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1398 Tasting Notes

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drank Chocolate Mint Rooibos by Zen Tea
1398 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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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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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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drank Bubblegum Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1398 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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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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drank Après la pluie by George Cannon
1398 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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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
1398 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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It’s ok. It wasn’t memorable. What a shame.
Maybe Sil and Terri will enjoy it more!

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I just love Hugo Teas. I haven’t been disappointed by any of them. They just really know how to do straight black tea blends so well!

They might be awesome for other teas too; I’ve only had their black teas. OMG.

I’m celebrating hitting 210 with this cup. It’s a cup I can savour and enjoy; steep and resteep. I’m not drinking it because it’s in a ziplock bag that’s taking up room, or because I want to decrease my cupboard. I’m drinking it because it’s a vibrant and flavourful tea that feels like an appropriate reward for dropping my cupboard down 35 teas since the 19th and the *Sil*pocalypse.

Now that my cupboard is physically smaller (less fiddly bags around) I’m no longer in sipdown mode. I’ll try and focus on drinking some of my older teas now – I have 7 teas that will be in my cupboard for 1 year in the next two months, and it’s time to drink them to keep things fresh! (Except for Tardis. I still have 3 .5/6oz of that and I doubt it’s going anywhere fast. Mmmmm… Tardis.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

haha go you!

juliebeth

congrats!

Dexter3657

Sil pocalypse. LOL that’s funny – appropriate but funny. Good job on getting down to 210!!!

Cavocorax

Thanks guys. :D

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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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Markham, ON

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