1768 Tasting Notes

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Oh, this is SO good! It’s exactly what it says it is – blackberry and lime flavours against a slightly woody guayusa background. I really am loving this. I took the next two weeks off work so I could visit family and relax with J a little before he gets a job, and this guayasa is just what I needed to power me through cleaning the living room!

Because vacuuming is fine but then you see things you need to dust, and move stuff around and before you know it you’ve started to move furniture and are trying to visualize things and UGH. Gimme some power-up tea! :D

I may end up buying a buttload of this! I usually prefer straight black teas in the morning but this is a nice jolt!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec
oddree

Vacay, hooray!!! A pot of tea always helps with cleaning, yes. The rooms almost clean themselves…

TheTeaFairy

Have a great vacation :-)

CrowKettle

Onto the list this one goes; this sounds like a great guayusa blend. I hope you have an awesome vacation! :)

Cavocorax

Thanks guys! I’m almost done all the house-cleaning so things are looking far more relaxed. We might hit a Blue Jays came next week, and on tuesday I’ve got a friend coming so we can go to the Toronto live show for Night Vale! :O :O :O And with J’s dad down we’ll probably go to petting zoos etc so he can spend more time with his granddaughter! I’m sure it’ll be great, even though gasp it will likely cut down on how much tea I drink.

Amariel

I’ll share, CrowKettle.

Courtney

I can’t wait to place my Butiki order for more of this. One cup from Stephanie and I was hooked. It’s so delightful!

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84

Thanks VariaTEA! I’m really excited to try this because I’d heard so much about it and was so curious. And I really like it! It reminds me of Lupicia’s Orzo, but it’s not quite as rich and coffee-like. It’s just a nice warm barley tea. So comforting for the end of the day!

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Thanks *VariaTEA! (165)
It smells like grape and it tastes like grape and I like it! Yay! It’s a little bitter as it cools though so I need to be careful to drink it quicker next time!

VariaTEA

Roswell Strange was also a fan of this one. It’s funny because it was one I completely looked over and only have it because I got it for free. I am glad it has been a hit though.

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Sipdown! 166
Thank you Sil! This is so good! It really reminds me of Special Dark, but that just might be because it’s a nice puerh with lots of chocolate notes, and it doesn’t make me think of dirt. I can’t remember what makes the other one different, but I do know that I am enjoying this one. Yay for good puerh!

Sil

Nice, I’m glad you’re finding time to explore them…I’m hoping I can do that a little tomorrow…

Cavocorax

I’m enjoying the chance. I just wish I could differentiate them better.

Sil

i still struggle with that. mostly i have “stuff i like” and “stuff don’t” but don’t ask me to tell you why lol

Cavocorax

There’s where ranking tea can get really difficult. :P That’s why I like having a repurchase (Y/M/N) column on my spreadsheet! Sums it up nice and easy!

OMGsrsly

I have one of those too, Cavo. And then the Y’s also get letter grades reflecting how much I liked them at the time, as well as notes describing the flavour. I still wish I could DL Steepster infos into a CSV file…

Sil

Yes to that omg lol

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78

I spent the last few days reading this awesome domestic!Dean fic that is so slow burn that it takes about 10 hours of reading before you get a kiss, but it’s still warm and fuzzy and full of happily ever afters. (http://miss-annthropic.livejournal.com/85169.html) Spoilers? :P Whatever. The Winchesters deserve happiness.

I drank this tea to celebrate how happy I was with that story, and it brewed up pretty decently today. I mostly taste caramel today!

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drank Frozen Green Tea by Tim Hortons
1768 tasting notes

Yeah, I’m not sure what I was thinking with this. It really tasted like 90% honey, with a little bit of green tea syrup mixeed in ice. Which is ok, if that’s what you like, but I don’t need all that sugar and honey. Now I know for sure!

whatshesaid

Oh man, I tasted that, it was putrid to me

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drank Orange Kidd by Lupicia
1768 tasting notes

TK and I enjoyed this with dinner – I steeped it hot, then dumped it into our travel mugs and we wandered outside to enjoy it. And we did enjoy it! It was creamy orange vanilla – I mean – how can you not like that? Unless you don’t like orange…

It still tastes a little like rooibos but overall it’s really quite nice. I’d probably want more of this for enjoying in the summer!

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
1768 tasting notes

Sipdown! Saddest sipdown!
I drank this last night, and again today and it was really disappointing. It was ok, but it was more like a 75 than a 96. What’s going on with me and my precious Nina’s Japon? :|

Also, if anyone wants to listen to a playlist that’ll get them moving around (great for cleaning your house), this is what we listend to while we painted the shop today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKgKmMLH8yk#t=238

Courtney

I found that with my last cup. I think I need to take a wee break from this tea and come back to it in a month or so.

mj

That playlist is insane!! Love it

Cavocorax

Woohoo! Glad you’re enjoying it! He has a few others but I haven’t ran through them all yet. I’m looking forward to it!

And Courtney – hopefully that’s all I need to! I have an unopened pouch of Je T’Aime which is similar. Maybe that will give me more of a spark!

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Sorry. I’m not sure if Shmiracles or VariaTEA sent me this because both have sent me a ton of Adagio teas, and BOTH have reviewed this. Huh. Sorry? But thank you to whoever it was. This tea is actually really great. Really great! i didn’t expect much, but it’s light and creamy, and minty and just delightful. I think I can actually taste the barky notes in the white tea and that grounds it a little bit, but it’s nice and sweet!

And I really need to watch Rise of the Guardians. That’s a good reminder! (168)

jump62359

Ahh this is one of my favourite Adagio blends! Running low, and definitely will restock :)
((running low of this tea also means that all the snowbud is gone and I’m left with peppermint and cream. Dang.))

Fun fact: we’re all drinking from the same Jack Frost package haha. I sent quite a bit to both, and looks like they’re passing the torch! Glad to hear you enjoyed it :)

Cavocorax

Hahah. That’s really awesome. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

VariaTEA

I may have given you a tiny bit but I am not sure. I used to put all the info into my spreadsheet but I stopped adding to that months ago so now I have no way of tracking who I send what to. Either way, I am glad you enjoyed the tea. This is one I would actually consider grabbing from Adagio. Thank you jump62359 for introducing me to it.

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drank Queen's Choice by Riston
1768 tasting notes

Yep. This tastes bitter to me too. I don’t dig it so I’m dumping the last half out of my cup and filling it up with Whispering Pine’s North Winds! (which was waiting in reserve in my timolino!)

Thanks Sil for letting me try it out! It sounded like it SHOULD be good.
(170)

Sil

hmmmm i’ll have to get this to kittenna and raritea and see if what we bought is somehow different than what we tasted at the festival…if so, i’m going to be annoyed…

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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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