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4034 Tasting Notes

80

Tea?yay! First cup since Sunday and it’s soooooooo goooood!

Anna

Your body must be so confused. ‘Where did all the tea go?!’

Sil

Pretty much….haven’t had any coffee either until today heh it’s been nice

__Morgana__

How did you avoid caffeine withdrawal headache?

Sil

Uh….sooo funny story? Caffeine doesn’t really affect me, as long as I eat. Which is also why I can consume as much tea as I do when I’m home. If I’ve eaten during the course of the day, I can drink coffee/tea and go to bed. :) if I haven’t eaten, then I’m screwed. Going off tea and coffee, I’m fine as long as. I eat…which I have certainly been doing a lot of here, haven’t even switched to drinking coke…just water :)

__Morgana__

That’s really interesting. When I was younger, caffeine didn’t keep me awake, but I ALWAYS got a withdrawal headache if I didn’t have it for more than a day. I still get the headaches, and caffeine also now affects me more than it used do, so worst of both worlds.

Sil

I’m hoping that the headaches never kick in for me….that would be so nice :)

Sil

Maybe it’s cause I never had coffee until I was 24 and before that, neither tea nor pop was a Regular occurrence in my days :)

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99
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
4034 tasting notes

Soooo good. Had a large cup of this to kick of vacation! Plane is officially going out today after yesterday’s fiasco. Sitting at the airport now, trying not to fall asleep :)

Final count: 139 (yay!)

Lala

Woot! I hope you have a great flight and vacation!

TheTeaFairy

You deserve all the fun in the world, have a safe flight and a great vacation!!!

Kamyria

Have a safe flight and a great vacation!

caile

Have a wonderful vacation!

Courtney

Have fun!

Anna

Vacay!

Nicole

Yay! Have fun!

Kat_Maria

Have a lot of fun! :)

OMGsrsly

Yay! Have fun. :)

Indigobloom

I’ve never seen your cupboard number so low! Have a great trip :D

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93
drank L'Automne by Fauchon
4034 tasting notes

Mmmmmm other tea tonight while the internet goes up and down like a seesaw. Ugh. So good. Soooo close to being done :(

Ysaurella

awww this is a Rooibos :( if it had been a black I would have rushed to Fauchon !

Courtney

Ysaurella I don’t like rooibos, but this one is amazing. I miss being in my life.

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89
drank Sweet Helen by RiverTea
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Love this. Like a lot. When I get back I will write a proper note but this is wonderful. Only downside? Heavy tea = not many cups in 50g :(

Cavocorax

So your flight wasn’t cancelled after all? :P I thought you were in florida but finally caught up to your earlier posts!

Sil

No. I’m still here. Leave tomorrow….I hope

Cavocorax

I hope so too! Booo

Fjellrev

Crossing my fingers you’ll get to board a freaking plane tomorrow.

Sil

I’m at the airport!

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84

internet dropping. highlights = nice green tea, spinach, tasty, refreshing…would get this one again when i want to rotate a green into my cupboard.

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60

internet dropping like flies in summer… i’ll try and write a proper review of this tomorrow if it comes back up. This is not as oolongy as other oolongs i dislike, but nothing here wows me. prefer the green tea from tea @ sea

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drank Crème de Menthe by DAVIDsTEA
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GCTTB!

Mint? check.
Creaminess? Check?
weird after taste that makes me want to not drink this? check.

Sorry david’s tea, another miss for me.

(also my tea at sea samples arrived, so goal for today is to get 3 sipdowns in so that when i get back from vacation, i’ll be at exactly 150!)

Fjellrev

They just couldn’t help themselves with the Weird Aftertaste extract.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Fjellrev, exactly!
(Feet, yes Sil, this one tastes like feet. Drank it few years ago and still remember how BAD it was…)

Sil

blech

Helena

My mint to be one had a really nasty aftertaste that reminded me of a bad pineapple… I threw it all out and was so very disappointed. Oh well there is always Read My Lips and White Chocolate Frost..

Ysaurella

Feet ! oh lord, I’m happy I never tasted that one

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drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
4034 tasting notes

GCTTB

Another one from Adagio… Not a fan of this one. The taste is a weirdly generic sort of flavour. it could be chocolate but it might also be something else. It’s an indescribable sort of weirdness. I don’t hate it but it’s just sort of there.

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86
drank Cream by TeaGschwendner
4034 tasting notes

yep.. i like this one better than adagio’s but mostly because this one gives the sense of “cream” rather than being an artificial like tea + cream…if that makes sense? I also like the cream flavour in this one a little more since it doesn’t remind me of vanilla. I think this would probably be a lot of fun to add to other….oh man maybe i should combine this + orange lapacho… hmmmmm that could work..

yep.. i like this one better than adagio’s but mostly because this one gives the sense of “cream” rather than being an artificial like tea + cream…if that makes sense? I also like the cream flavour in this one a little more since it doesn’t remind me of vanilla. I think this would probably be a lot of fun to add to other….oh man maybe i should combine this + orange lapacho… hmmmmm that could work..anyway…i also really love smelling this one.. up under my nose and i’m good… a happy little heffalump.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Courtney

Mm cream!

Tabby

Did you… just copy and paste the same paragraph?

Sil

weird.. nope.. steepster being weird..

Sil

and if i edit the tasting note… only the second paragraph is there.

Nicole

Now I have a chuckly picture in my head of a happy little heffalump sipping tea with an extended pinky…

Anna

Oh, Steepster. Sometimes you are very weird.

Sil

nicole – hahaha love it!
anna – yep… it’s weird

Tabby

How bizarre. It’s glitching on me, too. I can’t add an image to a tea in my cupboard. It just makes an X, no matter what I do. :/

Fjellrev

Go home, Steepster. You’re tea drunk.

K S

A glitch in the Matrix. This doesn’t end well unless you’re Neo.

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drank Cream by Adagio Teas
4034 tasting notes

GCTTB!

I will be the first to admit that i am not a fan of most of the black bases that Adagio uses. Courtney’s comment about tea gwewkerwekjrh’s cream reminded me that this one was in the box, so it was the perfect time to do a quick mini comparison of this one and the one from tea G.

this one? it’s sort of a combination of vanilla and cream… it’s a little on the fake side, but not so much that i can’t enjoy it. Also, the flavouring hides the base a little, which makes me happy. Nothing i need to buy agan but not as bad as a bunch of adagion teas i’ve had that weren’t fan blends

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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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