240 Tasting Notes

drank Osmanthus Oolong by Tea Ave
240 tasting notes

Gorgeous leaf with light reddish-amber crumbles which must be the osmanthus flowers. Fragrant as well as visually pretty.

Brews a clear, pale yellow color. Lovely candy-like and floral aroma. Tastes sweet, creamy and custard-like, and very delicious!. Brewed leaves four times with abundant flavor in each.

Thank you Tea Ave for your generosity in sending this beautiful tea to try!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Mike

This one sounds really good, based on the description! What did you think of it?

caile

I love it! Hadn’t got around to writing a review yet but will add one. :)

Mike

Awesome, I look forward to it! I’m sure I’ll buy it eventually. :)

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Sweet and lightly nutty with notes of floral hay and melon. A lovely freshly dried hay- like aroma. Delicate and very enjoyable! Delicious re-steeps.
Thank you to Angel at teavivre for sending this for me to try!!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Cavalla by Crio Bru
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I haven’t had a cup of cocoa in ages; when I was a child, my mom used to make it once in awhile as a treat and although I have drank it as an adult, it has been some time.

This ground cocoa is really fantastic and much more delicious and satisfying than the regular powdered cocoa I have had before – so much chocolate in both smell and taste!! I added a small amount of sugar and milk to my brewed cup and it really was perfectly delicious. I’d say that I can detect subtle coconut but not so much cinnamon.

I brewed 2-3 heaping teaspoons in about 6 ounces boiling water in a brew basket for probably around 15 minutes. Later on I used the grounds again with leftover tea leaves from the morning and it was even more delicious – super chocolate tea!! Very happy with this yummy comforting treat!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

this sounds sooo yummy! and adding the grounds to leftover tea leaves is genius! :D

caile

It was really good! :)
Also, I noticed later that the instruction sheet that came with the cocoa gave examples of re-using the grounds in smoothies, baking, compost(that isn’t pet accessible) and exfoliator for hands.

OMGsrsly

Mmm, I love Crio Bru! My bag doesn’t have those ideas though. Just… put the grounds in a smoothie? I need to try that.

caile

It was on an instruction sheet that came with the order, and listed the examples to show how ‘eco green’ the product is. :)
This is part of what it said – “One of the best ways for you to join Crio in going green is to reuse the used Crio Bru grounds, such as: adding 1-2 tablespoons to a smoothie or protein shake” – I bet it would be yum!

OMGsrsly

Ohh, cool! I bought mine at a local grocer. :) I’ll have to try that. I make a nut-butter-banana smoothie this would be great in.

caile

I bought the sample pack online, which was a good deal especially being able to order in Canada. I am going to keep an eye out for it whenever I go shopping again though.
And that sounds like it would be excellent in your smoothie! I should try and use it in smoothies too – what do you put in your nut butter banana one – sounds healthy and delicious! :)

OMGsrsly

1/2 frozen banana, 1 tbsp whatever nut butter you like, pinch of salt (if unsalted nuts), dash vanilla, 1-ish cup milky stuff of choice, and sometimes chocolate chips. :D

caile

Ahh, sounds good! I’m going to make this for sure! I seem to only make plain fruit smoothies and never think to change it up – the Crio grounds will be a perfect addition I think.

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Compared to teavivre’s golden tipped version, the dry leaf of this is larger and darker with a bit of gold. Scent is slightly less fragrant but still lovely.
Brews a darker cup and tastes more of chocolate and less potato, so perhaps a wee bit less delicate in taste as compared to the golden tip. Very delicious!!
I am glad I bought this and have gone through my bag quickly. I will certainly restock.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I love both verdants laoshan green and laoshan genmaicha, so was pretty sure I’d like this one too. And I do!
It is smooth, buttery and nutty, and everything blends perfectly together for a beautiful and fancy genmaicha type tea.
And, the leaf is visually lovely as well – simply gorgeous!

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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!

Preparation
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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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black unflavored, which I often drink with a small dash of milk but sometimes just clear.

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

I also enjoy Chinese green teas, and am currently exploring some pu-erh as well.

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

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