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1390 Tasting Notes

77
drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
1390 tasting notes

Woo! This sipdown puts me at 200 teas. That’s about 52 sipdowns since the 19th. HOLY SMOKES.

It helps that they were pretty much all one-cup size, but still. #PatsSelfOnBackProfusely :D

Now to get down to 150 in the next month! It’ll be harder since a lot of my little samples are gone, but, it’s nice to have goals!

And this was a free sample from Yezi! I think it’s my least favourite of the three, but it still is a nice straight black. Smooth, a little malty, and a little sweet – quite enjoyable, but for some reason not quite worthy of poetic prose like the other two. Still, I recommend Yezi teas! You can tell they are high quality, and worthy of many steeps!

Dexter3657

WOW Good job. 52 is lots…

Sil

hmmm i’ve never tried this one. thought i’d gone through all of their blacks. damn now i need to drink those up too so i can place another order!

Dexter3657

According to my cupboard, I have some of this. If you so – I can send some in your next package….

Sil

that would be great dex! no rush obviously

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79

I’m drinking this cup as part of Operation:NoStaleTea since this tea is about 10-11 months old. It was the first Assam that I truly loved and it holds a place in my heart for that, but I don’t think it needs a place in my cupboard anymore. There’s something about it that I like less than, say, Tiger Assam. :D

Sil

Yay! Thankfully black teas are more forgiving.

TeaBrat

I think it takes plain black teas a long time to go stale, like 5 years or more. I have noticed flavored black teas can lose their flavoring rather rapidly.

Cavocorax

Is it the whites/greens that go stale quicker? I think puerh is good forever, right?

TeaBrat

yes, whites, greens and green oolongs. I believe puerh is good forever because it supposedly improves with age…

Sil

aye what teabrat said. that’s why i usually have like one green in my cupboard… 2 whites and a very very small handful of oolongs. I don’t want to drink them as often so there’s no point to stocking up. and yeah…i tend to try and drink flavoured blacks sooner rather than later because you never know with flavourings..

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81
drank Chocolate Mint Rooibos by Zen Tea
1390 tasting notes

Last sipdown for the day! (201)

I had other cups but couldn’t log them all because we were doing our roleplaying game and that kept me busy.

This is a pretty decent cup. I haven’t been craving rooibos as much lately so I dropped the rating down on this from 90 to account for that.

But I’m pretty happy for this sipdown. It’s one of my oldest teas so that’s two birds with one stone! :D

Sil

Yay for finishing up old teas!

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84

Sipdown! (203)

I’m drinking this with my resteep of LB Chocolate Genmaicha (separate cups). It’s tasty. I enjoyed it but am in no rush to re-order. It seems like I enjoy these more in the Fall.

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94

And thankfully, this is NOT a sipdown. I only need 4 more in the next two days — I should be able to do that without trying! So this is a reward tea. m trying to decide if I should grab another oz of this in our joint order!

Sil

I kinda thing you could almost just get cacao + LB…. Sure you’d miss out on he the rice…but how much does it add….

Cavocorax

That’s not a bad suggestion!

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67
drank Bubblegum Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1390 tasting notes

Sipdown! (204)

I don’t know about this one. It’s just too weird a flavour for me. It was fun as a novelty latte, but I don’t think I’d ever want to buy it when there are other flavours I love so much more!

TeaBrat

this just sounds… weird. ;-)

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86

This was so freaking amazing. Thank you Sil! (207)

I boiled a little bit of water and mixed it with the matcha so that it was nice and smooth, and then filled my cup with milk. It was so amazingly delicious that I drank the entire cup while waiting for my other tea to steep.

Strawberry milk!

keychange

Oh I want! what was the flavouring level, do you know?

Sil

Should have been distinctive if I remember right

VariaTEA

I has this at delicate level and it is still really good.

Cavocorax

Yeah, it was distinctive! I will have to get more at some point. I FINALLY placed my first order for matcha so I can get into the reviews cycle. :D

Tealizzy

I ordered some of this last week! Sounds so good! :)

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72
drank Après la pluie by George Cannon
1390 tasting notes

Another one from Sil (206)

I only need 6 more sipdowns in the next two days! HOLY MOLY. I’m totally amazed.

And this puerh is rather good. It’s very earthy but I can taste a little bit of sweetness to it. It makes me think of caramel more than vanilla fruitiness, but it’s still good. I wouldn’t crave this often, but it’s a tasty.

Thanks!

Sil

I think I need 15 or something over today/tomorrow ll

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81
drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
1390 tasting notes

My throat is sore, but this tea is refreshing and cooling, even while it’s warm. It’s good. Totally good. This Spring collection has been much better than the previous collections, but sadly that doesn’t say much.

VariaTEA

Oh no. Hope your throat feels better soon!

Amariel

I had mine yesterday with a sore throat too.

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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+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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