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4046 Tasting Notes

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drank Tribute by THE O DOR
4046 tasting notes

WOW! another tea from Ysaurella this is marzipan in liquid form! Funnily enough i’m not a HUGE fan of it in solid form but this is a really tasting almond paste tea :) I am really enjoying the black base that comes through and blends really nicely with the almond taste. This is sweet without being cloyingly so. Probably not something i would have picked up on my own, but now that i’ve had it, i would consider it from time to time. :) merci madam!

Nicole

One of my favorite sweet roll recipes is for Swedish Cardamom Buns and it has almond paste in the filling. This sounds like a tasty tea!

Anna

YES. That IS how you make Swedish cardamom/cinnamon buns the right way! Your honorary Swede badge is in the mail, Nicole.

Sil

yum!

Ysaurella

this is a staple in my cupboard and agree Swedish cinnamon rolls rock. The food is really nice in Sweden, I loved it and I loved too the Pear cider…I would damn myself to get some, impossible to find it in France

Dinosara

Man I have got to try this tea. It sounds like my heaven!

Anna

I have a sample from Ysaurella that I’m going to try tomorrow. <3

Ysaurella

@Anna ! hurrey I am looking forward to read your review about this one

Anna

Hehehe. I’m terrible for having kept you waiting for so long, I know. I’ve had so many sturdy blacks today, though, I need to give my palate a rest until tomorrow.

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81
drank Phenix MF by Mariage Frères
4046 tasting notes

Ysaurella sent this to me in our swap and it was the perfect tea this morning to help me focus on the last of my work that i need to get done before i can run around the house like a crazy person trying to get ready. I’m trying to get in at least 3 sipdowns before i go lol just so i can end this month at 140. A nice round number :) It’s also a good way for me to make sure i’m drinking and relaxing a little.

This is a pretty tasty tea and i can see why it reminds ysaurella a little of the du loup (i miss that tea!) There is caramel and vanilla here, though the caramel mostly comes through as sweetness. I’d be interested in picking this up again if i ever get the chance to go shopping in france grin

Ysaurella

yep, it would be nice if we could organise tea battles on Steester : tonight…Thé du Loup from Theodor vs Phénix from Mariage Frères.
some teas need kind of parallele tasting notes.
Glad you loved it and it helped a little

Sil

haha tea battles… awesome :) reminds me of EPIC RAP BATTLES!
www.epicrapbattlesofhistory.com for anyone who doesn’t know what i’m talking about… (mr t vs mr rogers…)

Anna

Hahaha. You are both awesome.

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78
drank Crimson Berry by Sloane Tea Company
4046 tasting notes

Forgot I had this with dinner…cold brewed in 1 part apple juice and 1 part water. The juices adds just enough sweetness to offset the tartness and makes it a delicious cup of yum.

Terri HarpLady

Have fun in Florida!

Ysaurella

I am thinking that going in Florida for a Canadian is maybe somehow like going in Spain for French people…distances excepted ! everything is so big on the other side of the atlantic :) Enjoy your break Sil

Barbara

How do you even come up with such an idea? Mixing with juice… :-)

Sil

Barbara…no idea haha I think it was put in my head from Bonnie adding apple juice to verdants elderberry….I just thought, why add when I can just steeps it overnight in the juice haha. It does prevent the hibiscus from taking over the world for those that don’t like hibby.

Ysaurella…..there are lots of other places I’d rather go but I have my adopted family down there, so it’s warm, I have lots of people to see AND I don’t have to pay for a hotel or car rental….so it’s pretty much just flights and then food heh

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61
drank Boatsman by RiverTea
4046 tasting notes

lost my tasting note… grrrrrr…. own stupid fault.

long story short – too weak a brew, maybe i screwed something up…will try again. Got under 150 but orders in march will shoot me up again and terri is going to sabotage me. true story. :)

Final Count: 143

Cavocorax

Is this one you only had a sample of? Because I have mor eif you want it.
It’s not as good as Dolce Vita though.

Terri HarpLady

Yup, I’m gonna get that mammoth box together & put it in the mail finally!

Sil

Cavo…yeah this was sample size… If the other one is better ill just steal a bit of that haha

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
4046 tasting notes

i love this tea. And yet..it is getting close to being one of the oldest teas in my cupboard and so i need to stop hoarding it and drink it, love it, enjoy it. But i will be terribly sad when it’s gone. There is something comforting about the smell of this one in both dry and liquid form. It’s just totally yum. But i still have enough for a bunch of Sil sized cups…so i won’t cry…..yet.

Anna

Sil size! Also I have a lot of this, plus an MF dealer right down the road – just ask me if you want some. If you tell me before I leave for NOLA mid-March, I can drop it in the mail while I’m over there.

Ysaurella

no worries Anna if you move near Napoli, I can continue and send any MF tea to Sil :) but Sil…is it reasonable with all the teas you have in cupboard ? ;)

Anna

No, I meant I’m going on holiday to New Orleans in March! (I’m shipping a whole bunch of tea then, anyway.)

Ysaurella

oops :) of course NOLA…lol as you are in Italy I thought you were going to move in Italy ;)

Sil

Shhhh ysaurella!

Anna…oh man. I think you just got yourself a deal heh. I’ll poke you when I get back from Floridian d we’ll see what we can figure out. Lol

Anna

Hehe, yeah, it was a logical assumption – however, if I ever actually go live in Naples, send help. Too rough for me.

And yeah, I’m leaving on the 6th, or something, so you have plenty of time, Sil. Enjoy Florida!

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88
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
4046 tasting notes

guys…i’m so tired. I have another hour or so left of work to finish up before we leave…and i can’t do it tonight. We’re not exactly packed either…nor is the house clean or stuff ready to go…and i have to go to the bank tomorrow as well… before we leave. what fun! not.

this was my morning tea. Again not smokey so i dunno what’s up with that. I should try teh bag courtney sent me tomorrow and see if that is back to being smokey.. i’m so confused…

Courtney

Mine was definitely smoky! But I’m sensitive to smoke as well. Yay for being on vacation tomorrow. :)

Sil

yeah mine was smokey too for like 8 cups and now it’s back to being “normal” lol

Cavocorax

Yikes. Good luck getting out the door and onto your plane on time!!!

Fjellrev

Oh Sil, I hope you’ll have a chance to slow down a bit and take a breather.

Cavocorax

Also, I just used up y Verdant coupon to order this, LB, LB Genmaicha and something else. Why…. no self controllllll.
I need to sleep too.

Sil

Oh I will….even though my blackberry is coming with me… We’re going to the strawberry festival and a day trip to Tampa, and the aquarium, and board game night and target and einstein’s and downtown disney and hanging out on he the back porch…and hiking and pirate mini golf….and… Soooooo excited!

Fjellrev

That sounds awesome. You most certainly deserve it!

Sil

of course… as luck would have it… flight delayed until tmrw..

Cavocorax

That sounds REALLY exciting. :)

Sil

…this is the part where i say.. cavo..come pick up your other teas… looks like a day of sorting through the travelling tea box so i can pack it up when i get back..and watching bad tv…

Fjellrev

Argh, I’m sorry. I hope that won’t mess things up too much. I’ve never had that happen to me before, luckily. :/

OMGsrsly

No! Delays are bad, don’t the airlines/weather understand this? Fingers crossed for you, Sil.

Terri HarpLady

well…that really sucks!

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80

Great Canadian Travelling Teabox!

…mostly because i figured i should try to get at least ONE tea in from the box every day until i go on vacation. I think i like this one a little better than the Della Terra version, if only because the lemon flavour seems a bit stronger. I don’t know if this qualifies as PIE like, but lemon chiffon…sure! :) happy to try this one out :)

Final Count: 144 (including the teas i got this week from everyone! woot woot!)

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drank Infinite Good Feeling by RiverTea
4046 tasting notes

sooooo another of my samples from RiverTea. Long story short? this would be a fantastic, awesome tea…if there were no flowers in it. Sadly, i’m picking up enough floral notes (even through the tartness of the raspberry) that it lessens my desire for this tea. I really like the fruity base of this, and the creaminess of the vanilla….but i just can’t get past the floral notes in here. Anyone who doesn’t mind floral but loves raspberry cream should really try this though, as i think that would love this!

Lala

I love the names of RiverTea’s teas

Cavocorax

Me too! I grabbed a sample of this JUST because of the name. (Because it was a sample so why not take a chance because what if it IS Infinite Good Feeling? I’ll just need one cup!)

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76

This was one of my samples in my most recent order with RiverTea, thanks to winning their Valentine’s Day contest! I wish i had a bit of justea’s kenyan black to compare against this one, but maybe Cavocorax will indulge me when she gets the other half of this sample :)
I’m not sure how i feel about this one…there’s a strangely malty?sweet? taste hanging out that seems weird to me. It’s not a bad tea..but it perplexes me. I’l probably get this again as another sample just to try out again sometime haha

Cavocorax

I was just going to ask how they compare!
And yes, of course you have some. I’d send you the chai if you were interested too.

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88
drank Dan Cong Feng Huang by THE O DOR
4046 tasting notes

Now THIS is a roasty oolong that i would seriously consider getting more of. I like that there’s a hint of that charcol note, but it’s not overly coming through and what IS coming through in the taste is smoother and less…charcol like than others i’ve had? This is a really smooth tasting cup of delicious. I pretty much made it, sat down to start thinking about it and writing something, and it’s already all gone. Thank you ever so much for sending this one to me Ysaurella I think i really DO need to place that theodor order soon!!

Kittenna

That sounds delicious.

Anna

We’re all so ridiculously spoiled by Ysaurella. She’s like the fairy godmother of tea. <3

Sil

yeah…i always feel like our swaps are one sided…so much deliciousness coming from her

Anna

Let’s send her a PONY.

Sil

bwahahahahaha oh man just totally imagining that

Sil

haha too funny

Ysaurella

lol I imagine the face of my cat…ding dong…opening the door and find a Pony….
This tea is wonderful, I love it very much and surely it would become a staple in my cupboard.
I’m very pleased you like it so much

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