4673 Tasting Notes

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drank Mangalam Assam TGFOP1 by Joy's Teaspoon
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another one that came my way via the BBB Ladies. sadly it wasn’t much to write home about. it’s a sweet sort of assam and not at all what i wanted today. that being said it wasn’t a BAD cup of tea, just…boring? uneventful?

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cavocorax sent this one my way and i was glad. I sort of went off trying mint chocolate chip black teas because i really love stacy’s herbal version. Sadly, this one wasn’t a win for me. it’s a nice enough mint chocolate chip, but it’s not strong or enticing enough for me to pick it up in favour of the herbal version. still though, decent cup of mint chocolate chip tea :)

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This is another lovely sample sent to me by Angel. I needed something straight to give my taste buds a bit of a break since there are another 20 or so samples i want to try and get through today (insanity! and likely not going to happen….) For those who aren’t aware, greens are not my preferred teas, though i am always willing to give them a shot. Plus, these leaves are super cute! I love the dry smell of this tea…just like fresh grass…but not cut :) Brewed up, this is a really nice cup of tea, though not as delicious as the dragonwell that Angel sent my way. there’s a sharpness to this tea that reminds me a little of that medicinal taste you sometimes get at the end of cough medicine… it’s still a nice enough cup, but i’d take the dragonwell first please :)

Stephanie

I like the sharp tartness. I think it reminds me of tart cherries.

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drank Sunset by CaesarsTea
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another one from variaTEA and i have to say, i am not getting mango or strawberry here lol for me, this tastes like a cup of peach tea. It’s fairly pleasant though, not quite what i was expecting. still though, nice to try something new heh

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drank Peppermint Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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thank you VariaTEA i added this to some milk today, since when you’re trying to drink the world, why not throw in some matcha as well lol this one is actually pretty tasty. It’s like liquid candy cane in my cup haha. I’m sort of in the same boat as OMGsrsly – in that i’ve gone off of flavoured matcha. however, since i haven’t had any in a while this was a nice treat :)

VariaTEA

Glad you enjoyed it. It came to me via Roswell Strange :)

Roswell Strange

And I got it from akgrowngirl :)

VariaTEA

The travelling matcha!

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VariaTEA is awesome and let me try all the firefly blends. i haven’t had a chance to dig most of them out of the box of fun that i have in terms of samples but since today is SIPDOWN DAY! i figured i’d start with this one…because BLERGAMOT blech River is most certainly not full of blerg. says me. because i love river…hell i love them all and this is not her. because i don’t like it lol.

this is just not only blerg like but very floral to me. I appreciate the share a ton though because firefly is awesome. and fan blends are fun!

K S

River kicks butt and leaves the name taking to others. Bergamot kicks butt and doesn’t care about names. I don’t know, sounds like a match to me. lol

Sil

haha oh KS…you and i will never agree on blergamot ;)

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Thanks for sharing this one variaTEA i’m going to have to side with cavo on this one. – there’s something weird going on. I can see why they refer to it having caramel notes…but the base is slightly overpowering and distracts me from things. it also doesn’t taste like maple syrup. it’s more caramel syrup than anything…oh well, good to try. :)

VariaTEA

I really should try this one out however each new review is making me that much more hesitant to do so.

Sil

try a lower temp, 2.5 mins and look for the sweetness heh

Roswell Strange

I have a sample of this to try too…

VariaTEA

Well, when my sister returned with 100g bags, I figured I had enough to share with everyone.

Roswell Strange

Cough Try the Ice Wine one Cough

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sooo i have to say, i’m a little happy to see that the teafairy enjoyed this tea…which gives me hope that maybe the BBB ladies will also enjoy it. I opted to include this in the BBB this round along with another Darjeeling since i’m trying to expand my horizons and try new things. what better way to try things than to force other ppl to do it with you? haha this one was ok when it was hot, but as it cooled, it turned into something i didn’t want to drink. sooo ladies, i won’t be offended if you don’t like this! haha

TheTeaFairy

Oh, I loved this tea! It acted as an anti-depressant on a cold spring day :-)

Sil

yes i’m glad you loved it…i’m hoping the ladies will too ’cause it was too much for me

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this came my way via the BBB Box in the grab bag from Tastybrew. Not overly excited by this one, though i was hopeful because in my head baked = roasty oolong. well GUESS WHAT! it doesn’t lol. this is a greeeeeeeen ooolong. But you know what? i am digging it! it really is a sweet oolong. there’s none of that oolong note that i don’t like. instead this is just a refreshing cup of sweet tea…it’s almost honeylike but not quite. I’m also getting a teeeeeny floral note at the back of the sip, but it’s only there is i concentrate on it – so i’m not lol. thanks for sharing girls!

Cameron B.

Yum, I definitely need to look into baked oolongs, this sounds amazing! :D

Sil

yeah i’m not a huge fan of green oolongs but this one is tasty..

Cameron B.

I’ve only tried one so far and it was a Li Shan, and I really liked it. So I’m fairly sure I would love this if it’s even sweeter. Thanks for writing the note! <3

TheTeaFairy

(People, Sil is obviously in denial, she doesn’t want to face the truth, but she HAS crossed to the green side…shhhht…we’ll just keep pretending we haven’t noticed…that,s how much we love her)

Sil

have not!

TheTeaFairy

See??? Denial….poor thing. (She has)

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drank Lychee Bloom by DAVIDsTEA
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another cold brew bloom from variaTEA I have to give THIS one credit for being very lychee like. The flavour is really nice, though i wish it were stronger. I did brew this one in less water than i should have to try and make the flavour a little stronger but it’s still not as punchy as i want it to be. that being said, if david’s made this into a loose tea, i could get behind it. :) thanks again variatea! these have been fun to play with :)

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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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