4923 Tasting Notes

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drank East Frisian Blend by Cornelia Bean
4923 tasting notes

omgsrsly sent this one my way and since i have enough for a couple cups, i’m trying to go through the first round of all her straight black samples this week for easy sipdowns next week haha
This one isn’t bad, though i think it’s more of a with milk sort of tea as there’s an edge in here that i’m struggling with this morning. Either that, or it’s going to be one of those days for me and tea haha. I do like the strength of this one though, so it’s an enjoyable cup. I’m glad i have another sil sized serving to play with haha thanks omg!

OMGsrsly

It apparently has vanilla beans? I think it’s better with milk, but it’s not a favourite.

Sil

hmm ok i’ll have to play with it a little

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i have a confession to make – i can’t stand this tea brewed normally in water. there’s way too much fennel in it to make me happy. HOWEVER….this steeped in half apple juice/half water; cold brewed is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! it’s like an apple cider sort of delicious berry tea. Thankfully i remembered to pick up some apple juice so i will have this finished up in no time! woot woot! (steeped that way, my rating would be in the 90’s…so i compromised since i don’t like it normally brewed)

Final Count: 171

Dexter

That’s interesting!!!

Sil

sooo goood…

Dinosara

Soooo much fennel :P

Sil

Dinosara – exactly but it works in apple juice lol

Cheri

I love when people try different things with their tea and then share it. This sounds like a good compromise on making this tea work for you. :)

Terri HarpLady

I need to buy more elderberries today :)

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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oh december teas… how you will be gone from my cupboard..someday! lol i have one more cup of this left since today there was just a little too much tea for a sipdown heh. i’m actually not terribly upset by that because i rather enjoy this one with just a little maple syrup…yes VariaTEA… A LITTLE! not a tablespoon! lol

Terri HarpLady

LOL
Did I mention that our YS order came? I’m still working on filling your birthday box, but I promise everything I send will be primo stuff, not some lame crap ;)

Sil

i’m working on your box toooooo! and not to worry my dearest tea sister…you do need to tell me if you want me to pick anything up from TeaG for you when i’m there though!

Terri HarpLady

Have i ever tried any teas from there? I guess I’d better start perusing their website, eh?

VariaTEA

what’s a little? Is that like 1/2 a cup?

Terri HarpLady

LOL, VariaTEA, I always just free hand it :)

VariaTEA

I did too and ended up with a cup of maple syrup toned down by just a bit of tea :P

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84
drank Hazelberry Puerh by Steam Tea House
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must remember to have the last of this as a latte. Another sample from OMGSRSLY?!?!?! because i have to get my drink on! Not a sipdown but it’s one step closer to one…and a step closer to getting rid of the boxes of samples in my house at the moment lol I’m not sure what a hazelberry is…but this is tasty and delicious and i will be enjoying more!

OMGsrsly

:P Hazelnut and strawberry. I had to ask when I bought it.

Sil

that makes sense lol

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drank Anjou Pear-adise Oolong Tea by Teavana
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another from the omgsrsly sample box of doooooom. I’m trying to make a concentrated effort to get a couple of sipdowns in every day to make up for lost time, ESPECIALLY now that i’m basically going to be travelling for the entire month of september…which may not result in a lot of opportunities to buy tea but i DO get a week back in chicago and i KNOW i can buy tea there lol this was a cold brew and not bad. it’s passable as an almost pear tea, while at least being a decent cup of tea without weird bitterness or silly flavours. I’d love more OOMPH but this one wasn’t terrible, esp considering it’s a teavana tea!

Nicole

Travel for a month??? I’m so jealous. Even if it is for work and not vacation (though I hope at least part is vacation). I love going, no matter the reason. :)

Sil

you’d think so… but i’ll be in places likes APPLETON! or wausau!…clearly thrilling places to go. lol i WILL be in kansas city for one day, but i’m not sure if i’ll get the chance to meet up with you since i have to drive out to st louis the next day…it’s one of those "in a new place every night’ sort of sucky deals lol. Only upside is a couple days in st louis to meet my tea sister; extra days in orlando to see my adopted “family” and hopefull a few extra days in phoenix before the last event.

Marzipan

Where are you going and is there tea there?

Sil

Marzipan – Chicago in august and then in september i’m looking at: kansas city, Indianapolis; st louis; millwaukee; minneapolis; appleton; wausau; phoenis; orlando; uh…..a few other places i can’t think of

Marzipan

Some great tea stores on your way!

mj

Check out Verdant (duh) and Tea Source while you’re in Minneapolis! Coffee and Tea Ltd is also decent for flavored teas. I haven’t tried their non-flavored teas yet.

MzPriss

Mandala isn’t that far of a drive from Minneapolis – just sayin’

MzPriss

And no, I haven’t been to either, but I checked :)

Sil

Mzpriss – yeah i’m hoping i’ll get a chance to hit verdants tea room for fun and possibly mandala…but the timing is going to be really tight!

thanks for the suggestions MJ – will totally keep that in mind!

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drank Anjou Pear-adise Oolong Tea by Teavana
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Another sample from the lovely YYZ this was from a really long time ago but it got me through the day. I enjoyed this one a lot this morning – chocolatey notes in warm delicious tea form… and that’s about all i’ve got. it was a 12 hrs work day followed by a few hours of parents wanting to talk through things going on lol

yyz

Glad it helped get you through the day!

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thanks for sending this one my way omgsrsly i tried this a couple ways and just cant seem to make it work. While it’s a nice creamy sort of tea…that’s where it ends. the rhubarb must have gotten lost on the way to the cup :)

Terri HarpLady

That’s too bad, cuz I know you love your rhubarb! :)

Sil

i almost bought some at the framer’s market this weekend to dip in sugar and eat :)

OMGsrsly

We used to eat it raw and sour. I don’t think I’d be able to do that now, but making jam would be lovely.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this from David’s today as well as a free iced tea. it wasn’t half bad but i still very much prefer it when i make it. Couldn’t tell you why either except that it’s better when i do it lol.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Cavocorax

Maybe that’s my problem with it? I’ve only ever had it when they prepared it and never cared for it!

Sil

when i get more you can steal some…

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this twice today. once David’s tea made it, and the other time i did. Mine tasted better lol but at least teh David’s one was free heh Still enjoying this as a cold brew but so far i’ve resisted buying it. Must stay strong to my no buying tea this month, especially in light of all the unexpected mostly sort of purchases that have come up this month sigh

Terri HarpLady

Like new furniture & paint & stuff? :)

Sil

Passport renewal; wedding gift; presents for some folks; tailoring and such for some things….etc… As well…. Ugh.

Sil

Insurance renewal; trip deposits…. Thy list is long this month :(

Dexter

(I might have sent you some fruity tisanes in the box I mailed today – Cherry Snowcone wasn’t one of them – but maybe some to help you get through til next month…..)

OMGsrsly

But! Trip deposits! TRIPS! :D

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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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