4923 Tasting Notes

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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
4923 tasting notes

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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Backlog from yesterday

I quite enjoyed this cup as the yunnan helped cut the astringency of the asaam. There’s a bit of smokiness to this tea but it’s not the dominant flavour. Instead it’s more at the tail end of the malty spice like black.

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drank Toffee and Cream by Kally Tea
4923 tasting notes

backlog from yesterday evening. One of two teas i took with me for boardgame afternoon :)
This time the flavour was much more to my liking. I think it’s kind of like della terra in that a little extra leaf goes a long way for me. I quite enjoyed the creamy sweetness of this one!

gmathis

Boardgame afternoon—sounds wonderful! (Nobody at my house plays with me :(

Sil

come visit me in toronto! I’m always down for some board game time! we’re actually trying to make it a more regular thing too since if you play a long-er game then there’s not much time for much else except maybe a few rounds of domonion :)

We played Brass yesterday and it made me super happy!

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mmmmm finally caught up on my tasting notes lol having this before we need to get ready to head out for board game saturday! Hopefully to be followed by sipdown sunday heh. I quite like this one though there’s a hint of something in it that takes away from the delicious tea base. I’m guessing it’s the muscatel? I’m not picking up any astringency in this one so that’s nice. Overall not a bad cup!

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Had this in the morning and it was an ok cup. I may have steeped it a little long or had too much leaf so i’ll need to give it another shot. Perhaps with a bit of milk/cream in it. It was a bit bitter for my tastes.

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SIPDOWN!

I had this this morning while try to get the dishes done from last night. As i suspected, this is a really nice COLD brew tea. I much prefer it that way over hot. I think this would be pretty darn good in the summer. I may pick some up then to try that out. maybe with a splash of lemonade :)

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Iced 8 min or more

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