5945 Tasting Notes

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
5945 tasting notes

i need to keep working on using my little pot that i bought, so i figured today would be a good day to have a mini session in the kitchen while i wait on our friends. If nothing else, it’ll give me an excuse to show off my pot to non tea obsessed friends haha.

Ysaurella

did you already post a pic of this pot ? I missed it if so…would like to see it :)

boychik

You have to show off here :D

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88
drank White Night by Mandala Tea
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sipdown! the last of this is off to my tea sister terri to try :) i’ve been drinking this all morning while i get the house a little more tidy for friends who are coming over tonight. I’m hoping that i’ll have time to finish tidying up AND maybe make some chocolate chip cookies…now that it’s fall i just want to bake! haha I love this tea. It might be one of the very few white teas that i keep around in my cupboard. It’s got the right balance of sweetness to it and actually HAS flavour – something i find most white teas to be lacking in. OFten it’s just warm water to me when i drink other whites :) I also really like that i can continue to resteep this one and it lasts for a number of steepings :)

Hillel

Oooh, glad to hear it. I am drawn to white teas and got some of this in my recent Mandala order, but haven’t had a chance to taste it yet. Now I want to rush right home from work and fire up the gaiwan (though I should probably wait until my head cold clears to really appreciate it).

Sil

as someone who is more of a black/puerh lover, this one is tasty to me…though i know variaTEA tried it and found it to be tasteless lol so i hope for your sake it’s more like my experience! haha

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sipdown! but it will be back…soon :) i had this in the morning as my wake up tea with my everything bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese. Perfect start to the morning! I love this tea. Today i drank one cup normally – this is smokey with a bit of brightness to it, some hints of cedar… soo good. Added a splash of maple syrup to a second cup and it was even more delicious. I do love my smokey teas with a splash of maple! thanks again for sharing this one lala! happy to return the favour anytime!

boychik

perfect breakfast tea

Fjellrev

Whew, glad I didn’t grab this then. ;)

Sil

Hahaha. I can always send you a taste if you want my Swedish chef! When I get mine

Fjellrev

Thanks, but don’t worry about it! I don’t like smoky teas. I’m going to wait until they (hopefully?) have free/better shipping for Black Friday so I can get others. Is the Red Tailed Hawk at all smoky, in your opinion?

Sil

Nope. Not that I recall. It’s like a Darjeeling more than anything, but one I’ll drink. I can send you a sample if you want

Fjellrev

Ah ok, thanks for the offer! But seriously, I owe you tea more than anything else. I’m probably going to grab a three pack of their EG, Assam, and Red Tailed. Cavo was kind enough to send a sample of the Assam last year. :)

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83
drank Rocket Fuel by Adagio Teas
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Final tea of the evening – while settling in to watch some walking dead in honour of Halloween. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy this tea so it was a nice tea to revisit. I like that it’s clearly a rooibos but super uber fruity and not that woodsy sort of rooibos. We’ve got friends coming over for games tomorrow night, so that should be a lot of fun.

Final count: 80…made my goal after all, even though I didn’t get to drink tea most of september! Woot woot! Though I still have a few teas from April, so I still haven’t made it to my “6 month goal”

caile

Yay! :)

Tealizzy

Yay for walking dead!!!

Sil

ya we watch it on blu ray so we’re a season behind and that’s how i like it… i can watch 4 episodes in a row then take a break lol

Tealizzy

We do that too, but we’ve been tempted to buy the season pass on Xbox and watch the new season, cuz it’s such a great show!

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87
drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
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oooooh man. today this was sublime. maybe it was the two minute steep or the rainy day..but this was exactly what i wanted it to be today and more. love garrett;s teas! wish i could partake in the sale ending today :(

Matt Warren

It was also really tempting for me to partake in the Mandala sale! I had to remind myself that I had plenty of tea to enjoy and explore, some of which I’ve never even tried.

Sil

hehe i’m finally getting my cupboard under control so i’m trying to make small orders infrequently heh.

boychik

I got a lot of pu samples. By the time I try them they already sold out.

Sil

haha that’s part of why i want to get my pu samples under control…so that when i get more in, i try and and buy a cake right away hahaha i DID buy the one apricot cake you guys were happy with…

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drank Buttermilk Lemon by TeaGschwendner
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this one worked a little better today. I actually preferred it as it cooled, so maybe i’ll try this as a cold brew. I’m still not quite getting buttermilk but as i do like the base, i can see finishing this off. Not a reorder for me, and i’m glad to be getting the chance to share with a few folks :)

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89
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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hmmmmmmm..although this one has been in it’s tin, today it feels like the flavouring is a little weaker than it used to be. Maybe i didn’t get enough melon flowers in this cup lol. I’m almost out, but it was nice to revisit this one today on a gloomy, rainy afternoon!

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noms. at this rate i’ll be through all my WP teas in record time! I think i’ve been starved for new straight teas so these have been a welcome addition to my rotation. Not much to keep on saying about this one beyond the fact that it’s a great little tea full of delicious cocoa notes and a slight sweetness that makes me smile :)

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mmmmmm boychik sent this one my way and ive been saving it for a day when i could drink it all day long! :) Rather than take a long series of notes on this, i wanted to just sit and enjoy it. Overall impressions – this is a fantastic puerh! I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a great journey.

this was a bold, strong tea to begin with and lasted for maaaaaaany maaaany steeps. Initial steeps were sort of earthy but also sweet and smooth. i picked up leathery notes and what i guess i would call sort of citrusy? i think i’m going to have to track this one down and pick up a cake. thank you so much boychik. I’ve really loved some of these fantastic offerings you sent my way!

boychik

yay! its an excellent pu. i got it fr Aliexpress, cheaper than on ebay. and its very good seller, mrmpar approved. let me know if you want a link ;)

mrmopar

I like this one a lot Sil. I have 3. One for me , one for me..oh I said that, and one for the grand-son. He likes it as well.

Sil

boychik – may take you up on that in a few weeks. lol i’m trying to get through more of my puerh since i still have a lot of samples kicking around and want to get through those so i can start picking up cakes lol don’t tell my other half haha

boychik

Just now ups truck was passing by and my hubby says : “oh look mommy getting new tea”. The truck didn’t stop. I demanded an apology ;)

mrmopar

Sil if you ever need to know where to get any puerh let me know. I know most of the sellers.

Sil

boychik – hahahaha
mrmopar – i will likely take you up on that eventually. esp if it involves aliexpress…that place overwhelms me like nobody’s business

mrmopar

boychick, I bet you had it forwarded to a neighbor (:

boychik

I need to find someone, mrmopar :D

mrmopar

Don’t feel alone. I have a box stashed in between the couch cushions that I haven’t had a chance to move in the tea room yet.

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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i pulled this one out this afternoon as i wanted a bit of a break from some of the caffeine. I have a bunch of this but now that it’s moving in to fall, i tend to forget about my fruity teas. i really enjoy this one and i’m glad i picked up more of it. i always want to eat the giant cherries, though i haven’t yet succumbed heh

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