6501 Tasting Notes

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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i spent some serious time with this tea and my tea pot this afternooon. I needed a break from life and sampling teas. My other half and a friend of ours came over to putter with teh bikes so i just wanted some quiet time. Plus i’ve neglected my pot a bit lately so it needed to come out :) Not much more to say on this one besides the fact that i still love it.

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drank Banana Black Tea by EnjoyingTea.com
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HGTTB

So the banana flavouring in this one is nice. When you can get through the base tea enough to taste it. IE. The base is a bitter, icky black sort of tea. The banana though? it’s tasty lol. It’s what i’d want in a banana tea if i could add it to a different base. heh

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drank Caramel Apple by Market Spice
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HGTTB caramel? Yes. Apple? not really. I did brew this at the lower temp suggested on the bag and i’m glad I did as i’m fearful that at boiling this would be overly bitter and undrinkable. At 180 it’s pleasant enough but just not really very caramelly or appley. It’s a decent cup though and as always i love trying new teas :)

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drank Nilgiri "Woodlands" by Cornelia Bean
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HGTTB not too shabby. I have had other instances of this tea from other companies before, so going in to it i knew it wasn’t going to be my favourite sort of black tea. However, this one isn’t bad…it’s just not what i prefer. It’s bold, and strong but there’s also an astringency here that i’m not a fan of.

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drank Crème au Chocolat by Tiesta Tea
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HGTTB Pretty sure that tiesta teas just don’t work for me. If there isn’t coconut in this, then something has gone off like coconut sometimes does. This isn’t very chocolatey to me…it comes across largely as a creamy coconut tea…there’s a hint of chocolate but i’ve had other chocolate teas that i vastly prefer. good to try out though!

Fjellrev

Duly noted, I’ll probably stay away from them.

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drank Private House Blend by Say Tea
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I didn’t realise this was an earl grey + berry tea. I, as a general rule don’t like most earl greys…that damn blergamot you know. :( However, this was an interesting blend with the addition of the berry. It would never be something i’d need to stock but it was a fairly enjoyable cup this morning. the base didn’t overwhelm and there was no bitterness or blah to the tea.

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drank Irish Breakfast by Cornelia Bean
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I had this one as my morning tea a long time ago lol Another black from cornelia bean that i can get behind. It’s slightly malty, with a hint of sweet and an almost sweet/citrusy sort of feel to it as well. Over all a nice cup to start my morning with!

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I pulled this one out of the box last night as well because ginger and i? we’re the best of friends. However, in this blend it just doesn’t work. The ginger isn’t there enough and the rooibos and “citrus” just makes this a sort of sour blend. Hopefully this will work for someone else!

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I had this last cup of this one last night and was pleasantly surprised. This was a a relatively nice evening herbal. It’s nothing to write home about but in the grand scheme of things it was a nice chamomile/mint herbal. I didn’t get a lot of the citrus flavours but the vanilla did seem to smooth out the blend.

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I finished off the last of this one from the tea box today and it was WELL worth it. I think if there’d been more in the box i would have taken it out :) It’s not the most perfect raspberry tea but there’s something about it that is quite refreshing. Even when it was thoroughly cooled it had a pleasant taste, no bitterness and the base was present but blended with the flavouring instead of working against it. Thanks for sharing!

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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