4830 Tasting Notes

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Looooooong day. No words. So glad I brought two travels mugs of tea today. No time for any others later

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drank Organic Assam by Butiki Teas
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Day got away from me. It want to curl up in the bed and go to sleep. Today sucked. Tea was great.

Butiki Teas

Same here. Today was horrible and my hubby had a really rough day too. Just gonna work out some of my anger on the elliptical machine and have a cup of expensive tea and watch the voting coverage under my fuzzy blanket. I hope your day gets better. hugs

Sil

I did that yesterday heh tonight I’m having tea…teas that I want….teas that I haven’t tried yet…

Butiki Teas

Sounds like a great way to de-stress.

Sil

Heh yeah. Hope your day ends better :)

Helena

Days will sometimes suck but there is always good tea :D

Butiki Teas

Thanks Sil, it did! I hope your day ended better.

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drank Mocha Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Oh man this is sooooo good this morning. I added just a touch of french vanilla matcha to my concoction this morning and it’s perfect! I only wish i had a blender at work that I could borrow to have my smoothie in the afternoon as well. heh I really need to find time this weekend to review the 3? new matchas that i picked up the other day. But for now? for now i am relishing the creamy mocha goodness that is this smoothie today. mmmmmmm YUM!

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drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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Bumping up the rating on this one a little since it seems to be working for me in the evening this fall. Thankfully this is one of Frank’s permanent blends or i’d be annoyed lol. I had this last night before bed with a little popcorn and “walking dead.” we’re still catching up on last season – we’re always a season behind because we don’t have cable. It’s nice to be able to get some relax time with the other half given how crazy our days and weeks have been. What i wouldn’t give for a weekend where both of us weren’t working. blech. Anyway there is something about the strawberry in this tea that I am really digging. A little less cinnamon and it might just be perfect.

Helena

I’ll have to start watching the Walking Dead on Netflix Canada I just haven’t gotten around to it yet :D It’s nice having a tea that’s in the permanent collection :D

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I’m apparently too exhausted to be tea logging tonight. Nt going to rate this because I think there are those who would really enjoy this blend. It’s got a lot going on and appeals to me…until I drink it. I do love this more than the non winter version though. :) still enough for me to do another run through of the tea another night when I’m more alert and can really get some thoughts down…mostly it just comes across as being too…..floral? Or something for my preferences. But way better than normal 8 treasures heh

Bonnie

I liked this only with honey plain or as a base adding black tea (Laoshan Black) and with a little puerh nugget kind of like the breakfast summer blend idea. It was really good.

Sil

Mmmmm ill have to try that Bonnie. I love me some laoshan black heh :)

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drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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Mmmmm quick brew for this afternoon’s tea. Still digging the caramel and spice in this one. Too busy to write much else..work is insane!

Helena

waiting on my next two packs of this :D

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drank Black Cherry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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nomnomnomnomnom yeah… this was the right choice this morning! I was almost going to go with a nice strong mocha smoothie but decided last minute to go with black cherry for that happy funshine fruit thing! Long day ahead of me so i’ll need my energy. HAPPY MONDAY WORLD!

Nik

“funshine” – I love this. =)

Helena

Black Cherry is yummy! :D

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drank Chai by Red Blossom Tea Company
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Holy sneezes and running nose this morning! I’m not sick but it’s almost like i’m allergic (probably to work). Finished a glorious weekend of working all weekend and now it’s back to the grind. Looking forward to getting back to the gym tonight though so that’s something. I picked this tea today because while it’s a nice chai – there’s a hint of citrus going on with it that vaguely reminds me of mulled spiced apple cider. I’m hoping this, with my morning smoothie will help jump start my day.

Nik

I’m so jealous. I wish I could look forward to working out. Blech. Gimme a couch on which to potato any day. =)

Sil

Nik – i’m with you there. Sadly I was on an uphill/unhealthy eating/not getting exercise swing and made a change last january in terms of eating better. That helped a bunch and for the past few months we’re now working on the getting exercise thing. I carry most of my tension and stress in my neck/back so i’ve found this is really helping to counteract that. It’s always a struggle to get there, but i know by the end of it i’m usually happy that i’ve gone..even if it’s just for 30 mins.

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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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Ok azzrian! I think I have this one figured out. Bumping the rating up on this one now that I’ve gotten the hang of it. NOW I can taste the creaminess with the strawberry. Sooo note to self, revisit all my 52 teas and brew them for less time :) guess I should have tried that earlier but I guess i just wasn’t thinking. This, this is pretty darn good now :)

Helena

sometimes all it takes is an adjustment to time or temp :D Glad you like it more now :D

Indigobloom

good to know! I’ve had trouble with this one as well. Tastes… burnt?

Sil

Yeah, drop the steeping time down to about2 mins and the temp as well just a bit. Now it’s creamier and no burnt. I still illite strawberry pie and blueberry zabaglione better but this is much more drinkable now lol :)

Indigobloom

oh good. I’ve been hesitant to try it again. Now I will!

Sil

i did the same thing with my caramel cheesecake and the pumpkin cheesecake and it’s back to being as yummy as it was when i first got them. I think frank’s black base just needs less time in the water. :)

Indigobloom

That makes sense. Graveyard mist is a green but still needs less time now that it’s gelled

Kittenna

Are you going with 2 minutes for most of his blacks now? I had been going with 3 recently, which had been ok, but then I had a run of bad bitterness/astringency which made me annoyed. I don’t want to lose flavour by brewing too short a time, but I definitely don’t want a bitter or astringent tea!

Sil

Kit – pretty much yeah. 2-2.5 max seems to be the sweet spot, making everything back to being the wonderful that i remember when i first got it.

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drank Caramel Cheesecake Black Tea by 52teas
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Mmmmmm…. Chocolate chip toffee cookies fresh from oven with a cup of this. Delicious! Steeped for 2 mins saves the astringency from coming out. Now it’s just a great cup of caramel wonder.

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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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