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1409 Tasting Notes

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drank Boatsman by RiverTea
1409 tasting notes

Just finished this tea today and sadly, dropped my rating a bit.
It’s a good tea, but it’s inconsistent. The flavouring chunks are so big they don’t disperse evenly so some cups are amazeballs and others are just ok.

221tea

lovely use of the word “amazeballs” ;)

juliebeth

amazeballs. :)

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79
drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
1409 tasting notes

Thank you Kat_Maria for this sample! I drank one bag last night and couldn’t stop myself from drinking the other today. It was that good.

It’s a smooth black cherry tea with a little bit of creaminess and lots of bright cherry notes. It’s a really cheerful tea for such a dismal snowy spring day. It almost makes me think of vanilla as well. I’m going to resteep this when I’m done to make sure I enjoy it to the MAX.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
donkeytiara

i was so surprised that I like this tea…that I LOVED this tea! I loved the pepper in it.

TeaBrat

the decaf version of this is pretty good as well

Kat_Maria

Lupicia knows how to flavor their teas so they taste like the Real Thing! No medicinal-cherry aftertaste to this one :D

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86
drank Zhen Qu by Butiki Teas
1409 tasting notes

OMG. This is freaking AMAZING. I don’t think I’d ever had this before but I added it to my wishlist after reading some reviews, and then I snapped it up when Shadowfall sold some of her stash. YES!

It’s very mellow black that’s almost creamy, and tastes like honey and malt, and I feel like I should just keep sipping it instead of typing up my note because it’s cooling as I write!

But no worries folks, this is a re-steeper!
I may, and I’m not sure yet, but I MAY like this more than the PTA! :O

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Stephanie

:D I love happy tea tasting notes :)

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94

Only one sipdown today, and it was for this. :O (175)
I love it. It was so good and I will get more with my next order.

scribbles

I love this one so much….I never wanna run out.

Sil

in forever from now….maaaay is so far away, for preorders only!

Cavocorax

I tried to make it last, but couldn’t. At least I have 3oz of LB stockpiled and regular Laoshan Green Genmaicha. Maybe I could add chocolate?

Sil

I feel like LB chocolate genmaicha is a side step from LB + cocoa :) so theres that….I, on het he other hand have about .75 ounces of LB left, 2oz of LB choc genmaicha only

Dexter3657

I’ve heard – that LB with H&S Soba Buckwheat is really good – maybe try something like as a replacement for Chocolate Genmaicha.

Cavocorax

I’ve never had Soba Buckwheat but I’ve seen a lot of reviews for it. I think I’ll try mixing with LB.

Also, Sil I could swap LB for LBCG if you get desperate or LB.

Sil

We’ll see how it goes..not having it would also force me to drink myother teas lol

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81

This tea smells like chocolate strawberry. It’s so good I don’t ever want to drink it; I could stand there and huff the bag all day. I couldn’t do that though. That’s just silly.

So I steeped it for 2 minutes. It smells so strongly of chocolate strawberry that the first few sips were disappointing! It tasted like muted strawberry chocolate with earthy puerh… But a few sips after that I paid more attention to the flavour and I feel like this is a flavourful blend I will want to resteep later this afternoon. And probably re-stock when I do my eventual order… The puerh is noticable but not overwhelmingly earthy/dirty etc and it goes well with the sweetness of the chocolate strawberry.

This was part of the shared order with Sil and Kittenna and I have to say that whoever picked this one did a good job! Thanks! I didn’t really pick much out myself but I’m happy with the Lupicia teas that we decided to share.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec
Dustin

I really like this tea! Now I want a cup after reading about it!

Cavocorax

I hope you have some near by?

Dustin

I do! :)

Stephanie

I wanna try it!

donkeytiara

I agree with your review. I think this tea is a good way to try pu’er for the first time, so the “barn floor” taste doesn’t take a new pu’er-er down for the count. :)

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79
drank Currant Affair by DAVIDsTEA
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79
drank Key Lime Pie by LuxBerry Tea
1409 tasting notes

Thanks to MissB for sending a few cups of this my way.

It’s a nice black that really does taste like Key Lime Pie, or, what I think Key Lime Pie tastes like – lemon meringue but with lime? It’s black and smooth and bright and very enjoyable.

Can’t wait to drink the rest of it!

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81

Twinkle, twinkle red-tailed hawk,
aren’t I happy that I’ve got
such a tasty bright new tea.
Oh darjeeling’s fine by me.
Twinkle, twinkle red-tailed hawk
yes I’m happy that I’ve got…

Sil

want miiiine!

Cavocorax

Monday? Hopefully Monday. At least you should be able to fit those on your shelf. :D

Terri HarpLady

Sil, did I send you a sample of it?

Sil

you did terri! and now this + keemun + double knit + tiger will be here on monday

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83
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
1409 tasting notes

I am getting low on this but I am less worried about that because a) I have people in Toronto who want to do a group order and b) Lupicia replied to my email to say that they WILL ship to Canada but you have to place your order first and then they’ll get back to you with the shipping cost.

So this wonderful, light, fruity oolong can be sipped down, but NOT forgotten. :D

keychange

You have no idea how excited I am about them shipping to Canada! omg!

Dexter3657

Working on a shared order right now…. it is so exciting. The hard part is trying to narrow what I want to a reasonable number…

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81

Thank you Steeped and Infused!
This was a free sample included in my last order. I’m not sure it’s on the website yet.

This is a really tasty and smooth coconut black tea. It’s creamy and almost buttery with the coconut. The almond nuts really enhance the flavour too. It’s good!

Amariel

Mmmm, coconut…

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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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