989 Tasting Notes

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drank English Breakfast by Tea Forte
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The hotel I stayed at on my trip served this one as my complimentary breakfast beverage when I requested hot tea. Honestly the packaging thrilled me more than the tea itself. The little pyramid shaped bag was in a tiny single serving box the same shape as the bag. The shape was nice because it sits flat on the bottom of the tea cup, and the little bendy tag with the leaf on the end was really adorable! Not bad for free hotel tea I guess shrug I added sugar and a squeeze of lemon.

Fjellrev

Yeah you can never expect too much out of free hotel tea. :)

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I’m back! Drinking an all time favorite at work today, but I did buy four new teas on my trip to New Orleans that I’m sure I’ll be tasting and writing notes on very soon! :) I got one from The Bottom of the Cup http://steepster.com/places/2178-bottom-of-the-cup-tea-room-new-orleans-louisiana and 3 from the spice and tea exchange http://www.spiceandtea.com/louisiana-new-orleans-french-quarter-ezp-43.html

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I’m going on vacation in the morning! Driving 9.5 hours to the beach :) I’m brewing up some of this to take in my giant sippy cup iced in the morning. I am going to NEED it! Getting up extra early so we can make it down there for dinner. Anyway, I probably won’t post any notes for the next few days. I have a bunch of baggies of swaps and samples I’m going to try to sip down while we are gone. waves bye Steepster!

Alysha

Have a great trip!

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I can’t believe how SWEET this tea is! It tastes like I added honey but I didn’t! Super smooth, too. I almost get some spice notes from it. There is just enough vegetal flavor to satisfy my GREEN craving. Unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before, which is always my favorite! I love discovering new teas :)

Thanks so much for the sample of this one, Stacy. I am definitely putting some of your straight greens on my order list for next time!

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This reminds me of Laoshan black, especially the first steep. Tasty, but I guess I am more used to green oolongs, because I am not really getting any “oolongness” out of this one at all. It is possible too that my lower water temps at work are affecting it somehow. I’ll trying drinking this one again another day at proper steeping parameters :)

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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After a disappointing morning tea, I had to have something I know would be tasty this afternoon. Sure enough, this one is still REALLY GOOD :)

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I’ve had a sample of this floating around in my tea drawer since Christmas. Decided I better drink it soon before it goes stale. It is a bit earthy from the puerh and also pretty gingery. Not my fave for sure but it isn’t bad enough for me to dump it out or anything. Meh.

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It’s is an excellent black tea! My husband and I each had a cup brewed western style while we cooked Thai food. We threw a little palm sugar in our cups and it really brought out the honey notes! Loving the roasted chocolatey taste, but yet this is still light and crisp and not overly heavy. It was a sample with my most recent Verdant order. Thanks Verdant! :)

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drank Hashiri Shincha by Den's Tea
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Busting out the Kyusu for a little bit of Shincha before work today. Working on a Sunday is no fun! Shincha is delicious however :)

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drank Anji Bai Cha by Butiki Teas
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Oh man, this is my kind of green tea! My first thought was, “ooh, this is like Laoshan Green but even sweeter!” So then I went back and looked at the description…and yes it is grown in China at high elevations, so probably very similar. Super delicious! I’m not sure how it can be both so light and so buttery at the same time. Putting this on my shopping list and waiting for it to go on sale, since I only had a sample of it. Thanks so much Stacy!

Stephanie

It re-steeped well, too :)

Alysha

Ooh sounds yummy!

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