7623 Tasting Notes

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drank Silver Himalaya by Mariage Frères
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special tea this morning. My other half splurged on this tea when we went to paris for me. I ADORE the white tea (yes white tea…) in this line and so he wanted to pick that one up along with the black tea for me to try. I don’t pull this one out of the cupboard often – i probably should more often, but when i do, it’s delicious. malty, spicy, fruity…just delicious.

Fjellrev

Shocker that you like the white tea! And the description of this sounds amazing so I can see why he went for this.

Sil

the white himalaya tea is RIDONKULOUSLY expensive… but i will steep it like 8 times and it’s super delicious.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh my word, Sil is resteeping….

Sil

i do it sometimes…just not always since typically i find the latter steeps are just weak facsimiles of what i find delicious about the first cups. :P

Sil

i also don’t typically mention resteeping in my notes, so i do it more than people give me credit for haha

tigress_al

You keep making me add teas to my wish list ;)
I agree about resteeping, I generally only resteep straight teas

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started the day out with this one a few hours ago and it was a good choice. I have some green teas i need to drink today to continue on my drink the cupboard/samples journey so i wanted to make sure i started the day with a couple solid blacks. this one hit the spot!

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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last tea of the day…. figured i’d finish with another oldie AND a goodie :) It’ll start warming up soon, so i need to finish this one up soon :) still my favourite pumpkin tea – love the ginger in here.

Final Count: 114

Fjellrev

Damn you, onto the wishlist this goes.

Sil

the woman who makes it uses real pumpkin from her garden. Terri bought us an entire pound last year…we’re both still working through it i think haha

Fjellrev

That’s amazing. Talk about local and fresh for Terri haha.

Sil

let me know, can always send you a litle.

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drank Melange du Cap by Le Palais des Thes
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mmmmm i need to have this one more often. I keep forgetting about the delicious vanilla cacao that this tea is. No woody rooibos here, just smooth tasty tea.

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drank Coffee & Cigarettes by Butiki Teas
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hello old friend. Nice to see you again. You’re a little more cigarette than coffee these days but still delicious. I’m glad you’ll be around for a while longer.

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drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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Also had this one later in the afternoon. Figured i should intersperse my tea samples with other teas that i enjoy to give my taste buds a break. It also looks like i get to go another round tomorrow with any luck as no one is working in the office tomorrow so there’s no reason for me to also go in. yaaaay! I do enjoy this version from the NEW 52 teas. It’s a different tea than the one i fell in love with but that’s not a bad thing here. A better base tea and this one is much creamier and more cheesecake while the first version was more pumpkin and spice.

Evol Ving Ness

This one sounds like a winner!

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drank Vanilla Coco Loco by T by Daniel
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Picked this one up at the toronto tea festival without trying it, based solely on the smell of the dry leaves – vanilla and coconut. So glad i took this chance. so good. I am a fan of this one, as long as i can finish it up before the coconut goes rancid. it’s smooth, creamy and there’s a good balance of vanilla and coonut – neither one truly overpowering the other. for a white tea, i’m happy with this one :)

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sample from omgsrsly

This one is a pretty mellow sort of smooth and easy puerh. I’ve been drinking this one most of the day off and on. it doesn’t have a lot going on, but sometimes you just want a tea that can sit and hang out with you and not require all your focus an attention. enjoyable. thanks omgsrsly.

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drank Little Prince by Nineteen-02
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Another sample from evol ving ness (they’re non stop! haha) this one is weird. Pretty sure i don’t like it. reminds me of something they’d have at a spa. It IS calming, but it’s also…boring? slightly floral but not overwhelmingly powerful. well…i don’t dislike it.but i don’t like it. kinda minty? sort of. thanks for letting me try this evol, wouldn’t have tried this one on my own :)

Evol Ving Ness

It’s that tulsi thing that confuses the tastebuds.

Nineteen-02

Evol, once again, is right. The Tulsi isn’t for everyone, but it is a very interesting herb with some spectacular health benefits. Worth taking a peek at if you like tea lore at all; it goes way back in Hindu lore! Glad you got to try it, Sil!

Sil

i’ll try most things at least once! haha

Evol Ving Ness

I for one adore Tulsi. I came across it by chance and now seek it out in blends. I haven’t tried it straight up, but I quite like this one and others with heavy sprinklings of rose.

Nineteen-02

Next time you place an online order with us, Evol, I’ll toss in a sample of our Tulsi India Chai for you to try out. Really lovely herbal chai and one of my personal favourites, I think you might like it if you haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you. I’ll keep it in mind.

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drank Romanoff by American Tea Room
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yum. While the description says lightly smoked black base, i’d suggest they just take that descriptor off. There’s no smoke to be found here but there is a delightful blood orange flavour that is spot on. I really like how this one works – i can see this also being a tasty cold brew in summer with a little sweetner. thanks for sharing Evol Ving ness

Fjellrev

Funny, I most definitely got the smoke here!

Sil

haha maybe i have a higher tolerance? :)

Fjellrev

My tastebuds are also ridiculously whiny when it comes to just the slightest hint of smoke haha.

American Tea Room

its is a very light smoke – not like a Lapsang Souchong – and it is awesome iced – add a few Cara Cara Oranges and cold brew for an awesome treat.

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