6407 Tasting Notes

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oh dexter. can we buy more please? when you get to being allowed to buy more? I pulled this one out randomly today because i always try to take time for at least one puerh when i work from home because even if it gets busy, i generally have time for a few steeps in between meetings. Today i christened my new pot that i picked up from the tea festival with this one. I’ve only had a couple steeps so far, so more to come if life doesn’t get busy..but i really love this. It’s rich. i have no other way to describe it.

it’s smooth…and deep…and rich…and just downright satisfying.

sneaks over to ebay

OMGsrsly

We’re not allowed to buy more yet! Not yet! Soon, though. Sooooon the precious.

Sil

i might have just said eff it and bought a cake

Indigobloom

Gah. Puerh cake is the one thing I didn’t get a chance to buy this year at the festival (though I did grab a tiny oolong one). While I am on hiatus, this is the one thing I’ll allow myself an exception for heh

OMGsrsly

That oolong cake seems so neat!

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drank Dian Hong-Gold Buds-Premium by ESGREEN
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Another from dexter this one is a really smooth brew with lots of chocolate notes. This of course falls in to that comment dxter made a while back – about how many of a certain kind of tea do you really need? lol I quite enjoyed this one this morning and it makes me curious to try more es green teas if this is what they are selling. Thanks again for the sample dex!

OMGsrsly

Do you brew all these Western style?

Sil

depends on my mood. I always try to do a western brew because that’s how i take my travel mugs to work. if they don’t work via travel mug/western brew then it’s a harder choice to make in terms of keeping it in my cupboard.

OMGsrsly

Good idea. I’ll try half my samples gong fu and the other half western.

Sil

SO MANY TEAS!

OMGsrsly

Ugh I know.

OMGsrsly

65 that are 20g or less. That’s still 2-3 cups, unless I make GIANT MUGS.

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85

mmmmmm delicious! working from home today so i’m trying at least a couple of the samples dexter sent my way since i have time to enjoy them…sort of haha

there are malt notes in this tea and some underlying chocolate notes that are very faint i had a couple steeps of this one and it was thoroughly enjoyable. This would be one that i would consider picking up if i place an order through streetshop88 :)

DeliriumsFrogs

I just checked out their ebay store after reading this note. I’ll have to add them to my ‘favourite sellers’ list. All the tea looks so good!

Sil

yeah allank? i think and dexter have ordered from them…i have not, but these samples are tasting delicious!

Dexter

DeliriumsFrogs – I’ve just ordered once – two teas and a teapot – fastest shipping ever from China. Ummmm – I would like to put a little care package together for you. I can include some of this in that. Will talk later…

Dexter

Sil – I found this one changed drastically with different steep parameters – water temp really brought out different flavors. I think boychik has also ordered from Streetshop88 – allank for sure :)

looseTman

“mmmmmm delicious! … thoroughly enjoyable. This would be one that i would consider picking up if i place an order through streetshop88 :)”

Sounds great! So why only an 85?

Sil

honestly? as with all my ratings…because that’s how i felt lol my ratings are a spectrum of the teas i’ve had and i try to drop them in against other teas.

looseTman

Just curious as your description sounded so good. No offense intended.

Cavocorax

Personally, I’m always careful about rating something that I’ve only had once, and only have enough to try once – I wouldn’t want to rate it too high because I’m in a great mood, and then find that the tea itself doesn’t meet my expectations later on if I get more. An 85 still sounds like a should buy though. :P

Sil

yeah no worries loosetman. sometimes i just want to remove my ratings…but then they help me figure out rebuys so i don’t

looseTman

Thanks, whatever works for you.

Since there’s nearly an infinite selection of teas in the world:
When tea reviews include a rating, I tend to focus on those rated 90 and above, like an interviewer faced with hundreds of resumes to consider and a limited amount of time to devote to the task. However, many times the language and tone of the review appears to be more positive than the numerical rating. Thus, sometimes asking clarifying question leads to an enlightening and enjoyable dialog.

Sil

totally get that loosetman! :) sooo many teas…so little time! on that note…highly recommend the puerh i had today. heh

DeliriumsFrogs

oh, wow, Dexter! What can I do for you??!!

Sil

delirium…don’t send her tea LOL

Dexter

LOL Sil is correct – the best thing would be nothing at all. :))

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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….aaaand that’s a wrap! this is officially all gone from my cupboard and no reorders allowed until i meet my goal as per the agreement dexter and omgsrsly and i made! I’ve got a looonnng way to go before i can order again so i’m doing my best to try and get at least one sipdown in a day… this one will be a restock someday as i love it.

Final Count: 143 (two things to pick up from mail jail tomorrow though…)

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87

this + maple syrup makes me a happy girl! I’ll be sad when this is gone, but at least i got to have it one more time before it was gone for good!

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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i had this one today because it’s one of my oldest teas in my cupboard (7 months) and i’m nowhere close to being somewhat close to a sipdown. not that i want to get rid of it, but i can drink it and enjoy it and not worry about it being gone in a flash! i still really like this, even if it’s not the same as the first harvest i fell in love with.

Dexter

That is so funny – this is also one of my oldest teas and I have A LOT of it. I like this tea, you like this tea – why aren’t we drinking this tea?

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drank Warm Cinnamon Bread by Butiki Teas
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seriously…no one else has written about this one yet? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PPL!? ok but really? I enjoyed this one again today and i have a little cup left to enjoy, possibly tomorrow with a little vanilla..yum cinnamon heart deliciousness!

M

Oh yum. The name sounds delicious.

OMGsrsly

Well, what’s wrong with me is you have my Butiki teas!

Lariel of Lórien

Mine is still at my post office.

Sil

omg…teeechnically i don’t have it yet lol

whatshesaid

The smell of it freaks me out because it smells more like cinnamon hearts than bread… so not quite what I was hoping for and I’m a bit scared to try it! I have it here at work though so maybe I will make it now.

Sil

it’s a cinnamon heart tea… sooo uh if you don’t like cinnamon hearts…..don’t drink it lol

whatshesaid

yeah I find “warm cinnamon bread” to be a misleading name, because cinnamon buns/bread aren’t made with cinnamon flavoured candy!

I just had a cup earlier………. it’s going to go in my sell/swap pile, i think

Sil

yeah stacy made a comment in one of my notes on that.. i’m hoping to try adding a little vanilla to it and see what happens… will keep you posted.

Cavocorax

I drank it but it didn’t blow me away? Which is why you ended up with the rest of my bag. :P I’m happy you like it so much! (And.. I didn’t get cinnamon heart from it? Shoot!)

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86

mmm cold brewed steeped in half water, half apple juice and i’m good. it’s the only way to drink this as far as i’m concerned and the best way to drink it! NOMS!

Final Count: 144 (with like 50+ inbound)

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drank Île de Madagascar by Jardin du Thé
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another from MissB i had this one with dinner tonight and it was mostly just vanilla to me. I wasn’t getting a whole lot of chocolate or almond…not that i’m complaining since i do love me some vanilla..but that it was i tasted. The rest is off to whatshesaid as part of the package missb sent for us!

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81

mmmmm really glad i picked this one up during their boxing day sale. I miss my original sichuan caravan and this is a close enough replacement….puer + ginger. Sure it’s missing all the other good stuff BUT it was just what i wanted in a flavoured tea for today.

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Ginger and puerh is such a great combo!

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