1766 Tasting Notes

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Oh man, I love A&D Damn Fine Tea. I think I currently have 5 tins of tea from these guys and I pretty much love all of them. (I’m not so fussed about the Double Knit blend but the rest are amaze).

I’m drinking this bc we’re not getting a Goat/Sheep tea for Chinese New Year, which makes me sad, but the fact that I still have LAST YEAR’s TEA (and a lot of it) really helps make up for that. I tend to savour these teas and they last me months. And while I’ve had a lot of Yunnan teas lately (mostly thanks to Sil, I find that I have the warmest thoughts about this silly horse tea!)

OMGsrsly

Baaaa! I would love a sheep tea. Or a goat tea. :)

donkeytiara

i agree…their teas are very reliable….but their shipping’ll kill ye!

Cavocorax

Yeah, shipping is rough! That’s why I order big when I do order, and preferably when they have a shipping discount! I think like time I placed an order someone asked if we could get some love in Canada and they gave us a $5 discount on shipping – that was good enough for me!

I wish they would give you the option to buy the tea w/o the tins though – it’d make shipping cheaper AND I could reuse these pretty tins!

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Sipdown! 153

Thanks Sil! I was surprised by how much I liked this one! It’s very light and refreshing, but still dark enough to give me that black-tea kick that I need! It’s strange, but with the chai/mint combo, I’m getting a bit of a licorice flavour to it, but that just mean that it tastes cool and refreshing. I could easily drink 50g-100g of this one!

Sil

:) you’re going to catch up to me at this rate…i can’t seem to get sipdowns in and things are incoming lol

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I thought it was almost time to go home like an hour ago, so it’s been decided that I need a cup of this, liquid joy, to distract me while I wait out the rest of my day..

It’s so good and I will miss it.
(I’m not convinced that guayasa really wakes me up but maybe I’m just immune to everything. I mean, lbr, I drank a full cup of coffee and then napped on the couch like 5 minutes after on the weekend…)

Stephanie

I’m having Good Morning Sunshine today :)

Fjellrev

Haha I’m totally immune to caffeine. It’s all about drinking for pleasure.

Cavocorax

Woah! That’s interesting!

CrowKettle

Coffee naps have saved me a few times now, during my undergrad. :)

Indigobloom

I tried it once with coffee, a few times with tea unintetionally. Its a different sort of nap that’s for sure!

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drank Barley Black by Dragon Tea House
1766 tasting notes

OMG. This is AMAZE.

The barley makes it taste like coffee, or like something amazingly earthy & sweet .

Thank you Sil I might have to get more. (154)

Sil

wait for me to get through/open the teas i bought from DTH….that way we can check those ones out too

Cavocorax

I’ll wait, don’t worry. :P I shouldn’t be buying tea for a few months anyway… But I have this on my spreadsheet with notes to remind me to look for it again!

Sil

oh good. :) i’m trying to hold off until at least april/may ince that’s vacation to vancouver. i think

Cavocorax

Yeah no worries. :) I don’t foresee any impulse purchases any time soooon? (Partially bc I’m waiting to see if I’m going to be working after next month or not!)

Sil

summer break?

Cavocorax

Yeah. We’ll be done Hannibal in April – but it’ll slow down before that bc we might not have to built much more. And we don’t have anything schedule for after. Boss is thinking he might want a break. Whether that’s a few weeks or a few months, IDK yet. :P When things are calmer I’ll find out.

Cavocorax

Ugh. UGHHHH. UGHGHGHGHGH – typos.

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Thanks OMGsrsly! Now THIS is the type of white teas that I like. It’s very gentle and refreshing, and just as enjoyable hot and cooled. There’s a little bit of sweetness in it, but it’s’ subdued and relaxing – a perfect afternoon tea!

:D

OMGsrsly

:) I really like this one too. And Tea Centre legit does ship, but I don’t think they do shipping deals.

Cavocorax

That’s good to know. I accept that I have to pay shipping, so I just try to max my orders out. :D

Sil

or i bring it back? with my extra suitcase?

Cavocorax

Hahah. HAVE FUN SIL!

OMGsrsly

You going to Courtenay then, Sil? :)

Sil

we haven’t figured out where we’re going… was even looking at splurging on a stay at point no point…

OMGsrsly

Ooo, I’ve been there! It’s really gorgeous. :)

OMGsrsly

But it’s up towards Sooke, not up towards Nanaimo…

Sil

so don’t be mean. remember ian and i drive lots… whats an 8 hrs drive there and back?

OMGsrsly

A day of tea shopping… :P

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Thanks MissB and Sil for sharing this with me! I saw Sil’s warning and steeped it at a lower temperature so no complaints there -but it’s really bark-y? I’m sure that’s just because of the base white tea because I’ve had ‘white chocolate teas’ before with white tea and they taste very similar. I liked this cup, but it’s probably not something I’d order more of – mostly bc I’m not big on white chocolate? :D But I’m happy I had a cup. A cup is the perfect amount!

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drank Bourbon Barrel Puer Tea by J-TEA
1766 tasting notes

And, 159!

Thanks Sil! I wasn’t sure what to expect with a bourbon tea, but I’m enjoying this one. It’s not my fav puerh, but do like the woodiness of this, as well as the sweetness. I think it’s a little smoky as well. I’ll probably end up steeping this a few times , and then I’ll move on to the salted caramel hot chocolate I grabbed from Bulk Barn!

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I can’t believe I haven’t logged this one yet. It’s so good! I only steeped it for 30seconds in a huge 14oz cup, and the result is just sweet, and amazing just slightly earthy. I’ll have to do a better review of this later, when I didn’t drink the cup while I was playing minecraft and not note all the incredible flavours.

Also, I should restock on Mandala teas some time in the next few months! :O

Sil

before you do let me know… i’ve got to get down to my goal but i wan to place an order.

Cavocorax

I’ll try to remember! It prob won’t be in the near future as I still have a few samples of theirs to try!

Sil

and uh….maybe a few more at my place lol

Cavocorax

/0\ (thanks!)

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Backlog: I finished this cup up yesterday, and quite enjoyed it, even though I rarely crave white teas. This one was a bit more flavourful than I remember other whites – it had a thicker mouthfeel and made me think of bark, but without that being unpleasant? It was slightly nutty and a little sweet too. Fantastic! Thanks VariaTEA for sharing this with 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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51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
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