1774 Tasting Notes

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
1774 tasting notes

I liked this and now it’s gone and onto my shopping list. :)

Thanks Sil! (167)

I’m watching one last episode of SPN (4.08) before we have company over and then I won’t have control over the tv! Oh noez! :P Happy Holidays.

Sil

dude just find something to trade me for the rest of mine hahaha

Sil

(cheaper tea an option too since this will go to a good home. i like it but i always lean towards other teas first)

Cavocorax

Sure – we could work something out! Once I have something you want. :P How much do you have?

Sil

remind me again later… it’s not a HUGE amount but likely an ounce or a bit more?

Cavocorax

Sounds good. An oz is probably all I need.

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73
drank Lemoncello by American Tea Room
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This was another tea from Sil! I think I agree with her that while it’s a very nice lemon rooibos, it’s not quite as nice as the one from Della Terra!

I’m happy to have tried it though. :)

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And this was another extra sample from Sil!

It’s really good, although it sorta reminds me of Ruby Pie? Maybe just because I had it yesterday and the memory of the strawberry is lingering on.

This is a nice tea. I have enough for one or two more cups, and I’m looking forward to them.

Sil

It’s nice as a cold brew

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Thank you CrowKettle for the bag of this! It’s going next to my Butiki teas!
I don’t really taste much of the base but I love the smell of this, and the hazelnut is really good.

I’m happy to have more!

Plunkybug

It is sooo good. I have a little left…kinda scared to finish it off, cuz then it will be gone, but it is really yummy.

Sil

want them to have an ecommerce site like they were supposed to. I despise their site..

Cavocorax

Yeah. Yeahhhhhh. I keep meaning to email them. I’d rather a real website than sending emails back and forth to arrange an order…. Of course I might do it.

Cavocorax

Ok, I finally sent an email. :P

Plunkybug

Their site is pretty sucky, agreed.

Sil

they were supposed to revamp the site back in like.. october. that’s what the woman said. but yeah..no change.

Cavocorax

Well, if they reply to my email, I’ll let you guys know!

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11
drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks Janelle for letting me try this one! (167)

It’s not a bad tea, but this blend isn’t as memorable as Santa’s Little Helper or Read My Lips. I do like the banana walnut combo, and I can actually taste the calendula too, but it is a little salty, like Tea Sipper mentioned in their review.

I’m still happy I tried it!

ETA Oh. Oh, YUCK. As it cools it really tastes like Play-Doh. No exaggeration. Swooooosh

OMGsrsly

LOL. Mmm, play doh.

tea-sipper

Yep, playdoh.

Cavocorax

There – I updated my rating to match the play doh.

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I drank this one earlier without really knowing what it was. It smelled sweet, rich and a little spicy and tasted fruity and… heavy?

When I looked it up I realized it was orange citrus and once I had that in my head it was very obvious to my taste buds. Whoops. I need to get better at identifying it without knowing what I’m drinking. :P

Overall this is a nice tea, but I think I’d prefer an actual EG to this one. Thanks Sil for letting me steal a scoop!

Sipdown (168)

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11
drank Papayarama by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlog:
I tried this again as a cold-brew while the power was out as it seemed like it’d be better that way.

It wasn’t.

Still, I’m happy I tried it because how else would I know?
(Sipdown)

Sil

I totally read this as pyjamarama. Such a better name.

OMGsrsly

Sil, there needs to be a tea called “Pyjamarama”.

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88
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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Backlog:
I was happy to get more of this one! It was warm and strawberry sweet with a little bit of tart to back it up. The base on this is just excellent.

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Backlog: I made this one yesterday on the iron stove too! We were sitting in the living room, just chatting by candlelight when everyone wanted tea!

No one ever wants tea! :O

So I grabbed my TARDIS teapot and made a pot of this one. Our guests don’t really drink tea (in fact they’ve NEVER had EG), but I thought this one was standard enough that it was more likely to be enjoyed.

And I was right! Good thing they’re not like Sil!

JustJames

you have a tardis teapot???!!!!!!! SO jealous!

Roswell Strange

Ditto the jealousy.

Cavocorax

This is it here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ef6d/?pfm=Search&t=tardis%20teapot

My boyfriend picked it up from our local comic store and gave it to me for my birthday in the summer(as well as a Flash hoody, a minecraft pick axe, and Tardis/Dalek Salt and Pepper shakers!) I was really happy because I know he HATES Doctor Who (I know, right? But I didn’t know I liked it until AFTER we met, so I can’t say that’s a dealbreaker. Haha) and it was just sweet of him to support my fandoms/interests even if he’s encouraging something he’d rather run away from. :P

Sadly it doesn’t get enough use as I rarely use the pot for myself, and I don’t often have company. And when I do, I get nervous about making them tea because what if I pick the wrong oen? :O /hermitlife

JustJames

that is awesome. truly awesome. =0) thank you for showing me. first smile of the the day.

Cavocorax

I hope it’s not your last!
(Seriously, I hope your day picks up!)

JustJames

i think it happens to everyone sometimes…. just never to me before. i usually love this time of year. blah )=0[

Plunkybug

Why do I not have a TARDIS tea pot? Must fix this now. :P

Terri HarpLady

That teapot is awesome!

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlog:
Our power went out Saturday night so Sunday was a fail when it came to making tea. Partway through the day we realized we still had warm water so I made a cup of this with warm water and it turned out decently.

I was desperate.

Later, we had family stop by with wood for the cast iron stove, and once we had that ripping hot, I was able to make another cup of this properly, and to share! It was perfect.

Stephanie

:) sounds like a cozy power-outtage :)

Cavocorax

It was, actually. It could have been much worse, although I’m happy to get the power back. It didn’t take long for me to kill the battery on my phone looking for updates!

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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!

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65-75: It’s good.
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