6482 Tasting Notes

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drank Golden Needle Premium by Mandala Tea
6482 tasting notes

I have some backlogging to do this morning. We had friends over last night so i didn’t get much of a chance to do anything besides eat and have fun while drinking tea :) such a hard life.. heh

I don’t recall much about this one other than it was SOOOOO tasty while i was at work. once i get a chance to drink it again, i’ll capture a better note. That being said, this was really a great tea to have yesterday!

Terri HarpLady

I can’t remember if I tried this one or not. I’ve tried & enjoyed most of Mandala’s blacks, though.

Sil

you haven’t..unless steepster lies or you didn’t track it. I’ll try and remember to add some to your next box

Terri HarpLady

that’s because you’re awesome!

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77
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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Having a cup of this while i watch some dr who tonight! Sadly achieving my goal of 150 teas was short lived, but I feel like maybe the mail system was just rewarding me for getting there finally… my swap from Alice arrived tonight so I’ve got 10 teas to go to get back to my goal. 10 is easy though, and i’ve got plenty of time, AND a long weekend… though I suspect i’ll reward myself this weekend with getting through more of my puerhs first!

This one is still tasty, and i’m happy i got to try the tea that won third in the tea championship but once i’m finished with this one, i’m good for a while heh.

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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cough attention…SIPDOWN! 150! oh yeah baby! that’s right! woot woot! However, this will be short lived as i’m fairly certain there’s a package at the post office my other half is picking up for me today haha. But, i did something i didn’t think was possible and managed to get to 150. Now to see if i can get a little closer to 100 before black friday, just for funsies :)

Sad to see this one go, but i know it’ll be back. I am a fan of this delicious offering from Stacy!

Dexter

Congrats – good job – I’m not going to make 150 for Black Friday much less 100 that I wanted. Oh well it’s all good – Love having choices.

Dinosara

Congrats! You can try to catch me haha.

VariaTEA

Congrats!! However, I think as you decrease your stash I am causing mine to grow rapidly. I just bought 4 more today and something tells me I won’t be able to resist ordering from Butiki much longer given how much everyone raves about this tea and Cantaloupe and Cream.

Sil

Dinosara – yeah probably not lol but we can pretend! I do have a long weekend coming up…

MissB

I’m just waiting for my Bukiti order to arrive VariaTEA so that I can send you some next week. I’m excited to try these all, too!

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74
drank Jin Jun Mei Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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sipdown! While i enjoy this tea, Jin Jun mei appears to not be my preferred tea. This is a really enjoyable cup, but it’s not what i would be drawn to first. Still, happy to have tried it! I’m really enjoying the Yezi teas!

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drank Sweet Merlot Black Tea by 52teas
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I tried another cup of this today, cold brewed and it’s just not doing it for me. I think I will leave this deliciousness to someone else to try…into the swap box the rest of it goes!

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81

sipdown! really enjoyed this one a bunch! Thanks for sharing with me Dinosara!

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87

sipdown! and terri, thank you so much for sharing this one with me since it’s nothing i ever would have bought for myself. I’ve been drinking this most of the day, in between other teas.

I just wanted to enjoy this tea so i didn’t really take notes. What was most surprising and interesting to me though was the smokey notes in this. It wasn’t like a black tea, but the contrast of the smoke with a lighter tea was really interesting, especially since it wasn’t overpowering the tea taste. there’s a sweetness to this one as well that i like.

Wonderful find Garrett!

Garret

Glad you are enjoying it! I had to take it off of the site, though. Was down to my last two cakes from that pressing :( But I saved them for myself for further aging :) My 2012 100 gram pressing that I commissioned is quite nice, too, better than the 2011 that I did, IMHO. Amazing that a different years weather can bring forth an entirely different experience from the leaves. I gotta get on it for 2014 and get more of the spring picked leaf from them so I can do a 2014 pressing from the same grower. I’ll be there in April again!

Sil

hmmm….2012 you say. I will have to check it out. On a side note, are you planning any black friday/cyber monday sort of things?

Dexter

Too funny – I liked 2011 better than 2012.
(why do I always see these comment AFTER the package is in the mail – I could have sent you some of 2012 Sil.) If you don’t order your own, let me know and I’ll add it to the next package.

Stephanie

Good question, Sil!

Garret

Ha! We have a bunch of customers who dig the 2011 better, too! So interesting isn’t it, that we all have the same biology but experience things in different ways. I love it!!

Sil… as far as specials, all of our teas are special :) I’ll put my head together with Jamie’s and see about coming up with something, since you asked!! I’ll post it here under the discussions page “tea companies, promotions”.

Thanks everybody!

Sil

Dexter – because the tea gods want us to keep sharing LOL. I’ll keep you posted. I’m looking at a couple things, just not sure what i want to do. I’m on such a roll in terms of cleaning out my cupboard and sipping down things heh

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78
drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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I love this one. I steeped it for longer than recommended and overleafed it a little. This is super yummy! I would get this one again in a pinch! It’s vanilla and bread and a hint of spiciness. mmmm yes please!

MissLena

I like this one a lot too! I hope it becomes available on the site!

Sil

yeah. it’s similar to vanilla citrus spice but i like this one much more!

MissLena

I cannot get vanilla citrus spice right for the life of me! That reminds me, I should message Lily to see if she knows what I might be doing wrong haha.

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Sipdown! I’ve been drinking this most of the morning and it’s pretty tasty and convenient! Smoky, earthy and strong with some sweet notes – over all a good cup to start the morning…that was sooo long ago!

Terri HarpLady

I was actually thinking I’d like some Shu, but since I’m going for a massage at 1:00, I probably better not drink anymore tea until afterwords. Nothing more irritating during a massage than having to pee :\

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drank African Chai by Justea
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Sipdown! since this is not the tea for me. While i do like the chai taste of this one, i can’t get past the floral notes that ruin the good thing i have going on with the spices. That being said, i would recommend this as an enjoyable chai for anyone who isn’t quite as florally sensitive as i am haha. It’s not overpowering at all, it’s just that for me, the subtle floral notes in the bottom just dont work for me :) still though, a lovely tea to try!

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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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