4861 Tasting Notes
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I pulled this one out because i have no chamomile teas in my cupboard at the moment. I was also intrigued by the use of the world “honey” since i typically add honey to my sleepytime teas :) this smells like honey upon brewing it, and the first sips are distinctively chamomile and honey. I like that this is also green rooibos and not red. this was nice to try, though i think if it was a regular in my cupboard, i’d drink it with just a little lemon added to really get that honey, lemon flavour out of it :)
I’m trying to decide whether to bite the bullet and order from Mandala again this weekend. I REALLY don’t have a lot of money to burn these days and i have lots of puerh sitting in my cupboard that needs to be drunk up, but it’s SUCH a good sale. In an effort to convince myself NOT to buy more tea lol I figured i should try this one as Garrett passed it along as a sample in my most recent order.
I’ve been drinking a few steeps of this while i pray for the house to cool down. It’s going to be necessary to cool off under a hose or in the shower soon at this rate! Note, that my gaiwan is still packed up, so i’ve been steeping this psuedo gongfu style using short steeps but in my brew basket heh.
This is a young puerh. I feel like the tastes aren’t quiet fully formed, but there is the hint of what’s to come as this ages. This is, as i’ve come to expect from Mandala, a smooth brew. it’s not an earthy puerh – there are echoes of cedar? leather? Not sure…clearly i’ve been neglecting my puerh for too long and i’ve forgotten what sort of tastes are there lol On the whole though, I am looking forward to possibly ordering some of this and letting is sit for a while. I think it’ll be a really nice blend in the future.
VariaTEA sent this one my way and i figured since i had the lemon macaron, i could try this one in a continuation of the lemon theme. While i am a fan of the lemon + vanilla, there isn’t enough PUNCH in this tea to really have me loving it. It was really nice to drink though, and i’m happy to have tried it – gotta try all the teas!
Almost a sipdown! and another tea from this afternoon as i needed things that were a little lighter and more refreshing. I quite like this one, though i’d be hard pressed to find the pastry in this one. instead it’s just a really nice lemon tea for me, which suits me fine, though isn’t quite what the name claims :) However as i really like this one, i’m not complaining. Smooth, delicate lemon flavour that blends really nicely with the tea. One of the few teas that i have on the non black side of things that i find really flavourful and enjoyable :)
mmm another one from MissB I’ve had a very non productive day today. We got up late, the drain was clogged and then my other half left me to go to a bachelor party for our friend. I’ve been looking at vacation plans and all of a sudden it’s nearly 6pm. this was a tasty treat this afternoon – similar to toffee from DF, but just a little different. Overall a nice cup of toffee tea :)
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This tea called out to me because i have found through trial and error that i MUCH prefer tealux’s straight teas to their flavoured ones. I hadn’t tried this one yet so i figured i should give it a go. this tea is really nice and smooth, however it’s not for me. There’s a taste here that i don’t like but i suspect that others would love this. I steeped this alongside another from tealux and it is divine! while this one is just ok. I still enjoyed this but the taste just doesn’t woo me like the tones in the other cup. I can’t quite explain what the taste is, but it’s similar, though not quite, to the roasty oolong taste that i am not a huge fan of. if that makes sense haha