444 Tasting Notes

91

I’ve recently decided I needed to have more oolongs, so I had to try this one. It has a creamy and slightly floral scent. The milk (creaminess) comes out more in the flavour, along with floral/ vegetal notes. Having it a bit cold is nice too.

Flavors: Floral, Milk

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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This was the green tea that Green Terrace Teas chose for me. It smells the jasmine teas should… light and floral. The jasmine flavour is very good. Reminds me why the jasmine greens got me into tea in the first place.

Flavors: Jasmine

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89

As soon as I saw this on the site, I wanted to try it. The scent is a nice malty honey. (And the dry leaves reminded me a bit of Yunnan black). There is a sweet malty flavour. I do get some hints of peach. Overall, I glad I decided to get this one as a sample.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Peach

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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85

This was part of my qiveaway sampler. It smells very vegetal. The flavour reminds me of vegetable broth. Might be good with soup.

Flavors: Vegetable Broth, Vegetal

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89

Praise to the tea gods. (Teaities?) This smells pretty awesome. I get mostly honey, and a light scent of yams. The flavour is more malty cocoa and hints of molasses.

Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Malt, Molasses, Yams

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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85

This is one of the extra samples in my review box. I so like how it smells, very natural. The flavour is nicely green and floral without being over powering.

Flavors: Green, Jasmine

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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This was part of my sampler prize. I don’t usually make white tea, and might have steeped this too warm. It smells nice though, a bit floral and sweet.

Not so sure of the flavour at the moment, but it does seem to go with my orange cake.

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88

I keep wanting to call this Black Pearls. It has a nice chocolate scent (that could also be my kitchen, as I just made cakes). The flavour is a bit towards the mildly sweet hot cocoa side. Not overly strong, just delicious.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Lariel of Lórien

I know, I should have let them send me more.

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94

I got this as part of my Giveaway Sampler. The golden tipped leaves are rather pretty. And I get a lovely aroma of sweet potatoes both from the dry leaves and the brew. There seems to be more honey in the flavour, but I do get the potato as well. It seems to have hints of nuts too. Thanks Teavivre for being so good at picking my teas.

Flavors: Honey, Nuts, Sweet Potatoes

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85

From my first actual Teavivre order. I like osmanthus, but I’ve not had it as an oolong yet. The scent is nicely floral, a bit of honeysuckle perhaps. As for flavour, creamy, and sweet. I do taste the osmanthus, as well as the grassy oolong.

Flavors: Floral, Honeysuckle, Osmanthus

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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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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Sandia Mountains, New Mexico

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