4923 Tasting Notes

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this is one of my oldest teas at the moment – purchased last September. I ended up getting “extra” because of mishaps with my order but now i’m wishing that I hadn’t lol I mean i didn’t pay for it, so i could just get rid of it but that’s a waste considering i like this tea well enough :) Soooo i’m trying to drink this up at least once a week to work my way down. it’s an interesting vanilla, though i find i like it best when i mix it up with a more chocolatey blend :)

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drank Premium Taiwanese Assam by Butiki Teas
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VariaTEA reminded me that i had just enough of this left in my cupboard for a nice cup of tea today with it. So i pulled it out and drank it up! noms. Thank you Keychange for giving me more of this to tie me over until i place another butiki order :)

keychange

anytime yo!

VariaTEA

Cavo gave me a sample of this that I look forward to trying in the morning :).

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drank Queen Anne by Fortnum & Mason
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I had a cup of this a long time ago with my morning bagel. I’m less in love with this than i was with royal blend from F&M but it’s not a bad every day sort of tea. Only a few more sil sized cups of this left so i’ll enjoy it while i have it, but likely not a repurchase :)

whatshesaid

Is a Sil size huge or tiny?
Lol

Sil

um.. big :) Usually my cups are double/triple servings

whatshesaid

So when you drink massive amounts of sipdowns in one day, you’re having all of those in huge quantities? You must have so much energy from all that caffeine lol

Sil

if it’s sipdowns, they COULD be one cup samples…hard to say. and sadly caffeine doesn’t really affect me unless i haven’t eaten all day. So i could drink it all and go to bed lol

whatshesaid

I don’t find caffeine from tea affects me too much but coffee is another story! I drank like 7 cups of tea yesterday and I was feeling weird though

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jump62359 sent this one to me in our swap and it’s a tasty one! I love getting teas from local shops in swaps, since they don’t always have an online presence. This is a really tasty black. it’s not super bold but there’s no astringency and it has a smooth profile to it. It’s different from most of my black teas, being neither malty like some or fruity/juicy like my taiwanese blacks. It also resteeped well, allowing me to have a couple of cups in this very busy day. thanks for sharing this one! I feel like i have some digging to do to find out more about this tea haha

Anna

Go Gadget GO.

jump62359

I do really like this tea a lot! But I’m intrigued. The only information I can find on this is linked to their tea shoppe. The next time I visit, I’ll probably ask the owner about it or something :)
Glad you enjoyed this tea!

Sil

let me know what you find out heh

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drank Rhubarb Vanilla Ale by Butiki Teas
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sipdown! only a bajillion left to go. but hey…i’ve cracked 160? ugh. I really liked this one – bottom of the bag = lots of hoppy vanilla haha. Thanks for your fun teas stacy!

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for anyone obsessed with lupicia’s hawaii blends – there are 2 on sale onlnie right now.

that’s my public service announcement for today because mostly people just suck. lol I’m having a cup of this tonight before bed because it’s tart and juicy and delicious. Now that i have a bit more of this from bayswater, i get to play with it more. it’s not super chili enough but it’s tangy and zippy and can i get a whoop whoop…yeah i dunno.. lol

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drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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as i’ve had this one, its become less and less appealing to me, thus proving to me once again that 52 teas suffer a little in my world. it’s not bad, but the flavouring has waned such that it’s become even less of an orangesicle tea than it was the first time i had it and was only left for wanting a little more. Now i want a lot more. Dropping the rating a little since it hasn’t stood up to time – and this one isn’t that old!

Terri HarpLady

this one doesn’t appeal to me at all :p

Sil

hahaha

Amariel

I still want to try this again since I messed up my one serving sample.

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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I should probably stop picking this tea up. Not because it’s a bad tea but when you’ve got a stupidly long list of amazing teas from Stacy, at some point, SOME of them need to fall off the list. IE. it’s a fantastic tea! but there are 10 more amazing, incredible teas that i love EVEN MORE from stacy, that this one is just not amazing enough haha. or at least only enough to get every few months. I enjoyed the sweetness of this cup compared to the other 2 teas i drank at work today. It was a good contrast to them and made me enjoy this even more today. Sadly, it’s almost gone…but that means room for more stacy teas! woot woot!

Cavocorax

Yeah, I totally know that feeling! How do you narrow down the very best?

VariaTEA

If I were, hypothetically, thinking about branching out into straight black teas, which of Stacy’s would you recommend the most? Just out of curiosity.

Sil

VariaTEA – what are some blacks that you have liked of the few you’ve tried? Sort of depends on what you’ve found “drinkable” in the past :) (from other companies)

VariaTEA

So far I have really enjoyed Yezi’s Jin Pin and Taiwan Tea Craft’s Sun Moon Lake Assam

Sil

So i’d try the PTA (premium taiwanese assam…) personally i prefer the NON upgraded version but they are both entirely different teas IMO.

I love black lotus as well…taiwanese mountain black you’d probably like given that you enjoyed sun moon lake..beyond that, i can send you samples or give you more input once i try all the new blacks that stacy has added… i haven’t had a chance to order them yet to try them all..i’m falling behind!

Terri HarpLady

Get with it, girl!

Cavocorax

VariaTEA – do you want to try some Mi Xian or Premium Taiwanese Assam? I have those!

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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nom nom nom. Had this again today but i forgot to add a splash of maple syrup to really kick things off with this tea. Delicious and just enough smokey goodness to make me happy!

Terri HarpLady

I need to drink some smokey tea tomorrow. It’s not like I don’t have any, I just don’t have any that are sipdown ready.

Sil

yeah. I need about 50 sipdowns this month if i place zero more orders and have no more swaps… not going to happen lol

Terri HarpLady

I need about 200 sipdowns this month!

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drank Cinnamon Cookie Puer by Lupicia
4923 tasting notes

mmmmm finally had the chance to bust this out today and it was a good thing tooo. 12 + hour days are the suck, but i guess the upside is OT pay? for moar tea? :) this one was just the pick me up that i needed halfway through the day. The puerh doesn’t take a back seat in this one, which is perfect for me, but might not be appealing to some others. There is a cookie like presence to this, combined with the puerh, which creates a really nice full bodied cup of delicious. glad i chanced it with this one!

Terri HarpLady

ooh…ahhh…sounds interesting!

Sil

lol it’s another flavoured tea silly…

Terri HarpLady

I know, but you make them sound good ;p

Amariel

It looks good! I hope to try this one soon! I love pu erh.

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