904 Tasting Notes

95

Well as of today, I have my first cold of winter I think..ugh, I hate sneezing and sore throat :( so out comes my super ginger, brewed quite strong with some honey. I probably should have brought it to work, and probably should not have stopped taking my vitamins for a few days. Oh well, it was inevitable since the bf had it before he left for work Sunday. Gahhh. I hope this tea kicks it in the butt. See previous notes.

Courtney

This one is so awesome. I hope the cold passes quickly.

MissLena

It’s by far one of my favorite teas :D I sure hope this cold goes away fast, I feel the ginger burning my throat and hopefully all the cold germs!

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95
drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
904 tasting notes

I’m not sure if this tea will ever get old for me lol. It’s just a comforting, usual cup of tasty goodness. Not overly special, nothing that blows me away, but it’s reliable and always there, and a great caffeine free tea for morning or night. Quite enjoyable, I think I will always have a bit of this in my cupboard.

In unrelated news, ugh, I don’t have internet at home until Friday, that’s when they are coming to hook it up. And my poor phone is already over the max for data this month…some friends are unfortunately going through a bad breakup (long term couple ) so phone data got maxxed talking to them online, hopefully they work it out. So yeah, no logging of tea notes from home this week lol. Anyways, see previous notes on this tea.

Flavors: Peach

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89

Not related to tea

Oh my goodness, I had the busiest weekend ever with moving and cleaning out our apartment, but we are finally in our new place! Sleeping in the living room until we get our upgraded mattress on Thursday, a few boxes laying about, but we are in, and the cat is back with us! Ahh I love our place, my whole tea stash fits in 2 drawers!! That must mean I can buy more tea, right? :D

Related to tea
Anyways, this is the first tea I made in my new kitchen yesterday, it was robust and helped me get through the busy day. Now I will doze off at my desk all morning, so don’t mind me. I will be drinking Super Ginger sleepily lol. See previous notes on this tea!

Flavors: Malt

Courtney

Yay! I’m glad it went smoothly. :)

Anna

YES, that does mean you can buy more tea!

mrmopar

Fill it to the seams! No sense in wasting unused space.

OMGsrsly

Glad your move went well! :)

MissLena

Thanks everyone! Haha I still have about 4 orders from January at various friend’s houses from moving lol so when those come in I will take stock and see if I can justify a Verdant order :D

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85

And the final sipdown of the day, I didn’t have a whole lot of tea today lol but this was my before bed cup of sweetness, possibly a bit too much caffeine, but I got lots of packing done at least haha. I will miss this black tea, really enjoyed this one from the Bestseller’s sampler. Until we meet again, Pancake Breakfast! See previous notes :)

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85
drank Pu-erh Vanilla Mint by Zen Tea
904 tasting notes

Quick log of this sipdown at work – it’s been a busy week with final house items so I haven’t logged many notes! Can’t wait to move tomorrow!! :D see previous notes on this lovely tea, might have to get it again!

Flavors: Earth, Vanilla

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83
drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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Sipdown! I haven’t logged tea in a while haha I was in the mountains for the long weekend and now a super busy week ahead with final house items and moving and work! Exciting! Anyways I am trying to finish up some open teas that are harder to move before we move on Saturday, so I enjoyed a final cup of this one tonight. Delicious as always, I would definitely consider ordering this one again! See previous notes :)

Flavors: Berries, Cream

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82
drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
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And a sipdown! And I must go to sleep soon lol, bad choice of tea but it was calling to me haha, it’s also nearing a full moon here and I am like a werewolf – I stay up all night when it’s full haha. Anyways, this cup is supremely creamy and pie like tonight. I love it! Mmm I could definitely order more of this at some point. A decadent treat! Now I will try to sleep! See previous notes :)

Flavors: Coconut, Cream

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84

I have been working my way through this bag mostly by making morning travel mugs for work. This tea is very inoffensive and pretty neutral, not too sweet, strong, spicy..it’s a nice bit of caffeine for work when I need to wake up, but it doesn’t make me jittery or provide too much yum that it distracts me like some other teas lol. And on top of that, the ginger and pu’erh combo is very good for my stomach, especially after lunch (as I am having this tea now). Only enough for one more cup, but it’s been a good run. This might make it back in the cupboard in the future due to how easy it is to drink. See previous notes.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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94

So after my crazy busy day at work I was home briefly then off to sushi with some good friends..I had some genmaicha there and it was tasty, but I needed a favorite cuppa when I got home on behalf of it being my birthday haha. So I looked at my cupboard and almost had the Marshmallow Snowflake EG or my favorite Yu Lu Yan Chai, but those are rather caffeine heavy, and I already have been drinking green tea all evening.

So what better tea to have than this one? My FAVORITE rooibos, which it now looks like is available at Verdant for ordering (minus the linden flowers)! So excited! I am trying so so hard to hold off placing an order with Verdant….it’s so difficult. I can make it!

And yes, this is a lemony, perfect cup of goodness tonight. It’s thirst quenching and rich and warming all at the same time. And it makes me happy. Perfect tea for a good day :)
See previous notes on this tea!

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83

First tea of the day, this tasty decaf! It’s a busy Monday at work, but it’s also my birthday :D getting older! Here’s to another year in my life of drinking tea! See previous notes on this one.

__Morgana__

Happy birthday!

scribbles

Have a great birthday!

caile

Happy birthday!

CHAroma

Happy Birthday!

keychange

Happy birthday to you!

Tea Sipper

happy birthday!

mrmopar

Happy Birthday!

OMGsrsly

Happy birthday! :) (How did I miss that?!)

MissLena

Haha you didn’t miss it @OMG, at least, it’s still Feb 10 where I am :)

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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