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4043 Tasting Notes

75

mmmm i just wanted a cup of warm, unflavoured, delicious tea. so i had this one. yay! nothing new to say about it heh

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drank Shamrock Tea by 52teas
4043 tasting notes

decupboarding this (182) because even though i like it a bunch, i find myself never wanting to drink it. ie. there is always something else i reach for first. I guess that means i should get around to posting in the swap thread since i have quite a number of teas that need good homes heh

What i like about this one is how the vanilla softens the mint so it’s not like ZOMG MINT IN YOUR FACE MWAHAHAHAHAHA! :)

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drank Strawberry Oolong Tea by Teavivre
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sipdown(183)! I needed a tea to cleanse my tastebuds but wanted to try and get another sipdown in. So i picked this one since the flavouring feels very natural. While not a huge fan of oolongs, this is one that i can get behind whenever i’m craving that strawberry flavour that isn’t artificial. This tastes like the strawberry aftertaste of freshly picked garden berries :) Always love this one from teavivre!

caile

hehe Great multi-taskn

caile

Lol – that posted without me.
I meant to say great multi-tasking! Cleansing your taste buds and another sipdown. :-)

Sil

i have to! my cupboard ran away from me! lol

TheTeaFairy

Already down to 183? You’re a real tea vacuum!

Terri HarpLady

I’m at 366 now, hahaha…although I did manage 7 sipdowns since New Years day!

Sil

teafairy yea it helps the samples dexter sent me are fairly small considering i drink double cups most of the time. :)

Dexter3657

:)) I sent you a “taste” of all of them, rather than quantities of a few. If you would like more of any that you liked, just let me know.

Sil

hey i’m not complaining dexter! it was perfect sizes to try them all out :)

Dexter3657

Sorry I didn’t mean to imply that you were complaining – I was trying to say “my cupboard is your cupboard” – if you would like more :))

Sil

haha just making sure you didn’t think i was upset :) i’m sure i’ll be poking you at some point for samples of things heh

Dexter3657

Poke away!! I think I need to go and buy more tins to deal with that box I received today…

Sil

i haven’t quite figured out what i want to do about tins…i bought clips from taiwai tea crafts that i like for bags that you cut. I just want figure out what i want my cupboard to look like. Tins = harder to figure out what is where for me…so i like bags. but samples from friends = little mini tins i found when teaopia went out of business..small enough to hold things and keep flavoured smells from mingling, but they all fit in their own bigger container heh.

Dexter3657

I like the color coded ones from Davids. As long as the correct type is in the correct color all is well. I leave most teas in the resealable package – unless it’s permanent in my cupboard, then it will have a tin. The box I got today has a lot of “quantity” tea in zip bags (that’s fine we split orders). I can’t just leave them like that considering I might not get to them for a few months. I’ve bought cute little spice jars from the dollar store with colored lids – those also work for me for smaller quantities – but I haven’t taken the time to paint them, so they have to go in the cupboard to prevent light exposure. Uggg – I need a month vacation to organize and do all the projects I have planned….

Shmiracles

i like the David’s Teas tins too. but i use whatever tin i have and color code using magnetic labels. i’ve bought some of the colored ones, but also use the plain ones they send free. old pic, but you get the idea http://instagram.com/p/Uh6GZyIc-N/
i love organization discussions!

caile

Awsome pic! I wish I had drawers like that – it looks so organized and easy to see everything!

Dexter3657

Shmiracles – I need to hire you to come and organize my stash….My house looks like a tea store exploded…

Shmiracles

i accept payment in TEAAAA!!

Dexter3657

LOL that seems win- win to me….

Sil

if i had drawers i would do that, but i’ve got a bookcase type set up with doors on them

Sil

hahaha my other half took one look and went YAY! someone else that makes a way worse mess than you ever do!

I’d love to have those teas in my house though..

Sil

also…i totally just started looking at the pics to see what might interest me haha

Dexter3657

I posted more in the Tea Buying Hiatus Support Group thread

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75
drank Absinthe Frost by Herbal Infusions
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another of the 12 days of christmas sent via dexter apparently my goal today is to drink a bunch to stay warm so that hopefully whatever is at the mail today doesn’t explode my cupboard any further lol. This one is pretty tasty for a white! I’m starting to think that i prefer flavoured whites over flavoured greens and straight greens over straight whites. Either way i’ll figure it out eventually. :) This one isn’t too bad. I have zero clue about what absinthe should taste like but this is minty and refreshing without being overly ZOMG in your face flavoured. not likely a restock but i did enjoy this cup a bunch :) thanks again dexter! this has been fun!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never had absinthe, but I’m thinking it’s got a liquorice type taste?

TheTeaFairy

I meant to tell you, it’s not fair that my cupboard was not up to date when we swapped but yours was so please have a look now and tell me if you crave something else, I can send it by the end of the week :-)

Sil

this for sure wasn’t licoricey heh
teafairy – you sent me more than enough things for me to explore! I just hope my package gets there soooooon!

TheTeaFairy

Ok, but don’t be shy, my cupboard is yours :-)
Fingers crossed, i’ll let you know when I get to my mailbox today!

Dexter3657

(I have had absinthe – IMHO it’s this odd/strange/horrible mix of licorice and herbal. Think of a blend of Jagermeister and Sambuca)

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70
drank Jack Frost by Joy's Teaspoon
4043 tasting notes

sipdown! (185) this one reminds my of cocoa butter. You know the lotion…i haven’t seen it in forever but it’s one of those scents from childhood. This tastes, like that smells lol. It’s not a bad thing, it’s actuall quite tasty, but that’s what it tastes like. Thanks for sending this our way tastybrew!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Spiked Eggnog by Herbal Infusions
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this one isn’t bad, though i like others a bit more. Another tea from the 12 days of christmas dexter sent me :) There is a creaminess to this one, though i’m not sure i’d call it spiked eggnog. it does get bitter if you leave it too long but on the whole it’s not bad :)

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drank Cherry Jubilee by Herbal Infusions
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this is another green from the 12 days of christmas that dexter sent my way. Again, though i am happy to try new teas, im not a fan of this one. There’s something in this one that makes me scrunch my face up. glad to have tried this, but it won’t be a reorder any time soon! :)

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drank Cherry Jubilee by Herbal Infusions
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drank Nordic Almond by Herbal Infusions
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drank Nordic Almond by Herbal Infusions
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another of the 12 days from herbal infusions from Dexter I am not a fan of greens 90% of the time. Flavoured greens especially. But i DO like trying all the teas. Which means, i will drink green flavoured teas :) This isn’t a terrible cup but it’s not my favourite. If i was going for an almond blend, i’d prefer the depth that a black base brings. still happy to have tried it through! thanks dexter!

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