4923 Tasting Notes

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
4923 tasting notes

Here’s hoping this is restocked soon since i know of a few people itching to get their hands on some more. I thankfully still have a bit left to tie me over until it’s back up on the site. Though i did bring a bunch with me on this trip so that i could work through part of my bag. Not because i want to get rid of it, but because i’m trying to get better at drinking my tea down once it’s opened instead of letting it sit there for a few weeks? months? between tastings

Terri HarpLady

I have to confess…I bought 4oz right before it went out of stock, LOL.
I mean, I couldn’t run out of it, ya know?

Fjellrev

Ha! I have 2oz. coming my way and I haven’t even tried it before. Can’t wait. How many steeps do you typically like to get out of this one?

Terri HarpLady

If I just do it in a cup, I use 1 tb & steep 3 min first, then 4, then 5. Sometimes I’ll do 5 again, but generally by then the party is over.
In a Gaiwan, 15 sec, 30 sec, 45, 60…etc. I get more steeps that way, just adding 15 sec to each. But I tend to like it dark & dirty, lol, so usually I go for the cup.

Fjellrev

Thanks, I’ll definitely try that out when I get mine. :)

Sil

Yeah see above. I pretty much do it the way Terri does. lol If i’m only going to go for 1 steep, i for sure sometimes just use 1.5 tsp instead of the tblspoon.

Kittenna

I give it only a 1 min infusion to start :)

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66
drank Organic Japan Classic by Ronnefeldt Tea
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you know you were all desperate to see another tea log on this tea. By the way, i am totally snagging the extra bag they give me in the morning to foist onto random people. That’s right, I’m thiefing (yes i spelled it that way on purpose) tea!

This morning this was a whole lot of yellow flavoured water. I think i’m developing an immunity to this tea, or because i’ve managed to drink my other teas – it’s just not working for me in the morning. I might need to swtich over to twinnings. Thankfully i usually have time in the morning to also make some laoshan black. Just took me a week to get the timing down to have enough time lol

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83
drank Minty Winter Wonderland by Tiesta Tea
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Soooo after getting all fired up after the MOST USELESS MEETING ON THE PLANET!!!! I’m having a cup of this. Let me tell you, nothing shows the world you’re an idiot like calling a meeting to discuss something that’s already been decided – because you have options to present… uh. ok? never mind that we asked them to clarify 3 times before the meeting on what the meeting was about. Turns out…they should have just told us they needed us to tell them that we’d already gotten sign off about the thing they’re unclear about. Confused yet? yeah. so were we.

Long story short…1 hour meeting to decide that we’re going to go ahead with what we were already doing. yeah. ok then. thanks for coming out morons.

phew! the irate canuck in me is showing. you wouldn’t like me when i’m angry!!!!HULK SMASH! yeah ok… crazy girl needs to curl up with more tea apparently. and then sleep. seriously, having to stay up for that BS just has me all crazy. bah! gah! grrrrrr

good thing this tea is all minty happy dance in my mouth. also…it tastes SUPER awesome if you let a coke bottle melt in your mouth with the tea. yeah. i did that. :)

Tealizzy

I’m right there with ya! I hate pointless meetings! Sounds like you need some tea with lavender ;)

Indigobloom

I hear Tulsi is good for stress as well!

Ysaurella

Sil you made me laugh …I understand so well your meeting description

Sil

Lol. Thanks guys. I was a little crazy wired last night. :)

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Soooo..let’s talk about stress..and pms and being in a foreign country when over tired and reacting to the pollution. It’s called, dinner is made up of some chips, a cheese bagel and z-up followed by chocolate and sugar donut and yes..this tea. And a bath. And god damnit that’s what’s what.

lol But let me tell you…nothing in this world is better than that donut and chocolate and tea when you’re enjoying it. I’ll pay for it later i’m sure but tonight i needed anything but noodles or rice or beef or lamb or fried anything. Also it doesn’t help that i had a bunch of work to do tonight before my evening call with toronto. So i didn’t really have a chance to go to a sit down restaurant.

And this tea? While not something i drink often in toronto, was just what the doctor ordered tonight. Maybe it bonded with the water better than back home but it was just a creamy delicious cup of toffee and dark brood-y tea. So good.

BoxerMama

Sorry things are making you out of sorts. Hopefully you get to go home soon!

Sil

I’ll be fine.. just a rant away from crazy town :) Still loving it and getting things done..just stressed a bit

Sil

(of course a pound of candy and the dinner of champions also has me all over the place as evidenced by my awesome tasting rants lol

BoxerMama

HAHAHA! My daughter was gone this weekend, I definitely made nachos for breakfast yesterday.

BoxerMama

But, I had it with oolong, so that makes it okay.

Sil

woot! that would be great :)

Indigobloom

nachos! I want some now haha

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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oh man i needed this to help me wake up. I’ve already had 3 cups of this and i’m working on my 4th at the office. I think it’s fantastic that the hotel gives me “to go” cups in the room that i can use to bring my tea from the hotel to the office. especially since there are no kitchen facilities here. Pretty much no one brings a lunch – you have to eat out.

Ysaurella

is it for safety reasons you have no kitchen in your offices ? It’s a pity for tea sure…

Sil

It looks like it’s a beijing thing. I’m in china at the moment and the offices here (at least from what people tell me) don’t have kitchens. Back home, there are kitchens and i can make tea anytime. :)

BoxerMama

That sounds awful.

Sil

it’s different..thats for sure. and let’s not talk about the women’s washroom… i expect more..so much more from an office washroom.

Terri HarpLady

Just another in the series of reasons that I’m glad to be self employed!
singing “Takin care of business” ;)

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66
drank Organic Japan Classic by Ronnefeldt Tea
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oh man…back to work. I needed something stronger than this to get me going after last nights festivities and the resulting amount of time it took me to get to sleep. Had a pot of this for breakfast and then went back to my room to make several cups of a stronger tea. I should just start bringing my other tea down to breakfast and asking them to make a post for me. :) See previous tasting notes. this is an adequate bagged green. it’ll do in a pinch

Indigobloom

wake up! lol

Sil

oh man.. so hard.

Indigobloom

I’ve been there. If only coffee were as tasty hahahaha

Fjellrev

Geez, you must be so buzzed after this and the Laoshan Black.

Sil

sadly caffeine rarely affects me unless i haven’t had anything to eat. Nearly half the day later and I’m still falling asleep. IB – i enjoy coffe quite a bit – well lattee style. It’s just that since the caffeine doesn’t really hit me, there’s no point in paying to drink a lattee when i can have my tea lol

Indigobloom

ah boo, that sucks. redbull maybe?

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75
drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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Best. night. evar. No really. tonight i think wins the prize for the best evening out here in beijing. One of the women who is also in to the city for the work we’re doing here, had a friend come pick us up so that we could go out. Tonight is the last night of Chinese New Year, so we went out to some pedestrian areas by the water. There was laughing, good food, fire crackers and fire works…music. lots of fun!

I’m having a cup of this before bed, though I’m not sure how much sleep i’ll get given that the fireworks are non stop tonight because it’s the last day. Hard to believe the weekend is over and it’s back to work in a few hours. ugh. At least the tea is helping me to relax and de-stress before bed.

Nicole

That sounds like so much fun!

Indigobloom

Sounds like they showed you a great time! :)

Dinosara

That area of Beijing is great!

Fjellrev

I am so glad you are having a good time over there!

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drank Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney & Sons
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Had a cup of this in the afternoon while waiting on people to arrive to pick us up. Talk about a cup of cinnamon hearts. I don’t mind this tea, though I can’t say that I’d want to drink this often. It’s more of a special occasion, I’m craving cinnamon hearts kinda of tea :)

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Pretty sure I ruined this cup by over steeping it. It was barely drinkable and since I’ve had it before with no issue, I’m sure I just did something foolish. Fnished up with testing thing for work so I might get out a little this afternoon…won’t be much but better than nothing!

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66
drank Organic Japan Classic by Ronnefeldt Tea
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I guess i really should rate this tea. Overall, it’s not a bad little tea, but it’s not great. It’s about what i’d expect from a bagged tea. Another pot of this today. I need as much as i can get in terms of liquid so i’m happy to down a pot of this every morning after my bottle of water and in addition to the juice i also have. Late start to the day but it’s hard to get excited about getting up and going, when you just have work to look forward to on a saunday blech. At least i have a bit of my tea from home to keep me company in the room.

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