4729 Tasting Notes

80

mmmm sip sip sipping through my tea! lol having a good time tonight drinking a few teas and trying to sort out the next few that i’ll work on sipping down (ie that i’v been hoarding with 1-2 cups left…)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
drank Black-n-Blue by SerendipiTea
4729 tasting notes

Sooooo grey goose vodka + this tea = blueberry vodka! Perfect when mixed with other such delicious juices like cranberry! Raspberry! sprite! you get the picture… I made a batch of this and man is it delicious! YAY for holiday blue drinks :)

Indigobloom

You have goose?! envious

Sil

indigobloom…yes one of the benefits to travelling for work. Duty free coming back from the US means stupid cheap liquor :)

Sil

i collect tea… ian collects liquor lol

Indigobloom

nice. I would so love to collect alcohol. but its far more expensive and damaging to health! heh

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
4729 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! Finished this one off after a long boring day at work and a quick trip to to pick up my other half. home now and settling in to try and spend a relaxing evening doing a few things and sipping a few teas. I’ll have to pay more attention to the bag i pick this up again from stacy. There was a bunch of flavouring at the bottom of the bag that i just dumped into the cup….needless to say HOLY HELLO LAST CUP!

if you like maple…and pecans…go try this tea. even if you aren’t a fan of oolong lol it’s delightful!

DaisyChubb

It’s on the list!

Sil

it’s worth being on the list i think :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
4729 tasting notes

mmmm still thinking about picking up another bag of this even though i have 1.5 at home right now. I probably won’t as dear god I have an abundance of tea at the moment. However, this is a pretty darn tasty blend. I especially enjoy it because it’s not a sweet blend exactly. There’s the pumpkin spice and the black base that has hints of cheesecake and caramel..but it’s not sweet. That makes me a happy camper as I find SOME of frank’s blends to be a little on the sweet side. This way I can always add sweetner if i’m desperate for a bit more sweetness :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
drank Bailin Gongfu Black Tea by Teavivre
4729 tasting notes

So a while back I placed an order with teavivre and I have to say their customer service was pretty awesome, or at least unexpected. They actually emailed me because they were tracking my package and let me know the post office had said they’d tried to deliver. Now, unbeknowest to them, the post office here is riduculous and hadn’t but at least i was able to get right on the post office about where my order was.

Anyway, i digress. Since I need to get my cupboard under control, I’ve got to start drinking some of the tea samples from teavivre! I figure I can drink at least one a day which will get me through the first half of the samples i picked up (love that the samples come in 2 little packs instead of one big one!).

This was the random tea i grabbed this morning from the bunch..it’s like a grab back of delicious excitement waiting to happen! I have to say, this one is pretty darn tasty. I’ll be doing re-steeps tonight when i get home but this first brew is one I can see keeping around for one of my morning blacks. I’d put this one up there with my taiwanese assam from butiki and laoshan black from verdant. I’m sure there will be others but those are my favs at the moment.

This is a nice smooth black, that has a malty taste to it without being as intense as say, laoshan black. There’s a hint of caramel at teh end of the sip but it’s not overly pronounced. mmmm this is a really nice start to the morning.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Donna A

Good review. I like Bailin GongFu Black (non-organic better than organic IMO), and I agree with you, their customer service is great. Yun Nan Dian Hong Golden Tip is another very nice one from Teavivre.

Sil

I’ll have to check that one out Donna, thanks. Though, that being said it’s possible that one’s in my bag of goodies lol If not i’ll add it to the list of future things to try! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank English Toffee Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
4729 tasting notes

Goodbye dear english toffee matcha. You have been a delight to drink in the mornings :) I would buy this again, though i don’t think it will have a permanent place in my home for the sheer sake that I’m finding myself drawn to fruit matcha in summer and more coffee/mocha type matcha in winter. English toffee is a treat that I’ll have once in a while when i want to revist an old friend.

TeaEqualsBliss

Ahhhhh! Sil’s Morning Matcha! I look forward to them! :)

Sil

haha it’s how you can tell i’m back at work after the holidays :)

TeaEqualsBliss

That AND that we are usually among the steepsters that are on the east coast that are AWAKE :)

Sil

true, though I always feel like i post on here really late considering i get up, make my tea, drink it on the way to work and then do a write up when i get a second in the morning after cleaning up things around here.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73
drank Cotton Candy Black Tea by 52teas
4729 tasting notes

tried this tonight, even though i know better and normally leave franks teas to sit for a few weeks to settle in. Just really wanted to get a sense as to whether i WILL enjoy it or not. I’m leaning towards enjoying it as a fun cup to drink occasionally, but time will tell once this has had a chance to really settle. :)

CrowKettle

I did not know that these teas improve with age!

Babble

Sorta-related story. I gave my boyfriend cotton candy matcha to try, and now every time he has a different matcha flavor he says, “this tastes like cotton candy”. Lol.

Sil

Crowkettle, if you got the 12 days of Christmas the teas were probably settled enough. However as frank blends these and they go out the door right away I find they’re best if you let them sit for a bit before opening them to really let the flavours settle

Rachel – that’s kinda funny heh :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

77
drank Apricot by Harney & Sons
4729 tasting notes

mmm had this tonight with dinner. a nice tasty dessert tea to go with dinner! Still really enjoy this though i might be off of apricot for a while.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70

Had this one as a comparison with Butiki’s genmaicha and I think i prefer both her version and the one from verdant much better if i’m going to be drinking this type of tea. There’s nothing wrong with this one exactly, but when doing a direct comparison, this one is inferior to butiki’s.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank French Vanilla Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
4729 tasting notes

This is a terrific vanilla matcha. Especially when adding to other flavours for that extra kick of creamy goodness. I’ve had this a few times but haven’t logged it as it’s usually been an addition to another matcha smoothie. I’ll do a full write up soon on this one but it’s for sure a reorder whenever i end up getting through this one.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

Location

Toronto, ON

Following These People