5793 Tasting Notes

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drank Caribe by Harney & Sons
5793 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

And i totally deserve brownie points from Kittenna for this once because…the lovely lala sent me enough of a sample for 2 cups of this delight and i’m choosing to have a “normal person cup” so that I can tuck away the other cup for kittenna to try because it was also on her list of teas to order to try! This likely needs to be brewed as a green, or closer to it than a black. i think at the higher temps it would just become bitter and you’d miss out on the delightful fruity flavours.

I would like to try this iced some time because i think it would be a fantastic iced brew. The smell of this one just makes me happy. I don’t get much coconut, rather the guava is like HEEEEYO! lookit me!

Thank you again Lala for this one!

Alphakitty

This one is divine iced, the most beach-worthy tea I’ve tried. Make me feel like I’m sunbathing!

Kittenna

EEEE!!!!! You’re awesome! Literally, it’s like you were impersonating me when requesting samples or something. Yay :D

Kittenna

I guess since you liked this one, it will be on the potential ‘buy’ list when you make it to an H&S store?

Sil

Told you I was channelling you lol. Yeah I’d be ok with picking up some of this in a larger quantity. I really think it’d be lovely in the summer

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78
drank Plum Spice by Kally Tea
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oh yeah baby! Sipdown! come to mama 155, come to mama! lol I steeped this one a little too long today but that made the re-steep much more pleasant. This is a pretty decent plummy tea, though the spice is slightly overwhelming in the first steep. This might be the one tea i’ve had where i generally prefer the second steep.

Lala

Sil, what happens when you get to 150?

Sil

lala – absolutely nothing haha BUT my goal this year was to get to 150 for boxing day specials…so that i could take advantage of those without feeling guilty that i had too much tea.

For this week, i’m really just trying to get down as far as i can since i have about 30+ teas that will be arriving at my house this weekend. I was very nearly going to be almost at 300 with those incoming when i got back from china. Now i’m feeling much better about my stash lol

Esepcially since though my cupboard is at 150 there are probably another 10+ teas that aren’t logged because i picked them up in china and have no real way to track them.

Shmiracles

HAHAH i love this! i spend a lot of time thinking like you are. (’i ordered 8 more samples but there are 34 samples in my backlog tasting drawer and i really should move those forward before i try the new ones blah blah") ie i have too much tea. yay boo yay.
it makes me feel warm and fuzzy knowing you are trying to tame yourself a bit too. i can super relate.
Go Sil! Sipdown and Win!

Sil

generally once a month i go through my cupboard to pull out teas that are within 1-2 cups. then i get to do a few sipdowns over that next week. It just so happens Kittenna; Indigobloom and Raritea are coming over next weekend and we’re meeting up to exchange all of the teas we jointly ordered over the past month or so… haha

Shmiracles

omg hah quit braggin! that is so cool! i hope one of you can take pics and maybe put’em on instagram or something. that’s gonna be a great day.

Indigobloom

Its gonna be a tea partay in the house…. that’s right, I said it! :P

Kittenna

You clearly drink so much more tea than me. I haven’t even tried Plum Spice yet, lol.

Sil

Kittenna…I’m just trying to get to my “older” things…not that any of its really old

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89
drank Cantaloupe and Cream by Butiki Teas
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grrrr i’m watching you steepster! Stop eating my tasting notes!

long story short mid morning tea, delicious, need to order more but drinking this as i’m sooooo close to a sipdown! haha

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86

is it? could it be? yes it is! SIPDOWN! The best part of this sipdown? Nothing says GOOD MORNING! like a cup of this malty, chocolate delicious black tea with a homemade mocha brownie first thing in the morning. Oh yea ladies and germs, i’m breaking all the rule and eating a delicious delicious brownie. with tea. and said brownie has coffee in it. and it’s sooooooo gooooooodd with this particular tea. HAPPY MORNING!

Terri HarpLady

Hey, who’s judging? :)

Ze_Teamaker

I always eat my treats in the morning. Ice cream is the breakfast of champions.

Shmiracles

spoken like a champion!! woooo Ze!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

A few times when going to a restaurant for breakfast, I’d just order off the dessert menu. Total WIN! Hey, breakfast is important! heheheeee!

Sil

haha

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86
drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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mmmmmmm I haven’t had this in a while so i sunck some from my friends stash since she’s given me the go ahead to start drinking it since she doesn’t anticipate getting to it before it goes bad. I’ve forgotten how sweet this one is. It’s still delicious and wonderful but man it’s sweet lol.

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80
drank Honeybush Haze by Amoda Tea
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Sip down! Put your mind to something and you can do it! Managed to get myself to under 160 this weekend so now I just have to aim for 9 more before Saturday :) I think I can I think I can! Hahaha even if I don’t manage I’m still pretty proud of myself for getting it this low after how high it was when I got back from china. And! For the most part I haven’t made too many orders in march, which was also a mini goal of mine.

Anyway this was a really interesting blend to have and it was nice to try out the Amoda tea box. I may just need to pick it up again now that my cupboard is a little more manageable.

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79
drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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SIPDOWN! 161!

While this has been an enjoyable tea, i don’t think (insert type of tea) are my thing. or at least this tea isn’t. it’s nice enough but nothing that screams OMG!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Dian hongs you mean? :) This one is incredible if brewed gungfu style, but I prefer a lot of other dian hongs over Golden Fleece as an all-around tea.

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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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SIPDOWN! I’ve been drinking this throughout the day in between my other cups of tea. I’m sad to see it go but happy to be one tea closer to getting to 150 haha. I would pick this up again in a heartbeat. It’s not a tea i would drink every day but it’s a really nice black tea that has honey, sweet notes in it. It’s not a bold, tall, dark and steamy black but it is wonderful and a treat to drink!

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66

Apparently i am rocking the tea today! Another tea tried, though I had apparently had it before with little recollection. A tasty enough tea but i don’t quite get the strawberry that they mention.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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72
drank Chiran Sencha by O5 Tea
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I was pretty sure this would not be a tea for me but it’s not a bad little tea. It’s not something i’ll ever re-stock but I for sure can drink this down. It’s very green…and tastes like eating spinach. There’s a mouthiness to this that i can’t quite describe.

Stephanie

Sencha is great. Never had this particular one though :)

Sil

it was in my amoda tea box from one of the previous months lol

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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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