4875 Tasting Notes

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drank Toffee and Cream by Kally Tea
4875 tasting notes

Had a cup of this tonight because I need to start cycling through more of the teas that i have large quantities of. I’m sitting near 300 teas in my cupboard and a friend of mine just dropped off her whole cupboard at my house “to store” because she’s pregnant and can’t stand the smell of tea in her house (nevermind that she’ll be limited in what she can drink anyway if she does get back to wanting tea). So i’ve got a lot of tea at home. I’m hoping that this weekend, or next i can get my swaps organized.

This tea? It’s still an average cup of tea. While i enjoy it, i likely won’t re-order because i still wish it were even more creamy and toffee-ey.

Preparation
8 min or more

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I had this today as well. I’m still suffering from jet lag so after my dr’s appointment this morning i opted to just work from home so that If i needed a short nap, i could take advantage of the beds in my place :) I tried sticking to blacks today to help keep me awake but i’m not sure it’s helping. I’m about ready to go to sleep for the evening – have been since about 1pm lol

Still enjoying this tea, still a relatively decent black that I could have whenever. It won’t be a permanent in my collection but it’s still been a nice tea to drink.

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so nice to be back with all my tea. Even if it is a little overwhelming. PIcked thie one out this morning since once the weather warms up, I can see myself wanting other flavours. Pumpkin and Chai’s tend to be winter teas for me.

I’m still enjoying this one quite a bit, though I’ll take a break from it once my 2oz’s are gone.

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drank Premium Taiwanese Assam by Butiki Teas
4875 tasting notes

mmmm Wanted this tonight since i’ve been away from my butiki teas for sooooo long. Once again i was reminded of how much i enjoy this particular tea from stacy. It really is up there in terms of straight blacks, the more i have of it. Also still holding firm that i prefer this one over the upgraded version.

Terri HarpLady

I need to get more of this. I suppose I should also try the upgrade version, just so I can see how they are different.

Sil

Don’t think of the upgrade as being the same tea. Take it on its own as a just a black tea to try :) it’s a nice tea, but doesn’t fall into my top black tea choices if that makes sense

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drank Perfectly Pear by Sloane Tea Company
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hmmm I’m undecided on this one. I think I’ll need to have another go at this to make my final decision. It tastes like pear, but not as much “pear” as i want it to have. Tentative rating for now…will write more when i get a chance to sit with it some more :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
MissLena

I will be watching for your pear reviews as a fellow searcher for the perfect pear tea lol

Sil

Kittenna is also on the hunt. We’re hoping to pick up some others from Simpson and vail that may be decent. Their ginger pear is pretty good.

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drank Jamais Vu by Nina's Paris
4875 tasting notes

mmm final sample from Nina’s tea and i wish i had enough of this to try a cold brew. While this is a nice hot tea with a nice blend of fruits, i think i’d really enjoy this cold. It’s very similar to Hepburn, though it is clearly a different tea. I don’t pick up on the pineapple but there is an overall fruitiness to this that speak of something more than just orange.

Thank you Nina’s Paris for this sample!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank The des Anges by Nina's Paris
4875 tasting notes

oh yum! Thank you again to Nina’s Paris for their willingness to send out samples to us. I am always on the lookout for new delicious strawberry cream teas, so this one was a clear pick for me.
The dry smell is very “fruity” and not a clear strawberry smell. Once brewed, the strawberry flavour is super resent in both the aroma and the tea. I am enjoying very much the fact that although these teas are flavoured tea, the base of the team is present in the drink. This is a really nice strawberry tea that I will likely order when i am allowed to order more teas lol (ie i get my cupboard back down to under 200 since technically i’m for sure over 250 at the moment with all the teas that i can’t log because steepster hates new teas being added).

Thank you again Nina’s Paris for this sample!

Edit: As this tea cools it gets even better as the strawberry flavours come out even more. Also – the second steep is quiet delicious as well, and helps bring out more of the strawberry flavour and blends even better with the tea base.

Indigobloom

Every Ninas tea review I see, I keep thinking I wish I had requested THAT sample!!

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drank Hepburn by Nina's Paris
4875 tasting notes

Thank you Nina’s Paris for this sample. I am a huge fan of chocolate and orange, though apparently I don’t have a lot of luck in this department’s flavour when it comes to tea. The loose tea smell of this tea is wonderful! While not quite as orange chocolate as Butiki’s three friends, it’s still a wonderful smelling tea.

Steeped, I really like how teh orange smells – not really artificial at all. And that is where my love ends. The tea is not a bad tea. But it’s not what i hoped for. It’s a really nice blend of orange and black tea, though i’m missing the chocolate. It’s not bitter, and i do appreciate that i can taste the base of the tea. I would for sure drink this again, it just won’t be that elusive must have chocolate orange tea that needs to be in my cupboard. The hunt continues! :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Minty Winter Wonderland by Tiesta Tea
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Backlog from China. SIPDOWN! Oh yeah…managed two sipdowns while i was there so i’m feeling pretty good…well i will be until i update my cupboard lol 175 going up to…..we’ll see.

Happy to have had this in my Amoda tea box, since it’s a company i wanted to try. Enjoyed this as a minty tea and would likely repurchase in winter :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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first cup of tea back in the land of the living. There are SO many other teas i should be drinking (Nina’s tea samples for example) but i really wanted to start my morning off with an old favourite. i figured that i might as well go with the tea that i drank for the past two weeks.

I’ve started to get organized but there is still a mountain of things to pack up sitting on my dinning room table. Not to mention all the teas that I need to start adding to my cupboard. But i’m back, and the house is stupid clean and life is good. :)

This tea is a great start to my day. Now to be productive!

Nicole

Welcome back. :)

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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