8954 Tasting Notes

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drank étoile des neiges by George Cannon
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pulled this one out today to try since it’s been a while. Was blown away by the orange smell of the dry leaf. Brewed it’s a creamy orange black tea – i suspect the vanilla is softening the orange flavour. It’s quite tasty and very much seems to me like something that should be had when there’s snow on the ground – a cool winter evening, where the stars have started to come out and there’s a fresh light snow falling.

Sil

i have lots for you to try some of this eventually hahaha

Terri HarpLady

sound good…eventually!

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This is an interesting one. this comes to me from MissB and is tightly compacted. I let is sit for a while after a 10 sec steep. almost all the water was absorbed in to the cake. My first couple of steeps of this one, i was getting an almost menthol like taste…bordering on mint…but really faintly. it was a weird experience. the aroma of the tea however, was much more earthy/leathery like. Later steeps the tea was much more cedar and wood with almost an aftertaste of smoke but not strong.

this was an interesting tea and one i might consider purchasing in the future.

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drank Heaven's Trash by Butiki Teas
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I’ve had multiple steeps of this one this morning, it’s the last of this and i wanted to enjoy it for as long as possible. i adore this blend..maybe someday, someone will figure out how to make something similar.

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drank Assam by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
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I pulled this one out today so that i could have it at home in a proper mug. That’s the way this tastes the best imo.

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reposting this under the correct tea sorry about that Wymm!

sooo thank you Wymm tea for this sample! Sadly my other half thought he was being nice when he cleaned up the kitchen along with two of my samples from wymm tea. Luckily i had at least had a couple steepings of them. So without having run through the full round of this one – i found it to be a really pleasant puerh. It had a really nice sweet smell to it and the overall feeling while drinking this was that it was light, refreshing, not vegetal…slightly sweet with a slight edge to it that i was really enjoying. thanks so much wymm!

Christina / BooksandTea

I had a sample of this and bought some more to keep in their recent Mid-Autumn festival sale. I really enjoyed this one! For some reason, the smell of the tea reminded me of spinach and feta cheese. Plus, it made me feel totally loopy and sleepy.

Sil

awesome

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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noms. wish i had any clue about which years harvest this is..i think 2015 but it might be a mix of both ’cause i transferred it all to a tin lol. Today it was just what i needed – delicious and malty and a great, straight tea!

Final Count: 115

Terri HarpLady

I almost drank this today, but ended up going with Imperial Mojiang instead. Maybe tomorrow?

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drank Vanille des Îles by Mariage Frères
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Another tea from today. Heads up to those out there who look forward to christmas for fancy french teas in Canada…Holt Renfrew has their inital F&M teas in stock and supposedly Nov 4 they’ll be launching the full shebang of their christmas teas + cookies from MF and F&M and any others they bring in. So far it’s looking a little different than the past 2 years so that might be a good thing. This is one they have not yet ever stocked there, but it’s a good one – not my favourite MF vanilla but not the worst by far!

yyz

Thanks for the heads up. I too am curious as to what they’ll bring in this year:-)

Sil

Bay-Bloor location was were i found things. Since i work there, i’ll try and post Nov when the full line comes out. Atm it’s a lot of different biscuits and the usual F&M teas. There were some new items like an MF fragrance thing based on a tea and some steepers…but mostly it’s the james and bicuits and such right now

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Sil. Please keep us posted further.

And so, how is this tea? Why is it not your favourite MK vanilla? Details, please.

Sil

Heh this tea is lovely. It’s a typical mf vanilla…subtle and delicious. It’s one of my favourites, but the black orchid? I think it is, is just a tiny bit more intense and delicious for me. It’s one of the other mf’sin my cupboard.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Sil. I enjoy vanilla very much in tea, but it can be a tricky flavour.

I am going to make every effort to get down to Holt’s and see what they have on offer. Exciting times! :)

yyz

Evol Ving Ness you might already know this but Balzac’s coffee house locations and Pink Tartan in yorkville carry a limited selection of NF Teas year round. Generally it’s Marco Polo, the Chai, one of the breakfast teas, and a few others.

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noms. wedding pictures are back from the photographer and OMG …so many faces of Sil. it’s the one thing i noticed…or rather became obvious in looking at them…i make faces a lot…expressive faces…laughing faces….weird faces…HI faces…. also. I think a lot of people saw my boxers that day hahaha. so um not really a tea not but so what. haha

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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MIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE! omgsrsly is the best. And not just ‘cause she let me take butt pictures of her while she was visiting…but because she shared this tea with me. And it’s been gone for so long and now it’s back…for a wee little bit. and i had this the other day and re-steeped the crap out of it! so there.

tea-sipper

I had this favorite a few days ago too. So good.

Sil

yes. want moar!

Memily

CRYING. NOT FAIR

cookies

Is this not the same as What-Cha’s Premium Kenya White? I thought Stacy mentioned they sourced from the same place.

Sil

i don’t know. now that you’re saying thta it sounds familiar… but no real idea.

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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