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drank Yunnan Pine Needle by Tealux
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Numi’s savory options are not nearly as good as Millie’s Savory Teas, but unlike Millie’s they are decaf which makes them a great option for a midnight snacking.
This one tastes like… broccoli! With a hint of cilantro. No surprises there. There’s also some garlic and onion swimming around in there. I find it a bit wimpy but it can be greatly improved with the addition of some garlic pepper. Overall not bad, and the convenience factor of having teabag snacks laying around make it well worth a re-purchase.

Preparation
Boiling

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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I picked up this tea by accident. I had meant to purchase the delicious Yun Nan Dian Hong Full Leaf, but somehow I purchased this one instead. Oh well. This is still quite delicious and if I hadn’t tried the full leaf version I would probably have purchased this one anyway as it ended up being a whopping $5.30 for 100g during their sale.
Overall it’s not as rich tasting or intricate as the flavors in the Full Leaf or Golden Tips, but it’s still tasty. The leaves are beautiful twisty things with a surprising amount of gold woven throughout and a sweet scent of dried fruit. The taste is sweet and cocoa-y with a lovely hint of citrus and maybe some molasses as well. I think this would be a wonderful breakfast tea. A flavorful way to start the day without being too overpowering.

Flavors: Citrus Zest, Cocoa, Molasses

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

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Can I just take a moment to say how impressed I’ve been by Tao Tea Leaf? For a company that I’d never heard of before the day I placed an order with them I’m completely surprised by how incredible their teas have been.
Earthy is how I would describe this tea. Rich and earthy. I’m kind of at a loss trying to describe what flavors I’m tasting. Sort of deep chocolate but brighter and a little nutty. Like roasted grain nutty. Quite sweet as well. Zero bitterness or astringency. I don’t know how to describe it, but I love it. Highly recommended.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Roasted Barley

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Marzipan

I need to pop mine open and start drinking.

looseTman

You definitely have a treat waiting for you!

boychik

I love this tea. Didn’t know where to log: we have 2 entries for this tea. I find it is simar to LB by Verdant. Not the same, but still similar.

yyz

Its confusing because the package says jin ping, but the store listing is Zhenghe gongfu. The tea is a zhenge gongfu produced in Jin Ping village.

cookies

Yeah, that is odd. I’ll add my review to that page too.

looseTman

yyz & boychik, Agreed – awesome!

“Didn’t know where to log: we have 2 entries for this tea.”
That because Tao Tea Leaf has marketed this tea under at least 2 different names. Can Jason merge these two entries?

looseTman

Marzipan, Please count me in next time there’s a group order for a TTL sale – Thanks!

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drank Indian Nimbu by Harney & Sons
66 tasting notes

Holy crap. This is the best smelling tea I’ve ever come across. If they made a candle in this scent I would snatch it up in a millisecond.
Once I got my nose out of the bag I stuck 1tsp in my infuser and used less-than boiling water and steeped for only 3 minutes as I’d read that others found it bitter. Sadly it doesn’t taste quite as good as it smells, but it’s still pretty yummy. It’s light with a nice bit of lemon and some creaminess. I wouldn’t have guessed there was supposed to be caramel, but it’s not bad overall. I’ll probably finish my sample, but I don’t think I would pick up a tin. Admittedly I don’t have much of a taste for Darjeeling, so grain of salt.

Flavors: Grapefruit, Lemon

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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My favorite teas are unflavored Chinese blacks (especially Yunnans) and Irish Breakfast blends, but I enjoy other blacks, greens and oolongs as well. I’m giving purer a shot and am slowly learning to appreciate the… unique flavors they offer. I also enjoy a nice flavored tea from time-to-time, but prefer one or two complementary flavors rather than chocolate covered strawberry marshmallow tiramisu oolong.

Likes: Anything roasty, toasty, smoky, or malty. As well as citrus and cream flavors.

Dislikes: Anise, coconut, mint, stevia, licorice, or artificial flavors.

I’ve decided to use a simplified rating system in order to keep things consistent.

100- The best tea I have ever tasted. Can’t live without it.

95- Wonderful teas that I drink almost daily, and will always have on hand. Probably the first teas I will recommend and serve to guests.

90- Teas I greatly enjoy and will restock often, though I may not always have them on hand.

80 – Good teas that I may purchase occasionally, or drink when I’m in the mood. Perhaps seasonal teas.

70- Enjoyable teas. I wouldn’t turn down a cup but may have to be in the mood to consider. Probably not a consistent in my cupboard.

60- I finished my cup/sample but wouldn’t purchase, and would turn down a cup if there were any other options.

50- Didn’t finish the cup. Would not drink again if offered a cup.

1- Nothing could make me try this tea again. And it has probably reduced my opinion of the entire company.

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