7482 Tasting Notes

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drank Chilli Kiss by T2
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Thanks for letting me visit this one again omgsrsly. It’s a nice one that’s well balanced in terms of the spiciness. nice pick me up this morning

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drank Pumpkin Irish Cream by Butiki Teas
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Fini! All done. This one wasn’t bad, but not my favourite from Stacy. It’s nice to get through this one since it’s the last of my flavoured teas from her (except for coffee and cigarettes which i’m not worried about losing it’s flavour). Now i can work on finishing up the puerh i have from her…just as soon as i get through the other 10000000000 samples from omg and dexter lol

OMGsrsly

I still haven’t even tried the puerh. It’ll just get better with age, right? Hahaha.

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drank Koko Banana by Tea Centre
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Tried this one again and it’s for sure confused about what it is. KOKO-nut, for sure, but banana? nu uh. Also, leaning towards dislike on this one, as the coconut has taken on that weird flavour that it gets when it’s not rancid but it’s not fresh. Thanks for sharing omgsrsly but no. ;)

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Starting the morning off with this baby, though to be honest, i should have just stayed up all night. I’ve mentioned it before, shengs are not always my favourite. Give me a fabulous shou most days. I followed the instructions for loosening up this beautiful ball of tea. Thankfully, i read a few notes before to figure out how to manage this one.

Initially this is vegetal with a little bitterness at the end of the sip – i get a sense of sweetness but it disappears. In some sips it’s almost like the memory of smoke, without being smokey. It’ll be interesting to keep on with this one for the next little while, as i test and see where it takes me. more to come, and thanks omgsrsly for sending this one along!

Crimson Lotus Tea

Did you get any of the honey aroma from this one? That’s what I really like about it.

Sil

a little in the later steeps. It was really interesting! Plus i love the little ball :) keeps going forever!

Crimson Lotus Tea

It is super generous. We can brew one ball for days. It brews particularly well in Jianshui.

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Just not there for me. it was nice to revisit the memory of the original, but i miss the original :(

Final Count: 132 (hopefully i can get through at least another 2 tomorrow and get started on a getting a few closer to sipdown)

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drank Hibiscus Berry by Rishi Tea
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mmmm sad to see this one go – found the sweet spot with this one with just a tiny bit of sugar added to the cup. Just enough to cut the tartness and bring out the other flavours. Thanks for this one omgsrsly

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drank Ginger Bread Orange by Tea Centre
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noms. i REALLY like this one from omgsrsly orange gingerbread? so nommy. it’s like a cross between delicious orange tea and gingerbreak tea. Glad i have more of this because it’s making me happy.

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drank Gingerbread Houjicha by 52teas
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meh. I think i just don’t love this one. it’s not a bad tea, but every time i drink it, i wish it were different. more gingerbread like and less…muted spice like.

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Wishlist tea from dexter holy we are being productive today. Tree down, house being dusted, vaccumed, floors washed etc while i work on release testing and copying all our CD’s over to digital. woot woot!

I’ve been sipping on this one for the better part of the afternoon – puerhs are great for busy house weekends i think because if you forget about what you’re drinking, just make another steep lol this is a really nice, smooth puerh. more to the woody side of things than earthy, sort of like hiking in the woods in vancouver ;) really enjoyed my time with this, and may have to put it on my wishlist, though i suppose it’ll likely sell out before i can get to it.

note: was able to do a significant number of steepings with my little sample from dexter – 10+ before it ran out of steam

Kristal

Awesome! I has many days off but unfortunately wasn’t productive in the way of cleaning- only productive knitting and reading wise, lol.

Sil

it’s technically a day off but i’m working all weekend from home. so goo excuse to get shit done…though i’d rather be reading :)

Crimson Lotus Tea

I’m glad you liked it! :-)

OMGsrsly

Wait. Dex AND I sent you this one?! I though Dex had a different CL Bulang… unless her Steepster cupboard wasn’t updated.

Sil

mmmm lemme go check this was a dex one for sure and nothing was a duplicate in my cupboard

Sil

i have no shou from you from CL…just sheng

OMGsrsly

The ball is Planet Jingmai. I thought I also sent you a silver baggie with this one though… I’ve never had the 2012 unless they were sampling it at the tea festival.

Sil

nope nothing in my puerh sample in silver from you. :)

OMGsrsly

I’m not imagining things. It’s in the current box for you. :P

Dexter

Dunno – I sent the one on her wishlist – I just ordered a couple of samples when I pot my yixing pot.
Was thinking about drinking Planet Jingmai next but it might have to wait for tomorrow. The little gold one from W2T is smaller and will be more appropriate for tonight.
Happy you liked this one…. :)

OMGsrsly

Planet Jingmai seems to last forever. The W2T one has been inexpertly hacked apart by moi.

Dexter

I’m not going to treat it with too much care – just going to toss it into a small pot and see what happens. I’m doing better with sheng lately with less leaf and hotter water – will see how that does with this one.

Sil

jingmai is on my list for tomorrow…since it’s not in a bag and i keep forgetting what it is lol

Evol Ving Ness

The productiveness of yours is very impressive. Very impressive.

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Another tasty tea from today – mostly because i wanted to see if i could get this one to work a little better for me. turns out i can if i drop the temp a little and add a tiny bit more cocoa nibs :)

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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.

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