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Thank you, Sil, for a sample of this!

I can’t say I’m a fan of Indian teas. Maybe I’ve never had a great one, but they do not interest me. But Taiwanese teas, those are amazing. Love those. So let’s see what happens.

Hmmm… dark hint of cocoa. Mineraly. Veeery smooth. A hit of floral sweetness.

The taste is a like a cross between a dark oolong and Chinese black tea. Is this a result of where the tea was cultivated? I don’t think assam from India tastes like this.

Anyways, tasty but not too interesting. I do think my fascination of black tea is slowing down. I’m gonna go back to basics with some green teas. Maybe it’s a seasonal thing. :)

Ysaurella

I feel the same about green, I should take more time to appreciate them now.

Terri HarpLady

I was actually thinking the same, or maybe of doing a green/white tea day once a week…still thinking about it.

Ysaurella

yes, I am picky with green teas, they shouldn’t have any astringency…I can bear some in blacks but none in greens !

Terri HarpLady

Also, if I drink green tea on an empty stomach, I will throw up, but I can usually enjoy a cup of black tea before breakfast without nausea.

Mercuryhime

I really only truly enjoy Japanese greens. And it will be easy to drink them when it gets warm as they make fantastic cold brews. :)

Sil

hmmm i’ll have to pay attention to your tasting notes and see if any of them inspire me to try a green cold brew. I’m pretty sure i’ve never tried a straight green as a bold brew.

Mercuryhime

I might not log it since I’ve had them before, but anything from Den’s is a good bet.

Terri HarpLady

Hmmm…I’ve never done a green cold brew, or really even tried green tea over ice

Mercuryhime

It’s good! All smooth and sweet without the astringency people fear from greens. :)

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Ysaurella

I feel the same about green, I should take more time to appreciate them now.

Terri HarpLady

I was actually thinking the same, or maybe of doing a green/white tea day once a week…still thinking about it.

Ysaurella

yes, I am picky with green teas, they shouldn’t have any astringency…I can bear some in blacks but none in greens !

Terri HarpLady

Also, if I drink green tea on an empty stomach, I will throw up, but I can usually enjoy a cup of black tea before breakfast without nausea.

Mercuryhime

I really only truly enjoy Japanese greens. And it will be easy to drink them when it gets warm as they make fantastic cold brews. :)

Sil

hmmm i’ll have to pay attention to your tasting notes and see if any of them inspire me to try a green cold brew. I’m pretty sure i’ve never tried a straight green as a bold brew.

Mercuryhime

I might not log it since I’ve had them before, but anything from Den’s is a good bet.

Terri HarpLady

Hmmm…I’ve never done a green cold brew, or really even tried green tea over ice

Mercuryhime

It’s good! All smooth and sweet without the astringency people fear from greens. :)

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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