454 Tasting Notes

82

I was unpacking some yesterday, I found my sample. It smells nicely nutty, either like almond or natural peanut butter. The flavour is similar, with some grain notes. Overall, an interesting tisane. Thanks for the sample, Bird Pick.

Flavors: Nuts, Nutty, Peanut

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89

Ah, snow… it makes me want to stay in to drink tea and read Dickens novels. This one smells nice, with a mild malty scent. The flavour is a bit of dried apricot, with some notes of sweet potato bread. I also really the colour of the leaves and brew.

Very good tea for my new winter weather.

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86

Thanks to whomever sent me this… Marzipan? We had snow here yesterday, so I need to drink more black teas. This one has a malty scent. The flavour is somewhat malty with hints of dried orange, and some other fruit. It certainly warmed me up today.

Flavors: Malt, Orange Zest

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75
drank Grenada by Lupicia
454 tasting notes

The name of this tea makes me think of Granada. I got a sample sachet the last time I went by a Lupicia store. There is a fruity smell and flavour. While I don’t really taste the individual fruits, together it kinda reminds me of tropical starburst.

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88

Tasting note number 450! Huzzah! Had this tea while waiting for my soup to be done. It smells nicely like muscat grapes. The scent made me miss the Japanese grocery in San Jose. There is a sweet, grape flavour as well. My little bit of Summer now that it gets colder.

Flavors: Grapes, Muscatel, Sweet

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57

So, I went by the Teavana again. Mainly because I had time before the bus again. I was curious, and they had this sample. Don’t really like the way they do their teas in store sometimes. It smelled vaguely like cocoa. Though the flavour came across as a bit bitter, and it was not really the right temperature for me. At least I got to try it free.

Flavors: Bitter, Cocoa

Cheri

free tea. bonus!

K S

Do they sell samples in store? I have only been in a store twice and never felt the need to buy – but I probably would buy a few samples, just to see what I thought.

Lariel of Lórien

Not for sale, but they do have brewed samples to try in store.

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90

Happy full moon day. I got this sample from Marzipan. It smells nicely malty, with some cocoa. The flavour is more on the fruity side, and maybe slightly floral. Glad I finally got to try this one. Really wish I had more.

Flavors: Cocoa, Fruity, Malt

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85

A sample from Maripan. The scent is nicely malty. There is a malty taste too, along with a little bit of plum. It is a bit on the strong side, but good for after breakfast.

Stephanie

It’s supposed to be amazing gongfu style

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78

Well, it finally happened. I found Teavana tea I actually liked. Went by the store here to kill time while waiting for the bus. They had Winter teas, but it was only Halloween. It smelled nicely minty, with some chocolate. While I know they sweeten the teas, this one tasted like peppermint bark (similar to the one put out by Ghirardelli). There is apparently the dreaded licorice root in this, but I didn’t really notice.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Mint

Kyla Covington Abercrombie

I like this one too.

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87

First review from the new town. This one smells so nice, I have always liked the scent of vanilla. The flavour is smooth and slightly sweet. I guess this is my Halloween treat.

yyz

Hope the move went well.

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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

Ratings-
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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