7630 Tasting Notes

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drank Tango Roybos by Busch Tea Company
7630 tasting notes

another tea that i am finishing up tonight and it’s a little sad. I can see wanting more of this in future. there’s just something about the combination that makes me a happy little tiger.

thanks missb!

MissB

Oh, it came in a huge bag from a weird shop at New Westminster Quay. I can definitely get you more anytime.

Sil

haha good to know. :)

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75
drank Spicy Chocolate by Pekoe Tea Lounge
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last cup of this tonight because i need some calming teas AND because i promised myself i’d get to 150 before i was allowed to open my damn fine teas that arrived today…and i want to drink at least one tomorrow. soooo here i am lol rock ME like a hurricane!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yP1tcy9a10

yes..that’s right. i went there.

Cavocorax

Hahah. You’re so hardcare with all your ruuuuules.

Sil

yeah but i’m so awesomely fun even WITH my rules :P

Sil

(and uh for those who are reading this and don’t know how ridiculous i am…uh…that sounds bad lol)

TeaExplorer

(I’ve got the YouTube video in the background while reading this)
No Rulez! Rip_That_Package_OpenLIKE A HURRICANE =:-O
(sorry … lost my calm for a moment … video ended … i’m better now)

Sil

Lol glad I could share some ridiculousness :)

TeaExplorer

Thank you for that :)

Terri HarpLady

Sil, your rules remind me of Ms Theresa’s rules, that’s why me & little terri keep her locked in the closet (of my mind) most of the time ;)

Sil

rules are fun! (especially when you get to break them sometimes)

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78
drank Chocolate Mint by Harney & Sons
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soooooo i keep drinking this and forgetting to log it. Mostly because it’s “ok” but nothing out of this world. I think i’ve given up on finding the perfect black base chocolate mint since i have stacy’s herbal – peppermint patty. it seems to be all i need in a mint chocolate tea. That being said, this one from Harney is one of the better crafted minto chocolate blacks, so i’d be likely to land on this one if i had to pick one from the bunches i’ve tried. the chocolate and peppermint balance out well, the base is present but not astringent and it’s nicely done on the whole.

ifjuly

i feel the same way about peppermint patty! but as choc-mint teas go, i do like this one sometimes. it tastes like a thin mint to me. and it’s good as a latte, yum.

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83
drank La Mangue (Mango) by Fauchon
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dexter sent this to me and now i’m all like HAHAHAHA! i will review this before you MWAHAHAHAHA…. ok maybe not really but FB chat is making me giggly and loopy right now…and only THREE MORE DAYS UNTIL VACATION!

also….i totally forgot what i was going to say about this tea.. the interwebs distracted me.. um………..

1) it smells amazing..mangolicious
2) it’s super tasty and this would probably be awesome as a cold brew…
3) it’s not KERPOW in your face mango but yum it is. i said so.

CelebriTEA

I love Mango…sounds like Heaven :-)

Nicole

VACATION!!!!

OMGsrsly

WOO VACATION! I might need to give you my phone number.

Dinosara

I was going to say that there is another listing for this tea with more reviews (http://steepster.com/teas/fauchon/41410-la-mangue) but Dexter hasn’t reviewed it on that listing either. :D

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87
drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
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soooooooooooo close to a sipdown on this one…to the point where i was contemplating making a really stong travel mug today…but i refrained. haha. I need to try to get a few in tonight because my damn fine teas arrived, but this was not meant to be one of them…but there will be a few incoming now that i’m home and relaxing… wheee!

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Another tea from this morning AND one of the teas that i’ve been trying to work through lately because i have a number of teas from both TTC and Norbu that i haven’t opened or started yet! i like the fresh and fruitiness of this one even if it’s not my FAAAVOURITE from TTC. it’s still damn good and i’m happy to have it in my cupboard to drink!

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94
drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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this was one of my morning teas. I’m trying to rotate some of my older teas as i have a big job ahead of me if i want to get to my “6 month mark” by the end of June haha I still really like this one, including it’s re-steepability, though the original version i had was just slightly tastier :)

CelebriTEA

I love this one ♡

Sil

Spicy and delicious!

Cavocorax

I can respect your 6 month goals but I’m not even close to attempting that! First off, I’m trying to get rid of all my 1+ year teas. Some of that is tea from when I have a cold, and some are tetley tea bags that I really should just get rid of. I only have 6 teas from June 1st and earlier though so that’s encouraging!

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75
drank Spicy Chocolate by Pekoe Tea Lounge
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this was another one sent my way by missB Funnily enough the chocolate smell/taste in this one is intense. I have to agree with her, that when something has spicy in the name, you expect it to be spicy…not sweet. This is chocolate rooibos with a hint of something else going on there. it’s still tasty, but it doesn’t have the kick i was expecting it to have. I’ll have to play with the steeping a little to see if there’s anything i can do to make it a littler punchier.

in other news? salted caramel criollo is amaaaaaazing….

Final Count: 149 (19 + 4 to go)

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drank Tango Roybos by Busch Tea Company
7630 tasting notes

missB sent this one to me and as i was drinking it..i was trying to figure out what it reminded me of…until i read the description and realised it was the orange that i was thinking of. this is a pretty tasty rooibos actually, and something i’d drink again. I have half a mind to cold brew the last of the sample missb sent, but now i’m not sure. Either way, this is tasty and i’ll enjoy the last cup when i have it. It’s not quite an orange rooibos since the cinnamon added to it, makes for a different taste profile than your typical orange rooibos. :)

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91
drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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since i was all “let’s dig into THE BOX” to celebrate 4k tasting notes, i may have pulled out 2 of my three teas. This being the second one, since if you’re going to go crazy and dig in to THE BOX, you might as well pull out more than 1 tea. haha This tea, in case anyone is wondering, is hands down the best pumpkin tea out there. PLUS it has the added bonus of having ginger in it – which makes all teas better imo (unless they’re dessert teas) AND it’s a rooibos tea.

VariaTEA

What’s the third tea?!

Terri HarpLady

I’ll have to agree, it is the number 1 pumpkin tea, without a doubt. I hope she makes it again when fall comes, & I may plant pumpkins this year, & give her some to make us a bunch of it! :)

Terri HarpLady

I only wish I still had some…sigh…

Sil

that would be awesome Terri.
VariaTEA – mousse au chocolate – hard to get, expensive and probably my favourite chocolate tea. that being said, i also wouldn’t want it in copious quantities either as it would fade..

keychange

mouse au chocolat is where it’s at, for sure.

whatshesaid

What’s “The BOX” ?? :)

whatshesaid

Oh never mind, I see below!

keychange

sil, can mouse au chocolat be purchased from most mf locations? or is it one of those teas that’s like “only available in one store in the world on October 4th at 5 mountain time” offerings?

Sil

It’s available all the time but it’s damn expensive…you can only buy it in ether tin and it’s like 25 euro for 100g? Ie. stupidly priced and not worth it, except as an indulgence heh

keychange

Wow, that’s pretty expensive. Damn. Still worth it on occasion though!

Mallory Louise

Sil, it takes two days and several pumpkins to make less than a pound of tea. I promise you, IT’S WORTH IT!

Sil

Mallory – the expensive comment was about mousse au chocolat.
I adore pumpkin ginger from travelling tea. It’s not 25 euro and IS way worth it :)

Mallory Louise

Oh, good! I was apparently not reading carefully. My apologies!

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