4875 Tasting Notes

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drank The Black Lotus by Butiki Teas
4875 tasting notes

I have been awful at writing tasting notes on vacation. I’m actually drinking more tea than I’m writing about but I have no desire to do much but sit in weave of my mountains and stare at the sea listening to the waves crashing…smelling that pacific air while the sea birds cackle….

Today was an amazing day. Sunny, warm….the perfect day to spend in Stanley park. We walked the sea wall, sat at the lighthouse and had lunch, relaxed on ether beaches, trekked through the forests, where I basked in that familiar smell of “mountain forest” that made me think of summers spent hiking trails….. We got a little sunburnt, and now we’re “home” relaxing on the balcony with a cider/beer cooking some fresh pasta from the market with delicious cheese from the market….best. Day. Ever. And tomorrow we’re probably going up to do someone more non city walking…. Let me tell you, we’re averaging anywhere from 12 to 35 km a day and it’s fantastic.

Oh the tea? It was the perfect accompaniment to watching the sun come up this morning….

gmathis

What are you doing online with a view like that???? ;)

Sil

Waiting for food to cook so ewe can eat on the balcony! Hahaha

Nicole

Sounds fabulous, if a bit more walking than I’d say makes for a fantastic vacation for me. :)

Suziqzer

Sounds amazing! I wouldn’t be spending much time with tasting notes either. Enjoy your time there!

Sil

Suzy- sooo good
Nicole – the walking keeps me sane, and is the only thing actually getting me to de- stress lol
Anna – I love ewe ;)

caile

What a lovely vacation! Enjoy!

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84
drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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Sipdown! Last cup of this sitting on tea balcony, watching the rain, the sea, my mountains…

Which is good because I bought 3 teas today with plans to buy more….

OMGsrsly

Only 3?! You show marvellous restraint. ;)

whatshesaid

Are you in BC now?

Marzipan

Sounds lovely?

Sil

Whatshesaid – yep until Saturday. 5 more days of walking and basking in he the glow of my mountains and the ocean….

Sil

Marzipan….best.time.ever.

Marzipan

I should stop commenting before caffeine. That was supposed to be a !

whatshesaid

Sounds awesome!

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74
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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Cup of tea while Ian naps :)

VariaTEA

Oh Sil, you really do have some of the best tasting notes :P

Sil

Yeah well when you’ve had it a bunch of times…and you’re exausted from walking for 7 hours after 6 hours of sleep….there’s little time to wax poetic about things

VariaTEA

Fair enough. Hope you are having a fun vacation :)

Amariel

Yeah, after writing notes a few times, I wonder if I even need to bother with another one…

Anna

Napping men should always be used as tea cosies.

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drank The Black Lotus by Butiki Teas
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One of just a couple teas I brought with me to Vancouver. I figure I’ll be picking up a few while I’m out here as well so I just needed morning teas. Hotels don’t do we’ll with teas. This was my first day tea for walking…so much walking. Such a good first day out here and it’s hardly even over!

MissB

Woot! It’s a beautiful city to explore. If you guys want/need any help, do let me know!

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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probably my last cup of tea for the day with travelling and such unless i get off the plane and MUST HAVE TEA…which is always a possibility. HOping i’ve got the right balance of tea that i’m bringing to be able to get through most of it before we come home. heh esp since i know i’ll be buying tea while there. I actually have one more cup of this that i’m bringing with me for a rainy day when i need some comfort.

Final Count: 140 (1 swap and a few purchases incoming – 10 to go…)

Courtney

I can’t wait to hear what you pick up!

Terri HarpLady

Where are you headed? Vancouver?

Sil

Yes Terri…my mountains and I are getting reacquainted

TheTeaFairy

Enjoy that beautiful country we are so lucky to live in Sil :-)

Sil

We left the hotel at 8am….back at 3pm. Such a good day, just relaxing now before going out again :)

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76
drank Queen Anne by Fortnum & Mason
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Dropping the rating of this one a little. This has a bit of bitterness in the background that i don’t find terribly appealing. it’s not a bad cup, but this strikes me as more of a milk and sugar cup of tea versus royal blend that i can drink straight – my preferred way of drinking tea.

Cavocorax

Yeah, I was not super impressed with this one. It’s ok, but it’s not like that other Queen tea that’s out there. :D

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85
drank Royal Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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yep like this one better than queen anne. This one is a smoother brew that’s not SUPER bold, but it’s got enough of a kick this morning for me to be really enjoying it.

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88
drank Chocolate & Strawberry Puer by Lupicia
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I DID IT! i finally had time to make this in latte form and let me tell you…not drinking it any other way. it’s like a creamy chocolate strawberry milkshake latte.. so neener neener!

TeaBrat

sounds tasty!

Amariel

Ooooh! Now I really want to try this one!!

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drank Cashew Turtle by 52teas
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another sipdown this morning and a tasty one at that. It was a nice flavoured tea to drink about the time i started to freak out about getting everything done….

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87
drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
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i found a sample of this from courtney this morning so it’s back in my cupboard for at least another cup haha. I picked this, mostly so i’d have a little sipdown when i get back. I’m sneaky like that mwahahahhaa

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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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