461 Tasting Notes

I like jasmine, but I’ve really only had it as green. This has a nice, floral scent. (And still makes me want steamed rice.) The jasmine flavour comes out a little stronger than I’m used to, but it’s alright.

Though I prefer a jasmine green tea/ rooibos blend (as a cold-brew).

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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The leaves have a nice vanilla scent. Tastes more like vanilla flavouring than actual oolong. Might have liked it more if I hadn’t tried other oolongs recently.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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I got this in the post a few days. Since I had gotten into green teas again. My kitchen smells like chocolate cake, except the tea mug which smells like rice cakes. Which is a pleasant scent.

This is only my second time having genmaicha. I like the toasted rice flavour. And I’ve always enjoyed matcha. I still feel like I should be having this in a tea house with onigiri. Thanks to Yunomi for letting me try this.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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I think I’ll always enjoy the smell of chocolate/ mint. However, the chocolate flavour doesn’t really go with the green base. The mint is good though.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Hojicha by Adagio Teas
461 tasting notes

This smells like nori for some reason. The flavour is certainly roasted, and kinda nutty. Glad I finally got to try this type.

And I learned that it doesn’t really go with tomato soup.
Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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This smells similar to all their almond teas, which is marzipan. Alternately, sweet and nutty. The flavour is light, and nutty. Different than the other oolongs I’ve had today. Like this ’cause I like almonds.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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Got this because I wanted to try more oolongs. Most unflavoured oolongs smell like plants to me. It tastes kinda woodsy. Very mellow.

My taste buds are still being weird, so I think I need to try some more.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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After my visit to a tea house a couple weeks ago, I decided that I do like green teas. I used to, but haven’t had any that often anymore. Think I might have a cold or allergies or something, ‘cause I can’t taste this very well. The ginger flavour does come out though, and I like it.

Will have to try again when I’m feeling better.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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I’ve been wanting to have some more green teas lately. That might be do to visit a Tea House on Sunday. Pretty sure I’ve never had this type of tea before. Nice scent, kinda like veggies. The flavour is mild, and a little sweet.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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This is my first Teavivre sample. It’s also the first oolong I’ve had recently that I didn’t over-leaf. Agree with the others, it does smell and taste like vegetables. Mmm… veggies.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 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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