621 Tasting Notes


My Teavivre sampler came in the post today, so I had to try this first.

It smells fantastic… like sweet potatoes and honey wheat bread. The flavour is smooth and a bit malty. I do get some yam as well.

Thanks to Angel for picking this one for me to try.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Sweet Potatoes

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Since I had more coffee than tea today, so I had this.

It’s called extra green… and it really is. The colour is green, the scent is green, it even tastes green. There is an interesting green flavour. I like both sencha and matcha, but I’m not sure how well it goes together.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Today I brewed this with the Strawberry Oolong. It smells sweet, and creamy, with hints of berry. It tastes a little like those strawberry milk candies and oolong. I’d say that turned out pretty well. Hybrid brew- 94

Flavors: Berries, Cream

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I’m still trying to decide if I prefer ceylon or assam black tea. This one has a nice sweet and earthy scent. It tastes like a smooth, black that goes well with my brunch. Would be good with some added spices. Will try it again with my cinnamon.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Last of my samples from Teavivre. So I saved this one. Had a cup with lunch and an episode of Ounce Upon a Time. (Which doesn’t have enough genies.)

Anyway… this has a great scent. I so enjoy the smell of roses. There is a really good floral black tea flavour as well. Would be a good tea for a tea event.

Flavors: Flowers

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Lariel of Lórien

I made this for my mom yesterday (to go with the Mother’s Day bread), and she really liked it.

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This came in the post today, which was totally when I was excepting it. Yay! It smells like many an orange spice tea I’ve had before. There is a nice scent of orange (made stronger ’cause I just had an orange), cinnamon, and a little cloves. Mmm… spice. The flavour is a bit like an orange chai. I like this one a lot. Thanks Just Organic Teas.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Orange Zest

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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This has a nice, dark brew colour. (It’s like the Petite Sirah of tea.) The scent is kinda of malty caramel. There is more of a molasses flavour. I only get a hint of the grapes. Not a type of tea I’ve had before, but this is really good. Went well with my French toast.

Flavors: Caramel, Malt, Molasses

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I really need to have more oolong, it’s becoming one of my faves. This one is from the Steepster Select box. It has a sweet, floral scent I can’t quite place. The flavour is honey, mildly fruity, and some orchid. I rather like it.

I’ll have to try it again when I’m not having oatmeal.

Flavors: Honey, Orchids

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

Ooooo! I’m going to have to get this one. I just picked up their Rhubarb oolong the other day and am blending it with the strawberry oolong and cold brewing it


Mmm, that sounds delicious!


Looking forward to reading that review! I’ve never blended my Butiki teas but it sounds like a great idea!

Lariel of Lórien

There is such thing as Rhubarb oolong?

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Finally got around to trying this sample. And thanks to Tea Spot! :)

This blend smells really good, the chocolate scent is pretty strong. The flavour kinda reminds me of coffee. I can see why this would be a gateway tea for the coffee people. It’s probably too late in the day for this, and it’s most flavourful.

Flavors: Chocolate

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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This was part of my Steepster Select box. It’s rainy here, so I needed some black tea. The scent reminds me of a breakfast tea blend, except a little sweeter. I enjoyed the malt, and honey flavours, but that is a little hidden under the black tea flavour.

I’d probably enjoy this on Winter mornings with oatmeal or something.

Flavors: Honey, Malt

Boiling 3 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, 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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