1761 Tasting Notes

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Thank you Ozli! I finally got a chance to try this one and it is darn tasty! It’s a very smooth black base as is to be expected with Della Terra teas, but the coconut and pineapple are very nice!

I’m sure this reminds me of something else but I like it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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92

Gotta say, Sil is very generous with her matcha samples. I think I’ve had a few cups of this by now, and I could probably make 2 more!

It’s so great. Hot or cold. :)
Maybe slightly better hot.
(This tasting note doesn’t mess around).

Sil

Haha well I have lots and wanted to give you room to screw up in case that happened :)

Sil

Oh and try it both cold and hot…and then there’s with milk or without…..

Sil

Plus…when I make a smoothie its anywhere from 2-4 tsps haha

Cavocorax

Oh wow. I should try making it stronger! I’ve just been using the perfect matcha spoon! And I think I’ve tried most of those combos, except for cold and without milk – not too crazy about that idea!

Sil

I should send you some cola flavoured matcha….it’s the only one I’ve enjoyed as a cold + water so far….

Chelle

This one does seem like it would be great hot.
I have yet to try any matcha with just cold water. Thinking the cotton candy maybe a good choice of my matcha to take the plunge.

Sil

chelle…that might just be a good one. toss it in a water bottle with some ice and shake like a mad woman!

Cavocorax

Cola matcha? Odd… yeah I’d be interested in trying that!

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91
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1761 tasting notes

It’s gone. I just drank the last bag. :|

I needed it though. I’m grumpy and stressed out and I just want to relax and I’ve got half an hour to do it. So… fuck it. Vanilla Comoro time!

ashmanra

Sorry you were stressed! Hope it is already all better…

Cavocorax

Thanks! Much better now! I just needed to relax a bit, and I managed to. Even resteeped this bag for this morning!

Sil

go shopping! lol i kid ’cause i hate that..but yes..i picked up another dress…and skirt lol

Fjellrev

Glad everything’s much better now! Let’s hope you’ll get more of this soon.

Cavocorax

Hahaha. Yeah I know ALL ABOUT retail therapy! I guess I might need to figure out where to get nice dresses or something because I’ll need a new job in Toronto and I probably won’t be able to get away with jeans and a tee shirt anymore. :| But stressing about work, means shopping for work clothes to help relieve the stress!

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53
drank Nettle & Sweet Fennel by Twinings
1761 tasting notes

Interesting! I’ve never had fennel tea on it’s own like this, so when KittyLovesTea said she wanted to get rid of some of her unloved teas, I snatched it up.

I didn’t really know what to expect, but I knew these would be something like licorice. THis would probably have to be an acquired taste, but I’m happy I got to try it out! Now if I ever blend my own herbals, I’ll know what Nettle and Fennel are all about.

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It’s my third sipdown today! Good thing too because my Verdant order just shipped! I’m so excited! (Also, I better start earning more points again. I’ll probably want another order for the fall.)

This tea is ok. Not great. Nothing to write about. :P

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87
drank Pu-erh Cocoa-spice by Tealux
1761 tasting notes

I’d had this twice in the evenings now, and I’ve really enjoyed it, but I find that I’m just too busy with the baby, and packing lunches etc etc that I don’t really have much time to hop on the computer.

So this is to remind that YES. This is a good pu-erh. It doesn’t really taste like pu-erh which I suppose could be a bonus for someone like me who’s afraid of getting too much dirt in their cup again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
1761 tasting notes

And another sipdown!

I tried to drink the Clipper Assam that I got from KittyLovesTea but I think I oversteeped it. It was bitter and awful and I’ll have to pay more attention to it when I try again later!

I drank this instead, but it might not have been the best choice to follow my matcha drink with. I think I’m getting a bit spinny. :| Maybe I’m not as caffiene-tolerant as I thought, or maybe I’m just consuming more now that I’m at work all day?

Questions. Questions…

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78
drank Lucuma Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1761 tasting notes

I drank this one for the sipdown! I gotta make room for all my incoming teas!

It was very nice though. Not sure I’d go out of my way to buy this, but I wouldn’t say no to getting more in a swap.

Thanks again CrowKettle for helping to introduce me to matcha!

CHAroma

What does lucuma taste like?

Cavocorax

Sadly, I still couldn’t tell you. It was sorta ambiguous, yet enjoyable.

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91
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1761 tasting notes

I’ve only got one bag of this left. :O

I’m almost tempted to buy more while they’re 15% off but it’s not worth $15 in shipping. It’s not. It’s… not. I’ll stay strong! (But people sell it and Florence in Canada, right? Cuz I’m hooked now!)

I better not impulse buy though because KittyLovesTea just sent me a huge package with 12 samples in it, ranging from just 2-3 tea bags, all the way up to 50g! Yep. That’ll take a while to get to!

And Sil just sent me an extra generous package today. Also, TerriHarpLady did too (although I think hers will be more reasonable in size! Haha). And I think I’ve still got one more swap coming in after that.

And my Verdant tea order should ship this week. And my Butiki order will also ship this week.

OH GAWD. WHAT HAVE I DONE. :P
(I’m at 125 teas now. Let’s see if I can creep that down a bit before the rest trickle in). I’m making a noob intro pack to loose leaf tea for my sister and we’re both so psyched. I bought her the yellow peacock Perfect Mug and a Perfect Spoon. Now I’m going to choose 20+ teas to give her samples of to show her the best that loose leaf tea has to offer (that I have), and send her a cheat sheet on how to steep them for best results! #oneofus #oneofus

Sil

YAY!

Terri HarpLady

Chanting
“One of us! One of us!
Let’s all slide down the slippery slope!
Buy more tea! Addicts are we!
We can’t stop, not never, NOPE!”

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I keep telling myself that I’m not going to order more too. Lol! It’s such a slippery slope being on steepster!

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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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