1772 Tasting Notes


And another sipdown as I slowly inch back towards 200. Just four more to go!
(And then I can start working towards 150, and maybe even more from there?) At least I am getting closer to having staple teas that I need to keep around (along with an assortment of smaller .5-1oz samples to suit my varying moods!

Sadly, this tea is NOT tin-worthy. I think it’s the mint that throws this one off for me. The berries are good. The smoke is nice. But there’s just something about this doesn’t blow my mind. I would drink it occasionally, but I don’t think I’d grab more than an oz at a time!

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I drank multiple steeps of two fancy teas today, so now I’m binging on this. It’s dessert!
(steeped hot, with milk added for extra creaminess!)


Hot root beer, you say? Hmmm


It’s actually quite tasty, even though it sounds weird. The milk really makes it better though (I ususally drink my tea plain!)

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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 ;)


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


Hahah. I can totally taste the magic!!!


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

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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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drank Hong Yun Black by Butiki Teas
1772 tasting notes

Sipdown! (206)
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?


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


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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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.


Hehe, how much did you buy?!


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


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




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


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


Mine was here today also.

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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!



You are the queen of motivational playlists


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




No, thank you :)

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
1772 tasting notes

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!



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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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SIpdown! (213)
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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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.


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!

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)


Markham, ON

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