5121 Tasting Notes

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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
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I left this one opened to see if that would help with the taste. it didn’t. soooo yeah. I think i’ll just chalk this one up to an abysmal failure and get on with my day.

jessiwrites

Dang. I’ve had mine sitting out in a bowl since last night.

Sil

well i’ll cross my fingers for you!

jessiwrites

I put it in my dark closet, and now EVERYTHING I OWN smells like S’mores Genmaicha.

Sil

LOL that mental imagine makes me laugh… i needed that

Kittenna

Ahaha that’s hilarious. My four open teas are on my dresser. If my room smells like various flavoured genmaicha and/or chlorine, I wouldn’t know because I can’t taste/smell anything anymore, blah. Hopefully it won’t be a nasty surprise when my senses return.

Indigobloom

With the s’mores, I didn’t notice it nearly as much. I wonder if that is because I got mine in the baggie, and had it out for a few days before putting it away properly!

CrowKettle

I’m airing out my packets of marshmallow treat, although I don’t find this one as bad as bcg or s’mores. The room smells sweet. :)

Kittenna

Indigobloom – that could be! Didn’t think of that.

CrowKettle – Yes, my packet of Marshmallow Treat is open as well (even though it wasn’t as bad), alongside Browncoat Genmaicha, S’mores, and Chocolate Malt HB.

Indigobloom

I’m really hoping that this works. I need my marshmallow treat to work!! (when i run out and need a reblend that is haha)

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drank Daydreamer by DAVIDsTEA
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Soooo i can get behind this tea. One of my coworkers who knows that i love tea saw the kind of week i’ve been having and not only went to her stash of tea to brew me a cup of tea and brought it to my desk, but also handed off a few of her samples to me as she’d recently been in to david’s to buy new teas. One of the teas she had purchased with this one.

Overall? not a bad little tea. It’s not nearly as artificial tasting as a bunch of teas i’ve had recently and it smells nice. so today…that’s about all it takes. is it friday yet?

Indigobloom

aww that is so sweet! your coworker knows you well :)

jessiwrites

I have a bit more of this that I probably won’t drink, as I don’t care for mango anything. Would you want it?

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drank Goût Russe Douchka by Dammann Freres
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You know… i think i like this? but it’s been another one of those days. serriously i want ONE fricken day in which i can do work instead of other people’s work with system issues. Sooo i remember this being citrusy and not too bergamotty. but that’s as far as it goes because it’s a long sucky day.

Terri HarpLady

You might like Jubilee then. I’ll add some to your box ;)

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drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
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So if i’m going to catch up to dinosara, i’m going to have to start focusing on the bags of tea where i’m only a few cups away from being done. So with that in mind, I’m having this one today. Dry aroma smells decent enough however the brewed tea isn’t anything much to write home about. Another diappointing 52 teas blend, though at least this one doesn’t have that weird chemically taste the others seem to be having. I still need to air my teas out and see if that helps.

269….12 days to sip down as much as possible! here goes nothing! :) If nothing else, this is incentive to try all the teas that i have in my cupboard.

whatshesaid

What happens in 12 days?? World explodes? Daleks taking over?

Sil

dinosara has challenged me to catching up to her sipdowns :)

Mercuryhime

The Steepster version of a duel. :)

Sil

hahaha she’s going to win but i can sure as hell try!

Dinosara

Haha I love it. I wish you luck!

Sil

Dinosara – what’s the number i’m aiming for once you add in all your new purchases? lol

Dinosara

Right now I am at 190 exactly… There were two Butiki samples not in the database so those are the only ones missing from my Steepster cupboard

Sil

i see many, many trips to the washroom in the near future

Cavocorax

Sip! Sip! Sip!

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Thought i’d try this again today – put in twice the amount of matcha and still this just isn’t coming across as much beyond creamy random flavour.

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drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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I feel like i need to go apologise to walter bishop. I’ve totally been calling that tea almost the same thing as this tea…but apparently it’s actually just the MEMORY of this tea. I much prefer walter bishop now that i’ve drank them both in closer proximity to one another. Not that i don’t enjoy this tea but i REALLY like the smooth creaminess of the walter bishop tea better. Dropping the rating on this one a little since after 1.5 bags of this, it’s fading on me. It’ll be one of those teas that might cycle through my cupboard once a year but nothing that needs to stay in as a permanent blend unless i’m looking for more caffeine free blends…not that caffeine seems to affect me. I still feel compelled to have a bunch on hand, just in case, for guests.

Kittenna

I have similar thoughts on this one. Love it, but it’s not necessarily one I need to constantly have. I do imagine I’ll pick up some more of it at some point though, if it’s available. But certainly not until I’ve finished Cinnamon Roll HB, which I have considerably more of, and don’t like as much. (Also, yadda yadda bajillion teas etc. etc.)

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drank Marie's Muffins by T by Daniel
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Split purchase with raritea from the toronto tea festival. This is supposed to be a blueberry muffin but i think it’s more muffin than blueberry. That being said, the rooibos in this makes for a pretty decent baked muffin kind of tea. Just wish it was a WEEEEEEEEE little bit more blueberry.

mmmmmmmmmm muffins! wheee!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Hmm, mix with a touch of Blueberry Creme from Della Terra? Although you prob don’t have that, and I’m not giving mine up, haha.

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cherry cough syrup drizzled on inferior quality chocolate? apparently. ick. Not a fan of this one in the least. It’s not a terrible tea but i for sure would prefer to not drink it than drink it since there are so many other teas out there that have better flavour and tea notes to them. Happy to have tried it but that’s about as far as that goes. eesh

Nicole

I love it when you really don’t like a tea. There is no doubt what you thought and your descriptions are funny. Not that I want you to not like teas, your reviews of them are just too good, though. :)

Sil

Lol I aim to entertain at least. Apparently I can be as funny in person…which I’m not sure I follow but hey as long as someone’s laughing (usually raritea) we’re good.

I usually dial back my dislike as well….I’m much better at explaining why I dislike things than why I like them…probably also why I don’t have favourites. Heh

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drank Fireside Spice by Della Terra Teas
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As i was brewing this up i was trying to figure out what it was reminding me of. kittenna nailed it – David’s tea: glitter n gold. Less gold spinkles, more cinnamon and less sweet than David’s IMO. Over all not a bad tea but i really only needed this one cup to drink. The rest can go into the swap box!

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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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