328 Tasting Notes

drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
328 tasting notes

Thanks Yezi Tea for the samples! Out of the 3 samples of black tea that I requested, this is the winner for me. It’s got a slightly smoky taste but has got a sweet, yummy taste that I can’t quite place. I could drink more of this one so whenever I get to place an order, I must remember to get this one. Funny because I almost didn’t get this one because I thought I should try one of their puerh teas since otherwise you’d have to buy a whole lot of it but thought nah, the description for this lured me in more.

Kittenna

Ooh, I hope I nabbed this one! I don’t recall…

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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Steepster ate my note… Aw. Anyway, I had this sample yesterday and man I can taste the smoke. The smoky taste lingers and makes me think about those long gone days where I smoked hours during finals and hung around friends who smoked a lot too (no smoking for me now). Those are dangerous, tempting thoughts… so I don’t think I should drink this often lol. Other than that I don’t get much else and I’d really liked the description of chestnuts and cinnamon – it’s not a bad tasting tea or bitter but it’s not one for me.

Stephanie

I hate when Steepster does that!

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Haha! Found the little box of samples I got from Yezi Tea. I’d put it on the dresser to try but then some papers fell on it and I couldn’t find it yesterday. Today might be an even better day to drink tea though as it’s been raining and a little cold… finally Winter weather is coming. It’s a nice deal when a company will let you try their tea in sample size and for only the price of shipping for sure.

This tea smells yummy, like baked goods. It’s a smooth tea that tastes pretty good. It has some faint chocolate taste, more like dark chocolate than milk and the smokey taste is more detectable as an aftertaste. The chocolate taste comes out more as the tea cooled. Even though the smoky taste isn’t really strong or offensive, I think generally this tea is not one I’d buy more of but the taste is kind of intriguing like maybe I would get a little more…ok, so I’m just indecisive. Thanks to Yezi Tea!

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drank Paradise Green by Lupicia
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It’s good that this was my free sample with this month’s newsletter because I would be so sad if I’d bought a whole package of it. I thought it’d have a nice crisp citrus taste because it’d be like the grapefruit green. Nope. It’s a hard taste for me to describe but I know I definitely don’t like it. Slightly overripe fruit? Something’s not sitting right with me. Disappointed… I feel like I should brew something I do like to get rid of the taste left in my mouth…

JustJames

i’ve been there… bad luck!

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I bought the 3 tin pack of this, Mount gray and Double Knit, and at first I was worried it seems like a lot of tea… But I’ve slowly been going through it and am actually almost out of this one. I’ve found it to be a good tea to brew in the morning and carry along iced for throughout the day. It’s pretty strong but has nice flavor and is a nice pick me up in the afternoon. I have been having it everyday and I think it’s really grown on me.

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This tea has a strong floral, green taste. It holds up well for multiple steeps of it. I definitely prefer shorter steeps since I went a little long at first and the floral taste was too strong. It does have a dry mouth effect after a while. I got hungry and ate some Milano melts cookies with it. The cookies are so sweet that together with the tea, it all tasted really decadent and just right to start my lazy morning. No more school for a week, oh the relief… I’m going to try really hard not to think of my students and just relax. Oh! Also with the sample came a cute bookmark that had steeping and tea info so that was helpful.

Thank you for the free sample Little Red Cup Tea Company!

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drank Almond Cream by Capital Teas
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Thank you Nicole for this tea, from her generous stash reduction :) Oh my goodness, this past week has been so busy I haven’t gotten an earlier chance to try or do tasting notes :(. I’ve been getting home late and sleeping like the dead lol. I thought I could be coming down with something but I think it was wishful thinking so I could stay home :)

I think ever since getting to taste the ATR Brioche tea that I decided that I should try more almond teas. The taste I was expecting was different than what I got. The almond taste was sweet but fake, more like amaretto and for some reason there was a slight sour taste like sour cream maybe? It was ok but doesn’t make my future shopping list.

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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I totally had thought that I had done a tasting note on this, specially because this is my last cup worth of it but I haven’t seen it. It is a nice tea, mellow and faintly sweet. I can kinda taste honey and something fruit-like. It does stand well for resteeps and if I had more patience I could keep going… but I really don’t so 3x is where I end it. It’s a nice snack tea – goes well with my crispy cookies. They’re new products at the store and are like mini sugar toasts. :) I have gone to Big Island Candies 3 times in the past week to prepare for my weekend trip to Oahu and meeting… so I figured I should pick up at least one thing to eat right now. The cashier even recognized me today, promise to self: next meeting I will plan my buying better – either wait till the last moment and go once or spread it out to not all in the same week. Hope no one thoughts just came every day to mooch free samples lol.

Nicole

Mini sugar toasts… sound good!

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drank Thé sur la Lune by Nina's Paris
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Damn, steepster ate my tasting note :( I don’t want to re type but I guess I will a little. I was hoping for more fruity variety in this one but mostly got blueberry and maybe some raspberry taste. I was hoping to get some taste of passion fruit at least but nope. I almost bought a bag of it, so it’s great to have samples before. Thanks for the sample Laurent :)

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Hello! I am loving reading tasting notes and discovering a whole world of teas. My favorite type is definitely black teas. I prefer flavored, dessert types. I love sample sizes so I can try a little of each and have had fun swaps :). My bank account has been crying since I found steepster but I’m trying to exercise (find) some restraint and it helps that I know I’m not alone lol.

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