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4026 Tasting Notes

drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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I do so love this tea. It’s just that much better than franks strawberry pie. Creamier, less cinnamon…deeeeelicious. I’ll be sad when this is all gone as I haven’t found a better strawberry honeybush.

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drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
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mmmmm vanilla latte style! I had a cup of this while my other half napped before we have dinner. He was up at 3am this morning to be in for work at 4am to satisfy the materialistic needs of all the crazy people who needed to go to the mall. UGH. so he didn’t get much sleep last night. I am a fan of this tea. Still need to do a comparison with my other vanilla tea to see which i prefer but i’ve got a few cups before this one is gone heh.

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drank Fu Man Chu by SerendipiTea
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for not focusing on sipdowns, i’m still managing to get a few in. I don’t have high hopes for meeting my goal at the end of the year but every cup made is a step closer! Not to mention that i have a few days of working from home next week that will help.

Cavocorax gave me this one…i didn’t realise it had jasmine in it. I had a sip but that’s about all i could manage since the smell was overpoweringly jasmine…eau de fleur is not my most favourite. Still though, it’s one off the list of all the teas! hahaha


Oh – sorry about the jasmine!


Haha it’s ok :)

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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love. this. tea. seriously. Talk about tasting like actual pumpkin – which of course has something to do with the GIANT chunks of pumpkin in this. So happy terri shared this with me. I thought tonight’s cup would finish off what she sent me but i’ve got enough for another sil sized cup another night. Perfect, since i can resteep this tonight for a couple of cups of goodness.

Back to work tomorrow AND a friend of ours is coming to crash at our place since he still doesn’t have power. While i am totally cool with that, it also means i may need to go in to work tomorrow instead of working from home. but we’ll see.

and tomorrow i get to liberate my mail from jail! WOOHOO!


I’m glad you still have power!

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drank Spicy Pear by Joy's Teaspoon
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sipdown! (159) brewed up a nice giant cup of this and it’s delicious! Thanks again Tastybrew for sharing this with us. While this isn’t quite the pear tea that iv’e been looking for this really does taste, as TB mentions, a pear and a cinnamon jelly belly in my mouth. lol pretty darn delicious!

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mmm thanks for sending this one my way terri! I like this even with the coconut in it as it comes across as mostly almond cookie :)

Terri HarpLady

yeah, I didn’t really taste much coconut in it.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by The Republic of Tea
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bleh. I like the rooibos version better but i’m glad to have tried this. There’s something about the base that doesn’t sit well with me.

Sipdown and a thank you terri for letting me try this version!

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drank The Jane Austen Mafia by Adagio Teas
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Thanks again for this one cavocorax! Sipdown (162)! While i’m not focusing on sipdowns today – just enjoying drinking what i want, i have managed tod ecupboard a few things today and most importantly, my oldest teas (ignoring puerh) is from March of last year! And there are only 5 in my cupboard from March – 1 from april so i might even be able to start January with my oldest teas being from may! maybe hehe…

i an enjoying this one today.

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it’s like i can’t figure out how to make this tea anymore. Gone is the deliciousness that i loved, replaced with something that’s bitter and not delicious whatsoever. I’ve got no ideas beyond my tastebuds are on strike..but other favourites taste the same so who knows?

Terri HarpLady

If it’s any consolation, mine has sort of gone the same way…not sure what’s up with that.


I ordered it just after BF. I noticed bitterness too. Even called them up. The lady said I should brew 1 tsp per 12 oz for 5 min. It did work but was kinda weak

Terri HarpLady

I usually brew 1 tsp for 4 min


well i’m glad i’m not the only one but it makes me less inclined to restock this (i’m almost done) and more inclined to drop my rating.



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drank Paul et Virginie by Dammann Freres
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Sipdown! A last cup of thisbeforethe rest of this goes out to tea friends :)

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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.


Toronto, ON

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