739 Tasting Notes

della terra really kinda can’t lose.
they do every tea right.
(at least from what i’ve had so far.)

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i haven’t been around much. i guess i just don’t have a ton to say about tea at the moment.
also marathon training has picked up in miles and requires more of my free time.
but don’t worry, i’m still obsessed with tea!

proof! look what i just bought!
special Mandarin White Puerh http://instagram.com/p/VXJqSQIc_3/

i had a dentist appt and then stopped in to Carytown Teas to get one cup to drink. and the next thing i knew i’d spent almost $25 dollars. but that mandarin puerh so beautiful!!!

also the blood orange puerh was very very nice! (though maybe a hint of chocolate couldn’t hurt.)

Em

How was the blood orange pu-erh? I might have to request it from sis ;)

Shmiracles

very nice! i’d definitely drink it again. i’ve steeped it a second time and now the grapefruitiness is less intense which is a nice change from the first cup. i also had a HUGE lunch so my tummy is thanking me.

CrowKettle

That puerh looks so cool. Nice picture! :)

Em

Adding it to my shopping list for next order from sis :)

Shmiracles

hi Em, the link you posted is the same as the pic i posted, but it is NOT the Blood Orange Puerh i am drinking. they had a Blood Orange Puerh and a Ginger Puerh that appear to not be on their website. you should ask your sister to bring you one of thier printout shopping sheets too next time she shops for you.
the Mandarin White Puerh is a unique tea they have just this once i think. which is why it’s expensive and also why i couldn’t resist.

Shmiracles

third steep!
the citrus is almost gone, and for the first time ever i can smell the ‘fishy’ scent everyone always seems to refer to in puerhs. also i keep getting this puzzling after scent of chocolate. maybe that’s a roasted quality to the tea that is tricking my nose? anyways, i will definitely buy this again.
also, lucky me my davidstea puerh sample box arrived today, so i can compare :)

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drank Evening Escape by Tea Guys
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i think calling this ‘evening escape’ is strange as i would never really drink this type of tea in the evening. but maybe it’s like you can travel to an evening-time mood anytime of the day with this tea?
oh i see, you can end the day with a cozy sit by the fire. this is a fireside blanket in a cup.

it’s a lapsang blend. and i love lapsang blends. it has some little floral notes. it is a cheerier and lighter lapsang than we might be used to.

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drank Prince Vladimir by Kusmi Tea
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good bye prince vlad. i’ll probably buy you again someday.
maybe even in person when i go to Paris in a few months.
until then, i’ll think of you every time i re-use your tin.

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in my opinion this tea is understated and classy. it’s also the first tea i am logging while using my new computer! this screen is huge. it feels so wrong, but it also feels so right.

i swear, the first time i had this tea i was like ‘meh it’s nice enough’.
but it’s really hitting the spot this morning.
it’s honest. cinnamon and vanilla black tea.
and snow is on the ground here for the first time this season. school/work was delayed 2 hours. and i have a book to read and tea to drink.

Em

Yay for new computer!!

Josie Jade

yay, it’s always so exciting to get a new computer. especially for steepster addicts!

Cavocorax

New computer!!!! <3

Shmiracles

my old computer was making so much noise. for well over a year. i feel safer knowing i won’t lose all the music pictures and videos i love so much. but hell this dr who folder is taking forever to copy over! hah
the very first two things i logged into was my email and then steepster. OBVIOUSLY! <3

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started the morning with this bold cup. these kusmi teas don’t really mess around do they. Tea capital T.
i don’t see exactly why this one is not liked as much as some others by the reviewers. it’s not a favorite tea, and i guess it is a bit more on the sour side than other teas. but it’s still nice enough.
but then again i don’t drink many earl greys so i am definitely not an earl grey person. not YET! i’ll get there eventually. i’ll evolve there.


the problem with hanging out on steepster more is that the reviews make you wanna buy buy buy and try try try! this morning i bought two try me sample packs from Della Terra. the Magic Mint one with Swiss Mountain, Jasmint, Shamrock & Shenanignas, Shamrock & Roll, and Moroocan Mint in it. and a DIY try me pack of Cafe Vanilla, Chocolate Almond Coconut, Chocolate Orange Slice, Oolong Creme, and Malt Shop. it’ll be a mint chocolate spring.

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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
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i’m not very experienced with mates. but i like the 3 others i’ve tried from davidstea much more than this one.

hopefully i can pawn this one onto my boything, since he likes mate often.

drinking this cup at 4:30p will probably help my 5:30p run :)

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
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2013/01/30
i don’t understand this tea.

2013/02/03
peace out secret weapon.
i can’t say that you’ll be missed.

Tea Sipper

Yeah, that blend sounds a bit odd.

Kittenna

Yeeeahhhhh…

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i only have one more cup worth of this tea at home. so i steeped this lot twice.
sweet and warm. perfect for a windy and overcast day.

here’s a picture of my desk tea: http://instagram.com/p/VHQzYeIcy_/

Azzrian

Good idea to label the tops!

ClassieLassie

Your desk looks like my desk from my old job! But yours has prettier labels.

Em

Love it!

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drank Genmachia by Carytown Teas
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went to Strange Matter.
the best punk bar with tea in town.
it’s a vegan (and non-vegan) dive bar for punk shows and they always have maybe 4 different loose leaf teas available. so much love for this place!

Tabby

Tea-punk should be a thing. We could start it!

Shmiracles

you just founded tea-punk!
i love it.
i’m gonna name my band Black Kettle.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

omg! I so want in on teapunk!

Shmiracles

definitely not to be confused with Steampunk.

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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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i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
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i only log each tea i taste once.

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ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
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