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4040 Tasting Notes

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I’m so cold this morning. I’m almost considering braving outside to go to the office where i’d at least be warmer while i was there. Not that it’ll happen. Picked this one early this morning to try a few more of the teas that Dexter sent me. I have a whole bunch of samples from her, teafairy and missB that i need to get through so that my cupboard gets back to normal heh. I didn’t mind this one as much as others did. It had that creamy bailey’s feel to it, along with mint that wasn’t in your face sort of mint. I’ve got another little bit of this to try again and see if i stil feel that way on my second cup :)

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drank Key Lime by Grosche
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when theteafairy gives you directions, you listen. Must.Not.Brew.Hot. So i cold brewed this because after all, I wouldn’t want to risk the tea tasting like feet (there’s a story there for another time) :) I’ve never had tea from this company so it was nice to receive this in my swap with the teafairy. This is a very lightly flavoured tea that really does have a natural lime taste. I’m going to have to play with this a little more but it’s tasty! especially with just a pinch of sweetner added to it! thank you teafairy!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
TheTeaFairy

Hahaha! That was funny :-) Glad you liked it iced, it’s a true fresh lime flavour, isn’t it?
BTW, at your own risk you may also have your feet session, I’m not much of a control freak, lol!!!
P.S. Don’t forget the cocktail option too, I think I put enough in there on purpose so you can I have a few more shot.

Kamyria

LMAO!! Now I’m intrigued! Tea tasting like feet, I wonder what’s that like. If I was you, I don’t think I could stop myself… just so I could say I had a tea that tasted like feet. lol

Sil

kam – oh that story will be in my tea logs eventually when i get more time to drink up the samples that the teafairy sent me :)

TheTeaFairy

About that feet business, don’t know if you ever tried it, but I remember Crème de Menthe puerh from DavidsTea…REALLY tasted like stinky feet!!! Imagine, it’s over 3 years ago and I still remember that awful smell, yuck, yuck…

mattcc

i like it iced as well! very nice tea

TheTeaFairy

Haha! mattcc, I thought no one else knew this tea even existed!

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90
drank Pu Erh Gourmand by Dammann Freres
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tea from this morning. Before i left the house i made a quick latte of this + vanilla plantation from silk road. It was just the right sort of thing to start my day off!

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82
drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
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My other morning tea, thankful that i brought two with me today since i haven’t had 5 mins to get food or anything. What a day! first day back with all the people who have been off for a week or two. I am really loving this today. It seems so much roastier and chocolatey. I may have to think about restocking this once i’m finished with my stash :)

Helena

I have this one I just haven’t tried it yet. A little addicted to Yu Lu Yan Chai at the moment but it’s almost gone thank god I ordered more!

Sil

yeah..16 ounces lol silly lady!

Amariel

One I want to try sometime…I see a lot of people have tried this one.

Helena

Oh god I would buy 16oz of this one too if it were available I just tried it with a little bit of milk oh god Chocolate Heaven!

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this was my tea this morning to deal with the slushy, frozen mess out there. I only have maybe 5 more days worth of this tea left so i’m trying to savour them while also being excited for an excuse to place another order during the next sale haha. Added a bit of maple to this one just for fun and had a great morning tea :)

Cavocorax

Hey! We’re tiger buddies today!

lteg

I’ve been putting off placing an order for this tea. I’ve never found myself particularly drawn to an Assam, but I also don’t know that I’ve ever done due diligence to try a good one.

Sil

iteg – not up for a swap right away but i’d be happy to send some your way before you commit to a whole tin
Cavo- yay!

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drank Mango Rooibos by Assam Tea Company
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sipdown! (189) thanks for sending this my way Missb especially since it likely would have been one i picked out for my first order with this company (which will happen someday but later rather than sooner since my cupboard just went up!) I have to agree with missb that this is pretty close to mango “real” flavour. What i didn’t count on, was the smell. There’s something slightly cloying in the smell that is not sitting well with me. I an enjoying the tea for what it is but i’m not sure the smell wouldn’t get to me after a while. Not sure if i’ll order this myself but i’m glad i tried it. It’s a tea i could have in my cupboard now and again i think – one of the rotating teas :)

MissB

Their samples are huge and great to try stuff out. I have yet to find anything that I loved however.

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drank Tropical Christmas by Herbal Infusions
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sipdown! (190) Another one from Dexter who very nicely surprised me with samples of all 12 of the herbal infusions teas as i missed being able to grab them thanks to a very long day of work.

I couldn’t tell you what’s in this blend. I drank it unthinkingly while browsing adagio fan blends (curse you cavo!). What that does tell me is that i enjoyed it quite a bit! it wasn’t overly sweet, wasn’t a hibiscusy blend..though the smell started to get to me after a while. I’d actually like to try this one cold brewed sometime. thanks dexter!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

I know! I started browsing the fan blends, and have a list. :D

Sil

yeah except i don’t like adagios bases most of the time…so those would be really expensive tins hahaha

MissB

Heh. Talk to Dexter about some of the blends, and I have a good handful too if you’d like some samples…

Dexter3657

(That box is in the city – should get it tomorrow – I don’t think I’ve ever tried any of the fan blends, so ordered some. Always willing to share with tea friends )

Sil

haha will let you know :)

Cavocorax

I just saw this now. Hahaha. I love that you guys are thinking fandom tea thoughts. I want them all. And then I want a blending tea kit so I can make my own and trick everyone into buying it and raving about it so I can earn points for more free tea.

Except I’ll never get my own Adagio account bc of insane shipping stupidity. I should email them again and see what they say about with another method.

Sil

i am so insanely jealous of dexters fandom sampler tins right now…

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drank Candycane Licorice by Herbal Infusions
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Another one from dexter! :) I would have gotten through all 12 days today i think except for getting a late start on them heh. This one is quite tasty, though the licorice makes it a little sweet for my tastes. If i can find a way to dial it back a bit, i think it will be even tastier. Maybe i can add my 52 shamrock tea to it heh. If you don’t like licorice, stay away from this one. There’s a creamy, lemon, mint licorice flavour going on here. I’m not sure i’d call it candycane..but it’s not too shabby :)

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drank Pumpkin Pie by Herbal Infusions
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Another one from dexter! I’m trying to switch over to some of my caffeine free teas on the off chance it decides to bug me tonight. I’ve got a meeting in the morning with a vendor so i need to be on my game!

This one reminds me a lot of the pumpkin rooibos from tealux i think it was. Sadly that also means that it reminds me of melon. For whatever reason it’s like honey dew/cantaloupe sort of melon. Enjoyable but man i miss the pumpkin tea terri sent me haha

Helena

well then you need pumpkin chai from David’s Tea or Butiki’s pumpkin tea… Dang it I forgot the name of it…

Sil

Helena – i like butikit’s pumpkin burlee oolong, but david’s tea doesn’t do it for me. the pumpkin tea terri sent me is by far my absolute favourite though. real chunks of dehydrated pumpkin in it, made locally.

Helena

Pumpkin Chai isn’t for everyone it’s more of a sweet treat to keep from snacking! Butiki’s pumpkin creme brulee is very good though. I tried a pumpkin spice from Tea Story a local tea shop and it was pretty good. Sometimes you just need that pumpkin fix :D

Sil

Yes! I agree…though now that it’s officially winter here, I’m sure I’ll be moving on to the Chais haha

Helena

There should be a way to have your pumpkin and chai too…

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