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4041 Tasting Notes

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back log from yesterday still – had a cup of this in the evening. it’s more of a morning tea but it was enjoyable enough. It’s nothing i would restock but it’s nice to get a sense of the offerings from World of Tea since my parents are close to it, if there’s ever anything i need.

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picked up a few more of these in my teavivre order, so it will be a while before they’re gone. Had this yesterday to start the day with a nice, malty delicious cup of yum!

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drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
4041 tasting notes

Backlog from yesterday…bad steepster! Always a tasty go to blend in winter, though i don’t prefer Verdant’s winter formulation. I’m back up to 173 teas after my order from teavivre arrived yesterday. fun fun!

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drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
4041 tasting notes

Made a latte out of this one this morning with a small teaspoon of Red Leaf’s Irish cream added to it. oh man…so good. Looking forward to trying the irish cream on it’s own as it added just the right something, something to this today haha

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drank Rhubarb Vanilla Ale by Butiki Teas
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picked a random flavoured tea from my butiki cupboard and this was it. I have a tendency to hoard them and then need to place giant orders with Stacy, so i’m trying to get better at drinking them so that i can place multiple smaller orders and not miss anything i might love. This one appears to be a tea that will grow on me as i drink it. I love the hoppy sort of rhubarby taste to this. mmmmm

TastyBrew

I think I’ve found that I don’t love rhubarb flavor. I liked the ruby pie, but the rhubarb kept me from loving it. Same goes for this tea.

Terri HarpLady

I really thought I would hate this one, LOL, but it wasn’t bad at all! Probably not something I’d order, but fun to try.

I love that you, me, & others have a ‘butiki cupboard’, hahaha

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My other morning tea! I have a bunch of TTC teas that i need to start working my way through before i end up placing another order. I have a sneaking suspicion that i should stick to sample orders with them, though i love their teas. It just takes me so long to get through 50g that the lot is either finished by the time i try them or another 4 have come out haha. So yeah. Love their teas…just want all of them!

Terri HarpLady

except that one aged black that tasted light old beets…lol

Sil

hahaha

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
4041 tasting notes

tea from this morning. Not much else to say about this one besides the fact that i still love it! My only complaint is that the blend needs a bit more tea in it heh. Sometimes it’s hard to find it to make sure i get some in my teaspoons before brewing :)

Terri HarpLady

I was actually thinking the same thing yesterday! I think I’m gonna start cutting in a little extra zhu rong with it.

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drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
4041 tasting notes

had a cup of this with dinner and movie watching since i wanted to see how it compared to the other puerh that was meant to be chocolate and orange but was mostly orange. This one? creamier and more ice cream like but both are good. After last night, i’ve been ready to pass out since about 3pm. So it’s off to lie in bed watching ipadtv until i actually fall asleep. long day ahead of me tomorrow. ugh. dentist, in to work and then uat testing and finding out what the hell kind of conversation my boss had with the inept ppl that resulted in my flight/trip being cancelled. jeepers. On the upside? 9 more teas to get to my goal….if i ignore the 15 or so likely to arrive this week hahaha

Helena

If they are not in the cupboard than they don’t count yet :D

Sil

haha 7 teas will be added today for sure…picked them up from work. excited to try them out! NORBU teas!

OMGsrsly

I’ve heard so many good things about Norbu! That’s exciting. Can’t wait to see your reactions.

Sil

the few teas i’ve tried from Norbu have been wonderful! Looking forward to trying a few more than came directly to me, rather than via swaps heh

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drank Pu Erh Hazelberry by Adagio Teas
4041 tasting notes

so apparently i don’t hate adagio’s puerh base. I don’t love it either but it’s not bad. I don’t get much in the way of strawberry or hazelnut in this one, but i DO get a nice earthy, creamy sort of puerh drink that has been enjoyable to sip on. Thanks so much for sharing these with me Kallieboo! i really do appreciate the chance to try new things that aren’t as readily available to us here in canada :)

OMGsrsly

Hmm. Maybe I should send you some of Steam’s version of this.

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drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
4041 tasting notes

sipdown! (and that makes 160! everything else tonight is just bonus time!) I can see why omgsrsly loves this chai. It’s different than my preferred chais but in a good way with a spicy kick that makes my mouth a little hot. It’s not overly hot, but the blend works well together. There’s not dominating clove or cinnamon presence which makes me happy even though i love both. I have a feeling this will be an order just so that i can play with it more with milk and honey etc… thanks a bunch missb!

Preparation
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OMGsrsly

Yep, this is my favourite! Thanks for the reminder. ;) I think I’ll go make myself a mug.

MissB

You’re very welcome! I found this tin at Holt Renfrew, and they still had lots last time I was there. $24/100g though…

OMGsrsly

I know, isn’t it expensive? I got another tin right before Christmas, but there was only one left.

Fjellrev

Oooh, I saw this at HR too but was hesitant since I thought it may taste like a generic chai.

OMGsrsly

I can pop some in an envelope for you if you’d like, Fjellrev. I have loads. :)

Sil

Balzac’s here in toronto sells it…as does Williams Sonoma, for 1$ cheaper than Holt Renfrew had it. I’ll likely pick up more..if i ever have money to spend…pretty sure i blew through jan and feb budget already haha

Fjellrev

You don’t really have to, OMG, but actually, I think you should pick out some things of mine that you’d like to try so I can send some stuff over to you. :)

OMGsrsly

LOL. Can I promise to just send you one tea? I swear one tea would mean one tea, and not a well-stuffed envelope or a box!

Good to know about Williams Sonoma, Sil!

Fjellrev

Haha do whatever you wish, but I also need to send some stuff to you too. :D

cteresa

This is my favorite chai as well – though also the inspiration for me to make my own chai blend which somehow I lucked out into liking as much as this and much better than other chai blends.

Fjellrev, maybe it is a generic chai, but it´s kind of a perfect chai to my palate! Nothing earth shattering different (not the tomato and lemon darjeeling, or tea flavoured with zucchini and blossoms which is something my favorite tea blender comes up with and somehow makes it work), just black tea with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, pepper and ginger. But it is sort of just right balance. I think Mariage Freres is often very very good at make excellent takes of classic ideas. Not new, maybe a generica idea, but sort of the best take on that generic idea you ever had.

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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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