637 Tasting Notes


This is the last of my new Teavivre samples. It smells so good… like malty cocoa. The flavour tends toward grape. Reminds me a little of wine somehow. I might need a few more cups… for uh, science. And tasting purposes.

Flavors: Cocoa, Grapes, Malt

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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My first tea of the day. It smelly like I’m having citrus fruit salad in the forest. I liked the dark orange colour of the .liquor. The flavour is woody, with the tang of tangerine.

Flavors: Citrus

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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drank Osmanthus by teasenz
637 tasting notes

I have been wanting to try this one for a while. So I was pleased when Teasenz would send me this to try. It smells like running through a field of wild flowers that is near an orchard. (This here means, I get floral and citrus scents.) The flavour is mild, and refreshing.

Flavors: Flowers

Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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Tried this in the store. While I did the like the chocolate/ nut/ coconut combo, I didn’t really care for the extra sugar. It would be fine as chocolate nut blend.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut

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I tried this at the Teavana store. That might have been a bad idea, given how much they like the rock sugar. It did smell nice though. The ginger came across way too much in the flavour (I do like ginger, just not that strong), and none of the others spices really seemed to come forward.

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I tried this in the Westfield Center store. It was mildly fruity and delicious. As I was there just to pick up something, I don’t remember much beyond really liking it.

If I am able to visit a store again, hopefully I can get another sample.

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
637 tasting notes

I got this as a sample from the Santa Clara location last month. It smells like these muscat gummies I really like. The flavour is sweet, and floral. Too much jasmine though.
Still glad I got to try this one.

Flavors: Flowers, Grapes

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I finally get to try another of this tisane type, hurray! It smells so good- like toasted brown rice cakes. The flavour has is a bit roast nutty. Went well with my Thai soup.

Flavors: Nuts

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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I’m not sure I like chamomile, so I had to try the Eastern version. This still has that “I fell into a meadow” scent. It has a sweet, mild flower flavour.

Now I feel very relaxed. But I might not have brewed it long enough.

Flavors: Flowers

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Wild Jujube by teasenz
637 tasting notes

This is the most interesting sounding tisane I’ve ever has. It certainly smells like dates, except slightly more baked (date bread maybe). I ate a couple. This is fruit, right? Pretty good too, tasted a little more like berries (of the goji variety).

Brewed- it does smell more like bread now. There is a sweet, fruity flavour.
I have a feeling this would be good iced… or as a snack.

Flavors: Berries, Dates

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, 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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