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My friend gave me a sample of this. Unfortunately Tsaa doesn’t have any descriptions available. Bah!
She didn’t like the menthol aspect, but hey I do! Actually, this is the first white tea I’ve enjoyed in awhile. It has a nice base, I think its the depth that appeals to me, like a super rich silver needle with some malt on the side. Noms. Thanks K!!

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This is a green tea mixed with brown rice grains that have been roasted, some to the point that the kernels have popped.

Once steeped, it develops a light roasted aroma, combined with the fragrance of green tea.

What I found outstanding about the tea was its balance of green tea vs. roasted rice flavours. They were balanced well, without one overpowering the other (as is the case in cheaper supermarket blends). I also found with my 1 min 15 sec steep time (approx.) it extracted the flavour well without much astringency.

Overall, a pleasantly light tea.

Flavors: Green, Rice, Roasted, Salty, Vegetal

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 1 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Kukicha by Tsaa Tea Shop
1413 tasting notes

I bought this the other day at our board meeting. Oh man it is so tasty. Warm and nutty. Macadamia? Otherwise very similar in profile to a Sencha, but less harsh and cutting. There is also a hint of butter. This is definitely a comfort tea. Now, I only grabbed 25g, since it was pretty expensive, but yeah, that was very much worth it!
Also, I am getting a rather pleasant buzz. There must be a decent amount of theanine in here hehe. Another few cups and I’d be tea high :D

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Nuts

TeaBrat

I also dig the theanine buzz and this sounds lovely!

Indigobloom

Right?! Much better than alcohol haha.
Sadly, the second steep didn’t hold up as well.

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drank Mangalam Assam by Tsaa Tea Shop
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You know whats depressing? I have a cupboard of tea, and almost none of my fave, good ol Assam. My supply is scarily low. So I’ve been scrounging for scraps. Of course, this is part of my sipdown plan… I really want to tidy things up, reduce my samples/stray bits of tea etc. That means I’ve been making a lot of Franken-teas. Homemade blends cobbled together from whatever I think would pair well.
So I had a bit of this left, and decided to add some Darjeeling (Jungpana I think) and Yu Lu.
Overall, it made for a nice brew. Not bad for a last hurrah of my new fave, even if it was just a sample. Of course, I’ll be picking up more first chance I get… which knowing me will be at the Tea Festival. 26 days left. Eeeeeee!!

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drank Mangalam Assam by Tsaa Tea Shop
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Noms!!
My friend K was kind enough to give me a few cups of this tea. I’m in heaven

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drank Mangalam Assam by Tsaa Tea Shop
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Naooooooooo! I wrote a note, and a good one! Aghhhhhh. I don’t know what happened. I was typing and then all of a sudden I was on the previous screen. But my fingers were nowhere near the tab or F5/6 etc buttons. GAH! way to ruin my vibe Steepster. I was on SUCH a role.
Anyhow, I am in love with this tea. At first I was not feeling it without any milk, but after correcting that, I started swooning immediately.
My first impression was honey, or maybe burnt honey…. which led me to think of molasses. And then it was cocoa. But roasted cocoa, the dark kind with just a bit of milk in it. Very decadent!! It’s almost like a hybrid between hot chocolate and tea.
I feel like I’ve indulged in a special(the tooth rot kind) treat, only I added just half a teaspoon of sugar and two splashes of milk!
I need to get me some more. Thank you for the sample Tsaa!!!

Cameron B.

That dastardly backspace… :(

Indigobloom

I wondered about that, but no the backspace is on the other side of my keyboard. Almost two inches from where my pinky was. I’ll figure it out one day heh

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Tasted like medicine. Yuk!

Flavors: Medicinal

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