5793 Tasting Notes

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drank Cotton Candy by Della Terra Teas
5793 tasting notes

Stupid sprinkles. Altogether one I’m sneaking from Kittenna…this one smells like a giant bag of melted sprinkles and not like cotton candy at all. Tis is one that needs to steep for a bit longer since at a shorter steep I could taste that familiar rooibos taste. After steeping it for a little longer this became a better cup, but still doesn’t quite remind me of cotton candy. I think frank did a better job of it with his black tea base. Skill though, a pleasant cup AND is my 995th tea tasted lol

Terri HarpLady

cotton candy….sprinkles….just 2 forms of the same thing: sugar

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drank Mojito Italiano by Della Terra Teas
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This one smells sooooo delicious! (Another tea I snuck from Kittenna) but the end result is not nearly as tasty as I wish it were. There’s an after taste here that reminds me of soap…I’m sure it’s the coconut. Too bad as this had the potential to be delicious! Thanks Kittenna!

Kittenna

Oh no! Soapy is not good.

Sil

you like coconut though… so you’ll probably like it

Kittenna

Not soapy coconut :(

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drank Blueberry Creme by Della Terra Teas
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Snuck a small cup of this one from kitenna’s tea. The label says creamy blueberry, but I’m going to assume this is just a name changed tea since its looks the same. This one smells amazing…and man is it a creamy blueberry tea. This one makes me wish it was ice cream I was eating. Pretty darn good, though it won’t replace orange cream for me heh

Kittenna

Whaaaaat, same tea?! Gypped. At least I like it.

Kittenna

Actually, I think it doesn’t have the black tea in it, so you may want to move it to Creamy Blue (and by that I mean create a listing for it, haha).

Sil

meh. it’s logged and i’m not allowed to drink any more :P

tea-sipper

I just thought of this blend!

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drank Citrus Splash by Della Terra Teas
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too floral for me. It smells like potential and this disappointed. I’m hoping that some of the more recent teas from Della Terra will prove to be tastier.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Chai by The Boston Tea Company
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teabag sipdown! which totally brings me down to 205…mwahahahaha this is another one from CHAroma! I wish i could say this was a tasty bagged chai but i think i’m suffering from intense dislike of cloves at the moment since that’s all i felt like i was tasting. Oh well, they can’t all be winners!

Indigobloom

Dang nabit! Your delivery put me at 215

Sil

You realize that’s not all your tea either? There are another few here that you’re splitting with Kittenna/cavocorax etc…

Indigobloom

I know. Ack!! I was hoping to get some sip downs this weekend but I decided to add as few to my cupboard as possible so have been going through the box and trying what I can first…

Terri HarpLady

(smiling & chuckling to myself)

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drank Lime Jello Salad Green Tea by 52teas
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SIPDOWN! (206) Nothing much more to say about this one, besides it was a good run. If i can get through one more tea tonight, i’ve promised myself that i can go snooping through kittenna’s della terra order that is at my house currently and try some of those…yes she’s aware i’m planning on doing this lol

keychange

Suuuuure she is!
Just kidding :D. Glad you’re getting through your stash!

gmathis

Crazy association, but that jello picture reminds me of an odd canned item we saw at the import grocery store today: “Tasty Grass Jelly.” Don’t believe I’m brave enough to try it.

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inspired by keychanges review i opted to pull this one out to take with me over to the mall. I have some errands to run, so i need a good tea to get me through it. I despise going to the mall. I also placed a tiny order with Stacy this morning to add to the cup she is sending me from the garage sale. If i’m shopping i figure i might as well grab 2 teas that i haven’t officially tried yet heh.

I am sill loving this tea. While it IS different from last year’s harvest, it’s still as delicious and wonderful. It’s sweetness in a cup. Love it!

Edit: i love the re-steeping of this one..had another 3-4 cups of it once i got home..AND even my other half declared this one “pretty tasty” (high praise indeed)

keychange

Isn’t it heavenly? do you drink yours plain?
I really need to guzzle the remainder of my samples and place my order soon, but I’m going on a picnic today and am also heading to Costco for a much-needed “just moved” trip. Have fun at the mall (even though you hate hsopping, your tea will make pretty much everything seem worthwhile). And stacy’s having a garage sale?

keychange

Oooh, and what else did you order from stacy?

Sil

there’s a link on her website with a few garage sale items…last link on the right. :) I’ve asked her to send me some of the new breakfast blend and Azzrian’s Hoppitea. There isn’t much missing from my cupboard in terms of stacy’s teas besides the teas that i don’t have a preference for. I was going to order more caramel vanilla assam as well, but i’ll wait until black friday for that since i just recently picked up a huge order from stacy heh

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drank Yunnan Pu-Erh by PureAromaTea
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I. Figured since yesterday was Darjeeling heavy, today could be puerh heavy to try and start working through all of the puerh samples that I’ve accumulated from various people and companies. I’ve got a few set aside to try and drink over the week as well.

This is a sip down because I’m sending the rest either to Terri or through the BBB box for for them to try. I brewed this as a 2 min steeps flat out since the package instructions don’t mention gongfu style. I’ve been sipping on multiple steeps of this over the morning and its a pretty good average puerh to drink. It doesn’t have the nuances that some of the mandala puerhs I’ve tried has, but as a result this is a pretty good puerh to treat like a bold black for first thing in the morning. There is a sense of hay from this one but mostly it’s just a bold and relaxing cup for this cooler almost fall morning. Another solid offering from pure aroma – I haven’t been disappointed with any of their teas really.

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drank Mandarin White Puerh by Carytown Teas
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Oh man. Thank you shmiracles for sending this one along. This is a fantastic little puerh. Another tea that i’ve been siping on this morning as a contrast to the other two darker puerhs i’ve had. The aroma of this one is light and refreshing and totally mandarin. This one tastes like the essences of mandarin – it’s not artificial (which it shouldn’t given it’s just absorbed the oils from the rind) and it’s subtle. I will for sure be exploring more of this type of puerh for when i need something that’s less strong and dark. thank you shmiracles!

Edit: this resteeps quite nicely and even after the 4th or so steep the manadarin was still coming through, though it was becoming a heavier cup of tea

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Sipdown! Finally finishing off the last of this one from Gracebtlb I am loving this! It’s not as dark as the yunnan puerh i had this morning and it certainly smells like roasty chocolate. It doesn’t have the weight that the other one has, but it’s still a dark puerh. It’s got chocolate notes running through the steepings that, as i move through the steepings, give way to a sweeter caramel like taste. I’m not sure if this is one garrett still has for order, but i would pick this one up for sure! bumping the rating a bit :)

Garret

I believe that there is still one or two of these beengs left in the vault! Yahooooo!!!! And I saved one back for myself, too!!

Sil

hmmmm good to know :) Looking forward to all the other delicious samplings from you that i have. If only there were more time at work to be having gonfu sessions heh

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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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