5945 Tasting Notes

75
drank Trina's Tiramisu by T by Daniel
5945 tasting notes

im a fan of this one, though i likely shouldn’t be today since lack of food today will likely lend itself to caffeine hitting me pretty hard lol. I really want to add just a bit of cream to this to really through the flavours together. I’m not getting the spiciness that kittenna did but i AM getting that espresso flavour that is blending really nicely with the black base. I think i steeped this one a little longer than 3 mins by accident and still there’s no bitterness or astringency so that’s a positive.

I think this could be one of those teas that I have in my cupboard every so often when i need a more coffee like creamy experience.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Jamaican Me Crazy by T by Daniel
5945 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! mwahahaha my cupboard goes down, kittenna’s goes up lol Just enough in the bag Rarietea and i split to have a cup for me and a cup for kittenna. Although i reaaaaallly don’t like coconut all that much in teas, we tried this one at the tea festival and it wasn’t too bad. So it made it’s way into our mini purchase since raritea looooveeeesss the coconut!

Now that i’m having it at home, it’s not tooo bad. I am certainly good with this one cup but only because i’m drinking a tea that tastes like tanning lotion smells like. delicious! but oddly weird as well :)

Kittenna

Awwww thanks! :P

ashmanra

Sil: what would you give for each of us to send tea to Kittenna? :D

ashmanra

Oh, sorry! It is Dinosara we need to be sending tea to, isn’t it? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Kittenna

Oh whew!!

Sil

LOL ashmanra

Dinosara

Don’t even think about it! :D

ashmanra

Heh heh heh!

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psssst…. totally cold brewed this last night and it’s not as bad cold brewed. but the best part? gotta love sipdowns because the people in your tea circle want to try everything lol

60 sipdowns…you will be mine…oh yes…

Kittenna

What can I say? TRYALLTHETEAS.

Sil

:) suits me juuuust fine! might even make it to 225 by the weekend at this rate..

Terri HarpLady

One of the best things about tea is all the endless variety! There’s always another one to try!

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80
drank Valentine's Blend by Harney & Sons
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soooo many teas that i’m so close to sipdown with. Curse you dinosara! lol I managed to get a steep in of this in the afternoon in the 5 mins i took to go pee. I really am sick of all the issues we’ve been having since it means not only can i not do my own work but i also haven’t gotten around to the work of the person i’m backing up.

This was a really pleasant cup of tea that was much needed. Best part about today? (not) I got all the way home…12 hours after i arrived at work, and there are MORE FREAKIN ISSUES! gimme a break. thank god i’m home with my tea.

Kittenna

I was looking forward to trying this one :( But it looks like I’ll be drinking a steady diet of either not-tea, sucky tea, or chai tea for a while…

Indigobloom

Booooo issues :(
Are these website fails? or improper implementations? Misscommunications?

Sil

uh…let’s just say ppl are doing dumb things, our clients are doing dumb things…things are breaking…things aren’t broken…it’s just a giant shit show.

Indigobloom

bleh. sounds like you need that vacation stat!!
Maybe customer training will help

Sil

Vacation…..yeah…that would require having time to plan one. Ugh.

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35
drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
5945 tasting notes

I left this one opened to see if that would help with the taste. it didn’t. soooo yeah. I think i’ll just chalk this one up to an abysmal failure and get on with my day.

jessiwrites

Dang. I’ve had mine sitting out in a bowl since last night.

Sil

well i’ll cross my fingers for you!

jessiwrites

I put it in my dark closet, and now EVERYTHING I OWN smells like S’mores Genmaicha.

Sil

LOL that mental imagine makes me laugh… i needed that

Kittenna

Ahaha that’s hilarious. My four open teas are on my dresser. If my room smells like various flavoured genmaicha and/or chlorine, I wouldn’t know because I can’t taste/smell anything anymore, blah. Hopefully it won’t be a nasty surprise when my senses return.

Indigobloom

With the s’mores, I didn’t notice it nearly as much. I wonder if that is because I got mine in the baggie, and had it out for a few days before putting it away properly!

CrowKettle

I’m airing out my packets of marshmallow treat, although I don’t find this one as bad as bcg or s’mores. The room smells sweet. :)

Kittenna

Indigobloom – that could be! Didn’t think of that.

CrowKettle – Yes, my packet of Marshmallow Treat is open as well (even though it wasn’t as bad), alongside Browncoat Genmaicha, S’mores, and Chocolate Malt HB.

Indigobloom

I’m really hoping that this works. I need my marshmallow treat to work!! (when i run out and need a reblend that is haha)

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72
drank Daydreamer by DAVIDsTEA
5945 tasting notes

Soooo i can get behind this tea. One of my coworkers who knows that i love tea saw the kind of week i’ve been having and not only went to her stash of tea to brew me a cup of tea and brought it to my desk, but also handed off a few of her samples to me as she’d recently been in to david’s to buy new teas. One of the teas she had purchased with this one.

Overall? not a bad little tea. It’s not nearly as artificial tasting as a bunch of teas i’ve had recently and it smells nice. so today…that’s about all it takes. is it friday yet?

Indigobloom

aww that is so sweet! your coworker knows you well :)

jessiwrites

I have a bit more of this that I probably won’t drink, as I don’t care for mango anything. Would you want it?

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drank Goût Russe Douchka by Dammann Freres
5945 tasting notes

You know… i think i like this? but it’s been another one of those days. serriously i want ONE fricken day in which i can do work instead of other people’s work with system issues. Sooo i remember this being citrusy and not too bergamotty. but that’s as far as it goes because it’s a long sucky day.

Terri HarpLady

You might like Jubilee then. I’ll add some to your box ;)

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39
drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
5945 tasting notes

So if i’m going to catch up to dinosara, i’m going to have to start focusing on the bags of tea where i’m only a few cups away from being done. So with that in mind, I’m having this one today. Dry aroma smells decent enough however the brewed tea isn’t anything much to write home about. Another diappointing 52 teas blend, though at least this one doesn’t have that weird chemically taste the others seem to be having. I still need to air my teas out and see if that helps.

269….12 days to sip down as much as possible! here goes nothing! :) If nothing else, this is incentive to try all the teas that i have in my cupboard.

whatshesaid

What happens in 12 days?? World explodes? Daleks taking over?

Sil

dinosara has challenged me to catching up to her sipdowns :)

Mercuryhime

The Steepster version of a duel. :)

Sil

hahaha she’s going to win but i can sure as hell try!

Dinosara

Haha I love it. I wish you luck!

Sil

Dinosara – what’s the number i’m aiming for once you add in all your new purchases? lol

Dinosara

Right now I am at 190 exactly… There were two Butiki samples not in the database so those are the only ones missing from my Steepster cupboard

Sil

i see many, many trips to the washroom in the near future

Cavocorax

Sip! Sip! Sip!

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66

Thought i’d try this again today – put in twice the amount of matcha and still this just isn’t coming across as much beyond creamy random flavour.

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75
drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
5945 tasting notes

I feel like i need to go apologise to walter bishop. I’ve totally been calling that tea almost the same thing as this tea…but apparently it’s actually just the MEMORY of this tea. I much prefer walter bishop now that i’ve drank them both in closer proximity to one another. Not that i don’t enjoy this tea but i REALLY like the smooth creaminess of the walter bishop tea better. Dropping the rating on this one a little since after 1.5 bags of this, it’s fading on me. It’ll be one of those teas that might cycle through my cupboard once a year but nothing that needs to stay in as a permanent blend unless i’m looking for more caffeine free blends…not that caffeine seems to affect me. I still feel compelled to have a bunch on hand, just in case, for guests.

Kittenna

I have similar thoughts on this one. Love it, but it’s not necessarily one I need to constantly have. I do imagine I’ll pick up some more of it at some point though, if it’s available. But certainly not until I’ve finished Cinnamon Roll HB, which I have considerably more of, and don’t like as much. (Also, yadda yadda bajillion teas etc. etc.)

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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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