292 Tasting Notes

Fruity and sweet with a hint of smoke and green pepper. Quietly gentle, and very delicious!

Rinsed twice, and then drank with many steeps 10-20 sec. Made a lot of tea!

Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample!

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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Delicious peach fragrance, with a lovely fruity taste to match. Delicate, soft and smooth without any bitterness.

This was served to me a few days ago at a family gathering, and I must say that I didn’t expect such a lovely and delicate taste and enjoyed the cup very much.
Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to see the ‘bloomed’ tea in the pot though.

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Thank you to Angel at Teavivre for the sample.

Rinse x 2. Approx. 4g/3oz x 15 sec/steeps.
Wet leaf has the slightest hint of compost type scent initially but this disappears and switches to fruity apricot after the third cup.
First cup after the rinses tastes tart and cooling, but after that the taste becomes sweet and fruity with apricot and grape-like notes. Very pleasant hints of bitterness sort of like the taste of chewing on the seeds from grapes.
Light and refreshing, but also seems to have a peppery warming sensation awhile after drinking. Soft and lovely, with still more steeping to do.

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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Gorgeous leaf with sweet aroma of melon and hay.
Tastes of fresh cucumber, melon and a bit of grain/hay – very refreshing without any bitterness, and is delicious when cool as well.

This is a very lovely tea and I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
Thank you to Angel at teavivre for this sample, especially nice since I haven’t had a lot of white teas.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I haven’t had this in awhile and it was top of my list when I placed a recent teavivre order, and the first cup I made when my order arrived.

This is even better than I remembered! Very fragrant like clover and honey, and so flavorful with delicate, sweet pastry-like notes. Perfect and delicious!

This is one of my favorite teas and I’m happy to have it in my cupboard again.

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

Nice to hear! I bought some blindly during the BF sale and I’ve yet to try it. Sounds awesome.


Yay, I hope you like it too! :)

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This was a sample sent with my whispering pines order.

I knew this was a blend of two teas but couldn’t recall which ones when I made it. Right after the first sip, I knew there was the Ailaoshan black, but then also could detect keemun. Ah, delicious!
I might even prefer this blend to the straight ailaoshan – it has more grain and chocolate malt notes which meld with the fruitiness so beautifully.
A fancy and gentle breakfast tea, which would also be good anytime of day.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Been meaning to try this one!


It was good, and I’m glad to have had the sample as probably wouldn’t have bought it otherwise. I never think to try to blend teas I have on my own though.

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Quick rinse in boiling water and steeped 7 minutes in an 8 ounce mug.

Brewed color is coffee-like, and smells earthy with the light scent of cooked rice – very fragrant.
Tastes rich and earthy with a hint of sweetness that again would be similar to boiled rice.

Very nice, and I drank it with milk added which increased the sweet taste and added an extra smooth creaminess.
I think this would be an excellent and convenient option to take with you when not at home and craving a nice cup of pu-erh without any fuss.

Thank you to Angel at TeaVivre for sending this sample!

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Sounds so nice !


It is! I’m still sipping it actually – it’s nice with the milk as a evening treat. :)


I’m going to get some on Friday :D


Yay! I am looking forward to Friday too – so many teas I need!

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
292 tasting notes

This is a tasty blend and probably the best new thing I’ve tried from davidstea recently, although I really haven’t had a lot from them lately.

Smells custardy and sweet and tastes the same with the addition of apple. It is reminiscent of davidstea forever nuts in a way, but with creamy custard. I’m happy to have tried it and enjoyed the sample I had, even more so when I added it to half a cup of brewed black tea I was also drinking, as that just seemed to soften out the flavours and make it even more to my liking.

A tasty and sweet herbal blend, and am glad I picked up this sample to try.


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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
292 tasting notes

Autumn 2014 version

Upon opening the bag, this batch didn’t have quite the same intense initial chocolaty scent as my last batch seemed to (still noticeable but not quite as much).

Brewed taste is pretty similar though, but I would say more toasted cereal notes and less cherry than the last. Still chocolate and sweet malt, and so enjoyable.
Always a delicious favorite!

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I love this type of tea and this one is really delicious. Beautiful honey-like aroma and tastes of cocoa, sweet potato and bread-like pastry. A hint peppery and so sweet, delicate and smooth. Re-steeped well. Yum!

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Love of tea.
Black tea is probably my favorite.

I also like both raw and ripe puerh and exploring those more. I enjoy Chinese green teas once in awhile, and also some oolongs.

Enjoying finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut, caramel, bitter
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice


MB, Canada

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