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4041 Tasting Notes



This one isn’t bad but today there’s a fair bit of bitterness in the cup that i can’t explain. I may have to go dig out a few other straight blacks this morning and see how they fare today.

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backlog and a sipdown!

Thanks again to lala for sharing this one with me from her local shop. I an still enjoying this one quite a bit. It’s a pretty tasty green pear tea i find, though slightly different from other pear teas. Sad to see this one go!


Pssssst prickly pears are cactus fruit, not actual pears ;)


I know….doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste like a pear :p

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drank Love In A Cup by Della Terra Teas
4041 tasting notes

backlog and a sipdown from yesteday!

I’ve finally figured out that with della terra, i much prefer their vanilla + mint teas than their caramel teas. The caramel just isn’t strong enough and has a bit of an artificial taste to it that i’m not a fan of. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t occasionally pick up one of their caramel teas up occasionally in a sampler pack, but if i were to pick up an ounce it’d be a vanilla/mint tea for sure.

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drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
4041 tasting notes

Backlogging from yesterday and a sipdown!

Had a large pot of this last night before we went out to visit friends. It’s been a bit cold/windy the past few days so this was perfect in the evening while my other half and i took a few moments to just sit and be resting. I will for sure be adding this back into my cupboard in the fall as the leaves start to turn and the season gets colder.

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drank Rouge d'Automne by Mariage Frères
4041 tasting notes

I could have sworn that I’d logged/drank this before today but apparently not. Or i simply forgot to write a tasting note. Thank you Ysaurella for this sample! Another Marriage Freres tea to knock off my list :)

I don’t think i’ve had chestnuts in a really long time, so i can’t say that this tastes like them. However there is a deliciously pleasant “nut” and vanilla flavour to this tea that is wonderful! I also really love the way it smells. I really like that there is no bitterness to this and there’s almost a sweet fruity taste that disappears almost right away when you sip it.

Thank you again for the wonderful swap Ysaurella


particularly glad you loved this one as it is one of my favorite teas. Even if I am not very fond of candied chestnut, I really love this tea, always in cupboard


it’s wonderful!

Terri HarpLady

I really enjoyed this one too!

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drank Mint Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
4041 tasting notes

Popped this one into a mug today so see how it compares to the straight up cacao from Cha that i had earlier. I hadn’t been impressed with the vanilla one way back when, so i didn’t have high hopes for this one. Truth be told though? This is actually pretty good. I can see this being a decent enough replacement for the mint chocolate from the Persimmon Tree that i like in a pinch. I still MUCH prefer the straight cacao one though, so I will be looking to add that one to my cupboard eventually. Thanks indigobloom for sharing this one!


Funny, everyone loves the pure cacao across the board. Sooooo good :P


is the pure cacao at herbal infusions, the CHA one? or does that one need to be picked up elsewhere?


yep it’s there at HI. unless they are out of stock.

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drank Lemon Sherbet by Yumchaa
4041 tasting notes

mmm thank you Scheherazade for a swap of this one! I really wanted to compare this to lemon chiffon from della terra and now i have. This is like a slightly different variation of lemon chiffon from della. While the della terra one is just a bit creamier than this version, this one has just an extra splash of LEMON! to really make it pop! I think i like this version just a little better than the lemon chiffon though, because of the extra lemon. I really like the way it kinda of zings a bit more :)

Thank you again Scheherazade for this one!

Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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So i wanted to try this again today in order to compare it with one of the teas i received in my swap. I am still digging the lemon creaminess of this one, though i still need to do a comparison with lime chiffon to see which i like better. This one is both lemoney and creamy and it’s great that it’s a rooibos blend :)

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drank Guavalicious by T by Daniel
4041 tasting notes

This one is a little disappointing. I’d really hoped for more out of this. I steeped it in water that was a little under boiling to prevent the astringency that raritea mentioned. There is guava taste to this but it’s more in the aroma than in the taste of the tea. I almost think this might have been better as a green tea. I’ve tossed the rest into a cold brew to see how that fares tomorrow.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Double Berry Burst by Della Terra Teas
4041 tasting notes

hmmm yeah this is not the tea for me. I suspect it’s due to the flowers that are in it but then again maybe not. This is like a weird tasting green soap flower almost berry tea. Ick. I’ve tossed the rest of it into cold brew for tomorrow to see if maybe that will bring out the berry flavours. If it does, this might be ok for a summer tea but otherwise…no way.

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