5075 Tasting Notes

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Pretty much took a sip of this, made a face, took another sip and then poured the rest down the drain. It was like a mix of licorice and ginger…which wouldn’t be too bad, but it wasn’t the delicious kind of licorice. Not to mention that i pulled the star anise out of the brew basket before brewing it. so yeaaah. no. thankfully, sipdown!

Cavocorax

Sounds like such an odd combo! Too bad, because I like star anise but am iffy about ginger.

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drank Wanderlust by Yumchaa
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Sipdown!

Delicious apple goodness! Enjoying this one quite a bit tonight.

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drank Mango Silly Antro by Custom (Butiki)
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Having a few delicious cups of this with dinner tonight. Cilantro in the enchiladas! and cilantro in the tea! that’s pretty much the only reason i did that, plus it’s so very nearly a sipdown lol AND my mango lassi tasting note reminded me that i do have this other mango blend from stacy

I am enjoying the fruity mango-ness of this tea quite a bit :)

Indigobloom

I had this cold brewed today. Not as good as I’d hoped :/

Sil

noooooooooooo don’t tell me that! lol I tossed the last of it in a cold brew so that i can drink it up tomorrow haha

Indigobloom

oh. take a sip after two or three hrs and see what happens with that!! :)

Sil

i’ll be sleeping at that point lol

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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backlog from earlier today – still a delicious creamy tea that’s perfect for those days when i just want something delicious to accompany my black morning tea!

whatshesaid

Lol, do you sit there with two cups of tea at once??

Sil

yes lol i am often drinking two cups at once lol

whatshesaid

I often wondered how you manage to get through so much tea every day with all these sipdowns!!

Sil

haha i drink quite a bit :) it helps that i can take time at work in the afternoons, to refill my two travel mugs that i bring with me to work to sip those throughout the afternoon as well, instead of having to keep making cups at work. If i had to, i’d rarely get to making some because of how busy ti gets.

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drank Mango Lassi by Butiki Teas
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backlogging from earlier today

I am still enjoying this one quite a bit, though i’m not sure if i’ll restock it. I tend to find that there are other flavoured teas i moev towards first when i’m looking for a rooibos. That being said, I would love another mango flavoured black or something like that from stacy as this is pretty kick ass in terms of mango-licious taste!

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backlogging – see previous tasting notes on this one.

had this in an afternoon meeting and drive everyone crazy with the smell. it was awesome yay!

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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN! backlogging from earlier today. The one thanks to Courtney! I also really enjoy this one hot so I may reconsider having something this “light” in my cupboard. I really like how true to watermelon taste this is. It really is a light and refreshing tea!

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drank Black Dragon Pearls by Tealux
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mmmmm this tea isn’t have bad. Either that, or I’ve lowered my expectation of Tealux slightly. Overall, depending on the pricing of these pearls compared to others, it might be worth carrying them as a back up staple in the cupboard. This is a decent black overall though. Not as malty or as robust as i’d like but not weak or astringent.

Kittenna

Uhh, Zen Tea? You mean, Tealux?

Sil

Lol I’m distracted! Clearly

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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Mmmm morning latte again because of the horrible weather. I seriously have zero desire to go to work today especially since its been late work nights the past couple. While this is pretty tasty, I for sure need to either bust out the hand blender when I make these or finally go get a matcha whisk and start trying that. My whisking skills are just not quite up to the task. Still, it wasn’t a terrible attempt and its nice to have something creamy and warm in the morning. :)

TeaLush

I am interested in ordering some sweet, desserty match to try. However, I have not matcha experience beyond trying a plain matcha latte at a cafe once. Any recommendations about which of the many Red Leaf Tea flavors you like the most? This one sounds yummy, but so do many others.

TeaLush

pardon my typos above….

whatshesaid Caramel is delicious, a great place to start!! I was not disappointed :)
ashmanra

I second that motion for caramel! Love it!

TeaLush

Thanks! I already put caramel on my shopping list because I was thinking the same thing.

Sil

Caramel seems to be one that a lot of people like. I’d stay away from the fruit ones for now – creamier ones seems to do better wen you’re first figuring it out. If you want more flavour than matcha go with robust and work your way back in terms of flavouring. Lol if you want more matcha, start with delicate heh.

Sil

If I’m doing it plain latte style I like caramel, vanilla, mocha if I add coffee matcha to it lol

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drank Adventure by Yumchaa
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Guys! I am TOTALLY in the home stretch…well mostly, provided no teas show up tomorrow, though i also kind of want them to lol SIPDOWN! Bringing my grand total to 208 and i still have Friday and Saturday! If i don’t manage it, it’s going to be awfully close :) Of course the week after I’ll be back to adding teas into my cupboard but at least i’ll be able to try and keep it around the 200 mark…still aiming for 150 by november heh.

I save this tea for the last of the day because I wanted to pay attention to it. Last time i gulped it down distractedly without taking notes. Soo i um may have accidentally steeped this one for about 25 mins LOL

The good news? It’s only slightly more hibiscusy than i would want. It also REALLY reminds me of another tea. it’s appley and cinnamony and i just enjoy this one. quite a bit. yep tasty! i think this would be pretty good cold too if the hibiscus didn’t overpower everything.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
ashmanra

There are things I want to order but I have resisted. I have 174 in my cupboard, but that does NOT include ANY of my samples! Eep!

Sil

ash – yeah 3 weeks ago i was at roughly 325 including all my samples etc… it’s been a concentrated effort to get down this far in that time. I much refer to keep my cupboard at no more than 200, though less it better for me since i tend to order in larger quantities when i do lol

Terri HarpLady

Your cupboard’s been going down, while mine’s been going up! Kind of like a see-saw :)

Sil

Terri…mine will go up, promise you hahaha. Mostly I need time to sit and split out shared orders and there are at least 2 swaps on their way and 1 order

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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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