is more like candied apple. While i’m not overly a fan of this, it’s a decent blend and i’m glad to have tried it. Thank you for this one courtney!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank White Rhino by The Tea Emporium
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SIPDOWN!

Had a small cup of this in the morning with breakfast though i’m sorry to say it’s not up my alley. I appreciate Indigobloom passing along a small sample to try though. I’m pretty sure i’m a flavoured matcha kinda girl, though i might find straight green matcha to my liking if i ever get a whishk, et and learn to whisk it properly. lol

Indigobloom

Darn, you know I was hoping to find it a good home haha

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drank Garlic Vanilla by Distinctly Tea
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sipdown!

So this tea had me expecting more. It’s basically a vanilla rooibos that isn’t TOO rooibos-y that has hints of garlic in the after taste. I was really hoping for a more garlic dominated tea just for something interesting to drink. Overall not bad, but obviously nothing relaly workth writing home about either.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
TastyBrew

This just sounds strange! A ginger garlic sounds like a good combo though.

Indigobloom

Might be interesting to cook with!

Sil

There’s a lot more garlic in the after taste as it cooled.

TheTeaFairy

Oooh! Garlic? so unsure about that…

Sil

it was pretty interesting. Not as weird as i thought it would be :)

Kittenna

If you had left it sitting overnight, you would have tasted MAJOR GARLIC. It seemed to intensify the longer it sat.

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mmm having a cup of this as i wake up this morning. It’s been nearly three days off together with the other half, which is pretty much unheard of around here! He’s sleeping in a bit so i’ve got time to get a few things going before we make awesome breakfast today! I’m also hoping to have time in there to make some banana bread for the week woot!

I still really enjoy this one, though i don’ think i’m catching nearly all the deliciousness everyone else is. IE. stick this or lasohan black in front of me and i’m good either way. Both are delicious and both taste pretty similar to me.

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Oh my god. This is so good. I had a craving for this one ever since the first cup. So much cakey delicious goodness.

Nicole

Tell me about it! I had to order some after trying the sample Emilie shared with me. Had 2 cups this afternoon. Sooooo good!

Sil

It resteeps really nicely too! Thank god

Indigobloom

It sounds so intriguing!!

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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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