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drank Sweet Orange Cream by Kally Tea
1292 tasting notes

I like it! yum.
For a juice tea, this is alot better than I expected.(even though I was very curious and hopeful!)
Now, on the first part of the sip, it’s all sour hibiscus and a hint of vanilla. Tart is not so nice! but then it changes from hibiscus to orange in the sourness followed by a creamy smooth finish. I wish the cream part was more dominant.
You know, I think this would do really well in cooking. Scones, reduction sauces, glazes… yep, I do believe I have some experimenting to do!

Sil

so funny story… guess what arrived yesterday? NOT the zen tea order we placed back on dec 10th… the 52 teas order from FOUR days ago.. i have your browncoat genmaicha in my house now lol

Indigobloom

are you kidding me?! I guess he rushed it for us? sweeeeeeet.
Hoping the Zen order isn’t stuck at customs

Sil

Well not sure why it would be stuck at customs given its from Vancouver…..

Kittenna

Wow, you guys haven’t received a within-Canada order from Dec 10?? I got my Della Terra order on Sunday that was shipped out then (to Saskatoon, even!). Still waiting on S&V though.

Indigobloom

Oh right, haha. Darn, what the heck is the holdup! good thing it isn’t a gift…

Sil

Yeah….they’re going to reship if we don’t have it by dec 31. Or refund….personally I’d rather just reship since I’d still like to try the teas :)

Indigobloom

Def agreed on that! I could use the time to clear out some cubby space anyhow heh

Sil

haha yeah i feel you. I’m totally thinking about placing a sneak order from upton…even though i’m not supposed to order any more tea until i get down to 150 teas in my cuboard!

Indigobloom

150… ahh, I can’t even dream about that at this point. I haven’t even added all of mine to my tracking sheet because I’m scared of what the number will be…

Sil

i’d rather have 95% of them logged so that I can motivate myself to watch the countdown. And that 150 includes a bunch in a box for swaps lol so technically they shouldn’t count..but i don’t want to take them out of my cupboard until they actually leave my house.

Indigobloom

Samples, I track them on my sheet but no way would I do double time and add them to Steepster, most aren’t suitable for swaps!
Every time I get my number down to something that resembles hope, I end up getting more tea either as a gift or purchase!

Kittenna

Haha guys, I have four boxes of tea here with me, and am waiting on the order from S&V. I have enough tea to drown in just here on holidays… and it’s merely a fraction of my stash! I’m scared to put everything into excel at this point. Just drink drink drink. (I am very pleased with myself with my newfound routine of filling 2-3 travel mugs every morning! Uses up 6 cups worth of leaves! And then I still have tea in the evening!)

Sil

Kittenna – that’s so me…. 2 travel mugs of tea, 1 large water bottle with matcha…. Make a cup of tea at work when I can and then tea int he evening lol

Indigobloom

Hehe, I tend to make two cups at a time… but then end up making more through the day now that I am at home. If I’m lucky, I get to make some for Dad or a friend.
My travel mug has to be hand held. The taste of plastic bugs me for some reason

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Sil

so funny story… guess what arrived yesterday? NOT the zen tea order we placed back on dec 10th… the 52 teas order from FOUR days ago.. i have your browncoat genmaicha in my house now lol

Indigobloom

are you kidding me?! I guess he rushed it for us? sweeeeeeet.
Hoping the Zen order isn’t stuck at customs

Sil

Well not sure why it would be stuck at customs given its from Vancouver…..

Kittenna

Wow, you guys haven’t received a within-Canada order from Dec 10?? I got my Della Terra order on Sunday that was shipped out then (to Saskatoon, even!). Still waiting on S&V though.

Indigobloom

Oh right, haha. Darn, what the heck is the holdup! good thing it isn’t a gift…

Sil

Yeah….they’re going to reship if we don’t have it by dec 31. Or refund….personally I’d rather just reship since I’d still like to try the teas :)

Indigobloom

Def agreed on that! I could use the time to clear out some cubby space anyhow heh

Sil

haha yeah i feel you. I’m totally thinking about placing a sneak order from upton…even though i’m not supposed to order any more tea until i get down to 150 teas in my cuboard!

Indigobloom

150… ahh, I can’t even dream about that at this point. I haven’t even added all of mine to my tracking sheet because I’m scared of what the number will be…

Sil

i’d rather have 95% of them logged so that I can motivate myself to watch the countdown. And that 150 includes a bunch in a box for swaps lol so technically they shouldn’t count..but i don’t want to take them out of my cupboard until they actually leave my house.

Indigobloom

Samples, I track them on my sheet but no way would I do double time and add them to Steepster, most aren’t suitable for swaps!
Every time I get my number down to something that resembles hope, I end up getting more tea either as a gift or purchase!

Kittenna

Haha guys, I have four boxes of tea here with me, and am waiting on the order from S&V. I have enough tea to drown in just here on holidays… and it’s merely a fraction of my stash! I’m scared to put everything into excel at this point. Just drink drink drink. (I am very pleased with myself with my newfound routine of filling 2-3 travel mugs every morning! Uses up 6 cups worth of leaves! And then I still have tea in the evening!)

Sil

Kittenna – that’s so me…. 2 travel mugs of tea, 1 large water bottle with matcha…. Make a cup of tea at work when I can and then tea int he evening lol

Indigobloom

Hehe, I tend to make two cups at a time… but then end up making more through the day now that I am at home. If I’m lucky, I get to make some for Dad or a friend.
My travel mug has to be hand held. The taste of plastic bugs me for some reason

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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