8055 Tasting Notes

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
8055 tasting notes

Sipdown! Had a small cup of this before tucking the rest ofth is away For cavocorax :) while I enjoy this one, it’s not my favourite of the MF teas that I’ve had the pleasure of trying.

Lilysmom

I just found out that MF tea is sold at Fauberg a patisserie shop in central Vancouver….looking forward to trying this brand….

Sil

awesome! MF has a bunch of great teas! If you’re trying to decide what to pick up, feel free to poke me for suggestions if you know what they sell there.

Lilysmom

That would be great – I like flavoured black tea the best – Marco Polo might be a good selection, if they have it….

OMGsrsly

Lilysmom, THANK YOU. I bought another tin of Chandernagor at Holt Renfrew last week, and was worried one more tin wasn’t going to be enough!

Sil

omg – need to get you to send me a sample of that sometime…

OMGsrsly

Oh, I thought you had it! I’ll start a list for you. :)

Lilysmom

This is great, I hadn’t seen the list! I think Chandernagor or Marco Polo might be my first choice? Btw their spice loaf is wonderful…..gingerbread cakey……perfect with tea…..probably only around during the holidays tho……

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third black pearl for the day and it falls somewhere in between the two. Given that Mandala’s may not be back…ever? I’ll have to be content with these ones, not that they are bad by any stretch of the imagination. I just love the flavours that weave through mandala’s black pearls.

These on the other hand are sweet, chocolately with a touch of malt, though not overly so. There’s another note to this that i can’t quite place as well, but i’m sure it will come to me. I could probably steep these a litter longer as well to enhance the flavour a bit. I was just trying to see where things landed when i kept everything the same for all 3 versions i was trying. good times! Not to decide what to buy if anything today haha

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

These are my favorite since I don’t care for the smoky notes in the Mandala pearls.

Sil

these are pretty darn tasty!

Fjellrev

i love these so.

tea-sipper

I like your idea of comparing all the pearls with the same steep parameters!

Sil

it was fun. :)

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drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
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haha i really should remember to look at my notes before brewing things. 7 pearls for 16oz mug = a few too many pearls. 5 would probably do it, but i’m trying to compare a couple so i’m going to be consistent.
I know garett is working on getting these back. I certainly hope he succeeds since these are DELICIOUS. They’re slightly smokey, chocolately, grainy, malty delicious bundles of joy!

Edit: Loving the resteeps on these as well!

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drank Black Dragon Pearls by Teavana
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Terri sent me a few more of these so that i could see which i prefer of the dragon pearls currently in my cupboard. Since i’m currently having a bit of a blah day – no real desire to work on sipdowns or do much of anything in particular heh.

These are tasty – nothing knock your socks off but not to be entirely discounted either. If i was in need of golden pearls and my other sources were out, i could pick these up and be satisfied. they have a background taste that you could call chocolatey but not overly so. the brew is smooth and almost malty, but not quite. still a good cup for the morning.

Edit: 7 pearls for 16oz

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Cold brew of this tonight to end the night….lots of tea to drink up tomorrow ;)

Terri HarpLady

That’s what I’m saying!

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91
drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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TERRI! I WANT MOAR! seriously..this is damn tasty! It’s my christmas mor-er-afternoon tea and this is so delicious. Please remind me next year we want lots of this. This might be my favourite pumpkin tea this year.

Edit: this resteeps really nicely since you can brew it and forget it lol This is pretty much all i’ve had since we got up this afternoon.

Terri HarpLady

YAY!! I knew you’d love it!
The best part is she roasts & then dehydrates the pumpkins herself. I don’t know if she grew them, or if a friend of her’s grew them, but they are locally grown. Anyway, yeah, next year we have to load up on it for sure!

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The other tea i had last night to save the day. This is probably one of the most expensive teas in my cupboard because you can’t simply buy it in refill packaging. MF makes you buy the tin, which is lovely, but not worth the extra 9+euros it adds to the price, esp when you already have one. But i love this tea…and i’m nearly out of it, which makes me sad. It’s probably my perfect chocolate tea because it’s not sweet. It tastes like the mousse au chocolate made with dark, rich chocolate. I need to try this as a latte sometime. Regardless..it’s heaven for me.

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drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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I had this last night, in an effort to end the night on a more positive note. I spent more than 12 hours working on christmas eve – a night when most are going home early. As a result we didn’t get out to the store to pick up last minute things for today. Not the end of the world but it made for a super long day. So i bust out two of my favourite “treat” teas to have last night. I’m almost out of this one and it WILL be a reorder. Great tea base, nice flavouring (unless you’re Justjames). it’s one of my happy places.

JustJames

oh sil, not fun. happy xmas my dear…. xoxoxoxox

Sil

tea made it aaaaalllll better!

JustJames

i really tried to taste the caramel…..! (just noticed that mention of my name!)….. i’m glad the tea fixed up your nonsense day =0)

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drank Spicy Pear by Joy's Teaspoon
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i’m a fan of this one. that’s all i’ve got for you now folks. Thank you tastybrew for sending this my way in our BBB Box! it’s made a bad day better…i almost wrote good day bad, that’s the kinda of day i’m having lol

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drank Jack Frost by Joy's Teaspoon
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i made this today…like 10 hours ago. thank you tastybrew!more to come on this one when work isn’t the suck.

JustJames

oh dear…..

Cavocorax

Hope you are relaxing and enjoying Christmastimes!

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