6407 Tasting Notes

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MissB sent this one out way and since i had the oolong one today, i figured i might as well also have the black version from another company heh. In a black base, this one smells very much like the other versions that i’ve had with oolong bases. However, once brewed, this one falls short for me. It’s definitely salted caramel…but the oolong does a better job of contributing to that buttery feeling than a black base in my opinion. This was an enjoyable cup but i am already craving more of the oolong haha

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whoops… thought i’d saved this tasting note and then accidentally closed it by navigating away. ugh. Well this is from hours ago and another of the teas from MissB I had high hopes for this one but it turns out that this falls into that fauchon black category that just never seems to work for me no mwatter what the tea is. I can drink their oolongs and their herbals but make it a black and whatever base it is that they use, just doesn’t work. I get hints of the mandarin from this one but overall it’s just a slightly sweet orange ish kinda tea. Sorry missb! doesn’t work for me but i appreciate the try!

Dinosara

Oh I really want to try this one. It’s new this year, I think. I do happen to love Fauchon’s black base, so I should be ok. :)

Sil

did you want me to send you a sample?

Dinosara

Oh I didn’t mean for this to sound like I was fishing for a sample. I know you have your tea gals that you swap with often and I’m sure they’d like to try it.

(Of course I wouldn’t say no to a swap, but I don’t know if I have anything you’re interested in right now)

Sil

haha i didn’t take it that way. As for the tea, MissB has sent us inordinate amounts of tea…i can send you a sample of this one, especially as it’s one you wanted to try. The girls here are mostly just happy with trying any of the teas that we get!

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drank Caramel Salted Butter Oolong by Fauchon
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oh man. MissB sent this one our way in the latest batch of teas from europe. It smells divine! I think the girls may need to twist my arm to get my to share this one as it’s fairly close to the one from DF that i want more of… seriously creamy, delicious, caramel, buttery oolong yummy. Thank you MissB!

Dinosara

Woah, I totally missed that this is a thing. Is that the Caramel au Beurre Salé oolong from Dammann you are referring to? This one isn’t even on Fauchon’s website.

Sil

yea i love the one from damman freres…you sent a sample to omgsrsly and she sent a little my way and i’m in love! this one is close and equally delicious but i think i prefer the DF one just a bit. :)

VariaTEA

Sil liking an oolong?!? This does not happen often. And when it does, that usually means it is a very good oolong.

Sil

it’s drool worthy…. caramel…buttery goodness.

VariaTEA

Haha awesome! When I am in France, I need to go in search of Fauchon. I need more L’Hiver :P

MissB

Hiver was really easy to find in Paris VariaTEA, although it’s only available in a tin. This one was only available loose, and there were quite a few teas that they offer (very affordably, I might add) that you can only get in-store.

MissB

… and I really need to post the pictures of the Fauchon store! It was all fluroescent pink and crazy amazing, like Barbie meets Hot Tub Time Machine.

Equusfell

Man, I’m so jealous! I wish I had known anything about tea when I visited Paris a few years ago! I feel like it was an opportunity squandered.

VariaTEA

That is awesome to hear MissB! I think if given the chance, i would really like to go to the Fauchon store. Unfortunately I am only there a day so I don’t have much time to explore.

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free sample with my order from TTC. The nice thing about samples is that they’re not always things that i’d pick for myself so i get to branch out. This one is pretty nice. Most people aer aware that i’m generally not a fan of oolongs -unless they’re roasty ones, and even then it’s hit or miss. This one falls somewhere in the middle..it’s not super roasty but it’s not a green oolong. there’s a sweetness to this that i like but there’s also another flavour that i can’t exactly pinpoint. Maybe fruit?

here’s hoping cavo can do better since i know she received it as a sample as well haha

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drank Four Leaves Ripe by Mandala Tea
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seems weird that i have no tasting notes on this one…i’m sure i’ve had it before. I’ve been drinking this all morning as part of my goal to try and work on drinking some of my smaller/older samples of puerhs. This one is delicious as i recall…. initial steeps being slightly earthy but more leathery than anything…bold…deep flvours. Later steeps are more subdued..almost buttery and molasses like… overall delicious!

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first cup of the day from a few hours ago. Not much more to say on this one that i haven’t already said. It’s a smooth cup of tea, not my absolute favourite but really enjoyable. An every day sort of tea.

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drank Grasshopper Cheesecake by Butiki Teas
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Seriously…anyone who doesn’t want this tea can feel free to hook me up. it is apparently everything i want these days. Creamy, minty, with a bold strength running through it. Thanks again to kimquat for the additional hook up…now this might actually last a wee little longer…

Final Count: 97

Fjellrev

Never tried it but it sounds tasty. Always sucks when a favourite is hard to get. :(

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drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
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This was my other unflavoured today. So deliciously malty and wonderful on this depressingly rainy day. Sooo many teas to drink and so little time. I just wish i’d been home today instead of at work watching the stormy weather.

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I had this tea again – the vanilla infused version + cacao and it was amazing as always. I’m half tempted to just do the same with all the rest of my LB but i’ll hold off….FOR NOW. :)

caile

Vanilla infused! And cacao! Sounds scrumptious – remind me what kind of vanilla you used for this delight? :)

Sil

haha uh whatever i can find in the grocery store? this particular one was madagascar i think? it’s been about 3?4? weeks sitting in it’s own tin with a half a pod split open…

caile

That sounds easy! Haha, I thought you chopped it all up and mixed it in or used that vanilla powder. I’m going to try this. :)

Sil

nope, bought a bean, cut it in half cause i wanted to try with 2 teas… each tea was dumped in to it’s own tin…about a half a cup or a whole cup… took the bean pod, split it down the middle but didn’t scrape the seeds out…just peeled back the casing a little and made sure the tea covered it when i let it sit… every now and then i shake up the tin and then leave it. Didn’t bother trying it until it had sat for at least 2 weeks…

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