8052 Tasting Notes

drank Tiramisu by CitizenTea
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sample from cavocorax that i drank and screwed up yesterday. I meant to brew a single cup, but got distracted and brewed up my usual mug which is two normal cups. Sooo the flavour here was totally diluted :( I’ll have to pick this up at a later date to try again. Sorry for messing up the tea you shared cavo!

VariaTEA

I have some of this, I think. I can spare some so you can try it again.

Cavocorax

It’s ok. I vaguely remember the cup I had and it didn’t blow my mind but it wss ok? So this isn’t a Laoshan Black or anything like that. :P

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drank Chocolate Hazelnut by CitizenTea
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Sample from cavocorax this one wasn’t bad. it’s not a knock your socks off omg yes lease! sort of tea, but again, given that this is a canadian company, availability may win out next time i need to order. this is more milk chocolate than dark and the hazelnut is really in the background here. I wish it was a little more nutty and more like dark chocolate, but again, not half bad.

Cavocorax

It really reminds me of the Harney & Sons equivalent? Florence? I liked it but wasn’t wowed but… who knows, I might get another sample later on.

Sil

been a long time since i had H&S heh but i think so?

Dexter

Whimper…. I miss Florence….

Sil

dex – i can always order some via my tea mule of you’re desperate!

Dexter

Thanks Sil – I guess I’m not THAT desperate – I have lots of Passage left, will make do with what I have.

Sil

let me know dex :)

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drank tieguanyin black tea by Verdant Tea
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thanks kittenna for letting me try this one. I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this one. I really didn’t get any floral notes…it was mostly just sweet…and as it got colder, it struck me as being a little like a nice ceylon…but not sure where that was coming from. Given the likely priciness of this one, it’s not something that i see as being different enough to warrant keeping around, but it wasn’t bad. Maybe i just didn’t have particular expectations going in to this one either :)

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noms. this one is really tasty today…a little sweet, a little cocoa-y and just downright tasty.

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drank Black Pearls by CitizenTea
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Saw this in Cavo’s feed this morning, so figured i could start my day by trying it as well. 5 pearls for 3.5 min, just under boiling. This is a smooth brew, there’s no bitterness and i’m for sure getting some chocolate like notes at the back end of the sip. Not sure i’d keep this in my cupboard, but i’d happily add this to an order to get free shipping heh.

time to get to work on sipdowns…this weekend spent with tea friends means i’m back up to 87!

Kristal

You’re still under 100 though :)

I was at like 17(!) but now I’m up to 36 and I feel bad lol.

Cavocorax

:D
I’m trying to remember who else had a black pearl tea with a profile like this, but at least this one is very convenient to order (and FAST), so that’s a huge plus for CitizenTea.

Dexter

I have some of these but haven’t tried them yet – need to do that soon. The best pearls I’ve had were from Mandala – but they haven’t had them for years :( Second would have to be Teavivre – but would be interested in any others that people like.

Sil

that’s my order as well dexter. haha. that’s not to say that these are bad..just not quite what i want full time in my cupboard – i’d pick up teavivire’s for that.

Cavocorax

Oh, I forgot about Teavivre’s too! I’ll have to keep them in mind because they were a good price. :D

(Those Mandala ones WERE the best. :( /cue intense sadness/)

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antler tea! i love this way this tea looks…just haven’t figured out if i love it or just like it haha.

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Morning tea! Having a few cups while i get organised for the coming week. lots of things going on with work before the long weekend and our short vacation!

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drank Silver Himalaya by Mariage Frères
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I’ve been drinking this more often – need to stop hoarding delicious teas! I am so thankful that my other half splurged and picked this up for me when we were in paris.

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drank Thé du Loup by THE O DOR
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