5360 Tasting Notes

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I figured i should pull this one out of the cupboard and have it occasionally. I still prefer regular laoshan black but this one is different and well worth the treat from time to time :) but i might be biased haha

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drank Spring Fruit by TeaGschwendner
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all gone! that’s right@ I figured, that i should finish off the last of this so that i can add this to cavo’s bag/box of wonder. Plus i figured that i should give Carmeon’s samples a break and have them to look forward to on the weekend :) still a fan of this but still un decided on restocking it…maybe in the spring haha

Final Count: 75

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hey CameronB you get tired of this one, send it my way! This is very much like Della Tterra’s Orange cream, only better. I am a fan of this one! I wonder how it compares to SB’s orange tea from janet’s.. but seriously… this is the right blend of orange and rooibos and DELICIOUS. want moar! lol yep. true story.

Cameron B.

Hah, I only bought a small sample, but I’ll definitely remember to pick some up for you the next time I go for afternoon tea! :)

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drank this all afternoon and i’m glad for it since i had an evening out for work involving food, alcohol and random people i don’t know well :)

man.. long story short, good tea…now to get interrupted with things..mom is on a wedding dress/wedding cake binge…must focus on her lol

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nom! Cameron B. sent this one my way and this afternoon i had this for a couple steeps. I’m not the worlds most huge fan of snaily tea but i DO rather like this one. it’s sweet and malty and downright delicious! I picked up on honey notes and some cocoa. I think i’d like to pick up more of this in future…if i can handle aliexpress lol

caile

haha.. I keep looking at aliexpress ;)

Terri HarpLady

I was loitering on aliexpress the other day…amazingly, I didn’t buy anything!

cookies

This is one of my favorites. There can be some unfortunate sellers on AliExpress, but Han Xiang Ecological is great to work with. I would definitely recommend him.

Cameron B.

I agree with cookies, I didn’t have any problems dealing with this seller, and his communication was quite good. :)

Sil

soooo if someone WERE to look at this…on that scary place… where would one go?

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drank Snowflake by The Whistling Kettle
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Another sample from CameronB. Funnily enough, i was least excited about this one because i’m always wary of coconut. It’s not like the blerg..but i find it goes “off” more easily than not. So i’m always ever so cautious about it. However, this is perfectly fine. :) The blend is more almond than coconut to me, though there is clearly an element of coconut within the tea. I think what i’m finding lacking in it though, is the tea base. The tea itself doesn’t appear to be adding much to the blend. That doesn’t mean it’s a BAD tea – i like the creaminess of this especially. It might make for an interestingly creamy latte heh. thanks again cameron!

Cameron B.

I’m always wary of coconut teas in swaps, too. Luckily, I just bought this one a couple weeks ago. :D

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i’m 98% certain that this is the tea i’m drinking by process of elimination on the other samples cameron B. sent me haha Thiis tea… is smooth…and smells sweet. I likely didn’t do this one justice as i got distracted with work and drank it all up before i realised it..then had a second steep and drank that up as well lol. that typically means that i’ve really enjoyed a tea. What i recall is that this had a sweet, stone fruit sort of maltiness to it. I didn’t get all the wonderful notes in this that YYZ did, but i’d consider picking up more of this if i ever stop being scared to start shopin on aliexpress. lol

thanks again Cameron!

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sample sipdown! haha i’ve got to get through these wonderful samples cameron B sent me :) before my orders show up. This tea is REALLY smelly haha. It managed to make all the bags in the swap cameron sent me, smell like this tea. Such that when i opened the tin that i put a different sample in, it smelled like this tea. (however, the teas weren’t contaminated so no worries there cameron!)

this is a really nice cherry tea. It’s not too sweet, and it doesn’t have that artificial cherry taste – maybe because of the type of cherry tea that this is? There’s no sourness to this either – i’m not really overly familiar with “fig” as a taste but maybe that’s why it’s got a mellow middle of the road flavour going on from a sweet/sour perspective. It’s also really nice to not see hibiscus in this blend, not that i have anything against hibiscus. :)

I’m curious as to how dexter would rate this one since i equate all things cherry with her haha. Thanks again for the share Cameron! this was a nice cup!

Cameron B.

Bah, I didn’t realize this one is smelly or I would’ve double bagged it! :(

Sil

don’t even worry about it. It didn’t contaminate anything – your bags are nice and thick…god that sounds..um… ok gutter out of my mind! or is that mind out of the gutter… wheeeeee!

Cameron B.

Ha ha! XD

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drank Pour Maman by Nina's Paris
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I figured that i should get around to trying this one since i randomly added it to my purchase a while back based largely on some of the glowing reviews here on steepster. I have to say, that while this will never be more amazing than nina’s japon for me, this IS quite lovely. I am digging the base and the fruity taste. Of course, this also makes me want to try this cold brewed because it seems like this would be really tasty cold, with a little sweetner :)

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drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
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mmmmm love this tea first thing in the morning. I’m passing off the very last of this to Cavo, who seemingly hasn’t tried this yet since she was good enough to let me try her WP samples. Mostly, she’s in for a shock if she ever comes to pick up her bag….box….uh tea samples lol I’ll be stocking more of this at a later date…though i think it’s funny that sometimes i like this one more than golden strand, and then i like it less. both are awesome though :)

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