1774 Tasting Notes


162 – another sipdown, courtesy of MissB!

This one smelled so strongly that I decided I needed to drink it soon because
a) it smells intriguing
b) I’m worried it’ll corrupt my gentler teas.

I think it’s mostly fennel and anise, but maybe there’s a bit of mint hiding behind all of that. It’s intense, even after 3 min, but I think this would be the perfect tea or a sore throat. It’d probably coat and cool it and make me feel better. I’d definitely like it around for sick days.

For regular days, it’s nice when you want something punchier in the evening, without the caffiene.

Thanks again! This was a really unique blend!

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Sipdown! 163

Thank you, Sil and Terri! I really enjoyed this oolong and it was the perfect day for it. I used my little gongfu pot, and steeped two little cups worth at a time so that I could sit and relax with it, and even with a 30 second steep, it was really rich and roasty. I ended up drinking it for 2 hours! I would definitely drink more!

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Thanks for sharing Sil! I quite enjoyed this one! It was creamy and had a lot of christmas spices to it – notes of orange and zips of nutmeg and cinnamon. I drank it before I really had a chance to savour everything, but it was delicious and I’d try it again.


Haha oh man, I still haven’t written about this one yet. I’m glad she passed some down.


Thanks for giving it to her to begin with!

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Good. This tea is good. Apparently no one else has rated it but that just means more for meeeeeeeeeee.


Oh this makes me think I need to give Full Steam some love. It has been hiding at the back of the cupboard.


Do it! Full Steam is really great too. I know I’ll be sad when I’m out of all my Hugo teas.

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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
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I’ve had a few Butiki sipdowns lately, but I still have several cups left of this one. Phew. I love it, and I’ve never found anything quite like it. I shall savour every drop!

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Another day, another Yunnan. :P I have so many Yunnan samples but it’s great because I enjoy them.

This one seems nicer than some of the others I had. It’s brisk, but not astringent, and it has a nice lingering sweet after-note that makes me want to drink it slow and savour each sip.

Thank you Sil! (176)

What else is new in my world? KOREAN DRAMAS!
I listened to slashreport episode all about Korean Dramas (http://www.slashreport.com/wp/?p=256) and this was the lead-in that caught my attention:

Is your life lacking in hysterical sobbing and 24-hour binge watching of television in a language you don’t understand? Have you always craved an excuse to watch a genre of television that will destroy you so completely that watching someone robotically hug another person from behind is enough to break you into shattering tears? Do you need plotlines that include time traveling aliens and wealthy sons of industry who stand around bleakly with their hands in their pockets all the time? Do you like watching people get hella drunk in tents and then throw up around children’s playgrounds? Then Korean dramas are a thing that you need in your life, and for the first time since S1 of /report, Pru and Waldorph are here to deliver.


Anyway if you’re at ALL INTERESTED, I highly recommend FATED TO LOVE YOU. It’s on Canadian Netflix. It’s on American Netflix. It’s ALSO FREE TO STREAM HERE: http://www.viki.com/videos/1044095v-fated-to-love-you-aka-you-are-my-destiny-episode-1

The lead is a cheerful office worker who lets everyone stomp all over her and she sees herself as a post-it girl – common and disposable. But she’s amazing and you just want everything to go right for her and so you’ll watch her through all the ups and downs just to get to that happy ending. It’s listed as a romantic-comedy but don’t let that fool you. You’re going to cry. It’s just… let it happen. :| But it’s worth it. (I’m trying to watch other Kdramas but they just don’t compare…)

LOOK AT THIS ADORABLE WOMAN: http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/dramabeans/drama/2014/FTLY/FTLY_01/FTLY01-00191.jpg


Oh man, I don’t know if I even want to start with Korean dramas just because there is so much to watch as it is here haha. But if I do, I will check out Fated to Love You. :D


Well, this one is only 20 HOURS. :O
(Well, after watching 208 episodes of Supernatural, everything else is EASY in comparions)


I went and looked it up and Netflix thinks I will love it. So I may need to actually watch this.


Some of the humour is very over the top, and the sad is so sad, but I hope you enjoy it!!!

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This is one of the teas that MissB has sent back for us to try. For a bagged tea, it’s surprisingly good! It’s not as strong as other breakfast teas that I’ve had, but it does have enough of a kick to wake me up. I’m also getting notes of something underneath the tannic black – maybe fruit? But I’m enjoying it as I prepare to duel with FedEx. TODAY I WILL GET MY PACKAGE. (I got to the office at 9:30 yesterday and apparnetly the driver was here at 9:02 trying to drop off this wig we urgently need for a body that’s playing tomorrow. 9:02!!! That’s way to freakin’ early, FedEx.) So I got here at 8:15 because the commute was worked out completely in my favour and now I’m just sorta goofing around while I wait.

Thank you!

3 min, 0 sec

sometimes your life makes me laugh…


Oh! This was the tea offered in the 1120 euro/night room in Dublin…


How about all my awful typos? /0\ I should not be online unsupervised sometimes, especially before my 2nd cup of tea. :P

BTWWIG WAS DELIVERED. At 10:30. So I totally could have slept in instead of getting up at 6:30am. C’est la vie? (Oh and it wasn’t exactly the right colour either so I hid and read the snarky version of 50 Shades of Gray bc it’s awful and hilarious and as close to the real deal as I wanna get and I needed a distraction from feeling like I messed up, when it wasn’t necessarily my fault anyway. (http://www.snarksquad.com/category/books-2/fifty-shades/fifty-shades-of-grey)



Sometimes I feel like the snarky version is still too close! :P


Yes. Yeah, I totally get that. At least the snarky one hides the horrible with laughter, and I can only hope that maybe ppl who liked the book see some of it and rethink any misconceptions they might have? :P But that’s not likely.

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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Ugh. Just, ugh.
I don’t know what happened with this cup, but I took a sip and made such a terrible face that J noticed and asked what was wrong. I can’t drink this.

(It was ok the first time I had it, but it looses its flavour and becomes bitter as it cools. And apprently it’s finicky. PASS)


:( :( :(




Right? Total fail! It was fine however they made the sample, but I had 3 cups and only one was as good. But the smell is so strong too. I think it’s like DAVIDsTEA’s root beer where I feel self conscious for drinking it around ppl because of the very strong and odd smell. Not safe at work or at home. :P

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Sipdown 174

Thanks Sil for letting me try this. I may have messed it up though – I didn’t realize it was a big jumble of different teas instead of a black blend, and so I went for 4 minutes at boiling. WHOOPS.

I did taste strawberry and some nice black notes, but it was also a little bitter too. Very interesting though! I won’t rate it, but I think I’d be interested in trying it again at a later date.


heh. yeah those blends are sneaky

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Sipdown, 176!

So I don’t mean to be a jerk, but I really can’t tell the difference between all the different Yunnan’s. Maybe it’ll be easier after I try a few more. It’s not a real complaint though – I love yunnans! And this one is nice and bright, with cinnamon, honey, and maybe a little squash.

Thank you Sil/Terri!


I’ve only tried a couple myself so I am by no means an expert haha.


i feel that way about dian hong….most all taste the same to me

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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.


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!

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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