5592 Tasting Notes

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Had some of this today while running a few tea related errands :) I like that the strawberry doesn’t overpower the black tea base, though i wish id had a bit of sweetner to add to it just to see how that changes the blend. next time maybe! Overall i will enjoy drinking this one :)

Kittenna

Such tea drinking progress! My whole body is apparently quite unhappy with me right now; tea doesn’t even seem appealing. Or maybe a non-flavoured one would do…

Sil

that’s nothing…also went through my cupboard to make sure that my steepster cupboard was up t date…after a few additions and deletions to get my inventory straight… i am down to 168! woot woot! (plus 5 verdant reserve and some china tea)

Terri HarpLady

I need to update my cupboard, I don’t think it reflects what I really have, at least not completely.

Sil

heh i try to keep mine up to date so that i know when i’m pushing that “holy crap stop buying tea” barrier…

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70
drank Berry Good (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
5592 tasting notes

Borrowed a sample of this from my pregnant friend whose tea i’m babysitting lol. I’m not feeling the pu-erh in this blend but it is a tasty berry blend. It’s sweet and tart at the same time. I wouldn’t make this out to be a specific type of berry – i’m not feeling the same level of “strawberry” that others are. While this is a tasty blend, it loses a few points for being not so much pu-erh. I feel like you could make this with nearly any other base and you’d get the same sort of taste happening.

Stephanie

Their pu-erh blends do seem to hide the pu-erh! Heh

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drank Chai Apricot by Tea Desire
5592 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

this is a smelly tea that gives me a headache lol so it’s been lockewd away in a tupperware container since kittenna was kind enough to let me steal a sample haha.

This is…..interesting lol I actually wish the smell wasn’t so intense because i think? it’s a blend i’d really enjoy drinking. it’s just hard to tell since the smell is telling my taste buds conflicting things.

This is a sweet blend with just a hint of chai spicey flavour at the end of the cup. I would drink this again but for the smell of the tea that I just can’t get past. It’s quite delicious.

Kittenna

If you kind of like this one, I think you will be happy with your Mango Chai :)

Sil

haha ok good to know :)

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Apparently i’ve never bother to log this. I’m over this tea. Actually for the most part i’m over the tea emporium as i always find that there’s a strange taste in most of their blends. Take the roooibod for example. I actually enjoy rooibos, but theirs? it’s got this weird taste that overpowers nearly every other flavour that’s going on in the cup. Soooo thanks, but no thanks. this is like drinking a cup of rooibos.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Sipdown! Drinking a random tea that i’m too lazy to log since it’s a sipdown. Victorian Afternoon Tea from Kittenna This is a bit astringent for me but it’s overall not a bad little tea. Certainly glad i got the chance to try it :)

Edit: Also forgot the rating on this is linked to all my entries haha this would be about a 73 :)

Kittenna

I’ll make an entry for this at some point. I still haven’t tried this one. In fact, I’m not entirely certain where I put it.

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75
drank Perfectly Pear by Sloane Tea Company
5592 tasting notes

oh man. So i cold brewed this one just for kicks. I am digging the cold brew quite a bit! Unsweetned there was a bit of pear hanging out in the background, and then with a little bit of sugar added to this, there’s more going on. Another white tea, so not my go to tea, but this isn’t half bad. It’s still not my perfect pear tea but it’s a refreshing tea nonethless that has a really nice base that it “pears” well with haha.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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68
drank White Bubbly Berry by Kally Tea
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The tastebuds they are a changing! I’m less of a fan of this one when I first had it. Now, part of that may be the cold brew that i decided to try with this one but i’m just not loving it as much anymore. I’ll try and have a cup of it hot later but i’m just not feeling it. That’s likely because of the whole white tea thing i suspect since it’s just kind of a wimpy tea lol

Terri HarpLady

Thank you! When white teas first came on the market I was excited. I bought some & it basically tasted like…water? I’ve had more flavorful white teas since, & will drink some on occasion, but black tea is my boyfriend, if you know what I mean!

Sil

i am with you on that one Terri!

Tealizzy

I’m with you both!

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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…yeaaaah i’m pretty sure i mostly don’t like mate lol. Glad to have tried this but the rest will be in to the swap box!

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75

Backlog from yesterday! I really enjoyed this one though i’m not sure what i was expecting. The strawberry taste is really nice and the “champagne” part of this tea is really delicious. I think in my head this was a strawberry cream so it was a little disconnected drinking it but once i was able to remind my brain that this was champagne! it was quite delicious. I’m really glad that i have a larger pouch of this one. Chalk one up to Cuppa tea for a great first impression!

Terri HarpLady

Needs more cowbell!

Kittenna

Sample? :D

Sil

of course Kittenna – toss it on the list. i’ve got enough for all of you guys to try

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drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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backlog from yesterday day. I wanted to try this since my mom picked this up without asking me when she was in london haha. I have to say, i can get behind this as an every day morning tea. There isn’t a lot going on with it but it’s bold and black without being too bitter/astringent. I don’t get too much malty, but that’s maybe because i’m used to some of verdant’s malty teas heh. overall not too shabby, but also not a good tea for anyone who doesn’t like robust blacks.

Terri HarpLady

Did somebody say Robust blacks?

Sil

:) we have a swap pending…add it to the list lol i’ve also got a couple MF teas too

Terri HarpLady

:D
Yup, I’m gonna try to get my act together this week…

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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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