235 Tasting Notes

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I had this tea this morning to wake me up. I had little sleep and a presentation. Blarg.

After sitting in my mug for a few hours, I finally found some time to drink it!
Delicious. This reminded me of avocado today. A lot. As in I stopped listening for a minute to a presentation to admire the avocado ‘texture’ and flavour I was getting.
It also gave me a really nice happy feeling… I definitely felt a little more awake then I did before I drank it. It wasn’t a coffee type awake though, more of a body energy.
Amazing.
More steeps to go :)

Now hopefully I get over my caffeine withdrawals soon so this headache goes away. I knew I shouldn’t be drinking that much coffee.

Edit: onto steep number 3 with this tea. It’s now transformed into holy basil and some citrus, though mild citrus that works in synergy with the basil notes. Delightful

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91

Thank you Angel for this sample! So generous!

This tea reminds me of sweetened condensed milk mixed with caramel.
Has some floral but definitely not too strong.

I also get some browned butter… it’s really nice. The roasting was really well done on this.

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98

This tea is so delicious.
I’m steeping some up at work and all I can think of is caramel brownies with some TGY creaminess/florals (Currently on steep number two). There is a definite BRR stone texture to this tea.

Crazy business. It’s a taste mixture of a spring TGY oolong, roasted Wuyi, and Laoshan black.

It will be a sad day when I have my final packet of this.

Edit I did not read the description of this tea until after I posted the note. Crazy… it really is a hybrid of all three teas essentially. I’m impressed with my tongue at the moment haha

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76

I had this tea tonight so I didn’t have any more caffeine..
It’s so neat! I’ve never mixed it before, but maybe I should try.
Its so complex with it’s sweet, savoury, sour and slightly salty taste. It’s a bit creamy too.

This still reminds me of sweet and sour Chinese food. :)

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96

This tea is really really delicious.
Very chocolatey, but not a strong cacao as Laoshan black has, but a sweeter smoother chocolate. Roasted chestnuts and sweet barley notes… chocolate brownies with caramel.

Yum

Fjellrev

Sounds scrumptious. Nice to see you on here! Hope school is going well.

Lynne-tea

It is delicious! Thank’s Incendiare :) School has been really busy, plus I have a job to boot so I’m feeling like a mad woman. I love checking in on here every so often though.. just haven’t been keeping up with my tasting notes (obviously).
How’s school going for you?

Fjellrev

Yeah, things really get crazy at this time of the year too. I’ve been feeling the heat too. I honestly can’t wait until I’m done my degree haha.

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96

mmm mmm mm.
This tea is delicious as always. Cherry, smoke, and some malt. So comforting.

See previous notes

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83

Sipdown!
This tea was a nice black that definitely was a mix between black and oolong. There was lovely roasty notes characteristic of an oolong, but nicely balanced with a malty sparkly black tea taste.
I definitely pick up on malty cacao with jasmine and a buttery zing I associate with avocado.
It is a lovely tea and I am glad I got the opportunity to try it

MissLena

I lovee this tea, I am hoarding it right now :D

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71

I don’t think this is my kind of black tea. Better yet, I don’t think Yunnans and I get along so well.
I love a strong cocoa malt black tea. This has none of that of course, but I keep wanting it to. It’s very smooth and oily – coconut olive oil type oily….not what I would expect or relate to a black tea.

Maybe I need a few more rounds with this. I still have an ounce left so we have some time to get to know each other more. I’m still a skeptic though.

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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

Seems I am one of the few who really enjoys this tea.
I’ve had this in my on the go mug and it’s awesome! I love cloves, so that makes me happy, but it does remind me of spice cake. It’s a great fall tea with the cloves, vanilla, and orange.
Plus, it resteeps so well!

So glad I picked some up :)

MissLena

I don’t mind this tea either! It’s a nice warming blend :) I want to try it with milk soon!

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drank Lychee Bloom by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

This tea is absolutely wonderful.
Lychee is one of my favourite fruits and It was masterfully captured. I really appreciated the black tea they went with for this ball… I was really unsure how it would go with the lychee taste, but I really loved the malty black tea.
I only wish I stocked up :’(

Preparation
Iced

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

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0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

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