6492 Tasting Notes

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drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
6492 tasting notes

this is my “required” sipdown for today, though it hardly counts as a sipdown since it’s been in my cupboard for all of a day. Kittenna dropped off tea with me before her trip so i’m just bringing myself back to 160 tonight at the least so that i don’t feel pressured to sipdown things this week. If i do, great, otherwise who cares! only 10 left to go! haha

I think i have LB on the brain since this is reminding me of it – at least as a sweeter, less malty sort of version of it. I could also pick up on the peach flavors towards the middle of the sip in the later infusions. Overall a really nice tea from yezi!

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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This was my other morning tea. Delicious and wonderful and uninterrupted! I am digging this one, though it’s not my favourite from verdant. This however is a hit, while the latest few have been more miss for me.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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so i took the day off today. Off from sipdowns and older teas and i cracked open the 4oz of this that i picked up in september to really enjoy a tea today. I was up a little later last night than i wanted to be since Kittenna was crashing at my place to be close to the airport for her trip. So today was about tea enjoyment…no goals, no agenda, just 2 teas that i wanted to drink. And oh man….sooo worth it. I love this tea. I’ve missed this tea. booyah baby. booyah.

Terri HarpLady

I almost have LB today, I really wanted it, but I had to run all over the place, & I just didn’t feel like drinking it like that.
I totally need to have a day to just focus on some of the teas that I Really Love…sigh…Maybe tomorrow. I’ll be home most of the day, alternating between 45 minute sessions of practicing & writing. Yeah, and tea.

Sil

yeah i just wanted a back to basics sort of day. I have at least one sipdown to do today since kittenna dropped off a couple of samples and i want to stay at 160 but that’s easily doable heh

Cavocorax

Good to hear! :) Why buy all this tea if you feel obligated to consume it with all the rules all the time! You deserve some LB.

Sil

Yep. This week I’m drinking whatever I want…especially since. I keep waking up early and not sleeping well. I figured out that I haven’t actually tried about 45% of my cupboard (which makes sense with some of my samples but not with larger sizes) so I’m also going to have fun exploring new teas heh

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87
drank Wild Strawberry by Tea & Bloom
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Cold brew of this tonight with a splash of ginger ale added to it. Delicious!

Terri HarpLady

ooooh, that sounds like a really nice treat!

ifjuly

That sounds delicious.

Kaylee

mmmmmm

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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I had a cup of this tonight while watching World War Z – overall not a bad cup of tea. I don’t get the red velvet cake that others do, instead this is just a decent ginger-ish sort of rooibos tea without being overly rooibosy. I only picked up enough for 2 or so Sil sized servings and that’s enough for me. it’s not amazing enough to warrant a larger purchase even if it is another ginger/non caffinated tea.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

tony & I watched that movie a couple of hours ago!

Terri HarpLady

I think the previews made it look a lot scarier than it actually turned out to be

tea-sipper

The book is AMAZING but the previews for the movie don’t seem to fit the book.

Terri HarpLady

I read the online info, about both the book & the movie, & of course, the storyline doesn’t follow the book exactly…does it ever? LOL

Cavocorax

Tea Sipper – I really enjoyed the book too, so I wasn’t very excited about the movie based on the previews. I guess the movie is based on parts of the book? Seeing as the book is more episodic, following different people in different countries, instead of one smooth narrative, it doesn’t really make the best adaptation… It was entertaining enough, but don’t expect too much.

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78
drank Tangier Apricot by American Tea Room
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sipdown! (158) I made some of this up cold brew to see how it compares to the hot version and it’s not half bad. I do really like that this is apricot and not peach. it’s a nice change from all the peach teas i overdosed on when i first started drinking tea last year. Cold, this is nearly as nice as the hot version, though it doesn’t really pop until i added a bit of sugar. Yum!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Nicole

Have you tried the Harney Apricot yet?

Sil

i have not! Still hoping to be able to make it to new york for a weekend or something to buy in the store instead of online…

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78
drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
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farewell delicious tea. I’ll think of you often on my imaginary trips back to france in my mind :) I still enjoy this one, in part because the flavouring doesn’t overpower the tea base. Loved it! will miss it!

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sipdown! (160) I’m excited since i found a tea listed in my cupboard that I drank a while back and forgot to remove. Thereby allowing me to make it to 160 today! and it’s barely 1pm! woohoo! Maybe i can make it to 155 lol Probably not but it’s fun to dream..

Most of this has left the building as a result of sharing matcha with steepserites. I have a metric ton of the stuff in my house so i’m trying to share lol I’m not a huge fan of this one, while it’s better than the raspberry truffle to me, the only way that i enjoy drinking this is in latte form with a little sugar. I don’t like adding sweetener to my matcha so this makes it less enjoyable that other flavours. I’m wondering if it’s just the raspberry flavour that i just don’t like. As well, in any case it’s still drinkable, just not the sort of flavour i most prefer :)

OMGsrsly

Well, I thank you for sharing it with me, as I really liked it. :) I tend to put a little sugar in most flavored teas, so I don’t mind so much. Still healthier than sbux!

Sil

Yes!

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drank Imperial pu-erh shu by Tao Tea Leaf
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sipdown! (162) You know what goes amazingly well with puerh? Pumpkin pie fudge. Yeah…it’s barely lunch time but i’m totally enjoying a small piece of fudge with this puerh. This is a pretty tasty puerh. It lacks some of the intricacies of some of my favourite puerh, but this would do in a pinch anytime! It’s got depth to it, which i really enjoy and it held up well over a number of steepings.

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tried this one again today – not a fan. Sipdown since i’ll pawn the rest of this off to other tea friends who like to try new things haha :) It’s just not the right berry flavour that i’m looking for.

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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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