1764 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown – 178!
And my spreadhsheet is up to date so I can see how many teas I actually have. Sil was right – I more than douled my collection. :D Thanks!

This tea was nice. I’m happy that I could taste yunnan-ish honeyed notes, as well as dark puerh without knowing exactly what to expect. It was good but not essential.

Thanks!

Sil

at least a bunch of those i gave you are like 1 cup’s worth since i got them in swaps from friends!

Cavocorax

Yeah, I love it. 1 cup is perfect. :)
Seriously. Should be down to 150 without trying by the end of Feb. I COULD push for 120 or 100, but I want to savour old and new. At least it looks pretty good on my shelf – not too crowded.

Sil

that’s great! I’m hoping i can make it to 150 by the end of feb…but i’m not holding my breath hahaha

Cavocorax

You totally could if you pushed! Oh, except I forgot about the incoming tea! :O

Sil

yeah 60+ incoming i’m guessing..

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83

I’m still logging teas from the giant bag Sil gave me (with samples from several other people, and a few surprise ones I got this week). It’s a nice way to spend the day, as I take a break from Korean Dramas.

Fated to Love You was so amazing though, you guys. It’s on Canadian Netflix and the main characters are awesome, even though the guy seems like a bit of a dick sometimes. I didn’t realise how tragic a romantic comedy could get though. (clutches tea close to her for comfort…)

I feel so stuffed up and sinusy, so this was a good choice. I wouldn’t mind being headless right now if it meant I felt better. :P The mint in this does help me feel like my head is clearing though.

This is still a good tea that makes me happy.

Poor Ned.

Sil

hahahahaha

Sil

because there’s NO WAY you’re only at 110 teas…

Cavocorax

There! Finished! I’m at 176 + one ‘smelly tea’ from Bonny that i can’t read the name of. :P

Sil

LOL does it smell really strange? might be hedgehog tea

Sil

also..YAAAY i’m less than you!!!

Cavocorax

OMG. Yes. That’s what it was! I had no idea what that said.

Cavocorax

Haha. I’m sure I could get down to 150 in not much time – so many of those are just one-cuppers. :) And I split about 20 or so of those up to send to North Bay to another friend! Bahaha.

OMGsrsly

SNEAKY! I approve. :D

Cavocorax

Excellent! (It’s for omens- you prob see me chat to her on twitter/instagram all the time, but she hasn’t been on steepster for ages)

OMGsrsly

Yes! SPN fan. :D Although I’ve been bad at twittering lately.

Cavocorax

SPN fan, and now… kdrama enabler. :P

Cavocorax

You’ve been posting tons to instagram though! And you got me to follow Hello Tailor, so thanks? :p

OMGsrsly

Muahaha. Hello Tailor is great. I love her costume analysis posts on tumblr.

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73

I finished this one up last night! It was good, and the raspberry was nice, but it didn’t blow me away like some of Butiki’s teas have. Glad to have had tried it, but at least I won’t be awake at night mourning THIS tea. (unlike some of her other ones)

Kittenna

Same feelings. I wasn’t blown away, and that was okay! I have 16 new teas to try as of yesterday, so one less to be sad about is a good thing.

Cavocorax

It is! I’ve only got so much room in my heart for ALL the teas. Some are ok to go away.

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drank The Earl's Valentine by DAVIDsTEA
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Y’know, I’m not even sure WHY I bought this one. I’m not big on roses, and chocolate in tea doesn’t generally work.

I guess I’m a sucker? I went in for Yogi Berry and grabbed this and 2 others that I hadn’t planned on!

But I have no regrets actually! It smelled weaker than I liked, but it’s actually quite flavorful! The carob is a nice tough, and while it is definitely floral, it’s not in your face perfumy about it. The only complaint? I’m not really getting much bergamot in there? I guess it’s hidden under the rose?

Oh, but the rose is becoming more prominent as the tea cools. It’s still enjoyable though. And it’s satisfying my sugar craving which is really the #1 reason to drink this.

Kittenna

Haha, glad you finally got that Yogi Berry. I really need to make a trip in soon – I have a free cup of tea from my bday expiring in about a week, and need to grab new teas before they disappear!

Cavocorax

Don’t forget!!! Of course you’ll go in for your free cup and buy enough to get free tea in the next quarter. It’s a trap.

Kittenna

Totally a trap. I had 4×50g this time, and let my mom redeem 3 of them, and my roommate (who contributes to the points balance) have the fourth. I got Oolong Supreme in the previous period, and simply don’t need more tea. (Also, I’m going to get the yellow Timolino. I legit use all 7 of mine, so I am justifying it.)

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drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks Sil!
I really enjoyed this as a nice flavoured puer but I agree that it could be a little stronger. Still, I love the orange in this and might grab more at some point!

Sil

:) hope i saved you from buying it haha

Cavocorax

Haha. You might have! I think I liked tealux’s flavored puers more than what Davids has. And maybe I"ll grow to appreciate unflavour puer more too!

Sil

i only picked this one up because of the smell…oh man the small… yum. otherwise i stay away from david’s puerhs as a general rule…well most of david’s teas lol contemplating key lime for my 50g freebie…

Dexter

I really like Davids Coffee Pu’erh. :))

Cavocorax

The smell was really great! It had just a little too much hibby tho. I can’t remember if I’ve had the Coffee but I’ll try it!

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drank Melange Laduree by Ladurée
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Thanks Bonny and Sil for sending this one over to me!
We’ve got ppl over but I’m sorta ignoring them bc they’re drinking and shouting loud opinions at each other, and I’m quiet and can’t get their attention and I have tea to log.

This is a nice floral-ish tea with some interesting notes. The bergamot is really mild and the vanilla is quite soothing. It’s actually quite relaxing.

Thank you! :D

VariaTEA

Haha Cavo. “I have tea to log”…definitely important business. When I would have study days with a friend, we would drink tea and she would think I was doing work because I was typing so much but really I was just writing tasting notes on steepster :P

Cavocorax

Totally important business!!!

And that’s hilarious. :P Steepster is so much work eh? But it’s IMPORTANT

MissB

Ooh, glad someone else got to try this!

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drank Not So Vanilla by Tippy's Tea
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Sipdown!

I split this up so I could share it with 3 others who were curious, and that left me enough for one final cup. It’s a nice choice to relax with while I wait for dinner – meat pies!

And I’m down to 90 teas! I am READY for the Toronto Tea festival!

Sil

you mean 290… giggling

Cavocorax

NO. That HAS to be an exaggeration. :P Don’t scare me or I’ll just bolt when I see you at the tea fest. Wild Cavo’s rarely come out into the open, y’know.

whatshesaid

73…so you weren’t a great big fan of this one eh?
not a superfan, at least

as for the 290, i suggest you put a costume on and if she approaches carrying what can only be a huge stash of tea for you – don’t reveal yourself!

also, i hope you guys post lots of TTF updates for us non-Torontonians on FB :)

whatshesaid

Costume/disguise…you know what i meant ;)

Cavocorax

It was great, and then it was good, and so I’m a little wary about it for the price. :P I might try it again later on! I do love vanilla bean!

And yes… that might be a good plan. >_>

Sil

i could go count..

Sil

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Cavocorax

No. NOOOOOOOOOO.
Just. No. :P

Sil

the answer is… 117! before our purchases arrive.

OMGsrsly

OMG that is a lot of teas!

Cavocorax

Hahha. That’s ridiculous. That will definitely double what I have. (Hopefully only in quantity and not volume…)

Cavocorax

:D (I can’t wait)

Sil

damn fine holiday is here!

Cavocorax

YAY!!!!!

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drank Raspberry Cocoa by Tippy's Tea
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I’m going to reset the rating on this tea bc I don’t want it to bring the reviews down for everyone else. It didn’t work for me, but I think it’s the raspberry/cocoa flavouring or combination. I never could enjoy Butiki’s Raspberry Truffle and lots of people thought that was fantastic so I’m certain the problem is with me.

juliebeth

no, it’s the raspberry tea thing. that’s the problem right there. nothing wrong with you. ;)

TippysTea

Yea, my wife’s sister in-law is the same way. She doesn’t like this tea at all. It’s the combination of raspberry and tea that doesn’t work. Can’t win them all, and that’s great. If you have any specific criticisms I’d love to hear them so that we can improve our blends.

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93

This tea is hitting all the right spots for me today. It’s lightly malty and very fruity with a touch of sweetness and some depth. It’s almost like a raisin bread (but only subtly). It looks like it’s no longer in stock, but I’ll have to keep my eyes open for new lots! I remember that if you bought $25 worth of samples, they’d ship it from China for free and that was a pretty good deal (for AMAZING tea).

Delicious! I seem to be a fan of Wild Mountain Teas. I also snagged an oz from Butiki while I had the chance!

Shmiracles

i noticed you read Ms Marvel recently!! i push all my favorite comics on all my friends. and i think Ms Marvel is a gateway comic hahahah

Cavocorax

Haha. That’s awesome. :D
Someone sent me the first 9 issues of Captain Marvel as well, so I’ll have to check it out! There’s so much out there that I know NOTHING about.

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97

Sad, sad sipdown. (101)
This tea is amaze.
Expensive, but amaze.
It’s 17.25/oz USD, which means that it’s a little over $21 CDN PER OZ. /0\

It was a great tea, but I don’t think I can ever justify buying more of it, unless my financial situation changes!

Cavocorax

I’m worried that this box from Sil will double my cupboard.

Sil

uh… yeah it probably will

Cavocorax

/0\ Also we have the TEA FESTIVAAAAAL. Can we go for a triple?
No. That would just be utterly ridiculous.

Sil

LOL how about double and a half

OMGsrsly

Cavo, it’ll be cool. You’ll be up near me again!

Sil

and i will not be there….anywhere near there…

OMGsrsly

Aww Sil. Not joining the ~200 teas party.

Sil

NO!! i figure i’ll be at about 150 by the end of this month/tea festival

Cavocorax

Well I’m at 100 now so I’m currently beating you. :P I will gloat for as long as I can!

ashmanra

My daughters are going to the Toronto Tea Festival. It would be so cool if you ran I to each other!

OMGsrsly

But Sil, I thought your goal was 50, not 150… ;)

Sil

omg srsly – 50 for december 2015

ASH!!! REALLY!!! Saturday morning is when Cavo; Kittenna and I will be there. I’m open to giving them my number if they want to meet the weirdos…

Cavocorax

Oooh – when will Kittenna be there? Is she meeting with us?

Sil

Cavo – We’re going to try and coordinate that next week – i warned her we’re going for early o clock because of prior commitments in the afternoon.

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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+)
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