4673 Tasting Notes

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yes! this one is a really nice cup of tea. Thank you shmiracles for showing me what adagio can do when they get it right (or maybe i should thank aun -juli) :) This was a really nice cup of fruity, vanilla delicious tea.

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63

mate…blech. This one’s not terribly bad…the chestnut flavouring helps a little but i am just not a fan of mate. i don’t hate it….it just does nothing for me and most teas with mate in it…all i taste it the mate, dominanting all the other flavours. ah well, thanks for sharing with me shmiracles!

Kaylee

haha I love the name of this one!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I figured since it’s likely i’ll be placing a verdant order in the near future for some old favourites that are back, i should have a bit more of this as i’ll probably need to order some more of this tea to hit free shipping threshold.

don’t get me wrong, that’s not a hardship since i love this tea but i also don’t want to just start stock piling it and have 10 oz in the house lol. last time i ordered 4oz and thankfully i’m down to my last 2 oz or so…maybe less.

Zeks

just received my 8 oz today :)

Sil

haha i think the most i’ve ordered at ounce is 4 of this, and the most i’ve had in the house at one time is 6oz…

Zeks

I usually split 4oz for home and 4oz to drink at work.

Helena

It’s hard not to stock up on favourites :D

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93

this was my first cup this morning because charlottezero is awesome and will be sending me some more so i treated myself to a cup with breakfast before heading out to the spa for my massage. I can claim like 90% back through work so there’s no reason for me to not take advantage more often! I still love this one as a chocolate tea that isn’t trying to be all sweet and crap :)

Ysaurella

spa and massage…I’m jealous !

caile

Enjoy!

Sil

it was fantastic… now i’m home and getting ready to go spend the afternoon/evening playing board games with friends and getting to see their little one again :)

caile

Ooh, a great day from start to finish! :)

Sil

yep! sa, massage, baby, board games, friends.. and next weekend.. i get to do most of it all over again haha

whatshesaid

I wish they were easier to buy tea from in canada!

Sil

i know :( I think maybe i’ll bite the bullet with customs etc and just make an order in July as a birthday treat…maybe

TeaBrat

hope you had a great massage!

whatshesaid

How much is shipping? Must be lots eh

Sil

when i was playing with it, it was averaging out to adding an extra 1-2 euros on to each bag that i was planning on picking up…so not over the top ridiculous.. but by the time july rolls around i may want more lol

whatshesaid

Yeah that’s not totally horrible

whatshesaid

But I guess that’s 1.5 times Canadian $, right?

Sil

It was working out to about 15-17 CAD per 100g though the exchange was a little better when I was doing it too…so there’s that.

Cavocorax

15-17 isn’t too bad for fancy french tea? I think you can walk into DAVIDsTEA and buy 100g of their tea for $15… (Just for added perspective)

whatshesaid

So basically over $40 for shipping alone, that’s mental.
And 100g is a massive amount to take a risk on!

whatshesaid

I guess splitting it with someone would make it doable.

ashleyelizabeth

Sorry, I should have done that in grams. From what I can see, the shipping rates to Canada/US are as follows (in euros):
100g = 23.50
200g = 25
300g = 23.20
400-700g = 28.5
800-1100g = 31.20
1200-1500g = 33.10
This is based on the teas in tins (specifically heritage gourmand). It’s a little bit cheaper if you go the bagged route, but not much. The black tins were a little more, I’m assuming because they also come in a gift case as well.

Sil

heritage gourmand are seriously expensive teas. 25 euro a pop…whereas the bags are as low as 4 euro. I have no need of tins – 2-3 euro for a tin is a lot, i’d rather just pay that on shipping. As cavo pointed out – it’s compareable to the prices we can pay here for 100g in some places. Also, it wouldn’t be a hgh risk for me, as i’ve tried a lot of the teas i’d be getting through swaps :)

whatshesaid

I guess I haven’t tried enough to commit to 100g…I never buy that much of Davidsteas either!!

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79
drank Roasted Almonds by TeaGschwendner
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172 to 156…that’s right! woot woot! Running out of small samples to drink but hey…still the whole weekend to drink drink drink! last tea of the evening and i am loving it. just really enjoying this one over the past couple of days and a tasty, creamy, fruity cup of yum!

Final Count: 156 (16 to go…3 more days…will she do it folks…will she do it…)

Dexter

5/day for 3 days – having watched your tasting notes for the last year or so – I’m voting on probably. You probably will, and if not you will be “close enough”. :))

keychange

work that magic!

Kaylee

You can do it!

Sil

dex…i dunno WHAT you’re talking about cough

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75

i kind of like the idea of bruce banner being green with a side of chamomile giggling This isn’t a bad blend, but mostly it’s full of chamomile. This is a very calming blend and a nice almost end cap to the day. Relaxing and drinking this with my other tea and watching a bit of tv before tucking in to bed. yay for the weekend… (oh and thank you shmiracles for this one!)

Sami Kelsh

Does the earl grey come through in this at all? The combination of earl grey and chamomile intrigues me.

Sil

not to me.. and i’m not a fan of blergamot lol

Sami Kelsh

I am so happy that blergamot is a word now. My better half says that earl grey tastes like dishwater. Strangely, I haven’t wanted to drink plain earl grey in at least 10 years, but there are a few blends with it that I’m fond of. But blergamot just makes me giggle so much!

Sil

i just have to say..if in 25 years it’s in the dictionary…i will laugh like there’s no tomorrow ;)

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81
drank Natural Cranberry by Assam Tea Company
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this was another really lovely tea from missB I’m not sure that i’d call this cranberry, but then i wonder if that’s because i’m so used to cranberry “cocktail.” Either way this is a really nicely blended, fruity tea. there’s little bitterness here and it’s just a lovely cup overall. I’m looking forward to trying more assam company’s teas in the future!

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76
drank Dark Chocolate by Assam Tea Company
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thank you for sending this my way MissB this is a really decadent rich chocolatey blend. A little sweetner and milk and it was a very rich dark chocolate drink…similar to hot chocolate but not.

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82
drank Pumpkin Milkshake 2.0 by Butiki Teas
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let me tell you…i hit the sweet spot with this one tonight. I went to take a sip and it was like WOAH pumpkin…so i added just a teeny tiny bit of sweetner to this and it is to die for. this is a deliciously pumpkin spiced creamy cup of goodness.

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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last cup of this..farewell creamy eggnog. Maybe we’ll meet again in the fall when it calls for creamier delicious times. But for now, it’s summer.. MOVE OVER! the fruit is coming! :)

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