38 Tasting Notes

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drank Almond Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
38 tasting notes

This is my very first time making matcha. I couldn’t pass up the deal Red Leaf had on Black Friday. Sure, I don’t have all the fancy tools for proper matcha. I made do with a mug, strainer & little wire whisk. It turned out excellent!

When I first opened the gold pouch a really strong smell of almond hit me. At this point I was glad I started with the basic. I was afraid this was going to be super overpowering. It wasn’t an overpowering almond taste at all. It was pretty subtle. I could really taste the vegetal notes of this, which is ok by me. I’m so glad I ordered this!

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96

This tea is so pretty. It’s got rose petals in it. It smells divine. After smelling it in my local tea shop I knew I had to purchase it. It’s both sweet and tart. I’m really into this.

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96

This is really super tasty tea. It’s got bits of popcorn in it. I’m pretty new to this type of tea. I guess I wasn’t expecting popcorn being an ingredient. I’m really enjoying this. It’s got a real toasty/roasty quality to it. Really enjoying this!

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100
drank Guayusa (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this as a sample from David’s Tea. This probably sounds bad, but this tastes like cooked cabbage to me. I really love this. I’m fond if vegetal like teas and this is no exception. I will certainly be ordering this!

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100

Cantaloupe is my favorite fruit. So I had huge expectations for this tea. Let me just say, it did nit disappoint. The dry tea smelled exactly like cantaloupe. I was hoping this would taste strongly if melon & not just a hint of it. This is delicious. It’s got a terrific flavor. The creaminess is amazing. This will be forever in my permanent stash. Stacy, this is perfection!

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89

I took a gamble when I ordered this tea. I like maple syrup. I despise maple flavored cookies, candy, ice cream, etc. I was surprised how much I liked this. It actually tastes like maple syrup, & not artificial at all. The thing that impressed me the most is the lingering maple flavor. Very good!

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94

This is hands down my favorite oolong that I’ve tried from Butiki so far. My only regret is that it’s a sample. Will definitely be ordering this. I can definitely smell the orchid right away as it steeps. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this as I’m not a huge fan of floral teas. But the orchid is a lovely scent & isn’t over powering. I literally can’t stop sniffing this tea as it steeps! It’s got such a great creaminess to it. Really enjoying this one!

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74

This tea smells delightful. While it steeped it smelled like freshly baked cookies. The flavor is good. It’s not as robust as I had imagined it to be from smelling the dry leaves. This is a great afternoon tea. It’s sweet, but not overpoweringly so. If the flavor was just a little bit stronger, this would be a home run to me.

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93
drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
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I’m having a blast trying the different oolongs that I ordered from Butiki. This is good stuff. It’s complex. Lots of flavors going on here. I definitely get the burnt toast flavor, which I love. I also taste a nutty flavor. Really good stuff!

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78

I’ve never tried an aged oolong before. When I first opened the bag I was surprised at how dark the leaves are. They’re almost black. It had an unidentifiable smell. It didn’t smell particularly good or bad. I’m very sorry to say that I didnt enjoy this tea. I just didn’t care for the taste. I mean no disrespect to Butiki Teas. Maybe I don’t like aged oolongs? I think I’ll see if somebody that would appreciate this tea would be interested in a swap.

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I really enjoy oolongs, especially milk oolongs. I do enjoy flavored blacks, but I feel like I’m ready to venture more into the pure tea territory. I’m clueless as to where to start with pu’s and shu’s, but am eager to learn.

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