4726 Tasting Notes

drank Ginseng Oolong by Single Origin Teas
4726 tasting notes
On the whole i don’t like green oolongs much. this one is no exception…and is made harder by the fact that i feel like i’ve brewed up a nice cup of rabbit turds. seriously… or hamster turds…think small rodent who eats green things. and sadly… that’s really all i can focus on. lol sooo the rest of this is off to a better home. thanks for sending this our way awkward soul… i’m always up for trying new things…even turd like things :)
Cavocorax

OMG. Are you trying to wreck oolongs for the rest of us?

Sil

it’s not all oolongs…but THIS ONE…looks like rabbit turds. you’ll see…they look different.

Terri HarpLady

hahahahahahahahah, you’re just making my day here, I’m literally laughing out loud! I DO know what you mean, because this tea looks strange, just like you say :)

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drank Scottish Morn by Harney & Sons
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Keychange sent some of this my way, which is great since there are a great many H&S teas that i haven’t yet tried. On the whole, my impression of them as a company is that they have teas that are just above midrange in terms of quality, and are reasonably priced – esp if you get more than a sample size. Downside is there ridiculous shipping costs to canada, but i have a tea mule so i shouldn’t complain.

I picked this one today as i woke up stupidly early and needed something to get me going right away. This is a strong, bold, brisk cup of tea – likely something that i should have added milk/sugar to, but i just can’t seem to bring myself to do it…EVEN in cases where that’s kinda how the tea was supposed to be drunk :) On the whole i am quite enjoying this – it’s a good kick in the pants sort of tea :) thanks keychange!

keychange

I found this to be way too strong/tannic, so I’m glad that on the whole you’re finding it ok.

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Last cup of this! I’m still not sure if i want to pick up a tin of this. On one hand it’s a really nice cup of tea – smooth, comforting, unobtrusive. On the other hand, there are cups i’ve had that were more flavourful and more of a WOW cup of tea. But sometimes all you want is a good cup of relaxing tea that doesn’t demand your attention. hmmmm

Dexter

I agree – I’m on the fence about this one too….

Cavocorax

I realize this shows how completely shallow I am, but if I liked the design on the tin more, it would be an easier choice…

Sil

see i like the horse head…something about it appeals to my ridiculous self

Terri HarpLady

And the little plastic horse head finger puppet they sent is my tea mascot, at least for now, LOL

Terri HarpLady

BTW, I just looked & “Spring Keemun” is officially on the the Damn Fine Tea site…just thought you’d like to know!

Terri HarpLady

AND I ordered it!

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drank Banane Chocolate by Lupicia
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Asante sana squash banana…yep good ol’ rafiki.

i cannot WAIT to go see the Lion King musical again…at least i hope we make it. So good… just like this tea. not so much chocolate, but delicious banana goodness, even after it was cold-ish

Final Count: 187

Fjellrev

Disney is pwning you hardcore right now.

Fjellrev

God I miss the fjords. Disney = crafty. That is so tempting!

Sil

they have some 7 night etc… advance sale for gold members starts tomorrow so i may call to get pricing… an excuse to go to england/france too after the cruise. but official pricing and everything will be up in 2 days

Fjellrev

Nice, I was wondering about that. My mom may actually be interested in that. That’s awesome they’re hitting up the Faroes too.

Sil

i’m thinking.. PRE wedding honeymoon cruise…that’;s a thing right?

Fjellrev

YES IT IS. No need to think twice here.

VariaTEA

Aww I miss Disney cruises. I went on one a few summer’s back and it was fun times.

ifjuly

this is one of my fave ’naner teas!

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this tea makes me happy. unresponsive companies on FB does not. If you’re going to have a presence on social media…that means you need to have a presence/respond to ppl. ESPECIALLY if there are questions on your FB and then you come back to your page, make a post, update pics..that means ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THERE WHILE YOU’RE AT IT! sheesh….

Cavocorax

Ha. I logged on to see if I could see your question, but I didn’t. Maybe I was looking at the wrong company. :P

Sil

haha there are a few companies out there that this drives me nuts over.

Cavocorax

Well it’s a valid complaint. You’re either there, or you’re not. And if you’re not,you’re actually making your company look worse than the advertising helps…

Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea

Hi Sil! What was your question? I can’t seem to find it in our Facebook Machine. I’m over 40 so that might be the issue. ; )

Sil

haha sorry for the confusion (damn fine tea) you guys have been awesome….i was just mindlessly ranting about other companies :)

Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea

Whew! I was going to go buy a new computer. “The Facebook in this one is broken.” ; )

Sil

hahaha i’m super excited about the new keemun. i think i have 4-5 tins i want to buy asap!

Cavocorax

Me too! Too bad you guys weren’t in Canada!
(I had to laugh at the facebook comment. You guys are great.)

Sil

oh for a free shipping promo to canada ‘cause we’re awesome haha

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sad panda…i had this at like 6am today and it’s well after 10pm…know what i don’t remember? this tea….beyond it was good and i drank it all up….whoops!

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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i was in need of a kick in the pants this morning. I turned this in to a latte and let it steep for like 20 mins. lol it was good. one more cup of this and then it’s gone… but so many more mandala teas to get through before an order can be placed!

Garret

Or was it a "cha"tte? Oh yeahhhhh!!!! Just secured all of the material for a new ripe pressing. Spring 2012 and spring 2013 material all ripened in 2013. Had the whole lot tested – clean as a whistle. I am super excited about the new tea. I am pressing 100 gram cakes and our very first mini-tuo with it, as well. 10,000 mini-tuos that will be the best mini tuo in the west :) Can’t wait to have you try it!

I’ll have to try the Special Dark all western style like you just did. I hope it was the kick you needed.

Terri HarpLady

Special dark minis? You know I’m gonna want some of those!

Stephanie

Gasp! Minis! Squee!

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thanks cavo! I figured i should try and manage at least one sipdown today in addition to my black tea morning sipdown so i chose this one because it was a green/white blend and i was already boiling the kettle for creamy eggnog lol I wish i was up for more tea drinking tonight but i’m about ready to crawl in to bed for a good night’s sleep. This was an interesting tea for me. I say interesting but mostly it means that i wanted this to be a black tea with this flavouring..but a black NON adagio blend lol

and that’s as explainy as i get tonight… now it’s time for a small glass of coconut rum and coke before bed…and no no the coke won’t keep me up..and the rum will help me sleep lol

Final Count: 188

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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yay for tea… had this before dinner as i was on my own tonight and needed a pick me up. i have to remember to drink my green teas faster…i have a tendency to forget about them as they’re not first on my list of things to drink most days.

Amariel

I’ve thought about trying this one, but I just don’t like eggnog. It took me years to realize I didn’t really like it. :(

Sil

I hate eggnog lol

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as i mentioned earlier, today was more about drinking up older teas than worrying about sipdowns. i adore this tea and sadly, i have maybe 2 cups left. but after an evening of little sleep, this was exactly what i wanted and needed this morning.

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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.

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