7475 Tasting Notes

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drank Lemon Pound Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Finished off the rest of this today. Stand by my first impression, decent but i don’t need any more of this in my cupboard. Seriously productive day…not too sure how i hit 16k+ steps but apparently i was moving around the house a lot with all the cleaning and organising. Still a ton to do tomorrow but i’m hoping i’ll get more time for tea as well. A few more bitterleaf samples to finish up so that i can get the box on it’s merry way whenever we decide what to do with it haha.

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GCTTB

The teas from bitterleaf arrived for me to add to the part 2 box? haha This one smells quite lovely, different from other yunnans that i’ve had – maybe slightly sweeter? I brewed this one western as i won’t have a huge amount of time for gonfu today, and i’ve got those picked out already. However, i’ll be resteeoing this a few times to see what happens. Brewed, there’s a slight smell of wet dog that’s only now a little damp…or I’ve got puppies on the brain haha. that being said, i like this one. there’s an almost baked good sort of flavour hanging out in the background. sort of bread-y but not quite. It’s a sweeter tea, but not SWEET. this is also a more mild tea, so it’s not what i’d call a breakfast, WAKE UP NOW sort of tea. This would make a great leisurely sipping in the afternoon sort of tea. yeah. this is interesting. Different from other’s that i’ve had of a similar variety.

thanks for sharing bitterleaf!

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drank Keemun hong cha by Genuine Tea
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Alright… the first of two blitz weekends to get the house in order. Gotta clean out the closets, go through all my clothes, books, cd’s, games etc and pare down the house. Hoping to have 3 piles at the end of it, trash, “recycle/donate” and sell. My other half is away both weekends working in another city, so i can make a giant mess while he’s gone and leave piles for him to sort through when he’s back. Puppy arrives in 6 weeks so i want things organised and tucked away by then.

Kicked off the morning with this tea and a breakfast sammich. I don’t have much to say on this one, as i’ve had it a number of times before but it’s a decent middle of the road tea for me. worked really nicely with breakfast this morning, so maybe it’s a tea+ food sort of tea heh. like wines! some are better WITH food heh

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drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
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Tasty treat today, even if it is an oolong.

Fjellrev

“…even if it is an oolong.” Ha!

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drank Lemon Pound Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Lemon? Check. Vanilla ish sort of flavour? Check. “Cake”? not really. this is really just a lemony tea to me. Maybe with a little sweetner added this would be more cake like but it’s missing that sort of heavy, cakelike, dropping with icing sort of feel to it. It DOES hit the intense lemon aspect of pound cake on the head though. Do i love this? eh, it’s decent…certainly don’t need more outside of my sample though. :)

Fjellrev

Hmm, I’ll have to try it. Too bad about the absent cake note.

Roswell Strange

Hot or cold? I’m interested to play with my sample, what with all the tasting notes popping up as of late.

Sil

hot for me. i don’t generally like oolongs cold brewed. at most i’ll brew hot and let cool.

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finished up the last of this one from the bag that i had, now i just have another 86grams to go in the tin that i treated myself too when i placed this order. Still really enjoying this one, though it’s more a winter tea for me than spring.summer. heh

drpastry

This one has been at the top of my wishlist for nearly a year. Happy to see someone sipping it! Have a favorite Bellocq I should try when I order? I purchased a sampler several years back in a little beach town shop which served as my Exodus into the Land of Tea but have only purchased gifts from them since. Next time I indulge an order, it’s back to Bellocq.

Sil

There are a few others i love… no 61. keemu in particular. That being said i have a bunch in my cupboard that i haven’t tried yet because im using them so hold off on purchases. when i get a hankering for new teas, i pick one to open and start haha

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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pulled out tea this morning from dexter Not in my cupboard as it’s from her “tea guy” :) this was 2013 zsxz that i’ve been hoarding since i wasn’t all that impressed with the harvests last year. Hoping for a better year this year. looking forward to the fall harvests heh.

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drank Black Orchid by Mariage Frères
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god damn i love this vanilla tea. I’m pretty sure this ranks at the top of my pile, or pretty near if not the top. I probably should have been drinking it a while back, but i just couldn’t help hoarding it.

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this + maple syrup = good times for getting over thursday. I was done with this week yesterday, so now i just need to get through one more day. Still loving this tea – glad i’ve got lots left :)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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almost done this one. Sad to see it on it’s way out but also happy to see another sipdown. 2 more weeks until i get to add to my cupboard, so i’m looking forward to that!

final count: 92

Kristal

You’re on your way! ;)

Sil

getting there…slow going right now though. At least the weights are dropping.

Kristal

Ever4y bit of tea used is a bit more gone…even without the cupboard # going down right away ;). Gotta remind myself of that too!

Sil

it’s hard…esp when you just want a low number haha. that’s why i have a monthly weight goal AND a monthly number goal.

Fjellrev

You’re most definitely doing very well.

Kristal

Good plan! I try and focus on using particular teas up by a certain time (i.e will use up X blend by the end of next week, etc). I know I’ve mentioned this too but I really want to focus on getting the majority of my cupboard 6 months or younger.

Sil

yep. slow and steady! haha i’ve only spent like 55$ in 4 months, which is UNHEARD of for me, because i’m trying to “reset” my cupboard. great for my budget, but i’m starting to want my staples back as i finish them heh

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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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