4830 Tasting Notes

drank Jin Jun Mei by Tao Tea Leaf
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So..i have a confession to make. Terri, close your eyes and move on to the next tasting note!

…..i don’t like jin jun mei. I’ve had it a couple times now from various companies and i have yet to find a version i like. BUT i received this one as a free sample from tao leaf tea, and another from yezi…so i’m drinking both, side by side to compare the two.

Tao Leaf tea:
-less tea fuzz than Yezi
-smells very similar
-sweetness to this, with the hint of, as IB mentioned, pepper?

Overall not a bad tea, but there are so many others that i’d rather drink.

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Terri HarpLady

Hey, we don’t have to like ALL the same things, right?
I still love you. :)



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drank Chocolate Almond Allure by Talbott Teas
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I can’t tell you how long i’ve been waiting to try the talbott teas. It’s a little hard to justify buying an entire tin, especially since the shipping seems to border on the ridiculous any time that i’ve checked.

I am a fan of this one, though truth be told i accidentally let it get a bit on the cold side before drinking it, so i’m glad i have more to try again. The chocolate is the kind of chocolate i like in a tea – not the della terra kind. The base is still present in the tea but doesn’t overpower the flavours so i can still taste the chocolate, caramel, almond coming through. yep this is a nice one!

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drank Tourbillon by Dammann Freres
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dinaosaaaaaaraaaaa….this one is weird. lol i would never have expected it to taste like this, given the description. First off, opening the package i was immediately scared because it smells overwhelmingly floral. like the kind of floral that makes me want to spit teas out.
However…i endured! The taste of this one is weird to me. I don’t really get toffee or bicuits or orange blossom. instead it’s this strange floral yet not floral, sweetish sort of indescribable brew. I don’t hate it…but it’s weird. lol

appreciate the share dinosara!


Yes, I agree. I don’t know what to make of this either. It’s definitely one of the few DF teas I’ve tried that hasn’t really suited my tastebuds.

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mmmm this is a pretty nice puerh. I’ve been sipping on it throughout the morning and while it’s good, i prefer the puerhs from mandala that i’ve had. This has a very mellow profile. It’s got a bit of an earthiness to it, but not over poweringly so. this is a yunnan, so i expect that it contributes to it’s mellowness. Overall, still a good little example of what yezi tea is all about. nice!

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drank Raspberry by English Tea Store
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do not like. holy mother of all things sour. This is way too in your face sour. It’s like being punched in the face. no thanks! i think? cavo passed this one off to me…sadly i forgot to put it in my cupboard, so i can’t take it out..but woah. glad to have tried this but yowzers…sssoooouuur! and not really “raspberry flavour”


I didn’t realize I never logged a tasting note for it either. :( I agree – the raspberry was just way too much!

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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oh man… this is so good. THIS is what i should have started my day with. It’s malty and delicious. I, like the others, wouldn’t call it “scotch-like” but i don’t care…because i love it. love it. now i want more. If the rest of my samples from yezi are anything like this one, then there will be an order after the BBB Box arrives :)

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drank White Christmas by 52teas
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Another white christmas latte…almost at the end of this bag and i’m super happy that i discovered that i like this as a latte versus plain brewing :)

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SIpdown! not much else to say that hasn’t already been said, but this will likely be a repurchase. I like it a bunch!

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mmm sipdown. Today is a day for drinking things up so that I can do a final tally at the end of the day after i add in dexters teas. That way i know how much i have to aim to drink up on the long weekend heh. This isn’t my favourite from teavivre but it IS a really nice tea. It’s a tea that makes me slow down. Not because it’s blow your mind oh wow crazy good…but because it has those qualities to it. It’s a relaxing, lighter sort of caramel, cocoa, malty, grainy sort of cup. I am really enjoying this as a wake up cup.

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Sipdown! (coincidentally if i cheat and ignore that i have a box of teas from dexter i still need to add to my cupboard, i’m still hovering at 222 since i’ve been sipping things down and adding her teas gradually.) I’m sad to see this one go, but it’ll be a reorder. I like having the chocolate/peppermint option in a non black base. :)


I just ordered this one, way overdue. I miss it like crazy.

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