613 Tasting Notes


One of my tea samples. I like Assam a lot, so I wanted to try this one.

It has that malty scent. Which was present more in the dry leaves. The flavour is on the mild side. There is a bit fruity sweetness as well.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt

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Another one of my samples. I like to try breakfast blends, so I was interested in the Chinese one. It smells mostly malt, and a bit earthy. There is a malty earth flavour as well. The tea is on the bold side, and has a bit of sweetness.

Thanks for the sample, Tao Tea Leaf.

Flavors: Earth, Malt

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This tea comes in a pretty red package. There is a scent of nuts and seaweed in the dry leaf. When brewed, I get more orchids. The flavour is a bit floral, with some sweet, nutty notes. Overall, I get mostly flowers. Thanks to Teavivre for the sample.

Flavors: Nutty, Orchids, Seaweed

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Phoenix, rise again in my tea mug. It has a baked bread, and raspberry scent. Got a little wood in the dry leaf. The flavour is kinda toasty, with hints of raisins. Mild raisin toast, perhaps. There is a nice, mild sweetness. (Goes well with anime and farming games.)

Thanks for the sample, Teavivre.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Grain, Grapes, Raisins, Raspberry, Wood

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Another of my samples. When I first opened the package, I got a fruity scent. Perhaps dark cherries or plum. And a little pine. There is a more bread-like scent in the brew. The flavour is mostly fruit, with some baked bread notes, and very mild smokiness.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cherry, Fruity

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Firstly, I like the new sample packaging. Steeped it Western (I don’t have a gaiwan yet) style. This tea smells malty. There is a sweet, malty flavour. It’s nicely smooth.

Very nice to have with my farming video games. (Ceylon the cat says ‘meow’.)
Thanks for the sample.

Flavors: Malt, Sweet

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Having tea in the Grand Canyon with dragons is fun. The leaves smell so nicely like strawberry. There is more of a floral scent in the brew. I get a light, sweet berry flavour, with floral notes and a mild hint of cream. Better than I remember. Still tastes like Spring.

Thanks to Teavivre for the sample.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Strawberry


I recall liking this one a bit. The strawberry was not too strong…just a hint. So nice. :)

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My sample was in the box went I went on my walk this afternoon. Oh my, this smells so good. A rose garden with hints of cocoa. There is a sweet floral flavour, and chocolate notes. I get a slight yam taste as well. Overall, fantastic.

Thanks Teavivre. :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Floral, Rose, Yams

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Having this with anime, as it’s not movie time yet. It smells sweet, and nicely floral. There is a floral (perhaps orchid) flavours, with some vegetal/ herbal notes.

Thanks for the sample.

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My samples arrived pretty quickly. At about the same time as my DVD from Texas, actually. The leaves have that pretty gold hue. There is lovely yam scent, with a bit of sweetness. It has a mostly sweet potato flavour, with hints of honey. I need to try more later to see how well it goes with historical Chinese movies. Because science?

Thanks to 3 Leaf for this sample. :)

Flavors: Honey, Sweet Potatoes, Yams


Have you tried anything else from their loose leaf selection? I’m intrigued.

Lariel of Lórien

I’m having the oolong tomorrow.


I love the yam/sweet potato notes in black teas. I think it was the Bilbo Brew I first had it…so lovely.

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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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