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drank Irish Cream by Shanti Tea
1397 tasting notes

My first Irish Cream! After smelling it I was pretty eager to give it a try. It’s not really an afternoon tea though – it’d be better suited as “slap-me-in-the-face-to-wake-me-up morning tea”.

I love how strong the aroma is. Malty, and creamy. When I sip it, I find it to be a little astringent, but not undrinkably so (thankfully because I can be a wimp that way). Mostly I’m getting astringent malt in each sip, with a creamy finish and some earthy notes.

I would never have bought this on my own (although I shouldn’t really let $9 shipping deter me as that’s starting to be the standard with the new US rates too) so I’m happy I was given this. I need teas to be dropped in my lap otherwise I might miss out on something wonderful.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

the next time i head to ottawa (i’ll likely post something in my tasting notes) feel free to bug me about an order. Id be happy to split an order with you and mail yours out to you to save on shipping/quantity of tea. My parents are still in Ottawa so i should get out there at least twice a year…though they’d prefer every bloody weekend haha

Kittenna

Agreed – definitely more of a morning tea! I enjoyed it though, in spite of the astringency. Hoping that knocking off 30s helps.

Cavocorax

Thanks for the offer! If I have any tea monies available I will definitely consider it.

I think that if I moved to Toronto it would be a awesome (terrible) thing because I could combine for more orders and arrange swaps. Seems like there are a lot of you guys out that way. :P

Sil

please move to toronto! we need more friends to split orders with hahaha. It’s a bit of good and bad. we place a few more orders than we might individualls but we spend less overall and don’t often have to buy 50g/2oz to ourselves. so i know at least i really love basically getting to have lots and lots of samples!

Cavocorax

Haha. Good to know! I’ll be sure to let you guys know when we know we have to move. Tea people is one of the benefits to such a big (for me) move.

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Sil

the next time i head to ottawa (i’ll likely post something in my tasting notes) feel free to bug me about an order. Id be happy to split an order with you and mail yours out to you to save on shipping/quantity of tea. My parents are still in Ottawa so i should get out there at least twice a year…though they’d prefer every bloody weekend haha

Kittenna

Agreed – definitely more of a morning tea! I enjoyed it though, in spite of the astringency. Hoping that knocking off 30s helps.

Cavocorax

Thanks for the offer! If I have any tea monies available I will definitely consider it.

I think that if I moved to Toronto it would be a awesome (terrible) thing because I could combine for more orders and arrange swaps. Seems like there are a lot of you guys out that way. :P

Sil

please move to toronto! we need more friends to split orders with hahaha. It’s a bit of good and bad. we place a few more orders than we might individualls but we spend less overall and don’t often have to buy 50g/2oz to ourselves. so i know at least i really love basically getting to have lots and lots of samples!

Cavocorax

Haha. Good to know! I’ll be sure to let you guys know when we know we have to move. Tea people is one of the benefits to such a big (for me) move.

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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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