159 Tasting Notes

drank Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney & Sons
159 tasting notes

This was a teabag sample that came with a Harney & Sons order.
It tastes just like the red cinnamon heart valentine candies and is quite sweet. I actually like the taste of cinnamon but more of the softer side of it – not the robust candy like cinnamon. I wouldn’t have this again but can see how people fond of strong cinnamon flavour would enjoy it.

ashmanra

I have to cut it half and half with straight black tea. It is SPICY!

caile

That’s a good idea for mellowing it out! I don’t really care for that cinnamon candy taste so its good I only had one bag, although I am glad to have tried it.

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drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
159 tasting notes

Dry leaf smells of clean dry hay.
Brewed aroma is fragrant and sweet with light fruity potato and malt.

Tastes smooth and sweet with fruity sweet potato and mild malt.
This is a very tasty and mildly sweet tea; it is mouthwatering and refreshing and somehow sparkling without any bitterness.

I did 3 steeps and could likely do more. I do want to compare it to the H&S’s golden monkey that I have, but Teavivre’s is really delicious.

Thank you Angel and Teavivre for the generous samples!

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I purchased 25 grams of this to try out and found it to be quite a tasty treat.
It tastes of sweet pumpkin pie and spice to me and reminds me of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. I find it fragrant and sweet, and the spice blend has a creamy softness to it which is delicious.
I’d buy a bit more to have again.

mewakeling

I love my Pumpkin Chai!! I adore how the heaviness off the cinnamon and the cloves is offset by the sweetness of the squash!

caile

Yes, it’s perfect for autumn – yum! I want to make it as a latte next.

Nightshifter

I love this one, too. :)

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drank Bailin Gongfu Black Tea by Teavivre
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I actually meant to brew a different tea but realized I made this instead. No matter as this is so good!
Rich, malty and bold on the first cup – dark rye bread and so sweet with buckwheat honey.
Delicious and so flavourful even after my cup has cooled completely!

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This herbal blend is so pretty in dry leaf form with all the roses and jasmine flowers – sort of like potpourri.

It tastes of liquid apple pie and soft sweet cinnamon with a slight floral aroma.

This is a tasty and comforting – nice to have once in awhile as a late night herbal drink.

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Bright, clean and crisp sweet potato and sweet citrus; little malt. The wet leaves are the most beautiful I have ever seen! Glowing golden honey!

I like this tea plain (no milk as I sometimes have).

Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this lovely sample.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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I think the flavor on this tea could depend on what ingredients land on the spoon when steeping.
I brought this to work the past two days and the first day it was watery chocolate and not so great, but yesterday it turned out so much better – delicious chocolate and mint, and more like the first time I had it. I don’t think the difference was due to the measurement or steep time but it’s possible – and I did drink the watery tasting cup regardless.

I had thought I wouldn’t have this again after the watery chocolate experience but after having a good cup (and it re-steeped well also), I would have it on occasion for something different and easy to have at work.

mewakeling

I love Read My Lips, but I have totally had it go watery on me too on occasion. It is really too bad, because, when not watery, it is a phenomenal tea!

caile

I find that chocolate flavored teas can tend to do this sometimes.

Cavocorax

Hmm. I should overleaf this one and see how that goes!

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Dry leaf smells of fresh sweet hay – so comforting somehow.

Brewed, the first sip is a bit brisk but smooths as the cup cools. Flavour is bright with earthy sweet potato, and then a lingering orange citrus aftertaste which develops more as the tea cools.

Second and third steeps do not have the astringency of the initial cup and tastes even more of orange and sweet potato.

That bit of briskness is leaving a dryness in my mouth and throat- although it could just be due to how I feel today.

This is a very good, flavourful and tasty tea, and I will try it again another day when the bright citrus note won’t bother me so much.

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drank Bailin Gongfu Black Tea by Teavivre
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Brewed this again last evening. Very fragrant and delicious – tastes mildly malty with bread and honey. This is naturally sweet and seems to get even sweeter with each re-steep; the fragrance is pure dark honey. So good with a bit of milk as well.

And, my husband who always says he doesn’t really like tea, had a cup, said it was pretty good and even had a second cup when I offered. Nice!

Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample.

Nightshifter

I haven’t opened this one yet, but now I can’t wait to try it!

Bonnie

It’s good…bready and grainy.

caile

I’m trying to decide which ones I like best of the samples I received but it is difficult – they’ve all been good so far.

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My second sample to try from Angel at Teavivre.

Dry leaf smells of dried cherries or raisins.
It seemed to brew up darker in color than the Bailin Gongfu sample from yesterday with same amount of leaf and brew time even though this one recommends more leaf, but maybe I am not remembering correctly.

Once brewed there is the aroma of yeasty bread but the taste is light. There is a sweet potato flavor with a touch of lemon. Sweet malt lingering aftertaste.

Re-steeped for two minutes for an even better cup – smooth, mellow and balanced. Having this cup with cream – delicious!!

Nightshifter

I wish I had ordered this! I will have to add it to the shopping list.

caile

hehe – my shopping list slowly keeps getting bigger.

Nightshifter

Same here! :)

JustJames

you do know this is a tea enabler website, right? we just encourage one another to go on flagrant tea spending sprees!!! lol

caile

lol And I was hoping to find a couple favorite teas…I think there are going to be many more than just a few!

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black, both straight and some flavoured. I mostly drink black teas with a small dash of milk or cream but sometimes just clear.

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

Recently I discovered that I enjoy green teas so am exploring those a bit also.

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

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