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4043 Tasting Notes

drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
4043 tasting notes

…aaand now it’s gone. thanks again to courtney for sharing a little bit with me so that i could reconfirm that i still like this, AND try out her LB + Cacao creation. Both are delicious and both make me want moar…naaaaaao! only i’m being good and trying to drink up more of my tea! Maybe i’ll treat myself to an order at the end of March if i can get through my old teas! old of course is relative since i only have 2 left from May 2013, 2 left from June 2013 and then i’m in to July 2013! Which was my goal for the end of March along with getting down to 140.

I feel like i’m making good progress lately while still enjoying my teas and not forcing anything with ANY of my goals. Tea is meant to be enjoyed and loved and help me relax so it can’t stop being all of that! :)

Final Count: 138

Fjellrev

That’s a great outlook, and I’ve been trying to do the same, rather than creating this never-ending race in my head to get through all of them. Slow down and enjoy. :)

But damnit, I want, no, need more cacao. Just trying to figure out with whom I should place an order.

Courtney

Good job Sil!

Fjellrev I’m running dangerously low on both Cacao and SCC, and I only got them in a few weeks ago. There are more in the mail now thank goodness. I may as well set up a standing order at this rate.

Fjellrev

Bahaha I know, right? Makes me wonder if I (or we) will ever get sick of them, though.

Courtney

I wonder that too, but then I have mornings like today where to scent of SCC wafting from the Timolino is so intoxicating, even the guy sitting near me commented on how amazing it was haha! I try with so many of my teas not to overdo it and “kill” them though.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, the scent of SCC is incredible. I’m sure he couldn’t believe it was tea haha. Damn, I need to get on an order. Just talking about it makes me want more. :)

Sil

Must. Resist.

Courtney

Resistance is futile.

Fjellrev

If it weren’t for SCC, I’d automatically order with Tisano this very second. Yet they have rose… blargh. Number-crunching time soon.

Courtney

Haha, oh decisions. I don’t like rose so I’ll stick with HI. :P

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drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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had a cup of this tonight while trying to relax with dinner. My only real complaint with this one? want. moar. orange flavour!

Fjellrev

Looks like MOAR is the word of the day. :)

Amariel

I want to try this again. I can’t recall what happened with my original tasting, but it didn’t work out, and I only had one serving of it.

Sil

Swedish chef….but of course!

Terri HarpLady

{smirking in the corner}

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drank Après la pluie by George Cannon
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I opted to try this one tonight as i’m making an attempt to try all my last remaining samples before the next batch gets here. This is a very puerh, puerh. I didn’t really get much of the vanilla or fruit from this one. Ysaurella sent me this one and i’m glad i have more to play with. I enjoyed this, but more as a straight puerh than a flavoured one. haha I’ll have to see if i can coax the flavours out :)

cteresa

I got the flavours out but can not remember what I did – lucky me, maybe beginner´s luck since I am very inexperienced with pu erh. Though I did have it on a rainy day, maybe the magic was in that and the name of the tea!

Sil

i like that as a reason cteresa! :) I’ve got lots to play with and thankfully, it’s a nice puerh so even if i don’t get flavours from it later, i’ll still enjoy it!

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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mini sipdown of this today since i still have a brand new package of this in my cupboard that i picked up in December, BUT at least this older package is finally sipped down! That brings me one step closer to being within 6 months of my oldest teas in my cupboard (not inc. puerhs). I really like this one on cold, dark dreary days since it adds just a splash of sunshine to things :)

Amariel

I want to try this one at some point, probably once it warms up a little more.

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dear courtney….all your smokey teas are belong to me. I very much wanted a smokey tea today and so i pulled this one out since i didn’t want to open the keemun that is in my cupboard. Besides, half a step closer to another sipdown, so yay for that! This + maple as is my usual take on smokey western brew teas and i was a HAAAAAPPPY camper today. yes indeedy! :)

Courtney

Haha thank goodness they’re yours now.

MissB

… are belong to me… love it!

Terri HarpLady

I’m Happy that you’re Happy! :D

Sil

cue the dance minions

Terri HarpLady

Clap along…

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Morning tea for today and so very much needed. I’m exhausted because of the time change and because i didn’t get to bed early enough yesterday. Got distracted watching Helix and The following so i paid for it today. Still glda to have this one in my cupboard and still surprised how quickly i seem to go through 4oz…

VariaTEA

Oh The Following. I have to catch up on this whole season. According to my Dad, it is creepier than the last which is pretty exciting. Hopefully something will live up to the awesomeness of the series opener

Sil

i’m enjoying it so far…

Fjellrev

The same thing happened to me. It took me two hours just to watch the new Walking Dead thanks to crappy streaming, so I’m pretty tired today too.

Terri HarpLady

I haven’t started watching the Following, at least not yet. Our latest series has been True Detectives. We watched the season finale last night.

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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last tea of the evening! final count: 139 gooooo me!

(yadda yadda,,this is good and delicious and still awesome….)

Fjellrev

Good job on 139!

Terri HarpLady

Woohooo! You rock, girl!

Memily

You’re doin’ it! You’re really doin’ it!

VariaTEA

Look at you, closing the gap between us :)

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drank Happy Banana by RiverTea
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mmmmmmm delicious banana bread tea! I had a giant super awesome mug of this tonight while having a relaxing bath. The rest is off to cavocorax because i can. :) Quick way for both of us to try as many Riverteas as possible! :) Hopefully she’ll love this as much as me! heh

Cavocorax

Woohoo! I hope so too!

VariaTEA

I am waiting for a package from Roswell Strange to try some RiverTeas and then I will be placing an order. This will definitely be part of that.

Roswell Strange

I think I’ll be able to send your/Courtney’s packages by the end of the week! :)

VariaTEA

Haha no rush. I imagine there is already tea waiting for me at home so I am in no hurry. Not to mention the traveling teabox will be arriving around the time I do so there will be many things for me to try.

Courtney

Eeee! But yes, no rush on my end either haha.

OMGsrsly

(Seeing “Happy Banana” multiple times in a row in my notices feed is just… OMG. I can’t stop giggling!)

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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i forgot to log this one. I had this much earlier in the day and while it was plesant enough, I think that i’ve outgrown it. It might work better for me with some cacao added to it, but there’s something about the chocolate aspect of this tea that i no longer love as much as i first did. Similar to the chocolate O from the tea spot..my preference for it has waned over time. Dropping the rating since it hasn’t stood the test of time. It’s still a nice blend, but there are others i’d prefer before reaching for this one now.

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drank Wuyishan Black by Steepster
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mmmm i can get behind this tea as a tea from the select box. To have a box full of teas like this, i would maybe pay the 25$. This is a slightly smoky tea..in that it comes across as the memory of smoke…rather than being smokey..combined with the sweet caramel notes, it’s perfect. I don’t get much of the sour cherry from this, but i am a fan… yes..this is lovely. Except, i can’t buy it..soooo booo!

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