459 Tasting Notes

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This was actually half Belgium chocolate and half cheesecake matcha mixed together for a cold latte. It’s a very nice combination. I had this for my morning drive into the office tea. It’s also the first time I’ve had milk in a long time, and wow, was it GOOD. I highly recommend it.

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TTBCr2
This tea is a green tea that is supposed to be similar to a white. I didn’t quite get that from this tea. I thought it was definitely a green tea, although a lighter one. I didn’t get any of the subtle complexities that I normally look for in a white tea. That does’t mean this is a bad tea; it’s a very delicious tea. It is more subtle that most greens, but it has a very mild vegetable flavor, less prominent than most. I enjoyed it, for sure. I don’t know that I would order it, but it someone offered me some, I would definitely take them up on it.

I took the end of what was in the box, so it wasn’t quite a full serving for my mug, but I actually think it wasn’t significantly underleafed for the amount of water. It was actually a pretty good amount. I even got two solid infusions from it, and I’m going to try to steep it again.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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I am actually disappointed by this tea, mostly because I had such a great floral white from Teavivre yesterday (Jasmine Silver Needle White.)

This one is just a lot lot lot more rose than I was expecting it to be. I couldn’t taste the white at all. While I could see the chamomile, I didn’t taste it as much as I had hoped, either, but at least I could taste that. This wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what I expected.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 15 OZ / 443 ML

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I got this one as a sample in my Teavivre order. I wish I’d ordered a bunch of it.

I love white tea. I love jasmine tea. This is why I asked for a sample of it. It is even better than my expectations. I am in love.

I love the way silver needle white looks when it’s just dry leaves. So pretty. I love the color. I love the way the leaves look almost furry. They look so soft. I want to pet them, but I always resist the temptations. The dry leaves had such a strong jasmine scent that I was a little worried about what the tea would taste like.

I should not have worried. This is a perfect balance of the jasmine and white tea. Sweet, slightly floral, but not overwhelmingly so. The liquor caressed my tongue like the best whites do. I don’t know why, as that just sounds funny, but that’s how I feel about whites. They have a mouth feel that I have never gotten with other teas.

Resteeped, it was still really good.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 g 15 OZ / 443 ML
TheTeaFairy

Teavivre is now the only supplier I buy Jasmine tea from…I just can’t find anyone else that does Jasmine teas as good as they do, perfect balance.

Cheri

I love a very Jasmine tea, but I Loved how balanced this one was. It will definitely be in my next order.

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drank Milk Oolong by thepuriTea
459 tasting notes

TTBCr2

This is the first milk oolong I’ve had, and I quite like it, even though I’m guessing it’s pretty old. Too bad it’s no longer available, or I’d be getting some of this. I like it that much.

Can anyone recommend something similar?

This is quite green but creamy. It does almost taste as if it has milk in it. It’s got a really nice vegetable flavor and aroma. And I really like the aftertaste, too.

I’ve gotten two infusions from it (western style!) and I’m going to try for a third.

First day back at work after being sick for most of a week and then gone on vacation, so not really time to write more.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
TheTeaFairy

Cheri, I’ve never had this particular MO, but have had tons of other milk oolong and so far, my favourite is from Mandala. I also like Teavivre’s a lot, but Mandala is in a class of their own IMO. My dear European friend Ysaurella swears by Theodor’s MO. I suggest you try some milk scented and non scented to figure out if you like the bold buttery creamy taste or prefer a more floral vegetal sweet natural taste.

Cheri

Thanks! I’ll have to get some samples from places….or find someone who is selling from their stash.

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drank Rooibos Kalahari by Tea Affair
459 tasting notes

TTBCr2
I thought this one sounded and smelled super amazing when I found it in the Traveling Tea Box C. It smells very lemon-limey, which really excited me. I steeped this one for about 2:45, but I probably should have steeped this one for longer. I don’t think it tastes citrusy enough for me. It is pretty nice, though. I’m not going to keep what’s left and I’ll send this one back out for someone else to finish.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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drank Vanilla Bean Green by Vida pour Tea
459 tasting notes

I’m visiting my sister in North Carolina for her thesis performance (she is getting her MFA in directing) and she took me to her favorite bookstore for her favorite tea.

I really liked it. It’s nice and green with great vanilla notes.

I liked it so much I bought myself some to bring home and some for my poor grad student sister.

My husband (I left him at home) still probably freak when he realizes I bought more tea.

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drank Formosa Oolong by Simple Loose Leaf
459 tasting notes

This is the first Oolong I have ever tried. I like it. It’s slightly sweet, almost creamy, all on its own. Slighty earthy, but not really. I will have to try another mug of this. Right now, I have a cat laying on my arms and it’s a little difficult to type.

sherapop

How lovely: a cat in your arms! A perfect day! ;-)

Cheri

She’s normally a lot better about where she lays so we can internet together, but this morning, she was a little too eager and was laying such that typing was more challenging.

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Interesting. Not as Limey as I would have hoped, but it’s definitely nice and creamy. I enjoy a good, creamy tea. AS it cools, I get more of the lemon, but not the lime. Ah well. It’s creamy and fairly sweet, kind of a creamy lemon taste. I like it.

This was all I had of this tea. If I got my hands on more, I would definitely drink it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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I highly recommend this one as a cold steep. After just a few hours in cold water in the fridge, I’m in heaven. Lemony, spearminty (my favorite kind of mint), just enough floral to be floral, but not over the top in any way. Oh, this is good. Easy. Tasty! I’m raising my rating on this one because I like it cold steeped soooo much.

Preparation
Iced

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Still relatively new to drinking teas, or so I feel, even though I’ve been at it for several months now.

I’m drinking more and more of different varieties of tea.

It’s been a few months that I’ve been on here. I’ve expanded from greens and flavored teas to now I’m all about the oolongs and some unflavored blacks. I’m mostly drinking unflavored teas now, but there are a few of those flavored ones that have a special place in my heart.

Pu-erh is also something I’ve recently found that I enjoy.

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