6498 Tasting Notes

drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
6498 tasting notes

So busy lately. Really haven’t had a chance to sit and relax since we got back between work, wedding planning and my other half trying to kill himself while riding – that was a fun hospital trip. What have i been drinking?

Red Queen Cupcake
Laoshan Black + Cacao
Yu Lu Yan Cha Black
Salted Caramel butter oolong
zheng shan xiao zhong smoked wuyi black
pure bud
Spring Keemun
Mousse au Chocolat
Gao Shan High Mountain Black
Rocket Fuel

boychik

Im so sorry. is he alright ?

Sil

yeah – was wearing his helmet so no damage there, but he’s out of commission with the one arm – lots of soft tissue dmg and almost fractured his scapula. Means another 2 weeks of not working, so he’ll be bored in no time.

Mostly he just scared me

Veronica

Wow… I’m glad he’s ok! I hope he heals quickly.

Indigobloom

Glad to hear he’s ok!! Arnica to the rescue lol

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drank Lime Blossom by Dammann Freres
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I need to start working on some of the tea bags that i’ve picked up via swaps, travelling tea boxes, MissB and my travels. This is one from my recent trip that i grabbed from the hotel room. Gotta love random DF tea bags every day :)

This likely would have been one that i might have thought about picking up and i’m glad that i didn’t. this is less lime and more “woody” than anything. Nice that it’s a herbal but in the grand scheme of things if the tea has the word LIME in the name of it, i expect full on lime flavour…even from a fancy french tea :)

Final Count: 129 (+various tea bags)

cteresa

Not sure which lime you meant. Lime is such a confusing term in English. In French this is tilleul, and lime the citrus is citron vert or some thing like that.

You probably meant precisely the non citrus lime but just mentioning it just in case. Lime blossom is crazily floral IMO when they bloom end of spring it is amazing a tree perfumes a whole block. But the tea never quite gets that. It is a proverbial calming tea.

Sil

that makes a LOT more sense :)

cteresa

Lime trees, linden trees, tillia cordata, not citrus something. Linden is a very traditional tisane in Europe.

Also randomly connected, in french bourbon when applied to food means vanilla, not whiskey!

Sil

Bourbon i was aware of, but the lime is new to me. nice to learn things!

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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man..only one more cup of this left. It’s a little sad for me since this is fantastic in the summer as a cold brew after cycling. Still though, it’s nice to be close to getting a little room back in the cupboard haha

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Another tea from this morning – i’m still enjoying this one, though i was lazy today – choosing to brew it western with a longer steep. Still a smooth, average puerh. nothing spectacular, but nothing to complain about either. Just trying to drink some of my older teas before an afternoon ride in the sun!

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drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
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i love this tea. I usually steep this western for a full on taste delight. It’s smooth, sweet and cocoa-y. Perfect morning/afternoon tea. I’ve been up for so long today i can’ hardly believe it’s only almost 2pm. eesh! so much to do, and yet so much time still to do it!

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drank Thé du Loup by THE O DOR
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I have been dreaming about this tea. Cteresa and i swapped a year ago? And this has been on my wish list since then. I’ve searched for suppliers in the US and Canada to no avail and so when i had the chance to restock this one, 200g came home with me. For me, this is the perfect chocolate/hazelnut tea. You can still taste the base…the flavours are subdued but not so much that you can’t spot them instantly. I was terrified that i’d get this home and hate it…but i don’t. I love it. So thank you again Cteresa for sharing this one with me so long ago!

(on a side note for those looking for the o dor….they are apparently opening 4? more retailers in the US and are looking for this first in Canada. I had the opportunity to speak with one of their distributor folks at the launch of their tea in paris. She’s supposed to email me a list which i’ll share if she sends it along.)

TheKesser

Did they say where in Canada?

Sil

They’re not sure yet. If she sends me the list, i’ll post it on the forums. We joked about ME doing it :)

AllanK

Did they say where in the US they are opening retail stores?

Sil

they did but i don’t remember – but i’ll post the list if she sends it to me. If she doesn’t, i may email the store and ask the woman i spoke with to get the info for me if she can

AllanK

I would personally like to see them open something in Nassau County or Queens. Much easier for me to get to than Manhattan.

Marzipan

Don’t they ship? I put together a mock cart and it looked like they would.

Sil

They do. I just vastly prefer to be able to either GO to the store, or ship within North America. :)

Marzipan

That’s a relief, I’m looking at them next. I don’t see us going to Paris any time soon, since when we go overseas it’s always to Denmark.

cteresa

oh, so glad you got it! I do love it, as does my family, was trying to restock recently but not much luck. Maybe they will have more resalers here soon as well.

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My other tea from this morning. I finished off enough of the first 50g package of this one i picked up, to be able to add the remainder to the other package. yay for getting rid of a package ha! I adore this tea. It’s seriously one of my favourite straight teas from TTC. I’m struggling because i want to buy a ton more before the lot changes, but i REALLY have no room in my house for more tea at the moment lol honey, apple, cinnamon, bread like delicious tea.

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I started the morning today with this one. I know, it’s not a fancy french tea but it’s one of my older teas and i’m still doing my best to keep my cupboard from being no older than 6 months. I managed to not make any purchases in April AND get my sipdown goal in, but May is another story. lol I haven’t added all the teabags to my cupboard yet either, mostly because i’ll be doing a few swaps in the short term and don’t want people asking for those teas as i only have 1 bag of each.

This tea was a great starter to being back home. So many things to do today to get organised for “real life” ugh.

Terri HarpLady

Welcome home!!

Sil

it’s nice to be back…drinking tea and relaxing :)

Dinosara

Welcome back! It’s always nice to get back to your tea cupboard. :)

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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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