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drank Ruby Black Tea by Health&Tea
536 tasting notes

Stephanie threw this into our swap as a bonus! Yay! Thanks, Stephanie! I’ve had a ruby black before and at the time it tasted like artichokes to me. The minute I got a whiff of this one, I definitely got that artichoke scent again, and unsurprisingly, it tastes like artichokes too! So weird, but kinda good, actually. ;) This tea also had nice malty notes and I think a fruity note as well. Very enjoyable, especially if you like artichokes! Ha!

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drank Honey Black Tea by Health&Tea
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I first tried this tea at a friend house and it was a wonderful surprise. Usually I don’t look forward to drinking black tea but this tea is changing my perception. It is really smooth with honey tones and incredibly captivating aromas. I had to smell the tea before each sip. This tea is simply delicious.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Honey Black Tea by Health&Tea
612 tasting notes

I drank this a couple days ago, many thanks to boychik—I love that she thought to send me this given my fondness for Golden Moon’s Honey Orchid Black and honey dancongs in general. And yep, this had those delicate, lovely qualities I so enjoy in them! It was pretty late at night, alas—but I have enough for at least one more go so hopefully I will write a better note. So much tea, not enough words!

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drank Ruby Black Tea by Health&Tea
912 tasting notes

Backlog from yesterday!

I spent most of the day yesterday outdoors, cleaning out the garden beds and prepping for spring planting in a few weeks. Then in the evening it was Walking Dead and Cosmos time! I drank teas but didn’t take the time to log any.

Thanks to boychik for this sample!

Ruby blacks sure have a unique taste among black teas. My only other experience with them was from Mantra tea. This one is a little richer and more malty, with slightly less of a bright fruity taste. Very enjoyable.

Jiāng Luo

Hong Yu is my new favorite tea is it so unique and complex if you get a chance try Rishi’s is it seriously the most infusible(bar pu er) and highest quality leaf I have come across yet. I also just purchased some from eco cha which I am excited to try their version but I have about 0.5 oz of rishi’s left and I don’t want too many open packages at once.


Sweet! Thanks for the tip :)

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Due to bad head math I screwed up my normal tasting proportions, but hey, here ya go:

This is green-yellow in first hot taste. I absolutely cannot think of what food it is that it tastes like, but there is a specific one it hits pretty much exactly. I’m sipping and trying to find it in my memory. The green tones are almost a light asparagus flavor but asparagus isn’t the full thing… those yellow and somewhat golden tones round it out to something else that I just can’t name! Total brain dump.

As it cools it gets to be a darker green with a gentle, gentle bitter to the back of the tongue where it meets the throat.

The finish is sort of flat and rests mostly like a layer over the tongue.

There are zero sweet tones to this tea, but it’s also not strongly vegetal. As said, the greens and yellow are a mix that I can’t place and the green isn’t dark.

I’d not buy this again, but I do think others may like it.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 13 g 41 OZ / 1199 ML

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