6311 Tasting Notes

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drank 2013 Autumn Song Mao Cha by Mandala Tea
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A sample from Garrett in my last order. I thought that i’d had this one before but i guess not? this one is a little too much like green tea for me. It’s a much more vegetal puerh. While it’s not BAD, it’s just not for me. I much prefer mandala’s wild monk :)

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woooooo! Another puerh from dexter I’m working from home today so i’m going to try and spend some time with a few of the raw puerhs that i have started to accumulate in my cupboard. I generally prefer ripe…so i need to focus on exploring more raw to figure out what i love.

First steep: holy mother this smells like when you pull carrots out of wet gardens. Sipping on this, i’m getting leather, mushroom notes…but there’s a sweetness hiding in the background. Really interesting…more to come.

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Later steeps, this never stops reminding me of the garden but i wouldn’t call the steeps overly earthy. there’s just something about drinking them that reminds me of that fresh from the garden memory. Really enjoyed this one today.

OMGsrsly

Ooo, that sounds good! Much better than leather-smoke-omg. :)

Sil

i really enjoyed it

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This was my last tea yesterday and while dexter was awesome enough to send me two of these little guys, I will be giving the other to Cavo since i think this might be one she’d really enjoy. I know i’m likely going to order this one next time i place a CS order because it was such an enjoyable drink last night. So much so that i forgot to even take notes hahaha. I didn’t get the warming sensation that the others did with this one but it did result in a much relaxed Sil last night. Thanks so much for sharing this one Dexter

Final Count: 123

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drank Wuyuan Black by Little Red Cup Tea Co.
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Another from yesterday – I’ve got the travelling tea box arriving tonight so i’ve been trying to focus on some of my larger quantity teas lately since i know the box will bring lots of sampling. this one is quite nice, but it’s not their keemun. So sad that one is gone from their lineup.

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Not my favourite of stacy’s last batch of teas BUT i had this one yesterday with just a tiny bit of rock sugar and it was much improved. I don’t generally add sugar to my teas (or anything for that matter) but with this one, it made it much creamier and tastier – helping to smooth out the rhubarb notes.

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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my other tea from this morning. Still amazing and delicious and wonderful. WTB autumn harvests already… lol i’m never as big a fan of spring harvests and i’ll have to restock this one eventually. Here’s hoping it lasts a little longer….

TeaExplorer

This is one of my favorite teas to steep Western style at my desk. I felt the Spring 2014 harvest was a little more flavorful than the 2013. Have not tried this in a Fall harvest yet. Will add a sample to my next order.

Sil

heh i liked the 2013 better but they’re both so tasty!

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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added this to my LB today and it was delicious. I’ll say it again though…once this is gone i will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever purchase a damn thing from herbal Infusions or the founder’s ventures again. Seriously terrible attitude to the customer in everything he does.

Stephanie

good to know

Sil

I’ll be getting my cacao from tisano after this i think. I’ve had theirs and it’s been even better than this version.

Cavocorax

Worst customer service. No communication to the customer, and it takes week for them to ship. :|

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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