7764 Tasting Notes

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drank Rizhao Green Tea by Sun C-Tea Shop
7764 tasting notes

Soooo aliexpress is a dangerous place that i’m not sure i want to get into. However, there have been some great teas out of it that Tastybrew has shared with us through the BBB Box so i’m super happy that she continues to share with us.

I wasn’t sure about this one. It’s green. I opened it, and it smelled like something i should be eating, not drinking. I had faith in TB though…so i brewed some up today and took a sip.

This doesn’t remind me of Laoshan green. It’s different. It’s…like.spinach but softened…as it cools a sweetness comes out. not sure if i would call it caramel but it is sweet.

I like this. As a green it won’t be on my list of number 1 favourites but it IS tasty and i am glad to have tried it. :) I think if you were a fan of greens, this would be one for the list!

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Was this the mystery green I grabbed a cup of?

Sil

Yes!

Terri HarpLady

This is the only tea in our BBB that I still haven’t tried. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! Guess I’d better get on it, LOL

Sil

Figured with thenextround on its way I needed to get cracking!

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drank Yi Mei Ren by Yunnan Sourcing
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another delight from the BBB Box shared by terri. Working from home this morning so i’ve got time to enjoy my teas and drink a number of them :) While i quite enjoy this one, i think i like the other one from this morning just a little better. this one has a fruity sort of taste to it that i like, but will grow tired of eventually as it reminds me of apricots or peaches..

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mmmmm…this has grown on me every time i have it. There’s enough for another little cup but i’m passing that on to Cavocorax since i think she might enjoy this one and it’s always fun to share! :)

thanks for sending this in the BBB Box terri!

Terri HarpLady

This was the first of the YS teas I totally polished off. I need to get MOAR, for sure! And they take Playpal, so it’s happening soon…I’ll get enough to share again :)

Sil

Heh. Enabler!

Terri HarpLady

In truth, I think I still have at least 2 more teas left to share with you guys from the last YS order, haha

Cavocorax

I just pulled this out right now to drink! :O Thanks for sharing, you guys!
(I totally didn’t notice you drank it earlier – I picked it because it was a one-cup baggie!)

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74
drank Wild Blueberry Rooibos by Natur'el Tea
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I received this from the company in the mail today and rather than have it eat up room in my cupboard, i opted to make a cup and toss the other cup’s worth in the box for Cavocorax so HA!

If you sign up for their newsletter they send you a sample every couple of months with their newletter which came with a coupon for free shipping (and their shipping is pretty expensive so not a bad deal) it’s enough to make me want to pick up a few more samples of a couple of their teas.

This tea isn’t bad – there are actual blueberries in this. However, this particular brand of rooibos is that kind that always seems to be present no matter what it’s blended with. so it’s not my favourite. But it’s not bad. this does taste more closely to wild blueberries as well than just normal old blueberries and that makes me happy. over all, not bad but not OMG AMAZING! :)

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drank Wild Blueberry Rooibos by Natur'el Tea
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77
drank Anti V-Day Treat by Della Terra Teas
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I had a cup of this tonight and i am now decuboarding it to add it to my swap pile. Again, not because i hate the tea but because i have outgrown it. I like the addition of the vanilla with the mint, but i’m growing tired of Della terra’s incessant need to add coloured crap to all their blends. my infusers says…NO MORE! so into the swap box it goes!

silvermage2000

Great review this tea sounds great.

Tuscanteal

You give me morning giggles!! NO MORE!!!! I agree with the sprinkles and all the “stuff” NO MORE!

Sil

Their blends stand on their own…get the extra shit out of there . Makes a mess of things and adds nothing! Grrrrr

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78
drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
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this was one of my other teas from today. I had a much less eventful day than yesterday but i still didn’t get much tea drinking done. I’m kind of hoping that tomorrow will make up for it since i have something waiting for me at the post office, a near future date with cavocorax to swap some things AND at probably 2-3 more packages coming in the mail in addition to my butiki order. and i’m contemplating a couple orders tonight haha.

Still loving this one, though i much prefer it in a mug to my travel mugs. there’s something lacking when i can’t inhale the delicious aroma while drinking it!

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hello sweetie…

so i likely won’t get any sipdowns in today and my cupboard may likely explode in short order but I don’t care. I’m working from home tomorrow to get my tea drinking on AND next week should be a good one with at least 2 extra days of tea drinking, hanging at home enjoying things days!

I’m nearly done this one, but all that makes me want to do is plan another purchase. or five. that’s ok right? goals are meant to be broken as long as you’re having fun? :)

yyz

Sil, I think you could argue this is a staple in your cupboard. You are allowed to replace staples.

Sil

haha yeah but it’s the other stuff i’d get with it! :)

Nicole

well, you have to justify shipping costs somehow…

Terri HarpLady

I’m almost out of this one AGAIN!

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sometimes i wish the images in my head could just be there. I had a long day. started work at 7:15am….finished at 9:45. No dinner ‘cause i’m too exausted to eat and only a morning snack. But i came home…finished things up..watched some videos of golden retriever puppies…read some tea tasting notes and now…now i’m going to curl up in the bed and watch a short episode of bad tv before i head to bed.

However, i had this tea in the morning and it was amaaazing for today. so ha! more importantly as i do a touchdown victory dance in the end zone of my warped mind…i received my teavivre order today and I’M STILL UNDER 150! BOOOYAAAA!!!! short lived victories are still victories.. ohbyeah! oh yeah woot woot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riQTu_939MY

Fjellrev

That’s a damn sweet victory, yo. Hope tomorrow will be better. Lest stupid people will be getting fists in the face.

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69
drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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sipdown! YAY! maybe when i pick up my teavivre order tonight i won’t be above 150. maybe. Had this to kick off the morning with a splash of maple syrup to make it a little tastier. there’s a bit of snow falling here over the past couple of days so i am LOVING IT! nothing says winter like getting to wear my rubber boots to work everyday. :)

not a repurchase but nothing i would turn up my nose at in future :)

Terri HarpLady

I really like this one! Glad you included it in the box :)

TastyBrew

I had the afternoon blend you included yesterday with some maple syrup. A whole new world has been opened up to me!!!

Sil

hahaha maple syrup is godly…esp in smokey teas

TastyBrew

I probably shouldn’t admit this, especially to a Canadian ;-), but I don’t like maple syrup (kind of like telling an oregonian you don’t like salmon – which I don’t). I’ve never liked pancakes. Waffles with whipped cream or french toast with powdered sugar are ok. But maple syrup, so not for me….

BUT… I am finding I like maple flavors in some teas. And the maple syrup in tea was super good. So maybe there’s hope for me….?

keychange

hmmm, it’s good in smokey teas, eh? how much do you usually put in? this sounds like it might go well with the queen!!

OMGsrsly

TastyBrew, maple syrup isn’t my favourite, but I love it in tea. For pancakes and waffles and french toast, I prefer yogurt and jam. :)

Sil

Key change…play it by ear :) in my travel mug (16oz) I use maybe a tsp half but for some tea s il Ike more or less. I find I don’t need a lots once. I don’t like my tea to be. Sweet….I just like the maple flavour with the. Smoke…

Terri HarpLady

Oh yeah, baby, Maple & smoke!! It gives the smokey teas such an awesomeness. Maple, smoke, & ginger is also very nice :)
Of course, I also like my smokey teas plain, it just depends on my mood.

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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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