8874 Tasting Notes

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drank Honey, I Dew by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this one as a free sample when i popped in to David’s tea to try and find some sale stuff a friend is looking for. White teas generally aren’t my favourite but this one was fairly nice as a gold brew. It’s not lupicia’s golden honey dew, but this makes a decent replacement for it if you don’t have easy access to lupicia. :) Over all a nice blend and pretty close on the flavouring :)

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drank Yunnan Da Ye Hong by Camellia Sinensis
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bumping up the rating on this one a little. The more i drink it, the more it grows on me. It’s not one of those bold in your face sort of teas…just a soft, smooth, delicious cup.

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drank Qimen by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
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started the day out earlier this morning with this one. As i added two teas to my cupboard yesterday, i’m trying to find a way to get those spaces back pronto! ihad just enough of this one left to enjoy it this morning and save a cup’s worth for terri :) yay for tea sharing. I quite enjoyed having this one in my cupboard but i’m glad i still have the other JW teas to drink now that this one is all gone. :(

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drank Pina Colada by Tealish
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this was the other tea that i picked up yesterday – i really shouldn’t be buying tea but there’s a gap in my cupboard so i allowed myself this treat – especially since i was hoping it would be at least sort of like the version from tea gswendner that i adore. I don’t think i’ll be in chicago again soon, so i need an alternative that doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Verdict on this one? It’s “close enough” but if i had both in front of me, i’d go with the one from TeaG. That being said, this is still lovely and i’ll enjoy it a bunch!

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drank Sweet Pear Punch by Tealish
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I picked this one up yesterday while i was out running around because i’m almost out of my other fruit teas and it looks like summer is going to be around for a bit yet in toronto. There’s fennel in here, which is an unusual add to a lot of pear teas, and i thought it might bring something different to the blend. On the whole, while this didn’t scream “pear” to me….it was close enough and still tasty. I’m happy for another fruit tea in the cupboard and one that i can get readily enough without paying usd :(

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drank Silver Himalaya by Mariage Frères
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This morning i’ve been up and down and all over the place trying to get organised. I have some major running around to do but i just can’t seem to get ready to actually leave because there are so many things i need to prep first. I’ve been trying to get around to all the tea that i haven’t tried yet as well as get through some of my older and/or small quantities. I’m not logging as much these days, but i am drinking! I’ve managed to do well with not buying tea much since my splurge with butiki and paris.
point of all that rambling? Well i needed to CALM DOWN…so i pulled this tea out of my stash and promised myself that i would sit, and focus on the tea….take those 5-10mins for myself and just try to calm down. This is an expensive tea. I had tried the white version (remember how most whites taste like water to me? well i ADORE the white version in this line) and wanted to give the “black” version a try. I almost picked up the puerh vrsion too, but i was trying to be good. My other half bought this and the white for me because i couldn’t quite bring myself to splurge on them with all the other tea that i’d picked up.

this is delicious. It’s like a roasted oolong, without the roasted oolong taste…smooth… utterly satisfying.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Finally getting in to my package of this tea. I ordered it after trying it and i’m happy to say that this doesn’t disappoint. Malty, smooth deliciousness. This is exactly what i needed today. So many things to do, not enough time. Even though my other half is no longer going to be staying in a hotel while working, he’d gone before i wake up for the next two weeks and not back until i’m basically in bed. It’s a little rough – hard not to be able to have him around to talk with in general and then add to that all the wedding stuff going on…but we’re making it work. I’ll be happy when we get somewhere close to normal again though. Dinner for 1 is lonely! haha

boychik

Sucks but you will miss each other more

Sil

we’re surviving. just adds another level of challenges for getting the last of our wedding stuff finalised heh

Roughage

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, or was it absinthe? Yes, it was absinthe, I think. Pretty sure …

I spent the first 12 years of my marriage working away and coming home at weekends. It’s tough but you learn to cope. Telephones helped then and Skype helps now.

Sil

ouch. 12 yrs is a long time. we’re doing ok so far…just glad we don’t have a dog or kid at the moment until we find our routine heh

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drank Qimen by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
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drank Piña Colada by TeaGschwendner
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the more i drink this, the more i love it. I seriously want more of this one before it goes away. There’s just something about the blend of coconut and fruit that has me enjoying this one during the summer, both hot and cold brewed.

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drank Celebration by THE O DOR
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I pulled this one out the other day because i wanted a little french love. I really enjoy drinking the teas that i picked up from paris, it’s just that due to the hot weather, it’s hard to be all about those creamy flavours that i adore in the winter. It’s like ice cream…i always want it in winter, but in summer i prefer popsicles haha. This is still a great tea – vanilla and then in to that hazelnut sort of love. yum.

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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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