1691 Tasting Notes

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
1691 tasting notes

That’s the last of this!

Until I grab my re-order from Sil. :)

Sil

I dunno what you’re talking about? ;)

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75
drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
1691 tasting notes

Ok, now that the new-tea buzz has faded, I’m not so in I’ve with this tea. It just seemed like it wasn’t spicy or complex enough.

So far cocoberry and pumpkin chai are my favourites, and I think I might prefer Mulberry Magic over Pistachio Cream. So far.

keychange

Do you feel as though you need to double up on leaf for pumpkin chai to taste like pumpkin chai? or do you think it’s fine as is?

infused1

I agree with you on Mulberry Magic over Pistachio. Pistachio smells amazing, but tastes a bit blah.

Cavocorax

Keychange- I wonder about that. I enjoy it, but wish it were stronger. I might try steeping it with more leaf so that the milk/cream I add doesn’t wash all the flavour away.

The Pistachio DOES smell so good. Too bad it doesn’t deliver.

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79
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this ridiculous tea, and enjoyed it while getting through my re-watch of Cloud Atlas. I can’t believe how much that story has gotten under my skin, and then writing was so charming. I’ll re-read it someday, but for now I’ll try to read something new.

Anyway, I think I should keep 20g of this around. It’s not for everyday, but it’s nice to have around.

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Sipdown!

Thank you Incendiare. This does remind me of chocolate coated strawberries…. It’s tasty but a bit mild. I wonder if the Della Terra version would be better.

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80
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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Goodbye, sample!
Today I woke up early to see my bf and his Dad off as they drive across the country with our stuff. My job is to take care of the child and the cat but I just can’t wake up.

This tea was tasty, but didn’t give me the zip I was hoping for!

Sil

You flying out here with the little one?

Cavocorax

Yep! We arrive Thursday afternoon!

Terri HarpLady

When you girls meet up, I want photos!

Sil

She’ll be the photogenic one and ill be the one with my tongue out or my face scrunched up hahaha

Cavocorax

I don’t know about that. I feel so awkward with photos! We’ll have to include the baby and then there will be less focus on me/us. :p

Indigobloom

Squeeee! So exciting :D

Sil

i love your pics! you’re just so darn cute! grin Just finished splitting up the rest of the teas that i have that you and i split..not touching the ones you split with the girls. Little bag set aside ready for you to pick up whenever :)

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78
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
1691 tasting notes

Just what I needed after moving out of our place and driving 5 hours with the cat and baby. I added a bit of half and half to make it fancier.

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Oh man, I hope that whoever decides to hire me isn’t looking at my Pinterest site because they will know how obsessed I am with Sherlock, Doctor Who and other things. And I really try to restrain myself too! I try not to pin pics that are just “OMG look at those eyes” and “I want to ruffle his hair” cause that’s too obvious, but there are still a lot of pictures there

Tumblr is great because of the gifs etc, but the OCD part of me just likes pinning to boards much much more…

And hanging around there led to me drinking this tea, and thinking happy fuzzy warm Johnlock thoughts because even if the show doesn’t go where I need it to go (now, damn you fanfic!), I still have the fiction to fall back on!

And this tea too… Well not really, it’s a sipdown, but I WILL need to get some Sherlock teas to drink while I think Sherlock-thoughts.

Obsessed much? Yep. How does this even happen? Oh right – the Kindle Paperwhite with the built-in light that lets me read waaaaay past my bedtime…

Right and this tea is good. It does start off strong and muddied but it evens out at the end of the sip. It’s dark with bursts of cinnamon, but then the bergamot and vanilla tone things down, and maybe, maybe things will work out.

No mustaches in this reunion though. Not that I’m anti-mustache – I love how everyone flipped out.

Thank you Heather Martin for the sample and thank you Shmiracles (I might have known!) for passing some on to her! :D I love how teas get around.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Fuzzy_Peachkin

Lo! I can’t get on pinterest right before bed or else I’ll be on there far too late It really is addicting! l

Shmiracles

falling face down asleep on my kindle 10 times until i finally go to real bed is the story of my everyday life.

Shmiracles

(i’m having some empty tins appear in my cupboard…it’s possible i’ll be trying some avengers teas? maybeee?) i’m saving what’s left of the 5 sherlock teas i have for new season! and of course my season 1 & 2 rewatch.

Tea Sipper

This one sounds amazing! Hojicha with earl grey and almond? I think I’ll have to try mixing hojicha and some earl grey later today.

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Sil

Told. You. So.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Lol! Sometimes short reviews are the most expressive!

ifjuly

you guys sound a bit like Christian Grey ;) just joshin’

Terri HarpLady

LOL, speaking of Mr Grey, Tony & I were dog sitting his best friend’s dog, who’s name is Mr Grey. Tony decided to nickname him ‘G Dog’, & I nicknamed him, “Fifty Shades”. He responds to both, LOL. He’s a Jack Whippet, BTW.

Terri HarpLady

Oh BTW, Mr Grey isn’t named after the book, he is named after the bad guy in the movie ‘Dreamcatcher’, so Dan, his daddy, calls him ‘mistew gwey’, doing an ‘i Duditz’ imitation. I love that movie.

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80
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
1691 tasting notes

This tea is the anti-lemon myrtle from Granville as this has mate to kick me awake. That’s the idea at least, but so far it’s not working. Gimme my other cup!

But wow. This tea is just so bright and creamy. Where does this cream come from? Maybe I’m mixing it up with the lemon? Either way, I’m getting honey and lemon notes and it’s very refreshing and enjoyable. I only snagged 10g but I’m happy I gave it a shot. This seems like it would be great when I want a bit of sunshine in a cup.

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75
drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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And here goes the 5th tea!

I steeped this for the full 7 mintues because it’s almost midnight and I’m hoping to do more cleaning etc but I’m just really sick of scrubbing the walls and what if the landlord doesn’t really care that the place is this clean and I’m wasting my time? But I need this tea to get me off of this chair and doing… something.

I love the smell of it!

Ok, so it does sorta remind me of Glitter and Gold, BUT, right at the end of the sip there’s the wonderful gingerbread burnt sugar note that just lingers on and on. It’s delicious. Do not be afraid to steep it for 7 minutes!

If I were rating any of these new teas, I’d probably stick this in the high 80’s based on how happy I am with it right now. It’d be wonderful as a latte too!

And, after drinking all 5 new seasonal teas I have to say that getting 30g minimum of each was the right choice. I enjoyed all of them but I think Sugar and Spice, Pumpkin Chai and the Cocoberry were the ones I’d want to re-stock, while I will have to think more about the Pistachio Cream and Mom’s Apple Pie. No regrets on a day dedicated to DAVIDsTEA

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 45 sec
Fjellrev

I sometimes get frustrated when doing move-out cleaning for the same reason. I’m always super thorough but wonder if it would be all for nothing. That said, I hope you’re not staying up too too late fussing, because chances are the landlord won’t be as meticulous as you.

Cavocorax

Yeah, no worries. I’ll probably head to bed in the next half an hour or so. Mostly I’m just dismantling furniture at the moment. The bf is worried we won’t have enough space and he says to just dump it and we’ll re-buy it in TO, but… but… if it’ll fit why not try? :P

Tomorrow I will worry more about washing the floors/walls or whatever and drink tons of mate!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I always go on a cleaning frenzy when I move too. For some reason I have this fear that the next person living there will think I was a slob! I dunno why that should bother me though. I probably will never meet them!

Sil

I was going to say, not sure if you guys have a Costco membership but if you don’t and want stuff there we have one.

keychange

+1 to Costco memberships!
Also, this tea sounds right up my alley. I was a little disappointed with the way the rest of them sounded (especially because I wish there were more blacks), but this tea has me excited. Plus I tend to like all my tea fairly strong, so I’m totally down with steeping it for like a year.

Cavocorax

Thanks! I’ll keep that on mind!

Gabriela

Lol.. I was the opposite. Loved pistachio cream, bought 50 grams already. Also really liked Moms apple pie… The rest where just okay for me.

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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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