8269 Tasting Notes

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Another backlog from friday – one of two teas that went on our road trip with me to get me from toronto to detroit. I knew we wouldn’t have time to run around findind water for me, so i just brought the two travel mugs for the trip and then went nearly the entire rest of the weekend with no tea. eep! it sucked. haha but this tea? Still loving’ it’s juicy tastiness.

Sil

it was a blast! I’m slightly dehydrated and wind blown from running around for hours in chicago on saturday and sunday but we had a great time. The stopover in detroit let us meet up with a couple friends and then the time we had in chicago gave us enough time to do some shopping, wander around an explore the architecture and buildings and plan our next trip there. As expected my other half loved it and is looking forward to going back. :)

Courtney

Yay! I deleted those comments, since I was reading from the bottom up on my feed and your next tasting note had more details, whoops. That sounds like a great time. :)

Sil

hahaha suuuure make me look like a crazy person talking to herself haha

caile

hahaha, I was wondering who you were talking to for a moment! ;-)

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back log from Friday. I had this just to try it out because i really wanted a keemun, but wasn’t prepared yet to go through my entire keemun comparison. I’ve had this a couple of times now and while it’s tasty, i still prefer the other version that teavivre does. That being said all of their keemuns are in my house now, so i’ll be doing a full comparison/battle of the best in the near-ish future :)

looseTman

I look forward to your TeaVivre Keemun comparison.

Sil

Hoping i’ll have time on sunday to spend time doing it. I forgot that saturday is the toronto tea festival heh Won’t have much time for tea drinking then!

caile

Yay! looking forward to your comparisons as well.

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hello sweetie…

Why there you are, you delicious dark chocolate indulgence in a cup. Where HAVE you been? Oh that’s right, i’ve been saving you, to savour every last drop of you. well today, i just wanted a taste. Just a reminder of the sweetness between us. The way your rich, dark, chocolate goodness surrounded me. You make any day incredible.

……oh yes.

VariaTEA

I was so tempted to place an order after reading about this collection. Then I started adding other things to the order. Then I saw the total, got scared, and closed the window. Haha.

VariaTEA

One day, one day I will place that order. Or better yet, one day I will travel to France and forgo the shipping all together :P

Fjellrev

My thoughts exactly, VariaTEA! While I’d still like to place an order (maybe by the end of the calendar year), maybe it’ll give me an excuse to just physically go there so I can sniff ALL THE TEAS.

Sil

this one is really expensive…I’m not sure if i’d buy it again – i love it but this last tin i received, my parents picked up for me. I wish you could buy it in bags – then it would be a permanent restock

OMGsrsly

It’s more than the $25 tins? That is… ridiculous.

Sil

it’s 25euros…i think it was…

Sil

bags though are decently priced at 5-9 euros…but this is one of their exclusives

Fjellrev

Dayum. Biting my tongue, but… really.

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
8269 tasting notes

nom nom nom. Apparently i went to crazy town tonight and found everything funny. Now it’s really time for bed. Tomorrow is going to be a loooooong day.

Cavocorax

Haha. Poor silly Sil. :D

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Dear Verdant. Stop with the 1 min steepings for all the blends. kthnx :)

I see why some folks are not as fond of this one as some of them. I am A-ok with this one though. it’s not my favourite, but it is an interesting mix up. I’m actually curious as to how this would fare as a cold brew. Only thing i want a little more of is the lemon. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
keychange

No kidding eh? no more one minute steeps!

Terri HarpLady

so…how long did you steep it? :)

Sil

It says how long in my tasting note silly… I put the time in :p

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drank Strawberry Cream Pie by CaesarsTea
8269 tasting notes

Sipdown! Look out Cavo…i told you i was on a roll! 162! Only 12 more in uh…8 days! Though I suspect I won’t be drinking much tea Sat/Sun. So 6 days! Of course then it will be February and the tea festival will be there and if i’m in chicago then i may end up picking up some there.. sigh but hey.. progress is good!

This one reminds me of another tea i had a long while back. This isn’t my favourite sort of rooibos. This is that woodsy sort of rooibos that tries it’s best to overwhelm the flavours. It doesn’t succedd entirely with this one but it’s enough that i still want it to go away a little. I’m still searching for a replacement to my “Walter bishop” it seems. Maybe Stacy can make one for me someday…

Yvonne

I wish I could get my hands on this one!

Sil

you say that about all the teas :P

Yvonne

Just the ones I really want to try :P Which is pretty much everything, yes. Tea just makes me so excited, haha

Sil

silly girl! :)

VariaTEA

I get what you mean about the rooibos. It wasn’t too overwhelming in this blend but I would not miss it if it went away.

Sil

wish i could send you some walter bishop. but i drank it. you would have really loved that one Variatea :)

VariaTEA

haha I requested a reblend after reading your reviews. I definitely think that one is for me :)

Sil

it’s similar to the strawberry pie but without the abundance of cinnamon…not that i dislike cinnamon..but it’s like creamy strawberry milkshake goodness

VariaTEA

MMMM I love strawberry milkshakes. They are my favourite of all milkshakes.

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i’m not sure how i feel about this one VariaTEA! It’s tasty..but it makes my nose sniffle. I suspect that’s the rose. So i drank it..and enjoyed it but i kept sneezing…and then sniffling. soooo yeah. lol that’s my story.

VariaTEA

Oh no. I did not mean to irritate your nose. I only wanted to share a tasty tea. At least the sample wasn’t so big.

Sil

haha it was a tasty tea…my nose just went all sniffly on me :)

Yvonne

Still sounds delicious!

VariaTEA

Maybe because it is pretty heavily scented. Your nose was overwhelmed :P

Sil

i just had a mental picture of a tea monster made of loose wet tea jumping out of my cup and leaping at my nose….

VariaTEA

Well now I have that image in my mind and I am laughing out loud…in my room…all alone…still in my batman onesie. So I probably look rather psychotic.

Sil

HAHAHAHA i totally just read that as BANANA onesie… so um yeah….

VariaTEA

hahahaha that might actually be even better. Or we could combine the two and create the onesie version of this: http://skreened.com/wellthatsjustsuper/batman-banana-2605089

Sil

bwahahahahaha

Cavocorax

Oh, I want a batman banana onesie! It’d be really hilarious.

Sil

yeah but i want TK to wear it.. complete with the banana top coming off her head.

Terri HarpLady

Awww, that banana costume is adorable :)

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drank Caramel Toffee by CaesarsTea
8269 tasting notes

this sample fell off my table, so it wasn’t added to my cupboard, but now it’s all finished! I have to say that the caramel toffee puerh from majesteas here in toronto is more up my alley. This one is decent enough, but lacking the deep, rich creamy taste that i love blending with my puerh. Still good to compare though, so thanks a bunch Variatea!

VariaTEA

This also was not as popular as Tea Desire’s take on Caramel Pu’erh. It is always fun to try though.

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drank Ginger Orange by CaesarsTea
8269 tasting notes

awe yeah! sipdown mania! haha thanks VariaTEA for making it easy for me to try a bunch of new teas but also get my numbers down quick :) I quite like this one, though i wish there was a little more ginger and a little more orange. it’s a reasonably nice puerh with hints of ginger. I just want MOOOAAAAAAAAR! i am a fan of that spicy ginger,and hoped that this would have just a splash of orange to bring it all together. Not quite. but almost. still a good cup though!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

Haha. I am glad you are liking them. I actually didn’t try this one. I got two free samples when I bought like 25 teas and sent one to you and the other to OMGsrsly.

Sil

the gingerpuerh from tao is better..but lacking the orange. so maybe i can buy that and add an orange slice haha

Yvonne

This sounds delicious! I love orange teas.

VariaTEA

Haha that might be a good plan. I am not much into pu’erh so I tend to pass the samples along. I think you have come to be associated with pu’erhs in my mind just as Dexter3657 is who I think of when I think of chai.

Dexter

(I think I need to be posting more pu’erh tasting notes….)

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meh. a milk oolong, appears to be a milk oolong, is a milk oolong. I appreciate you sending this my way teafairy because you never know when one is going to knock your socks off. However, in the grand scheme of milk oolongs, i’ll stick with Mandala’s oolong if i am dying for that milky green taste :) Still though, this is a pretty decent version of milk oolong, for those on the hunt!

Yvonne

Still aching to try this!

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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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