164 Tasting Notes

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Delicious fruity and spicy potato with smooth malt and honey. Re-steeps beautifully. Absolutely lovely tea!

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drank Bailin Gongfu Black Tea by Teavivre
164 tasting notes

This tea is so delicious! Dark and rich flavour with malt and caramel – perfectly sweet and tasty!
I like it with a bit of cream and am going to re-steep the leaves for another cup right now.

Added: And the second cup is just as good! Maybe even more malty with raisins.

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drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
164 tasting notes

This made a nice cup of tea. Hard to describe really, but clean and earthy with slight sweet malt. Easy to drink and re-steeped well although it was a wee bit astringent as I steeped it too long, but certainly still pleasant.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Terri HarpLady

I hate when that happens… :/

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90

I love this tea. Smooth and rich with soft malty cocoa and honeyed raisins.
So delicious! I used four balls per cup which re-steeped well for three cups.

Thank you to Angel and Teavivre for these samples – I have been enjoying them and this one will certainly be on my order.

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
164 tasting notes

Dry leaf smells of fresh mown hay/clover which brewed a beautiful amber colour tea.

Tastes sweet and slightly malty with a smooth, rich flavour of honey and sweet potato.

I did a comparison with the GM from Teavivre and found theirs to be more fruity and lively in taste with a definite light smoky note (which is my first time recognizing any smokiness in a tea) as compared to h&s. The Harney & Sons seems heavier with more sweet malt. So, to me at this time, Teavivre has more fruit and smoke and H&S has more malt and honey. Both delicious and if I hadn’t done a side by side comparison probably wouldn’t have noticed a difference as it is so slight.

TastyBrew

I’m a big fan of the GM from Teavivre. I need to try this one too!

caile

Both are good! It would be funny though if they were really the same tea and any difference I noticed is simply due to my uneducated tea knowledge.

ashmanra

Both are great, but Teavivre’s is much less expensive. I keep both on hand.

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drank Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney & Sons
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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
164 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
164 tasting notes

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
164 tasting notes

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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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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