7609 Tasting Notes

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drank Evening Lights - herb by Zen Tea
7609 tasting notes

Another sample from evol ving ness this one isn’t as bad as others seem to think. The main problem is the abundance of licorice causing the sweetness to be a little overwhelming. there are other flavours here but the licorice sweetness buries a lot of it.

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i think that’s 3 for 3 on this tea. Not good. Christina saved this for me to try. it’s like…it’s flat. or something. the very very very start of the sip is chocolatey and gets your hope up, and then everything else that this tea brings is like a giant slap in the face, it’s so bad. like ick. the contradiction of that potential followed by awful disappointment is just no.

Ubacat

I never had a straight tea that was this bad. It was supposed to be fresh tea too.

Sil

yeah. it was…bad

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tea from christina this one is my first teasenz tea and it’s so pretty! giant, flat, sometimes transluscent leaves. the tea itself isn’t knock your socks off but it’s pretty good :) it’s a really light tea with sort of bean notes. thanks for sharing christina!

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drank Bi Luo Chun Qing Ming by Nannuoshan
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noms. GCTTB this is delicious! I don’t love green teas all the time, but there are a few out there who make me want to keep a couple in my cupboard. This is one of those. It’s fruity and sweet, with an almost nutty flavour profile in the background? almost? it’s not super vegetal but being a green tea, there’s some of that. mostly though, it’s sweet and delicious.

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drank 1994 Aged Bai Hao by Butiki Teas
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Delicious cup of this today. I am enjoying having some of my older teas today since i don’t really have the focus today for puerh. At least this way i’m exploring some of my older teas while also getting through some of my samples. I am starting to get through some of my straight teas as well, so i pulled a new one to try next week from me "recently purchased but not yet open box. Still have a ways to go to get to my Feb goal though. Today this cup is just smooth and old. i can’t really do it justice today but i’m super glad i was able to have a cup during some downtime at work so i could just sit with it.

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oooh. so this one? kinda like a spicy oolong. No chocolate or real sweetness here, just a deecnt tea base that’s spicey…and i can pick out the oolong notes. I can live without tiny marshmallows but where is my chocolate? I’ll have to add some cacao nibs or shells to this and see if that works better for me.

Evol Ving Ness

My thoughts exactly.

Sil

interesting heh

Lauren | A Quarter to Tea

The range of opinions on this one are really mind-blowing to me. Samples come out of the same supply as order quantities, and the ratios/ingredients haven’t changed at all.

Sil

@lauren yeah it’s all good. i mean, i was expecting spicy…just need to add a little chocolate and brew for a little less time

Daylon R Thomas

Wow, that last sentence on one of the comments totally sounded different in my head. I was thinking of random chocolate pieces coming into the sample when it gets poured into the smaller bag. I’m sorry Lauren about that comment having a pretentious “expert” tone. Anyway, I was looking through the other reviews and the range of reactions is frickin’ weird. Looks like there is a warning about different taste buds on Steepster for a reason. Still totally stoked about the two ounces that I’m getting of it in the next order.

Lauren | A Quarter to Tea

No worries, Daylon — I didn’t take it that way at all, and more as a question or potential difference in supply. I just wanted to add clarity to the issue because there is such a huge range of opinions on this one!

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drank Silver Himalaya by Mariage Frères
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special tea this morning. My other half splurged on this tea when we went to paris for me. I ADORE the white tea (yes white tea…) in this line and so he wanted to pick that one up along with the black tea for me to try. I don’t pull this one out of the cupboard often – i probably should more often, but when i do, it’s delicious. malty, spicy, fruity…just delicious.

Fjellrev

Shocker that you like the white tea! And the description of this sounds amazing so I can see why he went for this.

Sil

the white himalaya tea is RIDONKULOUSLY expensive… but i will steep it like 8 times and it’s super delicious.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh my word, Sil is resteeping….

Sil

i do it sometimes…just not always since typically i find the latter steeps are just weak facsimiles of what i find delicious about the first cups. :P

Sil

i also don’t typically mention resteeping in my notes, so i do it more than people give me credit for haha

tigress_al

You keep making me add teas to my wish list ;)
I agree about resteeping, I generally only resteep straight teas

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started the day out with this one a few hours ago and it was a good choice. I have some green teas i need to drink today to continue on my drink the cupboard/samples journey so i wanted to make sure i started the day with a couple solid blacks. this one hit the spot!

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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last tea of the day…. figured i’d finish with another oldie AND a goodie :) It’ll start warming up soon, so i need to finish this one up soon :) still my favourite pumpkin tea – love the ginger in here.

Final Count: 114

Fjellrev

Damn you, onto the wishlist this goes.

Sil

the woman who makes it uses real pumpkin from her garden. Terri bought us an entire pound last year…we’re both still working through it i think haha

Fjellrev

That’s amazing. Talk about local and fresh for Terri haha.

Sil

let me know, can always send you a litle.

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drank Melange du Cap by Le Palais des Thes
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mmmmm i need to have this one more often. I keep forgetting about the delicious vanilla cacao that this tea is. No woody rooibos here, just smooth tasty tea.

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