4942 Tasting Notes

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had a small cup of this today and sent the rest off for Terri and tastybrew to try if they are so inclined with our BBB Box.

whatshesaid

Was it good??

Sil

oh haha yeah i liked this one but it’s REALLY smokey. it’s not a subtle smoke at all – my travel mug lid had to be soacked after i drank it out of it the first time hahaha

Whispering Pines Tea Company

It’s very interesting to me how the teas I put the LEAST lapsang in seem the smokiest to people…hmmm….

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drank Ice Princess by Cuppa'T Specialty Teas
4942 tasting notes

roswell strange sent this one my way and i’m glad that she did. While it’s not the crazy intensly delicious melon flavour that lupicia has…it is also a black tea! and that makes me happy. I much prefer this one of the black melon that the teafairy sent me. I’m finding this one to be just the right balance of fruit and black tea today. Thanks a bunch RS!

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another one from cavocorax I was hoping that i would really like this one but i found that the mint is just too over powering for me, or at least today it is. I’m not really getting and of the elderberry flavouring or the lemon grass. Oh well…. at least i tried heh

Whispering Pines Tea Company

The new version is much more well-balanced. Hopefully you get a chance to try it someday! :)

Sil

Not sure which version I have…. Cavos placed an order a couple months ago? So it’s from that….

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yeah, the new version launched about 2 weeks ago…i dont think anyone has tried it yet, actually! :)

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Another share from cavocorax I like this one a little less than the other straight from WP i had this morning. this one has a fruitier note to it that distracts me from enjoying the other tastes in this tea. It’s not a bad tea, but if i want fruity notes in my tea, i’ll stick with TTC teas from taiwan :) On the whole though, a nice cup to start my morning off. thanks cavo!

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cavocorax shared this sample with me that she received in her WP order. Since i have a billion samples of teas to drink, i figured i should start with a few of my straight teas and put a pause on drinking favourites this morning. I’m hoping i’ll also get time to maybe drink a puerh or two this weekend. This one is quite tasty. there’s a sweetnes to this along with malt notes and a slight cocoa taste. it’s not out of this world but this is for sure a really nice tea.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
4942 tasting notes

another backlog from yesterday – ended my day with a cup of this, enjoyed with friends that came to visit (even with the house still in shambles). Best time ever coming home to friends and their little one. Love baby time before they get old and want nothing to do with you haha.

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another backlog from yesterday, this one courtesy of VariaTEA I’m a little worried that i’ll get my teas from swaps mixed up so apologies if i miscredit someone with a tea they gave me. I’m trying to get them all separate since the house is a complete mess but who knows how well that will work. It was lovely to have this back in the house again. it’s one of the few teas from ATR that i really enjoy enough to want to purchase but they are a pain to get to canada. thanks for putting this back in my cupboard!

VariaTEA

You’re welcome. NayLynn got 3-4 oz for me so I was more than happy to share as I haven’t been able to get to my cupboard teas lately, what with all the swaps, and I would hate for all that tea to go stale.

Cavocorax

Ha! We both had this yesterday! It’s so good. I think I got mine from VariaTEA too! highfives

Sil

both of you…all your tea is packed up and ready for pick up (beyond anything you want to “shop” for at my place)…anytime is fine by me – my tea is one of the few things really organised in the house right now lol

VariaTEA

Haha. I see you had your priorities straight. Tea first, everything else later. When I moved home, I insisted my box of tea go in the van with me as opposed to the moving truck and it was the first thing I unpacked.

OMGsrsly

Yay for having at least one thing organized! :)

Sil

Tea was organized day one except that I still had swaps that came in, in their own boxes…now it’s all unpacked and sorted etc….and I split up your teas etc… Today I packaged stuff to go out as well…. I’m stupidly sick so I’m not very productive but that made me feel good.

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drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
4942 tasting notes

backlog from yesterday. Today is operation sipdown with a side of getting the house more organised and throwing things out that i didn’t get to when we moved. I’m also supposed to have board game night tonight and a bridal shower for a friend tomorrow. I pretty much want nothing to do with any of that lol. I just want to sit on the balcony, drink tea, read and watch the sun sigh still enjoying this one, though not upset that i’m almost through the 100g. In the grand scheme of things, there seems to be only a few teas that i ever really want 100g of in the house, and even then i’d rather have small sizes and order more often heh

Anna

In complete agreement regarding amounts. Sadly, 100 g is standard for so many tea vendors. It’s meh.

Sil

yeah :( which works if you have friends to split teas with!

Anna

FRENS.

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final tea for tonight…. i have some things i need to go mess with so going to get to that before it’s later than i expect it to be. I am sad to see this one go, i’ll need to place an order with WP someday soonish… sadly, with my exploded cupboard…i’m not sure when that will be :( really not likely to get to 100 now by July 1.

Final Count: 239

Cavocorax

Yeah… poor ‘sploded cupboards. I’d like to get more WP teas too. I’m happy 221Tea sent me so many to try!

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drank Hua Ki by Lupicia
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evening tea with dinner! I shared this one with variatea and cavocorax and i’m glad i did. 50g would have been too much for me, while a 3 way split is perfect. I am enjoying the flavours in this one – it’s rightly hawaii like without that weird taste a lot of “troical” blacks seem to have. That being said, the few cups i have will be enough to satisfy my curiosity :)

(also anna, if you’re out there, i totally brewed melon oolong the other day according to the instructions…it was hard…)

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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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