4942 Tasting Notes

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had this again today in an effort to also drink some of my older teas. Today it was overly bitter and not so tasty. Ah well…sipdown!

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drank Yunnan by Fortnum & Mason
4942 tasting notes

sipdown! this is a sweet and malty yunnan with a dash of fruity goodness thrown in to the mix. I like this one a lot – in fact many of the teas NofarS was kind enough to send to terri (who graciously saved me some) have been delicious and wonderful. I’m certainly glad to be able to cross them off my list of all the teas! :)

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drank Vanilla Bean Black Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
4942 tasting notes

Sipdown! After 2oz of this tea, i’m happy to say it’s a fairly average vanilla black for me. It’s not bad, but it’s not my favourite. I would however, order more if i needed filler in my cart from the steapshoppe.

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sipdown. um so yabao is REALLY not my thing. I’ve tried verdant’s and now this version and i can’t get around the taste. I’m sending the last of this off to a friend in the hopes that maybe it will be a tea for her.

Dinosara

Haha I knew I should have saved the reserve yabao that I ended up sending you. Ah well, if you don’t want it, you can set it aside and send it back to me sometime.

Sil

I think that’s the darker yabao…..which. I seem to be ok with….it’s the white I really don’t like. If I’m not a fan, I’ll send it back for sure!

Dinosara

Well I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts!

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77

mmmmm sipdown. Not to much more to add to this one. While i don’t prefer greens – give me a solid black every day, it’s nice to have this one occasionally. Not sorry to see it go though as i have a few other greens in my cupboard that i need to get through as well!

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another sipdown for the day….there’s hope of getting back to where i started on friday i think? the aroma of this one is malty and cocoa-ey. drinking this one, it’s your typical roasty, dark oolong. There’s none of that flavour that i dislike from roasty oolongs. I think i’ll enjoy the other steepings of this one as well.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87

Sipdown! i really like this one! The tea is smooth, with a slight astringency. There’s a gentle citrus flavour. I would happily drink this one again!

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drank Darjeeling FTGFOP by Fortnum & Mason
4942 tasting notes

mmmm i like this one! even though it has a little astringency to it, it’s not unpleasant. I could get behind drinking this one on a more regular basis if i needed a darjeeling to add to the rotation. I still think that i’d rather drink a straight up black tea most days though.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

you’re in a darjeeling trip today ?

Sil

a little bit yes. I have a bunch of darjeeling samples to try so i’m working through all of them today :)

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72

this was an interesting darjeeling for me this morning – not my favourite sort of darjeeling but i did like that it was different. this has more floral notes than i prefer but there’s also a taste running through that i do like. Happy to have the chance to try this one.

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sipdown! i really like this one. I seem to find F&M’s bolder teas to be quite delicious. this one was a lovely bold tea that was perfect for this early morning.

gmathis

“Tippy” in any tea generally means highly tasty! And it’s just fun to say “tippy.”

Sil

haha agreed!

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