1294 Tasting Notes

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drank Mlesna black by Mlesna Tea
1294 tasting notes

Ohmygoodness, this is the tea that never ends! I swear I measured it out last time and had enough for two full tablespoons, and then today, it was at two again. I had a cup last time, so it should have been one!

Anyhow, a friend of mine gave me some Chai flavoured sugar as a party favour at her baby shower. Also some Lavender and Vanilla flavour. Not sure what I’ll do with the Lavender, I’m scared to try it. They come in heavy glass jars or else I’d send it out to any takers. Well if anyone local wants it, it’s yours!

Soooooo the chai sugar was tasty! a relatively mild chai note, but comforting and well blended. I have a feeling most of the spices are at the bottom so when I manage to empty the jar a bit I’ll give it a good shake.
I’m really glad my friend gave me chai sugar. It was such a thoughtful gift!!

Adora

Lavender is good for night time to relax. Have it with some mint tea. It goes well with peppermint. Also with plain black tea. Try it before you give it away!

Indigobloom

Ah I wish I could try it Adora! but I had a nasty reaction to a lavender drink awhile back, I spent the whole day in bed… so I think I may be allergic.

Indigobloom

(I also really dislike the smell. It reminds me of chemicals, used to clean floors!)

Adora

Ah I thought from your post you just didn’t know what to do with it. Run away then! No getting sick. That sounds like an awful reaction!

Indigobloom

Thanks! The reaction I had was from a simple syrup soda concoction, it was actually quite delicious (much to my surprise). But ever since then and even before that to a lesser extent, the scent of lavender turns my stomach. I’m sure it wouldn’t be as bad if I tried the sugar, being that it’d have a much lower concentration. Still, I’m not willing to take a chance :/

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Very refreshing! My cup was just right. A perfect mix between lemonade and rooibos. Not my most preferred flavour though, so while I am thrilled to have tried it I won’t be buying more than that for now. It’d be worth picking up another sample down the road one day. I think it’d be perfect for serving iced to guests on a patio, if I ever had one… on a hot summer day!

Sorry to be spamming y’all today

TheTeaFairy

There can never be too much of you here, Indigobloom :-)

Sil

..going to have to drink more than that for it to be spammy lady :)

Indigobloom

Awww thanks the TeaFairy!!! <3

Sil, really? Hmmm. Something to aspire to one day :P

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drank Cream Fantasy by Basilur
1294 tasting notes

Not as stellar today. Oh well. Still quite yummy. Maybe I oversteeped.

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It seems I was having a day of favourites.
This was as good as ever today. Yum.

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So much yum in my cup. Oh so much.
I steeped for 2.5 min this time and did add milk. But only the chocolate notes came through with maybe a hint, if I “squint real hard” of marzipan.
Bah, I don’t care. It was exactly what I needed.

On a separate note, has anyone been watching Scandal? I’m partway through season 2 and obsessed with it. Would love to see some fellow fans! :)

CHAroma

I need a new show, so I think I’ll start that one. Thanks for the recommendation!

Indigobloom

Have you seen Homeland? While I love Scandal, I think I adore Homeland even more!!

CHAroma

No, I’ve never even heard of Homeland. Is it on Netflix Watch Instantly? I’ve finally caught up on White Collar and Revenge, so now I have to wait for new episodes to come out. I’ve been spoiled with Netflix.

Indigobloom

Hmmm you know I’m not sure! I haven’t got netflix, and they seem to have different packages for those in Canada

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My second black tea of the day. Quite good though!
Without any dairy, I found it to be a little bland, but with the addition of just a little milk, it was surprisingly accurate to the taste of white chocolate! Impressive. I’d buy it again.
Thanks Raritea for the company!

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OK something odd happened. For weeks I’ve been wavering on the black teas. Not really craving them. Then today, I could not get enough! that is all I wanted! usually, I go for a mix of teas, but yeah, not so much this time. Very strange.
Anyhow, I had this in a small cup, in my networking meeting this morning. Thank god for no muss no fuss sachets.
It was delicious. Sans milk! I added a bit too much sugar, but it was still great. More like a sweetened dark chocolate bar, which seemed to reduce the astringency a little.
Anyhow, it was nice and dark, thick, and creamy. Perfect alternative to hot chocolate! only you can still taste the black base. Yum.

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So I gave some samples of this in little window boxes to a friend last year(and the EG classic from Sloane as well), for her bday. Didn’t hear anything of it til a few weeks ago, when she told me she loved it!!
Well, her bday is coming up again so guess what I did… I bought her a tin. She actually squealed! I was happy to spread the tea love. Even if it was via the eeeevil bergamot haha.
Also, we arranged a friend’s baby shower and handed some of the window boxes out as gifts. This was yesterday. I chose this one, the rouge provence, and oolong creme. Shouldn’t be long before I get someone asking me where I bought them! :P
Oh yah, and baby shower planning is exhausting! but ohhhhh so much fun!!!

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
1294 tasting notes

Hey! I’ve reviewed this baby before. Where did it go! Odd. Well darn, I didn’t really pay attention to this cuppa, I just remember enjoying my three steeps immensely!
It was a little spicy, too much for my liking so I did add some milk. That made it into a wonderful brew that I could not get enough of!
Funny, I don’t recall it being so harsh. I must have got a different blend of spices in my spoon this time. Ah well, it was super delish!
(Big thanks to Sil for sharing!)

Terri HarpLady

Oh, I miss this one so much! I hope they hurry up & make the new version!

Bonnie

Terrry, it’s already available.

Terri HarpLady

Huh?? When? It wasn’t there yesterday…
(headed over to the verdant website now…)

Terri HarpLady

Well well well!!! Yay!

Sil

Terri..you never listen to meeeeeeeeeeee lol

Terri HarpLady

Sil, I did listen to you! I kept looking & waiting…sigh…and now it’s THERE!!!

Sil

haha i picked up 2oz…aaaalmost picked up 4.

Indigobloom

LOL I go away for an hr or two and look what happens. You gals are awesome :)

Sil

well yes, but you didn’t need to go away for 2 hours to find that out haha!

Bonnie

Now now, grandma Bonnie is looking out!

Indigobloom

Sil- of course not! but I had to say it anyhow :P
Bonnie, just another reason I’m grateful for you!!

Indigobloom

hugs? yes!! hugs!! :)

Indigobloom

hugs? yes!! hugs!! :)

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Three sipdowns in one day?! could it be… oh yes, yes it has been done!
Thank goodness. I was getting sick of this one…

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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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