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4034 Tasting Notes

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drank Oolong Creme by Sloane Tea Company
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once upon a time i loved this oolong. Now it’s middle of the road and slightly over priced. farewell oh oolong creme!

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drank J.E Oolong Milky by THE O DOR
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as a non fan of oolongs, I’m happy ysaurella sent me a sample since she and I have similar feelings regarding oolongs most of the time. :) Since she enjoys this one, i figured i would likely enjoy it as well. And i was right! this has a really nice milk oolong taste without that oily weird thing that sometimes happens with milk oolongs. The flavour was smooth and creamy without being too vegetal or too fake tasting. i think this one and Mandala’s are probably my favourite as far as milk oolongs go.

Merci encore une fois madam!

Ysaurella

I’m so happy you loved this one ! I looooove it but me I am an Oolong lover :)

Sil

Must have you confused with someone else… for some reason i thought you didn’t like oolongs.. ah well..either way it was lovely!

Ysaurella

I think we are sisters in Darjeelings in fact :) I am not a huge fan but love some.

Sil

yes! i must have been thinking of darjeelings!

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Not much to say on this one besides i am having a grand time drinking it up this morning. I’m working from home today and feeling incredibly productive even with my minimal sleep over the past couple of days. The last piece of this is off to Cavocorax so that she can try it out and see what other delights she wants to explore from Mandala :)

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78
drank Mayflower by Mariage Frères
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Ysaurella sent this my way and after smelling it, i didn’t actually think i would enjoy this one. Well, I was wrong. :) It won’t be my favourite MF tea but there is something intriguing about this particular blend even though there is a note in there that confuses me. This is a pleasant fruity tea with maybe a hint of floral to it, but clearly nothing overly strong or i wouldn’t like it. The fig is hiding in this a little but it’s there if you look for it.
Thank you madam! this was a pleasant surprise :)

Ysaurella

this is a nice blend even if not among my favourite MF

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79

Another from courtney that is really quite nice. I like the faint astringency in this one that offsets the sweetness that comes from this. I like this one quite a bit, and is likely my favourite of the ronnefeldt teas that courtney was kind enough to pass on to me. I’ll rather enjoy finishing up the rest of this that i have :)

Courtney

Hah this was my favourite too.

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73
drank Margaret's Hope by Ronnefeldt Tea
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trying to get to my samples today since there’s a package at the post office that could be one of two things – both with a number of teas. :) This one was from courtney and is not a bad cup for this morning. There’s a bit of astringency in the cup, which i don’t mind at all in this particular case. This continues to reaffirm my opinion that ronnefeldt teas are sort of middle ground for me, so totally doable at a reasonable price point, but not something i MUST HAVE. so thanks for the wide range of teas from them to try courtney!

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drank Raspberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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This is a distinctive level matcha. It appears that raspberry just isn’t a doable flavour for me when it comes to redleaf. There’s an underlying artificial presence to the raspberry that i can’t get past. It’s not there for strawberry or some of the other berry flavours but with raspberry, it’s all i focus on. Oh well, lots of other flavours i love from Redleaf!

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mini sipdown of this as i finally finished the package that I picked up last july and can start on my most recent order of this tea :) It’s nice to be able to cross another July tea off my list, but not as exciting to be finishing off more of this tea since i like it so much haha

Courtney

I can’t live without this one. Even the 2 weeks I went without it was detrimental to my health.

Terri HarpLady

I still have some of this one, for awhile now. It’s nice, but doesn’t wow me like it seems to wow so many others.

Sil

I find some days I love it the most, other days I prefer TTC’s versions…I bounce back and forth :)

Terri HarpLady

We’re fickle like that, aren’t we :)

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drank Vanille des Iles by Mariage Frères
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thank you ysaurella for this lovely vanilla tea! It might just be one of my favourites now after having had it. Seriously…wish i could say more but this was just delicious and perfectly what i wanted tonight.

Final Count: 148 (but there’s something at the post office…waiting….for tomorrow)

ashmanra

This is my best friend’s favorite vanilla tea of all time.

Sil

it’s really nice. :)

Ysaurella

this one rocks, yes :) glad you loved it ! I was almost sure you would !

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drank Jamaïque by Mariage Frères
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i had a cup of this tonight to try and relax and enjoy something new. Sadly i was distracted and didn’t pay enough attention to this one from Ysaurella what i do remember is being pleasantly surprised by it as i didn’t bother reading to find out what sort of tea it was. tasty for sure! thankfully i have a bit more of this from my lovely french swapping partner to try it again!

Ysaurella

ah yes you should give another try, be careful with the steeping time…not above 2 minutes :)

Sil

yes! i saw your note :) it was a lovely tea, i jsut didn’t pay as much attention to it as i meant to :)

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