1105 Tasting Notes

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Most of the teas I drank yesterday were sorta disappointing so I’ve decided that today I’m drinking only teas I KNOW I like :)

Starting with something green from Laoshan seemed entirely appropriate!

Sil

good plan! :)

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Blend Club Box sip down!

This tea was probably my favorite out of October’s bunch. All of them had some anise-like flavors that didn’t really agree with me (I HATE licorice)

Hoping this months blends are more to my liking :)

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87

I’m enjoying this generous sample from Teavivre this morning! This is an extremely floral oolong. Very light too. The smell is strong and wonderfully complex, but I’m finding the flavor a little weak for my personal tastes. Not bad though and I’m really glad I got to try it. Thanks Teavivre!

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85

I finally opened this sencha! I was trying to finish my Sencha Fukamidori from Den’s first, since these types of greens apparently spoil rather quickly.

This is very different from the senchas I’m used to. It is still buttery and spinachy, but there’s a haylike or grassy quality as well. Kind of like sencha with some white tea thrown in? I find it interesting that this is the summer harvest sencha, because the hay notes really make me think of summer time!

There is a little sweetness but not as much as other senchas, so this one seems pretty savory to me. No bitteness at all though (I made sure to steep at a nice low temp) and very little astringency. Nice sencha, very glad I won it from a Yunomi.us giveaway! :)

Fjellrev

Congrats on the win!

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95
drank Pumpkin Milkshake by Butiki Teas
1105 tasting notes

Taking this one with me to the art fair! Getting excited!!

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88

I’m getting ready to pack up my car for my last big art event of the year! This is my breakfast tea of choice for good luck today! :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Good luck!! :)

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97

I’ve been in “Sheng-ri La” all day :)

Garret

you had me at Sheng-ri La!!! tea-riffic!!!

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89

This morning I mixed half a scoop of this with half an avocado, 4 ice cubes and a cup of almond milk. TASTY SHAKE! The buttery avocado actually enhanced the caramel flavor I think! :)

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57

I got this as a bonus in a swap with CK quite a while ago. I’m already pretty caffeinated, so I wanted something light this afternoon!

I generally like hibiscus…this tea is somewhat bitter though, and I’m not getting any honey flavor. There is a weird artificial element going on here, too. Meh, not very good, sorry! :)

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Shh, don’t tell my tea stash. I cheated on it with some coffee at lunch today! I very very rarely drink coffee, but I had to opportunity to have Turkish coffee, which I do enjoy quite a bit. I love cardamom! YUM!

I’m heavily caffeinated now O_o

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Sounds like me yesterday. There was pumpkin spice coffee and I didn’t have time for tea that morning.

Stephanie

:D I’d go for a pumpkin spice…and in the winter a peppermint mocha if I need a serious boost when I am out running errands!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I turn to caramel brûlée if I absolutely need to at Starbucks or a hazelnut macchiato

yyz

yum, but honestly my favourite fancy coffee is just espresso con pane ( especially if the whip cream is either unsweetened or has just a touch of vanilla syrup). ON the other hand the Starbucks closest to me has a very odd definition of a macchiato. I asked for one the other day and they basically gave me a full foam cappuccino. I still love coffee, though I’ve weaned myself mostly off it. Not like my mom though, once she quit, she couldn’t have more than half a cup or she’d have a migraine.

TeaBrat

I love them both!

Fjellrev

I haven’t had Turkish coffee but it sounds good!

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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

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