7440 Tasting Notes

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drank Labrador Tea by Camellia Sinensis
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yay for interesting teas! thanks for sending me this one omgsrsly i am quite enjoying this this afternoon. we tired the dog out at the dog park and then proceeded to make orange cupcakes with marshmallow cream frosting, dry rub ribs and later there will be awesome potatoes and salad in the house too!

this tea is just different. I can’t place the aroma, though there’s a familiarity to it. there’s a slight almost mint, but not mint taste to this one..the taste kind of reminds me of what outside smells like on the west coast…those early mornings on the island when the tide’s going out, it’s rained over night, and you’re walking through the trees on the trails… inhale….breath deeply…that’s what this tastes like. so good.

keychange

That sounds amazing! Love it when teas taste like “outside”.

Sil

that’s why i love national parks dept from bellocq, and the one from whispering pines that is pine and elderberries.

Rasseru

one i had the other day took me to a canteen in a department store o.O and smelt of curry. both steeps!

Roswell Strange

Petrichor? Sort of?

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I really like this one. It’s a marsh/bog plant, so to me it smells like hiking on a misty day in certain areas. It doesn’t grow everywhere around here like it apparently does on the East coast. :)

Rasseru

These end up being my ‘atmosphere tea’ when im reading a book with similar settings :)

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drank La Boreale by Camellia Sinensis
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another tea from omgsrsly and one that i am really enjoying. it’s light and refreshing, a hint of mint withe juicy berry notes and a very smooth brew. I’d reorder this again in future i think. Especially as a canadian company and our crap dollar. noms. thanks omg!

Roswell Strange

Camellia Sinensis has certainly become one of my favourite companies if not my most favourite. I don’t even want to look at the budget thread and see how much I’ve spent there this year. Adding this to my wishlist though; it sounds great.

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this one came to me from omgsrsly and the final verdict on this one is that it’s too earthy for me. even after a number of steeps, there’s a note to this one that i don’t love. Initial steeps were very earthy and musty. I didn’t get the smokey notes that omgsrsly did, but maybe that’s the note that wasn’t jiving for me on this one? later steeps saw this one with a little sweeter note to it but it still carried that heavy, bold, earthy taste to it. Good to know though, and always happy to try new puerh :) thanks lady!

OMGsrsly

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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another one from cavocorax golden monkey king from curious tea. This one is’t bad but i expected it to be a little smoother and a little more malty. Not a bad cup of tea for the day but also sad because it’s not a sipdown since it was never in my cupboard! lol

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drank Tie Guan Yin Black Tea by Sanne Tea
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Another from Nicole Instead of following the instructions i all out brewed this western style to see how it would fare. I’ve only ever seen tie guan yin greens, so this was a new experiment for me. This kinda feels a little like an oolong but not quite. It doesn’t have that roasty oolong taste to it but it’s not exactly a strong black tea. The flavours are muted a little… interesting for sure, but nothing crazy exciting :) Loved trying it though!

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drank Congou Black by Silk Road Teas
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great cup to start the day. A little late getting started today but who cares..it’s still a holiday! wootwoot! thanks for sharing this one with me nicole. it’s a tasty one

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drank Ginger Lime by Bayswater Tea Co.
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last tea for the night. we pooped the dog out and he’s now sleeping half under the bed and half on the mat by my side of the bed. Works for me though ’cause he had me up all night last night. I had a cup of this while watching Longmire with the other half. so glad netflicks picked it up again.

Final Count: 127 (at least i might make my mini goal this weekend.. 150 to 120 over the long weekend…it could happen..i think i have enough sipdowns to get there)

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drank Underground Pumpkin by Tippy's Tea
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meh. this tastes like largely a cup of black tea. It’s not a bad cup but i’m really not getting much in the way of spices or pumpkin. Just a malty cup of black with hints of ginger and spice. thanks variaTEA!

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drank Pineapple Cilantro Cream by Butiki Teas
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More of this from variaTEA good to have it in my cupboard again, temporarily even. Not as pineappley as i want it to be but it’s still a creamy sort of cilantro blend with that pineapple taste to it. noms.

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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More of this in my cupboard thanks to variaTEA Enjoying a cup of it this weekend because i don’t want to let this languish and become flavourless.

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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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