I tried North Winds last night, but didn’t write a note because I wasn’t too sure about it. I thought I’d steep this today since it has the North Winds base and I have now come to somewhat of a conclusion.

There is a very slight, subtle smokiness here. It’s extremely subtle, almost not smokiness, perhaps more like a campfire from a distance. Like the smoke has travelling through the forest and intermingled with trees and such along the way, however there is that smoky element, and unfortunately I can’t get past it.

There is a light richness to this cup otherwise, and some maltiness, and of course a hint of vanilla. It’s really a well done tea. I can see why this one is a crowd favourite. Sadly neither are for me, though I do have a little bit more to experiment with, so perhaps I can make something work.

Sil

doh. sorry to hear :(

whatshesaid

More for me ;)

Sil

i enjoyed golden orchid but not in the way that everyone else seems to be.

Courtney

I was expecting way more vanilla Sil. It was so similar to North Winds, I was expecting a completely different tea to be honest.

Sil

i liked this one better, but also expected more out of both of them.

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Sil

doh. sorry to hear :(

whatshesaid

More for me ;)

Sil

i enjoyed golden orchid but not in the way that everyone else seems to be.

Courtney

I was expecting way more vanilla Sil. It was so similar to North Winds, I was expecting a completely different tea to be honest.

Sil

i liked this one better, but also expected more out of both of them.

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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