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1399 Tasting Notes

drank Neptune by Lupicia
1399 tasting notes

This is another sample from Kat_Maria! Sadly, I’m not getting much from it right now, but maybe I need to steep it a bit longer! I’ll rate it when I try it again.

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Ok, so I’ve had enough of this tea. It’s over a year old and the worst offender on my rotation because I had so much of it to sipdown. Enough! For the last 2 weeks I’ve had a heaping cup of this every day, with a bit of maple agave and a dash of milk to entice me to drink it (and… yes, enjoy it!), and now I’ve got maybe half an oz left!!!

It’s a good tea – pretty much the only one from Murchie’s that I’d drink consistently, but I had 6 oz of this to start with! I never swapped it out either because I didn’t want the smoke smell to contaminate the other teas!

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And this is my evening tea, courtesy of Roswell Strange! :D
It’s chocolate and bananas and it’s really great and relaxing. It looks a little oily on the top but that’s not an issue as the tea itself tastes quite nice. Sweet! Like melted bananas and butter and chocolate – not healthy – so good!

Courtney

I also enjoyed this one thanks to Roswell Strange :)

Hello.Kiki

mmm, sounds delicious!

Sil

Better than lupicias? The same?

Cavocorax

I don’t think I’ve had Lupicias? Quick! Let’s place an order so I can find out! Mwahahaha.
(Oh god, no….)

Cavocorax

Oh wait. You mean Banana Chocolate. Of course you do. :P Yeah, I like that one more than the Tea Desire one. Both were good, but Lupicia’s isn’t so oily.

VariaTEA

Sil, I far preferred Banane Chocolate to this one but then again, I find this one too sweet for me.

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So good. This tea. It’s just so good.

Thank you Sil!

Dag Wedin

Oh Imperial Dian Hong! Truly fit for royalty :)

Sil

This is the one that I loved, loved, loved from yunnan….I think there’s another too

Cavocorax

I was really happy with it. Drank 2 huge cups. :D I probably should have added more details to my review, but at least my spreadsheets says YES under buy. :D

Dag Wedin

^^ The new harvest should be availible any time now :)

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drank Mocha Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1399 tasting notes

Here’s one from Roswell Strange! Thank you – I’d heard good things about this one and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s definitely more chocolate than coffee, but the coffee lingers in the aftertaste. It’s very nice. :D

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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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Thank you Kat_Maria for letting me try this!

I drank Nina’s Japon last night and this morning and this is the perfect cup for comparison purposes. I expected them to be similar, and they are, but they’re not quite comparable. This one is less complicated – just caramel, slightly creamy caramel, with dense grassy green tea. It’s quite good, but I’d probably go back to Nina’s if I had to pick just one.
Preparation
2 min, 15 sec

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drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1399 tasting notes

Thank you Roswell Strange. Thank you.

I forget how much I love this tea because I drink it so rarely but it’s… amazing. It’s just what I needed after a stressful day at work. I’m on my second steep and I’m getting ready to pick the mulberries out so I can eat them.

And I take it back – Rivertea’s Mulberry White is good, but it’s not creamy coconutty like this. It’s good but it’s a different animal. I probably want both around.

VariaTEA

After getting 10 grams multiple times when I went into DAVIDs, I finally caved and just bought 50 g

Cavocorax

Makes sense! I’m hoping to get enough points with their loyalty program that I can redeem it on this one.

Amariel

It is soo good, and I just know I’m gonna need to get more soon.

Roswell Strange

I’m almost out too :P Of this and Mulberrry White – and I need both around! Saw this on your shopping list though, and I didn’t mind sharing what I do have :)

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
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It’s been too long since I had it and now that my samples are getting sipped down sorta nicely, I’m ready to enjoy my newest teas.

Yes. OMG. This is as good as I remembered.

Amariel

SO GOOD

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I’m not going to lie. I chose this tea because I was thinking about Dean, and then realized I had a SPN tea for Dean! (Well for Destiel, but… but… what’s Dean without Cas? :O Let’s hope I never find out).

Anyway, I watched Catching Fire on Monday and it made me think that about how Dean and Katniss are both stubborn pigheaded dicks who are determined to die so that their siblings can live. Or others who work their way into that ‘honoroured’ position like Peeta did. (And probably Cas). Anyway, could you imagine if Dean and Katniss existed in an AU and were each others codependent weakness?

They’d be pushing each other out of the way so they could jump directly into whatever possible danger there was. They’d probably do more damage to each other with all the pushing than the actual thread could have.

And that’s my tea note for today. :P (so far at least)

Anna

Oh, Dean. I Understand you, I really do. True Understand. So let’s be really thankful I have no siblings.

221tea

I would read it. LOL

Cavocorax

I wonder if it already exists?
/dashes off to AO3/

And note to self – do not mess with anything Anna holds dearly…

Cavocorax

This isn’t quite what I meant, but it does have Katniss AND Dean facing off in the Hunger Games: https://archiveofourown.org/works/1085422. Too bad it’s a WIP.

221tea

LOLOL. I try to avoid WIP’s…been burned too many times.

Cavocorax

Yeah, I hear you. I’ve slowly learned that lesson! But I’m happy that someone else took the Dean/Katniss comparison and ran with it, at least for a bit.

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I opened this up so I could send a bit on to 221Tea so I could introduce her to the dark/addictive side of adagio fandom teas, and realized I should have a cup too because I couldn’t remember it. I like it. It’s still good!

It’s a complicated mess of flavours that work out well, much like the complicated mess of feelings of Sherlock returning to John. Oh, but there’s something about Mary…

221tea

I have received so much tea generosity in the past two days it is almost overwhelming! Kinda like this tea apparently! I can’t wait to try it! You rock my socks off.

Roswell Strange

Steepster people are overwhelmingly generous! Maybe even too generous ;) For a while I was unemployed and had dollars to my name (like literally, I think three bucks at the lowest point) and all the awesome people here shared samples with me when there was no way I could possibly return the favour (Cavo included). Now that I’m working full time, I’m just now starting to swap again – and I’m trying to start with all the amazing people who were so generous with me!

221tea

Cavo has been so encouraging since the beginning and she is taking a chance on a noob with a tea swap, I am SO freakin’ excited!!! Roswell, your “likes” mean the world to me…it helps to know someone is checking out my reviews! I am interested in exploring Matcha…you make it seem fun…when I get home tonight I’ll send you a private message if that’s ok? I have some questions!

Roswell Strange

Sorry that I’m just now seeing this – I only got home from work a little while ago. But absolutely feel free to message me – I’ll try to answer things as best I can!

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

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1-50: Bleh.
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65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
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