391 Tasting Notes

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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This is a lovely green tea and a pleasure to drink! The taste of fresh sweet peas dominates both the aroma and flavor as you drink the cup. A tea I’ll probably try to keep on hand.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Irish Breakfast by Butiki Teas
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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Sweet, fruity and delicious! Lovely light tea to sip on hot and even sweeter when iced. This is a delicate and fun tea to have around to enjoy on your own or share with others.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Khumbu by Joy's Teaspoon
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This tea is most enjoyable – pleasant aroma with a sweet and nutty taste. No astringency at all. I made the purchase because I’ve never had a Nepalese tea and I was curious but I really like this one! It’s in line with many of the Black Yunnans I typically enjoy. I’ll definitely be buying more.

Update: 2nd steeping reveals flavors that have become much more spicy. The flavor shift is a bit surprising but both cups were very enjoyable.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Reformed coffee drinker. Switched to tea as part of my goal to work on living a healthier, more balanced life — haven’t looked back since. Surprised to learn what a passion I have developed for all things tea related.

I enjoy most tea types but I cannot handle jasmine or other florals and I’m not particularly fond of bergamot. Started with flavored teas but moved quickly into unflavored blacks and puerhs. Now most of my purchases are puerh cakes for aging. My cold brews for iced tea tend to be a fruity green, white or rooibos but every once in awhile I’ll chill an oolong or puerh.

Note: In an effort to keep track of all the teas I’ve tried, my cupboard includes any tea I’ve ever owned (including things I’ve sipped down or given away and no longer have in my tea cupboard). In addition, many of the teas listed are unopened waiting to age or work their way into the rotation.

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