3004 Tasting Notes

It’s been awhile since I drank this tea.
It’s not among my favorites.
It performs best in short steepings, so this morning I put about 5G in my little white lotus teapot, & although it’s not bad, there’s just some undefinable thing about it that I don’t really care for. The first sips are always wonderful, very malty & sweet. But then an undertone comes up that just doesn’t appeal to me after a couple of steepings. I still can’t quite define it, but there it is.

Bonnie

Funny that I like a good amount of leaf for a few minutes and add cream and splenda. It tastes like french fries dipped in chocolate milk shake (that’s what the guys at Happy Luckys said). Usually you and I like the same tea’s.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, we do tend to like a lot of the same things :)

Ysaurella

French Fries dipped in chocolate milk…oh lord ! During a minute a had the feeling of being in the kitchen of a crazy English chef !

Bonnie

You do have the crazy part right!

MsWhatsit

Wow, french fries dipped in a chocolate milkshake sounds awesome.

But I know what you mean, Terri. Sometimes it’s the little subtle flavors that can spoil the experience.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I just wish I could figure out what it IS!

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I can’t believe I’ve been away from Steepter all day!
I also can’t believe that I only drank 2 teas all day!
First up was Mandala’s “Keemun”, which is very tasty & satisfying. I steeped for 3 minutes, then resteeped for 5.
Then I gardened for awhile, & when I came in to teach I had Mandala’s “Long Life”, another tasty & satisfying tea. I followed the same steeping of 3 minutes, with a resteep of 5.

I had planned on drinking some oolong & some puer in the later part of the day, but I was hungry & I learned long ago that for the most part, it is best if I don’t drink tea on an empty stomach. By the time I had dinner, it was too late for tea.

Oh well, there’s always tomorrow!

TheTeaFairy

…and tomorrow is almost here, yay!

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drank Autumn Blend by PureAromaTea
3004 tasting notes

Another tea from Sil.
This is a pleasantly flavored tea with a mild fruitiness, some spice, & some florals as well. Although it isn’t something I’d crave or want to keep in my collection, it’s a worthy cup for today. The flavoring is light, as is the tea base.

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Everytime I drink this wonderful tea, I wonder, “how can a tea actually taste like this?”
Are they burying cacao nibs & toasted coconut in the soil around the tea plants? That might explain the wonderfully rich german chocolate cake complete with coconut frosting flavor.
Or maybe the soil where these plants are growing is just so perfect, & the person processing these leaves is just an amazing master of the art.
I’ll never know for sure, but the results is wonderful.

Cavocorax

Oooh. I’m so excited to try my sample – maybe today is the day!

Bonnie

That’s exactly what they do Terri, they bury German Chocolate cake instead of soya beans between the rows. Laoshan Village is really where Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is located too! (I’m silly!)

Sil

I miss this tea lol

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drank Kenya Milima by PureAromaTea
3004 tasting notes

Another tea from my dear friend Sil.
I enjoyed this rich full cup this morning in bed, but I don’t really have much to say by way of description. It’s nicely bold & tasty though.

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TheTeaFairy

sometimes, that’s all you need :-)

Terri HarpLady

I agree! :)

Sil

I miss my teas!!!

Terri HarpLady

Are you on your way home?

Sil

just got in the door. now to get organised for work tomorrow, unpack, and then figure out a possible teavivre order since i want those pearls on sale lol

Terri HarpLady

They’re on sale, you say?

Sil

Haha yes. Today only as part of the anniversary sale. I’m still not organized yet…thankfully a few more hours to figure it iut

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drank Summer blend by PureAromaTea
3004 tasting notes

Another tea from Sil.
I think these are the first teas I’ve sampled from PureAroma teas.
I love the aroma of this tea, and I do sometimes enjoy some florals in my teas, so that should come as no surprise. Flavor wise, it’s ok & drinkable, but near the end of the cup there was a less pleasant soapiness to the aftertaste. :p

Sil

Mmmmm soap…

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From my most recent ‘monster box’ from Sil, LOL.
First cup of the day, & it’s a rich & potent one. The only downside is a slight metallic flavor lingering around on my tongue. Breakfast will probably take care of that though.

JustJames

thinking of you terri as i take a second stab at american tea room’s brioche blend… first time was ghastly. ooh! not bad at all !! (this time i’ll review)

Terri HarpLady

:)
Glad to be able to inspire!

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Due to a recent shared order from the teaspot, I have plenty of this now!

Sil

I want! Want! Want!

Sil

Also on that note…5$ says ill be approaching 300 again when I get home and all my orders are out – ie. one more butiki order to place, possibly a verdant to try the new blends, our tea box, the teaspot order….uh was there more? Also TEB owes me a box someday, though I’m not fussed about when it gets here…

Terri HarpLady

Yep! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
I just realized, I didn’t mail the Box off today…sigh…

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This is SO GOOD!
I could sit around drinking this forever.
It’s so very rich, with a chocolatey fruitiness that is YUM!
I haven’t been drinking much in the way of oolongs or puerhs, as my taste buds weren’t working, the water in florida sucks, & I wasn’t really feeling very good anyway.
THAT’s OVER!
Even though I’m still congested, I can taste & smell enough now to totally appreciate my more nuanced teas, such as this one.
I don’t yet have a favorite wuyi oolong, but there are several contenders here, & this is definitely one of them!

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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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