860 Tasting Notes

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Thank you Ellyn! This tea has sparkles in it… I love sparkly teas :] The aroma is very sweet and earthy. The flavor is extremely tasty! I love the mixture of fruity sweetness and the earthiness of the pu-erh. Such a lovely tea :] Thank you again!

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100

Still one of my favorite teas. It’s sweet and has nice earthy notes to it :]

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95
drank Rose Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
860 tasting notes

I’m still surprised that I’m the only one who has logged this matcha. The aroma of it is beautiful. The flavor is lighter than I remember but that’s ok with me. Oh, how I love rose flavored things :]

Dinosara

I (and I think also Alphakitty) have this flavor with the white tea base… It’s quite lovely!

KallieBoo!

It sounds lovely :] I have never tried any of the other bases.

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100
drank Top Leaf by Mellow Monk
860 tasting notes

Thank you for the lovely sample Alphakitty! The leaves have a beautiful deep green color. The aroma is slightly vegetal and sweet with hints of butter. It’s sweet and has a bit of a buttery\vegetal taste to it. I want to say that there is a bit of a light(and I mean LIGHT) citrus flavor in the background. I reeeaalllllyyy enjoyed this tea. It’s been a minute or two since I’ve had a nice green :]
Thanks again!

Kittenna

A minute or two? :P

KallieBoo!

Yeah… It was a really long minute though :]

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67

I received this in a swap with Ellyn! The aroma of the dry leaf is quite unique. After I read Ellyn’s review on this tea I was kind of afraid to try it becuase…. you know.. pickles…
The flavor is interesting. I can definitely taste the lychee and the only way I can recognize the bamboo flavor is because I have tried just plain bamboo tea. The lemon and tangerine flavor really stick out. Everything just blends in an odd way. This is a very exotic tea and I think it’s ok. Not the best, not the worst. I think it would be pretty good iced. Thanks again Ellyn!

Alphakitty

Oh, bamboo and lychee? That sounds interesting!

KallieBoo!

Definitely an interesting one. I’m just happy I didn’t get pickles out of it :\ I dislike pickles…

Alphakitty

I had a tea that reminded me of pickles once, though I can’t remember what it was. It was… weird, to say the least.

Ellyn

I’m glad you didn’t get pickles! I was so weirded out by that..but everyone is different! Enjoy!

Ellyn

I figured someone else might enjoy it! :)

KallieBoo!

I could see how you could get pickles out of it. There is that odd flavor to it.

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92

Lately I have had no time for loose leaf :( I’m living off bagged tea…. But I’m sipping on a hot cup of this deliciousness on my way to the gym. I needed a bit of a lift so hopefully this’ll do. The aroma is very tart and fruity. The flavor reminds me of pixie stix. Not bad for a bagged tea. Not to mentioned the bag has been in the water well over 10 minutes now and it just keeps getting better. I’m impressed.

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89

Thank you Lariel for some samples of this! I enjoyed this while on vacation because it was easier to carry(it was bagged) to breakfast thank loose. I was excited to get this because I LOVE anything lemon\lime. When I started steeping it I got kind of a kitchen cleaner smell aroma out of it. But as it cooled the aroma was more pleasant. The flavor was very nice. It was mellow but still had a nice citrusy taste to it. I really enjoyed it! Thanks again!

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drank Pu-Er Tea by TenFu's Tea
860 tasting notes

I bought this at the Southeast Market about a year ago. I bought it when I was first getting into pu-erh and to be honest… this tea kind of scared me away from pu-erhs because of the fishy smell it has. I’ve only had it one other time but I thought I’d give it another shot since I found that pu-erh is actually pretty tasty :]
It’s very mellow. It’s earthy and sweet. It has a bit of a floral-ish note. It is actually pretty satisfying for super cheap pu-erh.

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87

Haven’t had this in a while so I thought I’d make a pot. Still as delicious as before. I only wish there was a tad more chocolate flavors in it.

Ze_Teamaker

Cocoa Nibs maybe? Those always add a nice chocolaty flavor.

KallieBoo!

Oo that’s a good idea. I’ll add that next time I order it. Hopefully it’ll boost it a bit.

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97

Had a nice pot of this in memory of little Sox. The aroma is very sweet and the flavor is relaxing. I love the vanilla almond flavor to this.

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I love camping, longboarding, listening to and making music, hiking, yoga, cooking, the color blue, The Beatles, and of course the wonderful world of tea!
My journey with tea started about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve learned a lot and that my favorites include oolongs, pu-erhs, and silver needle. I love a good dessert tea but I have found recently that I’m craving pure teas more and more! I look forward to learning a lot more from my fellow Steepsters :]

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