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1392 Tasting Notes

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This finally came in! I ordered it Feb 27th and it just sorta sat at the border while the border agents sniffed it or something but now it’s here.

And this tea is worth the wait! I accidentally oversteeped it the first time, but the second time is perfect. It’s very similar to laoshan black but the genmaicha adds to it so that it is very similar to a Crunch Chocolate bar. OMG. That’s exactly what I was hoping for.

THIS was the tea that made me place my order and it was well worth it.

Sil

Hahahaha silly cavo.

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drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
1392 tasting notes

I posted this under the wrong tea. I meant the black version. [note moved]

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Dexter3657

Glad that your package finally made it out of the void that can be Customs. So annoying when they hold it for no reason.
Ummm you’ve posted this note under Laoshan genmaicha – which is green – did you mean to post for Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha?
http://steepster.com/teas/verdant-tea/35881-laoshan-black-chocolate-genmaicha

Sil

haha i was just going to say the same thing dexter

Cavocorax

Oh man. I did. Whoooooops

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This one isn’t too bad, but it’s almost a little off this time. Like the coconut is not mixing with the pineapple right? IDK. I’m not really digging it today.

Oh well. Easy sipdown. (197, with my recent swaps added in…!)

OMGsrsly

Oh, almost-200, how easy that number is to reach! :)

Cavocorax

Well, my Verdant order showed up today so I am slightly above. :O Whoops.
NO MORE ORDERS>

OMGsrsly

LOL. And with Sil’s pile o’teas for you? :)

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drank Mulberry Tea by Silk Road
1392 tasting notes

I’ve been remiss with my reviews – too busy at work and after… Yikes. Grown up like, what’s up with that? :O

Anyway, I finally got a chance to try this sample from CrowKettle and it’s nice! It does taste a little sea-weedy though – is there green tea in this too? Or is it just Mulberry leaf?

It’s mostly seaweed, but I am happily in the mood for seaweed tea.

CrowKettle

I haven’t tried this one myself, but the shopkeeper said it had a sea-weedy, green tea taste too. It’s a different from what you’d expect from the berries, eh?

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It’s fitting to drink Tea at Sea teas with my whale mug! :O Yep, I’m happy with it – can’t you tell?

And I’m happy with this tea as well. The instructions said to steep around 100C, but not for how long, so I went with 2 minutes. I don’t taste the promised honey milk aroma, but I do get floral notes. I re-steeped it for 4, and it’s a little roastier, but still very floral. I can tell that this is a good oolong, but because of the floral notes, it’s not one I would reach for often.

I still am happy I had the chance to sample it. Thanks Tea At Sea!
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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
1392 tasting notes

It’s great! It’s great! I was worried I wouldn’t be so excited about this, but it’s great.

keychange

How did you brew this? because I got a cup of grass! :(

Cavocorax

Oh no! I think I steeped it at 80-85C for 3 minutes. A lot of the grape is in the scent, but I could still taste it too. I hope you have better luck with it!

keychange

I hope so too! Ok, my water is already pretty cool, but I’ll wait until it’s even cooler.

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drank Dark World by Custom-Adagio Teas
1392 tasting notes

This one isn’t too bad – it’s ceylon, and tiger eye, which I think adds a little caramel, and I can taste the cinnamon in it too. It’s tasty – there’s nothing wrong with it – but it’s not quite memorable either.

But I’m happy I tried it! And if I were in the Zelda fandom maybe I would appreciate it more!

Ok Sil- your turn! (Sipdown, 187)

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Mmm… there’s a lot going on in this sweet amber tea…
Sweet potato, lots of caramel, assam notes and a little orange. Everything blends together so well. The Lapsang Souchong is subtle, as are the other spices It’s just like a warm day in the garden. :)

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec
Sil

Nice! Sounds like a good blending of elements.

Cavocorax

Yeah! I tossed the rest into your box so I hope you enjoy it. I made only 8 oz, and steeped it for 2.5 minutes to try and coax as much flavour out as I could – I hope you get the same results!

Sil

i’ll have to review notes when i go to drink…you need to pick your tea up..it’s calling for you

Cavocorax

Haha. But I’m not readY? I’m still piling tea away for you, and I haven’t even grabbed the WtNV teas yet…

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Laoshan Black /Verdant & Herbal Infusions Orange Cream Lapacho

I heard LB was great wit HI’s Cacao but I was out so I thought I’d try lapacho. The TL:DR is that it SMELT amazing but tasted barky. I just don’t like lapacho I guess. If you did, you might like this mix?

Sil

LOL that’s funny. I really just want it to have vanilla..then i’d be back to loving it.

Courtney

I’m happy to see the LB Cacao mix is catching on haha.

Sil

yeah but i need a better supplier! haha thinking of maybe trying tisano…

Fjellrev

If HI didn’t make Strawberry Cream Cacao I would exclusively switch over to Tisano in a heartbeat.

I could see this combo being a bit strange due to the base, for sure.

Cavocorax

I was hoping for a chocolate orange tea because OMG that would be great. I just never get enough chocolate orange! If I like lapacho more, it might have worked great!

Fjellrev

Oh god, YES! A cacao orange tea needs to be made. Maybe we’d finally get our liquidated Terry’s chocolate orange.

Courtney

Cacao Orange omg. A replacement for L’Automne.

Cavocorax

Mmmmm…. I just want more L’Automne!

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I should probably talk about this tea but I don’t want to. I’m just obsessed with Destiel atm. I finished reading Epilogue by Jayne L (http://archiveofourown.org/works/386546) last night and it was so amazing and sad and it stuck in my head and I woke up dreaming of Mischa Collins. I love the pairing of Dean and Castiel. The falling angel, and the man who doesn’t feel he deserves anything good in his life…

And this story had THE saddest Castiel I’ve ever encountered.

I remember people fangirling about Destiel years ago and I just ignored it and wow, what a fool am I! These guys, these poor sad guys…

Tea Sipper

I had a dream I was living in the Men of Letters hideout a couple nights ago. :D

Shmiracles

(dude that sounds WAY better than my recent dream where i was doing drugs in a hotel with sherlock. the supernatural fortress of solitude is SWEET!)

Shmiracles

(also, fic added to future potential reading) ;)

Cavocorax

I hope you like it!
Also that sounds like an INTENSE dream…

OMGsrsly

Shmiracles, I read your dream description out to a friend and her daughter (who does a lot of cosplay and fandom stuff) and they both couldn’t stop laughing! That sounds like a really interesting experience!

Shmiracles

OMGsrsly, i’m surprised it doesn’t happen more regularly considering all the fanfic i read right before bed.
(easily my best post-fic dream to date was the one where i was making out with naked Chris Evans, duh.)

OMGsrsly

Uh, yeah. That would indeed be a nice dream, wouldn’t it! :D I read a lot of fanfic before bed, but I don’t have weird dreams about it. I feel like I’m missing out!

Cavocorax

I think I’m doing it wrong too since I’m not getting enough dreams. :p

Shmiracles

i’ve actually had a few Chris Evans dreams. in another one he was at a local restaurant and reading some spoken word poetry he’d written. i think i woke up laughing IRL cuz his reading was so weird and hilarious.
and i know he plays superheroes half the time, but i think he shows up in my dreams cuz in actuality he seems the most ‘average dude’ of all the cast in all my particular fandoms. ya know? like cuz, his interviews are always awkward and he talks openly about therapy/fears/getting nervous and he studies buddhism and has a self-effacing sense of humor that’s familiar in my daily life. that’s all.

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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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