6406 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown! (143) But not for long since there is more on it’s way :) I did a bit of math this morning and with the 45 teas i picked up this weekend i need to do roughly 41 sipdowns by dec 15 for my cupboard to remain under 150. This is really just because orders from the US tend to take 10 business days to arrive. My goal really is to keep my cupboard under 150 through to the end of the year and then, focus on making sure i continue having no tea older than a year in the house. Ideally i’ll work down to a 6 month period now that i’ve landed on what my preferences are and have a better idea of what i like/don’t like. Also, puerhs don’t count haha.

The last of this little bit is off to Nicole since she hasn’t experienced yezi teas yet. :) I quite like this one – malty with cocoa notes :)

Dinosara

Haha I have no hope of staying under 100… not in the least because I have no easy sipdowns left. But I’m ok with that!

Sil

all i hear is “Sil you can catch up with me!” :)

Dinosara

Haha not with 45 more teas coming!

Nicole

Woohoo! :)

Sil

I’ll take that as a challenge dinosara ;) I like motivation haha

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The lovely Nicole sent this to me and I figured having both Hugo blacks in the house was a good excuse for a sipdown and a comparison :)

I prefer this version to the mornings journey, if only because this has more oomph. I only steeped it for 3 mins because I didn’t bother to look anything up. Haha. This is malty and robust…it’s not bitter, it’s not astringent. There’s a flavour hidden in the brew that makes it different from your average every day malty cup. It’s somewhere between sweet and sour and makes my mouth tingle haha. Thanks so much for sharing Nicole!

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Nicole

Woot! Glad they got there and you enjoyed this one. :)

Terri HarpLady

I need to get some of this to sample, especially while I still have a little of the Organic Morning’s Journey to compare it to, just for fun.

Sil

Terri – they’re both delicious in my opinion…i like this one a little more, but if they were both around still, there would be room for both in my cupboard because they’re different

Terri HarpLady

That’s good enought for me!

Cavocorax

Good to hear you like it. I’ve had my eye on it since Hugo told me that this one was a good replacement for Morning Journey.

Terri HarpLady

Group Hugo order?

Sil

Cavo – they are two different beasts…

Nicole

Or you can have me pick them up for you gals at the store. Don’t know how much Hugo charges from their site but shipping is probably about $8 US for me to send them (and I’ll send them in exchange for swaps…) :P

Nicole

Er.. I can pick up Full Steam since Morning’s Journey is discontinued. And any others you want to try. :)

Sil

haha ok i’ll keep that in mind nicole :)

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This one hit the Sweet spot this morning. I thought it would be fun to compare this older version from Hugo tea with the new version. The orders one was se nt my way by Terri. The first time I had it there was a weird note to it….this time, it’s smooth And delicious with just a slight kick to it. There’s no bitter after taste and on the whole an enjoyable cup, though I won’t bemoan the fact that you can no longer get it. Just happy to have tried it and enjoyed it :)

Terri HarpLady

It is a tasty morning cup, & I love the name :)

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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
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I had a lovely cup of this today – i really need to try stacys other steeping parameters since i always brew it for 4 mins. I quite like this one (for an oolong) and find the more i drink it, the more it grows on me. Looking forward to placing my other orders with stacy tomorrow heh

Butiki Teas

FYI, good thing you had me hold the Carrot Cake for you!

Sil

I saw that….I almost checked to remind you since I know you’re probably going nuts…but I had faith….

Butiki Teas

We actually may have over sold it a little since the orders were coming in too fast but we are going by first come first serve and you definitely have up to 2 ounces. Yep, going a little nuts but good nuts! :)

Terri HarpLady

Do you plan to make any more of it? That’s one of the ones I had planned on getting some of.

Butiki Teas

Terri-unfortunately, we don’t have plans to make any more, at least not any time soon. We are completely out of one of the flavorings used. We might cycle it back in next year though.

Sil

Terri – i will share mine with you!

Terri HarpLady

Sil, I love you! :)

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drank Paul & Virginie by Dammann Freres
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since i’m trying to drink up some of my older teas (feb 2013!), i thought a cup of this one was in order. This tea has for sure grown on me as i’ve had it. Now it’s a delicious blend of fruit and caramel and i really do like drinking it. The only downside is that life is stupidly busy today heh

Cavocorax

Feb 2013 is pretty awesome for older teas!
I’ve got some Tetley bags from … a while ago, but other than those I’m nearly in the same date range as you. Sadly, February is coming up closer than I expected!

Sil

Yeah…I don’t count the puerhs since those can sit and be delicious but I have 3? Teas sitting around from feb….nice thing is I have a gap in the middle of the year lol where I have either ordered no teas or drank them already

Cavocorax

How long is that puerh cake going to last year? Are those things massive?

Sil

that one is 100g…so they’re smaller than you’d think. you CAN get giant ones, but these are it’ll probably last me over a year since 1 little bit does so many infusions.

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sipdown on this one, though it’ll be something i drink all day long. However i didn’t want to lose sight of it, since this was what i started my morning off. The lovely terri sent this my way and i’ve been saving it for a day when i really needed something nice to get me though. Today is that day! and man..first impressions? really amazing! more to come later…

still going… wheee!

Bonnie

Had some of this the other day too. I still have about an ounce left in my stash. Great mood enhancing puerh!

Sil

yeah…i’m really digging it… totally zoning out in work mode with it..just kicking through things!

Terri HarpLady

yeah, this is my favorite puer ever probably…it is a spiritual experience :)

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drank Imperial Breakfast Blend by Verdant Tea
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I had a cup of this way early this morning to get me going. I’ve got an insane day of work ahead of me followed by the annual christmas party if i decide to go (though either way i’m out the money for the tickets)… I quiet like this blend, though i’m not sure if i like it more than the individual teas that make the blend up. hmmmm i’ll have to give that more thought :)

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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aaand the other morning tea i had and loved and smiled about :)

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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had this one today too..and it was delicious and tasty and saved my afternoon haha. love it!

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drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
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another day…another dollar for black friday spending on tea…not a whole lot i want. Long story short since it’s way past bed time, i had this – latte style because it makes me happy :) I am thoroughly enjoying not fussing with sample sipdowns or finishing off teas…because this is my weekend to drink what i want! haha not that i hate sample sipdowns but i’ve decreased my cupboard a bunch over the past while and work stress = tea is my go too small quiet moments during the day where i can zone out, take a deep breath and stop. for. just. one. sip.

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