1700 Tasting Notes

drank S'mores Chai by 52teas
1700 tasting notes

Backlog: This was a sipdown from earlier today. It tasted a bit flat, and I sorta felt better about not placing that 52 Teas order I almost grabbed on impulse. I’ll wait until I really get hooked on a sample again before I give it a try.

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So I’ve been remiss in my tasting notes, but I have been working on Operation Sipdown today. I finished off two teas so far, and this one is a sipdown, courtesy of Sil.

I think I’m in agreeent with her that this is a decent tea, but not necessarily mindblowing. I want to add milk to it, and that is never a good sign. But, I’m happy I tried it because I had this impression i my head that Mariage Freres = INCREDIBLE.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Sipdown! I gave the rest of this to VariaTEA as well as a ton of other samples. I didn’t count them. I just kept adding. Mwahahah.
Hopefully she finds more of the Herbal Infusions teas that she enjoys!

This one is sorta flat. I’m less enthused about it now that I’m not drinking it on Christmas day. Sorry Santa’s Milk!

VariaTEA

NO!!! no more of this! I literally have one bag of this that is still sealed and another that is 3/4 full. And I really don’t like it all that much. haha.

VariaTEA

Oh well, I guess I will now have an excessive surplus of this to find the perfect way to brew it.

Cavocorax

Oh snap. Maybe I didn’t share it with you? I tried not to give you more of the 3 you told me about, but some are so similar in my head that I mixed them up. :O

/0\

VariaTEA

Hahaha. Whatever happens, happens.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I started with this today and while it should have been amazing and wonderful, I didn’t time it properly and left it in too long and it’s too strong.

But I’m awake now after having had it!
(And that coffee from Tim Hortons that was hidden in a Lowe’s. Why are there Subways and Tim Hortons tucked away in hardware stores now? I don’t care – it’s where my bus gets off so I can always have Timmies before work if I want it!)

Happy Friday!

caile

Happy Friday! :-)

__Morgana__

Happy Friday! And it’s a long weekend, too! (In the USA.)

Cavocorax

Is it? Even better for you guys! :D

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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And another sipdown! :O

This was so good. I’m totally relaxed for bed. :)
Good night, Steepsterites! Good night!

JustJames

i have a sample of this….. hmmm. thinking, thinking….

VariaTEA

Would you like some more Cavo? I haven’t quite sealed up your package. I think I counted 23 teas though and 24 is such a nicer number :P

VariaTEA

*24 is a much nicer number.

OMGsrsly

Do it, VariaTEA, do it! :D

VariaTEA

It has been done!

MissB

It’s a decaf, and really finicky about being oversteeped. Try it, JustJames! VariaTEA, do it… ;)

VariaTEA

I am learning from you MissB! I just keep adding and adding. I think I opened and resealed the swap package to Roswell Strange like 4 times. I have to say though, it is very satisfying to both reign in my own cupboard and share with others.

Cavocorax

Omg. :O
I’m laughing at this on the bus and I don’t care! I feel spoiled.

Terri HarpLady

I love our community!!

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This was a quick and obvious sipdown as I get so excited about this tea that I MUST HAVE IT immediately. I’ll miss it, but it’s one less baggy floating around my collection, making it untidy. :P

(file that under weird reasons to drink a specific tea)
Thanks again MissB for surprising me with this!

Fjellrev

Not weird at all! I’ve even had a tea before just for the mere fact that it was sitting in my cupboard/box a certain way and I didn’t want it there haha.

Cavocorax

Hahaha. I love Steepster. :) I’m glad you guys are out there and understand!

Shmiracles

we totally understand!! i have a weird sense of accomplishment when my tea cupboard fits nicely within the space i’ve allotted it.

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Woah! I just dumped a scoop of this in my timolino full of milk, shook it and left it in the fridge for 2 days.

THIS IS GREAT. It’s so dark and creamy. I love it.

VariaTEA

Oh Cavo, you always inspire my matcha prep practices. I will have to give this a try once me and my matcha are reunited.

Cavocorax

Do I inspire you with how lazy I am with my matcha? :P I always feel like it’s matcha abuse, but it turns out nicely!

VariaTEA

Haven’t you heard that lazy people will always find the most efficient way to do a task so they can get it over with quickly? You taught me to mix matcha in cold milk and most of the time that is far easier and tastes much better than prepping it in hot water like a tea.

OMGsrsly

That is if you’re not too lazy to do it in the first place, VariaTEA! ;) I need to try this. I still have the Bubblegum matcha to try (I think). I’m a little suspicious of it…

Cavocorax

I don’t blame you, OMG! I think there’s a reason that I won such a large amount of it. It’s a little odd.

Laziness wins. :D

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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So my throat feels less scratchier now than it did this morning. Let’s hope it stays that way! My head, OTOH, feels like crap. Advils, water and tea haven’t made a dent in it. :O Is it a sinus headache? Is it because I’ve had too little/too much caffeiene? Yipes.

I’ll just sit and sip away at this and eat carrots and dip and try not to think about it. I love Paris. Thanks MissB for the awesome sale on this one. :) I’ve got enough to last me awhile and now I have no reason to pay $15 shipping from the U.S.

Tuscanteal

I have one sachet left of this and then I’m out. I need to do a H&S order soon on this one!

VariaTEA

I was going to say I am glad you are feeling better and then I continued reading only to realize one symptom left but another took it’s place. In that case, I will say that I hope you feel better soon!

Cavocorax

Thanks! I can stop complaining now. Paris took my headache away. Or seems to have! :D

And Tuscanteal – if you’re only looking for Paris, check Chapters – sometimes you can get it from there. Also, I think other places in Canada do too… (Just to save you the outrageous H&S shipping fees)

VariaTEA

Yay! Tea makes everything better :)

keychange

My prayers to the universe:
1) that you feel better soon.
2) that we may never run out of Paris!

Tuscanteal

Yay! You’re feeling better. Yeah I can ship to the states… I’m sure if Miss B wanted a vacation, I could step in a tea mule, as I live about 20 mins from the American border.

Cavocorax

LOL @ Keychange. :)
And that’s awesome Tuscanteal!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Thanks MissB for this goodnight cup. Everyone is asleep. Now I will slip into bed and cuddle my cat until her purrs knock me out.

Maybe my site throat will be gone tomorrow! :D

Terri HarpLady

I hope so! :)

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I could only drink half of that DT Cold 911. I imagine it’s one to drink when your sinuses are so full that that would be the only tea you’d still taste.

It was too strong for me.

I like this one though. It’s one of my top picks from the Herbal Infusions set. That minty coolness at the end of each sip is quite nice!

Tuscanteal

I’m so done with cold teas now that I am feeling better. The whole time I was sick I wanted nothing more than cold teas, but deep down wanted a nice black. Then I’d make one and it would be such a waste. Now that I can have black again… I look at those chamomile/lemon/ginger/whatever blends and scoff.

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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.

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