4942 Tasting Notes

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
4942 tasting notes

Bumping this up a bit in rating. Opened the cupboard this morning to try and decide on a tea with breakfast and opted to give this one another try. I’m not sure if its the time that its had to sit in the cupboard but its a much tastier cup now. It’s not something ill necessarily keep as a full time occupant in my cupboard but I won’t crinkle my nose up anymore if someone offers me a cup. I’m glad I gave this one another shot.

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75
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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One of the girls in the office bought this and decided after that she didn’t want it. So i got it! This isnt a bad little tea – better than the himalayan in my opinion but i think that laoshan black from verdant has spoiled me. I’m always looking for my straight blacks to be robust and have different flavours going on. I would get this again but as an every day tea rather than anything special

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78
drank Organic Assam by Butiki Teas
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mmm I still enjoy this tea. I made this in the morning and thanks to my wonderful travel mug it’s still warm after having my other tea this morning. THIS is the kind of flavour i was hoping for from the other tea this morning. I love that this tea has a rich taste that doesn’t just turn into orange pekkoe or yellow water. heh Also hoping to snag an order from stacy this weekend i think it was to try the other assam that was accidentally shipped to them whee! mmmmmm tea!

Butiki Teas

We are going to technically have 4 Assams in stock. We just got the golden tip Assam plus that accidental shipment. Then we have this Assam and the Taiwanese Assam. We will be dropping the price of this Assam to $2.00 an ounce since we will be discontinuing this one.

Sil

Yay! boo for my wallet lol

Butiki Teas

Hahaha. Well, not too bad for the wallet. $2.00 an ounce isn’t too bad plus that other Assam is free. The Golden Tips Assam should be pretty reasonable.

Sil

Looking forward to it. Apparently I enjoy Assam. whee!

Butiki Teas

Apparently, I do too.

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75
drank Persian Apple (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This isn’t a bad tea, just not my favourite. There are other apple blends out there that i prefer. I don’t really get the “rose” flavour at all which is fine by me since i tend NOT to like that sort of thing. I’m happy to have tried it at least. Another tea off the list :)

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70
drank Himalayan Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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I figured I’d try this as DT has their 1$ straight tea sale happening now. I had hoped for a more complex tea but it’s not to be. This kind of reminds me of your classic “red rose” tea. It’s not quite as bland as that, but it’s also not the rich black tea that I’d hoped for. Happy to have tried it and I wouldn’t turn it down but not what i was looking for.

KeenTeaThyme

I so wish there was a David’s Tea near me. I would go there every day! Or at least every work day. :)

Sil

It’s funny, now that i’ve had other teas from other companies, DT is one of my “meh” places. IE if i HAVE to go there I will, but I’d prefer other places. :)

Daniel Scott

You know this blend is 90% Darjeeling, right? Maybe I am misunderstanding you, but that’s not a tea type I’d describe as “rich” anyway, shouldn’t it be lighter?

Sil

@ daniel thanks for threminder. I guess in my head i just associate black with rich, forgetting that some are lighter :)

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82
drank Black Cherry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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mmmmmmmm So it’s FRIDAY!!!! And last night my Art piece arrived AND my back ordered cheesecake matcha AND my free tea from the persimmon tree tea AND there’s at least one more package to pick up at the post office which will either be my butiki teas order or my verdant order so yesterday was full of WIN! well apart from everything else that went wrong haha.

I am still loveing this matcha. The black cherry is a really nice fruit base for my morning wake up.

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90
drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
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Oh man do i need this today. Sipdown though…and I can’t recall whether I ordered another batch of this from Verdant. If i didnt, then I’m an idiot because i love this chai. Mixed in a bit of their chocolate curiousity blend as well mostly because i don’t love that other blend as much heh.

This is as close as i could get to drinking laoshan black this morning, which is what i REALLY wanted because my order still isnt here.

Terri HarpLady

Laoshan Village Chai is next on my list of teas to drink today, as a hot latte with coconut milk, I’m thinking. I also need to order more of it, along with more Laoshan black too.

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70
drank Mango Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I so needed this today. Work is a little rough these days as I’m relatively new to the role and everyone on my team has been sent out of the country so I’m holding down the fort on my own here. I really am growing to love this mango matcha in my morning smoothies. Today i added a splash of caramel matcha just to make it a bit sweeter. I drank this in no time flat and now i really wish i had a blender, matcha and milk here at work for another 2 or 3 since i’m falling asleep at my desk heh

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66
drank Midnight Magic by Shanti Tea
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AMODA TEA Sampler

So this is one of the 3 teas in the October 2012 Tasting Box from Amoda Tea. I opted to try this one first because I generally dislike floral tea and I’d already had an oolong tonight. Opening this tea bag I was intrigued because it wasn’t overly floral. The citrus cut through the floral notes to leave behind a really nice scent. I was a little more hopeful that I’d like the steeped tea.

Upon steeping the tea, the colour is a really nice mellow gold colour. The scent however, has lost the citrusey notes and smells like a green floral tea :( The taste?

Well given that I dislike floral teas more than i dislike oolongs, I’d say this is a pretty decent tea. lol I likely won’t drink much more of it because of the floral taste, but the citrus in the tea gives it a unique taste, that I’ve never experienced before. There isn’t a heavy aftertaste of flowers either, so that helps. Overall, not a bad little tea.

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drank Quangzhou Milk Oolong by Pekko Teas
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Sooooo as some of you may know, I am NOT a fan of oolongs. Pekko Teas sent me this as their sample so I am nonethless trying it and will likely pop it into the travelling tea box so that others can enjoy the GENEROUS sample they provided. In that way I’ll be able to help share the wealth and give them back a little something for sending the tea my way.

I am also not rating this tea because of the fact that I generally dislike oolongs and i don’t want that reflected on Pekko teas. The leaves of this oolon are super tightly coiled. As for the taste? It’s an oolong :) There’s not an overwhelming floral taste from this, so that’s good. It’s light and those who enjoy oolongs would probably appreciate this tea. I hope that whomever gets this after me enjoys it!

Kittenna

Ooh! Any chance you could set aside a sample of this one for me, if you’re planning to get rid of it anyhow? :)

Sil

Of course! Happy to share to help Pekko tea. The sample they sent is basically an order lol

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