6489 Tasting Notes

I had this earlier in the day and it was fairly unremarkable to me. I’m not a huge fan of wuyi oolongs, so that’s likely why. It was a nice enough tea but not the tea for me.

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i think… that perhaps fauchon and i don’t get along. Dinosara sent this one my way, and i really thought i would like it but the floral taste is too much for me. I don’t get much in the way of vanilla, though it is there for me a bit. Instead it feels very much like i’m back in my grandmother’s bathroom smelling her floral hand creams. Only that’s what it tastes like to me. bah. Oh well, can’t win them all, and if you like rose, you’d probably really like this tea.


Haha yes, this one is a rosey one. There are others (that I don’t have now) that are less floral that you would probably like more.


i like trying ALL THE TEA! so it was still fun, and it means there’s a little left over for the gals out here :)

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drank Prickly Pear by Cornelia Bean
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mmmm thanks dexter! I am a fan of this tea! It’s a little sour, but a touch of sweetener offset that. I will need to cold brew this, but as a hot brew it’s really tasty. It’s not as pear as i want it to be, but it’s pear enough for it to be tasty in my books!

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drank Mocha Pecan Black by Design a Tea
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thanks for sharing dexter! I quite like this one, though it’s not quite as rich as i want it to be. I do like that it really does come across as a mocha pecan tea rather than some other blends that are more coffee bean than mocha. Overall not a bad first experience with design a tea!

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I bought some of this after trying it via the canadian travelling tea box. SUPER glad that i did. I really do enjoy this one quite a bit. And yes..i drank it with the other Jin pin because the names are similar…so there.


The name of this one makes me think of sound effects from a road runner cartoon. In the end the coyote gets it. He always does. Curse you ACME!


HAHAHAHAHA too funny KS :)

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drank Jin Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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I think TB and i are on the same page with this one. it’s delicious but i love the first one i tried today way more.

This tea is slightly sweeter than the Jin Jun Mei and less earthy. A little cocoa and caramel but mostly just a decent cup.

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drank Strawberry Rhubarb by Bayswater Tea Co.
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I’m going to echo Kittenna’s comments on this one – smells like strawberry rhubarb, tastes like a pretty generic basic strawberry black tea

I’ll stick to bayswaters creamy delicious teas instead!

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drank Chocolate Mint by English Tea Store
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meh. not a fan of this one. Especially when i can drink butiki’s version for less money and it’s tastier. So what if it’s not black…not like i don’t have a zillion black teas in my cupboard haha. The base of this one just isn’t the kind of black base that i enjoy. This one is going in to the swap box for others to try for sure. Thanks Cavo? Not the tea for me..but good to cross another one off my list!

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drank Jin Jun Mei Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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hmmm this tastes totally different than the one from Tao Leaf Tea. This one is more up my alley because of the woody, malty tones in it. The aroma is utterly chocolatey to me, though that doesn’t come through in the taste as much, which is fine because that’s why i have LB :) Overall – i prefer other black tea i tried from yezi today but this one isn’t bad.

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drank Jin Jun Mei by Tao Tea Leaf
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So..i have a confession to make. Terri, close your eyes and move on to the next tasting note!

…..i don’t like jin jun mei. I’ve had it a couple times now from various companies and i have yet to find a version i like. BUT i received this one as a free sample from tao leaf tea, and another from yezi…so i’m drinking both, side by side to compare the two.

Tao Leaf tea:
-less tea fuzz than Yezi
-smells very similar
-sweetness to this, with the hint of, as IB mentioned, pepper?

Overall not a bad tea, but there are so many others that i’d rather drink.

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Hey, we don’t have to like ALL the same things, right?
I still love you. :)



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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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