6481 Tasting Notes

drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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i’m getting down to the last of this which makes me a little sad since i’m not sure how this year’s harvest tastes AND because of the new free shipping threshold to Canada. 30$ more to hit the free shipping threshold.


I had a weak harvest and fell out of love with this tea


yep. i don’t love it as much as i did the very first time i tried it…the harvest haven’t been nearly as delicious. What i love about it though, is that it’s consistent, works well in travel mugs, tastes delicious with a scoop of cacao and doesn’t turn out poorly if i accidentally over steep it. It’ll be a tough call on whether i restock though with the new shipping policies. depends on how the harvests this year seem to go…i was NOT happy with 2014.


I still have a lot of it but never remember to make it :(

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drank Diyi Cornfields Shu by Verdant Tea
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backlog from yesterday – this was the other puerh i picked for the day and it was both lovely and a nice contrast to the other puerh. Stick rice, smooth and delicious. I didn’t reach then of of steepings yesterday, so i’ll be having more of this today :)

Final Count: 102


I gave them away

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In an effort to relax a little today, i’m trying to spend some time at home cleaning and organising things while drinking some of my puerh. I haven’t had time to really sit down with any in the last little while so today is all about that. I worked from my blackberry yesterday to run errands since the entire team was basically off, so that i would have more time today for myself before my other half gets home for a couple days. Our lives are incredibly insane these days and a small part of me wishes the wedding was later lol.

we meet with the officiant tomorrow and our wedding coordinator within the next week or so…it’s all moving too fast!

this shou made me stop. I feel so out of practice with tea these days. It’s like i’m back to the “i like this or i don’t like this” versus where i was at being able to better describe what i was tasting. this is smooth with zero bitterness. It’s not too bold or an earthy sort of shou. I really like it. When i’m allowed to buy tea again, I’ll be picking up more of this one.

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drank Ying De Black Tea by Tao Tea Leaf
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this was so much better the previous year. 2014 was just not a good year for a number of teas that i loved originally.


Is this the latest batch? I was wondering because it tastes like honey, but I was expecting cocoa from the description.


assuming this would be the 2014 harvest…i picked it up dec 2014.


I made this last night and walked off and forgot about it. Surprisingly not as bitter as it might have been but after 4 hours steeping, still pretty much undrinkable. :( Luckily it wasn’t the last of my supply.

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drank Crimson Horizon by Butiki Teas
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bold and beautiful. this one you have to be careful not to oversteep but it is a really great strong in your face sort of tea. I occasionally like to put a bit of honey and lemon in to this one as well.

Terri HarpLady

I enjoyed this one too :)


I am hoarding this one.


i am trying hard NOT to hoarde

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drank Qimen by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
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delightful cup of tea form this morning. I am quite enjoying this one, though i didn’t have the time to brew it gonfu, it’s still great and gave me a couple resteeps. :)

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drank Chéri by Ladurée
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also before i forget. July final count was 102 (goal for the year was to get to 75, so i’m still behind…) oldest tea in my cupboard was supposed to be Feb, and it’s January, so doing well in that department! go go me!


So you have 5 months to sipdown 27 teas….. that’s only a litle over 5 a month….you can do that no problem….you are Amazing Sil Queen of the Sipdown. :)) Yay for oldest tea being January! !!!!!!


no no no goalf for the end of year is 50. i meant to say, my goal for july was 70. hahaha

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