1681 Tasting Notes

80
drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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90
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Thanks VariaTEA (188)
So, I’m an idiot. I’m completely exhausted and drank two cups of this tonight and didn’t realize that it was green rooibos. (Uhh… I can haz caffiene?) :P It’s freaking tasty though, and now I can get this AND Melon Oolong because they are actually quite different and good for different times of the day.

ETA: I’m actually REALLY a big idiot because this isn’t the tea I drank. :P Can you believe that? I drank the Ripe Mango Oolong from Kat_Maria and it was delicious and I loved it, and I KNEW that it had big leaves, so why did I think it was a green rooibos?

Anyway… move along… nothing to see here!

Courtney

Is this one available?

Sil

you have to get it IN san Fran i believe… but it’s so damn good.

Cavocorax

Why would they do that to us?

Courtney

Why would they do that to us?! Gasp. I’m planning on visiting LA, not San Fran. Le sigh.

Sil

..to give me an excuse to go back to san fran?

Courtney

Brilliant.

MissB

I think it’s a California-only blend, although I could be wrong. I’m going to grab a whack when I’m there in a few months, and am happy to send some along to anyone else who wants some.

Courtney

YES. Such an awesome enabler.

jump62359

It’s a San Franciscan blend, so you can only get it in their three locations in SF.
I live in SoCal for uni BUT home is in the suburbs around SF so I can easily ask my parents to run into the City and purchase a couple packages of this tea :)

If anyone wants, I’m totally up for sending a wee 4-5g sample of this tea since it is my absolute favourite tea in the entire world :)

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79

It took me a year and a half but I have finally finished all 6 oz of this. It was tasty, but I think i could go years before I ever pick more up. :P (OVERLOAD)
(198)

It feels pretty great to cross off the oldest tea on my list!

Courtney

Whoa 6 oz. haha. Good job!

whatshesaid

whoa is right!

Sil

i think you gave me like half an ounce of that lol

Cavocorax

Whistles innocently
To be fair, I think I warned you before I dumped that on you. Maybe you were supposed to share? Or maybe I’m just an awful tea friend. Haha I can’t remember.

Sil

no no…GOOD tea friend! i used it for cooking if i recall…most of it lol

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91
drank Cucumber Mango Shou Mei by 52teas
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Thank you Roswell Strange for letting me try this tea! I’ve had bad luck with 52 Teas lately but this one is just whammo-perfect!

It tastes really bright and fresh! It’s just… boom! Here’s your cucumber! And then as you’re thinking yeah, this is pretty good, it fades and you can taste the mango as the sip finishes.
Lovely.

TeaTiff

Did you drink this hot? I have this one sitting around. I am a little nervous to try it. It sounded like a good one to make cold. Your description makes me want to go home and make this tonight!

Cavocorax

I did drink it hot, but I can totally see how it would be exceptional iced! I hope you enjoy yours!

Roswell Strange

It’s great both ways :)

Amariel

Wow!! Sounds awesome!

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73
drank Konami Code Tea by Adagio Teas
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Shadowfall sent me this with our last joint order, and I just polished it off today! (200)
Yum: chocolate. It’s not an exceptional tea so I’m drinking it with milk. Thanks for sharing it!

And I’m at 200 teas! VariaTEA bumped me up but now I’m under my panic level. Now to drink drink drink before my swap from 221B and my teas from Simple Loose Leaf arrive.

I think I’ll aim for 175 for the end of the month!

VariaTEA

I am under 200 but I am fearful of what is arriving so I think I need to get in some sipdowns fast :P.

Roswell Strange

I have impending things from 221Tea, Red Leaf, Courtney, and 52Teas. Right now I have a bit of a cushion before I hit 200 again – but if they all arrive together I’ll definitely exceed it. Sipdown work ahead of me…

Cavocorax

Round and round and round we go!

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75
drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
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Sipdown!
So this was a nice tea from Lupicia, and it’s chocolate, so you would think it’d be total amazeballs, but I was sorta meh about it. I enjoyed each cup, but I’m not immediately struck by OMG, I need to buy MOAR. So strange, but there’s so much out there that’s good so I’m not fussed.
(201)

Sil

it’s nice..being able to say “meh i don’t need that…good but there are better, but if it comes around again, that’s cool too”

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95

This is even better today after the contrast from all the Adagio teas I had in the previous two days. This is a real tea; a tea with depth. It’s SO GOOD.

Sil

in other words…. adagio bad! (but fun) lol

Cavocorax

Hahha. Pretty much. Good thing I have room in my cupboard for both!

Sil

exactly!

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This is a mostly mate tea, I think. There’ sa bit of sweetness to it, and a little bit of cinnamon, but it’s really mostly mate. And mate is ok, especially when I feel like I need more kick than tea will give me, but I’m not certain t hat mate actually does effect me more/less than tea. #experiments

It’s good. I guess this is what I think of when I think of my Night Vale blends, and now that I’ve had most of them in the last 24 hours, I can see that there really isn’t that much mate after all! Strange. But the Sheriff’s Secret Police are pretty integral.

Where were they in that last ep? With their helicopters? :| #shakesfist

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec
JustJames

lol, your hashtags are carrying over!! i think mate hits me harder? but it could be placebo…

Cavocorax

I can’t help it! I spend too much time on Tumblr and Twitter that it’s just part of how I do internetz speak now. :D

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75

I like this one; I do. I’m just not sure if I’d restock it or not. I ‘ll put it down as a maybe because it’s nice to have teas that aren’t just black all the time, but there are others that I prefer more.

Only two more Night Vale teas to try this weekend and my mini-goal has been met! :D

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70

It’s a mate! Roasty and nutty and sweet!
I’d pick Thor over the Apache Tracker any day.

OMGsrsly

A taste of Thor? ;)

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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!

Ratings:
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)

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