1764 Tasting Notes

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Thank you to Sil and Dinosara for letting me have a cup of this!

I steeped it western style and I am really enjoying it. It’s dark and earthy but much sweeter than I would have expected. I’ll try to steep it a few more times, but so far this is a definite winner!

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Sipdown! 154

Thanks to Dinosara and Sil for letting me get my hands on a bit of this puer. I’ve been drinking it all evening in my little pot. I’ve been pouring multiple steeps into an 8 oz cups so that might be negating all the benefits of gongfu steeping, but it’s fun to try things out.

This one is nice and smooth and very earthy. There’s a bit of sweetness to it,and maybe something like raisin? I’ve had 14 oz of it so far and I might just keep up with it for the rest of the night!

Thanks!

Sil

haha awesome. glad you’re going to get a chance to try lots of various puerhs

Cavocorax

Woo! I really want to be able to appreciate them! Also, I bought 100g of Verdant’s 2006 Longyuan Hao Shu Tuo so….. I hope I love it? /0\

Cavocorax

Right? I need to change my paypal password and hide my Visa. :P (I’m sure I’ll like it. I have to)

Sil

i have some of that one…so i’ll try to get around to trying it and see what i think heh

Cavocorax

And if you want more, I can break some off. :P

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This was a cup that Sil sent over for me to try. I couldn’t tell you if it was the OLD Version or the NEW Version, so I’m just not going to bother rating it, but it’s a good cup. It reminds me a little of Laoshan Black! :O

Thank you Sil! Sipdown:155

Sil

old version :)

Cavocorax

LOL. Good thing I didn’t rate it. I guess I could delete this and move it to the old version but…. meh? I wasn’t super descriptive.

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
1764 tasting notes

156 – look at all those sipdowns. :)

Thank you VariaTea for giving me a sample of this. I’d heard a lot about it, but for some reason, never picked any up. I didn’t realize it was green rooibos! It gets lots of points for that. I can taste the guava and the passionfruit, but it’s not as sweet as I expected. I suspect it would taste even better iced, so I might grab a little more in the spring!

Thanks again! :D

Kittenna

It was only back for Halloween :(

Cavocorax

Aww. Booooo.Good to know. Guess I’ll jump on it next year.

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drank The Earl's Valentine by DAVIDsTEA
1764 tasting notes

I’ve had a few cups of this over the long weekend. It’s really surprising how much I love it but it’s nice and creamy, I can actually taste the chocolate, and the rose (while strong) isn’t smack-me-in-the-face floral.

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Another sipdown, courtesy of *Sil!

Thanks for teasing me with a cup of this delicious tea. I’ll try to get as many resteeps as I can out if it, and then pretend it doesn’t exist since I won’t be making any US order for a while. :P

Damn you, Canadian Dollar!

Maddy Barone

What you need to do about that darned Canadian dollar is find someone like me who goes up to Canada a couple times a year. have the tea shipped to one of us, and when we head north we can bring it with us. If you’re ion Winnipeg we can make an exchange right here. If you’re outside the Peg we can maybe post it from there… Not that I’m trying to be an enabler or anthing…

Kittenna

That helps with shipping, but the exchange rate being

Maddy Barone

Yeah, I see your point. Oh, well. There are a number of excellent tea companies on your side of the border too.

Cavocorax

I appreciate the offer, but yeah, it’s mostly the exchange that’s bringing me down. :| But, now it forces us to explore Canadian retailers more (and buying directly from Asia?)

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And I’m ending my night with this. It’s very nice and smooth, and I’m getting chocolate notes. It’s perfect. Now I’m looking up Tribute Tea’s website because I don’t know anything about the company and I’m interested in what else they have!

Thanks Sil/Terri!

Sil

I want to order from them when we come off hiatus…maybe once the dollar goes up…so we can do a joint order!

Cavocorax

Sounds good! :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, I’ve been looking at their site. O.o

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And here’s another Butiki tea, gone forever… 160

I’m not trying to sip these down on purpose, but I try a cup, really enjoy it, and gravitate back to it over the next few days. The last new blends were really well done and I have no regrets about drinking them while they are at their peak.

This was very maple-y, with a nice almond breadiness to balance it out. LOVELY.

Sil

That’s how I feel…they will be gulped up if I want them…no hoarding and drink them while they’re fresh! Butiki party!

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This tea should have been amazeballs, but it was just bland. Really bland. Maybe I steeped it wrong?

Thanks for passing it on though Sil! Maybe I just need to try this one again at a later date!
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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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