4704 Tasting Notes

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So i don’t like a lot of oolongs. But since this was a shared sample, i thought what the hell. Kittylovestea has done a great job with her review and i don’t have much more to add other than this is a pretty decent oolong with a nice subtle orange flavour. I’d consider ordering this again for the occasional flavoured oolong tea time. there’s just enough of that roasty oolong flavour to make it my preferred type of oolong and then the addition of the orange is a tasty tasty thing :)

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Sipdown! Which i think puts me at about 271? or there abouts. In a perfect world i could get through 20 sipdowns over the weekend but i’m not sure how doable that will be given that i should probably leave the house at least for a little while :)

I picked up this tea to share with Raritea in one of our joint orders. Not because i thought it would actually taste like black forest cake, but because the description was cherry cream and it was a herbal tea. I need more of those in my cupboard since i think 80% of my teas are black teas. I’m not sure exactly how long i steeped this for, i kind of stopped paying attention to it. I suspect for anyone willing to try this one out, that 6 mins might be sufficient if you want to avoid having the hibiscus be as present. still though? This is delicious in my opinion even if it does taste similar to other herbal blends of this variety that i’ve had.

I do have to say though, purearoma is shaping up to be a pretty decent option for teas. Even though they’re across the ocean, it only took 6? business days to arrive, shipping is only 3.50 (pounds) or free after 30$ AND their sample sizes come in these fantastic resealable extra heavy duty silver envelopes. They’re like 5-7g! don’t ask why i know that :) Additionally the sample sizes are 10g, which leaves enough tea to play with and get a sense of whether you like the tea. And they’re reasonable priced.

so…yeah. enabler here :)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
TheTeaFairy

mmmm, will have to check them out now…

Sil

Ill be going through a ton of their samples over the next little while lol

tattooed_tea

Ugh, you guys gotta stop buying from companies that are new to me.

OMGsrsly

I’m with you, tattooed_tea! I keep on expanding my “wanted” list, but my cupboard is full!

TheTeaFairy

I did that with tealux recently, I ordered over 35 different ones cause I just couldn’t make up my mind!

Sil

teafairy – i did that as well, though i’m a little disappointed by the tealux teas. The flavouring just isn’t quite what i wanted.

TheTeaFairy

I agree, so far I’m not floored by the flavoured ones from tealux…but I have ordered mostly unflavoured, their oolongs (I’ve noticed oolongs are not your thing though!) got me excited and some of their greens also and I’m really impressed with some of them. They also have a rare Yellow tea that is absolutely fabulous!

Sil

i think the yellow tea was out of stock when we ordered. If you love it, then i’ll have to give it a try sometime :)

PureAromaTea

thank you Sil for a nice review. Actually we ship for free after 30$ :)

Sil

Ack I knew that. :) edited

Sil

(though it’s about 45$ with conversion for those of us in canada land)

yyz

Love those credit card currency conversion fees, but seriously I when I purchased I left the currency in Pounds and paid through pay pal and I only paid about $2.50 over my original price in us$ which was close to $30.

Sil

yyz – yeah depends on everyone’s conversions. I have a multicurrency account so i’m good regardless but just going by a posted rate on xe.com the conversion can be higher.

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drank Lemon by PureAromaTea
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mmmm so this one, confuses me a little. This is clearly a lemon tea. It smells like lemon, it has lemon peel in it but when i brewed it, it totally reminded me of drinking regular old “red rose” tea when i was little and mom would put a splash of honey and lemon into a cup for me with the tea when i was sick. It’s a happy tea for me, but the memories that it evokes are totally weird since i’m clearly NOT drinking red rose :)

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drank Spring Blend by PureAromaTea
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mmmm i think i can get behind purearoma’s teas so far. Which is likely a good thing since i have about 25 samples to go through after i get through the shared samples that i split with the girls here :)

I wanted to try this one because it has bilberry in it, and i had a feeling from another tea that i tried that i don’t like bilberry. This tea smells deliciously fruity when it’s dry and even more so when it’s steeped!

I can get behind this tea, though i wish i had a bit more to try as a cold brew since i think the fruitiness of this would work out quite nicely as a cold brew. The only down side to this tea, and to be fair i’m not entirely sure it wasn’t something left over from a tea before hand is the oily film on the top of the surface. I was not a fan of that, since i could stick my finger in the film and make holes where the tea would come through….it did amuse me drawing faces in it though lol I’m hoping when Kittenna tries this she can confirm or deny the oily film.

anyway…this flavour? it’s fruity and light and blends quite nicely with the flavours in the tea. it’s not an overly black tea, but it doesn’t quite come across as a totally fruity tea either.

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drank Strawberry Sundae by Della Terra Teas
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Sipdown!

soooo this isn’t to my liking. It’s not a bad tes exactly but it’s got that same (albeit slightly less so) della terra chocolate flavour to it that i dislike. Is this strawberry sundae though? Yeah, i can agree with that. However, the taste isn’t nearly as strawberry as i like it, and with the chocolate it reminds me more of what i wish their chocolate covered strawberry tea was like. Happy to have tried it, but glad this was a sample pack split. :)

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Soooo i think i need to try this cold brewed. It’s not a BAD tasting tea but i can’t get over how much it tastes like those strawberry shortcake dolls smell. If you were a child of the 80’s you know what i’m talking about. They had this sweet smell about them – strawberry shortcake; lemon meringue etc… well this tea? It tastes like that little red headed dolls smelled like.

Right now i’m mostly sort of weirded out by that…

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fuzzy_Peachkin

Oh man! I totally know the smell you mean and I would find that disconcerting in a tea too.

Terri HarpLady

yeah, my daughters had those dolls, not sure how I’d feel about drinking that…

OMGsrsly

I think it depends on your age. I tried eating my dolls when I was a kid, and I quite like this tea. :)

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SIPDOWN!

Oh! We purchased a sample of this one to split between 3 of us and now i’m wishing i had more of this. This is a delightful raspberry tea that i’m sure would kick some serious butt as a cold brew. No idea what ginseng is supposed to taste like but this is not a wimpy white tea. This is a really decent, slightly tart raspberry tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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SIPDOWN!

At least for the moment until my tin of this arrived…which is the reason i chose to have this one this morning. I know it will be back :) Really enjoying this one – so much so that i picked up a tin of it (4.4oz) which is the most i’ve ever picked up of any tea…It’s a totally different beast than say laoshan black or other divine teas. this is an every day kind of tea :) love it!

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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mmmm mini sipdown! as in 1 bag down, 1 to go lol. Doesn’t really count but i’m enjoying this and it’s one less bag in my cupboard so i’m going with it. see previous notes but this still remains delicious and wonderful.

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mmmm another win from terriharplady!

I am thoroughly enjoying this one tonight. I’m sure i really should be cutting back tonight but i’m so happy that i got my tea cupboards organized that i’m having fun picking teas out. The orange flavour in this one is really citrusy and delicious. there’s nothing artificial about the flavouring in this one and I am enjoying how it blends with puerh base. so good!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I realized awhile back that I don’t really like too many puer blends. But this one & Sichuan caravan are both really nicely done! Glad you like it!

Sil

i haven’t tried enough puerh blends to really decide, hell i haven’t had enough puerh either, though what i have had, i’ve enjoyed so far. I really need to crack open my verdant puerh and just go for a puerh binge :)

Terri HarpLady

Go for it! :)

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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