198 Tasting Notes

drank Blue Mountain Twirl by DAVIDsTEA
198 tasting notes

I picked up a bit of this to try when passing by the store the other day, as noticed that it was from India and I have not had a green tea from there before.

Dry scent is mild and a bit grassy.

Brews a clear strong yellow color.

Brewed scent is unusually floral and wine-like.

Taste is also floral and fruity like some sort of white wine without the alcohol. Very different from other green teas I have had, and there is not much in the way of vegetal or savory notes that I can detect. This somehow seems like it should be a black tea in a way, or a cross between black and green.

It is interesting and different, and definitely unlike anything I have had before, but also not a tea I would prefer… Chinese greens are my preference.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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So, I had a teaspoon or so left in my tin and decided to have it tonight as my pre-order of the new batch should be arriving the end of the week I hope…it seems to be taking awhile.

I got distracted and left the cup brewing probably over 20 minutes. (This tea is great for those times as it never seems to get bitter when over-brewed). Anyway, I put it in the microwave for 10 seconds to heat up and added a good dash of milk. And it tastes amazing!! Just like black forest cake with cherries and chocolate and whipped cream – so sweet and good!!

Now, I hope my order gets here quickly so I can have more. :)

carol who

Yummmmm!

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This is a very lovely fragrant tea.

It reminds me of the Taiwanese teas I have had, with the interesting fruity and unusual spice notes that I can never describe. This one tastes more toasty though and is lighter in the fruitiness – quite delicious.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
198 tasting notes

The bag I had of this disappeared so quickly it seems.

Delicately malty with light fruity and potato notes.

I love this tea anytime – a delicious treat that I always want in my cupboard!

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Oh my… with milk added to the cup, this tastes exactly like chocolate malted milk candy.

Smooth, rich and creamy and velvety – so good!

A super delicious vanilla tea!!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaTiff

Ha, I never thought to add milk to this one.

caile

hehe, I love milk in black tea so usually will add it. Really good in this!

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The dry leaf is so cute to look at and scoop out of the package.

Tastes of sweet potato, malt, cocoa and some spice – delicious and smooth.

Very nice!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Interesting – This immediately reminded of old books.
Dark brew. Tastes smooth and rich with spices, wood and leather.

My favorite dark pu’er sample so far.
Rinse/rest/rinse/approx:10/15/20/30s..

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
boychik

This one is my kind of shou – sweet thick leather stonefruit. Yum! Glad you liked it!

caile

Yes, it sort of surprised me. And I liked the subtle ‘old book’ scent somehow. :)

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My first whispering pines order arrived just when I needed it most it seems, and I was so happy to come home to find the box at my door after a long day at the hospital.

This is what I brewed to sit and relax with, as I knew I would love it. And I was right.

Cocoa, malt, toasty bread, and a bit of spice and fruitiness. So perfectly sweet and delicious!!

Second steep just as tasty and has more spicy fruit and potato notes. Yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
boychik

I had it too today. The new version. It is delicious . Period,

caile

It is! This would be the new version also I think – I never had the old one but am happy I have this now.

TeaTiff

I am glad to see a review of the new version.

caile

It is really good, and I’m sure you’ll love it. :)

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drank Black Beauty by Mandala Tea
198 tasting notes

Drinking a couple cups of this tea this morning.
Lovely floral brewed fragrance. Tastes sweet and earthy like a keemun with a spicy, mouthwatering fruitiness. Satisfying and tasty!

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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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