4939 Tasting Notes

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RAWR! GRRR! Tiger assam for the morning’s activities as prep for heading out. go go gadget sunshine and exploring :)

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drank Apple & Mango by PureAromaTea
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Another decent afternoon type tea from purearoma. I find this much more mango than i do apple but again, this is a smooth tea with a pleasant taste that doesn’t overwhelm anything. I don’t love the taste of this one, but i think that’s personal preference more than it’s that the taste is wrong. There is a floral note in here that detracts from the taste. I think i likely need to order some straight teas from purearoma since i’m finding that the base to their flavoured teas sits well with me. I’d be interested in finding out how they stand on their own.

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drank Sun Dried Jingshan Green by Verdant Tea
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This is for the 2013 harvest as I’m not apt to creating new entries for each year unless someone already has that done. I’ve come to recognise that as far as greens go, i’m best to have small samples for when i want a green straight tea rather than buying actual ounces of tea. I like green teas but they require a certain state of mind from me to really enjoy them. Blacks are still my go to tea.

This is a really lovely tea. I’ve been drinking it this morning while i get ready to meet up with raritea to visit doors open toronto for a wee bit and head to the king edward for late afternoon tea. It should be a really nice time and it looks like the weather is cooperating even if it is a bit cooler than i’d like. My over all impressions of this are that it’s light, slightly floral but not in a way that i don’t like, there’s a sweetness to it as well…I’ll likely be finishing this off over the weekend so more to come.

Cavocorax

I’m totally the same way with greens. A little lasts a long time.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I’m with both of you on that.

Ysaurella

agree on greens too

Sil

haha i now call to order the first meeting of the “i’m with you on the greens” club :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Haha I’m the same way as well! :) Blacks are my go-to most of the time, and greens are extremely enjoyable, but I’ve gotta be in the right mood.

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Thank you kittylovestea for this sample! Another one i opted for cold brewing first. There is something in this tea that smells and reminds me of the lemonade tea that i received to try from lala. It’s not the same tea at all but i think there is some cross over in the ingredients.

Anyway, this brews up as a rich pink/red brew – as most do with the presence of hibiscus. The liquor however is not dominated by the hibiscus. Instead it’s a lemoney blend with just a bit of tang from the hibby. I think i prefer the one from lala as a lemon cold brew but this isn’t half bad. I’m looking forward to trying this hot to see how that translates :)

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drank Pink Sonoma by Red Leaf Tea
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Thank you hallieod for sending this along for me to try. I’m not sure why but i opted to try this cold brewed first. Maybe i wanted to see how floral this became as a cold brew? regardless, that’s what i did.

As a gold brew this is really quiet vegetal. There are only hints of other things going on but mostly it’s a pale lightly coloured brew that tastes very much like a green tea rather than a flavoured tea. I’ll be trying this as a hot brew before i rate it. I didn’t hate the cold brew but i also didn’t love it. :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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had this one tonight too. falling asleep. will review tomorrow.

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drank Japanese Cherry by PureAromaTea
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I don’t like floral teas. I don’t particularly like green cherry teas. But i bought this and i’m drinking it and suddenly i’m exausted and can’t review much more. maybe more tomorrow lol

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drank Peach Black Tea by PureAromaTea
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This might be one of my favourite peach teas yet. Mostly because its paired with a black base, and much like purearomas description says, it blends with the base rather than becoming one of those overpowering “peach” teas that tastes a lot like peach juice. Not that I personally mind peach juice but sometimes I want tea….not juice. :) this is almost too sweet for me without any additives so I imagine this would make a really nice cold brew. It’s something ill have to try one of these days. Overall I really like how subtle this is, without losing itself. It’s also nice to have a peach black instead of a peach green. Purearoma, you do great things with tea!

Cavocorax

I’ll definitely check them out. In a few months.

Sil

sooner than that :) I’ll add some to your package!

Cavocorax

Haha. You’re spoiling me! (Thanks)

PureAromaTea

Thanks! :)

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drank Toffee by Le Palais des Thes
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morning tea….this one works much better in a mug but it was still a delicious cup of tea.

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Morning tea from Terri! I’m doing my best to try and get through the rest of the samples that she sent me and i finally feel like i’m starting to make some headway lol. I brewed this western style since i need to pack and go, but i may try resteeping this tonight when i get home since it’s such a lovely tea.

This isn’t a BOLD tea, but it is a sweeter, malty tea that has a full flavour going on. It’s been a nice comforting cup during this morning’s crap show at work.

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