6489 Tasting Notes

drank Elégie Pourpre by Dammann Freres
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oh man! this one is delicious! blackberry and vanilla and delicious! I like that the puerh is still present in this one but it meshes nicely with the flavouring to complement the blackberry flavour without overpowering the vanilla. I feel like this would also make a really yummy hot brew, cooled as when it started to cool down a bit, the blackberry flavours really popped! Thanks for sharing dinosara!


Ooh that sounds neat!


oooh! The blackberry popped? I might have to order some of this!

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drank Calissons d'Aix by Lupicia
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Another tea from dinosara it’s freezing in the house today so i’m keeping warm by sampling teas i haven’t tried before – likely because of only having a few teas with me last week heh. I managed to add in the few teas i bought while on vacation as well, and i’m still sitting at 175, though i will be getting more teas tomorrow which will bump that number up.

This tea is pretty tasty. I didn’t’ really know what to expect with this one as i had no idea what the taste was supposed to be. :) As it cools this is a very melon-y blend. I actually am quite enjoying this, despite not having a clue about what i was getting in to lol

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drank Petrushka by Kusmi Tea
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this was sent to me by the lovely dinosara and i’ve been hesitant about trying it. Mostly because i haven’t really liked most of the flavoured kusmi teas that i’ve tried. this one is actually pretty nice, though the flavouring isn’t super strong. Unlike my previous experiences with Kusmi, the base doesn’t ruin this cup. Thanks for sharing Dinosara!

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drank Pu-Erh Gourmand by Dammann Freres
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mmm had a cup of this to kick start my day. Sometimes it’s nice to have a flavoured puerh and a straight one on the go at the same time heh. Still really enjoying this one, so i may need to put i on the list for someday when i get to go back to france/uk sigh


I love this one SO MUCH. Remind me, and I’ll drop in an extra bag for you next time I place a DF order.


Ooo, I wonder if the kids can pick this up for me in Ireland?


it’s deliciously good! and resteeps well


Do you know how jealous I am of your personal European tea shoppers? ;)


I’d be a personal Euro tea slave for anyone with access to Lupicia, just saying…


I wish I had a personal European shopper! I’m just lucky with folks who are willing to swap with me ;)


I don’t know if they sell it anywhere there and can’t find anything on google as to where! Waaaaaah! I really wa….NEED this!

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steepster is acting up for me this morning so we’ll see how this goes. Sipdown of this one from terri/nofars. I’ve been drinking this all morning now that i’m back in the land of my tea cupboard. I feel like i have a million things to get through today and not enough hours in the day. This is a really tasty Shu so far. It’s not too bold, not too wimpy. I have only been through a few steepings so more to come later. heh

Terri HarpLady

Welcome home!

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Sipdown! 175 so only 25 teas left to hit my goal, though that being said my cupboard is going to go up a bit when I get home as my samples from teavivre and my October verdant blend club teas :)

I’ve enjoyed this Darjeeling quite a bit, which is saying a lot for me. I really enjoy trying the teas that Stacy adds to her collection as they are usually very enjoyable even when I don’t typically like that particular type of tea.


Can’t believe you are under 200! That is dedication. :)


i’m getting there…slowly but surely :)

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Mmmmm saved this for the last day. Since I knew it would be a bit of alazyday. Tomorrow, it’s up early to walk the beach and say goodbye to the dolphins, turtles, herons, kingfishers and other assorted sea creatures before hitting the ocean museum and possibly savannah before the airport. Then it’s a long travel home, with a 3.5 hour layover in atlanta… Which is at least big enough to be entertaining :) this is a tasty cup of comfort thisafternoon.

Also I HATE ios7. Grrrrrr autocorrects.

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drank Organic Guranse by Butiki Teas
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Sipdown! 176…..made a final cup of this and took it to them beach for the sunrise. Another gorgeous day filled with a bunch of dolphin pods swimming up and down the coast. I don’t wanna go home!


I bet it was just like this: http://youtu.be/k4n-4UGqFe8


gasp I love dolphins!

Terri HarpLady

A few years ago when Tony & I went to Puerta Vallarta, we went out on a sailboat & got to see dolphins & whales all day. It was an awesome day!

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drank Vanilla Tea by Murchie's Tea & Coffee
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Tried this as a normal tea. Tonight. Um no thanks. I stand firm in my belief that murchies sells teas best served with milk and possibly sugar. I’ve got two more bags to use up tomorrow in my latte and then it’ll be a sipdown woohohoo!


Yep. Seconded.
I’m really enjoying my Russian Caravan though, but I doubt I’d restock once I finish the remaining 5 oz. (It was a gift)

El Monstro

Russian Caravan has been reallllll good to me lately. As far as vanilla, I seem to like it best with milk too (or iced).


I agree.

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drank Premium Taiwanese Assam by Butiki Teas
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Woohoo! Sipdown while on a vacation lol I’m hoping for at least one more since I maya have purchased two tins of tears atthe grocery store since we don’t have republic of Tea at home. That being said, I’m sad to see this one go but I know there’s another order in store soon so not to worry. I have the house to myself atthe moment. My parents are off to a tennis lesson and Ian is still asleep. So I’m watching the golfers on the course and enjoying the sun.


There’s nothing like a cup of tea and a bit of quiet solitude.

Terri HarpLady

Yay for vacation, yay for peace & quiet! Enjoy!

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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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