328 Tasting Notes

96
drank White Peony by Tea Palace
328 tasting notes

Having this tea to calm down a bit. Someone just rang the doorbell and I jumped 10 feet in the air – my ears are now always perked to hear sirens, so it caught me by surprise. This is a wonderful white peony, with a strong cucumber presence, and natural sweetness that is soothing and tasty.
Keep calm and carry on :)

Flavors: Cucumber

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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93

An excellent dian hong – chocolatey, deep and sweet. I’m still not 100% OK, so I was looking for a delicious “comfort tea”. I usually go for white teas as my “comfort teas”, but as I haven’t been getting enough sleep in the past two days, this golden bud was called for. The leaves are gorgeous and smell magnificently of dark chocolate and caramel goodness. Highly recommended, especially for the price.

Flavors: Caramel, Dark Chocolate

boychik

Great every time. I love YS blacks

Terri HarpLady

Thinking of you, Nofar, & the sad things going on in your region. I hope you stay safe, & am envisioning safety for you, your family, and all people in the region of all faiths who desire peace. Namaste :)

NofarS

Thank you very much, Terri. It is becoming increasing difficult to voice wishes for peace or concern for the civilians under fire on both sides. I pray for peace for the region, and that the innocent may be spared more suffering. It is very hard to be hopeful these days, but giving up means leaving extremists to do as they wish, unchecked by reason or compassion. So I am trying very hard to keep calm and carry on.

mrmopar

Be safe my friend!

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97
drank golden tip assam by Postcard Teas
328 tasting notes

This is a strong, malty Assam that is very good, very smooth, and not at all astringent. Had a plain cup of it this morning, after a sleepless night. I’m experiencing an unfortunate bout of food poisoning, so I needed something brisk to pick me up, and help me soldier on. This most definitely did the trick.
This tea also works well with milk, just so you know.

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92

Had this plain today. A really good and interesting Assam, smooth, malty, with distinct fruity notes. A worthy candidate to replace my beloved stolen Whittards Assam Hazelbank.

gmathis

Been thinking about you often this week. Hope you are safe and well.

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94

There’s a great little chocolatier next to my workplace that has come up with Earl Grey pralines that are mind-blowingly good. As it takes them three days to make them, and as they are very popular, they often runs out. They didn’t have any today, so we made up for it with a wonderful cup of this.

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92

A hearty Assam with a combination of fruitiness and maltiness, and plays fantastically with milk, but tasty without it as well. This was one of the free samples from Teabox, and it is good enough to make me add it to my wish list. One of the tastier and more interesting Assams that I have tasted. Well worth the try.

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79

This was part of my giant sample order from teabox. The leaves are olive green, and are large, although there is a largish amount of twigs included. It’s slightly astringent, and floralish – not overly so, but there are floral hints in the tea. It’s sweet, and light bodied. A nice tea, and an interesting Darjeeling.

sherapop

Did you order one of the sample sets? Or are you a subscriber? What do you think of Teabox so far? I’m curious because I just joined Golden Tips. ;-)

NofarS

I ordered one of the sample sets (the all the Darjeelings one). It is an excellent deal and the tea is spectacular. I started out sipping it at home, but decided to bring the entire box to work, and taste my way through it with my friends and coworkers. It was a sensation, with people being stunned by the sheer amount of samples, and tasters having fun drawing from the box.
I am on a tea buying hiatus, in preparation for a trip to London in September, so no new tea at all, only what I buy in London, and after that I am allowed to buy only a little bit during Black Friday. I have too much tea and not enough room in the house for it, so that’s why I’ve stopped my Verdant subscription and am not joining any new subscription services.
But Teabox have a great selection, a great website and awesome customer service. I highly recommend them!

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93
drank York Tea by Whittard of Chelsea
328 tasting notes

I was really tired this afternoon at work, so I brewed a strong cup of this, and since I had milk at hand, added a “spot of milk” in it too. Great tea, although my Marriage Frerres French Breakfast takes milk better. Not many brews left in this caddy, I’m afraid. Will sorely miss it.

mrmopar

Hope you are safe my friend!

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92
drank Giddapahar China by Teabox
328 tasting notes

An unusual darjeeling, this is stronger than a normal darj, and has a nutty flavour. There is some astringency, but very little, and the tea is naturally sweet. It rebrews well, with one 3 gram serving good for three-four cups of tea. The tea’s grade is SFTGOP1 but there was a good amount of twigs, and no whole leaves in the bunch. The dry leaves range between olive green, through golden brown, to chocolate brown, and the smell is a wonderful combination of hazelnuts and sugar.

Flavors: Hazelnut

Preparation
Boiling 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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94

Still one of the best Earl Grey’s out there (unless you like your Earl Grey super strong, or with vanilla). Prepared it earlier today at work, where even a non-tea drinking person caved and gave it a go. He, like all the others who have tasted, have fallen in love with this gentle tea. A great tea to relax with, and hence just what we needed now.

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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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