5799 Tasting Notes

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drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
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I tried this one out tonight…yes, i’m still awake! lol this one isn’t bad it’s not as dark chocolatey wonderful as MF’s mousse au chocolat or as chocolatey as i want it to be, but it’ll do. The base is nice, and for those looking for “organic” teas, this IS that. I kind of want to try this as a latte and see if the chocolate and the base come through the milk..more to come as i play with it! :)

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drank Pumpkin Cheesecake by DAVIDsTEA
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100 baby! woot! lol Not that it means much since i have my order from butiki on it’s way, but i’m feeling better about missing an entire month of drinking tea. Better still, i only have ONE tea that is now older than 6 months (it’s at 7) and only 7 teas to get through this month to keep on track with that…it won’t happen but it’s nice to keep that in the back of my head when i’m drinking tea.

I really enjoy this one, but generally more as a latte than steeped in water. There’s something to be said about the extra creaminess from the milk versus the water. I’m finally done for the day, but i’m trying not to actually go to sleep until “bedtime” so that i don’t throw my sleeping out of wack. However, this tea as a latte….making me sleeeping and relaxed lol

Fjellrev

Double digits, Sil. Can you do it? Can you?!

Sil

i will…but maybe not tonight lol

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This is my other puerh that i’ve been drinking for the other half of today. I’m not sure if i’ll have time for a third one tomorrow but we’ll see :) I’m still working my way through this one, hoping that i don’t crash heh. This was one i picked up the other day when misty pines was offering 2 for the price of one..so i nabbed it, so that i could have an extra for my tea sister terri!

Initial impressions are that this is similar to my favourite puerh from mandala but without the smoke. instead this is on the sweeter side of things. More to come later as i have more of this over the course of the afternoon.

boychik

I got this one but didn’t try yet. Glad you enjoyed it

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I’ve been sipping on this puerh for a while today – figured it would help me stay awake and give me a chance to drink through a number of steepings. This was sent to me by Boychik a long while ago, but i haven’t had a chance to get to it yet. That’s the other reason i figured i should spend some time with puerh for this month’s overnight.

I generally did about 30 second steeps with this one and with the occasional longer steep. I don’t recall much beyond my initial surprise at the first steep of this. It was incredibly smooth and sweet…i couldn’t place the sweetness but it reminded me of some sort of fruit. On the whole, it was a really enjoyable experience.

boychik

Yay. Sorry you have to work that crazy hours.

Sil

i’m back to only have to do this once a month until january, so it’s not so bad. No more travelling, so this is easy stuff!

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drank Ginger Pear (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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nope. Now that i’ve had this a few times i am not a fan. Maybe if it had a little less apple or cinnamon? in it, i’d be more of a fan..but there’s something in this that isn’t sitting right with me.

Terri HarpLady

Probably has artificial flavors

Amariel

I’m not a fan either…I dumped mine.

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68
drank Cold Zing (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Less a fan of this one now that i’ve had it a couple times. I didn’t hate it but i don’t need to have this in my cupboard. The mint is a nice change to things :)

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Another tea from Nicole and man.. this IS delicious! on to my wishlist goes this one because it’s a great tea. this is just a deliciously sweet, smooth ceylon. I don’t know what else to say…this was just a great cup of to this early morning (or is that laaaaaate night for me) haha. Thanks for this Nicole! love it :)

Ysaurella

you can add it is a lovely tea because the pic shows a a very lovely blend ! :)

Single Origin Teas

Glad you enjoyed the tea! Amba was the reason why I opened Single Origin Teas :)

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drank Pear Oolong by Tealeaves
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I’m not a fan of oolongs as a general rule, but i do love pear. Nicole sent this one my way to try as such. Dry, this smells amazing..love it. Brewed up however is a different story. This is too floral for me, but when i DO get the pear flavour for that split second, it’s amazing. I just wish that this was on a green tea base or a black base lol thanks for the share nicole! :)

Ysaurella

you obviously prefer the heavily oxidized Oolongs. I remember you loved some I sent you.Pear is a flavour I love to get on an oxidized base for sure.

Sil

yes..roasty, oxidised oolongs are what i prefer (butiki has a few green oolongs i really love though…) but on the whole, i just don’t love oolongs.

Fjellrev

Pear is so damn tricky. Forsman makes a pear sencha but not sure if you’d even like that one either. It was quite artificial-tasting.

Tealeaves

Thank you so much for your feedback, Sil! If you’d like to try a similar blend on a green tea base, we do blend a Pear Tree Green: http://www.tealeaves.com/organic-pear-tree-green.
It’s been so popular over the years that we’ve added a classic teabag version, as well as a Pear Green iced tea blended to be at its best when chilled.

Sil

thanks for the heads up…i’ll have to see. Green>oolongs imo haha

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drank Cacao Chai by Traveling Tea
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this is my poor black tea base substitute for after dark. sigh while i DO enjoy this one, i always wish it was after dark when i have it lol It’s got a good thing going with it’s vanilla and ginger and cocoa…cardamom. I need to try this as a latte because i think that would really make the flavours even more awesome. :)

Terri HarpLady

I need to find my samples form you & Nicole. Last thing I remember they were on my desk, & I know they are somewhere in my office, but things got a little crazy over the last week or so…

Sil

Haha yeah you do and yes they did! I’m making breakfast and drinking puerh! Only 10 more hrs to stay awake lol

Terri HarpLady

You can do it!

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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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