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4026 Tasting Notes

Not much to say about this one since it’s discontinued. But KallieBoo! sent this my way but it’s not my cup of tea. Maybe it wasn’t anyone elses’s either – hence the discontinued. but i’m glad i tried it :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

This was back before “The Great Purge”, where I discontinued everything that was “just okay” to make room for new blends and more thought-out stuff :)

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thank you KallieBoo!

I didn’t have good luck with this tea today. There was something funny about the tea, but i’m not sure if the tea was contaminated or i just goofed it up. oh well. I’ll eventually get round to placing an order with WP and maybe ill try it again. thanks for sending this my way!

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drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
4026 tasting notes

sipdown! So i enjoyed this one a lot while it was in my cupboard, but i’m not sure it’s worthy of a re-order. I know there is a vanilla tea out there for me that deserves a permanent place in my cupboard. This one, it’s good but i don’t think it’s good ENOUGH.

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Operation 150 is in full effect! Goal today – 5 sipdowns, since i’m not sure if i’ll get time to get some in on Saturday.

VariaTEA sent me a small cup of this that Cavo had sent her because this is not the tea for her…and that’s OK. I, however? SOOO happy to have this back in my cupboard for a day. It was a nice start to my morning today since yesterday had been a little insane with work. :) Thanks for thinking of me VariaTEA! great start to today!

Cavocorax

Oooh, I miss this one too! Let’s hope the Assam RiverTea is just as good because I am low on Assam’s now.

Also is Steepster broken for you? I only found your review bc I clicked on your name.

VariaTEA

I sent this to you because I knew you would appreciate it and I really didn’t want to waste the leaf by drinking it just because it as there. So I am glad you enjoyed the cup.

Also steepster is broken for me as well, Cavocorax. I found this through explore.

Sil

Cavo – oh..i’m not low on assam. come to my place. are you going to the tea festival? Kittenna, raritea, I are attending on the sat, while IB is working.

Sil

VariaTEA – Yep. and i totally appreciate it!

Cavocorax

Ooooh – that sounds like a lot of fun, but I don’t know if that’ll work. Not this year? Hrrrmpph.

Can you buy last minute tickets at the door if I change my mind? And what time are you guys all meeting?

Sil

you might be able to get them at the door. last year it was nearly fully sold out. No decisions yet on timing, but i’ll be going earlier in the morning to avoid the lines and mad rush of ppl.

Cavocorax

Yeah, that’s something to consider. Usually we do our roleplaying game on Saturday’s but if I just go from 10-12 I’ll be back in plenty of time…

I’m just not sure I want to deal with crowds… :P It’s just so easy to order online. Also, it’s not like I really need tea.

Sil

I had a good time last year. Tried a few things, learned few things, saw some interesting displays…

Cavocorax

Hmmm. I’m debating it…

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
4026 tasting notes

one more tonight just to sip on while trying to get some dishes done. I efel like i haven’t done anything today after my long ass work day. I do still love this one so i’m glad it’s back in my cupboard for at least a few more cups :)

Yvonne

The lovely Missb sent this to me and I have yet to try it – can’t wait!

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
4026 tasting notes

sooo….thanks to VariaTEA i am not back up to 173 teas. My original goal for the end of January was 150 teas. ASSUMING that my orders from the US don’t get here until Feb and there are no other surprise teas in the mail, i have 23 teas to drink in 9 days. 2.5 sipdowns per day..and there is ONE weekend in that time frame. Verdict? LET’S DOOO THIS! I think i have enough smaller samples to be able to get through enough teas. And hey, maybe if i can manage it, i can splurge at the toronto tea festival since that will be the first weekend of February heh. it’s go time!

Courtney

I love the enthusiasm. Good luck!

caile

You can do it!!

A tea festival – that must be awesome!

Sil

haha thanks courtney :)

Caile – it was pretty fun last year, and this year it’s 2 days instead of one…so here’s hoping it’ll be at least as entertaining as last year!

VariaTEA

At least the samples I sent weren’t particularly large :)

You can do it, Sil!!

Sil

haha and that is why your samples will be polished off tomorrow while i work on some of my oolongs that are 1-2 cups haha

OMGsrsly

Go, Sil, go!

Yvonne

Wooohoooo go Sil!

Cavocorax

Bahahahahah. I laughed so hard when VariaTEA told me she set you surprise samples!

Good luck sipping.

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drank Peaches 'n Cream by tweed and hickory
4026 tasting notes

thank you teafairy! I made this one iced to start because as some of you may know, i’ve been REALLY off of “peach” as a flavour. That being said, this smelled different than the peach i’ve gotten used to. The verdict? This is pretty good! It’s creamy and delicious and a different sort of peach that i quite like! I added a weeeee bit of sugar t the cold brew halfway through and the flavours just popped! thanks a bunch teafairy!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Yvonne

Oh my, this sounds amazing.

Tuscanteal

I think this tea is made by Metropolitan Tea Company. Tweed and Hickory has an excellent selection!

gmathis

Culinary Teas has a large selection of Metropolitan Teas, too.

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drank Pineapple by Tea Sante
4026 tasting notes

cold brew that i’m enjoying tonight with late dinner. Sadly the cold brew didn’t translate much of the pineapple taste that i liked in the hot brew. I prefer this as a hot brew, though maybe hot brew, chilled would be the way to go. Still tasty, but for sure missing some of the pineapple flavour!

Edit: 3400 tasting notes haha Also, down to 167

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
VariaTEA

Congrats on 3400!!

Yvonne

Mmm, this tea sounds awesome! Congrats on 3400 :)

caile

Yay – congrats!!

__Morgana__

Wow that is an amazing number of notes! Congrats!

OMGsrsly

OMG! 3400 is amazing. :)

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drank 20 Years Aged Roasted Oolong by Tealux
4026 tasting notes

…again, lost track of my thoughts on this one this afternoon BUT it was an enjoyable oolong. Rather than hoard the rest of this, i’m going to send the last little bit of this off to terri to try because i think she might have fun with this one. Thank you for sending this my way teafairy I’m sorry for not doing it justice in my tasting notes. Blame work. 14 hour days suck…especially when you worked from home to drink tea and pay attention to said tea!

Terri HarpLady

I’ll look forward to it!

TheTeaFairy

Please Sil, don’t mention it, happy you got a taste of it, that’s what matters! And yes, I think you will like this one Terri, glad I get to share it with you through Sil :-)

Sil

yup! terri’s getting to sample most of what you shared with me haha

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drank Black Pearl Sumatra by Tealux
4026 tasting notes

I need to buy some of this. Mostly because we had an issue in the afternoon that ate up 5hours of my life and resulted in my tea drinking being interrupted. All my thoughts on this one are out the window but i did gulp it down and kept checking my mug to see if any was left…so that’s a good sign! thanks teafairy!

JustJames

=0) been there!

Dexter3657

I really like this one – it’s mostly black, but a little oolong – confusing to me, but a really good tea. :))

Sil

yes! i really liked it

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