6481 Tasting Notes

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drank Sun Dried Jingshan Green by Verdant Tea
6481 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! I had this yesterday and today as greens require a lower temperature, so i could dash into the hall, boil water and keep water warm in my travel mug for topping off my tea. I quiet enjoyed this one, even though greens aren’t high on my list of thinks to drink all the time. I love having them occasionally though, just to changes things up. I have a few in my cupboard that i need to start/finish drinking before they get really old..

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89
drank Vanilla by Fru P Kaffe & The
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warning – incoming catch up on tasting notes from yesterday and today given that the power is finally back in my place….

thank you angrboda for sending this my way. This is a really delicious vanilla tea. I have to agree with her assessment on this being one of the better ones out there. After having tried a number myself, this is probably the closest to what i’d call true to vanilla (with a black base). I loved this one yesterday, especially when paired with the smokey black i was drinking :) thank you angrboda! I will be enjoying all of this!

Angrboda

It’s pretty good. I totally didn’t expect it when i first had it because.the aroma was so overwhelming.

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Terri inspired me to try some of the teas i brought with me back from china, funnily enough, most of which i’ve swapped away for others to try and enjoy.

This one is “smokey black from china” lol It’s not as smokey as an outright lasang souchong. Instead this is a smokey, sweet bold black tea that is pretty damn good. I’m having mine this morning in a wet dark and dreary toronto morning. You’d think it was a monday morning. ugh. I am totally digging this! The only thing that would make this perfect would be one of my other halfs creamy butter caramels to sit in my mouth while i sipped this down..smokey sweet caramel goodness…

Edit: I wish there was a way to remove ratings. and NM i figured it out. WOOT! haha

Terri HarpLady

This one is on my schedule for a sipdown this morning.
We have an overcast thundery day.

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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mmmm ok note to self. strawberry + mint chocolate lol. So happy to have some of this back in my cupboard after getting to taste this foooorrreeeevveeer ago. I think if i ever pair down my chocolate mint blends in my cupboard this will be one of maybe 2 that stays – the other being some variation of a black chocolate mint vanilla.
Anyway, i’m happy to say that the “official” blend of this one rings true with my memory of the sample i had, though i think it’s changed slightly (did the sample have vanilla?). I am digging how smooth this blend is and how while it is VERY minty, the chocolate really rings through. Love it! not only that, it’s a herbal! woot woot!

(Final count for the day 282 after 2 teas showed up for my from china from my dear friend Ocean. She’s amazing!)

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec
Courtney

Any chance you want to do a small swap for the rest of mine? I just ordered 1/2 oz. and it’s not for me.

Chelle

Which black chocolate mint vanilla? Sounds yummy.

Stephanie

I want to try this one Courtney if Sil isn’t interested :)

Sil

Chelle…uh undecided at the moment haha I’ve had more than a few :)
Curtney, let Stephanie have at….I have a large bag of the stuff so it’ll take me a while to get through it. :)

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75
drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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mmmmm second last tea of the night since i should try to get to bed “early” tonight as i didn’t sleep well last night. I really do need to try making this as a latte eventually but tonight it’s just on it’s own. I’m nearly done the bag so i’m trying to remember to have this occasionally when i need a honeybush/rooibos fix though i’ve likely got more than 2-3 cups left of this. I prefer the walter bishop version now that i’ve had it, since this has a more of the cinnamon/pie flavour while walter bishop is all about the strawberry milkshake. :) Still though, so enjoy this one, though i need bit of a break from it after having 2 packages of it

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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76

mmmm sipdown! Thank you kittenna for sharing the last little bit of your pouch with me :) This is another refreshing light tea that has made me smile tonight. I can pick out the strawberry flavour and a lime…this really does come across as having tequila in here. a win in the 52 teas bucket! :)

Kittenna

Yeah, this one was pretty good for icing/cold-brewing!

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78

OOOH thank you lala! As one of the most unique teas that i’ve had the pleasure of being sent from lala, i wasn’t too sure what to expect. But this? This is an unexpected delicious surprise! I love it! I can’t even explain WHY i like it..but it’s refreshing and light and slightly lemon/citrusy and yum! Thank you for this treat lala!

Lala

You are welcome. I like this one at the end of the night, something light.

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41
drank Ankara Apple by Bluebird Tea Co.
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do.not.like. Maybe it’s the past experience with cloves from the tea i snuck a sample of from cavocorax’s teas but this has a distinctive smells reminiscent of those adagio blends i don’t like…combined with too much clove for my liking. Apparently i only really like clove in some chais. Which is what this ends up reminding me of, and apple chai. Ah well, i don’t have to love them all! :)

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70
drank Caramel Apple Oolong by 52teas
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thank you kittenna! I was lucky enough to get a cup’s worth to try of this one from her over the weekend and i’m glad i did. This is one of those 52 teas that i wasn’t sure if i should have been kicking myself for not picking up. It’s an oolong, but it was also caramel apple. Having tasted it, i’m happy to say that the cup is all i needed :) Not that it’s a bad tea but it wasn’t quite what i wanted from a caramel apple tea. The oolong is fairly nice and the apple flavour is present and not too shabby. But the caramel…aaah the caramel. This is just not caramelly enough. Especially when i think about the caramel beurre sale that my parents brought back for my other half from paris…now THOSE are caramels! Still though? I satisfactory cup of tea tonight :)

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80
drank Raspberry Beret by Bluebird Tea Co.
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unlogged sample sipdown :)

I’m always on the hunt for more rooibos teas that i slip into my rotation. I chose this one to try from bluebird because i am a fan of raspberry. I also wanted to see how their rooibos tastes since some companies have a more woodsy taste than others. This is not my favourite kind of rooibos but it IS quite tasty. The scent of this one is divine! raspberry deliciousness. I wonder how this would fare as a latte….. hmmm

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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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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