6330 Tasting Notes

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nom. one of my other teas from today – mostly i just wanted that distinctive taiwanese black tea taste, so this one got pulled out. I love these teas…esp since PTA is no more.

Final Count: 165

Ysaurella

I do agree ! I miss PTA a lot… TTC has very great teas by the way.

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83

sipdown! the last of this is packaged and going out to MissB as a thank you for all the awesome things she sent our way while travelling. While not my favourite of the stacy creations, it was tasty and i ADORE white rhino so that made it generally yummy for me regardless of whether the flavouring was having a good day or a bad for me lol

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Thank you Wymm tea for the sample of this tea! I was interested in this one not only because i missed out on Crimson Lotus’s Kunlu offering but because of a couple reviews on this one recently. Mrmopar had this one yesterday so i used it as an excuse to remember to pull this one out today. I have three others i need to look at but I’m waiting for more time to be able to sit and focus on the teas.

Love the way this one smells when the water and leaves come in to contact with one another. I’m more of a shu girl, but this had a great aroma to it. The steepings i had of this one were sweet with an initial very slight bitterness to them. Nothing overly so, but enough to remind me that i was drinking a sheng. This isn’t a super heavy puerh – mostly just a lighter, refreshing, fruity, sweet, brew. I didn’t get much in the way of apricots as other have but the sweetness leans towards that sort of plum/stonefruit taste. No smokiness here and a really enjoyable puerh from today. I spent the better part of the day with this over multiple infusions in between drinking other things.

Thanks again for the great offering Wymm tea!

mrmopar

Told you,
pretty good one.

Sil

i had no doubt :)

WYMMTEA|惟餘莽莽

glad you guys enjoyed the Kunlu sheng:)

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91

love this tea. Still delicious after all this time. I really enjoy the bright fruitiness that this one has, that also has cacao notes running through it…sort of like a harmony with bass :) Yum.

77
drank Jin Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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mmmm morning tea is tasty tea! this continues to be a generally good cup of tea. Nothing extraordinary, but nothing bad either.

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drank Black Snail 2014 by Harney & Sons
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anoher sample from Beelicious This one is pretty strong. there are definite stone fruit notes in this, though i’m not picking up on any cacao or chocolate notes. Instead this is a very strong brew, that might be better suited for some milk and a little sweetner.

Final Count: 167

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so this was the tea that started my swap with beelicious. She was not impressed, and i’m willing to try nearly anything :) Turns out this is pretty gross. First off, it smells like tiger balm/vick’s vapo rub. There’s just something about it that isn’t right. Brewed, it tastes a little better….slightly smokey but mostly i feel like i’m drinking liquid vapo rub. It’s not even really “pine” it’s menthol more than anything. I am also not a fan. not the worst, but August uncommon has MUCH better offerings! Thanks beelicious! :)

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drank Painted Desert by August Uncommon Tea
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Another from beelicious and one off my wishlist. I love this! It’s a great blend of chili, cacao and black tea. I imagined this one being spicier than it was, but i’m not disappointed. Because the flavours actually blend together really nicely, i don’t long for a spicier bite to this cup. It’s interesting and one that i would love to stock if i can find a better shipping price than 20usd. UGH. seems obscene for that expense to canada.

beelicious

This was definitely my favorite from August Uncommon!

Sil

it’s neat… different from other chocolate chili teas that i’ve had.

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drank The Settlement by August Uncommon Tea
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thank you beelicious She was kind enough to swap some of these teas with me so that i could give them a whirl and hopefully try them before they’re gone. Though even if they are gone, it still helps give me a sense of what the company is capable of before placing and order since international shipping is a flat 20usd. gross.

i can’t figure out what tea this one reminds me of. the aroma is absolutely that of another tea that i’ve had before…maybe one of the roasted oolongs that i’ve had? The difference here is that i am really enjoying the brew of this one. I prefer yellow teas that produce a sweet liquor, but this is still really nice and thoroughly enjoyable. roasted peanut oolong sort of taste…smooth, no bitterness and a satisfying cup. not heavy.

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Ok seriously….something was working for the plantations that TTC gets their teas from this year. This is another tea that i hadn’t previously tried in another lot and it too is a delicious sweet, fruity tea. Similar to butikit’s PTA, but different. I like this probably the least of the three lots that i picked up (sun moon lake and the yuchi wilkd being the other two), but this is still a great tasty tea. cherry notes are here, as well as that sort of generic stone fruit kinda of taste. there’s a little hint of vnailla like flavours as well..but it lacks the bready sort of feel of the other two. delicious!

Fjellrev

Ooooh, black tea with cherry notes? I like the sound of that.

Sil

ttc has some great lots atm imo

Fjellrev

I get so overwhelmed whenever I visit the site!

Sil

lol just go straight to boutique, black teas..i mean what else is there? :)

Fjellrev

Yeah, my issue with straight blacks though is that I love them but don’t like having 30495 of them in my cupboard, so when I go there, for example, I have a propensity for wanting to order a whole bunch of them at once since so many sound good haha. Shit, I haven’t even opened the 100g bags of Teavivre black teas I ordered back in January. Hence, I’ve been avoiding TTC!

Sil

i’m with you there..still things that i haven’t opened as well :(

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