6847 Tasting Notes


Mini sipdown. I have officially finished up the last of my first package of this one. I have an unopened package still sitting in my cupboard but i’m fairly certain that will just be tossed into my swap box for someone who really loves this tea. Because i don’t. Not even really kind of sort of. Frank’s blueberry zabaglione is better and even that one was not the blueberry pastry/dessert tea i was hoping for. It makes me sad…i had such high hopes for this one..

(on the plus side? I’m down to 210!! I could totally make it to 200 by next weekend…which would be a week early! go me!)


10 sipdowns in a week is nothing for you! You’ve got it. You’ll be under 200 before your Verdant teas arrive. :)

Also, I totally didn’t get the fuss about this tea.




Haha ze – thanks!
Cavo – I’m waiting on kittenna to try the sample I gave her so I can find out if its another instance of reblend sucks syndrome :)


I’ll get to it :P


Wow, congrats! I need some of your determination.

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drank Crimson Berry by Sloane Tea Company
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Figured i should get around to trying some of my newer unopened teas, if only since that will also make them sipdowns sooner :) Especially for those that are in sample sizes! I picked this up because i wanted a tarty berry tea to cold brew in the summer. I know a lot of people would find this a little sour with the lemongrass and hibiscus but to me it’s the perfect blend to add to a splash of lemonade! Making a refreshing cup of cold tea in the summer. It’s also something that i THINK i can get my other half to drink…once i add the lemonade to it :)

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drank Warm Apple Pie by sTEAp Shoppe
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sipdown on this one! I’m going to have to agree with tastybrew on this one. While it’s a nice enough tea and it DOES taste like apple pie…it’s just a little muted. The flavour doesn’t POP but it is true to it’s name. the rest of this is off to a couple pieces houses so YAY for that!

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Sipdown on this one as well since the last little bit of this is on it’s way out to a friend. I had a last cup of this straight since this is usually one of those matcha that i add to my coffee matcha to make it the sort of mocha matcha i want red leaf’s mocha matcha to be. On it’s own it’s still quite good but it will always be a matcha i add to other concoctions rather than one that i drink on my own. Still though, that’s likely reason enough to rotate it in!

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drank Chocolate Chai by sTEAp Shoppe
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sipdown on this one as well since i’m sharing my small samples with my tea sister so that she gets to figure out if she wants more steap shoppe in her life outside of the cinnamon swirl bread. :) This is a great chai! It reminds me of a few of the adagio chai’s that terri shared with me but less “make sil sneeze.” What i do NOT get from this is chocolate. I nearly added some chocolate myself. I’m with bonnie on this is a great chai but there is a distinct lack of chocolate :( Which ironically is a bit funny since 90% of the other blends that i’ve tried from janet have all had an abundance of cocoa nibs in them :) Still though..not too shabby. deducted a few points for the lack of chocolateyness

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mmm thanks cavo! Having a small cup of this one today and the rest is going into my experiments with dinner tonight. For whatever reason, cooking with smoky teas seems to be what i like to do. Since this is smokey but not overpowering, I’m mixing this one up with a bit of spice! :) I’m glad i have a bit more of this left to have a real cup of later!


Do let us know what you end up cooking! Since I just got this tea and won’t be able to drink it all, I’d love to try some recipes with it.


Try adding a spoonful of maple syrup to your cup :)


I don’t have maple syrup! I know, a Canadian without maple syrup… my excuse is it’s $$$ out here.


omg – only reason we have it actually is because costco carries it LOL I made two versions tonight – 1 with lemon dill spices along with the tea and the other with habenaro and roasted garlic spices. We preferred the spicy one but both were good.


Do you just sprinkle the tea leaves in, or make the tea and add it as a liquid? That’s the part I’m not sure about… :) I should put maple syrup on my list for my next Costco trip.


OMG – i’ve done both but i prefer it as a tea – marinate versus a rub. So i brew the tea up – slightly stronger than i would for a cup of tea, marinate it along with herbs and spices for about 30 mins and then we grill it/fry it/bake it :)


Excellent. Thanks!

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drank Lapsang Souchong by The London Tea Room
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mmm thank you for this one terri! I think i have another 3-4 of your teas kicking around in various forms and this was one of them. Had a small cup of this this afternoon and the rest went into an experiment with chicken and spinach for this evenings meal. We’ll see how it turns out but it won’t be because his tea was bad…this is a fairly love lapsang :)

Terri HarpLady

I originally bought this one to use in a chicken recipe. I should send you that recipe, eh?

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another cup of hot brewed, cold tea this afternoon. Trying to mix it up a little this afternoon to work on some of my larger samples and try some of my teas that i haven’t yet sampled. Overall a very relaxing afternoon, playing PvZ on facebook and reading and getting vacation stuff a little more organised.

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made this once we got home from costco today so that i could cool it down and drink it cold after hot brewing. I think this is my favourite way to drink it so far, with just a little sweetner. Best part about actually leaving the house today even though i’m falling asleep? Totally picked up a few books for vacation reading AND splurged on nutella lol which i have never purchased before in my life..but those + the waffle wafer cookie things we have = best time ever…especially with a cup of black tea. Hello dessert tonight!


Are the waffle cookie things you have stroopwafels? Those things are delicious!


not sure.. they are basically flattened waffle cones but waaaay lighter/less dense

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drank Grandpa's Anytime Tea by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN (214) Another from this morning as i needed a good strong black to get me going this morning after the all nighter last night. I really do like this one for that kick in the fact sort of morning tea that’s as close to black coffee as i want it to be (without tasting like coffee!!).

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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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