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4042 Tasting Notes

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
4042 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
4042 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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85
drank Peaches 'n Cream by tweed and hickory
4042 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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76
drank Pineapple by Tea Sante
4042 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
4042 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
4042 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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82
drank Jun Shan Yin Zhen Yellow Tea by Tealux
4042 tasting notes

Thank you teafairy for sending me a sample of your precious yellow tea :) I’m glad i have more of this to have again in the future. I think i still struggle with yellow teas because they’re so close to green/white. This, however IS one that i can get behind. It’s not overly vegetal and has a delicious sweet taste to it that reminds me, as teafairy has pointed out, of a green tea. And yet it’s not. I will have to try and capture more on this one in future. Thanks so much teafairy!

TheTeaFairy

Now you know why I like it so much :-)

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sipdown on this one as i’m passing the other half on to one of my tea friends whose preferences run towards white/green etc… ie the full other end of the spectrum from me haha. It’s not because i don’t like this either, but more because i like to share. Staving student with no tea budget and all you know :) As far as white’s go, this is a lovely light, refreshing brew with no floral notes going on! it’s sweet, and tastes more than just warm water to me haha overall another nice one from Norbu :)

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sipdown! mwahahah because the other half of my sample is going to go in to Terri’s box so that she can try this one as well. I have to say, these leaves are pretty darn big once they expand through brewing :) this is on the sweeter side of things, without being as distinctively sweet as some of the teas from TTC that I’ve had. it still comes across as a bit of a malty sort of tea but not to the extent of say, Tiger Assam. I am really enjoying this because it’s just a bit different than similar teas that i’ve had.

Norbu (greg) included this one for me because i was trying to find a similar tea to the one i fell in love with from Norbu that they have since stopped purchasing because of the lack of demand in the US. SHAME ON YOU US! :) While this IS a tasty tea, it doesn’t hold the same power over me as the other one. Still though, i enjoy this one a bunch.

Norbu has some excellent customer service for anyone interested, and until the end of January they’re having a 25% off sale :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Shhhhh….you’ll wake up little terri, & she doesn’t need to know about that sale right now. She’ll start bragging about her birthday & all the presents (tea) she thinks she should get…

gmathis

Rock-a-bye Terri, go back to sleep
You’ve already got too many to steep…
(cheesy sheepish grin)

Terri HarpLady

It’s true!

Sil

hahaha love it!

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Wow no tasting notes yet, and i’m certainly not going to set the bar high lol Working from home today but i’m pretty much exhausted beyond belief. My words aren’t working so well today. This is a decent cup of tea from Teavivre. It’s sweet, with a strong edge that i lik, without being bitter or astringent. Sadly, while i will enjoy this a bunch, it doesn’t knock others out of the top of my list for teas to keep on a permanent basis. I can see ordering this from time to time though to rotate through my cupboard :)

Edit: Also a sipdown because Terri hasn’t tried this one haha. Maybe i can hit 165 today…

caile

I just got the sample packs I ordered of this in the mail yesterday, but haven’t tried it yet.

keychange

Hope you can get some rest soon!

Cavocorax

Can you sneak a nap in? :O

Sil

i wish..back to back meetings today…just hoping to get TEA in :)

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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.

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