8162 Tasting Notes

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drank Assam Superb Tea by Fortnum & Mason
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VariaTEA allowed me the chance to try this one again. At 3 mins last time i had it, it was too bitter. At 2 mins, this is a better cup but still not a tea i need. This is a milk and sugar sort of brew imo, which is maybe why my mom loves it haha

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drank Iced Kiss by TeaTaxi
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brewed this hot, drank it mostly cooled heh. I like this one…a little strawberry, a little apple…some pear. Light in flavour but sweet, not sour like a lot of fruit herbals. I’d pick this one up again i think even with the light flavour because it’s smooth and different than other blends. thanks variaTEA!

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nope. nope nope nope nope nope. Not sure what’s going on here but there’s a chemical like taste here – could not drink. One of frank’s blends i suspect, so would give it a shot from liberteas…but otherwise NOPE. (thank variaTEA! hahaha)

VariaTEA

This was from the kickstarter and I had the same reaction you did :(

52Teas

No, this wasn’t from the Kickstarter – I didn’t blend this.

VariaTEA

oops. Sorry guys. I guess I must have placed an order just before the takeover happened.

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drank Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha by 52teas
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mmm thanks for the revist on this one variaTEA only thing to say here really is that i’m glad this is still delicious esp after frank’s awful mishaps with it. go go liberteas!

frank’s was an awful 45 rating… this version back up

VariaTEA

I packed your bag so long ago that I don’t event remember adding all these in lol. Sorry I couldn’t give you larger quantities to enjoy. Also, I think this might actually have been Frank’s blend since it’s quite old but it was definitely one of the ones he fixed.

Sil

well there’s that if it was his and he did fix it heh

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drank Blackberries & Cream Shou Mei by 52teas
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hmmmm this one is kinda flavourless even with the giant berry in it. I was hoping for a much more pronounced flavour even though it’s a white tea. Sadly this is really light and disappointing. I do however appreciate the share variaTEA as this is one i would have built in to a cart :(

VariaTEA

I totally understand since I was also disappointed with this blend. Always happy to help people try before they buy.

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drank Orange Rum Truffle by A Quarter to Tea
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more orange than truffle today but that’s ok. I had this earlier today before we went out to try and get Ruby used to being a trail dog. She’s still a little young for long adventures but we’re gradually getting her there. Plus she got to jump in the river today – that’s twice this weekend!

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drank Marshmallow Assam by 52teas
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another one from variaTEA – there will be lots of those coming in my tasting notes as i work through her samples in between trying to get some older teas drunk up. this was one i was hoping to try and i’m glad that i did. I didn’t get an overly sweet tea out of this one – rather it was a nice black tea with a sweetness hanging out in the background. Not sure if i need to jump on the bandwagon to get this again when/if it comes back, but i’d round out my cart with this if it was around. thanks for sharing madam!

VariaTEA

You’re welcome. This one will definitely make it into my cart should it come back in so you can always steal from me :P

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Tea sent to me by a Tea Story. Ceylons tend to get a bad wrap around here – they’re often too brisk/coppery for a lot of folks or people think of red rose sort of experiences. I’ve had a few really great ceylons but this one is super. Missing from this cup is that brassy/copper note that a lot of ceylone have. Instead this is very smooth and easy to drink. Resteeps of this were also great – not diminishing in the flavour. Looking forward to trying a few more from a Tea Story if this is my first experience with them.

thanks so much for the sample!

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Thanks for sharing this one with me variaTEA this is my first chance to try tea from nepali tea traders (i think, unless my tea sister has sent some my way previously) and it was delicious! a very smooth cup, with a bit of maltiness and some sweetness. a little bready but just a great cup of tea to start the morning off. I’d pick up more of this for sure.

VariaTEA

I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

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drank Black Buds Jin Jun Mei by Verdant Tea
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I need to write another tasting note about this one when i can pay attention. I sort of sipped on this throughout the day – gonfu style but never really had a chance to just sit and focus on it. I do remember being pleasantly surprised at the initial cup of this one, as it wasn’t quite what i was expecting. looking forward to trying this again with more intent and focus.

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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