1774 Tasting Notes

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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
1774 tasting notes

I love this tea, and I love doing geek things so I am taking a break from playing Destiny with my bf to watch Supernatural and get ready for my convention.

It’s going to be in 20 days and I still have 26 episodes to watch. I CAN DO THIS. I actually think I’ll be able to!

This tea though, really, it’s freaking awesome.

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Yeah, I have to watch the last 13 episodes of season five before the new season starts and WHAT CONVENTION?

Cavocorax

I’m going to the Supernatural Convention in Toronto on Oct 11th! I’m SO FREAKING excited – I’ve been working on a costume and everything. I couldn’t afford to go for the whole thing so I decided to go Sat so I could see pretty much every EXCEPT J2 (which sucks, but… Misha? :O). And I’m also doing a photo-op with Misha – it’s going to be great!

Cavocorax

And you have to finish Season 5? Did you just miss that one, or is that only as far as you’ve gone with the show? I think S5 is probably my fav, although S8 was pretty close!

Sil

test post. maybe?

Sil

WOOOHOOOOOOO! i can post cavo!!

Cavocorax

Yessssssss! Finally! Tea frens!

tea-sipper

I’m just seeing this now – the comments have been so messed up! I started watching season six so then I was catching up through 1-5 gradually, small doses since I’ll be a little sad when I’m caught up. I’m SO excited for you that you get to go!! You will have to say how things went! Everything I’m hearing about this season sounds awesome… I think DemonDean alone (with Jensen’s acting skills) will make this show keep going a few more seasons.

tea-sipper

ALSO, I just watched last week the season five ep with the actual SPN con! Loved it.

Cavocorax

Haha – yeah that one was so ridiculous. All dudes. :P
I can’t believe that TorCon is next weekend! :O I’m going as Mark of Cain Dean, and I"m building my own First Blade! I’m nearly done!

OMGsrsly

Ooh, Cavo! I saw a thing on Twitter: “What SPN thinks their fanbase looks like [picture from that ep, all dudes in flannel] VS What SPN’s fanbase looks like [picture from one of their cons, all ladies]”. I lol’d. :D

OMGsrsly

Twitter. TUMBLR. OMG, brain.

tea-sipper

Ah! Mark of Cain Dean! I didn’t even notice that episode was all dudes. And Becky. haha.

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81
drank Cavalla French Roast by Crio Bru
1774 tasting notes

Backlog; Thank you VariaTEA! I really enjoyed this last night, even though I expected the vanilla to be a little stronger. It was just perfect with a dash of milk.

My kid was pretty sure it was for her, so I guess next time I’ll have to make enough to share.

Cavocorax

Oh, and they have a pumpkin spice one: http://www.criobru.ca/pumpkin-spice-winter-blend/ I’m getting closer to being able to justify a little order!

Fjellrev

OMG this stuff sounds awesome. I’m going to have to get some too. Did you just use a coffee maker?

OMGsrsly

OH MY GOODNESS, I didn’t need to know about that. Must. Resist… :)

Cavocorax

I would try it if I had one because it’s SO THICK. I steeped it in my metal cup from Davids and it looks very sludgy at the end of the steep. But it’s tasty. And with milk it’s very close to hot chocolate!

Fjellrev

Wow, thanks for the review! What an interesting concept.

OMGsrsly

Sometimes I use a french press, sometimes I use a steeping cup. Works both ways, really. The packaging says to not use paper filters, and I will, umm, agree with that.

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It’s TOO tart for me today, which is too bad because I REALLY wanted something that would help wake me up. (133)

Also – 133? Wow. I must have had a few sneaky sipdowns that I don’t remember! That’s AWESOME.

VariaTEA

You are beating me too now?! I gotta get back on my Sipdown game.

Roswell Strange

I’m kicking both your asses ;)

Cavocorax

Hahah. Nice! We’re all racing down to the bottom.(Or at least under100)

OMGsrsly

Sigh, and I’m still somewhere over 200. ;)

Cavocorax

Well you DID just have a giant tea box pass your way! :O

OMGsrsly

“Just” in that it hung around for ages and I tried to drink the teas but my heart just wasn’t in it. But I did take a few, and I really like all the ones I grabbed!

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Sipdown (136)
My head is full of stupid puns, and so when I see this pun I always think Hong Yum and I know I said this before, but there it is again. You can’t change my brain, I guess.

This was good though. Very juicy and dark and strong. Not as good as Wild Mountain teas, but good.

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(139)

This totally tastes how it promises and it’s really totally good, except I’m not big on hazelnut unless they’re in that one candy, whose name escapes me. But, OMG. Yes. Butterscotch and haelnut. NAILED IT.

Dustin

Sounds really good! I love hazelnut.

Stephanie

I was shocked how much I liked this one!!

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I’m getting lower on this one, but I’m still really enjoying it. I want to place an Adagio order eventually so I"m working on sipping a few of these ones down so I can make room. Maybe 8 more cups of this to go? Easy!

You really have to over leaf it and steep it at 175 for it to work!

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83
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
1774 tasting notes

I finally opened my bag of this, now that summer is nearly over and I’ve wasted my best nights with it.
But it’s great. So great. Now that I’m drinking it, I’ll try to enjoy it as much as I can before the snow falls because I’m sure I won’t be in the mood for it later.

Also, why is this one SO amazing, when the grape one just falls a little flat? It smells OMG so freakin’ good, but tastes bitter and uninteresting.

TeaBrat

this is good cold brewed!

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Sipdown (141)
Yes. I’m making excruciatingly slow progress on my sipdowns! I think most of my 1-2 cup samples are decaf so they end up sitting for a long time…

Anyway, I think this was one of the best Night Vale teas, but I’m not sure I could drink 3 oz of it. Maybe another 1 oz tin would be ok, but it just a decent tea and nothing spectacular.

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drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
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Goodbye, sweet delicious tea! (142)
I needed a cup of chocolate and this was perfect. Sadly, I couldn’t drink it without sugar which I’m not crazy about, but it was AMAZING with a little added in.

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(145) I found this buried in my flavoured tea bin last night, as I was tidying, and stuffed it in my purse to finish off today. It’s so good, and doesn’t deserve to waste away forgotten in the bottom of a bin.

It’s one of the few non-black teas that I consistently enjoy. That’s really saying something! And it’s so freaking hot/muggy/awful outside right now that a lighter tea like this seems preferable to my typical black.

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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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