6485 Tasting Notes

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drank Raspberry Cocoa by Tippy's Tea
6485 tasting notes

Sample from Caocorax today, all i’m really getting from this one is cocoa with a hint of what might be raspberry if i concetrate a lot. I’m ok with that though, because raspberry seems to be a challenging flavour in teas for me as it often tastes artificial and not really raspberry like at all. Little more of this left which i’ll save for a non sick day, but this was tasty.

Kittenna

Sounds yummy. I’ll have to look in that envelope from Cavo to see what goodies I got – I haven’t had time yet!

Cavocorax

I think I sent the Tippy Teas to you as well, Kittenna! :D

Kittenna

Yeah – I was thinking so! Maybe I’ll look now (except I have like 15 teas on the shortlist to try. Ok that’s a lie – 25? 250? :( )

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79
drank Khongea Encore Assam by Butiki Teas
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My cupboard exploded yesterday, as i knew it would…and there’s more on the way. Back up to 162 with about 30? on the way haha. I opted to pull this one out earlier because i don’t want to try my new teas as i wasn’t sure if my tastebuds were having issues and i know this one is fairly safe as far as that goes. A lovely cup this morning in between sleeps :)

Kittenna

I think I bought this and haven’t yet tried it. Bad.

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i’m sick. ugh. I finally succumbed to whatever’s been going around and today my head is going to explode, i have a cough and my sinuses are messed up. So i’m taking it easy today. I started the day with a cold brew of this one – as always steeped half in apple juice overnight. Delicious and just the thing for this morning.

DeliriumsFrogs

I hope you feel better! :( I’m ‘liking’ you note, but very much NOT liking that you’re feeling awful.

looseTman

That sucks! I feel your pain. Me too, a cold w/body aches.
“Drink plenty of fluids.” – Another reason to drink MORE tea!

OMGsrsly

Naps! Have many naps. :)

Kittenna

Nooooooooooo! Feel better! I’m still struggling with a bit of something in my lungs (3 weeks now, ugh), but am much improved. I hope this is short-lived for you :)

Nichole

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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so confession time. i DID enjoy adagio’s vanilla oolong when i was in the chicago store. Just not enough to buy any. This is another form cavocorax and it’s a much better blend. I think non black fan blends do it for me more than black fan blends. I like this sort of smokey, vanilla thing it’s got going on…but of course it makes me want to try it with something like mandala’s wilver buds + vanilla and then maybe a little cacao? haha i need to write ideas down… on the whole…not a bad cup but nothing i need to repeat! :) thanks cavo!

Final Count: 141 after a partial add to my cupboard…this will go up tomorrow!

Anlina

The name of this tea kind of hurts my brain.

Cavocorax

Confession: I bought this tea PURELY bc of the name (and the pairing). And snowbud sounded angelic and delicate, which is about as tenuous as the relationship implied. (Why do angels have gender anyway. HARRUMPH)

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tea from cavocorax i might be trying to sneak in some easy sipdowns today before we head off to winterlicious tonight. I caved and ordered 3 puerhs today from streetshop88 which means i’m in even more trouble as far as my cupboard goes. On the upside, they likely won’t be getting here anytime soon LOL

This is a tea that i can get behind in theory… it’s making me want to bust out my non existant blending skills and make a smokey, orange, vanilla tea. Sadly this is an adagio blend so it smells like orange and smoke and delicious..and then tastes like 99% of every other black based adagio fan blend. blech. :( At least i tried..and it HAS given me inspiration!! so still a win in my books!

Cavocorax

Haha. Well, that’s something!
I love that Shmiracles created this after reading a story that was the most angst-ridden and painful love story I’d encountered when reading fic. And so I can suffer a little each time. :P You can’t put a price on that!

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75
drank Cafe Caramel Pu-erh by Lemon Lily
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Cavocorax and i split this one at the tea festival. As i was pulling this one out to brew it, i realised that there was a bunch of granules in the bag that i hadn’t remembered seeing when we divided the bag. When i looked at the ingredients though, i suspect that these are the palm sugar. i brewed this up anyway, though as i suspected it’s a little too sweet for my tastes. I made it in latte form to add to the creaminess but the sugar is a little much. I may see if i can filter the sugar out of the bag. Cavo – if you try this and it could benefit from some sugar let me know hahaha.

Overall though, not a bad cup, and one i’ll likely to keep brewing as a latte. It’s a nice coffee/tea blend as far as coffee/tea blends go. I’m not the worlds largest fan of that sort of thing, but it’s a nice thing to have occasionally!

Cavocorax

LOL. Thanks for the warning!

Sil

personally i want the sugar gone.

leaf in hot water

I got this at the tea festival too! finding it hard to measure out the tea, beans, and sugar consistently, the difference in size is too much to keep things uniform.

Sil

i got rid of the sugar. it’s unnecessary

Indigobloom

I was curious about this one too but more because I really wanted to buy something from them to try and it was the only one that was a somewhat non standard tea (caffeinated). Ultimately not a good enough reason. Still, I’m glad to see it reviewed :)

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drank Pineapple Tea by Kwong sang Tea Company
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this is a weird tea. lol Another from MissB’s adventures and one i was curious given that most pineapple teas tend to be greeen/oolongs. this is… not a tea for me. it’s not at all like i want it to be when someone says pineapple..and there’s a weird spicy? note to this one that confuses the heck out of me lol. Still though, fun to try and maybe one of the girls will have better luck! lol

OMGsrsly

Ha! But the tin says:
Pine
Apple
TEA

OMGsrsly

So… pine and apple? Or pineapple?

Sil

probably pine and apple lol

MissB

Well, glad it wasn’t just me that right it was weird. Kinda kicking myself that I didn’t grab the kiwi version now.

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drank Not So Vanilla by Tippy's Tea
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cavocorax sent this one my way as it was on my list of teas to try. I can see how people are comparing this to WP’s GO. It’s very similar though different too. I can see keeping this one in my cupboard though, especially with the decline of the cad dollar. It’s a flavoured tea…not not on my ZOMG must have list…but this is a good vanilla tea. Quite nice. Thanks a bunch for sharing cavo!

Cavocorax

Glad you liked it! Stupid CDN dollar….

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oh dexter. can we buy more please? when you get to being allowed to buy more? I pulled this one out randomly today because i always try to take time for at least one puerh when i work from home because even if it gets busy, i generally have time for a few steeps in between meetings. Today i christened my new pot that i picked up from the tea festival with this one. I’ve only had a couple steeps so far, so more to come if life doesn’t get busy..but i really love this. It’s rich. i have no other way to describe it.

it’s smooth…and deep…and rich…and just downright satisfying.

sneaks over to ebay

OMGsrsly

We’re not allowed to buy more yet! Not yet! Soon, though. Sooooon the precious.

Sil

i might have just said eff it and bought a cake

Indigobloom

Gah. Puerh cake is the one thing I didn’t get a chance to buy this year at the festival (though I did grab a tiny oolong one). While I am on hiatus, this is the one thing I’ll allow myself an exception for heh

OMGsrsly

That oolong cake seems so neat!

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drank Dian Hong-Gold Buds-Premium by ESGREEN
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Another from dexter this one is a really smooth brew with lots of chocolate notes. This of course falls in to that comment dxter made a while back – about how many of a certain kind of tea do you really need? lol I quite enjoyed this one this morning and it makes me curious to try more es green teas if this is what they are selling. Thanks again for the sample dex!

OMGsrsly

Do you brew all these Western style?

Sil

depends on my mood. I always try to do a western brew because that’s how i take my travel mugs to work. if they don’t work via travel mug/western brew then it’s a harder choice to make in terms of keeping it in my cupboard.

OMGsrsly

Good idea. I’ll try half my samples gong fu and the other half western.

Sil

SO MANY TEAS!

OMGsrsly

Ugh I know.

OMGsrsly

65 that are 20g or less. That’s still 2-3 cups, unless I make GIANT MUGS.

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