31 Tasting Notes

I wasn’t getting much of a chocolate note until I added some black tea. Now its the perfect chocolate mint tea I’ve been looking for.

Too bad it’s all gone now…

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drank Imperial Breakfast by Verdant Tea
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So glad to have this back again in my cupboard. It’s really comforting on this snowy morning.

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drank Spicy Mint Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Finishing this one up today. It is indeed minty. Feels kinda like I’m brushing my teeth. But in a good way, it’s quite refreshing.

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My samples from Teavivre came! Yay thanks Angel!

The leaves are beautiful here, long and fuzzy. The smell out of the bag is subtle, grassy and a bit floral. So when I took my first sip, it was completely unexpected. Salt. hmmm.
I had to make myself try another sip, but it was well worth it. Not sure where the salt came from, but now it was wonderful. A bit like hay as others have mentioned, but soft and silky, with later sips giving way to notes of melon, savory grass, and a light, delicate, floral. This is only my second or third silver needle, but it has left me very intrigued. I love the subtle, delicate but complex nature of this tea. I look forward to trying more silver needles to compare.

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So sad to see this one go. This is one of my absolute favorite green teas. It’s the perfect combination of vegetal and nuttiness, with a hint of sweetness. I could drink this everyday.

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Thanks T.C.!

This is definitely my new favorite coconut oolong. It’s absolutely delicious. Oh man I’m going to have to get some more of this.

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drank Almond by Love is Tea (LIT)
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Thanks Yssah! I asked for this for my roommate who loves almond teas but I stole a little cup to try myself. I am very impressed with it. It tastes exactly like almonds. This is so wonderful, I’m excited to give her it.

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drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
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Finished this off this morning. Such a special tea. I love both genmaicha and laoshan green, but the combination is even more amazing.

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drank Pour Maman by Nina's Paris
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Thanks Laurent for this sample!
Yummm this is delicious. I’m not usually a big black tea fan, but the combination of green really compliments this. I was scared it might become astringent, like some green/black blends that I have tried, but it isn’t at all and the strawberry and vanilla work perfectly together (especially when paired with the red velvet cheesecake cupcake I’m having right now…). I can’t wait to try the other samples.

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