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drank Yunnan Golden Buds by Samovar
328 tasting notes

I got one of those $3 samplers from Samovar. And what is frustrating about those samples are the size: they are soo tiny so only one shot to try it. In my inexperienced view, I am not sure how I feel about this compared to the raves and price.

This IS a peppery and bold yunnan. Reading other tasting notes, maybe it was Liberteas’, this tea’s third steep was sort of like a darjeeling. In fact, I would imagine if this tea were oversteeped, it could be astrigent. But I have to agree w/Ricky (even though we are well in the minority), this was sort of OK. But then what does a high quality yunnan taste like? The others I have tried have been mild and sweet…

Stephanie

It’s okay to say that a Samovar tea is okay. They all can’t be perfect! :) Maybe they forgot to put crack in this one! ;)

Jillian

LOL, I felt guilty about not being terribly thrilled with their Four Seasons Oolong after everyone had been raving about it.

Lori

True! But then I feel like my taste buds are off?! And Jillian , I think the 4 seasons was a boring /too mild of a tea for me…

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Stephanie

It’s okay to say that a Samovar tea is okay. They all can’t be perfect! :) Maybe they forgot to put crack in this one! ;)

Jillian

LOL, I felt guilty about not being terribly thrilled with their Four Seasons Oolong after everyone had been raving about it.

Lori

True! But then I feel like my taste buds are off?! And Jillian , I think the 4 seasons was a boring /too mild of a tea for me…

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Just a few months ago the only tea I drank was hot lipton tea at work, an occasional mint tea, and sweet iced tea.. Then my daughter got me some loose leaf teas for Christmas and then, my tea addiction began…..

And what better way to get lots of dessert flavors w/o the calories?

I prefer my tea with a tinge of sugar. Is that cheating? But to me , the combination of sugar and tea is like salt and cooking- both bring out the natural flavors.

My tea drinking has evolved into a set routine: a breakfast blend in the AM, some flavored blacks during the day, late afternoon or evening flavored green/white, herbal (usually spicy, chai inspired) at night.

Not into unflavored greens/whites yet. Just started appreciating unflavored blacks and am thinking that smoky teas may become my favorite…
When I am not drinking tea, I am working as an engineer, reading, watching some of the better TV shows (like Damages and Breaking Bad), practicing my yoga, cooking, gardening, and spoiling my two miniature poodles (Coco and Timmy)…

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