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293 Tasting Notes

I wanted to end the evening with something sweet. I hadn’t tried this yet, so I decided that this would be my “adventure tea” of the day. It’s supposed to taste of a combination of oolong, oranges and almonds. The base is some kind of lightly roasted oolong, judging be its looks, and by its non-floral, non-perfumy flavor. The tea brews lightly, with a very delicate flavor profile – don’t have this after a curry or a highly flavorful meal.
It tastes of a good, roasted oolong, and has a slight aftertaste of almonds. If you patiently wait long enough after each sip, you will get a hint of tanginess of oranges. But nothing overpowering. Nothing that announces itself loud and clear. A very subtle tea.
It’s sweet enough to not need sugar, it could never take milk (it’s very, very light bodied), and if you are used to strong or artificially flavored teas, walk away. You will be disappointed. If you, like me, don’t like flavored teas, you’ll likely love this.

MissB

Fun question: how/where did you find Fauchon?

NofarS

Please don’t hate me- picked up a caddy of this when I was last in Paris…

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Sipdown!
This was a very unusual, but rather good Yunnan, and it helped me this evening through a slump at work. Nothing that I would rush to buy again, but it was nice while it lasted.

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100
drank Lao Cong Zi Ya by Norbu Tea
293 tasting notes

It’s been ages since I’ve has a few moments for my beloved Steepster, and even longer since I’ve spent time with what is probably my favorite tea.
This is still a fruity, malty, interesting delight, and it is a perfect pick me up for this very rainy and rather cold night.

Flavors: Apricot, Malt, Stonefruits

__Morgana__

Good to see you. :-)

NofarS

Good to see you too :)

Sil

i miss this one!

NofarS

I really wish that they would restock it, but apparently it wasn’t popular enough. I cannot for the life of me understand why, as it got glowing reviews on Teaviews, and it really is a great and unique black tea.

Sil

yeah…if i could have handled a few pounds i would have ordered it..but that’s a LOT of tea lol

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100

Opened a new batch of this tea, but didn’t have the time to brew it Gongfu, so the wonderful cinnamon-y taste took a backseat to a more generic, roast green beans flavor.
Still one of my favorite oolongs, but one that NEEDS to be brewed with respect.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Green Beans

Sil

interesting…

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91

Brewed a batch of this on Thursday. This tea reminds of a French Horn – seemingly gentle and sophisticated, but it can pack a punch, if brewed long enough. Also a really beautiful tea.
I will be really sorry when I run out.

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100
drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
293 tasting notes

Cold brewed this about a week ago (yes, I know, I’ve been swamped). It has a thick mouthfeel, and sweet, but not “sweet” taste. It was like drinking the bittersweet chocolate version of iced tea, if you know what I mean.
Will most certainly cold brew it again.

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100

I cold brewed this on Wednesday night for a game with friends on Thursday night (we played Fiasco, and had a blast). This was a smash hit, very refreshing, sweet, smooth – iced tea as it should be.

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100
drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
293 tasting notes

This is is back in stock in Verdant’s, but it’ll probably be out of stock pretty soon, if the past is any indicator of things.
Anyway, I’m dead tired, with a splitting headache, after a pretty useless “Risk Management” seminar at work. Tomorrow the next semester starts, and I still have papers to hand in, books to read, etc, etc.
Anyway, trying to keep a positive perspective on things, so I made this cup of tea as a much needed pick me up. My version of chocolate or Haagen Daz.
It, as usual, did the trick. They headache has subsided, and I can feel myself decompressing. Everyone should have a tea like this (or even better – this tea!) in their cupboard.
What’s your pick-me-up favorite?

Flavors: Chocolate, Honey

Anna

Lupicia’s Cookie! And I’m glad you’re feeling better. I hope this will be a really good semester for you.

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100
drank Keemun by Fortnum & Mason
293 tasting notes

A beautiful cup of this in the afternoon, as a pick-me-up.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Had a cuppa last night, after spending two extra hours at work. Comfort tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

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