5583 Tasting Notes

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SIPDOWN! turns out this was on my shopping list of teas to try which i noticed this afternoon so thank you terri for knocking one off that list even though i didn’t realise it the first time i had it :) Still a really enjoyable cup of tea. It’s unassuming but delicious and found a way to have me drink it up right quickly when i had it.

TheTeaFairy

This is also on my list…in fact, it’s in my shopping cart, just can’t get myself to click the order now button. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have 2 other tea orders on their way?? Maybe??

Sil

haha don’t do it! you can wait! there will be another sale!

Terri HarpLady

TeaFairy, I still have a little left…Would you like me to send you a sample?
Sil, I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

TheTeaFairy

Ahhhh! Too late girls!! I DID IT, I CLICKED, I DID!!!! I am doomed … but thank you so much Terri, people here are just the best :-) And thank you Sil for trying to reason with me… I’m just hopepless, sigh…

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drank Cha Yen Thai by Teavana
5583 tasting notes

Another sipdown for the day! Had a giant mug of this in the afternoon to try and clear out some of the “spicier” and smellier teas in my cupboard. I quiet like this, though i do admit that i picked out the star anise from my cup :) Not sure if i’d ever pick this up again mostly because there are so many other teas to try and so little time in the day. But it was a tasty cup of tea for this afternoon :)

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drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
5583 tasting notes

do.not. like. i think it might be the coconut but this starts out as a nice chai and then the after taste makes me cringe. I appreciate the share terri but this one is not for me! :)

CHAroma

The lemongrass and coconut really give this one a different flavor from your average chai.

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drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
5583 tasting notes

This is a pretty tasty chai, though it does have that adagio base that i’m not a fan of. In terms of chais though, this isn’t bad. there are others that i much prefer but i’ll still enjoy drinking this while i have it. it’s lightly spicy but not overly so. thanks terri!

CHAroma

What chais are your favorite?

Sil

I like verdants, butiki and red blossoms the most but I also have had a huge number of others because I really only drink it in winter and I bough large quantities before I knew better :)

CHAroma

I’ve never tried any of those…I’ll have to add them to the shopping list! My favorites so far are Adagio’s Spiced Apple Chai and Starbucks’ concentrated Tazo Chai mix.

Kiaharii

I can’t handle this one, I’m such a wuss it’s way to spicy.

Sil

kiaharii – heh maybe you need to milk and honey your chais? :)

Kiaharii

Perhaps! I still have some of this left so I may try that. Do you brew it on the stove or just the normal way and then add the milk/honey?

CHAroma

You can do it either way. It’s usually tastier if you brew it on the stove, but that’s more work. When I brew on the stove, I brew it directly in the milk. When I brew normally, I brew in water and just add some milk.

Sil

i usually brew normally and then jsut add milk and honey since it’s easier. I have yet to make chai the “proper” way.

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drank Golden Monkey by Teavana
5583 tasting notes

sipdown! no count down here though until the end of the day since i’ll be gaining teas and hopefully losing some before the day is out.

this was another sample from terriharplady (getting sooo close to finally getting through all your teas terri!) and while this one is a tasty cup of black goodness, it leaves my mouth feeling really dry at the end of the sip, which i’m not overly a fan of today. this would likely be a tasty cup of tea with milk and sugar to help combat the dryness in my mouth. still though, a decent cup of goodness this morning…

Edit: 1800 tasting notes..that much closer to 2k before my first year steepsterversary is up haha

Cavocorax

Yowza! Congrats!
Without any evidence or anything I’m just going to guess your stash will be at 313. Anyone else? :P

Sil

LOL that’s a fun game. it will include 15 teas not listed in my cupboard to make it fair to anyone else who wants to play. lol

Fjellrev

Congrats! You’re cruising away already reaching 1800. Wow! It’ll take me forever to get there.

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…and another 52 teas i needed to get around to actually trying since it’s been in my cupboard for a bit. I loved black currant bai mu dan from frank at one point and then got tired of the taste. This one is close in flavour profile to that one but has a bit lighter taste to it and is more “juicy” or fruitier. I think i prefer this one, though i don’t have to have either in my cupboard permanently. I think that i’ll likely try cold brewing this as it seems to me this would be a tasty cold brew. :)

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drank Shamrock Tea by 52teas
5583 tasting notes

In addition to doing some sipdowns today after organising my cupboard to get it under control and find the small sipdowns hiding out, i set a mini goal of trying all of the 52 teas that i haven’t yet tried that are in my cupboard and getting through the chai’s that are in my cupboard that i’m going to want to drink less and less as it warms up.

So shamrock tea! i’m drinking you! I actually like this one a bunch. For a MINT tea, it’s pretty good. The vanilla helps to dial back the intensity of the mint a bunch so it doesn’t taste like you’re drinking toothpaste. :) I don’t often want just mint tea, but this will be nice on days when i DO want a straight up mint tea and i could possible blend this with other teas to experiment a bit :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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mmm sipdown! I really like this one. May have to think about picking it up periodically when i want to change things up a little :)

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drank Toffee and Cream by Kally Tea
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SIPDOWN! (274 though all my tea is currently spread out on my table so that i can re-organize and make sure nothing’s been missed in my cupboard and that will change with the teas i’m getting tomorrow from raritea and kittenna).

It feels good to be getting through some of my kally teas. They’re not “old” as nothing in my cupboard is more than 7 months old, tops. But they’ve been around longer than some teas so i’m trying to pay a bit more attention to them. That’ll be the last time i order that much tea in those quantities in one go lol though i have to say at least they were economical so i can’t complain too much :)

Enjoy this one quite a bit as far as rooibos goes. Flavour is a little on the weaker side for what i like but it’s still tasty :)

Fjellrev

That’s impressive that nothing is more than seven months old considering all the tea you have!

Sil

I’m guessing but that sounds about right for when I purchased things. I try to keep track as best as I can. Helps that I organize my cupboard every few weeks to pull out older things or stuff with small amounts left to drink them during the following week

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drank Irish Cream by Compass Teas
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Sipdown! (275) this was a tasty enough tea but not one i think i ever need to restock. Nice to cross off another tea from my list!

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