4726 Tasting Notes

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mmmmm so funnily enough, i quite liked this one! There was something satisfyingly dark and deep and yummy about this one. I had a large cup of this while watching fringe with dinner and it was just. yes. apparently i’m having a good tea day today lol Thanks for sharing this one with me cavo!

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drank Tourbillon by Dammann Freres
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afternoon tea! this was a reasonable cup, though it’s not my favourite at all from DF. *shmiracles*was kind enough to send through a sample of this one and it was good for me to try it again and reaffirm that this one is just a little too floral for me to really have a party with it. :)

Sami Kelsh

Interesting! I’ve had this one in my shopping cart with Dammann for a while, so opinions good. Do I dare?

Sil

If you like your teas with a side of floral…you’ll probably like it. I figure this one isn’t the most amazing on the block though given that dinosara and i are usually in opposite camps in terms of teas.. she likes those green things.. i like the black lol but we’re both in sort of a not as loving this one as much as others mood when it comes to this tea

Sami Kelsh

Hmm. I feel like I had the impression from the description on the website that the floral wouldn’t really make a big difference, but if it does, I think I might pass on it – or at least not sink 6 euros into a bag. I like certain florals, but I was more interested in the other things happening in it. Oh well.

Sil

it’s not cloyingly floral… i’d dump the cup if it was.. but it’s floral enough that i’m like.. “move over..i’m trying to see the rest of the things in here!”

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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this was my other tea from this morning. I wanted something that was “flavoured” to go with my black teas…most mornings it’s 2 straight blacks + a flavoured in the mugs i take to work. This was just the right amount of flavour and spice and was the perfect accompaniment to the other tea this morning. I love steeping this one for close to 10 mins… When this is gone, i’ll have to pick up more…though i’ll likely get through my campfire blend first since they’re fairly similar, though this one has more depth to it from the addition of actual tea in it :)

Terri HarpLady

there is no more… (;_;)

At least not for now…I love this blend…sigh…

Sil

ack! don’t tell me that… maybe i can turn campfire into vanilla citrus by adding zhu rong lol

boychik

I can send it to you Terri. I’m not in love with this blend.

Terri HarpLady

I actually was thinking of try that!
Or maybe I’ll try adding a slice of orange & some vanilla bean to zhu rong…

Terri HarpLady

Seriously??? I would be thrilled! Of course, you’ll have to let me send something in return :)

boychik

Maybe you run out of something else too;) Take a look at my cupboard.

caile

Sil, I added some zhu rong my campfire blend and it was good, but I still like this one better. I snagged an ounce of this with my latest order but it’s all sold out now it seems.

Sil

Hopefully it’ll come back because I’m running very low and love this one

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drank Lord Petersham by The Devotea
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funnily enough, I didn’t realise that i’d had this tea before via someone’s amoda box :) So colour me surprised when i saw a rating there…which i’ve since upped! This was a fabulously strong yummy cup of tea today. So i was either really in the mood for it or my tastes have changed slightly. It looks like straight blacks are my thing with the devotea, rather than the flavoured :)

Robert Godden

Based on a limited survey, the whole of America likes it, Sil.
It is our top selling tea in the USA, but around #10 in Australia.

Sil

What’s the top unflavoured in Australia?

Robert Godden

It’s 1910, Sil. Also our new Queen Adelaide is doing well. And a few of the single origins. But 1910 is our third best seller here, way behind Aussie Ginger Chai and Lady Devotea.

Terri HarpLady

Queen Adelaide?
I think I’ll make a pot of 1910 to go with brekkie this morning…:)

Sil

oh nice. i have 1910 in my cupboard so i’ll have to explore that one

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drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
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I have been hoarding this tea..no longer! Today was 5 pearls for a 16oz travel mug and it was perfect. Seriously, i REALLY hope that Mandala is able to secure more of these in the future so that it doesn’t become like my beloved that i can’t bring myself to finish. :) Really though…these resteep well, and the chocolatey deliciousness of these are just awesome.

Dexter

I know – I’m hoarding it too….

Sami Kelsh

Man, these sound so good.

Sil

sami – my #1 favourite pearls.

Dexter

Agreed – the ones from Teavivre are really good – these are AMAZING!!!!

Sil

teavivre = #2! :)

Garret

I am working on it! In contact with my supplier and attempting to find out how much I would need to procure in order for him to make them for us!!

Sil

haha i know Garret…it’s just that every time i have a cup i’m reminded of how lovely these are :) only 3 cups left…

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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Another morning of this as a latte with a little bit of the vanilla tea from Tao added to it. Not my all time favourite latte, but it’s gotten me through the rest of this tin, so i’m not complaining! :)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Last cup of the evening before tucking for snuggles and a show…. still loving this one a lot, though i tend to forget i have it haha.

Final Count: 175 (yes..that’s right…35 more teas in 5 days… OR 2 sipdowns a day and then 30 on the weekend… i could do that…maybe? hahahaha)

Courtney

This one is a delight. I often forget I have it too.

keychange

snuggles are the best!

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drank Ginger & Lemon Myrtle by Lupicia
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second last cup of the evening. I wanted a few more cups but felt like today was one of those days the caffeine might get to me…even if just because i had a stupidly insane work day today. So i pulled this one out and again i’m remind of what a tasty tea this is…and even though it’s more lemon than ginger, it’s still a good time!

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drank Orzo by Lupicia
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nice…. I figured i really should try the original orzo, since i started with the caramel/honey one. I’ll also have to make sure i steal a cup of Kittenna’s strawberry orzo before she picks up her teas. :) I think i prefer soba from H&S for a normal cup of wheat sort of tea. However, the caramel/honey version of this is like a creamy cup of coffee for me and i love it. Normal orzo sits somehwere in between the two. I still love this cup, but it’s a little one dimensional…it’s like there’s something missing to push it over the edge to a wonderful cup of warm yum. still though? i’ll enjoy all of the rest of my cups…

VariaTEA

Have you tried Lupicia’s Pineapple Barley? That also sounded interesting.

Sil

i didn’t know it existed… either that or it was a tea bag haha. i tend to gloss over anything i can’t get loose.

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drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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WHOOOOO EEEEEEE! i love this ! hahaha I’m super glad MissB was kind enough to send me some…even if i think it was a ploy to give me a heart attack in terms of my cupboard numbers. Since i’m finding great success with Tea Gsweoriuweojsofns teas, i can see this being added to an order in the future. It wouldn’t be an every day tea, but this is a really nice spicier sort of delicious tea. I really like the want the fennel smells like, and i like that the tea isn’t just spicy. there are multiple flavours peaking out all over the place. Of course, that being said, i uh steeped this for a little long so i’m sure it’s MUCH more on the spicier side than most people would want bwahahahah oopsy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

sounds interesting!

OMGsrsly

SO GOOD, AMIRITE?!

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