4644 Tasting Notes

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drank Thor by Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
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I’m not sure i’m getting apricot from this one. it’s not as blechy a mate as mate usually is for me, but it’s not a great cup of tea. I feel like thor should be bold and strong….or something hahaha now i’ve lost my train of though. But thank you for sharing shmiracles!

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Soooo my morning has been sort of awesome. I know it’s friday but i woke up early, and actually felt rested even though i went to bed late again. My other half didn’t have work today so he was still in bed, snoring away. I managed to get up and make myself a bagel and creamcheese while boiling water. Why is this morning awesome? It’s been quiet in the apartment – even as far as the neighbours go. I’m working from home today :) It’s raining in Toronto, so i’ve been able to sit, relax and listen to the rain while having tea, including a number of rounds of this one, which i start with. And slowly, steepster has woken up….folks have started to get online with work…but there’s a calmness to everything. Friday is finally here and it’s time to keep it slow. Only thing i’m missing, is the smell of rain….rain here smells different than out west. But life is good. My weekend is shaping up to be a good one and i’ve got my health, tea friends, friends here….a wedding to plan, travelling to be had, a job and my best friend to share it all with. life is just good. Sure work sucks the life out of me…but at the end of the day… i’ve got so much to be thankful for, that it hard seems worth the blip.

Happy friday everyone! Last one in March :)

(oh…and this tea? i love it…there are days when I think i might like this even more than special dark. There’s just something delightful about all of Mandala’s puerhs that i’ve tried. This one is the perfect accompaniment to this morning’s symphony)

caile

So nice! :) Happy friday to you as well.

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drank Amande Amaretti by Dammann Freres
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nom nom nom. While not my favourite of the DF teas, this is one of the few amaretto sorts of tea that i can drink and really enjoy because it’s not as sweet and cloying as a lot of them are. This one came via shmiracles and it was nice to revisit this friend :)

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Another cup from this morning. I figured before i finished off the last of this, i should have a hot cup of this again since last night was a cold brew. The rest of my ounce is off to Terri and TB in our BBB Box as an extra something with the other teas i sent this round. While i don’t mind this tea. i DO prefer it cold brewed with a little sweetner to a hot brew. All of that being said though…this doesn’t taste like carrot cake to me lol. ah well…still fun to have tried. :)

Terri HarpLady

And the box is almost on the move, eh?
(not complaining, because as you know I kept it for a month or 2, lol)

KittyLovesTea

I also preferred this one cold brewed. :)

Sil

Terri – the BBB Box AND your box are likely to go out this weekend. I have a few more things i want to add to yours and a swap to package up :)

Kitty – ya, you’re the one who inspired me to try it that way haha

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I am on a mission today. My goal is to get at minimum 10 sipdowns, though 20 would be preferable since i suspect i won’t have much time for sipdowns tomorrow with all that’s going on. Massage, board games! i suspect i’ll be out of the house all day :) However, i may use it as an excuse to bring my timolino and brew up a cup in it while playing games heh. This one is now officially out of my cupboard, though i suspect that it will be back sometime in April as I need to place a damn fine tea order ASAP! :) Thanks for letting me get the chance to try this one out terri!

Terri HarpLady

Massage? Yes, please, I am overdue!
Now that my taxes are done I get to start on the rewards Ms Theresa promises me:
- starting my garden (was looking in the basement for my seed collection, I know I have some seeds left from last year….somewhere)
- maybe a small tea order from somewhere once my tax return comes…although looking around at my tea collection, I probably should just set some money aside for a later order (but I did order the Keemun from A & D)
- getting a massage, for sure!!!
- and and and….little terri can be very demanding, she likes rewards!
:D

Sil

haha yeah massage tomorrow, board games in the afternoon and then next week i’m getting my hair cut.

Sil

well…it should be still below my chin…but i’m hoping for above the shoulder? which Ian says is short..but i still think of as long since my hair grows fast lol

Cavocorax

That sounds awesome! I have massage coverage through York, but I never used it. (stupid, stupid!) I hope you enjoy!
And yay, board games! I would bring tea with me, cuz that’s just how I roll.

Sil

cavo..oh i bring tea with me.. but it’s MUCH slower drinking than if i’m home with my kettle :)

CHAroma

OMG TAXES!! I completely forgot! I better get on that…

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drank Roasted Almonds by TeaGschwendner
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Dug this one out of my “try not to open these until you drink more down” tin of teas that i have in my cupboard. I was really crazy the sweetness of this one. I had picked this one up on a whim when we went to chicago for the weekend…mostly because i seem to like fruit teas and because it smelled delicious. I’m not sure if this is one i could have around always…and i’d like to cold brew it one of these days and see how that works out. I need more “juice” type blends for the summer when my other half and i try to be outdoors as much as possible. Things i can just add water to and leave the tea to sit all day if that makes sense… I’m not sure that i’d really call this almond..but it’s a sweet nutty sort of tea and it’s what i wanted. so it’s great.

Final Count: 172 (8 sipdowns every day until April will get me there…wonder if i can manage 16 tomorrow hahahahaha)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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i feel like i should be trying for two more sipdowns tonight but i just can’t bring myself to do it…instead i’m looking at this as working on a long term goal haha. I have no apple juice in the house so this isn’t the optimal way for me to be drinking this but it’s still tasty and still just what i wanted tonight. I’m feeling VERY disorganised today…i keep thinking it’s friday and starting to plan for “saturday” and then realising that no…i still have to get through friday. On the plus side, i booked my massage for this weekend so it’s going to be awesome. Not as much tea drinking as id hoped for, but massage + board games with friends in the afternoon = awesome

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Is it bad that i only like this cold brewed now? Having had it both ways, my preferred way of drinking this seems to be as a cold brew. I’m nearly through my ounce and it’s been enjoyable but i also think stay has done much more amazing things with tea, so in a way i’m glad this was a limited edition. I’ll enjoy it while i have it and then move on. no regrets! :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

I still never tried this one :)

Sil

it’s on it’s way silly… i told you i’d buy some for you

Terri HarpLady

I feel so special!

Sil

you ARE special! :)

Amariel

Ooh, maybe I’ll do the rest of mine that way too.

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mmmmm so funnily enough, i quite liked this one! There was something satisfyingly dark and deep and yummy about this one. I had a large cup of this while watching fringe with dinner and it was just. yes. apparently i’m having a good tea day today lol Thanks for sharing this one with me cavo!

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drank Tourbillon by Dammann Freres
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afternoon tea! this was a reasonable cup, though it’s not my favourite at all from DF. *shmiracles*was kind enough to send through a sample of this one and it was good for me to try it again and reaffirm that this one is just a little too floral for me to really have a party with it. :)

Sami Kelsh

Interesting! I’ve had this one in my shopping cart with Dammann for a while, so opinions good. Do I dare?

Sil

If you like your teas with a side of floral…you’ll probably like it. I figure this one isn’t the most amazing on the block though given that dinosara and i are usually in opposite camps in terms of teas.. she likes those green things.. i like the black lol but we’re both in sort of a not as loving this one as much as others mood when it comes to this tea

Sami Kelsh

Hmm. I feel like I had the impression from the description on the website that the floral wouldn’t really make a big difference, but if it does, I think I might pass on it – or at least not sink 6 euros into a bag. I like certain florals, but I was more interested in the other things happening in it. Oh well.

Sil

it’s not cloyingly floral… i’d dump the cup if it was.. but it’s floral enough that i’m like.. “move over..i’m trying to see the rest of the things in here!”

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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