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drank French Breakfast by Golden Moon Tea
911 tasting notes

Having a little post-lunch tea. This smells lovely – a little spicy, sweet and almost honeyed. I’m really enjoying smelling it while I let it cool. There’s another note in it that I can’t quite place. Figs maybe? Don’t know. Smells good.

Okay, so I just finished a big ole Cara Cara orange so I don’t know if that will affect what I’m tasting any but maybe. The tea tastes soft, but with a hint of astringency at the end that made me happy that I decided to do 3 minutes instead of 4. The flavors are fairly faint (a trade-off that I’ll accept for the lower astringency) but they are there, subtle and pretty. Sweet, maybe a little fruity, maybe a little floral. Mostly there’s the taste of tea with pretty little puffs of something dancing over top. Then the astringency comes in a kills the pretty but fortunately it isn’t strong enough to put me off though I’m contemplating a sprinkle of sugar. Okay, out of sugar so guess I won’t give that a try.

I’m not in love with this tea because of the ending astringency – that sort of thing really gets to me – but it has potential. I should have enough in my sample for another small cup so I think I’ll give it a shot later at maybe 4mins with milk and a little sugar and see how that goes.

2.3g/6oz

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
S

Auggy, I love the imagery of pretty little puffs of flavor :)

Auggy

Yay – thanks! Sometimes I feel a little crack mad with how I describe things, but that’s the only thing I could think of! I’m pretty visual so I tend to picture the teas as I taste them. It ends up for some weirdness when I’m trying to describe what I get from it!

S

No, I love your reviews! When I read them, I can tell exactly what you mean sometimes, and I usually end up going “oh yeah, that’s how I’d describe that flavor/sensation I couldn’t place! Thanks Auggy’s-super-smart-brain!” :)

Auggy

Whee! That makes me squee like a little girl.
SQUEE!!!
See? :D

takgoti

Second the loving of your reviews.

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S

Auggy, I love the imagery of pretty little puffs of flavor :)

Auggy

Yay – thanks! Sometimes I feel a little crack mad with how I describe things, but that’s the only thing I could think of! I’m pretty visual so I tend to picture the teas as I taste them. It ends up for some weirdness when I’m trying to describe what I get from it!

S

No, I love your reviews! When I read them, I can tell exactly what you mean sometimes, and I usually end up going “oh yeah, that’s how I’d describe that flavor/sensation I couldn’t place! Thanks Auggy’s-super-smart-brain!” :)

Auggy

Whee! That makes me squee like a little girl.
SQUEE!!!
See? :D

takgoti

Second the loving of your reviews.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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