4923 Tasting Notes

drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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Overall a pretty darn productive day. I managed to get my cupboard down to 281, I have two swaps going out the door tomorrow, I have a swap to package up for next weekend. Other half and i got 3 days to spend together; we cleaned the house, did laundry, watched some movies, spent time outside, went to a craft fair, made banana bread and stew, got to sleep in…did some work things, organized my tea cupboard and got ready for April. Might even have some semblance of a vacation planned to go visit montreal, quebec and ottawa in a month.

So i’m relaxing with a cup of this tonight while we watch a few shows. I still don’t see much difference between this one and strawberry pie but it’s still a tea i enjoy. Overall, a satisfying end to satisfying long weekend.

Edit: So i’m totally wired or something right now ‘cause i feel like i’m talking a mile a minute only i’m not talking, i’m typing and my other half it just looking at me like i’m nuts but mostly i just needed to say that i’m sorry walterbishop tea for ever comparing you to strawberry pie. you are so much more than that and ever so much more delicious. wheee!

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Terri HarpLady

You can add this one then :)


oh… i see how it is lady! you want the good stuff teasing

Terri HarpLady

LOL, you got me!


I just want to take a moment to say that I dearly love Walter Bishop. Haven’t loved a character in a show that much in a long time. Going through Fringe withdrawal big time.

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Sipdown sipdown lalalala

Small cup of this before the rest goes out in a swap :)

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Fake sipdown! Haha had a small cup of this tonight before putting the rest of it in my soapbox for terriharplady. Still pretty delicious :)

Terri HarpLady

My mouth is watering already :)

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drank The Perfect Pear by Della Terra Teas
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Oh man kittenna you were so right. DO. NOT. LIKE.

Dry aroma? Wonderful pear. Steeped tea? Floral mess of grossness. Yeah, I am not having this. Someday we’ll find a good pear tea, but until then this is for sure not it. Into the swap box it goes.

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drank Love In A Cup by Della Terra Teas
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not my favourite of the Della Terra black caramelly teas but not a bad cup. I for sure don’t need a lot of this one, but it is quite nice as an occasional dessert tea. :)

Edit: 1300 tasting notes! Woot woot!


yay for 1300!

Terri HarpLady

1300??? damn!


w00t 1300!

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drank Sweet Cookies by English Tea Shop
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Thanks to whatshesaid for sending along a few of these tea bags for me to try. I have to say, i wasn’t expecting much when i dropped the tea bag into the liquid and it stayed mostly clear. :) However, after steeping it for a while, the liquid started to turn to a paler golden brown colour.

This is a fairly subtle tea – sweet and caramel like, though not overly intense in terms of flavouring. This will be a good afternoon tea for me to keep around the office, especially since it’s in bag form!

Thank you whatshesaid!

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SIPDOWN! Thanks to kittenna for parting with some of her dear chocolate pumpkin pie. I can understand why she likes this one so much as it would be a good travel mug tea. I like that this version is a bit more muted in the spice department than the non chocolate version. I’m not sure which i’d prefer though as I seem to be out of my pumpkin mood – likely because it’s SPRING! it’s SPRING! and spicier teas (chai’s for example) tend to be what i prefer drinking in fall and winter.

overall this is a good little cup of tea and resteeps pretty well.

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drank Marrakesh Mint by Sloane Tea Company
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SIPDOWN! Thanks to Indigobloom for this sample :) This is a pretty decent mint tea, as far as straight up mint teas go. I especially like that it’s a rooibos that doesn’t taste like rooibos. I don’t think i could drink more than a cup of this at a time though, since the mint is fairly strong.

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drank Sencha Caramel Cream by Steeped Tea
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Picked this one up at the toronto tea festival in February. Figured it was time to drink it since i’m on a roll this weekend. Also, in case you’re wondering yes, yes i am going to the washroom A LOT! lol Good news though? Down to 288 teas! Trying to get through another few more tonight to see if i can manage to get to 275 this week. :)

This one? It’s not too bad, though I also didn’t realise that it had chamomile in it. I’m not getting a lot of caramel in this, instead it’s tastes more like a green chamomile tea. It also tastes weirdly like mint..but i’m not sure if that just because i’m smelling my other tea and thinking that i’m smelling it lol

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drank Blazing Strawberries by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks to kittenna for this sample.

All i have to say is seriously? People drink this? UGH i’m not sure if it’s the sample i have or what but it pretty much smells like a dog’s butt and doesn’t taste all that great either. Maybe bamboo teas just aren’t my thing. ick. Ah well, at least it’s another one off the list! woot woot!


Haha I think we have similar taste buds because bamboo tastes off to me too, like cellar. Bamboozled made my taste bud’s die a little inside.


well we are not pandas …why should we eat/drink bamboos ? as we get real teas :)


Mmm.. dog’s butt. I always though the picture of this tea look like it belonged in a microbiology book, or in a photo collection of bizarre macro shots.


crowkettle – heh that kinda cracks me up


Haha! this conversation is really funny!


Wow really? Ew!


Mmm-hm. This definitely goes on the shopping list with this amazing description. :)


Lol Nicole

Terri HarpLady

Nice Review, Sil!


Sorry it was pretty bad. Lol

Terri HarpLady

Glad I didn’t have to sample that one!

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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.


Toronto, ON

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