5360 Tasting Notes

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drank Black Cherry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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mmmmm i had a matcha smoothie of this one today as well. We have a ton of yogurt in the house that needs to be eaten so i thought that the tangyness of the yogurt would go well with this matcha in particular. I am really digging this combo sans frozen banana. :)

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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SIPDOWN! Thanks to courtney for this sample in our swap. Probably not a tea that i would ever choose to pick up on my own. In dry form this smells like candied, caramel popcorn. I steeped this for a long time, as i accidentally got distracted with someone else. The good thing being that this is one of those 5-7 min steeps, so it’ll take a bit of a beating i think.

In liquid form, this smells like caramel popcorn but only the initial taste carries that popcorney kinda of taste. The end of the sip is more like candied apple. While i’m not overly a fan of this, it’s a decent blend and i’m glad to have tried it. Thank you for this one courtney!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank White Rhino by The Tea Emporium
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SIPDOWN!

Had a small cup of this in the morning with breakfast though i’m sorry to say it’s not up my alley. I appreciate Indigobloom passing along a small sample to try though. I’m pretty sure i’m a flavoured matcha kinda girl, though i might find straight green matcha to my liking if i ever get a whishk, et and learn to whisk it properly. lol

Indigobloom

Darn, you know I was hoping to find it a good home haha

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drank Garlic Vanilla by Distinctly Tea
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sipdown!

So this tea had me expecting more. It’s basically a vanilla rooibos that isn’t TOO rooibos-y that has hints of garlic in the after taste. I was really hoping for a more garlic dominated tea just for something interesting to drink. Overall not bad, but obviously nothing relaly workth writing home about either.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
TastyBrew

This just sounds strange! A ginger garlic sounds like a good combo though.

Indigobloom

Might be interesting to cook with!

Sil

There’s a lot more garlic in the after taste as it cooled.

TheTeaFairy

Oooh! Garlic? so unsure about that…

Sil

it was pretty interesting. Not as weird as i thought it would be :)

Kittenna

If you had left it sitting overnight, you would have tasted MAJOR GARLIC. It seemed to intensify the longer it sat.

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mmm having a cup of this as i wake up this morning. It’s been nearly three days off together with the other half, which is pretty much unheard of around here! He’s sleeping in a bit so i’ve got time to get a few things going before we make awesome breakfast today! I’m also hoping to have time in there to make some banana bread for the week woot!

I still really enjoy this one, though i don’ think i’m catching nearly all the deliciousness everyone else is. IE. stick this or lasohan black in front of me and i’m good either way. Both are delicious and both taste pretty similar to me.

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Oh my god. This is so good. I had a craving for this one ever since the first cup. So much cakey delicious goodness.

Nicole

Tell me about it! I had to order some after trying the sample Emilie shared with me. Had 2 cups this afternoon. Sooooo good!

Sil

It resteeps really nicely too! Thank god

Indigobloom

It sounds so intriguing!!

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SIPDOWN!

So this time around? This tea is much improved. I’m not sure if it was teh ratio of goodness in this steeping or what but its much more strawberry like than the first time, though the cake like goodness is also less noticeable in this steep versus the last one. Bumping the rating up since I can see the potential for delicious goodness that this one has.

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Sipdown! (on my version) for now as i’m sending off the last little bit of this in a swap for someone else to get a chance to try. So glad that Stacy is letting us pik up more of this version, though i think we’ll need a new entry for it once we get it!

Butiki Teas

Have any ideas for a name? I will probably be making a label on Monday and could call it whatever you guys want.

Sil

Hmmm… I’m not original only thing that popped into my head was “two friends” haha

Terri HarpLady

I ordered an oz! I was gonna suggest 2 friends as well.

Butiki Teas

Well, that’s 2 for 2 Friends unless Kittenna pops in with something crazy. :D

Terri HarpLady

You could call it “Sil’s Special” :)

Kittenna

Ahaha that’s more original than “Chocolate Orange Assam” :P I say go for it.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh man…cold brewed this the other night in the hopes of trying to find that ian likes cold brewed since in the summer time he tends to want to drink a ton of juice. This one was pretty well received so i think this may work until i can find another one that he enjoys. I’m still trying to decide if i like this better hot or cold…

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Caramel by Kusmi Tea
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Thank you whatshesaid (who forever more will always make me think of whatsherface)

I finally got a chance to try this one from our swap today and it’s quite nice. It reminds me of a less creamy caramel creme. I prefer the base tea in this one though. I’ll have to try adding a splash of milk to this at some point as well. Good thing i’ve got a few cups of this to try out :)

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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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