6311 Tasting Notes

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drank Tanyang Gongfu by Nannuoshan
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oh man. This was a sample from nanuoshan – thank you SO much for tyhe opportunity to try some of your teas! Honestly, i think if i hadn’t tried this along side one of his other offferings, i’d have been over the moon with this one. First off, the aroma of this one is amazing….i poured it and was like OMG is that the tea!!!
That being said, this doesn’t taste like the aroma haha. It’s stilla lovely tea but funnily enough, while the smell is like a sweet caramel, the taste is more like a creamy, fruity, slightly cocoa like tea. There’s no smokiness to be had in this one. I brewed this one gon fu – with probably the latter steeps being my favourite as the tea really started to have that heavier feel to it. Initial steeps were almost creamy in their lightness. Overall, this is a nice tea and i’m curious as to how it would lend itself to a western brew. I may just pick some up in the future to check it out!

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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last cup of yesterday evening so now the real fun can begin haha. I pulled this one out because i was craving it…there’s just something about this blend that makes me squee in delight. I can’t even explain it lol. omgsrsly sends me refills of this, but at SOME point i may just have to start buying it since i seem to be drinking through this relatively quickly haha.

Final Count: 150

OMGsrsly

I have another box started for you, so I can get you more before I send it out!

Sil

hahahaha

OMGsrsly

I go there every other week… and I’m heading there right now… * tries to tempt you *

Sil

lol i am not allowed to buy tea!! but i will be looking in to vancouver again…maybe we can afford two trips out there…esp if i can steal MissB’s house lol

OMGsrsly

Pssht. You wouldn’t be buying it, I would be buying it. Come on now… :D

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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this was one of my last teas from last night… I’m trying not to run through all my herbals since i’m on tea hiatus, but at the same time, i love those evening cups of tea that are delicious that i can enjoy without worrying if THIS TIME, the caffeine will affect me…since it doesn’t always. Still love this one after however many zillion times i’ve had it….need the longer steeps to really make it slightly spicy AND citrusy all at the same time!

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drank Canal Street Carnival by Butiki Teas
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This one from stacy is really interesting. I’m not sure where i land with this one…. it’s coconut and strawberry…with a bit of a nuttiness. I am enjoying this one a bunch…but i think it falls into the same spectrum as the pumpkin cheesecake one…i’ll drink it, and enjoy drinking it…but i don’t love it like it’s out of this world amazing and would trade for the few that i DO love out of this world..if that makes sense :) Still though, a really nice cup.

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this tea has made me super sad. I love stacy’s bana flavour..and yet with this one i’m getting awhole lot of oolong..with only an after taste of banana…. and while there’s a bit of a sweetness there…it isn’t butterscotch to me…or walnut. le sigh. At least someone else out there will love this i’m sure!

Kittenna

Gotta try this…

Nattie

I didn’t pick any of this up, if you want to wap a tiny sample of it my way…

Sil

will do nattie!

Nattie

Woo! Thanks (:

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drank Mei Zhan Zhen by Camellia Sinensis
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mmmm tasty tea from Dexter Since this year will be the year of Canadian companies…who let you buy in CANADIAN DOLLARS thank you very much, we’re trying to get through as many samples of teas as possible from various companies. this one is a deliciously tasty black tea. it’s a little floral like but it’s also sweet..not honey leafhopper sweet, but still sweet. This is a tea that is lighter…but not lacking in flavour. Overall another enjoyable tea from Camelia!

Cavocorax

I’m still shaking my head at those shenanigans. Sneaky.

Sil

just another X against their name in my books

Kittenna

I think I missed something.

OMGsrsly

Zen Tea was poopy and changed their currency to USD on the sly then announced a sale.

Kittenna

That is unbelievable. (Yet not, because, you know. But still. Screw them.)

Sil

meh..i’m still bitter about that issue we had 2? yrs ago lol

Cavocorax

Yeah, that was bs. :|

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drank Midday Flight by Tippy's Tea
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Another share from cavocorax which was great because it let me NOT place an order with tippy teas, and still get a chance to try out a couple. Now i know that an order will be placed in future…once i get my cupboard under control! This is a relatively nice black tea. Nothing crazy out of this world, but it’s nice and smooth, with a little bit of heft to it so that it’s not on the wimpy side of things. There’s a little bit of maltiness here but not overwhemlingly enough for me to be like WOAH MALT TEA! :) A nice afternoon cup!

TippysTea

“… Once I get my cupboard under control!”

I’ve told myself that lie as well. For every one tea I finish two seem to magically appear in its place. Sometimes I don’t know whether it is an problem or a blessing.

Glad you enjoyed the tea. You pretty much got what we were trying to do. A lovely afternoon cup. We were hoping for a tea that you could sit down, drink, enjoy, have flavour. By the time you drink your cupboard down we should have several new teas as well. We have quite a few ideas in the pipeline.

Hillel

Yup, your experience of this tea matches mine. It’s rich and flavorful with some maltiness, but not heavy at all. A terrific blend. Gonna order more for sure.

Sil

Tippy – that’s great news. I’m looking forward to spending my money on canadian companies this year and you are on that semi short list haha luckily i’m the queen of sipdowns, so i should be down to 110 soonish…well once i get the other 60+ inbound hahahahaha

OMGsrsly

Definitely something for me to check out! Sounds good. :) And I think Cavo and CrowKettle have samples making their way to me, so I’ll have a good idea of what I like!

Sil

oh good. glad you’re getting some!

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i love this. I don’t get a lot of the pistachio toffee flavour but the orange in this is FANTABULOUS! I didn’t add any sort of sweetner to this and the orange just made me melt. I confess i drank most of this cold because it sat while i was doing some things, but i have high hopes for this hot, with just a teeeeny bit of sweetner!

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drank Huoshan Huang Ya Yellow by What-Cha
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opted to try this one today. I’ve had a few yellow teas before and only one ever knocked my socks off. I’ve been searching for a similar one ever since. This one is pretty good. It’s got a delicious fresh and juicy flavour to it, while not falling into that trap of tasting like a green tea. Yep..even as this one cooled, it was just really tasty and delicious! I’ll likely pick this one up again since it’s the closest i’ve come to finding that one yellow tea i loved.

Maddy Barone

I haven’t tried yellow tea yet. I may look for this one when I order again from What-Cha.

Sil

it was tasty!

MissB

I have a few yellow’s at home I should send you, if/whenever I get back. Or, just stay at my place when you go to Vancouver, then you can raid my cupboards!

Sil

hahahaha i may still take you up on that :)

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this one didn’t float my boat this morning. I’m not sure what i was about it but it just didn’t have a deep, rich taste or really taste like much. I’ve got just a wee little bit left though that i’ll send over to dex as maybe she can figure this one out :)

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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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