5945 Tasting Notes

85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
5945 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! (229) last of this tonight since i want to limit my caffeine intake. It hasn’t been affecting me, but with the weather being as hot as it is, sometimes by body just gets weird on me lol soooo just trying to make sure i sleep tonight. i’ve been remiss with my 52 teas this weekend as well, so maybe a cup or two of those tonight to catch myself back up :)

This will be a reorder for sure. It’s a great peppermint chocolate tea and i love that it’s not a black tea base!

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78
drank Kamba Berry by Butiki Teas
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Decided to finish off the last of this today – sipdown! (230) had this cold brew to finish it off. Probably not a re-order but still a tea i wouldn’t turn down.

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89
drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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SIPDOWN! (231) After adding in all my verdant teas and the teas from terri i’m back up to 231 after this sipdown, which is much better than i expected – i thought i’d be closer to 250 or worse.

It was my birthday yesterday and I didn’t get much tea drinking done since we pretty much got up, had a bite to eat and hopped on the bikes for the rest of the day. We did some trail riding, hit the farmers market, and then biked some more with a stop for picnic lunch before finally heading home. We made one of my favourite things for laaaaaate second lunch (BLT on flat bread with homemade guacamole, turkey, cheese). We then pretty much headed out for dinner and a movie. By the time we got home i was not only totally ready for bed but was also super happy. Probably one of my best birthdays in a while – just getting to be outside and with my other half. Plus we totally didn’t spend a lot of money since we had movie tickets we’d bought previously.

Today though, i have to spend some time working, so to make that more enjoyable i picked one of the puerh i’ve been really looking forward to from terri and i’ve been drinking that all morning..that meaning THIS TEA!

Special Dark! yay!

First Steeping was light and i didn’t get the cocoa taste until the last few sips in the cup – smooth though
second steeping – much more chocolatey, still smooth and delicious
third steeping – still really enjoying this. will have to keep steeping this for a few more to see how it goes..

so far…i’m glad that gracebtlb and terri introduced me to this one. grace through her excitement and love of mandala teas and puerh and terri for sending a sample my way for me to try. Going to be adding this to my must have list :)

Lala

Happy, Happy belated birthday friend!!

Nicole

Happy, happy!

graceatblb

Happy birthday!

Sil

Thanks guys! :)

TastyBrew

Happy birthday!!!!

Terri HarpLady

I didn’t really send you any Sheng. I’ll start a box, that’ll jack your numbers up a little.
;)

Sil

Lmao too funny Terri lol I’m actually going to be away from my tea for like a week…..grrrr its awful lol

Cavocorax

Where are you going that you can’t bring your tea? :O

Sil

Victoria…..hahaha but it’s a weird family sort of hotel and house staying kinda of weird hiking trip and visit with dying people sort of weird trip that means I’m probably better off just keeping it to 1or 2 max with me.

Cavocorax

Sounds complicated. I bought 20 samples with me when i traveled in a little cardboard box, but that earned me a few odd looks.

Terri HarpLady

When are you leaving Sil?
I’ll be away for a week, & I really need to narrow my list of teas down…or maybe just bring a box of samples & do a crazy week long sample sipdown, lol

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73
drank Ginger Darjeeling Peach by Fusion Teas
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another backlog and a sipdown from yesterday! thank you again nxtdoor i enjoyed getting the chance to taste these teas from fusion teas. I like how the ginger takes away some of the peachy sweetness in this one :)

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72
drank Acai Berry Blend by Fusion Teas
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more backlogging and a sipdown!

Thanks again to nxtdoor for sending this my way. I am not a fan of green oolongs but this tea not only smells delicious but tastes wonderfully fruity and pretty good. I drank this yesterday both cold and hot and it’s got a nice smooth green oolong taste that blends nicely with the fruity acai/berry taste. it’s also not overly floral which is a plus for me. Over all not a bad little tea, though nothing i need to keep in my cupboard always. It was nice getting to try it though, and i did enjoy drinking it :)

Nxtdoor

You’re being nice! I feel differently about this tea but I’ll do my own review one day.

Sil

haha i’m not being nice. it wasn’t a terrible tea – considering i don’t like oolongs much, the berry taste was nice. I liked it better cold though. and as for whether it tastes like acai…couldn’t tell you, have never had it haha

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68
drank Key Lime Pie by Della Terra Teas
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backlog from a few days ago. This one is a little disappointing. I’d hoped for a creamier, sweeter sort of brew. I’m wondering if it’ll be better as a cold brew so i might try that out. Since this was from so long ago i’ll write a better review next time i try it.

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78
drank Kamba Berry by Butiki Teas
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backlog from a few days ago. I’m very nearly done this and i have to say i rather like it as a hot brewed, cooled tea. But i can’t get over the sludge factor. The stuff that’s left over in the basket after brewing this one is just ick….and tough to clean lol.

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80
drank Black Gold by Mandala Tea
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backlog -

sadly i forgot to take notes and the past couple of days have been insane. Mostly what i remember was enjoying this but i’m glad i have more to pay closer attention to. Thank you terri!

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90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
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I’ve got some backlogging to do…yes i do! It’s been a busy couple of week. Had this one a couple of days ago and it’s still as delicious and wonderful. I love this version from Stacy and as long as she’ll keep making it, i’ll keep it in my cupboard :)

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84
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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SOMEONE cavocorax pointed out that i was remiss because i hadn’t yet had tried Ruby pie as a cold brew. So i did. And i might just like it more than as a hot brew…maybe. Or maybe it’s just summer and i’m having a rough week and so this is delicious. I can’t wait for it to be morning though so i can bust out at least ONE of my new teas from terri!

and then tommorrow..it’ll be totally terri’s tea time! tada!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

I was looking at the box you sent, trying to decide what to start with…so many choices… I’m excited!

Sil

Mandala tmrw!!!

JustJames

sorry you’ve had a heavy week… seems to be going around. however, so do awesome tea boxes! enjoy your tea, enjoy your weekend…

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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