1708 Tasting Notes

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drank Cucumber Mango Shou Mei by 52teas
1708 tasting notes

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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drank Konami Code Tea by Adagio Teas
1708 tasting notes

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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drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
1708 tasting notes

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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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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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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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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And on to the next Night Vale tea! I think I have maybe 3 left?

This is one that I know I like, and it’s not dark/mate/desert-y like I associate with this fandom. It’s light and airy and mostly peach. I like it, but don’t think I need more of it.

I should try to steep it longer next time to coax more flavour out!

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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The first few sips of this weren’t anything special, but then it subsided and now I’m getting a creamy EG. It’s a little astringent – I should have steeped at 205F instead of 212F. Whoops. Guess I was too busy not staring at the hooded figures to brew this correctly.

It’s good. I wouldn’t restock it though.

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Sorry Carlos. You may be perfect, but your tea is not.
I’m not sure what it is? It’s strong, and chocolatey but also slightly astringent? And just… idk. Lacking.

It’s a tea that only Cecil could love.

aisling of tea

I find all of adagio’s black teas to be very astringent, and I end up steeping them at well under boiling to try and avoid it.

Cavocorax

I’ll have to use a lower temperature next time!

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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.

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