7966 Tasting Notes

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sample sipdown because i’m going to send the last little bit of this to terri since i think she might enjoy this one. FuzzyPeachkin sent this my way and i am. a. fan! This is bold enough for me while being one of the smoothest cups ever. I didn’t brew this according to the instructions – instead treated it as i usually do most black teas. I can see how adding just a touch of honey/maple syrup to this would make it awesome! This is for sure going on my shopping list as it’s really yummy!
Thanks FuzzyP!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TastyBrew

I’ve never heard of this brand. Where are they from?

Sil

New York – http://www.bellocq.com/ i really like this one..their quantities SUCK (3oz) so i wanted to try a couple since maybe we can try them as a BBB Box sort of thing.

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drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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Another tea from this morning – this time brewed so that i could compare it against the breakfast blend that FuzzyP sent me. This one is not a repurchase for me. I don’t mind it, but there’s a bitterness to the cup that i prefer not to be drinking :) I like how robust it is but man…compared against the one from fuzzyP…

TastyBrew

I’ve been using the tea you sent from the BBBB as a good base for blending with other teas. I didn’t love it on its own, but it makes a good base!

Sil

i agree with that! I’ve got a few more from F&M i’ll be sharing – i’m hoping one of them will be a good “on it’s own” tea

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another cup this morning, mostly i wanted to be able to compare the assam from bellocq against one of my “staples” It’s nice to not only be able to revisit a favourite but not try to compare against a memory :) I am still a fan of this…there’s something wonderful about how smooth this tea is. Someday maybe a tea will replace it,but so far, it remains a staple :)

Terri HarpLady

I still have some of this one, it really is nice!

TastyBrew

My (step)father in law just made a trip to the downtown pdx shop and picked me up some more of this. He doesn’t even like tea, but worked at Tazo with Steve so he always hooks me up. :-)

Sil

oh that’s awesome!

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sample sipdown! This was sent my way by the lovely fuzzypeachkin and i’m happy that she did. This would have likely been one of my first puchases from Bellocq as i’m always in search of more delicious assams. :)

This one is pretty good. I’m not sure that it ranks high enough to replace tiger assam or 49 but i wouldn’t ever turn my nose up at this one. It’s more what i would rate as an afternoon blend, being not quite as bold as i like with a bit of astringency in the taste. It ends up leaving my mouth a little dry, though i don’t mind that. There’s a nice flavour to this cup and the scent is slightly sweet smelling, though there’s no fruitness to the actual liquor. Overall, a nice introduction to Bellocq! Thanks FuzzyP!

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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sipdown! I have had a few cups of this now and i am loving it – resteeps quite nicely. I’m sending the remaining cup or so off to Missb to try out which makes me giggle a little since this particular tea will be travelling halfway across the country and back.

My only problem with this tea is the name…i have no idea why but after dark makes me think of mint chocolate..like after eights…so i kept expecting mint. However, there is no mint to be found and this is still deliciously tasty! thanks so much for sending this my way omgsrsly

MissB

Ha! So funny, I could have asked OMGsrsly too you know, we’re so close to one another. Still, kinda cool at the same time. Excited about our swap!

OMGsrsly

I need to go to Steam to buy more of this – I could bring it to MissB, you know!

MissB

Wait, Steam is here? Duh, me. Off to look…

OMGsrsly

Steam is HERE! Nanaimo and Hastings, in Donald’s Market! Try to go in when Nolan is working, he’s awesome. The lady is great too, but he is SUCH a tea geek.

MissB

Got the address, will try to stop by this weekend, and make a trip to Baaaad Anna’s too while I’m in the area. ;) Thank you!

OMGsrsly

Oh geez, I need to go into Baaad Anna’s as well. I want to make the cowl I’m working on in a colour way I have enough yarn in. It’s so pretty but too short. :) Too bad I’m working tomorrow.

MissB

It’ll probably be Sunday if I do go… too much to get through tomorrow. Would be fun to run into one another! :)

Sil

I’ll still send it :) I’m sure at this rate i’ll eventually place an order with bayswater and steam once i try a few more through you guys :)

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sipdown! (148) I had this cold brewed over night to see if that helped bring out any of the chili pepper. Strangely, if anything, this has made the brew less interesting to drink. Still tasty but more like a hibiscus, fruity drink than the cranberry orange + a bit of chili the hot brew provided. I’d certainly be open to getting this again, but hot it will remain, and i’ll long for it to be spicier! thanks omgsrsly

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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sipdown (149) Thankfully I’m staying on top of my teas, though i’ve still got another 27 to drink up at the very least before the last of my orders get here! Good thing being sick hasn’t affected my tastebuds AND i’ve got the weekend to relax and do nothing :)

I tried the last of this cold brew and the final verdict is that i like this much better hot. Though, that being said, if i steeped it hot and let it cool off it might be tasty :) See previous notes, but this is a tasty tea (and green to boot!)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Plunkybug

I like it better hot, also, which I find surprising, because I think it lends itself to being cold. But I agree, better hot.

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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going to work today completely drained me. This was my second tea and now i’m home and totally zoned out on the couch.. Dinner and bed early for me i think. eeesh

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Delicious cup of tea from this morning. I opted to try and come in to work today, which likely isn’t the best idea but i needed to actually talk to a couple of people. At least this weekend’s release is during the day so i can relax and sleep in between testing.

still loving this…need to restock soon!

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nom nom nom. I really need to try this as a latte just for funsies. Still loving the option for non black blends so i’m glad i got this one. At this rate though, i’ll be finished up the 100g in no time flat :)

Terri HarpLady

I want a latte…hmmm…got some coconut milk in the frig…
rummaging through cupboard for something that would be tasty & caffeine free…

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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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