8166 Tasting Notes

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drank Honey Black Tea by Green Terrace Teas
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Another of the 3 samples sent to me by Green Terrace Teas.

this has been highly reviewed by a number of people so i was a little apprehensive. this tastes sweet. Not quite like honey, but still sweet. I think though, that this reminds me of a more solid TTC tea. There is a strength to this tea that runs through it that makes it different to other sweet black teas that i’ve tried. I’m looking forward to having this a few more times since the samples sent from Green Terrace are quite generous! thank you again Green Terrace! more to come :)

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YYZ sent me this one and i wanted to hold off for some time when i had more than 20 seconds to drink it to go through a few steepings. I don’t drink a lot of non black teas but when i do, i try to pay attention to them more than normal because they surely can’t all taste the same – aka “green” :)

Plus this Comes highly recommended by YYZ so yeah :) I followed her steeping paramters and the first few infusions were floral, but smooth, there was no vegetal taste to this, just mildly sweet water heh later steeps this became a little more floral and less to my liking but the first few steeps were pretty tasty. Sadly, greens just don’t have a permanent place in my cupboard but this was rather nice :) thank you, again, for sharing YYZ!

yyz

I Like greens, and actually have more than a few in my cupboard. They are actually the ones I share most with my relatives as many of them have sworn off black teas. I don’t drink them as often as I should though. I’ve come to prefer the sweet, but not too sweet Chinese ones. I don’t love the vegetal, grassy, or overly marine either. In fact I have old cheap sencha I should just toss as I never touch it.

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drank Root Beer Float (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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this one might have to rejoin my cupboard. VariaTEA let me try this one and while i haven’t yet been able to get over the smell/sugar ZOMG-ness of the cotton candy yet to try it, i DID get through this one today. As a latte. and let me tell you…YES.PLEASE. I dunno if i could work my way through 100g of this as its a very particular taste but in milk, this is really really really nice. love it!

Bear With Me

two words: tea popsicles.

you’re welcome :P

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drank Maracaibo by Crio Bru
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cold brewed this in water just to see how it fared…its interesting for sure. I prefer it hot brewed and then poured over ice but it was an interesting experiement lol. tastes like really rich chocolate icing.. or something lol

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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this is another from cavocorax from her recently splurge with TTC. Honestly, i highly recommend trying them out – free shipping if your cart only has samples in it and hits a 25$ mark. The samples have enough for several cups of tea without overwhelming your cupboard with a ton of tea!

this is a nice roasty oolong, with that familiar charcoal sort of flavour. it’s not overly intense, which i like. This is a gentler sort of roasty oolong. really nice!

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I’m not rating this one, as Green Terrace Teas sent this one my way even though i’d only asked for two samples from them. I hate adding to my cupboard or wasting teas that i don’t think i’d really enjoy. I’m guessing they had room in the envelope. Soooo i’m drinking this even though i don’t generally prefer oolongs as a thank you for their generosity. I wholeheartedly appreciate it when companies do this sort of thing so that i get a chance to try their teas without having to commit to a HUGE purchase.

Sooo this is a green oolong. It had a floral scent to it that had me a little worried but brewed up, this isn’t overly floral. There’s a nice balance of sweetness here to go along with the floral. It doesn’t have that distinctive OOLONG taste that i dislike either. I think anyone who loves oolongs would find this a really pleasant cup of tea to drink.

thanks so much Green Terrace teas!

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mmmm i like this one! it’s got an interesting flavour to it. The usual TTC flavour profile but then in the background theres almost like a plum-y sort of deeper feel to it…kind of like a stone fruit sort of taste. Interesting for sure and fun to try out! Thanks again Cavocorax

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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this is one from variaTEA – now i’m not typically a fan of coconut or david’s teas but i like trying things, so i’m always going to be like woohoo! new tea! especially in small quantities. this one isn’t terrible if you can ignore the oily film on the surface of the tea. I can actually taste the chocolate, which i have had trouble with in the past with david’s tea..and the coconut isn’t overpowering. it blends fairly nicely with the other ingredient to give it that coconut macaroon sort of taste. thanks VariaTEA!

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i have a confession. I don’t love Mi Xian blacks. The one from stacy is good, but i don’t love it like others do. There are teas that i like better. All that aside, i don’t DISLIKE these teas either. they’re just lower on the totem pole than some others :) this one is very similar to the one that stacy carries, though slightly different and reminds me more of some of the other TTC teas that i’ve had. Over all, a nice cup of tea from this morning. Thanks Cavocorax!

Terri HarpLady

I think I initially loved mi xian blacks because it was a flavor profile I had never tried, but once the novelty wore off I realized that although I enjoy a cup from time to time, its not something I wasn’t to drink every day.

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pretty sure this is the one YYZ sent me even though it’s not in her cupboard, nor has she logged a note haha. Mostly because the other one from this company was labelled differently. this one is lighter, and not too malty. it’s more of a sweet/semi malty, more fruity than anything sort of except not really fruity tea. :) it was a good start to my morning earlier in the day after NO TEA yesterday! gasp

Terri HarpLady

Gotta make up for lost time! LOL

yyz

Yes this is from me. Totally agree with what you said! Sometimes I get caramel out of this tea, but it definitely is less chocolatey and complex than the other Rizhao’s.

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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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