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122 Tasting Notes

drank Magicienne by Nina's Paris
122 tasting notes

Light pineapple aroma with a fruity taste, and a hint of coconut as the cup cools. A sweet, lightly fruity cup of tea which I enjoyed trying.
Thank you to Laurent at Nina’s Paris for the sample.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Stephanie

I love this one :)

caile

I also imagine it would be a nice one to have iced in summer.

Stephanie

YES. I’ve been cold brewing it lately, myself

caile

Thanks! That’s good to know :)

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
122 tasting notes

Tasty, sweet caramel and vanilla with a nutty, toasty flavor. A sweet black tea blend which re-steeped well, and I enjoyed trying this.
Thank you Laurent at Nina’s Paris for the sample.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

Oh Japon! You so great :)

caile

:) I had read so much about this so was glad to finally try a cup!

VariaTEA

I am glad you enjoyed it. It is always so sad when you read such positive things about a tea, get excited, and then end up not really enjoying it when you finally get a taste.

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Review for lot 267.

Large beautiful twisty leaves which brew up a fragrant cup of tea.

Smooth, gentle and fruity. A bit like bread with jam. Very tasty!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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So far, all the Taiwanese teas I have tried seem to have that distinctive spice note both in taste and aroma. I’m not really sure what it is, but it is very unique, aromatic and flavourful.

This is fragrant, fruity and spicy, but also smooth and creamy with notes of honey, and somehow savory as well. Seems bolder and more full bodied in a way, than the TTC golden dragon tippy black tea I had earlier, but both are similar to me. Delicious!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Large curled leaves with a slight golden hue.
Brewed aroma is fruity like apricots and raisins, and has a spice note I first encountered in butiki’s taiwanese wild mountain black, also which carries over into taste.
Very flavorful of spice, fruits and honey. It is very much reminiscent of pumpkin pie, as TastyBrew noted in her review, and so delicious and smooth, especially with added cream. Yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Oolong is not my favorite type of tea any longer. I’m not sure why. Ironically, I only drank this type of tea for a couple years and then stopped, and now there is something that just doesn’t appeal to me – that oolong fragrance perhaps. Anyway, once in awhile I try one, and since Verdant sends the occasional oolong sample in my orders, decided to try this today.

Fragrance is slightly floral and savory. Taste is sweet, creamy and slightly vegetal/seaweedy. And probably also a lot of complexity that I am not good at describing.

A really nice tea, and I’m glad to have tried it. Not my favorite tea type though, so wouldn’t keep it around simply for that reason.

Sil

BOOOOO-long! just like blerg-amot ;)

caile

lol
Every time I see bergamot written it always looks like blergamot to me now.

Sil

:D I’m changing the interwebs one word at a time..

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drank Yunnan White Jasmine by Verdant Tea
122 tasting notes

Finished off the last of this. White teas are not my favorite, but this was lovely, and I did enjoy drinking it.
Very fragrant, and a clean, crisp taste, with a bit of sweet spiciness. Re-steeps lovely.

Not one I’d keep in stock simply because its not something I tend to reach for.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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I haven’t had this in awhile, and am pleasantly surprised by how nice it is. Mildly fragrant, and tastes of malt, honey and a bit of raisins. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This is the first darjeeling tea I can recall having had in loose leaf, and was a sample pack I’ve had for awhile but hadn’t got around to trying.

Brewed leaf aroma is beautiful, and so fragrant of raisins and stewed apricots in honey. The actual tea in the cup aroma is much lighter, and more floral and earthy. Taste is floral honey, and a bit creamy and earthy/woody. Fresh, light and tasty, but quite different from the teas I usually drink, which tend to be bolder I guess.

A lovely light cup of tea which I enjoyed drinking. I wouldn’t keep this in my cupboard as there are other teas I enjoy more, but wouldn’t turn down a cup if offered.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Reviewing autumn 2013 harvest.
This is a really tasty green tea – sweet and a bit savory and toasty without any bitterness.

I’ve had the summer version of this as well, and if I can recall correctly, this autumn version somehow seems heavier and darker green in flavour as compared to the summer one.

I have a bit more of this on order, and will also look forward to trying the summer harvest again once that arrives.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black, both plain and some flavoured. I mostly drink teas clear or will have certain ones with a small dash of milk or cream.

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

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

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