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drank Black Bud by TeaSource
8 tasting notes

This was one of the first teas that I have drank an entire pot of before the tea became cool. It is one of my favorite black teas. The hints of smooth caramel are apparent but not over-powering. Black Bud would be an excellent alternative to a morning breakfast blend or everyday black tea, due to its’ drinkability.

Tea source never ceases to amaze me – wonderful company and so easy to work with too. When my husband and I travel to Minneapolis, MN area (where Teasource is located), we love to stop by local coffee shops that sell tea source teas. I am yet to be disappointed.

Very pleased with this tea. I would like some right now too!

Bonnie

If you travel to Minneapolis, my favorite tea company is located there…Verdant Tea. (I believe Mandela Tea is there also). I think Verdant is sold or served at some local places but they are an online company of the highest quality. Most of what I know about tea comes from them.

Lesli

Oh, wonderful information! I am putting those names in my phone now so that I do not forget. Hopefully I can get up there soon. thanks bonnie.

Spoonvonstup

Hey- I’m ditto’ing Bonnie. (I live in the Twin Cities) Verdant has tea at several local spots, plus the Farmers’ markets in Linden Hills and Northeast. Verdant often has tastings in the warehouse district, so it’s worth checking out the mailing list or keeping an eye on facebook for future visits.

Mandala is currently located in Winona, MN (just two or three hours South along the river.. depending on how fast you drive), so it’s worth a stop if you’re ever visiting that region. Mandala is actually a whole wellness center, and the only downside is that they’re not normally open on the weekends.

They’re both busy guys, but also very welcoming, so it might be worth dropping them an e-mail if you’re ever in town, even if only to get recommendations of things to do, places to eat, etc.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had TeaSource tea. Is this one Chinese or Indian? I know the owner is really passionate about Indian teas (which I’ve unfortunately yet to fall in love with). If I find myself in the shop, I’ll keep this one in mind. Thanks for the recommendation!

Lesli

Keep the tips coming! I am so excited for my next trip to the cities. And Mandala sounds incredible.

As far as whether or not this is Chinese or Indian – I am not quite sure. I’m a sucker for simple, tasty black teas and this one does the trick for me!

Spoonvonstup

That sounds nice to me!

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Bonnie

If you travel to Minneapolis, my favorite tea company is located there…Verdant Tea. (I believe Mandela Tea is there also). I think Verdant is sold or served at some local places but they are an online company of the highest quality. Most of what I know about tea comes from them.

Lesli

Oh, wonderful information! I am putting those names in my phone now so that I do not forget. Hopefully I can get up there soon. thanks bonnie.

Spoonvonstup

Hey- I’m ditto’ing Bonnie. (I live in the Twin Cities) Verdant has tea at several local spots, plus the Farmers’ markets in Linden Hills and Northeast. Verdant often has tastings in the warehouse district, so it’s worth checking out the mailing list or keeping an eye on facebook for future visits.

Mandala is currently located in Winona, MN (just two or three hours South along the river.. depending on how fast you drive), so it’s worth a stop if you’re ever visiting that region. Mandala is actually a whole wellness center, and the only downside is that they’re not normally open on the weekends.

They’re both busy guys, but also very welcoming, so it might be worth dropping them an e-mail if you’re ever in town, even if only to get recommendations of things to do, places to eat, etc.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had TeaSource tea. Is this one Chinese or Indian? I know the owner is really passionate about Indian teas (which I’ve unfortunately yet to fall in love with). If I find myself in the shop, I’ll keep this one in mind. Thanks for the recommendation!

Lesli

Keep the tips coming! I am so excited for my next trip to the cities. And Mandala sounds incredible.

As far as whether or not this is Chinese or Indian – I am not quite sure. I’m a sucker for simple, tasty black teas and this one does the trick for me!

Spoonvonstup

That sounds nice to me!

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