515 Tasting Notes

87

Happy Spring! Yesterday, I went to a gem show and read in a garden. Some of the trees stared to blossom, and there were some lovely Spring flowers.

This smells really nice, like nuts and honey. Maybe a bit of pistachio nougat as well. There is a nice, sweet flavour. The nut taste comes out nicely. Now I wish I tried the original.

Flavors: Honey, Nuts

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89

Happy St Paddy’s Day. Since I really like Irish Breakfast, I picked this up at the store a few months ago. There is sweet scent, and a bit darker than I’m used to. The flavour is bold and smooth, with just a hint of sweet malt. Went well with my Irish cream bread pudding.

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87

Captain’s Personal Log-

My replicator seems only capable of making hot earl grey. While fortunate when we had a visiting Captain, not my preferred beverage. And there is only so much raktajino I can drink. Then I found this on a recent Shore Leave. Scent- I get some malt, and baked bread. The flavour is similar, with a hint of spice.
My First Officer says there are apricots, and I get some as the tea cools. Will have to make sure the Mess Hall has some on hand before our next mission.

-End log

Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Malt, Spices

K S

Make it so, Number One.

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89

My cup while watching anime, and playing a certain farming game. The leaves smell like cashew, but I get more plum in the brew. There is a sweet, cake-like flavour. Don’t think I’ve had any cashew cake, but I want one now. Overall, very good.

Flavors: Cake, Jam, Nuts, Plums

DeliriumsFrogs

I love this one…..

Lariel of Lórien

The plum comes out more as it cools.

Stephanie

I missed out on this tea, sounds great.

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90

My Monday morning malty mug. There is a light maltly scent. The is dark, and bold flavour , along with being on the sweet side. Makes for a very good breakfast tea. Glad I picked some up when I visited the local shop.

Flavors: Malt

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86

So, I decided to try more teas this weekend. (Along with playing more Harvest Moon.) There is a light pumpkin scent, and bit of spice. Not sure if there is cinnamon in this, but my subconscious thinks there should be. The flavour is nicely pumpkin as well. It even has that slightly tangy taste that apple cider has. Good for the season of ‘almost Spring’.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pumpkin

Kaylee

Harvest Moon is the best.

The Cookie Lady

Oooooo Harvest Moon! My childhood!! Played on a bright green N64 :)

Lariel of Lórien

I play more of the handheld versions. Such fun!

Kaylee

I favor the handheld versions too. The game is too addictive – I need to take it with me everywhere when I’m playing.

The Cookie Lady

Oh….maybe that’s why I don’t have very many friends in my adult life…because I just didn’t leave my house back then lol Gosh, how I loved waiting for those adorable baby cows to be born.

Lariel of Lórien

My favourite is probably the Mineral Town games.

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m in my second season of “a new beginning”, but I didn’t know those yellow flowers were so important, and I sold most of them in Spring…. ugh.

DeliriumsFrogs

(it’s the first Harvest Moon I’ve played… I’m guessing it’s a total newb mistake. lol)

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82

One of my ‘press’ samples. It smells vegetal, with hints of baked bread, and grain. Perhaps even vegetable bread. The flavour is on the floral side, with more veggies. Good to try more Japanese black teas. Thanks to Yunomi for letting me try this.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Floral, Grain, Vegetal

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95

My breakfast tea. Oh, this smells so nice. I get a lovely scent of chocolate. There is a bit of graham cracker in the flavour. And it’s a bit on the sweet side. Overall, very good. Glad I decided to try it today. Having another cup while playing some Harvest Moon.

Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Graham, Honey

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84

Needed some black tea today, so I picked this one. It certainly smells a bit like custard. The flavour is sweet and creamy, with some vanilla. There is more of a nutmeg scent, I don’t really taste it much. As I have not tried the first version, I can not compare them. Perhaps I should try brewing it longer next time. Thanks to cookies for the sample.

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Vanilla

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77

Yesterday, my Japanese party was canceled on account of the snow. (Not that much, but more than we were expecting.) When I got home, I had this with miso soup and roasted seaweed snacks. It smells nicely green, with some scent of rice cakes/ popcorn. There is a light toasty flavour, with a hint of seaweed. Thanks to cookies for the sample.

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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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