7966 Tasting Notes

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sample from omgsrsly

This one is a pretty mellow sort of smooth and easy puerh. I’ve been drinking this one most of the day off and on. it doesn’t have a lot going on, but sometimes you just want a tea that can sit and hang out with you and not require all your focus an attention. enjoyable. thanks omgsrsly.

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drank Little Prince by Nineteen-02
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Another sample from evol ving ness (they’re non stop! haha) this one is weird. Pretty sure i don’t like it. reminds me of something they’d have at a spa. It IS calming, but it’s also…boring? slightly floral but not overwhelmingly powerful. well…i don’t dislike it.but i don’t like it. kinda minty? sort of. thanks for letting me try this evol, wouldn’t have tried this one on my own :)

Evol Ving Ness

It’s that tulsi thing that confuses the tastebuds.

Nineteen-02

Evol, once again, is right. The Tulsi isn’t for everyone, but it is a very interesting herb with some spectacular health benefits. Worth taking a peek at if you like tea lore at all; it goes way back in Hindu lore! Glad you got to try it, Sil!

Sil

i’ll try most things at least once! haha

Evol Ving Ness

I for one adore Tulsi. I came across it by chance and now seek it out in blends. I haven’t tried it straight up, but I quite like this one and others with heavy sprinklings of rose.

Nineteen-02

Next time you place an online order with us, Evol, I’ll toss in a sample of our Tulsi India Chai for you to try out. Really lovely herbal chai and one of my personal favourites, I think you might like it if you haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you. I’ll keep it in mind.

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drank Romanoff by American Tea Room
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yum. While the description says lightly smoked black base, i’d suggest they just take that descriptor off. There’s no smoke to be found here but there is a delightful blood orange flavour that is spot on. I really like how this one works – i can see this also being a tasty cold brew in summer with a little sweetner. thanks for sharing Evol Ving ness

Fjellrev

Funny, I most definitely got the smoke here!

Sil

haha maybe i have a higher tolerance? :)

Fjellrev

My tastebuds are also ridiculously whiny when it comes to just the slightest hint of smoke haha.

American Tea Room

its is a very light smoke – not like a Lapsang Souchong – and it is awesome iced – add a few Cara Cara Oranges and cold brew for an awesome treat.

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drank Chocolate Blueberry by Thay Tea
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not sure how i feel about this one. It smells heavenly. But brewed, there’s a bitterness hanging around the back of the tea that i’m not a fan of. A little sugar might smooth things out and make the flavours come together a bit more for me. it’s chocolate blueberry for sure, but i need to play with this one a little before i make up my mind on it.

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drank Coconut Cumin Chai by 52teas
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So apparently i love 52’s chais :) This one is even better than the toffee bar chai imo. I don’t typically love a lot of coconut in my blends, but this is downright the perfect blend of spices to go with the coconut. Anoher sample from Evol Ving Ness the cumin and cardamom are lovely here. In a way i’m greatful that there isn’t any left on the website – yay for saving money but boo for not seeing this one again for a while unless it comes back as a reblend. At least i’ll know that i like it :)

Evol Ving Ness

Hurray for tea love!

Sil

so nommy.

Fjellrev

52’s newer chais do sound awfully delicious.

Sil

i haven’t loved many of the new blends from 52 teas…well at least in terms of dollar for value given our shitty exchange, but the chais are yummy…and nearly worth it (though sold out heh)

Fjellrev

Really wish there were a Canadian company that made intriguing chai blends.

Sil

there was one at the tea festival but they only did one kind…course that’s ALL they did.

Fjellrev

Hmm, the Victoria tea festival had Vastu Chai but it wasn’t terribly impressive. Guess the hunt for delicious, reasonably-priced chai continues.

Evol Ving Ness

The tea festival had two serving up chai. Their tables were right beside each other. I know because I sampled both to death. There is also Tea and Its Splendour with some enthusiastic and inspired chai blends there. I bought two.

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drank Toffe Bar Chai by 52teas
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Sample from evol ving ness yes please. this is delicious. It’s more chocolate chai to me than toffee bar, though there is a sweetness there that hints at toffee. What it is absolutely, is super tasty. I am a fan of this one! thank you evol!

Evol Ving Ness

Oh yay! I am delighted that you like this one too.

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drank Ruby 18 by Genuine Tea
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I had this one earlier today as well. Looking at placing a possible order with Genuine tea since they are CAD and offer free shipping with any purchase. I also wasn’t able to pick anything up from them at the tea festival. This one is really nice. It really does have sweet cocoa notes. It’s not the rich malty cocoa that i love, rather this is more like a taiwan tea, with those sweet honey notes, flavoured with cacao. Not a tea i need to purchase, but one i rather enjoyed.

Evol Ving Ness

I don’t remember them from the festival. Where was their booth located?

Sil

near the front… uh like second booth in i think? before you hit the panda stuff..across from the chai people who were in the window

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GCTTB
pulled this one from the tea box and thought i’d give it a shot this morning. I’ve been drinking it since i woke up and i’m not entirely convinced this is a sheng for me. Not surprising really, since i tend to prefer shou. I am happy for the taste though. It was a more subtle tea – hay and sweetness for the most part. nice but not amazing.

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drank Organic Persia by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Sample from evol ving ness Wasn’t too sure about this one given the number of flowers in the tea but as always, i’ll try anything , just in case :) this one is an interesting tea. i love the clove and cardamom and the base tea here is really nice. i think if you were someone who enjoys floral teas, this would be a hit. It’s not super floral, really more of a rose flavour that blends in with the spices. I think it’s a pretty neat tea – just satisfied with me sample :)

Also…WAY COOL ADDITION of pistachios in this tea! can you imagine? pistachios! plus rose? neat!

Evol Ving Ness

What what?—you haven’t mentioned the pistachios. I hunted up the pistachios in the bag to delight you further. Mention the pistachios, Sil. :)

Sil

hahah i don’t what you’re talking about…they’re totally there in my note.

Evol Ving Ness

My happiness is now complete.

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drank Kauai Cocktail by Art of Tea
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sipdown :) had the last of this tonight since i was nearing the end of it. I enjoyed this one, though i think as far as fruit teas go, i’d prefer my delicious pina colada to this one…though it’s still enjoyable to me :)

Final Count: 121

mrmopar

If you like pina colada…. Oh wait that was a song too! ;P

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