5777 Tasting Notes

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another one from the other night that i really am going to have to hold off reviewing. i lost all sense of time while we were out and wasn’t really paying attention to the tea. Not a good idea the first time having it lol

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86

I’m still undecided about this one. it was nice but i’m not sure i love it. Sadly, i drank this yesterday and shouldn’t judge until i can have it again when impressions are fresh.

Ubacat

This one keeps tasting better as it cools down.

Stephanie

I loved it

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drank Root Beer Float (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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rootbeer float latte! the only was to drink this as far as i’m concerned :) I took a little time today to go through my cupboard and make sure that steepster, my cupboard and my spreadsheet are all in sync. :) I’m pretty excited since i’m down to 82 teas in my cupboard AND i only have 5 teas in my cupboard (not including puerh) that are older than 6 months! GO ME! i’m such a dork… but also, i’m just excited to aaaallmooost be at 80. And since canada post is a giant ball of suck, i technically may not even get tea from stacy to increase my cupboard :(

of course… yunnan sourcing and the puerhshop are both calling me to order from them… must.hold.out.longer.

Ubacat

Wow! I won’t even SAY what number I am at (and I’m not counting samples). Good job!

Fjellrev

I can’t believe you are down to the 80s!

VariaTEA

Wow! Look at you go. Now come to my house and drink tea :)

OMGsrsly

Fingers crossed about your order. :(

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84

another day….another puerh. :) This one comes from Boychik I chose this one to drink today, while i putter around the house getting ready for this afternoon’s meet up. Bonny is visiting here so a few of us are getting together this afternoon to hang out. :)

So far this has been a really smooth journey. This isn’t BOLD, in your face sort of puerh…it’s a mellow, soothing, relaxing sort of drink. more to come likely once i get home.

boychik

glad you liked it. have fun!

Sil

i’m just glad i’ve had a chance to actually drink the rest of the samples you sent me without feeling rushed heh. Still thinking about the cake from yesterday… noms.

boychik

I had a sample today which blew my mind. The color and clarity, and flavors like baking spices. It’s 2007 GuMingXiang Nannuo
http://instagram.com/p/uoLO7qBwvj/
The samples of pu ppl sharing w/me are too good. I want them all. Hubby tested this Nannuo and said good. Let me tell you man till recently was saying tea is a tea. Give me some sugar!

mrmopar

Tell Bonnie we have missed her on here..

Sil

heh realised i typed bonnIE when i meant BonnY…aka vacounver bonny not to be confused with colorado bonnie. eep! so confusing. we had a great time though. Kitenna; Indigobloom; myself and Bonny all managed to meet up. Cavo and VariaTEA coulldn’t make it unfortunately :(

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drank Je t'Aime by Nina's Paris
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Enjoying a cup of this today – though i think i’ve given up on this. Seems to be hit or miss for me more often than not and it’s sad. Some days i get a deliciously amazing wonderful cup and other days there’s a bitterness there that i don’t like. I’ll stick with Nina’s Japon :)

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85

started my morning off with this one even though it’s a herbal. Because it was what i wanted, and i figure i can resteep it tonight when i get home.

CHAroma

That’s as good enough of a reason as any. :)

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drank Windy City Blend by TeaGschwendner
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This was another tea from yesterday – you’ll have to wait for a proper review, but this has jasmine in it…and i still bought it. and it taste like NOT JASMINE, so that makes me happy…instead it’s more strawberry caramel vanilla, hello! :) so nyah!

Final Count: 87

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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Backlog from last night. We got in and immediately were asked by friends to come over for an impromtu board game night…so needless to say we didn’t get in until stupid early this morning, and of course i couldn’t sleep in. What’s made this worse is that I checked my tracking today for my butiki order and it says delivered – 6 days ago. But you know what i don’t have? anything. Not to mention that it’s not even “attempted delivery, here’s a card, go get it at the post office…” it says full on delivered. Which means i have to pray it’s at the post office, or there’s a good chance i’m just SOL when it comes to having a final round of stacy teas at this point sigh

so annoyed. The last of this batch is going off to terri so that she can understand why this tea weirdly went up in my rating while zhu rong went down…all because of the different harvest lol however, there’s another 4oz in my cupboard to crack open lol Hoe it’s as delicious as this batch was

Tealizzy

Good luck with finding your Butiki box! That’s a bummer!

Sil

sooo upset. my post office has nothing so i don’t know where it was delivered to..,.but it wasn’t here :(

Marzipan

What did you play?

Tealizzy

Oh no!!! Maybe a neighbor got it?

Ubacat

Call the post office Sil. Maybe they can find it. Hope you find it!

Sil

marzipan – puerto rico and dominion
ubacat – canada post is the suck, last time this happened they did nothing. i let stacy know since she generally has to be the one to open an investigation as the sender…dumb part is, it says delivered to east york… i live in north york…ugh.

CHAroma

That’s so awful! I can’t believe they won’t do anything!

Fjellrev

Ugh, you’d think they’d be able to track it down since it has a number.

Sil

Hope it works out. Tracking says delivered though…. Stacy confirmed address was right so I’m really hoping it’s just CP being stupid and tracking things wrong.

Fjellrev

Yeah, I was wondering if it would be possible that it’s a glitch. Let’s hope.

yyz

Hopefully it just a case of misdirected post. This happened to me a few times. They send it to the wrong postal substation or on the wrong route and then it gets brought back to be resorted. Depending on what happened you might get it on Monday or within the week. Best of luck!

yyz

Oops misread that delivered is a bigger issue. Hopefully, everything works out.

Ubacat

Hope it works out!

boychik

Oh I’m so mad when USPS shows its delivered but in fact it gets to me next day or even later. I hope package will show up soon

Marzipan

Funny, we are all playing Puerto Rico today.

OMGsrsly

:( Oh no! That sucks so much.

Sil

mazripan – i bought the anniversary version because we love the game so much…we’ve moved on to more challenging games since then but i still love the replayability factor of PR.

Marzipan

We just did Extra Life this weekend so played a ton of new games, and won several.

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Boychik sent this one my way a while back, and these days i’ve been trying to get through those sorts of samples. I have so much puerh in my cupboard and it’s sad when i don’t get to take time to drink it. So I’ve made a promise to myself to continue to make time for myself for my puerh and start trying to take back my life from work :) I drank this over the course of the morning, while booking our vacation! a month to go and we get some serious relaxation time. Spent a little more than i wanted to, but after the year that i’ve had – i need it.

This is a bold, rich puerh. It’s not for those who like wimpy teas. :) I love the colour of this tea…a deep red/burgandy like colour… was especially nice when i accidentally poured it all over the white floor haha.

Initial steepings of this were very woody, slightly leathery but with a bit of a sweetness to it? Later steeps the rougher edges that i didn’t realise were there, smoothed out and there was a hint of a tobaccos like flavour coming through.

I have to head out to meet up with my other half but i may drink more of this later.. it’s tasty! thanks boychik!!

boychik

You’re welcome. And thanks for the idea what to drink tonight;)

boychik

I’m drinking it now, Sil. My hubby! Said its very tasty. Can you believe it? I love it too. I need to get a whole cake cause I have only a sample.

mrmopar

Puerh shop has it I think.

boychik

Thanks , mrmopar, I’m going to Puerhshop to look ;)

mrmopar

If not let me know. I may know of another source.

Sil

here’s hoping i run out of time today before i get around to looking at puerhshop…that sounds dangerous to my wallet..

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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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