235 Tasting Notes

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I’ve been cold brewing this at work.
It’s sooo delicious, especially with lemon. The lemon makes the chocolate malt notes really pop. I highly recommend trying it with lemon!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

I love this tea. Hot or cold.
Yummy cinnamon with orange and clove gets me every time. And the lovely sparkles make me smile as I drink it.
. I need more of this

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91

Oops! Put this in the Oolong Laoshan first.. my mistake >.<

I had this tea with my dear before he deployed. He likes green teas so I wanted to show him what a high quality green tea tastes like.
We just got back from Thailand, so we were very familiar with the tastes of lychee. As soon as I opened the packet, we both said lychee right off the bat. So strong and delicious, as if I was peeling a lychee!
The tea was very delicious with notes of lychee, creaminess of an oolong, and definite fresh and sweet sugar peas. I really enjoyed this tea, and so did he :)

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Such a delicious tea. Glad I decided to break into this one.

It tastes like Laoshan Black, but with a sweeter, more caramel edge. I would say this is closer to a caramel brownie than LB is…. But also with a side of vanilla ice cream. Or maybe is it caramel ice cream with pineapple? It almost reminds me of buckwheat too… one of my favourites for bread. Lovely tea

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86

I had a cup of this today at work. It’s not a tea I crave often, but it was a comforting tea so I went for it today.

My wonderful boyfriend was deployed to Afghanistan yesterday. I’m a sad panda and the tea was a nice choice for a yummy comforting brew with creamy vanilla tones and softer bergamot. I do enjoy this earl… but I would give up all my tea just to guarantee his safe return. sigh
I need more comfort teas. Suggestions open.

Tea Sipper

I’m hoping your boyfriend stays safe too! Earl Grey Creams are my most comforting teas, so I’m not sure what else to suggest. Hazelnut is comforting to me as well, but I guess all teas are comforting to me.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Vanilla teas are most comforting to me. Hope your bf is well.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
235 tasting notes

I iced a big bodum of this today as well. For some reason, I never seem to get the caramel flavours of this. I do always get a strong lemony bergamot with stone fruits and some vanilla wafers in the background. I like it, but I do find the bergamot to be a little overpowering sometimes. Florence is more delicious in my opinion, though this is still a delight to drink (especially as a base for an iced matcha shake with almond milk)

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drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

I made a massive bodum of this for icing. The first thing that it reminded me of was long life oolong by DT. I think I like this one better, as I can taste the green and black tea, sans the floral that I get with the LLO due to the oolong base.
Overall it’s refreshing. Peachy keen and does not need sweetening for iced which I really like. I don’t think I’ll restock this, but I am enjoying it as a nice summer drink

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My 200th note! Woooooooo!!

I’ve been slowing down my tea drinking lately due to my busy schedule! Sadface. I have been sharing what tea I have been drinking with my boyfriend, who appears to be enjoying the tea adventures.
I decided to make this one as I knew it was delicious… absolutely delicious.. and he really liked the Laoshan black, which has a somewhat similar flavour profile (though still very different).
Success! Another tea he loves.
Delicious chocolatey malt with big red robe mineral notes that I adore. What a lovely tea.

Now I’m off to Thailand for 3 weeks! I’M SO EXCITED

Nicole

Sounds exciting!!! Have fun!

Fjellrev

Congrats on 200 and hope you’re enjoying Thailand!

canadianadia

congratulations on your 200th tealog. Have fun in Thailand!

Lynne-tea

Thank you guys! It was amazing and I had a lot of fun :)

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Decided to brew up some tea tonight to hopefully calm and relax me. It’s been crazy around here lately and I need to center myself again.
After a rinse, first steeping was 5 seconds, 205F… result is sweet and earthy, with a thick mouthfeel reminiscent of cream or butter. Reminds me a little of sweet potato.
Second steeping, 7 seconds, tastes like a mix of sweet potato, green plantain, and custard. This steeping reminds me of the sweetness present in a roasted oolong, but without the roasted edge.
Third steeping is brothy and thick, but sweet. A sweetness that covers my entire tongue and down the back of my throat. Really really delicious.

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I have been drinking this over the past two days.. three steeps last night, two tonight.
Really really delectable. It tastes like honey and stone fruits with a slight roasted edge, sandalwood and jasmine.
The fifth cup has a really lovely plum taste as a lingering flavour. I’m really really enjoying my sample of this!

On another note – I haven’t been able to access my notices for the past week. Whats going onnnnn???!!! Hmph.

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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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