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drank Pear Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Soooo this is my official sip down log for this tea since I pawned the last of it on to kittenna today. Likely not a repurchase for me unless I try it with delicate flavouring, it’s just too artificial.

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drank Ume Vert by Lupicia
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….had this earlier today. No time for tasting notes. Tastes nothing like the description….

Tea party time has increased my cupboard from 175 teas to 266 and counting….. Damnit. Lol

Indigobloom

teehee :P

Sil

…aaaand final count is looking like roughly 310…..ish including teas from china I can’t log.

Indigobloom

Wow. I’m doing my count on Wednesday! Hoping for some sipdowns before then

Sil

Cheater!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve currently got mine down to 158, which doesn’t count samples from various people.

Kittenna

Not. Even. Close. To. Mine.

Indigobloom

I need to have the right head space/time! and I won’t be home for the day til then :)

Dinosara

LOL you make me feel better (so do some of the posts in the “how many teas are in your cupboard” discussion)

Sil

hahaha yeah kittenna’s cupboard is insane…

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81
drank Raspberry Cream by 52teas
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86
drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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drank La Dame du Lac by Betjeman and Barton
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I had this in the afternoon. This tastes like a green caramel but slightly more citrusy. Problem is that I got distracted and so all I remember was that it was tasty. So ill be having this again to get a proper note on it. :)

Ysaurella

would love to know if you tried it again and what you think of it

Sil

I did, but i can’t recall. If my taste buds aren’t wonky today i’ll make a mental note to try it again this weekend :)

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99
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Getting close to the end of my bag, though it’s not THAT close to a sipdown. Also, it’ll be a re-order so really no point to calling this a sipdown ever hahaha. Mostly i’m just excited! Tea time with the girls tomorrow (with board games) AND a work friend is staying over tonight to join our tea time. Not to mention that I managed to find 3 pixar blu-rays over lunch at the used store so YAY for finally having a complete collection (though i still need to upgrade a few dvd’s to blu-ray) heh

Terri HarpLady

I don’t think I’ll ever run out of Laoshan black either, & if I do, it will be a sad day

Barbara

Still deciding whether to order this sometime. First awaiting my order from tea-adventure (black tea sample set including a bailin gong fu) before deciding definately.

Sil

Happy to do a swap sometime in the future if you want to try it barbara

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62
drank Montagne de Jade by Mariage Frères
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Hmmmm my preferences run to black teas instead of green. That being said, this isn’t a terrible tea. It’s a little perfumey for me, but it’s not a terrible tea. As i’ve come to see, marriage blends their teas very well so that you get both the flavours and the tea base. Would i purchase this for myself? No, but only because I am not overly a fan of floral/perfumey type green teas.

Thank you Ysaurella for sharing this with me! :)

Sil

On the upside my friend from work really loved this one last night!

Ysaurella

if he/she is a green tea lover I’m not surprised.
Mariage blended it perfectly, the aromas are just incredible for flowery teas amateurs.

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78
drank Mocha Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Another morning smoothie. Having more of my friends matcha though i’m not sure how i’m going to get through all of this. I have 6 flavours from her that i like to finish and then there are maybe another 7 flavours unopened in my cupboard haha. Good thing i love my matcha smoothies and lattes!

Stephanie

Too much matcha seems like not a bad problem to have :)

Sil

yeah well this is a lot lol and i drink it slower than other teas haha

whatshesaid

First world problems ;)

Sil

lol so true!

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I picked this up on a whim since we were placing an order with upton for brew baskets anyway. Man are their baskets cheap at the moment! I mostly just wanted to see if this managed to taste even remotely close to della terra’s lemon blends.

Well folks? not even sort of. lol Talk about rooibos flavoured lemon lol. While i don’t mind the taste of rooibos 95% of the time, there are certain teas that just taste like rooibos….with a dash of other flavours. this is one of those teas. While not totally gross, it’s certainly nothing that is terribly appealing.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Indigobloom

boo. I wondered about this one :(

Sil

well you’re welcome to try it, i have some left :)

Terri HarpLady

Yesterday I drank “River Song”, an adagio fandom blend that is a mix of earl grey moonlight, coconut, & rooibos lemon cloud. I haven’t commented on it here, as I was busy actually working for once, LOL, but it wasn’t unpleasant, at least! Lemme know if either of you want a sample :)

Terri HarpLady

Oh, & I should add, 2 out of 3 of those are black teas, so the rooibos is just a bystander, but the lemon was definitely on stage!

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When Red Leaf announced they would change their GC to be worth up to 50% until the end of April provided that those of us with GC’s had a new review up, I seized the opportunity to pick up a few new flavours including the new French Butter Cookie Matcha!

My matcha order was the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Distinctive

First to review this, so i hope i do it justice. I had this in latte form and while it’s tasty and delicious, it’s also not quite as strong a flavour as i’d hoped for. It tastes a lot like a creamy vanilla flavour rather than that sort of buttery goodness that is a butter cookie. Now, that being said it’s still really tasty, but i think i was looking for something different. It could just be that the robust flavouring is the way to go for this matcha, but i’ve been trying to scale back the intensity of my flavours lately to try and get to distinctive for most of my matchas. I think that anyone who likes that creamy sort of taste will enjoy this matcha, though if you’re looking for that buttery goodness it might be best to try a stronger flavour. That being said, I also still need to try this with just water to see how the taste changes and whether it’s just the milk that’s covering up the buttery goodness. Definitely a possibility.

Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/french-butter-cookie-matcha.html

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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.

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