5351 Tasting Notes

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drank Pomegranate Da Hong Pao by 52teas
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Another one from the travelling tea box A. Another one i’m not impressed with. While i don’t mind the tea base on this one, I am not getting any sort of pomegranate flavour to this cup of tea. So it’s not a BAD tea, but it’s not a pomegranate tea.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, that one just doesn’t sound right to me.

CHAroma

I had the exact same experience.

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drank Apricot Fusion by 52teas
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blech. ick. no. artificial tasting…blech. that is all.

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i had this today too, and will likely have a few more steepings now that i’m home. I think i prefer the other puerh i had from teavivre this past week, but not by much. this is a really nice mellow, refreshing puerh that i’m glad i have a bit more of!

Nxtdoor

A refreshing pu’erh ?!? Hrm…

Sil

Haha I love puerhs, there are a few I’d call refreshing :)

BoxerMama

Totally agree, some I could drink forever.

Terri HarpLady

Yup! Some of them have that minty kind of quality to them.

Holly Faye

I think I got a sample of this with my order… I am really, really intrigued now.

Sil

I like the other one I had this week better but this one is lovely. I’m really starting to love my puerhs more and more…which is good cause I have 239847239847238476 samples to get through looks at terri

BoxerMama

hahahaha!

Terri HarpLady

wink wink…nudge nudge…Say no more… ;)

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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this was one of my morning cups today for the first day of work after vacation! I needed it a bunch and i’m glad i had it. I really do love this blend :) Bumping the rating up as i’ve grown to love it more and more.

ifjuly

Still haven’t tried this one, need to get around to ordering a sample ‘cause they mention on the site it’s good iced. Mm!

Terri HarpLady

It IS AWESOME! And it’s on sale @ 25% off until the 5th.
Just saying… ;)

Holly Faye

Wait what? Oh snap, may have to place yet ANOTHER tea order…

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drank Holiday Green by Enchanted Teacup
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So the Travelling teabox A has finally arrived after some hiccups. As a result, i’ll be sampling a bunch of teas in the near future so that I don’t actually have to add them to my cupboard but i still get to try another of “ALL THE TEAS!” I have a short list of the teas i really want to try which i’m starting with and then if there’s time i’ll try a small cup of anything else left over ;)

I picked this one to start as it seems to have had the least amount of love in terms of people taking some of it. Greens are not my preferred cup of tea but the promise of a “sweet yet slightly spicy green blend” peaked my interest.

On the whole? this isn’t a terrible tea but it’s not all that wonderful for me. It’s a rather flat blend that is lacking in a distinct taste for all that there are berries and peppercorns in here. It’s for sure not spicy (and i’m a wuss when it comes to spicy things). It comes across as being pretty damn close to just a straight up green tea, though there is a flavour there that makes that not entirely possible to say. Overall? meh. Not terrible, but not at all what i’d hoped for.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberry Fields by The Tea Spot
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bad steepster! Eating my tasting notes so i’ll leave this with, tried this one out tonight and it was really tasty for a fruit tea! I totally loved the strawberry taste.

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steepster is misbehaving tonight, so this is really just a short one today that i had this again and i’m still quite enjoying it :)

Cavocorax

I can’t wait for mine!

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drank Blood Orange Smoothie by The Tea Spot
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Oh man. This smells amazing! Delicious orange and vanilla…even more delicious smelling than Della Terra’s orange cream. Brewed, this is slightly tart but the vanilla flavour is present. I died just a little honey to this one to see how that enhanced the flavour and it was delicious! This would likely be a close tie with Della Terra’s as this is more vanilla-y and closer to “real” orange, while Della Terra’s version is a bit creamier, closer to that creamsicle sweet taste. Both are delicious Nd I’m glad I have a little more of this one to play with :)

Cavocorax

Did I get any of this? :O

Sil

Yep. This is one of the super small samples Terri got for us to share. About enough for two normal ppl cups

Terri HarpLady

I’m so excited that you 2 are gonna get to hook up!! I want photos!

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Mmmm this is an interesting blend. It smells slightly more floral than I’d like in dry form but as this brews it begins to smell exactly like pink lemonade. I tried this one as a hot brew, but I think this would likely truly shine as a cold brew. Overall, not likely something that I’d order on my own but I would drink this and/or share with someone :)

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drank Green Apple Tea by Ovation Teas
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sipdown! (224) another tea from CHAroma! I’m not sure how old this one is but while it smells delicious, the tea brewed is a rather tasteless. i don’t really taste apple or the tartness i associate with granny smith apples. However, as it was just a sample i’ll hold off rating it until i can try it again :)

CHAroma

I found this one rather lackluster from day one, so I don’t think it’s due to age.

Sil

good to know :)

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