4729 Tasting Notes

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drank Caramel Cocoa Loco by Kally Tea
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I sometimes get this one confused with Kally Tea’s “toffee and cream.” I have to say though, this one is better, though they’re both delicious. There’s something to be said about how this one blends together to have that creamy caramel taste. mmmm!

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drank Berry Chocolate by Kally Tea
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Another decent tea from Kally tea. There could be a bit more chocolate in here to really make it a home run for me but the berry flavour is quite delicious. There’s a creaminess in this that hints of more chocolate but without coming across as cloyingly artificial. Happy with this one :)

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drank Cola Chai by Kally Tea
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I have to say, it’s weird to drink teas that taste like cola. This tea doesn’t taste like Coke..but it totally tastes like a chai made with that generic brand cola you pick up at the grocery store hoping no one will notice that it’s not actually coke (or pepsi if that’s more up your alley). The dry aroma of this tea is COLA! it kinda tripped me out a little when i went to brew it.

Once steeped, this is a cola flavoured tea with a bit of spice going on for the chai piece of it. As it cools down, the cola starts to become more a part of the tea. I’d love to try this cold to see how it stacks up. overall, an interesting tea for sure.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Dirty Chai by Della Terra Teas
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So my opinion on this one holds true. There really isn’t much to the coffee piece of this tea but it you love cinnamon hearts, this is the tea for you. Bumping up the rating a bit as it appeals more to me today than previously. It might be the result of adding a bit extra leaf to this one.

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drank Saveur de Paris by Della Terra Teas
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soooooo i’m pretty sure me and bergamot, we’re not friends gah! I am so not a fan of this tea… nothing about this appeals to me. it’s got a weird after taste, it’s got way too much bergamot taste to it… yeah. my other half tried it for me and he got up and spat it out. so yeah. sorry to those that enjoyed this but it’s not for me :)

Della Terra Teas

Sil, we have found this is either a hit or miss amongst customers. We have found some will steep it for an actual maximum of 30 seconds, and do a second steep at 1 minute. Our owner prefers his at 1 minute with two sugars. This is without question a tea you must love a strong orange flavor to properly enjoy! We certainly hope you someday find a good bergamot flavor you love. We will be coming out with more Earl Greys within the next few months. :)

Sil

Della terra – oh I’m sure the are those that would love this :) I’m still learning what I like and don’t….turns out bergamot and I are mortal enemies hehe still glad I got to try it though. Such a pretty tea

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78
drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
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See previous tasting notes. Still a decent cup of tea but I think i’m done with it. In that it never calls out to me anymore when i open my tea cupboard. just tells me it doesn’t have longevity in terms of the taste for me. It was good while it lasted, though now i have part of a bag still left. bah.

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this was a sample from my last verdant order and i figured i’d try this out since next weekend there are a few people coming over to have tea who i KNOW are much more appreciative of green tea than i am. I figure if i don’t like this, i can pass it to a happier home.

I love the idea of green teas….but most of the time they’re too light and vegetal for me. This tea smells “green” before adding water to it. However, when adding the water to the leaves (I brewed this western style) there’s almost a sweetness to the aroma.

The first sips of this aren’t vegetal at all. Instead they are more on the sweet side, like drops of honey that have been diluted. There’s no astringency and this is quite tasty. It’s nothing that i NEED to have or want to always have around, but i think i could enjoy a cup (or two) of this from time to time. I’ll have to see how the re-steeps change things.

Edit: Resteeps, the tea starts to lose the honey, sweet notes and becomes more floral.

Indigobloom

Dragonwell was my gateway green tea! :P

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having another cup (or more with the re-steeps depending on how you look at it) because after the previous tea i needed a non fruity black tea. The more i have this one, the more it’s growing on me. Or maybe that it’s a lot more of what i wanted in contrast to the previous tea. :)

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When i picked this one, I actually thought it would be a smokey tea for whatever reason. This tea has no smokiness to it. There’s actually almost a fruity taste happening here which confuses me often in straight blacks :) it’s not malty…to me this is a sweet black with some sort of taste to it that makes my mouth feel full. so maybe i’m having a weird morning haha

Kittenna

I also thought Russian Caravan was typically a smoky tea…

Sil

yeah…this one really isn’t. at all. lol

Indigobloom

Same here, I assumed that Lapsang is always a component in RC!! Odd

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drank Breakfast Smoothie Honeybush by 52teas
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first tea of the morning – cold brewed this yesterday to try as a cold tea first since most of the reviews have said the flavours really come out as it cools.

I’m not sure how i feel about this one over all. It smells like that banana medicine you used to get as a kid. The first sips of this are…intresting. there’s a lot going on that i can’t place. it’s a fruity, banana-y mess of flavours. i’ll have to try this hot to see if i like it better that way. cold is just kind of…weird?

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