1673 Tasting Notes

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Nom! Nom! :D I love it.
It’s not the best of the Verdant teas, but it’s bright and refreshing and minty and great.

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drank Pu-erh by Harney & Sons
1673 tasting notes

Sipdown (118 teas, and roughly 108 oz left!)!

This one is still very earthy, but not dirty and very good. I won’t restock it as I’m certain I will find better puerh’s out there, but I’m happy that I found one I could be friends with.

I guess if I’m worried about tea staining the tops of my teeth I should watch out for pu-erhs especially. Or drink from a straw, but that’s sorta ridiculous. Maybe my next job will have an awesome dental plan with teeth whitening in it? :O :O :O (yeahright)

ETA: I have over 120 followers now! That’s crazy. Thanks guys for making me feel like part of such a great community!

JustJames

it’s nice to feel loved, isn’t it? i just made an order from harney’s…. i have a whole separate set of rolling storage drawers now because it was taking over the house. time to follow your lead and sipdown!!!

Terri HarpLady

108oz! LOL, I’m afraid to weigh all of my tea, but maybe I should. Maybe the shock & awe will keep me from buying anything for awhile :).

My dentist’s office called the other day. Seems I’m overdue for my annual clean & check. If they had their way it would be twice a year, but since I have no insurance of any kind, they are lucky to see me once every 18 months or so.
By the way, I recently came across a recipe for homemade whitening toothpaste. It’s a mix of powdered activated charcoal, baking soda, coconut oil, & peppermint essential oil. I may give it a try. Here’s the link:
http://www.lifelibertyhealthiness.com/2013/07/homemade-charcoal-toothpaste-my-vampire-tooth-and-gum-health/

Cavocorax

Thanks! I’ll try to remember that!

OMGsrsly

I’m really curious about the charcoal toothbrushes that someone posted on Facebook. Curious to the point of considering an Amazon order for some! :) Maybe they’d help?

ashmanra

I am making the coconut oil, cal mag powder, baking soda, and peppermint oil one I like it so far! My friend who has dry mouth issues from medications says now that she used my home made toothpaste she no longer needs the artificial saliva. It feels weird when you first start brushing, but your mouth does feel fresh and clean after.

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drank Anji Bai Cha by Butiki Teas
1673 tasting notes

Whoops. I sorta steeped this for 6 minutes – sorry fancy tea – you deserve much better.

Still, this seemed to handle it ok. I think I let the water cool more than I should so it balanced out a bit. This is smooth and silky, and very light and sweet. I think that when I’m inspired by how awesome green teas are, I will be tempted to grab more of this!

Sipdown (119) – since we’re all counting back down again!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 45 sec
Cavocorax

I probably should drink more green teas. I imagine it’s a lot better for my teeth!

OMGsrsly

I still haven’t tried mine. Maybe I will when I get home!

Butiki Teas

OMGsrsly-If possible, I recommend brewing this one freely in a glass cup. It’s absolutely gorgeous when its brewing.

OMGsrsly

I have a canning jar I can use.. does that count? :)

Stephanie

I need more of this one! So good :)

Butiki Teas

OMGsrsly-that would work. :)

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drank Grape Oolong by Butiki Teas
1673 tasting notes

I drank it all for the sipdown, yeah, the sipdown, yeah!

Drinking this puts me at 120 teas, according to my spreadsheet, of which 48 are sample size (1-3 cups). Time to get back on track! I’ve got my new teas. I’ve got indulgent teas. I have enough.

For now.

Goodbye Grape oolong! Someday I will order you again. Some day, possibly in November. :D

Sil

haha

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
1673 tasting notes

I steeped this for 2 minutes instead of 1 and I’m almost singing from the hills.

It’s so rich and dark and full of honey and I can taste the malt and oh my…

Maybe next time I’ll steep it for 3 minutes now that my tolerance for strong flavours has gone up. I think I only have 1 oz of this left too. :O I better step up my point earning!

Terri HarpLady

I steep 1 Tbl for 3 minutes, & then resteep for 5. I love it!!

Indigobloom

I can never rarely decide which version I want! the rich or delicate one lol- they’re both so gooooood!

TeaKlutz

Two minutes? That’s way less than I’ve been doing (I’m embarrassed to say how much.) Next time I get some in my stash I’ll have to try that, because the sweet flavor I’ve been getting so far isn’t quite malty.

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I’m bumping the rating on this as I enjoyed it more than before. I’m still super tired and seeing flashy bright spots but that’s what I get for getting 5 hours sleep: a combination of staying up too late to finish a knitting project I was excited about, and having the baby wake up an hour earlier than she should.

I’m hoping the guayasa does it’s thing. This is nice and mild, but I do feel slightly more alert than before!

Terri HarpLady

I still haven’t tried any guayusa teas yet…& although I love the name of this one, the flavor combo justs sounds meh to me. I guess I should request a sample & actually give it a try before I decide I won’t like it. Maybe on my next order?

Cavocorax

You want some of mine? I have too much for how often I’ll drink it, but it was cheap.

Terri HarpLady

Maybe set a little aside for some future trade (cuz we know there will be on, lol) :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I hope this one helps you stay awake- I’m afraid to drink this one because I swear it put me to sleep!

Cavocorax

So far I’m awake? I’ve had more tea than food so far today though – not just guayusa. :D

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1673 tasting notes

If Sil and Kittena jumped off a bridge, would I jump too?

Maybe?

They both reviewed this earlier so I decided this would be my goodnight tea too! For some reason the taste is odd on this. Maybe it’s because of my mug? Idk. Further experiments are required.

JustJames

ooh… now i didn’t order this sample, because it was decaffeinated. but i did grab the straight vanilla tea.

TeaBrat

for a decaf this is really good!

Terri HarpLady

If it was a bridge over a lake of a yummy black tea, you’re damn right I’d jump! LOL

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1673 tasting notes

A little bit of Paris at my side is just what I need! I just sent a stressful email out to a family member, telling them what I felt about their behaviour, and now I’m just anxiously awaiting a reply, any reply. :(

Ugh. Families are so complicated.

Sil

hear hear! but at least there’s tea :)

JustJames

what was the quote from the lion king? ’There’s one in every family, sire. Two in mine, actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions.’

Cavocorax

Yep. That’s a fact! :)
And Lion King quotes make so happy! It’s one of my favourite Hamlet adaptations. :p

JustJames

you too? no one ever agreed with me on that!!!

Cavocorax

Really? But it’s the only one that ends fairly happily!

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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!

Ratings:
1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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