5392 Tasting Notes

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drank Mango Chai by Tealux
5392 tasting notes

yeeeeechk. also knows as uber blech. yeah i don’t like this one. Tried again today and that’s that. Into the sample swap box it goes.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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sipdown! (182) woot woot! There’s still time in the day for more sipdowns too which makes me happy. I enjoyed this one while i had it, but it’s nothing i need to keep around always. Reasonable black tea that i wouldn’t refuse though.

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drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Simpson & Vail
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Sipdown! I’m sad to see the last of this go, but at the same time i think i’ve landed on brioche as my dessert cookie favourite tea…for now. This one is satisfying and delicious and i wouldn’t turn it down but it doesn’t need a permanent place in my cupboard :)

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drank Mokalbari Estate by American Tea Room
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Sipdown! On second look at this one, I’m less of a fan that i originally thought. Maybe i steeped this differently this time but the sweetness is slightly bitter. There are other assams out there i prefer much more, so this isn’t a keeper, though it’s not a terrible tea!

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mmmm had this as a normal tea today and it was still delicious! I think this could potentially be a permanent or semi permanent fixture in the cupboard for when i want a vanilla fix. I suppose that will depend on how it compares to the 1-2 others i have in my cupboard..but so far it’s looking good!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Also drinking this one today…i think i’m trying to get through a couple puerhs as well as manage 9 sipdowns so that I’m in a great spot for next week where i won’t get the chance to really do much except drink 1-2 teas. My initial impression of this one is that i REALLY don’t like it. But this is just the first steeping. It’s almost too musty for me..or something. We’ll see what later steepings hold.

Edi: Additional steepings have improved my initial impressions of this one, but not enough for me to want to drink this again. Guess it’s just not up my alley.

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sipdown! So only on the first steep at the moment but this is not the puerh for me if that’s a sign of things. I’m going to go through a few more steepings to make sure it’s not the taste in my mouth from my previous tea throwing things off and to see if later steeps are more enjoyable. Initial impressions are that this is too mushroomy/wet sloppy ground for me. But i’ll get back to you on that lol

Edit: Additional steepings make this a much more enjoyable puerh than i originally thought. However, it’s still not something i’d want to keep around. I much prefer some of the others that i’ve had through mandala as they’re great from start to finish. Thanks for sharing this with me terri!

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Sipdown! I finally got the chance to try this as a latte and man it is deeeeelicious! Nothing says good morning awful friday which had me up late last night testing, like this. It’s like drinking a piece of liquid tiramisu. Yep. I am loving this as a latte. I’m guessing with a teeeeny bit of sweetner it would bring the flavours out even more. woot! thanks boxermama!

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drank Wild Purple Buds Puerh by Butiki Teas
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weird…so apparently I haven’t reviewed or rated this tea before today. It’s not the first time i’ve had this so who knows what i was up to. I’ve been drinking this tonight in an effort to stay awake for testing…it’s not working. I’m so exhausted and ready for a vacation that i pretty much am ready for bed most nights by 7pm. I’d write a better review but i’m super duper tired. This is not your typical puerh…it’s different and strangely intriguing. I like it a lot!

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sipdown! ick. Still not a fan. This is overly artificial tasting and mango and strawberry are competing to heavily to take out the puerh and it just becomes a mess of icky. at least as far as i’m concerned. blech

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