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108 Tasting Notes

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drank Taurus by Nina's Paris
108 tasting notes

Once again a sample from Laurent from nina’s tea thanks again!

Opening my small sample ziplock bag i’m greeted by a strong fruity smell, couldn’t place it instantly but seems that it is strawberry!

Straberry’s are one off my favorite fruits ever, i eat kilo’s every week in summertime. So i’m very exited to try a tea that has strawberry flavor!

The rooibos pieces are looking straw like and nicely chopped, not to small not to big. I’m taking the whole sample for brewing.

The color of the brew is the typical rooibos color and smells strongly to strawberry. The smell reminds me a bit off strawberry yogurt. In my first few sips i’m 100% sure this strawberry flavor is very good. Its creamy, not overwhelming in taste… This drink is different then most flavored tea’s. I’m not sure if i would drink it daily, but its nice for every now and then if u want something new!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m drinking more and more from this tea. its just so good, its soft creamy earth like in taste… Like i said in my first note its a very good tea. Probably going to drink this a lot in the future!

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79
drank Vanilla Black Tea by Jing Tea
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i’m getting confused, i believed i did make a review on this tea before… but i guess i’m wrong or overlooking it.

Well this is a very good vanilla tea, not to strong or to soft. Ideal with a creamy cake or some dark chocolate.

I brewed this for 3 min on my first cup and for the second cup 5min, both with near boiling water. The color is a light brown, copper colored infusion that smells very sweet, the vanilla scent is clear and not artificial.

A great cup for a lazy relaxing evening!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Cancer by Nina's Paris
108 tasting notes

Received this sample from Laurent from Thé de Paris. Thanks for letting me try it out!

The sample package contains a fairly large portion off this flavored rooibos. The peaces pineapple and coconut are fairly big, at least bigger then i first expected. Flavor wise in the dry rooibos i notice the pineapple tropical smell…

Making a brew for almost 5min, the color looks a nice color brown just like the rooibos i tryed from jing. Have to say this is my very first rooibos with a other taste in it so i’m curious!

I do let my cup cool down so i can get the more subtle tastes off of my cup. The quality off the rooibos is pretty high. I’m tasting the pineapple but its pretty light in taste, more hint off pineapple then full flavor, just like with the coconut.

Overall this is a very nice refreshing drink, its different and thats a good thing!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Into my second cup now, and this tea just got even better and smoother. Its a big difference with the tuo cha’s a lot richer in taste. I’m curious how many good cup’s i’m going to get out off these leaves… And an other thing i forgot to mention in my last note is the price point off this tea. Just around 11€ for 50grams!

Preparation
0 min, 30 sec

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My very first loose leaf puerh. Have to say it smells a bit weird, earthy and something i can’t place yet. The dry leaf look a bit like black tea but u can see its older and less fresh.

Brew time say’s 15 to 30seconds and thats what i did for a first cup, 30 second brew!

Letting it cool down a bit and i’m tasting a very soft tea with strong earth note’s. No bitterness at all. Its very smooth and almost creamy in taste. This tea is 5 years younger then me, feels weird to drink something thats 23 years old! But it tastes very very good.

This loose cooked tea is better then the cooked mini tuo cha i had a while ago!

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This once was the very first loose leaf tea i tryed. Had few assam tea’s in the meantime so i ordered this one again a while ago. Its not as overwhelmingly malty then i remember but its good. The leaf’s are a nice mix off golden tips and regular black assam leaf.

For this brew i used 3min steep in boiling water and the result is a nice dark brown liquor that smells great!

Its better then the regular assam breakfast from jing, but i’m not so sure anymore if i would order it again because the breakfast one is exellent to and cheaper…

Still i’m going to enjoy this because its been a while that i drank assam tea’s!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Drinking this marvelous 1st flush today after a meal off my favorite dinner stewed porkmeat with honey and carrots and rice… This 1st flush tastes alot like the arya estate darjeeling oolong i had a while ago. It keeps up true 3 infusions while most black stop being very good with only 2. This one got in general a lot of the same tasting note’s then the oolong. But its less muscatel tinted and a bit more sweet, especially the sweet honey like after tastes is getting out, or maybe thats because i had a very sweet honey flavored main course… i love this one thats for sure!

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79
drank Rooibos (Redbush) by Jing Tea
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A few days ago i had my first rooibos experience, it was a good one!

I heard loads off good opinions and health benefits for this rooibos herb/tea from South Africa but i didn’t mind trying it out until now. The dry rooibos looks like very tiny shaved pieces off wood and smells a bit like tabacco. I’m using a pretty large teaspoon for my first few brews and i’m going with a 3min mark for my first cup.

The color off the brew turns out to be a deep golden brown liquor and smells very malty. When i’m tasting this i’m noticing very different taste’s in my mouth. Its soft and strong at the same time. Malty, but not like a black tea… it reminds me off assam but different…

My second cup is almost equal in quality but i steeped it for almost 10min and it didn’t go bitter at all!

Overall i’m finding this a good herbal tea to drink when i’m not in the mooth for a caffeine ritch drink.

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Lemon Verbena by Jing Tea
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Not a tea to review in the real ‘tea’ like way but a herbal for a change. Lemon Verbena, my 50gram ziplock bag from jingtea is almost about to explode when u see the package standing between the other tea… i’m guessing these leaves are just so light that u need a so many off them. Anyhow when opening the pack i’m greeted by a great lemonade like smell. The name Lemon in lemon verbena is there for a reason!

The dry leaf is very light and breakable like i tought it would be, so i’m taking alot off them to infuse in my teapot. Brewing these for 3min with boiling water gives a very fresh smelling and mint like in color brew. According to the website your able to do one infusion from these leaf’s, well i did a second one and brewed it double the time off my first infusion and it came out almost just as good in taste!

Speaking off taste, when its cooled down enough it tastes very lemon like with a smooth aftertaste in the mouth, very refreshing in this hot weather!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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