1700 Tasting Notes

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OMG. This tea!
CrowKettle reviewed it earlier and that inspired me to have a cup. It truly is liquid fudge. Soft and creamy, and very chocolately. My 2yo smelled it across the room and pushed up against me with her nose snuffling trying to figure it out, and then tried to grab the cup so she could gulp it down. It had cooled a bit so I gave her some and she was very wowed. :)

I made room for this on my flavoured tea shelf so that it now has its very own tin bc I want to keep this around. (http://oi57.tinypic.com/2iid20x.jpg – also thanks Sil again for the surprise tins!!!)

It’s just so good. And so is North Winds. And the only difference are the vanilla beans right? And an extra $3 an oz? Hmmm…. Hmmmmmmmmm.
Whatever. I want to keep both around! Hahah.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

There’s carefully hand-cut grade-A Madagascar vanilla beans, magic, love, and awesomeness in Golden Orchid…the vanilla and the magic are missing in North Winds ;)

whatshesaid

I would argue that North Winds is at least a little bit magical :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hmm, fair argument….

Okay, I admit…I add certified organic magic to all of my teas. So what, tell the FDA! What’s a little magic gonna hurt?! :D

Cavocorax

Hahah. I can totally taste the magic!!!

whatshesaid

Certified organic magic is acceptable so long as it’s officially disclosed on the list of ingredients :)

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92

I drank this first thing in the morning, and I’m enjoying the resteep of it now. It’s just so good. I’m tasting honeyed notes, and juicy fruits, and this tea is just so smooth and easy to drink. Even AFTER I sorta oversteeped this round by double what it should have been!

I worry sometimes about rating a tea to make sure that I know which ones to buy but really that’s a little dumb. I think anything I rate over 85 is guaranteed to make me happy and if I chose this tea over another TTC tea in an eventual order, it doesn’t mean I made the wrong choice. Not when they are ALL good choices. So, I’m just going to chill and focus on that.

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81
drank Hong Yun Black by Butiki Teas
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I steeped this twice today and rather enjoyed it but now that it’s gone I can’t remember what it was that made it so good.

Guess I’ll just have to buy more?

Courtney

I want to try this one, but it is so expensive! I am still contemplating adding it into my order though.

Cavocorax

I looked and yeah, it’s more expensive than I remember! I checked and it’s about the same as Taiwan Tea Crafts so I guess it’s just an A+ fancy tea. I’ll want to buy some eventually but I’ll save it for a sale!

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94

Woo! My verdant order arrived and I HAD to have a cup of this.

Actually – literally. It wouldn’t fit in the tin I wanted it in so I had to have a cup to make it work. Not that I minded. Not at all.

whatshesaid

Hehe, how much did you buy?!

Cavocorax

4 oz !! So I won’t need another Verdant order ANY TIME SOON. (Maybe by Nov?)

Cavocorax

(I actually spent a little more than I meant, but I had a coupon and I wanted free shipping!)

whatshesaid

Niiiccccccce.

Dexter

Yay your Verdant order came!!! (Mine is at the Stoney Creek Airpot?!? Where the hell is Stoney Creek? – estimated delivery 22Jul – UGG)

Cavocorax

Oh no Dexter! Maybe it’ll somehow get magically sorted out and delivered tomorrow? :O

Nxtdoor

Mine was here today also.

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88

Thank you Sil for sharing this one with me!

I’m really enjoying this as I sit in the office, blasiting this Angry Females playlist from 8tracks: http://8tracks.com/lifeofshi/angry-females-pump-up BOOM! Get stuff done!

So this tea is not roasty like I would have expected from ‘baked’ in the description. It’s green and fresh. Grassy? Also a little sweet. Yay! Thank you!

(208)

mj

You are the queen of motivational playlists

Cavocorax

Hahah. I’m just happy (and surprised) that someone else enjoys them too!

Cavocorax

(thanks)

mj

No, thank you :)

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77
drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! (209!)
And I just realized that these numbers show what my cupboard will be WITH my verdant order so that’s actually better than I thought! I might hit 200 this week! :D

I might miss this one but I’m not in a rush to pick it up. Glad I had it but I have lupicia’s Honeydew tea now!

Sil

yay!!!!

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drank 1989 Suncha Blend by Butiki Teas
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Yay. I managed another actual sipdown today – 212!
I tried this because Sil was interested in it and it made more sense to buy a ton of things and split them and try all the teas, then to try and decide WHICH Butiki teas to get. :P

It tastes very earthy, like a Puerh, like you would expect. I’m also getting Smoke and wood. Hmmmm. Interesting.

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drank Tuscan Sun by RiverTea
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This is a sampel Sil and I shared from our last order.
It was nice and light and summery; fruity and a little sweet, but mild. Oh, so mild.
I liked it but my cupboard has no room for another white tea like this when I have Mulberry White!

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77

BACKLOG: (because I totally let Sil down by not reviewing this tea when she loved it and gave me the LAST CUP of it)

What a bad tea fren. :P

I remember I liked the pumpkin flavouring from it, but the rooibosness of it bothered me a little. I think I just don’t do rooibos well in the summer but come fall and I would probably be ALL OVER IT. I will have to keep an eye out for it!

Thanks Sil!

Sil

hahaha i’m such a witch lol

Dexter

(I just going to keep being annoying and comment every time I see something about this tea – I would LOVE to get some of this if/when it’s reblended this fall. Please, thank you)

Sil

Haha dexter I will make sure you get some. Consider it payback :)

Dexter

Thank you – will negotiate buying some when the time comes (there’s no need for any "payback) – Why is your package “out for delivery” but yet -"Item arrived at postal facility. Item on hold. " Canada Post drives me nuts….

Sil

yeah it’ll come tomorrow…i won’t be home… i’ll pick it up friday lol STUPID CANADA POST

Terri HarpLady

As I was telling Sil earlier, I spoke with the gal who makes this the other day. All the pumpkins were grown locally last year, & I told her we would want a lot of it, even if I had to roast the pumpkins myself :)

Mallory Louise

Dexter- we have some in stock right now! We are in the process of making our last few batches of the season; we bought the last pumpkin of the season this weekend. I suggest everyone order it now!

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78

Sipdown (209!)

So I think i was afraid of steeping this because it requires slightly more effort than steeping at boiling water, as this sample has sat around for months! Sorry VariaTEA! :O

But there was nothing to be afraid of and this tea is nice and fruity and slightly sweet and very nice on a cool summer day like today. So thank you- I’m happy I got to try it!

VariaTEA

Glad you enjoyed it :)

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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.

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