4923 Tasting Notes

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drank Chai Apricot by Tea Desire
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i dind’t realize that i’d had this one before until i looked at the tasting notes for this one. i have to say that this time around, i’m find it less appealing. theres something about the smell that is just turning me off, though to be fair it might just be that whole being sick factor. i was looking for something with a little kick to it, but tonight this is just feeling weak and sweet. weirdness. chalking it up to not being well.

(oh thanks for sending this my way roswell strange!)

Ysaurella

I didn’t realize I had this one…;) you need to accentuate the sipdown sessions it seems :D

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Roswell strange sent this one my way and i was a little excited to drink it, especially after she corrected my cupboard to get the right tea in to it… turns out i like this one a lot. while the banana tea from Rivertea is basically liquid banana bread – this one is a little less sweet and slightly less intensely banana. i attribute that to the chocolate. still not a huge fan of the weird looking tea is produces, but i did enjoy this a lot. and in the grand scheme of teas, i’d probably be able to drink this one more often than the river tea one because of the fact that it’s a little more laid back. :)

VariaTEA

This is less sweet than Happy Banana?! Now I am afraid of what Happy Banana will taste like because I found this incredibly cloying.

Sil

Lmao. Liquid, banana bread.

VariaTEA

I hope so.

Roswell Strange

I’m excited for Happy Banana! I really want to compare the two. I love this one, though :) Glad you do too.

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drank Buddha Bamboo by Tea Desire
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yay! tea from roswell strange and VariaTEA this was one of two? overlaps between the girls when they both sent me teas…i figure that’s pretty good since i know how much sharing the two of them do :) i liked this one a lot…though i can’t for the life of me remember what i liked about it because my other half came home and tucked me in to bed and i fell asleep. clearly i needed it..i only ever nap when i’m not well. soooo thanks for sending me this one. i’d drink it again lol

Terri HarpLady

I’m glad he takes good care of you :)

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drank 30th Anniversary Blend by Harney & Sons
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this tea was on my wishlist and was sent to me by boychik man i have to say, i wish this was in loose leaf form. I am not a fan of teabags even though i tolerate them sometimes. I am, however, a fan of this tea! it’s a really nice blend of toasty, malty, sweet, earthy deliciousness. haha just a really nice cup of tea. if only it were in loose leaf form! thanks a ton for sharing with me boychik!

boychik

It is loose in their SOHO shop. 2oz minimum. I’m happy you liked it. I find it reliable.

Sil

Oh man….wish I could pop down for a weekend hahaha

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tea from variaTEA i have to say, not a bad little cup for a tea bag. It’s the wrong season for me, for this tea but i can see myself enjoying this a lot in the cooler weather. It’s a nice balance of cinamon and vanilla. thanks for sharing!

VariaTEA

Glad you enjoyed it. One of the better tea bags I have tried, though I understand preferring it in the cooler months.

Cameron B.

This one is definitely my favorite out of their holiday teas. Then again, I’m a sucker for anything vanilla. :D

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drank Cinnamon Cookie Puer by Lupicia
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oh man… this was exceptionally good today. I put in a little of the vanilla creamer we have in the house and it turned this into a whole new level of delicious, cookie tea. Seriously…sooo good! sad to see it go but possibly a reorder in future heh.

Terri HarpLady

I used to have such an addiction to vanilla creamer…sigh…

OMGsrsly

If you love it still, Terri, you can make creamer with egg and coconut and vanilla and maybe maple syrup or honey if you can have that.

Terri HarpLady

HUH? Recipe?

OMGsrsly

Muahahaha. Ahem. http://bravoforpaleo.com/2014/01/10/paleo-coffee-creamer/ I prefer using a couple egg yolks instead of whole eggs. I also add 1 tbsp or so of maple syrup because yum. Make it like mayo. :) It thickens in the fridge.

Terri HarpLady

Cool, A paleo website I haven’t already visited 100 times! Thanks!
Hmmm….so is it really tasty? Also, does it separate in the cup? I tried one paleo coconut milk creamer that people ranted and raved about about a year ago, & it sucked, it was gross, hahaha. I have used the heavy cream from the top of the coconut milk can, which was ok, & I’ve used coconut whipped cream, which was better. Neither was particularly satisfying.
So the eggs don’t make it gross, huh?
Really, I guess it’s sort of a vanilla flavored mayo. Of course, the idea of putting mayo in my tea cup sounds disgusting, but maybe it’s really more like marshmallow cream! I could see adding that to certain teas :)

OMGsrsly

I just googled it and linked the first recipe that looked right! I used someone else’s recipe, but they’re all basically the same. I do like this creamer. It separates in the cup a bit as the tea gets cold, which is disappointing, but initially it does mix in fairly well. The eggs cook in the hot water, so it ends up being like you’re adding custard into the tea. Custard > mayo! I’ve been using whipping cream a lot recently because I’m lactose intolerant, not dairy intolerant. But I’d totally use this one no problem. Lasts about 1 week.

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drank Dinjoye Estate Assam by Butiki Teas
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saw this in the dashboard and figured that meant it was as good an excuse sa any to finish it off today. So many teas to drink up! We were supposed to go play board games this afternoon at our friends place – it’s a monthly thing, but i am sick. I think it’s my body trying to tell me i need a weekend to slow down. The down side? so much to do around the house and i’m soooo slow at it because i’m not feeling well. Upside? I can stay at home all day in my pj’s – drinking tea, puttering and reading/watching tv. This tea? while really tasty, has waned a little over the few times i’ve had it. Likely not a reorder since there are others i prefer so much more from stacy. that being said, i’d drink this anytime if someone offered and have a grand time doing it!

Cavocorax

PJ’s and puttering and relaxing!!! Do it!
Try not to stress about stuff around the house. It’ll get there eventually. Just relax and get better. And sip, sip sip.

Sil

i am! i am! aiming for 200 this weekend…scary…

OMGsrsly

Wait, Sil. What were you at? 240-something? And… WOW.

Sil

I was at 242….. I think I ended last night at 239?

Terri HarpLady

You sipdown machine!
I hope you rest & feel better.

Cavocorax

I’m at 223. I’m certain you’ll hit 200 before me!

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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psssst…. i like this pineapple oolong more haha. However, the REASON i like it more is because there are real pineapple bits in here which give this a more intense pineapple taste. While the other version is creamy pineapple….this one is PINEAPPLE YO! I get a bit more of the green oolong taste in this cup but because of the intense pineapple taste, it doesn’t bother me in the least. such a great tea…

TheTeaFairy

Pssst. I hear you sister…I feel the same. Wenshan Baozhong and pineapples rock!
(But Lupicia is a very good second best)

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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
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So i finally got my order of this one in from Lupicia and figured i could do my mini comparison against the last of the flowery pineapple oolong that i have from stacy. Though i was fairly certain which one would end up being my favourite, i wanted to try again because my taste HAVE changed over the course of the year or so since i last had this one AND because what the hell :)

This oolong is recommended brewing at boiling temperature – SO I DID I T ANNA! it also has coconut added to it, which i generally don’t like, but don’t recall it being a weird note in this tea the last time i had it.

Brewed up, this is a very light, pineapple tea. I can detect the coconut under ths pineapple notes in this one, but rather than screaming COCONUT! they just sort of give this tea a creamy sort of flavour to it. On the whole, i am bumping my rating up on this one as it’s a much more tasty treat since i last had it.

OMGsrsly

WOO! Pretty amazing how the boiling water works, isn’t it? I think I prefer Butiki’s as well, because more pineapple.

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drank Caramel Pu Erh by Tea Desire
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Another one from Roswell Strange I’m trying to drinka few teas from most of my swap buddies, though i suspect the teas from YYZ and Boychik will wait for tomorrow or another weekend as i want to do a few comparisons. I think i still prefer the scottish toffee caramel puerh from majesteas here in toronto, but this one is a close second. It’s got that delicious creamy caramel taste that rides along with the base of the puerh for a really enjoyable cup. at least in my opinion :) thanks for letting me try another version of this one RS! :)

boychik

I had to include Scottish Caramel puerh fr Angelina’s tea for you to compare… Sigh… Next time!

Sil

Haha no worries!

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