1623 Tasting Notes

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drank 1896 by Art of Tea
1623 tasting notes

Last sipdown for tonight! (unless I’m up to 3am again?) (186)
Thank you Sil!

I’m with you on this one. It’s sorta meh. I get light black tea notes and rose. Mostly rose. I get the impression that this one is mostly scented, instead of flavoured. Still, I’m happy I got to try it! :D

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80

Sipdown! I finished this off, while TK finished off Metropolitan Tea Company’s Kid’s Bumble Fruit, and now I’m back at 183. Woo!

It’s funny – I hadn’t rated this on my spreadsheet and wasn’t sure what to put it at but then decided on 80. I log on here and I’d already decided that months previously! So, I’m consistent! :D

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80

So good! This is SO GOOD. Thank you Sil for introducing me to all the best teas! :D

TeaTiff

Is this similar to PTA?

TheTeaFairy

This one is awesome! I was also introduced to it by lovely Sil. I remember it being very similar to PTA but maybe not as fruity.

Sil

Tea tiff – these teas are similar in profile to PTA, but different enough that I have various in my cupboard along with PTA….it’ll come down to preference mostly I think. Nice thing is that TTC does 25 g samples with free shipping if you spend at least 25g on just samples

Terri HarpLady

This & 154 & 200- something were my favs from TTC.
Very different from PTA, IMO, these are much fruitier.

Cavocorax

I’m drinking it again today, and I second that it seems to be fruiter, although I still really enjoy PTA.

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87
drank Melon White Tea by Lupicia
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I love this tea and i’ll miss it, but at least I have the melon oolong version over at *Sil*’s house! I just need to rescue it. :P

Sil

Hahaha yes you do…..

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79

Thank you Sil for sharing this with me! I steeped it for 4 minutes and that seemed to be the right way to do it. This tea is a mild chai, with hints of orange and vanilla. I wonder if I should have steeped it even longer? It’s nice, with a bit of punch but Amy could definitely be punchier. :P Maybe Rory mellowed her out a bit?

And with this cup done, I am at 186! (and as Sil would like to point out, with all my incoming orders I’m more like 208), but that’s ok. I’m topped up on Butiki, WP, RiverTea, Adagio, A&D, TTC etc so I can’t see how anyone else could tempt me with a sale now! issues you a challenging stare

Sil

my cupboard wants to be at least as skinny as yours is right now… at this rate though i’ll be lucky to hit 200 this weekend. I’m having tea apathy lol

Cavocorax

Awww. You’re pushing yourself too hard! Sit back with a few favorites and don’t worry about your #’s for a few days? You can still probably hit 185 for the end of the month!

Cavocorax

I did get most of my small ones sipped down – so it’s going to get much harder…

Sil

That’s going to inadvertently happen, with painting and stuff this weekend, always means less time for tea. I’d like to at least get to 200 this weekend, though with the river teas being picked up, dunno if that will happen.

whatshesaid

What’s TTC?

Sil

taiwan tea crafts

Cavocorax

They’re great! If you order 25g samples and spend more than $25 you get free shipping! Sil told me and I had to do it!

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38

I cold-brewed this for 5 hours last night, and when I took a sip of it this morning it was just bitter and awful and I had to dump it. :| Shoot.

Preparation
Iced

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Thanks Sil for sharing this with me. Someone must have had a particularly mouth-watering review because it was on my wishlist.

So my first cup of this was knocked over by the child and spilled all over my computer desk. Thankfully both laptops were saved! Yikes. There are seriously 2 safe spots in the entire house – she can reach everything!!!

My second cup is much better; I could drink it! It’s sweet and smokey and just a little bitter. I’ll have to try a lower temperature for the last bit, but I enjoyed trying this!
Thanks again!

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75

I had a cup of this today and it was good but not as good as TRIPLE CHOCOLATE should be. Maybe it’s just me. I sent the last of it off to Shadowfall for a second opinion. :)

Anna

Agreed! This is what Triple Chocolate should be like (if I’m in Sweden, this is the birthday cake I ask for): http://shop.textalk.se/se/article.php?id=29794&art=17419370

OMGsrsly

Ooo. That’s a pretty cake!

Anna

It tastes even better than it looks – now we have to find a tea to match, though. Cavo, are you Triple Choc Tea Odyssey team leader?

Cavocorax

Wait, you want me to find the best triple chocolately things I can find? Haha. sounds like the BEST job.

Anna

Yes. Only the best for you because <3.

Shadowfall

Lol. I’ll do my best for a good review. XD

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79
drank Assam Calcutta Auction by Lupicia
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Thanks Sil! I’ve enjoyed so many flavoured teas from Lupicia, but I hadn’t actually considered try their straight teas. I’m happy for the chance to now!

It tastes like bread and honey! Wow. That’s actually the best tea I could have grabbed for breakfast! It’s also an easier tea to drink- less kicking me in the face with boldness etc. As it cool, it becomes a little bitter, but it’s still very tasty. I just better finish it up quickly!

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Another little sipdown! I really enjoyed this actually! I got vanilla and spice and the lapacho wasn’t overbearing — I could drink it! (unlike the one from HI which was just super barky). :)

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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.

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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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