8570 Tasting Notes


so the best part about small samples? getting to fill up your friends tea boxes with tea as you drink your samples haha. Oh….the joys of tea sharing :) While i like this tea…i think i’m over it. It’s just not amazing enough for me to want to keep it in my cupboard. Dropping the rating a little since it’s staying power with me didn’t seem to be there.

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mmmm these have grown on me. this time there’s a darker flavour running through them – much more malty and chocolatey. There’s still a fruitiness to them but today these are really tasty. :)

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Another from my dearest tea sister Terri This one has notes in it that remind me a bit of an oolong while still falling on that sort of bready kinda of tea. this one isn’t my favourite but it’s still been a nice cup of tea this morning while i work from home. I had this one while setting up the slower cooker this morning for pulled pork tonight! woohoo!

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mmmmmm this one is from terri and THIS is a Jin Jun mei that i can get behind and am quite enjoying. There’s something about the way this one comes together being sweet with almost honey like notes and yet not falling in to the wimpy side of things. thanks a bunch for sharing terri!


Sounds tasty! Added to my wishlist.

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
8570 tasting notes

it’s been a crzy few days…i’ve had:

-LB + cacao
-qing pin from yezi
-laoshan village chai
-zhu rong
-nina’s japon
-key lime
-zheng shan xiao zhong from yezi
lapsang souchong from tao…and a few thers i can’t think of

Final Count: 153 but I have samples that i need to add today


Mmm japon, I need to break that one out soon


LB & cacao for the win!


that is all your fault courtney! haha

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drank Doudou délice by Les Jardins de Gaia
8570 tasting notes

another from MissB and i’m going to side with her on this one. For me this was a giant cup of rooibos without a lot of flavour. it wasn’t woodsy rooibos but it was unmistably rooibos…with a little side of sweet and not a lot of anything else. boooo. However, on the plus side this brings my cupboard down to 155 even with my addition to the cupboard today as i was able to swing by David’s tea and pick up some key lime before it’s gone for good. heh.

Final Count: 155


Heh. Doudou sounds like my french alter-ego :P


Doudou means “Darling” in French creole and we often use it in France as a nickname for children or between husband/wife. this is very sweet

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I don’t seem to mind hibby as much as some people so i actually quite enjoyed this cup of tea tonight. While i didn’t cold brew it, i did have it both hot and cold and found it to be fairly tasty with just a pinch of sweetner. I’m not sure that i’d buy this one, but it was a tasty cup to go with awesome dinner tonight with the other half!

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drank Lemon Zest by Joy's Teaspoon
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this one is very similar to the other lemon tea i pulled from the gcttb yesterday but this is a rooibos base and less creamy :) i think i prefer the other one just slightly but this is a pretty delicious lemon herbal. No woodsy rooibos here, just lemon goodness!

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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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