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drank Pink Rose Bud by Grand Tea
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This Rose bud tea is a great herbal alternative for the evening. I love floral teas and this one is elegant rose with a sweet finish. It’s pretty pricey for a herbal tea and compared to other companies that have rose bud tea. I’d like to try out rose bud tea from some other companies too but this one is really good.

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I remember having bi luo chun for the first time. I had a very fresh quality tea and I just loved it. After that any bi luo chun I bought just didn’t seem to meet those same expectations. Was it because it just becomes common to the taste buds? Or maybe I was buying lower quality bi luo chun? I can’t say but it’s not like any of those bi luo chuns were bad. They were all good. Just not amazing. It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve had a bi luo chun I can rave about. Well I can now.

This tea came vacuum sealed and when I opened it the fresh fragrance of the tea was heavenly! I just knew this was going to be a great cup. Brewed up it’s sweet, chestnutty, grean bean with an aroma I can’t quite pin down. It reminds me a bit of osmanthus.

Was this tea just amazing because it was vacuum sealed? I think that might play a part in it too but it was amazing! I’m so glad I got my Taiwan Tea Crafts order just on the last day before the Canadian postal workers were locked out. Can you imagine this amazing tea sitting in some hot warehouse for weeks on end in the summer???? I still didn’t get my small order from Grand Tea and they have amazing tea too. Hope that one survives the strike in good shape.

Flavors: Chestnut, Green Beans, Osmanthus, Sweet

Sil

no strike atm

Ubacat

Yay! Hope my order from Grand Tea arrives soon.

Ubacat

Grand Tea arrived!

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drank Maroyaka Sencha by Tealyra
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drank Organic GABA Oolong by Grand Tea
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RAISINS – This tea is all about raisins. Dry it smelled like raisins. Brewed up, tastes like sweet sweet raisins. I am not overly fond of raisins , more because of their texture instead of their taste. However, even though I am enjoying this tea, I find 3 infusions of raisins is quite enough.
For anyone who loves raisins, they will love this tea.

Flavors: Raisins, Sweet

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Sip down on this one today. I brewed in a mug but have had this one gongfu before and it’s better gongfu. That’s because it’s such a light green tea. Very sweet with a green bean taste. It would probably be good grandpa style too.

I’ve been doing lots of sipdowns lately. It seems a lot of small packages of tea I have have finally been finished up lately.

Anyway, this was a great sample from What-cha. I wasn’t too keen on the roasted oolong and black tea samples. That’s only because I prefer the green, white , & light oolong teas over them. I have found I have way too many black tea samples to sip down which sit there for a long long time. I’ve been trying to brew some up for my husband to use them up.

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I followed the steeping instructions from Yunomi for this one and it tastes like crap to me. First sencha I’ve not liked. It’s not grassy and fresh like most sencha’s. Just tastes old and astringent with a bit of bitterness. I’ve got some sencha’s a year old that tastes better than this. This is supposed to be a 2016 tea. Glad I only got a sample. Most others on here left a good review so I’ll try some different brewing of this tea before rating.

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Finally broke into this tea which I’ve had for quite a few months and haven’t even tried. Unfortunately , I was busy when I drank it and can’t leave a detailed review. I know it was really chocolatey and it went down pretty fast. :-) I’ll try to leave a more detailed review for next time but I do know I loved it!

Flavors: Chocolate

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Oh this is a fine cup of tea. Thanks to Verdant for their great Laoshan tea and thanks to LP for great blending. It’s like having a cup of chocolate in the morning. I wasn’t getting too much from the rice but my taste buds are not too awake in the morning. Next time I try this, I’ll make it an afternoon tea.

Liquid Proust

o.O I am drinking it this morning too! I was curious how the wild toasted rice would fair in the morning with it slight addition to the taste. I really didn’t think about it, but roasted rice and semi burnt toast have similar taste so toasted anything in the morning seems to be fine.

Ubacat

That’s true. That’s why genmaicha in general is just good in the morning or with food.

Evol Ving Ness

Ha! The whole world must have woken up with this in same thought in mind and in cup.

Tea people hive mind unite!

Liquid Proust

It’s a little odd to be honest, I literally woke up at 7am and made BBQ brisket scrambled eggs and thought ‘what interesting tea would pair well with this’ and I grabbed this… toasty chocolate bbq egg taste in my mouth; and I really like it :)

Evol Ving Ness

mmm. BBQ brisket scrambled eggs! Sounds delicious.

I am going to see if I can rally and wander over to the Saturday farmer’s market to see what kind of goodness they are cooking up today. Of course, I might need dark sunglasses and earplugs.

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drank Nan Jing Yu Hua Cha by Grand Tea
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This is from a sample Grand Tea sent me when ordering my two white teas. Thank you Grand Tea for this fine sample.

This green tea is soooo good. Brewed up with a barely there colour. It’s light like a white tea but has that sweet green pea flavour and a bit of chestnut. It’s so fresh. It does remind me of Anji Bai Cha. This tea is so good I am considering ordering some of this (even though I just placed an order with Taiwain Tea Crafts). It is so light in the caffeine but plenty of flavour.

It’s supposed to be a bit floral. I didn’t get any floral but that’s all a matter of interpretation. There’s was a sweet aroma coming off the cup but to me it was like a fresh chestnut aroma.

Flavors: Chestnut, Peas, Sweet

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drank Cui Ming Green 2016 by Tealyra
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This tea is so fresh and sweet. Notes of chestnut and green beans. Very buttery and smooth. I love it!

Flavors: Butter, Chestnut, Green Beans, Sweet

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Green teas are my favourite teas but I also enjoy: white, some herbal,rooibos, raw pu’erh, light oolongs, a little bit of black , and a little bit of ripe pu’erh. I have moved away from artificial flavourings and there’s hardly anything left in my cabinet with artificial flavouring or colours. It is mostly straight teas or tea blends.

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