1677 Tasting Notes

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drank Thé de Lune by Mariage Frères
1677 tasting notes

We went to the zoo today and I rushed out the door without any tea and while we had a great AWESOME day, (especially because no one was there!) I’m totally drained and in need of tea.

I wanted something fantastic, and this is it.

I can’t believe JustJames sent a sample of this as I would totally be tempted to hoard it. :P OTOH, when you have something fantastic it’s exciting to see how others like it too. Either way, THANK YOU. :P

And so, how to describe this? I wish I hadn’t drank all of this today in a way because my head isn’t quite able to describe this.

It’s liquid moonlight. Vanilla dancing with cornflowers. Soft perfume floating in the air and a touch of sweet blackberry fruit to give it some weight.

I had Adagio’s Jane Austen Mafia yesterday, and this is the grown-up version of that. Superb.

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

Liquid moonlight is a wicked description.

Veronica

Love your description. I’m now lusting after this tea!

TeaBrat

sounds nice!

caile

That does sound fantastic!

Cavocorax

I’m glad you guys liked my description! :) It was a very lovely tea.

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81
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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94
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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This is my standby tea for roleplaying day. It’s just a great tea, and one that I always want to re-steep, which makes it easier/quicker for me to refill while we play!

MissB

Ah, roleyplaying day! I love it. I have a board game playing day, however yours sounds much cooler.

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78
drank Violette by Dammann Freres
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And here’s another fantastic sample from JustJames. The base is light and delicate in a way that I associate with french teas, while the smell of violets pervades the cup.

This is an enjoyable cup, but not one that I would go out of my way to pursue – I just don’t think I’m THAT into floral teas. Still, I won’t say no to the occasional cup.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Mango Lassi by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh, gosh. I really love this. Smooth creamy orange, and soothing chamomile… I’m hoping to get more from VariaTEA in a swap! :)

(no. I didn’t add Kahlua to this. I’m not much of a drinker).

OMGsrsly

That could be interesting, though. Mango gingerbread?

Amariel

I think it tastes like Buttercream without the white tea.

VariaTEA

I meant to check today how much of everything I have but I got so sidetracked with all my new teas that I completely forgot. I will check in the morning and we will definitely arrange our swap before Monday.

Cavocorax

That sounds great! And you got new samples? That’s so exciting. :)

VariaTEA

I got 25 g of 25 different teas so I am in tea heaven right now. Especially given I also have teas in the mail from 52 teas and a couple of swaps on their way. I am a happy, HAPPY girl! Unfortunately though, no one seems to have ever had tea from the tea shop I shopped at today so I need to make pages for all my new teas.

MissB

Ha! I did the same thing with the tea place by my house, and same deal – had to input them all into Steepster. Normally I love doing that… more time consuming when you have 20+.

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Hmmm. This one isn’t as good with Gingerbread Kahlua. It’s still tasty, but not nearly as good as Gingerbread tea as a mix. (Probably for obvious reasons)

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh! OMG.

The secret to this tea is to brew 10oz of this tea, then mix a combo of 6 more oz Gingerbread Kahlua and milk.

I am in love!

MissB

Oh wow. That sounds amazingly decadent. Gingerbread Kahlua?!

Cavocorax

Yeah! We saw it in the liquor store today and I had to take it home! They also had a peppermint one, but… this was a no-brainer.

MissB

I am so looking for this the next time I’m at the liquor store. Wowza. That, with this tea, and some of OMGsrsly’s maple whipping cream… yowza!

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79
drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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And that’s the last of this. I enjoyed every cup of it, but don’t feel like I need to re-stock it any time soon. I realized that my H&S teas were a bit flat because I was underleafing. Silly me. These Nordic mugs are 16 oz – not the 12 I’m used to. It still tastes a little “thin” but I’m enjoying the stony fruits.

Bye for now!

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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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