5079 Tasting Notes

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drank Pear Toscano by Tea Time
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So this is another tea that i opened up yesterday to try. when i brewed it up, it smelled REALLY rooibosy, so i was a bit worried..however in drinking this, the rooisbos taste isn’t nearly as present as the aroma would have you believe and this turns in to a rather pleasant rooibos pear tea. Could it be MOAR pear like for me? for sure! but it’s not bad :)

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drank Honey Rooibos by Ceylon Tea Bush
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sooo this was the other tea i had last night before passing out because i figured honey was good…and no caffeine was probably good. the best part about this tea was that it got me to my goal of 95 teas in July! woot woot!

i remember this being pretty tasty. not overly rooibos like but with a sweetness to it and at times an almost spicy note…but not really. not sure how to describe it. either way, this was a decent end cap to yesterday!

Final Count: 97 (surprise cavo teas!)

OMGsrsly

Yay! Go Sil go! :)

VariaTEA

95!! Congrats!! And I am glad my tea helped you get there :P

Sil

now… a month to get through 5 more..though i may make a stretch goal of 10 since september will be a bust for me..already back up to 97 lol

Cavocorax

I only sent two at least! And if you cold-steeo our surprise tea, I’m sure you’d get through it fairly soon! (So I don’t feel bad about it at all! Hahah). I think after getting through 80+ teas in one month, FIVE in another should be ok… Even if they’re 1 oz each or something like that.

Sil

it’ll be 5 to go down…but that’s in addition to the teas i buy. hahahaha. there’s 7 coming from teavivre, and i know i’ll be picking up at least 5 from tea gschewrwer…and there are 3 coming from verdant for the blends club haha

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
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Another backlog from yesterday…almost caught up haha. Not much new to say on this one..it’s chestnut, it’s delicious :) yay lupicia!

Cavocorax

I should have stuffed mine into your surprise bag because it seems to be one you really enjoy and I don’t. Idk. Guess I’m not into nutty tea? Unless the leaves are falling?

Sil

Haha no. I good with what I had. It’s a fall tea for sure but given I’m sick, I’m glad I’m tasting it. I prefer lupicias oolongs. Hahaha shhhhhh

Lariel of Lórien

I didn’t realize the word for brown also meant chestnut.

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87
drank Happy Banana by RiverTea
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this was another backlog from yesterday. this is one that i’ll order again, when i want a really sweet, banana treat lol it’s tasty and delicious, just heavy. soooo heavy!

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mmmm while this claims to be a lightly smoked tea, there is something in this cup such that, while i agree, it’s also a smoke that lingers, so it feels, after drinking it for a while that it’s more smokey than it is. i hope that made sense. lol I am digging this one, even without my usual maple syrup addition, as i wanted to try this without additions first. I can see this being a possible hit with my tea sister terri :)

this is sweet and smokey and slightly malty. I am really enjoying taking the time to drink my norbu teas today :)

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drank Je t'aime by Nina's Paris
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another backlog from yesterday – i’ll get through them eventually. i added a little vanilla powder to this one and it made it that much tastier yesterday! i’ll need to remember that in future…now if i could just find my vanilla bean so that i could add it to my vanilla citrus spice. :(

Miss Starfish

Vanilla powder? Do tell… Is that powdered vanilla beans or something different?

Sil

pretty sure it’s just ground vanilla beans. really concentrated…delicious. I also have vanilla black sugar

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drank Eugene Breakfast by J-TEA
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backlog from yesterday. I’ve been really happy with this tea. I’m also super glad that my sipdowns are basically over so i can focus back on my BBB Box teas that i’ve been neglecting, especially if they are like this one! thanks again TB :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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backlog from yesterday – i’m fighting off “sick” so yesterday i was too exhausted to do anything but go to bed when i got home late from work. This was, thankfully, one of my teas from yesterday and got me through the day!

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VariaTEA – this one might work better for you. This particular assam from Norbu is maltier than the other i had this morning, and a little smoother. It’s still got a medium sort of heft to it, but it’s quite tasty, especially if you drink it hot. Cooled, i can see this working incely as a cold brew iced tea in the summer with lemon and honey heh.

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having finally had a chance to try this one, i can understand why VariaTEA found this too bitter for her tastes. She’s a newbie to the dark side, and i can see why this wouldn’t be a happy thing for her palatte. This is 100% a bold, brisk, assam with a bit of astringency. However, on my side of things, this is a great sort of morning tea. There’s just enough kick to get you going and it’s not overly astringent – but there is some there. I do enjoy these norbu teas…just wish they had sampler sizes :)

NofarS

+1 on the sampler sizes, and +1 on loving Norbu tea.

Sil

that’s all because of your awesome swap with terri!

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