4669 Tasting Notes

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
4669 tasting notes

another one of those teas from verdant that i loved just a little better the first time i had it. I’m actually hoping on that note, that they revert back to the other version on laoshan village chai. i’m not nearly as much a fan of the winter formulation either. I had this today and it was just the right blend of spicy to keep me going in the early morning. I’ll be sad when this is gone, but may wait for the next batch before restocking!

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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given that i have another uh…4oz of this coming my way, i REALLY need to finish up the other 2 batches of this tea i have in the house lol. So i’m trying to drink this a little more often. I had this way early today and while it’s still enjoyable, it seems just a little different from the first batch i had and fell in love with. We’ll see how the next round goes when it gets here!

whatshesaid

Is it comparable to LB?

OMGsrsly

I like it loads more than LB, but then LB tastes like dirt to me. :D

Sil

Totally different teas IMO. They both have a place in my cupboard :) not helpful I know but they are both delicious.

whatshesaid

Fair enough :)

Terri HarpLady

I agree that the zhu rong I have right now is not the same as the zhu rong I had last year.
…sigh…
I guess really that’s the way it is…every batch will be a little different…

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I pulled this one out today because i feel like i haven’t had it in a while. I really do love Yezi’s black tea offerings, and some of their puerhs have been really nice as well. I just need to remember not to buy so much in one go so that i have an excuse to place more frequent orders lol.

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea (Special)
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better cup than the other, but mostly ’cause i can almost pretend this is my vanilla citrus spice…though this one has a little more punch to it if you leave it brew for like 10 mins.

Final Count: 125 (not that it will last for long….)

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not satisfying tonight…likely something to do with the fact that it’s almost midnight and i just wrapped up last minute work crap that i had to jump on to do. and now i’m exausted beyond belief.

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you know…tonight jack wasn’t as bleh as he was the first time. Maybe it’s because i steeped it for much less time than before, but this was a much tastier cup of tea this time around, even though, as usual it won’t be my favourite ever. I am a fan of jack. he makes me happy. tonight, this was a pretty good cup of tea, and a sipdown…sooo really? win. win.

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drank Organic Japanese Puerh by Butiki Teas
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I had this tonight when i finally got home. I’m getting a little cranky from these 12+ hr days with no lunch and too much talking, not enough time to do work sort of times. What i HAVE discovered is that it’s a good thing i wear glasses – it hides how tired i am from ppl…so only i have to see that in the mirror when i’m getting ready in the morning lol I’ve also discovered that have fun alcoholic drinks as soon as i get in the door + a nice black cup of tea…best relaxing time ever!

Sooo tonight it was this tea + a pineapple, mango, alcoholic drink with dinner. It was a great time, and once again i was reminded that i really do enjoy this puerh quite a bit, as long as i spend more than 1 cup with it. this is one of those rare instances where i generally prefer the second steeping of this. It’s just a little less intense, because these days, i’ve got all the intensity i need at work lol

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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see previous tasting note from today to hear that courtney is awesome… DEEELICIOUS…i held off for all of a day before diving in to what she sent me….i think it’s going to be a loong wait for my LB to come back, even with awesome ppl like YYZ and courtney who are trying to help me get through until July LOL love you guys! actually i pretty much love the crap out of everyone here on steepster for being so damn awesome. I know i keep saying it, but you guys keep me sane these days!

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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courtney is my favourite tea person this week…though i love you all a ton. She sent me a surprise package of LB and cacao that i mixed this morning much to my delight and had the best damn tea day ever. On the downside, i REALLY need to place and order with HI for this stuff but their customer service is annoying AND until i have the keys to the new place, i don’t want to order anything just in case things fall through. this though? + LB. best.damn.time. ever.

caile

I wonder what if cacao nibs would be the same…

Sil

i actually bought some of those… intending to check…and uh forgot about them until you said that…maybe i’ll try tomorrow…

caile

Ooh, try them! I haven’t bought any yet but they are on my shopping list and I was hoping they would be good with the LB. If not, then we can just eat them up as a snack I imagine.

Courtney

I have cacao nibs myself, that I occasionally add to resteeps of straight LB. Yum.

OMGsrsly

Try them, Sil! I really like the ones I got in coffee. Yes, I’ve been drinking coffee almost every morning. Still haven’t tried them with tea, but I’m going to!

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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i REALLY wanted something fruity and tasty this morning in addition to my usual straight blacks, so i pulled this one out. It was the perfect choice! I’m seriously glad that i only have one more day to get through this week, even if my weekend won’t be particularly relaxing lol. This tea? pineapple deliciousness….i’m trying to decide if i want to hold on to the last of this until the lupicia order gets here (so i can compare this one and theirs) or just drink it all up and be damned!

boychik

I vote to hold on. Im for tasting side by side. Common, you got plenty to choose from.

Sil

hahahaha ok ok! i’ll try!

Stephanie

Yeah I would like to hear a comparison :)

OMGsrsly

The Lupicia one is quite different. You’ll be able to tell probably before the first sip. :)

Sil

I’ve had both before….I just don’t remember them clearly enough :)

OMGsrsly

I really prefer the Butiki or even DavidsTea ones. If you look at the Lupicia description, a HUGE clue in the difference is right there.

But I have some of the Lupicia so maybe I’ll finish that this morning. And I’ll use boiling water. :D

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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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