7959 Tasting Notes

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farewell delicious tea… sigh i pulled the last of this out this morning because i was hoping for a couple sipdowns today. not sure i’ll actually manage more than this one, but it’s a damn good cup to finish off today. Sad to see this one go, but i’ll pick some up eventually.

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This was one of very few teas today. such a busy – started with visiting puppies, cooked dinner in the middle (slow cooker garlic lovers beef stew), followed up with 2hrs of bowling. Now i have some downtime to relax before back to work. Still don’t have a love for thie one but i don’t hate it.

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last tea of the evening. Rather enjoyed having this one last night while reading before bed and figured i’d make it a repeat. :)

Final Count: 124

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drank Ginger Fruit Loops by T by Daniel
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picked this one up at the tea festival and figured it was worth having tonight. I made a huge valentine’s day dinner that was a whole lot more than i bargained for haha. Thankfully it was delicious and my other half loved it.

this tea is smooth…sort of creamy, lemony,a little orangey. I wouldn’t neccesarilly call it froot loops since those things are stupidly sugarey, but this is a nice brew.

Evol Ving Ness

Sadly, this one was sold out by the time I got around to their booth, but the sample was good. The owners made a very good impression on me. Perhaps one day, I will take the Go Train to their shop to check it out.

Sil

they’re at the tea festival every year as well heh

Evol Ving Ness

Well then, perhaps a visit to Brampton or Burlington is not all that urgent after all.

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drank Blood Orange- fruit tea by Zen Tea
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Another sample from evol ving ness this one smells pretty good, but brewed it has a weird taste until you add a tiny bit of sweetner. Then i can totally see “blood orange” as a flavour here. I’d be curious to see how this tastes cold brewed since it might be a decent summer drink for something a little sour but not hibby sour (not that i mind hibby!)

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drank Sweet Coconut Island by Zen Tea
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NOM! This is another sample from Evol Ving Ness Decided i should have a few herbals tonight so that i get some sleep since we need to get up early tomorrow to visit PUPPIES!
My valentine’s day has consisted of cleaning up around the house and letting my husband go on TWO bike rides today while i stay home to cook him a delicious meal. haha this tea is lovely. coconut and pineapple…sweet but not cloying. I am a big fan of this one. I suspect it would be pretty damn good as a col brew as well! thanks a bunch evol!

Nicole/Tea-Historic

Rental dogs? Or forever home dogs???

Sil

we can’t take home THESE puppies..but they’re from the breeder we’re getting our dog from. They let people come play with the litters…so i’m making Ian take me so i can have an hour with puppies.

OMGsrsly

Have fun! Also: PICS OF PUPPIES PLEASE!

Lindsay

I second that request! Puppy pics please! :)

Evol Ving Ness

Puppies! :)

I am so glad that some of these teas are working for you, Sil.

Sil

omg puppies were soooooooooooo awesome.

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drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
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Another tea from this afternoon and another sample from evol ving ness This is another tha ti’ve had before but like 2 yrs ago, so awesome to revisit it and see how my tastebuds have changed. I really enjoyed this cup – cocao notes, dark, delicious brew. yep, still a winner! thanks evol!

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drank One Night In Rio! by Camellia Sinensis
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sample from evol ving ness thanks for letting me revisit this one. I think i liked it a little better today – something about the coconut today just hit the spot. it’s still not a tea that i need to keep in my cupboard, as i’m always afraid of the coconut going rancid while it’s in the cupboard. But this is a nice one to have from time to time.

Evol Ving Ness

Agreed. I enjoy this one from time to time. It is a good tea to share with others as it is not something I need to have every day. So glad that some of these are bringing you tea joy, Sil.

Sil

:) thanks for sharing!

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drank Orange Rum Truffle by A Quarter to Tea
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mmmm yes i’m pulling out a number of my AQ2T teas today because i waited for them forever AND i want a few NON samples before i continue on my sipdown journey this weekend. this one again smells divine in dry leaf! chocolate, orange deliciousness. Brewed, this hold true. The orange is strongest in this one, with the chocolate in the tail end of it. it works for me. I’m a fan of this one :)

Evol Ving Ness

Yep, I like this one too.

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Another tea from AQ2T. I didn’t have high hopes for this one as it feels like pear is a hard flavour to master out there in tea world. However, i like trying new things, and if this tea worked, it would like be a favourite as yes to vanilla, pear and cardamom. :) The dry smell of this one is very much pear and vanilla. Even though Lauren’s pictures are accurate on her storefront, i wass still a little surprised to see the giant chunks of cardamom butter. heh they are big!

Brewed, this is a subtle tea. I’m hoping that as it cools more of the pear flavour will come out, as hot, it’s more black tea with hints of flavour than anything. I get almost memories of vanilla and pear, versus truly drinking a pear/vanilla/cardamom tea. Thankfully the base tea is delicious so no complaints there, just not the tea i was looking for. I may try a cooler brew next time with a longer steep today was 200 @ 3 mins.

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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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