8174 Tasting Notes

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
8174 tasting notes

mmmmm western brew mostly just to taste it compared to the bu lang. I’m undecided about which one i like better when steeped western brew for extended periods of time. I am going to miss this one when i’m done – only a cup or so left.

Edit: Mid Day count: 132 (and now to add in keychange’s teas!)

Stephanie

Western brew of this one is crazy good!

TheTeaFairy

Think I’m gonna fix myself a western brew…just cause I can!!!

Garret

I am so glad that I bought all of this in 2009 when I first tasted it. I knew it was going to open up in flavor in a few years. We have several teahouses/coffeehouses/restaurants that we sell this to who are brewing it up Western style. I love it that way, too! So glad you are enjoying it!

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Dexter inspired me. I’m sure i’ve had this before but i guess i forgot to log it? I’m too lazy to deal with a gaiwan today so i just made this up as a western brew and let it steep. for ages. sooo good! i’m almost tempted to add a splash of milk or maple syrup to this but i’ll opt for passing on that this time,. Instead i’m just enjoying this bold cup of delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Dexter

Glad to inspire you. The question is: Am I nuts, or is this similar – in a toned down version sort of way – to Special Dark when western steeped for quite awhile?

Sil

in some ways..this one tastes better than the western brew of special dark…though i like western brew of special dark after a few steepings..if that makes sense.. they’re similar and yet different as you mentioned :)

Stephanie

I need to try this one western

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85
drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Katiek was awesome enough to send me some cookie when Lupicia was again out of stock when i was placing my order. I mistakenly read that she was sending me a tea bag and was super happy at even that! What showed up was a whole bag of ten! teabags! She wouldn’t let me send her anything in return so i have been doing my best to share her generosity with a number of Canadians who can’t get Lupicia easily. :) Today, i figured it was time enough for ME to actually try it. haha

So i tried this bag straight, no additives since that’s typically how i take my tea. I will be saving at least one more bag so that i can try this with a little milk, as recommended by Lupicia.

I am a fan of this one, though it’s the after taste i am really enjoying lol. Something in the taste at the tail end of the sip is making me a happy girl! I’m not sure if i’d reach for this before i’d reach for brioche, especially given how much of a pain it is to get this one into my hands but i would love to have some of the loose leaf version in my cupboard eventually. Thank you so much katiek for being awesome and sending this to me!

keychange

I couldn’t believe they sold out right before you guys ordered! don’t they know another country is depending on this being stocked? And I’m going to keep (lovingly) harassing people until I can try some of this also lol

Sil

uh…. there might be some in the box.. lol can’t remember if i had opened it to put one in…. it’s bad…i can’t remember half of what i put in your box lol

keychange

Oh, are you referring to the suitcase? I shall have to rummage around in its depths to see….:P haha

Sil

lol if it’s there, it would be in the unflavoured bag…in a little one…and be squishy and “full” hahaha

Sil

..and by unflavoured bag i mean flavoured lol

keychange

I like squishy things in bags! I’ll check when I get home from work.

Sil

haha. cookie = pyramid sachet. I know there’s at least one more teabag tea in there but it should be round teabags in a ziploc which makes them not squishy/poofy and obviously a much bigger bag lol

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drank Rou gui tian xin yan by World of Tea
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I received a sample of this one when i picked up a few teas from World of Tea when i was in ottawa. It’s not a tea i would have picked myself since i’m not a HUGE fan of oolongs but i’ll try anything! ;) This is overall a pleasant roasted oolong. I chose to brew this western style but it comes across as the sort of oolong that might be best tasted using a gaiwan. I’d call this your average middle of the road oolong..nothing to knock your socks off but still pleasant!

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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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you know…when you’re SOOO close to finishing a tea that you think you can and then there’s just enough in the bag left that you can’t justify adding it to the cup because there’s really just enough to have another full cup of tea with what’s left? Story of my life with this tea hahaha. That’s not a terrible thing because i do love it, but i was certain this would be a sipdown! I’m not trying to sipdown things today but apparently i’m on a roll with them :) I’ll be sad when this one is gone, but i know it’ll be rotated in to my cupboard again, so no real complaints here :)

Terri HarpLady

I still have some of this, that might be a nice afternoon treat :)

Fjellrev

Ha! Just happened to me this morning, although I screwed it and dumped the rest in. Ugh.

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79
drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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my last cup of this…farewell winter tea! Maybe that means spring will be just around the corner.On the whole, i really enjoyed this tea more than i thought i would given my preferences when it comes to white teas. I’m not sure that i’d purchase it again, but i’d be willing to share a tin or swap for some more in future!

Cavocorax

Goodbye winter! Goodbye second winter!

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drank Thé de Pâques by Mariage Frères
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hmmm not sure how i feel about this one. I didn’t get much out of this one beyond a taste of bergamot. The vanilla was missing from this and overall it came across much like an earl grey to me. :) Thank you for sending this my way Ysaurella! I’ll have to try this one again before i come to a conclusion on this one :)

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drank Ten by Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
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sipdown! The rest of this is off to variaTEA for our swap so that she can try it out :) not sad that this one is gone, but i’m glad i got to try it out. Plus i love the tin! :)

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mmm packing up teas for a couple swaps and the BBB Box which should be here next week sometime if the mailman cooperates. I am fond of this tea and if there is ever another sale at Tao’s, i will likely pick up more of this. It’s just a tasty, tasty cup.

Dexter

It makes me happy to see others enjoying teas that I love….

Sil

you’re responsible for me trying this one! :)

Dexter

And scribbles is responsible for me trying it. You are passing it on to others – that’s the beauty of how this community works. :))

Sil

yeah..it’s awesome!

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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mmmm mini sipdown on this one! i finished up my package of this but i still, thankfully, have more of this thanks to Courtney! What it DOES mean, is that another one of my older teas is finished up so i’m making baby progress towards my 6month goal. I still think this tea is amusing in how one day it’s smokey and the next it’s all sweet potatoes. Either way, i love it!

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