7609 Tasting Notes

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i tried this one out today – i’m working on blending this with vanilla and it’s been sitting for a while now so i wanted to see if i need to do more with it. The smoke has for sure been smoothed out with the addition of the vanilla but it’s not nearly as vanilla-y as i want it to be. I kinda of also really wish i had caramel to add it it because smoked vanilla, caramel sounds delightful to me. Not a bad cup, but need to let it sit some more.

on that note…buttermilk biscuits + smoked rhubarb jam = best time ever!

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82

i’vev had this a couple times now and haven’t really landed on where i felt about it. today though? it’s bang on what i wanted it to be. A juicy, delicious tea. noms. thanks omgsrsly

Rasseru

Im the same. How did you brew it this time?

Sil

mmm 2 mins @ 185 if i remember right

Rasseru

Ok, ill have to try it with a bit less time next time. I was doing it 3 minutes and not quite feeling it

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92

sipping on this one today while i do some house work. I may have one more session left once i break down samples for Dexter and omgsrsly but then i’ll consider picking up a cake of this one once i get through more of my cupboard. It really is an enjoyably smooth shou.

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80
drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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I pulled this one out this morning since it’s been a while since i tried it. This always surprises me because it’s a ceylon. there are some chocolate notes in the baseline as well as a little bit of maltiness. Nothing compared to my other teas, but it makes this a really interesting tea especially because it’s different.

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80
drank Assam by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
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mmmmm when brewed properly this is a delicious cup. I continue to be a fan of JW teas.

Alyssa

Is it very astringent or malty or honey-like?

Sil

somewhere in the middle imo – if by honey like you’re thinking of a taiwanese assam

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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Another one from last night. This particular batch has a lot of cinnamon sticks, so i pulled a few out. The brew is slightly different than i’m used to – i think maybe this was from the bottom of the batch. Still though, it’s tasty and i still love it. Someday, i’ll get sick of it….but until then…bring it! :)

Final Count: 118

Nicole

You are dangerously close to being out of tea, you poor thing.

Sil

hahahaha hardly lol i was aiming for 50 by year end..

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92
drank Passage du Desir by August Uncommon Tea
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LOVE this tea. Seriously, chocolate goodness. I really want more of this. I love the chestnut flavouring – subtle enough to be present but not overpower the chocolate.

Fjellrev

Bookmarked their site now. Looks like an interesting company!

Sil

down side is, they’re basically limited edition teas… but i can send you a few samples anytime if you want to try a few first

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77
drank Kauai Cocktail by Art of Tea
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Warning, this is a strong tea – brewed hot it’s very strong and sugar is a requirement to take the edge off how strong it is. with just a little sugar, the brew smooths out and becomes a really nice juicy brew. I think brewed cold, you’d have the same problem – you’d need to add sugar. But otherwise i think this one is pretty decent.

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drank Strawberry Tea Cake Black Tea by 52teas
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Delicious strawberry black tea. A subtle strawberry but i love the black tea base that is being used now. It just works so much better.

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drank Boo-Berry Cotton Candy by 52teas
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Finished this up last night. I like the blueberry but the green tea base means this will never be an overwhelming favourite.

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