5614 Tasting Notes

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dear god. I need to pick this tea up. It’s on my wishlist now. I’ve been sitting puttering on the computer and i kept smelling caramel…like the caramel that tea gschwewerjoe…makes…which was strange because i only brewed two straight teas this morning. Finally took a sip of this tea and it’s the tea! God. i’m in love with this. Another tea that cookies shared…it seriously reminds me of tea g’s caramel tea (which i love) but it’s not flavoured! the flavouring isn’t intensely caramel but this is for sure the only tea i’ve had where it’s this strong. usually i just get hints of it.
oh man…just got lost on the store…this might just push me in to my first aliexpress order…

Marzipan

Easy when you break it down: Gsch wend ner

Sil

haha i can spell it if i think about it while typing – i took 3 yrs of german…but it’s like blergamot..why spell it right! haha

cookies

Yay, glad you like this one! Really an unbelievable tea for its price. I always order off their webpage so I can use Paypal.

Fjellrev

That’s impressive! Tea Gchejrwjre has some competition now, I see.

Sil

cookies – off their webpage??
my swedish chef – yes except that this is a STRAIGHT TEA! O.o

Fjellrev

That’s what makes the competition BRUTAL.

Sil

haha i’ve missed you darling

cookies

Yes, I didn’t even know they had an Ali store. http://dragonteahouse.biz

Sil

what’s funny is i looked before going to ali and couldn’t find it…then 10 mins after you posted they had a store i DID find it.. bah lol thanks! Going to need to look in to this.. i already built a cart for like 80$ lol

cookies Ugh, same. I have about $60 worth including teaware in my cart. Everything I’ve had from them has been delightful and very well priced.
yyz

Dragon Teahouse is one of those that sells on multiple platforms. They also have ‘stores’ on eBay and Amazon. This tea sounds really good.

Sil

YYZ – Let me send you some! when my order gets here…that’s right..i caved lol.

boychik

its December baby @ Sil

yyz

Thanks!

Sil

haha yes…yes it is..and i was bad for day 1 of december…and i’m not evn home from work yet!

yyz

Sympathise. So tempted by many things but so far I am in control.

Sil

i only placed 3 orders…and one was fairly small. I don’t anticipate buying anything else in december though, AND next year it’s stck to budget… so this is my last splurge

Indigobloom

I placed three orders! A record for me, but they were all relatively small except for one that had xmas gifts in it. Still it was not easy holding back from the others…

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85

mmmmm this is another tea from cookies who was generous enough to send me a few teas from a couple companies that i haven’t yet had the chance to order from, but want to.

this is a lovely tea. Something i’ll be picking up when i get to place my what-cha order. It’s smooth with a slight malty taste, with honey notes that come peaking through. I’m out of practice with drinking tea, so i’m not doing it justice..but this is really lovely. thanks so much for sharing cookies!

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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We got back this evening from our vacation – can i just say Jamaica was amazing! We lucked out with the weather too as storms rolled in this morning to stick around for the week. I tend to be a little ocd about unpacking, organising my life etc when i get home so i wanted a cup of tea that might get me to wind down faster and actually go to bed. Didn’t work very wellbut at least it was an enjoyable cup…sadly i think i forgot to order more of this with my last order…silly me!

Final Count: 83 (though that will go up and down before tomorrow is over! haha)

Fjellrev

Glad you had a bitchin’ time in Jamaica! You mutely deserve it.

Ubacat

Glad you enjoyed your vacation! I know what you mean about after vacation. Usually with all the rest and the boredom of plane rides, I’m a powerhouse when I get home. I wind down when I run out of steam.

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87
drank Kenya Premium White by What-Cha
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last cup of tea for the day, what with travelling and all, but another one from cookies She was kind enough to let me try and few teas from what-cha and Han Xi…

This one was intriguing because it’s another white tea, brewed hotter than i would normally for whites. I was curious as to whether this would be similar to white rhino or the other tea from Mandala that i can’t recall that’s a white that turns black. it’s similar, but in a totally different sort of way. Makes me wish i had white rhino to compare against…not that i can order that ever again sniffles

this tea is juicy and tastes….like flowers smell, but isn’t floral. if that makes sense lol there’s a bit of malt in this and caramel like notes…though not overly strong. a really nice cup to end my morning with. I’ll be adding this one to my cart when i get around to a what-cha order for sure…which is great because i’m not sure i would have otherwise since i’m not a fan of white teas!

Cameron B.

What-Cha has so many interesting whites I want to try, like the Zomba Pearls! :)

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drank Keemun by Han Xiang Ecological Tea
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This is another sample graciously sent to me be cookies. I love the look of this tea and brewed up it had a nice aroma…but drinking this is weird. it’s sort of like musty water…but not. It’s not smokey or sweet – two profiles that i’ve been used to in the keemuns that i’ve tried. It’s just like thick water…that tastes like books smell? lol I dunno..not describing this very well. It’s not a BAD tea..but its 100% not what i would expect from a keemun. haha thanks for the experience cookies! :)

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88

oh cookies you spoil me! I pulled this one out this morning because i was super excited to get the swap from cookies and didn’t want to wait to try at least a couple of the teas. This one is not the smoked variety of lapsang. Brewed it reminds me of my LB but with and oolong taste in the background. I am really enjoying this one. It’s smooth and slightly bready and malty and there’s some cocoa happening in the background. And even though there’s that oolongy taste hanging out a little, it’s not too bad. heh thanks for the share cookies!

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88

farewell my tea! until we meet again :) trying to have a few cups of deliciousness before i leave again. Sad to see this one go, but i’m happy i got the chance to try it. Now here’s hoping that by the time i get back, there will still be some left for me to re-order! :)

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
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So this has been my only tea for the past few days while travelling for work again. I’m back home again but only for a day before it’s off again. I’m hoping i’ll get a bit of a chance to have a few delicious cups tomorrow morning before it’s back to drinking this again…since i MAY have taken a few extra bags from the hotel i was in haha. I actually am ok with this one in bagged form, though i’d like to try it in loose form. I also haven’t yet figured out if i like the normal version or the “organic” version better…unless they’re both the same thing but package differently lol. all in all, happy to be home…will be nice when i can stay here for a few weeks in a row!

Final Count: 87 (courtesy of the single cup samples cookies sent me..so i’ll be back down in no time!)

caile

I have this in loose form if you want to try it. :)

Sil

Oh. May take you up on that when I get back from my next leg of travel, provided I haven’t forgotten lol

caile

haha, OK. :)

dragondrool

I snurched all four bags of this from our hotel room in October, too. :)

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drank Earl Grey Supreme by Harney & Sons
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Spa room at the trump and for once, there’s a kettle in the room! and tea bags! So because KS was giving me grief on the blerg, i figured i should open this one up and try it at the very least.

Still not a fan of the blerg but this isn’t awful….but it’s not delicious either. I can handle drinking this because i’m cold in the room, but i may need to see if they’ll bring me up more english breakfast instead haha. This is smooth…and i like the base, but the blerg needs to go! :)

Anna

Make sure you make room for pizza!

Sil

It’s hard! Free chocolates just arrived hahaha

Ysaurella

raaaaah blergamot…for me it’s bellegamot :) did you try some MF ? from far they are always my favs among all bergamot teas.

Nicole

Spa room, kettles, H&S teabags and free chocolates. I want to visit! :)

Anna

…and the view of the lake. The VIEW. Of the LAKE.

Sil

I don’t think I have ysaurella.
Nicole – chicago trump…come on down! Lol

OMGsrsly

Yes, ask them for more tea! And eat some pizza for me, OK? :)

K S

At least you are willing to try – there is hope some future blend will show you the error of your ways ;)

Sil

i will TRY nearly anything as long as it doesn’t hve a vomit inducing aroma..lol

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88

small cup of this today as my last cup of tea. I need to order more of this when i get home. i am really enjoying it. just some interesting notes in here..it reminds me of some other tea that i’ve had but maybe that’s just the taiwanese factor… :)

DigniTea

This one is on the way to me now. Glad to hear you like it! I’ll miss all these interesting fine black teas Stacy finds for us all!

Sil

yea….she should just keep finding straight blacks for me. lol

Kittenna

Argh stop making me want to order more/other teas! I don’t have the money for this! :’(

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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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