746 Tasting Notes

this is certainly a blackberry tea. it’s tea first but definitely still blackberries.

I know moraiwe likes this tea iced, and MAYBE i’ll try that, but i’m not really an iced person.

i will say that i drank this tea yesterday and today both and it went down easily, and the scent lingered for a noticable while, and i liked it, but still found it hard to write about i guess.

thanks for the sample!

Chelle

I second this one iced!

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i got a small sample bag of this so i could keep tinkering with my personal sherlock blend. but i put one scoop aside so i could try it straight.
not the best lapsang i’ve had. but still smokey and sweet all at once. not bad not bad at all. just a little flat in comparison to the possibilities. but i wouldn’t be surprised if i ordered the sample size of this the next time i place an order.

ashmanra

Have you tried Baker Street Afternoon Blend from Upton? It is really good. It isn’t a straight Lapsang, though.

Shmiracles

i have and i love it! i have one scoop of tea left and i think i’m saving it. or hoarding it. for a special occasion? lapsang blends are very enjoyable. i should buy more lapsangs from upton too. definitely.

ashmanra

Our tin is quite empty. I am trying to sip down a whole lot of tea before ordering more, but that will be one of the first.

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hello fresh malty nutty simplicity. direct and juicy.

so easy.
i can see why everyone likes this as much as they do.
thank you moraiwe! delish!

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drank Jewelled Apple by Tea Palace
746 tasting notes

i love apple teas. i didn’t know i loved apple teas, but one day i looked down at my tea drawer and realized i had a lot of them. all different and similar at the same time. apple this apple that apple apple apple.
it has a nice fresh apple smell in the cup. and the apple flavor is mild. i can definitely detect caramel notes, but it doesn’t taste caramel flavored per se. this is a good thing! it really is a apple tea, not an apple flavored tea. if you catch my drift.

Scheherazade!! thank you for making my monday a little brighter.

Amariel

Did I have this on my list? I’m not sure how I missed this one, but if you have some left, or other apple teas I missed, I’d love to try them, since I love apple teas too.

Shmiracles

okay Heather! i’ll include what i can. :)

Amariel

Thanks!

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
746 tasting notes

i have a box of over 100 swap samples now and this morning i dug around in it in the dark until i had a few in my hand that seemed varied. i threw them in my purse and went to work.
this is my first taste from my swap with KallieBoo!
i immediately felt really lucky to have my random pick in the dark to be such a tasty tea! my cup was empty very quickly. i am NOT a gal to turn down hazelnut or vanilla in a tea. and hellyeah this one has both.

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i have had a twitch in my right eye for almost 24 hrs now.

this vanilla caramel chocolate tea is super easy to drink. like it was gone within minutes of cooling.

Lala

My left eye twitches if I don’t get enough sleep.

Shmiracles

ya i probably am dehydrated and definitely don’t get enough sleep. sigh.

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i ran a 50k race on saturday. my legs are still very sore. especially my right leg.
i’m just saying, that’s why i haven’t commented much. sometimes i read your discussions and want to get involved, but i’m just kinda too busy to take a break.
i’m gonna have to start focusing on training more too. which means i won’t really be able to use steepster as much as i want to. which is a bummer.
did i mention that i have 100 tea samples to try?!?!
2 more swaps came in the mail over the past few days.
whew that’s a lot of yummy.

i love lapsang. and carytown teas has consistently great teas.

Tealizzy

Congrats on the 50K! That’s far!!

OMGsrsly

Woohoo! Congratulations on the run!

Lala

I’m just gonna throw it out there – 50k, that’s ridiculous! Congrats!

Starfevre

That’s a ridiculous amount of running. I can’t even walk properly these days, even short distances, because of the tendons on my ankles, so props.

Kittenna

Wow, 50k! I’m so envious! I hope the race was enjoyable for you :D

I badly need to get back into running, for the exercise and stress relief. A half-marathon is still on my goal list for 2013… totally doable if I actually manage to start training in the near future :)

Shmiracles

thanks for the encouragement guys! i’m so fond of my steepster friends that it means a lot a lot.
i’m also currently obsessing about signing up for a few more races before the season is up and they all sell out . it’s definitely all about the stress relief for me. and being in the woods. that is the best.

whatshesaid

Wow, you’re amazing dude! I try to run 5 minutes and get tired, haha. Not a runner, clearly. 50k is astounding, you must be proud of yourself :)

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so my sister has a new fandom and it is Teen Wolf.
i have a new fandom or two and they are not Teen Wolf.
she has good taste so i full expect to read a great fic she shares with me one day and then adopt the fandom too. but until that time, i will just drink her tea!

she ordered the sample collection box on my recommendation and we are both glad she did.

this one is low caffeine and pretty yummy. the price of sharing this tea with my sister was watching the swimming pool episode. totally fine by me. :)

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well, i was thinking that i really shouldn’t write a note about this today. cuz my tastebuds aren’t on their best game. and i probably should have steeped this a little lighter. and i DO have more leaf so i can try again. and i’ll do a second steep of this cup. but i kinda also feel like this tea just isn’t for me.
the smell of the leaves was great!
but there’s something about the brewed tea i’m just not finding appealing. i suspect that lime and green tea just don’t mix well for me? maybe?
i might get back to you after the second cup…
thanks for this taste moraiwe!

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this is a rooibos i can actually get behind. nice job.

in other news here is a boring picture of an exciting thing.
http://instagram.com/p/Z6_2wQoc5g/
tasted swap teas on the left, swap teas yet to taste on the right.
do work son!

Fjellrev

Someone’s got work to do!

Shmiracles

aaand more teas arrived today. so many to drink so little time!
yay boo yay

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THAT’S NUMBERWANG!

i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

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