7475 Tasting Notes

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drank Pina Colada by Tealish
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i just got “yes deared” by my other half. Trying to show him something by tilting my monitor… his response “nice!” me: you couldn’t even see that could you… him: shakes his head no. gee thanks DARLING. bah. this was my fruit tea today and still makes me happy. i can drink it hot or cold and it’s still a tasty cup!

Dexter

Ahhhhhh – settling into married life are we…. ;))

Fjellrev

Oh snap!

Sil

shush you lol

Terri HarpLady

The honeymoon is over? ;)

Sil

never!

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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this one is growing on me. the more i have it, the more i appreciate it. just a really nice vanilla tea.

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i needed this one today. 4 days work weeks are always a little long for me if the holiday is on monday. if it’s on the friday, no big deal lol. Best part about today? Starbucks petit vanilla bean scones are back. BOOYAH baby! for the longest time i’ve only been able to get them in the US…but they’re back. yay!

keychange

oh they sound amaaaaazing! must get one.

Terri HarpLady

You still have this tea? Wow! Talk about hoarding… ;)

Sil

Terri….you should know better. I was gifted recently with more :p

Sil

Key change – I love them….little bite sized snack of yum

Fjellrev

As if I needed another reason to eat moar carbs.

Sil

hahaha

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drank Ginger Lime by Bayswater Tea Co.
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all gone! because i can’t help myself…and because there was just enough for a delicious cup to enjoy this evening AND happened to get me to my sipdown goal for the long weekend hahaha 150 to 120! woot woot! go me!

Dexter

Yay good job – seems like you are almost ready for more samples. :)

Kristal

I’m almost at my goal of being below 30 :)

Sil

amazing! go you!

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did a shorter session with this one today and it was tasty. always nice to have enough to western brew and gonfu. This is a tasty one either way and i’m glad to have had the chance to drink it all up! noms!

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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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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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