2946 Tasting Notes

Here’s another one from Sil, & this one is a real winner!!
This is a gold foil sample from Beijing Wuyutai.
OMG, this is awesome. Without a doubt, I’m pretty sure this one is a Jin Jun Mei, & it is SO delicious. I want MOAR!
Thanks Sil, you are an awesome tea sister!

Sil

gold foil..i didn’t thinki bought a wuyu gold foil… was it a mini tucho thingy? or a packet that was skinny and then fat at the end?

Sil

pssssssssst what’s your count! sheeeesh! i need to know if i have to buckle down for a night of non stop fun in the bathroom peeing! :)

Terri HarpLady

LOL, it’s one of those foil samples, this one is gold colored.
I don’t know what my count is, I guess I’d better count. I’ll post it with my next cup of tea :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I wanna know the count! I’ve been anxiously awaiting a winner all weekend! :-)

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The last of my sample from Garret. I’ve been sipping gongfu steepings of this in between other teas, & it is delicious! Thanks so much Garret. I’ll probably have to include some of this in my next Mandala order!

Garret

The pleasure is all mine, dear friend!!! Glad you enjoy this. We have a customer out in Connecticut who drinks this exclusively. He and his wife buy 4 cakes of it per month. But the stash is running down fast (for the cake anyway – still plenty of the loose blend left).

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Another one from Sil.
This is a very mild oolong with a buttery taste & creamy texture.
I wasn’t planning on liking it, but it’s actually quite tasty.
Thanks Sil!

Sil

haha this is one of the few milky oolong teas i like.

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drank Autumn Blend by PureAromaTea
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Another Sipdown from Sil!
This is a light & fruity ‘afternoon’ kind of tea. It does have a refreshing taste, & would probably make a good iced tea if the base was just a little stronger. At least that’s my opinion.

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I’d like to thank Angel & TeaVivre for their generosity in sending out samples to those of us who love tea, & I’d also like to commend them for the excellent quality of all of their teas (at least all of the ones I’ve tried so far).

I’m gradually getting more accustomed to white teas. I’ve learned to really watch the temperature of the water, as well as the quality of the water, & they don’t seem quite as bland as they used to, & although I’m certain they will never replace black tea as the love of my life, I enjoy a cup here & there. This one is quite tasty, with a thick tongue & a mild malto-meal kind of taste, with a little butter & soymilk. There’s just enough of a vegetal flavor to hint at split pea soup, & today I’m also picking up a hint of citrus. A lovely tea.
Sipdown!

gmathis

Malt-O-Meal is a great descriptive term—-especially for white teas (I’m right there with you—you really have to hunt for the taste.)

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Here’s a tea from the BBB Box, shared by Sil.
All I can really say about this is it’s interesting.
Most of the time, cherry flavor in teas translates to ‘cough syrup’, but in this rare instance, it doesn’t! This cherry really has a more natural kind of flavor to it, & the cup is dark, slightly earthy, & sweet. Not bad!

gmathis

It reminded me a little of good candy house cherry chocolates—not the 99-cent Walgreens kind, but the ones from the little local handmade store.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I can see that. The puerh is a little chocolatey.

Sil

the not cherry syrup is why i figured maaaaaybe you’d like it a little lol

Terri HarpLady

and you did good. :)
Not a tea I’d probably want again, but worth drinking, eh?

Sil

yep!

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I’ve got a slow start going today, in part because I slept in, & in part because I wanted to really savor that last Golden Fleece by drinking a number of resteeps until it was spent.

Next up was this Aged Sun Moon lake, which was part of a shared order with Sil from Taiwan Tea Crafts. Their teas are very interesting, & today is the last day of their sale, BTW.
http://www.taiwanteacrafts.com

So this tea is probably my least favorite of the ones we tried, but still an interesting one, tasty, & worth drinking. The flavors are very savory, like roasted root veggies, especially beets. It’s not what I expect a cup of tea to taste like, but still a decent cup.

Sil

Least favourite but very unique :)

Terri HarpLady

Definitely!

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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And it’s Day Three! The final day of Sil & Terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza & sipoff!! WooHoo! Let’s Drink some Tea!

I know Sil has already got a jump on the tea sipping this morning, as I just got out of bed! LOL
Regardless, I’m starting the day with a sad sipdown…sigh…I can’t believe I’ve run out of Golden Fleece, I stocked up pretty heavily the last time it was available, & seriously thought I’d never run out. But I have ;_;

So even though I’m suppose to be drinking teas like crazy, I’m starting with a cup full of nostalgia, including resteeps, so that I can really savor this lovely tea & all that it has to offer, and dream of it’s return.

GAME ON!

Sil

haha i’ll peter out eventually… though i have about 12 teas sitting on my table begging to be had…count right now is 231
(while i’m excited to be getting so close to 200, i know there are 13 teas going to be added to my cupboard on monday AND i have swaps incoming as well from a few people lol so it won’t last long.)

Stephanie

I feel I didn’t appreciate this tea till it was gone. Le sigh.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, Sil, I had this fantasy in my mind of actually getting down to 200 by tonight. There is no way that can happen, but I have a very large array of tea packets scattered across Tony’s table right now. :D

Sil

Wherever we land, at least we had fun. I have a snoring man in my house….driving me mental. Lol

Terri HarpLady

Yeah! Fun is the only real reason for existence!
snoring man…hehe…we’re sitting here watching the final Cardinals baseball game of the season. Until the postseason starts. I love my baseball team!

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My last tea of the day, I don’t need anymore caffeine, so I figured I’d give this one a try. I had a feeling it would be weak, so I used all 3 teabags that Sil sent me, & let them steep for awhile.

There isn’t really a lot of flavor here. It’s mildly sweet, & does kind of remind me of those very plain butter cookies.

This ends my tea drinking day. I’m at 237, which means Sil & I are currently tied in our crazy sipdown challenge. :)

Tea Sipper

hmm… three teabags sounds like cheating though! :D

Terri HarpLady

;ppppppp’"’"
Not at all! It took 3 bags to get enough flavor into the cup.
Also, they were the last 3 teabags, so there! :D

Sil

hahahaha

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I’m back at Tony’s. We’re watching Hell on Wheels. Next up is SNL.

This was one of the first Puerh teas I ever had, along with The Tea Spot’s Bolder Breakfast. Considering that this is in a bag, it’s really not bad, & definitely better than the cherry cough syrup tasting Shu I had a little while ago. It’s a smooth earthy tasting cup, a nice way to start drawing my day to a close.

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My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
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