4923 Tasting Notes

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
4923 tasting notes

i had this. so there.

…and that’s how my day went. 16 hrs and i get to crawl in to bed once i add my new teas to my cupboard!

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
4923 tasting notes

sad sad last cup of the evening…though i should say 3 or 4 since i drank a bunch of this. reeeesteep! thanks again to jump62359 for sending this one my way because it’s wonderful. the sort of happy, tasty tea that makes your day better for having been in it. after testing tonight i dug this one out and just sat and enjoyed a few cups of it…relishing the last of it…wishing there was more lol. i am a fan!

Edit: Final Count 144 (+ 22 teas incoming via orders ignoring swaps…maybe i can get to 140 before the weekend!)

Memily

GO GO GO SILSEPH YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY
HANG ON NOW SILSEPH YOU’LL MAKE IT SOME DAY
SHA LA LA SILSEPH YOU’RE DOING FINE
QUEEN OF THE SIPDOWNS, AHEAD OF YOUR TIME

GO GO GO SIL

GO GO GO SIL

great now I have this tune in my head

Cavocorax

HOLY MOLY
And why am I still surprised at this point at how quickly you can get sipdown samples?

Sil

because you’re a crazy person cavo?

memily – lol sorry! haha

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drank Berry Kiwi Colada by Teavana
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…speaking of teas that smell like feet…. jump62359 sent this one my way and i’m thinking it’s the coconut that is turning me off. I had to put this one in a closed tin by itself to keep it away from me lol. But, as it the case with me, i pulled this one out tonight to finally bite the bullet and try it out. Surprisingly enough, this brews up to a nice enough tea. There’s hibiscus in it, which doesn’t bother ME any, but others are all full of hate sometimes for the hibby, hibby shake. lol Anyway, end result is that it’s not something i need to stock in my cupboard, and because of the smell i couldn’t drink it often…but it’s not bad on the whole. Sort of a more summer like fruity cold beverage type tea. :) (that smells like feet!) giggling

thanks jump62359! haha i’m having fun with the adventures of jump62359 tea!

Suziqzer

Smelling like feet might be better than tasting like them… I can’t say from experience.

jump62359

See, I like jasmine so I honestly did not know you weren’t a fan!
But this one though. It was a gift from my mom’s friend and she hated it and just made me take it. Honestly, I took it because it was in a gorgeous tin. But the tea itself? Welp. I’ll just send small batches of it out in packages and things.

Sil, babe, I promise! When I get more //great// tea, I’ll definitely send them your way!

Sil

jump – oh do NOT be worried or anything like that lol i love swaps for this very reason. you get some hits, some misses, and some random weird stories in between. that’s the joy!

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First off…thank you Angel for your incredible generosity!

of course i’m now working again and my review is going down the tubes. however let me say that i don’t much enjoy green teas. They’re never on my list of top things to drink. I can buy a green tea and let it sit until it’s no longer fresh and it will take me forever to drink it..

All that aside.. i REALLY enjoyed this one. It was my “i’m going to spoil myself” tea tonight. It’s tasty and you can really get a sense of how fresh this one is in terms of when it was picked. It’s crisp and juicy and full of “life!” I have shared the other samples with my friends hoping that they will enjoy it as much as i did and pick some up from Angel because even a non green loving tea fiend…can get behind this one! thanks so much angel!

Stephanie

This one is crazy good!

Sil

it is!

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jump sent this my way….as a practical joke i’m sure….since i do not like jasmine! but i’ll drink everything ppl send me. even smelly toe tea. :) I couldn’t drink much of this because it was REALLY jasmine smelling but the half cup i did drink was pretty decent for a bagged tea. however i was super glad i had my other tea! lol

jump62359

Oh my gosh I’m so sorry! I didn’t know that you didn’t like jasmine!
Ahh well, at least it was just a single sachet. I’ll remember this for next time :)

Sil

hahahaha no no the correct response is: MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA got you sil lol

Suziqzer

even the smelly toe tea…?? You are braver than I.

Sil

EVEN the toe smelling tea… if someone sends it to me, i will attempt to drink at least SOME of it. lol it’s a bit of a game with SOME people lol

Suziqzer

I can see the fun in it :)

Suziqzer

I might be more adventurous than I realize

TheTeaFairy

Sil, you mean tea that tastes like feet???

Sil

Teafairy….yes…yes I did. But I could t remember it until you said it, but I was thinking of you :)

Suziqzer

Hey… It might be fun to have a TTB of smelly/strange teas. Not likely a good idea, but funny to think about.

TheTeaFairy

Oh, that’s really great that stinky feet remind you of me, so fairy like, lol!

Sil

LMAO! it’s because of the tea you sent me teafairy!

Suzi – totally lol “worst teas ever travelling tea box” lol it’s like the time justjames threatened to send me a box of blergamot. bah!

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I know, that’s why I mentioned it, was just pulling your leg…(or foot??)

Suziqzer

Lol.. Great to have good tea friends that can mess with you a little in good fun!

Sil

TOES!

TheTeaFairy

Yes suziqzer, it’s all about having fun :-) about your comment, I did a swap a couple of months ago about strange and unusual tasting teas!! Lots of fun… But it did challenge my taste buds, lol.

Suziqzer

I think it would be fun/interesting, but challenging like you said. I would probably be slow going through a bunch of teas like that… and something that tasted like stinky toes… Yikes! Did you spit it out??

Angrboda

That’s my approach as well. If someone sends me something with a known dislike in it, I’ll still try it so I can attempt to write about it. Sometimes I even get surprised!

Sil

angrboda – YEs! it’s fun!

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oopsy..had this logged under the wrong tea but luckily i found it! this was from terri in the BBB’s most recent trip and i need to keep drinking it! this one was really enjoyable today as i worked on mini things in the morning. I’ve found that teas like this, that are smooth and delicious and not quite bold and malty enough to make me focus on them, let me get lots of work done. I think i like the one from the other day just a touch more, but this was still really enjoyable! thanks terri!

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drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
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i have not been successfull lately with wok in drinking up my teas, so i’m trrrrying to take out some of the teas that i’ve been hoarding and drink them up as treats to incent me to go to work. Today it was this tea… get up and go to work sil…you can have caramel deliciousness…no i know the bed is safe and far away from the whiney people but you can do it…and so i did.

I’m not sure that this is my FAAAAAVOURITE caramel/toffee tea but it IS pretty good. And still enjoyable…and i should probably compare this one and TeaG’s version soon…together…even if they’re not quite the same thing. :)

whatshesaid

I’d love to see your comparison!

Sil

i’ll try to keep that in mind.. this one has toffee of course but they’re close-ish lol i wish i’d thought to send this one to you too… or did i ? lol

MissB

I’m pretty sure whatshesaid has some on its way from me. :P I need to compare TG’s as well… trying to remember if I even have any still. Ha! (No, no sending me some, I have more than enough — just cracked 399 in my cupboard today).

whatshesaid

You did, Sil! Hehe
S’ok because I enjoyed it :)

Sil

oh i’m so glad i sent it LOL

whatshesaid

I definitely am! ;)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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soooo i’ve had that awful song by uh… those girls… stuck in my head all day… “i don’t caaaare…….. i love it!” irritating at best. Work is killing me, i never see my other half except for scarfing down food when i get home late…and uh i’m still behind in catching up with the FIVE projects that got put on me when someone else “quit.” On the plus side i have about 3 more weeks to try and get caught up before anyone notices that I haven’t got a sweet mother loving clue what’s going on haha. In between that i’m also apparently the one who is responsible for all customer facing presentations, being the go to person for all other areas we work with, and they put me in charge of all “migrations” for the year…while also being on other ppl’s projects and being the us and canada sales and marketing person and the small business segment lead…

anyone wanna talk banking? no really..if you’re in the chicago area…looking for a job…pm me…have i got a deal for you! giggling

sooo anyway…on days like today, before days like tomorrow, i need good tea. So today i pulled out this one..i’m on my last few cups and it’s scary…. it was exactly what i needed this morning when the subway decided it was not having anything of getting me to work on time..which meant of course i missed out on my hour of productivity before people come in to the office lol. GOOD TIMES!….

…but i don’t caaaare..i love it!

Christina

Aw, too bad that job isn’t in Toronto. I’ve worked with banks doing content mgmt stuff.

yyz

Sil,I certainly hope that they appreciate you! I have had jobs with really crazy work hours and commitments, but at least I would usually have a month or two to sleep it off during shoulder season. Hope that the staffing situation improves and you get some time to yourself soon.

Sil

oh man….a month off… that would be amaaazing!

Christina…If i could moev to chicago and give you my position here i would hahaha

Kaylee

Huh. For some reason I thought you were a computer programmer.

Hope the workload lightens up soon!

Sil

Haha it’s ok kaylee…im on he the business side of things but I work a lot with technology…and have to participate in technology implementations and do testing and stuff so not weird you thought that :)

TheTeaFairy

Somehow, I can so relate to your job situation, lol. Hope things go back to normal for you soon, (whatever normal means…I know for me, normal isn’t normal at all!!!)

whatshesaid

Ohhhh I like what you did there, ending with that song you mentioned at the start of your review….clever ;)

Sil

haha more like spazzy – what she said :)

teafairy…someday. and as much as i complain, i’m also one of those people that THRIVES on crazy insanity…sooo it’s sometimes fun too especially when you kick ass, take names, and get shit done that other ppl couldn’t!

TheTeaFairy

Lol, no wonder we both work in the banking industry!!

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drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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nomity, nom nom…had a cup of this tonight and i am sooo happy with the dark, deep, roasty, caramel, delicious notes that it’s ALMOST enough to make up for the extended week i’m going to have, as if last week wasn’t bad enough…RELEASE WEEKEND! woot woot! incoming full day saturday of “suck.” and 4 more days to “enjoy” before we get there lol. good times!

Amariel

These orzo teas have me intrigued…

Cavocorax

Release weekend? :O You need to head back to BC and hide!

Sil

yeah… last one for a bit until July…but it’s going to be a long one. Plus testing tonight, and trying to catch up on things so i’m organised. 18+ hrs last week in OT….this week will be closer to 25 wheeeeeeeee!

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jump62359 sent this one my way and to be honest, i wasn’t sure what to expect. I brewed this one up tonight because gosh darnit, i’m having at least ONE cup of tea after i get home from work if it kills me…otherwise there’s no way i’m going to make my May goal! This one tastes sort of generically bland. If i concentrate hard i can sense that there is both oolong and puerh in here, but as far as flavour goes…it’s mostly “tea” flavoured. that being said, maybe that’s what grumy wizards are made of. On the whole, an average cup of tea. Glad i’ve tried it but no need to order :)

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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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