2859 Tasting Notes

Sil Sample Sipdown
I’ve been hanging on to the last bit of this for awhile, & today was the day. This is my after breakfast tea, kind of a morning dessert, if you will, & I’m enjoying it, to be sure.

The dry leaf is lovely, with little flowers & kind of a purple-red cast to the leaf. Steeped, it is a nice fruity tasting blend. I’ve never drank Merlot, so I have no idea what it tastes like, but this makes for a tasty cup.

This is the first tea I’ve tried from Vintage TeaWorks, & if it is representative of their other teas, I hope to give them a try someday too. Thanks Sil :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Oh how I love this one! The others are GRAND as well!

Terri HarpLady

Good to know, T=B :)

Sil

YAY! glad you liked it. my ONLY problem with the teaworks was the large sizes when i haven’t tried them before. heh

Terri HarpLady

What, no sample sizes?

Sil

nopers…they package them in tubes like wine bottles – 3oz+ for the tea heh

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Each time I drink this tea, I find it a little more interesting.
Fruity & Floral, with a sort of muskiness to it that I can’t quite describe. This was my first cup of the day.

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Drew made a pot of this to go with his breakfast this morning, & I pilfered a cup from him. The main flavor is coconut, with hints of vanilla, maybe a little apple, & I’d like it better if the black base was stronger.

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I discovered today that this is even more awesome sweetened with a little Maple Syrup!!

Sil

silly woman…

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Oh yeah!
I just got home from shooting pool with Tony. I needed a cup of something like this!
This is tasty, with that rich resinous malty flavor & mouth that I love so well, essence of chocolate & a bit of an aged almost shu-like flavor.
Big Thanks to TastyBrew for this one :)

Sil

glad i saw this..was about to put some in for you to try

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A tasty tea from TastyBrew!
I love the description of this tea: sweet, spice, & leather with a hint of smoke. I’ll add that it has that resinous tongue-thickening sensation as well. Thanks Tasty!

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drank Congou Keemun by Butiki Teas
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Happy Birthday USA!
My first cup of the day, which I’m thoroughly enjoying. I think each time I drink this tea I enjoy it a little more, as it really is loaded with nuance: malt, floral, incense, coriander, peat moss, shroom, brown sugar, plum, & even a little chocolate as it cools down. There are no trumpets blaring or tubas here, just the smooth sound/ taste of a woodwind quartet & some low strings, a soothing concert in the Fairie Wood. I’ve reviewed this several times, including writing a song. A pleasant earthy cup.

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drank Pu Erh Poe by Adagio Teas
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Sipdown (uh…304 I think)
I bought this in a sampler months ago. It’s not bad. There is a slight fishiness to it, but it is otherwise lightly sweet & earthy. I have enjoyed much tastier Shu’s, but I’m trying to work my way through my list, & this one was next alphabetically (by brand). And now it’s gone.
For good.

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drank Dan Cong by thepuriTea
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I started sipping on this earlier, Gongfu style, using 5G of tea to 4oz water. I did one rinse, which I sipped but discarded, as it was weak.
The dry leaf smells wonderful! Roasted Stone Fruit, raspberries, a hint of dark chocolate.
The wet leaf also has a very sweet & fruity aroma.
The initial flavors on this tea, however, were more like wood smoke or a woody incense. There is also a flavor of roasted nuts, predominantly hazelnut I would say, & a little bitterness. The fruit was there, but more in the background. Gradually those initial flavors subsided, making way for more of a sweet & subtle stone fruit taste.
I think I might try doing a cold brew with this, to see if the fruitiness becomes more prominent, although I enjoyed it as is.

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A lovely cup of green!
I would probably write another Haiku to this tea, but I’m getting ready to go look at a house with Tony. That doesn’t actually mean we’re finally moving in together (after 13 years of each owning houses 5 minutes apart), but we are leaning more in that direction, & are both very interested in this house, as it appears to have the features we want, & it’s in the neighborhood we want to live in (which I already live in.)
To be continued…

Lala

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter just bought houses side by side that connected through a balcony or something like that. They didn’t have to live with each other but didn’t have to live apart. Ha ha. A great idea I think.

Good luck!

Terri HarpLady

It IS a great idea!
When I got divorced 17 years ago, my ex bought the house next door, which would have been fine except he was a drunk & felt like he should be able to just walk in any time. Hence, I sold that house & moved to the current house.
The house we looked at today is Beautiful, BTW, especially the master bedroom. It’s on the south side of the house, 2nd floor, with 9 windows, built in his & hers closets & dresser drawers, 2 window seats, etc. Nice front porch, lovely yard. The kitchen is kind of small, but there is a spacious dining room. There’s a lot of really nice features, but no garage (but plenty of room to add one). It’s stucco over frame, & the stucco is in need of repair, plus the whole thing needs painted & most of the windows are original (house built in 1890). We went to tea afterwards, & if we were to get it the first thing he’d plan to do is replace all the windows, add vinyl siding, & build a garage. Whew!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

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!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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