4830 Tasting Notes

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drank Shui Xian Lao Cong by Camellia Sinensis
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This was a sample from dexter It’s a roasty oolong, and while the brewed aroma is that oolongy taste i’m not a huge fan of, this is a really nice brewed cup of tea. it’s not overly bold, but it’s not a wimpy oolong either…sort of middle of the road with a bread like sort of taste to it. I’d be inclined to pick this one up again if i needed a ump to get me to free shipping threshold or something with an order but it wouldn’t be a permanent restock. thanks for sharing dexter!

Sil

also resteeps nicely!

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
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I snuck a bag of this from the hotel while i was travelling. I’m really glad now that i did. this might need to become a regular in my cupboard sometime. it’s the right balance of malty keemun goodness. this is a great afternoon tea for me today haha bumping the rating up a bit as i’m finding this to be really pleasant today.

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drank Anna's by TeaGschwendner
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mmmmmmm…. so i picked this one up, because on my wishlist i had anna’s from tin roof teas but got confused and thought that it was anna’s from tea gschewoiruoewiru….

I’m super glad that i did. while the dry aroma isn’t all that fantastic, brewed – this is a really nice raspberry tea. Hot, it was delicious and as it cooled, it was still a pleasant cup of tea. I only picked up a sample of this one, but i’d consider picking up more the next time i’m in chicago again…AS LONG, as i get through some of my teas… lol

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this was a sample from tea gscoiewrowieru…. and i’m largely unimpressed. there is very little that is tangerine like or yogurt like to me. I made sure to get bits of all of that in my teaspoons and i’m really just getting a vaguely citrus like green oolong. It smelled really nice, but i’m glad i just picked up the sample.

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In an effort to trying and actually get through some of my puerh samples, i figured i should try to have 1-2 today, since my day is pretty much shot thanks to work stuff. I like this one, for much of the same reason i really love wild Monk from mandala…that smokey taste in the background of a smooth tasting brew. I’m not going to wax poetic about this one, but it’s one that i could see picking up a cake of, in the future when we have a proper place for me to have mountains of puerh!

Thanks for sharing this one with me Cavocorax

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drank Muscat by Lupicia
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I finally had this as a hot brew and it was really nice. It’s not something i’d need to keep in my cupboard permanently but i am glad that cavo made us try this one :) it’s been a nice enjoyable tea. I think i prefer hot to cold brewing, and i think this would likely be pretty tasty if i hot brewed and then had it cold with a litle sweetner to really make the grape flavour pop!

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drank Buttermilk Lemon by TeaGschwendner
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This was another tea from last night/early this morning. It wasn’t what i expected, but i was also drinking it from a travel mug, which i don’t necessarily like to do for my first time drinking a tea. So the verdict is out on this one until i get a proper cup of it :)

Marzipan

I like it better sweetened a little too.

Sil

thanks marzipan!

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Another one from last night, of course with a splash of maple syrup to really bring out the smokey notes AND because it’s deliciously sweet smokey yum! I swear this bag is like an unending bag…i swear i’ve been “almost out” for 5 cups now…

MzPriss

I’ve had this for a while now and just got around to trying it. I’ve been avoiding it because of the word “smoked” No idea why I ordered it, but order it I did. I do not love it. The rest of it is going in Brenden’s box.

Sil

yeah it’s not overly smoked, but you need to actually like smoke.

MzPriss

Yeah, pretty much the only way I like smoke is in a good sheng like Wild Monk. It doesn’t bother me there for some reason.

Sil

i can understand that…the smoke there is very different from the smoke here imo :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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i had this one in the wee small hours of this morning…or late last night if you want to look at it that way. Release weekend = Sil’s been up all night, though not as long as if we hadn’t had to roll back :( such a pain in the arse…and if i don’t get to ruin my weekend next weekend for this same shit, then all my other work this year gets replanned…. which would be the suck. glad i had this one with me

MzPriss

This is a god one to always have with you

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drank 1994 Aged Bai Hao by Butiki Teas
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sipdown! (132)

I’ve been drinking this most of the day because i’ve not only really enjoyed but i’ve been too lazy to keep changing things up while i try to get my life organised again :) Sorry to see this one go, but it will likely be a reorder in the future! :)

Terri HarpLady

I know the feeling! I’ve been on the run all week, suffering from sleep depravation & shock, LOL. Now all I want to do is drink tea in my my pjs

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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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