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1415 Tasting Notes

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This is good, but not as good as I expect from a “Fancy French Tea”™. I get a little bit of fruit and a bit of cream, and it’s nice, but not zomg, if you know what I mean.

Thanks for sharing Sil! I’m still happy I had a chance to see what this was all about.

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72

Goodbye, goodbye you slimy green tea of deceptive sweetness. (169)
It was tasty, but I can no longer handle the green sludge on my cup staring at me while I drink it. I’ve got one cup left and I’m passing it on to someone who may enjoy it more than I did.

Dropped my rating.

Sil

NOT ME!

Cavocorax

Hahaha. Would I do that to you?
I was thinking the mystery box depending who it is going to next. It’s just ONE cup! Someone will give it a good home.

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84

Chocolate, hazelnut, coffee!!!!
Oh, and I guess tea?

It’s a magic happy makeup potion!
(I wouldn’t need it if I had actually gone to sleep at midnight but I stayed up another hour reading this great fic and then couldn’t get my brain to shut up after because I wanted more but couldn’t keep my eyes open… Kindles with built-in reading lights will be my downfall!)

Dustin

I have such a hard time with brain shut off at bedtime too! A lot of the times it is spinning about jewelry designs/plans or what tea I’m going to drink in the morning.

oddree

How much do I love my Kindle paperwhite? Lots and lots. And lots.

Cavocorax

Dustin – YES! I know that feeling when you are so inspired/excited to get going on something. Lame as it sounds, I felt the same way about designing our company’s website. :P

Oddree-Which version do you have? I have the original paperwhite, but I cracked it 2 months ago and I’m looking to replace it in the summer. Not sure if there’s a real difference between version 1 and 2, or if I should wait until September to see if they announce a Paperwhite 3… It sucks I broke mine after less than a year though, but it’s manageable… for now. Even though the cracks in the light are so obvious at night. /0\

OMGsrsly

I wish wish wish I had gone with a backlit Kobo, seeing as the Sony store just merged with Kobo. :/ I still read more on my phone because I don’t need to have a room light on.

Cavocorax

What do you think of Kobo? I’ve found them to be very competitive with ebook prices compared to Amazon. That sucks you regret not having the light though. :|

OMGsrsly

I haven’t really looked. I don’t like the infinite scrolling thing they have going on, so I’ve pretty much ignored everything. I do have a $10 credit I should use, but I’m not sure what to get. It’s hard to justify $15 on an ebook when I can get the paperback for less (used book store…).

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79

I drank a huge cup of this earlier with maple agave and milk, as per usual. It’s in a black DAVIDsTEA tin and I’m down to the “S”. At this rate I’ll probably still have some next Fall, but I’ll just overleaf it to keep the flavour up.

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85
drank Cinnamon Cookie Puer by Lupicia
1415 tasting notes

The first few sips: Hmm. This is ok . Dark. Rich. It’s decent.

The next few minutes: OMG. Something smells amazing. It’s like fresh baking. And like fancy whiskey and other dark earthy things. Tobacco. Gun oil.

After: It’s the tea? Oh wow. Now that it’s cooled I taste far more cinnamon and puerh. The mouthfeel does suggest a warm pastry. Excellent.

Will have to re-steep this one as well. Today may be a day of many resteeps and less variety but that’s ok. I want to experience this tea completely.

ETA: So far I love Lupicia. What don’t I love? Their 50g bags aren’t resealable. Also, they don’t ship to Canada and when I emailed to ask if they had any plans to change their international policies I got nothing. Nothing but heartbreak.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

This sounds tasty!

keychange

the bags aren’t resealable! are you serious?!?!?!!?

TeaBrat

I find if you just put a rubber band around them after you open them, they are fine for the most part. Occasionally I transfer mine to tins though.

whatshesaid

Why do tea companies love to hate on Canada?!?

TAKE MY MONEY!!

keychange

No kidding! ship to us, ffs!!

Dustin

I had this in my basket on my last order, but I decided to be reasonable and took it out. Now I have nothing but regrets. :(
I love the smell of gun oil.

Shmiracles

i’m getting some lupicia from a friend in a swap! it’s in the mail!
and i’ve had a lupicia order open in my browser for weeks! this will be a lupicia spring & summer. completely.

Sil

i bought bag closing things from TTC in my last order and they work nicely for lupicia bags and others that are not resealable.

Cavocorax

Yay for swaps!
And I will have to keep an eye open for those clips!

Dustin

I have gotten the clips that Lupicia sells for much less at grocery stores before. It looks like Ikea and Amazon have them too. http://www.amazon.com/BEVARA-SEALING-ASSORTED-COLORS-SIZES/dp/B004HHATDU/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1397004788&sr=8-8&keywords=chip+clips
Personally I just use small binder clips. http://www.amazon.com/OfficemateOIC-Metallic-Binder-Assorted-31053/dp/B008OIB4AK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1397005079&sr=8-8&keywords=binder+clips

And I’m in on the Lupicia spring! At the end of May I’ll be heading out to where they have a couple stores! I’m suuuuuuper excited. Forget visiting with family and friends, I’m going tea shopping!

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85
drank Cinnamon Cookie Puer by Lupicia
1415 tasting notes

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90

Thank you Sil!!! (173)

This was a tea that really caught my attention when I read everyone else’ reviews. It sounded so amazing and now I have a cup and I’m so excited. :D It smells wonderful.

And the taste is quite divine! Wow. Seriously, wow. I better not dump those leaves by mistake because I need to get a few resteeps out of this. It tastes really juicy and fruity and, like Sil said, just a little savoury too. It’s complex. Each sip is a little different but they are all SO juicy. OMG.

I nearly broke my finger trying to hit the rec button. (slight exaggeration)

ETA: The resteep was quite nice but the end of that cup felt a little salty almost. So careful on the resteeps!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

haha i’ve got lots of this and others from TTC if you want to “trade” for something

Cavocorax

Oooh. I would like more of this if you see anything of mine you’d want to swap for. :D

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96
drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
1415 tasting notes

Ok, I didn’t want to rip open this bag until my samples were a bit more under control, and I think that since I’m down 75 samples in 19 days or so (which, btw I ROCK), I think I’m allowed to splurge on this tea. It’s soooooo good.

HIGH FIVES EVERYONE ELSE IN TEAM NINAS JAPON

Courtney

Japon ftw.

VariaTEA

HIGH FIVE!!!!!!!!!!! Also, 75 samples in 19 days is incredibly impressive so go you!!

whatshesaid

Wow, that’s a lot of tea in 19 days!!

Cavocorax

Thanks! They were mostly ALL one cup samples so that made it much easier but MAN, that was a lot of new tea to try and log. :P

whatshesaid

That’s still 75 cups of tea, haha
Crazy! Admirable, but crazy!

I need someone crazy to come drink all my tea for me, help me clear out my stash :P

Kaylee

That’s amazing. Good job with all the sipdowns!

Amariel

sssssooooooooo goooooooodddddd

Sil

Hahahahahaha…. ;)

I opened this one day of pretty much…..my other couple from Nina’s are waiting to be opened heh

whatshesaid

Does Nina’s have a website to shop from yet? How do you order?

Courtney

You can order from Amazon.com whatshesaid. :)

whatshesaid

Cool, thanks! I will have to check if Amazon.ca has it too :)

VariaTEA

They don’t :(. You have to go through the American Amazon but if I recall, the shipping wasn’t too bad.

whatshesaid

Aww. Well something to keep in mind for the future I guess! Thanks for the heads up :)

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81
drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
1415 tasting notes

Coooool cucumber, even in a warm brew. I’ll have to cold steep some of this. I love it.

VariaTEA

You inspired me. I now have a bottle of Cool Cucumber cold brewing in the fridge,

Cavocorax

Woohoo! Is it, perhaps, in a MASON JAR?

Cavocorax

Oh snap. Nevermind. It’s a bottle. I can read. :P

VariaTEA

Haha. No, it is not in the mason jar. Though I really should prep something in the mason jar for tomorrow.

Roswell Strange

Yay team Mason Jar!

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86
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1415 tasting notes

Sipdown! I had one cup iced, and one cup hot and both were quite delicious.
Goodbye Paris! I don’t think we’ll be seperated for too long. (174)

Marzipan

One of my favorite standbys.

TeaBrat

mine as well

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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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