1437 Tasting Notes

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Tummy was feeling off today so this was required. One of those days I’m grateful when herbal tea remedies exist.

lindsayb

I had to do this the other night, gotta love this tea, it’s like magic

Indigobloom

Haha yes it really is! I like that its a bit different than other mint teas

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96

Welps. This is definitely just an average oolong now, after all that time! To be fair, I’ve had it for a few years now. Too bad we bought so much that I couldn’t drink it down very fast.
Perhaps I can use it up in Kombucha. I have a lot of tea that needs to be used up.
I wonder how many baked goods I can use tea in…

TeaBrat

I have seriously been only buying black teas for a while now, everything else takes a long time to use up (aside from puerh)

OMGsrsly

I noticed today that Numi is putting recipes on the back of their boxes, so maybe check out their website?

Indigobloom

TeaBrat, I hear you on that. I think my ratio for green/blacks is around 3:1. I can’t wait til I get my cupboard down to a reasonable level where I can buy only what I drink and never throw any tea out!

Indigobloom

OMGsrsly oooh awesome tip, thanks!! Maybe I’ll try the Tiramisu :P
http://www.numitea.com/pure-tea/tea-inspired-recipes/

Kittenna

I’ve lost my taste for coconut oolong, and find it rather drying now. Actually, I think my enjoyment of coconut in teas has significantly waned overall.

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drank Chinese Oolong by Unknown
1437 tasting notes

I’m making Kombucha for the first time!
My jug isn’t nearly as big as it should be so we’ll see how things work out. I cut the recipe by two thirds so I’m a little worried that the the ratio may be off in some way. (do you need a minimum amount of anything to get the party started? I don’t know…)
Bah. I guess I have to wait and see. This is the not so fun part. I’ll have to rely on other teas to keep me entertained!

Bear With Me

Oolong kombucha ftw!!!!

Indigobloom

Hehe I really hope it works out Bear With Me! :)

Bear With Me

It should! Oolong makes the BEST booch!

I need to find some nice big non metal jars and get mine going again..

TeaBrat

oh have fun!

Indigobloom

Bear With Me, I used an oolong that isn’t the best quality but is great for mixing and experiments, cooking etc. So hopefully I added enough! or I brewed it for long enough. Different recipes I saw called for various lengths of time… so many factors to look at! LOL

Indigobloom

TeaBrat, thanks!! I can’t wait to see what happens :P

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93
drank Mangalam Assam by Tsaa Tea Shop
1437 tasting notes

Noms!!
My friend K was kind enough to give me a few cups of this tea. I’m in heaven

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77

I can’t believe I still have some of this left. Wow. It was in my “might have got wet” in the leak pile so I guess I’d been putting off trying it and ended up forgetting I had any!
Anyhow, this is the first time I’ve tried some with milk, and it is quite nice. Like mint icing!!

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95

I drank the last of my sample today. For some reason I thought I’d had all of it but apparently not?! Anyhow, it lost some of its character over time. I guess it doesn’t age as well as Scotch heh (see previous review).
Oh well, I expected that! Sipdown achieved. And it was still quite a delish cuppa

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88

Tea klutz strikes again. I was spooning this into my steeper and somehow my hip bumped against the open cupboard door and POOF! tea everywhere :(

I am SO glad I have a bit more of this one on the way.

Kittenna

I’ve been lucky enough lately to only have tea-spilling incidents with infusers that contain already-steeped tea waiting for additional infusions. So it’s not quite so bad, because I got the first (best) infusion already. Knock on wood, though!

Indigobloom

I wouldn’t wish spilled (dry) tea leaves on anyone! Fingers crossed it never happens to either of us again :D

Indigobloom

Wet, like you said… not so bad. I can forgive myself that one lol

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87

In a latte, me no likey. The licorice fades into something vaguely lemonish and I ended up adding more sugar than I’d have liked to try and coax out the licorice… I’ll stick with my regular dose of milk. Ah well

Kirkoneill1988

ewww licorice. :( how does it taste like lemons?

Indigobloom

I normally love it in this blend. You know that vague lemon like taste that you get from pound cake sometimes? Like lemon if it wasn’t sour, but milder.

Kirkoneill1988

i think i understand :)

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86
drank Kukicha by Tsaa Tea Shop
1437 tasting notes

I bought this the other day at our board meeting. Oh man it is so tasty. Warm and nutty. Macadamia? Otherwise very similar in profile to a Sencha, but less harsh and cutting. There is also a hint of butter. This is definitely a comfort tea. Now, I only grabbed 25g, since it was pretty expensive, but yeah, that was very much worth it!
Also, I am getting a rather pleasant buzz. There must be a decent amount of theanine in here hehe. Another few cups and I’d be tea high :D

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Nuts

TeaBrat

I also dig the theanine buzz and this sounds lovely!

Indigobloom

Right?! Much better than alcohol haha.
Sadly, the second steep didn’t hold up as well.

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93
drank Mangalam Assam by Tsaa Tea Shop
1437 tasting notes

Naooooooooo! I wrote a note, and a good one! Aghhhhhh. I don’t know what happened. I was typing and then all of a sudden I was on the previous screen. But my fingers were nowhere near the tab or F5/6 etc buttons. GAH! way to ruin my vibe Steepster. I was on SUCH a role.
Anyhow, I am in love with this tea. At first I was not feeling it without any milk, but after correcting that, I started swooning immediately.
My first impression was honey, or maybe burnt honey…. which led me to think of molasses. And then it was cocoa. But roasted cocoa, the dark kind with just a bit of milk in it. Very decadent!! It’s almost like a hybrid between hot chocolate and tea.
I feel like I’ve indulged in a special(the tooth rot kind) treat, only I added just half a teaspoon of sugar and two splashes of milk!
I need to get me some more. Thank you for the sample Tsaa!!!

Cameron B.

That dastardly backspace… :(

Indigobloom

I wondered about that, but no the backspace is on the other side of my keyboard. Almost two inches from where my pinky was. I’ll figure it out one day heh

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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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