9045 Tasting Notes

drank C'est a toi by Lupicia
9045 tasting notes

another one from VariatTEA! that i had last night. This is a smokey tea. What’s interesting though is the blending of oolong, puerh, black tea. It was a really interesting cup last night and even the addition of a bit of maple on the back half of my cup, didn’t seem to phase the tea…it was like…yeah? maple? i can eat that and still be the same lol. Still a neat experience :) thanks VariaTEA!

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drank Menghai Puer by Lupicia
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VariaTEA passed this one on to me, from her book of tea i suspect. I would totally recommend doing something that for any new tea drinkers out there, or folks still trying to figure out their preferences because hey, 100 teas? lots of different types? with just the single serving (that can likely at least be resteeped).

This is a pretty decent average sort of puerh. it’s for that slightly earth taste to it but it’s not overwhelmingly dirt like, mushroom like or any of the other sorts of things that people tend to have a harder time with. it IS strong though…and very much puerh. I had a couple cups last night using the little tea bag and it wasn’t until the 3rd steep that it became a softer puerh. This would be an interesting one for a puerh latte i think. thanks variaTEA!

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drank Black Opera by Mariage Frères
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Going to have to agree with variaTEA on this one…it’s a fairly “boring” tea. Sadly this falls into the same range as a lot of other MF “red fruit” teas for me. Which makes me sad because i was contemplating picking this one up myself, but didn’t because i am TRYING to keep my spending down. This was a surprise samples from VariaTEA, once i’m super happy to try. It’s just that, in the usual red fruit fashion, of MF…this is too, subdued? delicate? beyond me? It’s a very smooth tea, and the base is lovely…but i just don’t get excited about “red fruit” anymore. heh. They all seem to be not wanting to make up their mind or something. A lovely cup, but that’s all i really need. thanks so much variatea!!


I’m glad you got to try it without committing to a very expensive 100g. It’s nice enough but, like you said, boring.

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mmmm so glad terri shared this one with me. I love the way the tea looks and the way it tastes! win win!


Yes very pretty!

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steepster acting up…irritating me.

Sami Kelsh

Same. It needs to not be a poop. sends snuggles


Yeah it was acting up for me earlier. Wouldnt save a note, then made it look like I drank the tea three times. Finally the note went through. It’s working okay for me now.

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drank Berry Victoria by Silk Road
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ANother from omgsrsly i was trying to get to 75 this weekend to start the year off at my goal for last year but then SOMEONE (variatea) decided i needed a few more teas…soooo i’m still aiming for 75 by end of day tomorrow but i certainly got put far away from it again. trying tog et that done AND go through all my YS teas again.

This tea? strangely not for me. I’m not sure if its all the other berry teas that i’ve had over the past week but this one fell flat for me. the base wasn’t cooperating with me and then the flavours where just sort of there. ah well, can’t win them all! thank you though omgsrsly! always appreciate the share!

Bear With Me

This one appears to have replaced the 150th anniversary blend :’(

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terri don’t buy this one! i picked this one up to share with you, since i know you like jin jun mei. This will largely be coming your way as i am not crazy about it, and would rather drink other teas lol It’s not a bad tea, it just falls on the side of jin jun mei that i’m less a fan of. :)

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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I am having a slow day today. Pretty sure that “sick” finally caught up to me as i was a bit feverish last night and today i’m overly emotional lol a sure sign that i am sick or on the verge. had a lovely cup of this today…hours ago haha. still not as amazing as the first harvest of this one i had, but it’ll do.

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another tea from this evening – something to be said after a great dinner, a long walk with the other half and a show.

final count: 76 (adding in other teas tomorrow lol)

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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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