5059 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown! Final verdict on this tea? Not for me. The taste is artificial and has a strange aftertaste.

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drank Cacao Tea by Cha
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Sipdown!

Thanks to rarietea for a sample of this one! I’m not sure if herbal infusions is selling this at their store or if its another version of this but I want more. It’s totally like when you make hot chocolate from cocoa powder on the stove top. I’m sure if I added just a bit of sugar it’d be exactly like that. But I don’t want the sugar, I just want the roasty goodness of this. Oh this is super tasty if that’s what you’re looking for.

Also, the sample packaging was super cute. Little glass bottle with a cork top!

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drank Kagoshima Japanese Black Tea by Tealux
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So I totally understand why kittenna and Indigobloom don’t like this as much as me. This is a black that I actually find nice. It’s not overly strong, and there are notes of sweetness hiding in the tea. It’s not a must have for my cupboard but I wouldn’t be opposed to picking up more. If I had more than a sipdown, I totally would have sent some to terriharplady :) overall a really nice afternoon cup of tea.

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drank Blue Unicorn Reserve by Tealux
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Soooo again, no recollection of who let me try this one, I’m assuming raritea based off the notes on this one but if not, sorry! So this one? Tastes like not much of anything to me. I’m thinking this is maybe too subtle for me today and my taste buds are sort of off, but I didn’t realize it with the stronger teas I’ve had today? I mean its dead smack in the middle of its tea. Ill have to pick up some more of this sometime and see if I get anything out of it later.

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drank Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha by 52teas
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Sipdown and that was a giant cup of no thank you. I tried airing i out but it didn’t help.

whatshesaid

Oh really?? I thought you liked this one?

Sil

I did…but i think the reblends are just not right. I’ve lowered the rating because on some level, while airing out the bags appears to have helped some folks, i think consistency and time should be taken when reblending and sending out tea. So until/unless i have a batch that is back to the deliciousness that it was, i don’t feel fair letting it sit at a higher rating. If that makes sense.

Fjellrev

Aww that’s too bad, but I think that’s fair adjusting the rating. I just ordered more from the latest batch so I hope it will be better. The one he made back in the fall was fantastic.

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drank Jiaogulan by Teaopia
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SIPDOWN! This is a weird tea. I feel like i’m sipping on a cup of sweetened veggies, something like carrots and spinach. I think i’d actually prefer it sans sugar since it’s the sweetness that’s throwing me off.

I used about 12oz of water and steeped this a little longer than 5 mins. I don’t feel the need to buy this again ever, but i don’t dislike this. I just don’t tend to prefer green teas. Interesting to say the least.

(on a random other note…the name of this and the way it looks, totally took me off on a tangent imagining this as a little plant monster that explodes out of it’s ball state screaming it’s name JIAOGULAN!)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Nicole

I love the image of the tea as a plant monster. :) Your reviews rock.

Sil

Lol my other half says when we have kids, they are totally going to look at the world in a way that no one else does thanks to me. Me? I just never want to grow up!

Marcel Duchamp

That is a total tea monster! haha

Indigobloom

Are you a toys r us kid :P
(well, aren’t we all…)

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SIPDOWN!

I really wanted to try this cold brew but this morning i just wanted to have a cup of this hot. so now it’s gone, but it’s on my re-order next time i hit upton, even if it’s just a sample size for when i need something like this. My taste buds are a little off, but not totally. I took an allergy pill to see if that helps and it seems to have. So the sipdowns continue! gotta catch up, especially with my swap that arrived bring a bunch of new teas!

Indigobloom

I heard rooibos helps with allergies to!
Missed my pill this morning. Oh the horror :s

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drank Anti V-Day Treat by Della Terra Teas
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SIPDOWN! just wish i was more tea productive today. Sadly i’m still at work because of issues. my other half even came all the way down to meet me after work so we could go out tonight. and now….he’s left because i’m stuck on a stupid call with technology because yes folks… MORE PROBLEMS! i swear to god it’s like no one knows anything. so i’m sitting here….drinking my tea….hungry for dinner….wishing i could go home. oh and i’m on call all weekend in case we have more issues…and i have to be on a call at 5am on monday. woot woot

It’s a good thing this tea is tasty enough to cut through my wonky tastebuds today ‘cause it’s a good cuppa at the moment.

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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yep…wonky taste buds but i won’t let that stop me too much today! had this early in the morning but man it’s been busy again. I’m pretty sure people out there are losing faith in us. But i digress! go team AMAZING! that being ME of course…singlehandedly dealing with issues, testing for our release, backing up 2 people including my boss, getting my own work done! and all with a smile on my face and tea in my hand! woot woot!

Indigobloom

go Sil go!

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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I think my taste buds are a little “off” today. I really hope that this is a temporary thing. I need my sipdowns! lol but clearly i don’t want to drink tea if it’s going to taste icky, especially if it’s a new tea.

This one tastes a bit weird but nothing that makes me want to spit it out or anything. I know that’s me though, so no worries heh.

Indigobloom

I hate it when that happens with a good one. Bleh.

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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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