7472 Tasting Notes

87
drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
7472 tasting notes

SOMETIMES….though it doesn’t happen often with me…i forget that i have a particular tea in my cupboard. This one sort of got lost (in plain sight) and i hadn’t had it in a while…so the other day i put it in a REALLY obviously place to remember to drink it more often. And today, i was glad for it :) i still really like the taste of this one. happy i picked some up in a sale from teavivre a while back.

also..since i’m guessing there will be little to no tea drinking this evening having just had uh..a VERY large glass of coke and toasted caramel rye…

Final Count: 149 (merci Ysaurella!)

TheTeaFairy

Did I hear a big fat burp at the end of this note???

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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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this one keeps me happy. Since i have no hope in heck of being at 150 for the end of this month (unless i get nothing in the mail before i leave…) courtesy of a great swap from mademoiselle Ysaurella.

Instead, i’ve decided to shift focus to drinking some of my older teas to make a dent in those ones so that eventually I’ll have bags and bags of almost sipdowns! riiiight…? :)

Still enjoying this tea..even if it is a tricky ever changing tea for me from one day to the next lol

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78
drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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Man i love this tea… just the right balance of spicy and sweet and delicious! Though i have half a mind to try mixing this up with the lapacho just to see how more orange in this one tastes. but i’m lazy…so likely not haha.

Final Count: 136 – now to see if i can get 6 more in before FLORIDA! (if so, then even with orders being added to my cupboard in march from florida, i’ll be at 150…so totally at my goal!)

Edit…hey look at that 3600 notes… Lol

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Can,t believe you’re down to 136!!!

How’s your bladder doing??

Sil

Haha it’s fine….lazy thing. I don’t have any more easy sipdowns though, so the next 6 will be harder unless I convince myself to drink the last few matcha samples I have

VariaTEA

Congrats on both 136 teas and 3600 tasting notes! I think you will definitely catch up to me soon (however, your orders might put you back up again). I will just have to go tea shopping in the future.

Sil

Right now….my orders will bring me up to 156. However that does not take in to account the swap incoming from ysaurella, the Canadian tea box or the BBB Box from Terri and tasty brew.

Cavocorax

Oh, NBD. How many teas/day do you log? :P

Cavocorax

(congrats)

Sil

Haha no idea cavo…I just pour and drink…until I don’t wanna!

Terri HarpLady

Wow, and Wow again! ;)

keychange

You’re just on fire there!

Dinosara

Woah, how’d you get so close to me in your cupboard number?? I’ve been sitting at 120 lately. At least I can depend on you to bring it back up soon! ;D

Sil

Dinosara – you got it, there are already 20 teas on their way to me hahaha

Terri HarpLady

and if I ever get my act together, there will be another 50 or so headed your way…hahahahahah

Sil

Lol crap crap crap crap…

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85

so the trick to this one is making sure your cup has a slice of the dried orange in it… that make this much tastier…though i still miss the vanilla :( It looks like ESP emporium has an orange vanilla version i’ll have to try someday :)

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74
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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needed a cup of yum tonight while watching a bit of fringe. This paired with an ice cream sammich is awesome! haha

How i feel about this tea… is pretty much right here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQD9EBCwlQc (but move ahead to 32:01 and watch from there…for that section of the video…i am howling over here…wait NM don’t do that…or you’ll for sure know that i’ve lost it…it’s not nearly as funny as it is in my head…)

Courtney

I miss Fringe!

Nicole

Totally OT here but if you get a game invite from me just ignore it. Didn’t mean to send one and can’t figure how to retract it! :)

Sil

Nicole…. Qwaaab is my other half in a case you were curious and don’t worry about invites… I think once qwaab and I had 8 games with just one another going on that once lol

Nicole

I figured it was him. :)

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Another fail this February for me in terms of the Blends boxes from Verdant. That being said, I’m sure there are those who will really like the blends, so don’t like my wonky tastebuds dissuade you from wanting to try them out. Overall problem with this one? WAAAAAAAYYYYYY too sweet for me. Unbelievably cloying sweet. I thought about trying to cut it with another tea, but i’m far too lazy for that sort of thing ;) So the rest of my half of the tea will be parceled out to others who will hopefully like this one :)

Dinosara

I took a look at those blends and knew this was not the box for you, haha. This tea is definitely not for me, either! But at least I am pretty sure I will enjoy the others.

Zeks

I completely agree. I like my tea to compliment the stuff I am currently doing (thinking, eating…) and this one is kinda like hitting a telephone pole face first while texting

Sil

hahahahaha

Helena

You could always be like that one person who was texting and fell into the fountain at the mall. I forget where on youtube the video is but it was pretty funny :D

Helena

Yep that’s it! Still so freaking funny! not as funny as the lady and the deer signs though. I’ll post the link to that one later :D

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So this is another miss for me in this month’s verdant box. For starters, i’m not a fan of their jasmine white. This is less offensive to me than the lavender, blergamot failure, but it’s still not a win.

I Also don’t understand verdant’s steeping parameters. it’s always 1 min…though to be fair this month there is a 2 min steep happening there. With this one, all i’m getting is chamomile, with hints of jasmine….the goji berry flavour is nowhere to be found. oh well… one left to try tonight and see how that one rates…

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Simpson & Vail
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so much for getting around to drinking more of my butiki teas today…oh well! another day! haha finished this up tonight since i am having a bit of a silly evening…dancing around the house and listening to bad pop-y type music!

keychange

Oh, those are wonderful evenings!

Sil

yeah… i’m a bit of a dancing fool…

TeaBrat

sounds like fun :)

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79
drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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oh hello you gorgeous cup of tea that is so unlike the last cup i had that i bath in the glory that is you. yeah.. that’s right. i’m looking at you…plain old golden fleece, the one that is never as amazing to me as to others…right now? you are my life line. happy sigh

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i’m pretty sure dinsoara and i aren’t the only two people on steepster who have this in their cupboard. Come on people fess up! That being said…this will NOT be in my cupboard for long. this one is destined to visit some other sucker…er i mean tea lover. But sil? WHY would you do that to this poor tea? well let me tell you…this tea has nearly everything i hate about life in it. First off….it’s a green tea. Which, on it’s own does not make for hatred, but wait..what have we added here? BLERGAMOT! gahh!! the dreaded evil flavour to kill them all… bah! and then… just for a real kick in the face, to make SURE i would hate this tea, because after all, i can sometimes get past the blergamot in some teas…. what did verdant do?

sigh they added lavender. A flower that has no place in anything but bath products..and even then…only bath products that aren’t going to live anywhere near me. When my mother and i went to france for a month..it was almost impossible to avoid. and now.. it’s here.. in my tea..looking so pretty and innocent…hanging out with blergamot as if to say.. suck it sil… we’re in this together…

….all that and i’ve only opened the bag to measure out a spoonful into my mug.

brewing….waiting….the aroma takes over my house…my other half calls from the other room…WHAT IS THAT? are you putting on lotion at this time of the day? I thought you hated lavender…

no dear…it’s just that this tea and i have a date…i can’t let it win…

BEEEEEP goes the microwave… crap.. GAME ON!!!

alright tea… i’m on to you… i WILL drink at least a sip of your deadly poison.

cautious sip… noseful of blergylavender…GAH!

I’m pretty sure is what it would taste like if i started licking lavender soaps randomly in those tacky gifts shops…maybe add a little spinach and a squirt of orange and hey look…it’s a tasty soap salad.

feck. no thank you.

buries the rest of her half of the sample in terri’s teabox mwahahahahahahaha

(why can’t i rate a tea zero? also…not rating this as low as i want to, because admittedly some of you out there might actually enjoy the taste of lavender and blergamot…together in a taste hot green mess. At least the tea is pretty? cough)

Stephanie

Lavender? Wah wah!

OMGsrsly

BLERGAMOT! I can’t stop laughing, Sil. At least you gave us some entertainment out of it? :)

Sil

for sure… my other half is laughing at me as well… “WHY would you put that in your mouth?” uh…because i need to try ALL THE TEAS! “even if they taste like ass?” uh…..yes? :)

Bear With Me

Can you and your other half come live with me? Please? 1) you’re adorkable and 2) you crack me up to no end!

Ubacat

I love Earl Grey and green. The lavender sounds a bit weird though…..

Sil

…i think this would have tasted better with more blergamot and less lavender to be honest…

Helena

yucky lavender makes me think of the Thrills gum. Now there is lavender soap taste for you! I don’t think anything can be as bad as that. Then again I haven’t tried the tea yet so….

MissB

I am cringing as I read this note, and hope that I have zero teas today with either ingredient in them. Blergamot though? I love that word!

Sil

helena – is that those purple gum thingies? if so i know what you’re talking about and this is way more lavender and much more gross…and those are gross. lol

Alexsia 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Hmm, I like lavender in sencha…I like bergamot and lavender in black tea…the idea of it in green just sound kinda odd.

OMGsrsly

YES, those purple crunchy coated gums! Me and my brother would buy them and dare each other to eat them.. and then my mom found them somewhere and got us each a packet for Christmas. Haha. It’s just sitting there, waiting…

Dinosara

LOL what a note. This seems to actually be a revamp(?) of an old blend they had way back when they first started Alchemy Blends called Lavender Earl Green. I tried it then and thought it had too much lavender, so I am interested to see how this one compares. I doubt I will have your reaction, though…

Helena

Yep Thrills gum is that evil deceptively purple chicklet looking gum that tastes like Lavender Soap not that I’ve ever eaten Lavender Soap but I dare anyone to try that gum and not say that’s what it tastes like :D

Sil

This is way more lavender than that thrills gum IF my memory serves…..

Sil

Dinosara – yeah…you will probably be ok with these…

OMGsrsly

I could always send you some Thrills if you’d like to compare, Sil. :D

JC

LOL!, I’m sorry you had such a bad experience. I’ve only come across one tea that made good use of lavender, and it was a ratio of one or two of those mini buds per 4-5gms of the rest of the herbal tea. Bergamot… not so much, to me it is too strong and ‘invasive’, it overshadows all other flavors.

Sil

JC – i kinda think that’s part of the fun of new teas…even if they are soooo very gross lol

OMG – i will hurt you lol

JC

Lol, I call those a ‘learning experience’ together with low or no score. I always insist that nothing teaches you about great tea like awful tea.

Helena

all right everyone send 1 pack of Thrills gum to Sil on Christmas morning (insert evil laughter here)

OMGsrsly

Helena, I like how you think. ;)

MissLena

Haha awe so much hate for this tea, I found it pretty tasty haha but I am a rare one who like lavender and ‘Blergamot’ lol :D still, quite an entertaining note! Sorry it didn’t pan out though lol

Sil

haha it’s all good misslena. I’m happy someone out there loved it haha

CelebriTEA

I LOVE this tea and would LOVE to have more of it!!!

CelebriTEA

Sil~ It is hard for me to see anyone rating it so low…
Different strokes for different folks~ I guess ;-)

Helena

I didn’t like it either. This showed up in my monthly verdant tea bundle and I tossed it.

CelebriTEA

Awww, Helena…wish you would have sent it to me…ahahaha…
I love it!

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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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