572 Tasting Notes


From the other local tea shop. I was getting some black teas because Winter is coming. This has such a nice malty scent. There is a nice, sweet flavour. With notes of fruit. Overall, it is a good tea for cold mornings. Or just cloudy afternoons.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt

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My latest Yunomi sample. It smells like fruit, mostly plums. There a kinda dark and sweet flavour with hints of grapes. Enjoyed having it with the cornbread pancakes.

Flavors: Grapes, Malt, Plums

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Found this yesterday afternoon. There is a nice malty honey scent. Maybe a little darker than I remember. It’s still a nice, sweet flavour. Good with my b-day cake.

Flavors: Honey, Malt

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Birthday tea- This has a nice muscat scent. There is sweet grape flavour. Still reminds me of those Japanese candies I like. Had some while watching the Lord of the Rings movies yesterday. (Other teas went better with the carrot cake.)

Flavors: Grapes, Muscatel


Happy birthday!! Mmmm carrot cake, sounds yummy

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In a box, inside another box, I finally found this tea. It still smells of earth and dark chocolate. And maybe oak. The flavour is on the sweet side. There are hints of dark cherry and caramel. It’s smooth and rich. Still makes me think of a certain chocolate bar.

Made once again in the Western style.

Flavors: Caramel, Cherry, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Earth

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My first oolong of Autumn. Yesterday, I went to a world music festival. Saw a Chinese group (from New York) play in the evening. Very pretty music, even if I can’t remember what the instruments were called. So, today, I wanted to try this tea. Mostly smells nicely like cocoa, and fruits. With some grain notes. When I first brewed, I got a vanilla scent. There is a bit of floral and honey flavour. It’s light and a bit creamy.

Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Grain, Honey, Vanilla

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Happy Autumn! Yesterday, I went to a Japanese Fall Festival. Most fun. However, nobody had brewed tea. Just a local Asian tea company with wares for sale. Did enjoy checking out their sample jars. The gyokuro smelled nice, and I remembered I had some.

It smells nicely like seaweed and spinach. There is a seaweed flavour as well. Reminds me a little of seaweed salad.Somewhat sweet and vegetal. And I get a hint of nuts. Would have went well with the onigiri I had yesterday afternoon.

Flavors: Nuts, Seaweed, Spinach, Vegetal

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My other tea from this company. It smells of bergamot, with floral notes. The vanilla scent comes out a little. There is some floral flavour, and citrus notes. Seems like the monk was trying to a different tea at first. Still, the Assam base is nice and floral/ vanilla.

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Flowers, Vanilla

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This is another from ‘tea before I moved’ box. It smells so nice. The creamy lime scent is still very present. There is that lovely key lime flavour. Not really an Autumn tea, but still really good for a warm afternoon. Even if I didn’t have it iced this time.

Flavors: Creamy, Lime

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Once Upon A Time-

There was a girl who moved from her coastal town to a new one in the desert mountains. She packed away her tea for travel. When she got to the new land, she was unsure where her tea ended up. Some was found fairly soon, but the girl did not find it all. So, in the Winter, she visited a local shop for something to have on snowy days. While she was pleased with her new finding, the girl knew she still had other tea somewhere. Then one day, the girl found some of the tea she had stashed away. It was time to have some old favourites. Upon brewing, she noticed that the tea did not smell as fruity as it had it the past. However, it was still a creamy pineapple. The cake flavour was no longer so present.

The End

Flavors: Creamy, Pineapple


Loved this review!!!

carol who

Oh goodie … I always love a happy ending even if it’s flavor wasn’t as good as before. :)

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After many years of drinking coffee, I’ve recently become a tea convert.

Faves- Black Tea (Preferably Chinese- Most Gold/Golden), Assam, Nilgiri, Oolong
Likes- Pu-Erh (Shou), Green (Chinese or Japanese), Interesting Tisanes, Dessert Blends/ Flavoured Teas, Masala Chai, Honeybush/ Rooibos, Ceylon
Dislikes- Smokey Teas, Hibiscus, Licorice Root, Chicory
Exploring- Sheng Pu’erh, White Tea, Sticky Rice Mini Tuocha
Fruity Flavours- Lychee, Muscat, White Peach, Fig, Apple, Bergamot
Other flavours- Rose, Lavender, Vanilla, Cream

95- 100: By Yavanna, it’s amazing!
89- 94: my favourite
85- 88: it’s fantastic
81- 84: really like
75- 80: like
70- 74: it’s okay
69 and below: meh
unrated: still unsure


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