7181 Tasting Notes

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drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
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thanks missb! dry, this tea smells divine! 100% apricot and none of that dastardly peach flavour. Once brewed however, the apricot isn’t nearly as intense as i wanted it to be. The base tea is nice without any bitterness and i’m guessing with a little sweetner added to this, the apricot flavours would pop just a little more. Thanks a ton for sharing missb!

MissB

Heh. Working through our swap, I see… the easy stuff to sipdown. ;) I think all the Fauchon’s are labeled 4-5 min steeps, however I think I need to try them at 3 minutes to get more flavor out of them.

Sil

hey… small sipdowns = faster at getting back to a manageable number. And i was alternating between yours and teafairy’s :) I find weekends are good for flavoured sipdowns.

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74
drank Pu Erh Chorange by Adagio Teas
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this is an interesting tea, sent my way by Kallieboo! it smells heavenly! orange, chocolatey goodness and likely something i would have picked myself. Steeped though, it loses the chocolate flavour and becomes more of an orange puerh. While that doesn’t bother me, it’s not quite what it claims to be. It IS a decent puerh though and one that i wouldn’t turn down. I like that the flavouring doesn’t overpower the puerh taste and that the puerh is a deep earthy sort of taste. Overall a decent cup of tea, though i wish it was a little more chocolate orange instead of just being orange. ")

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Yvonne

Drool.

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91
drank Tencha Mimoto Japanese by Tealux
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We’re going to pretend that the next words off my finger tips are not words typed by me. I.Love.This. Green. tea. yeah that’s right. this is a sipdown and i’m a little sad. The teafairy sent this one my way and i have to say i made it today and started sipping on it, not expecting to really enjoy this. And then suddenly, i was at the bottom of my cup and re-steeping a second cup. Yeah. That’s right. I found a green i really like. It doesn’t have that usual “green, vegetal” taste to it. I can believe it when they say this is a rare tea because the flavour was uniquely interesting. The sad part? It was so delicious i just kind of gulped my way through this and didn’t take very good notes on it, beyond loving it. So it’ll go on to my shopping list for a future tealux order with their black tea that i love…and we’ll give them another shot :) thank you teafairy!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ifjuly

love tencha too, yum!

Ysaurella

if you liked this green, I need to consider it ! as you I am not a very green person

Dexter

WOW!!! That is awesome that you found a green that you like. Best thing about swapping and letting others choose tea for you. They might pick something that you wouldn’t have chosen for yourself that turns out to be a winner.

Sil

Ysaurella – if i order some in the future, i’ll pass some along to you. saves you having to order it heh

Dexter – agreed! and that’s why i love swaps. teafairy also sent along a bunch of oolongs for me to try so it should be a fun time :)

Ysaurella

ah Oolongs are wonderful, you’ll have fun for sure as TheTeaFairy’s tastes are really very good !

keychange

I need to try some of this also!!

OMGsrsly

I’m gonna have to try this one too. :)

Sil

haha ok but if you guys don’t love it…don’t blame me! :)

TheTeaFairy

OMG, triple, quadruple YAY!!!!! Isn’t it pretty and usual to look at also? Such a nice deep green…so happy I have included it :-)
Guys, I would gladly send some to you if I had enough left, but the rest goes to another swap I have going on.
Ysaurella, I have other stuff I want to share with you, will be contacting you soon when time is right if you’re interested :-)

Sil

it DOES have a great colour to it as well :)

OMGsrsly

If I don’t like it, I can just make ochazuke with it!

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sipdown on this one. actually drank a coule cups of this one because i was just hitting the spot this afternoon. likely won’t be a restock as this isn’t my perfect pear tea but it is decent enough and tasty!

Kamyria

Here is that pear again… and I’m reminded I still don’t have pear tea in my cupboard!! :P

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I purposely brewed this one up with that other tea…knowing full well, i would probably really like this tea. Another one from missB and i was right. I really like this. The spices aren’t overpowering and neither one is the dominant flavour here. Instead this is a pleasantly blended cup of tea that is much like the smell of christmas. I like the added vanilla as well, as i think that it helps take the edge off the clove taste. Not that i mind clove taste but it softens it in a way that i really like.
Thanks so much missb!

MissB

You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

Courtney

Sounds tasty!

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drank Coco*Loco by American Tea Room
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sipdown! (166…oh yes i WILL get to 160 damnit!)
gross gross gross gross gross gross…OMG GROSS. thank you missB for sending this my way. Let me preface by saying i’m not a hige fan of coconut. I’ve been lucky to find a few blends that have it that i really enjoy because it’s that fresh tasting sort of coconut.

THIS? is that gross oily, smells like feet sort of, not natural at all kind of coconut. It assaults my tastebuds and nose. I took a sip and then couldn’d do anything more.

upside? one more tea off the list of ALL THE TEA! :)

Fjellrev

Blech. I’ve read that a lot of their coconut teas tend to taste soapy too. They must use rancid stuff or something.

Sil

missb liked it haha

Fjellrev

:x

Haha. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?

__Morgana__

On the bright side, you’re sooooo close to 160!

Nxtdoor

Omg. So glad I didn’t buy this.

MissB

Aw, that blows. Love your attitude about it! :)

VariaTEA

Oh no! I have some of this in my cupboard. Tbh though, every ATR tea I have tried from my BF order I have sent away. The one exception was Brioche Orangic and even that I am not in love with.

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drank Golden Needle Premium by Mandala Tea
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This was my morning tea…well whatever passes for my morning after staying up all night and getting a 3? hours nap. Still enjoying this one quite a bit but with all the varieties of black teas that i have from our travelling BBB Box, i’m not sure that this will be a restock. Not that it’s not delicious, but i’m not sure it falls in the top percentile :)

TheTeaFairy

Can’t wait to try my sample of this :-)

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I was a little wary of this one given that i’m not a fan of lavender. There was just something about the smell that i wasn’t a fan of. Thanks go to KallieBoo! for sharing this one with me, though after tasting it, was not something that i can drink :) On the upside, it has peaked my interest in this tea company since the tea base and the fig taste hiding behind the lavender was quite nice. So still a win in my books! :)

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Figured i should cut back on the caffeine tonight/this morning? though who knows why. It doesn’t seem to be affecting me either way and either way i need to be up all night lol. I’m glad my other half is getting sleep though. I suspect i’ll be close to useless tomorrow…but here’s hoping i can get a mid morning nap in…maybe? i hope? still enjoying this one a lot…just wish it was a little more toffee like tonight!

TheTeaFairy

Really hope you’ll get your nap…hang in there!

Sil

got one at 8am :)

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wheeee! it’s after midnight…which means everything is ridiculously funny to me. I COULD sleep for an hour before our mid evening call..but i’m not sure there’s a point. Soooo i’m watching TV and the “married with children” theme song is playing in my head. i pulled this one out and had my usual sil sized cup of this. I am digging this quite a bit tonight. I should have tried it with a little sugar but i forgot.

TheTeaFairy

„Married with children»??? Haha! No good, such a dysfunctional couple!

Fjellrev

Even so much thinking about that show makes me feel old haha.

Sil

lol yeah….but man it was in my head on repeat last night…

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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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