519 Tasting Notes

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drank Earl Grey Tea Time by Fauchon
519 tasting notes

I had some more of this the other day at work. It was good hot, but once cooled off, there is a luscious smoothness that wasn’t there before. This could go on a list of teas to have cold in the summer…

I guess the difference between this and Le Earl Grey is that the other has green tea as well?

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As expected, this is a very good tea. Malty, woody, smooth and deep. I don’t quite remember the Lion well enough to compare in detail but except for a tiny bit of astringency in the Lion that is not present in the Paw, I think they are largely the same. Wonderfully tasty and with a lot of depth. I’d be quite happy keeping either in my cupboard.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Holy cats. Another just-a-sample courtesy of Stacy that is just wonderful.

Delicate lemon, pastry notes, cream… wow. I don’t get any malt or almond, but that doesn’t matter. This is superb!

I am not a lemon in tea person so this is another that I didn’t expect to like and now regret not ordering more of!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML
TeaBrat

this one sounds so yummy

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94
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
519 tasting notes

Okay, wow. I was almost reduced to doge-speak when I had this after breakfast this morning. Such wow.

This is fantastic. I can taste banana but it is a very natural banana flavor, not like Banana Laffy Taffy. It’s very mild and it blends oh so well with the coconut. It smells amazing. As the cup cools I get more caramely notes and cookie. Although my initial taste was at 3 minutes, I let this sit in my cup the whole time I was drinking and it didn’t get bitter, either. This is like banana bread with coconut. Much love!

Sadly, I just have a sample of this that Stacy recommended with my last order. I didn’t order more because I didn’t expect to like a banana tea. Now I wish I’d gotten more to share this weekend! Ah, well, there will be another order. I simply will not tell myself I can’t buy more tea with this waiting in the wings!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
tigress_al

I don’t really like banana teas either but you have really “twisted my arm” lol, on the shopping list it goes!

CHAroma

I love doge. Such wow! LOL!

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So wow. So nice. Much deepness. Some smoke. Some hay. Some sweet potato. Much yumness.

boychik

Nicole, you note like Doge(Shibe) style ?! ;)

Nicole

I’ve been using dogeweather.com for chuckles lately so it was fresh in my mind when I wrote this. :)

boychik

my daughter is a huge fan. she keeps says everything in this language. last night i was reading notes,she was around and started laughing. “mom, its like my Doge”. soo funny and addictive:)

Nicole

I actually looked it up awhile back. There an analysis of it as a real language, believe it or not. Rules and everything. It is pretty addictive, I’ll admit. Especially if you think of smiling dogs saying it. :P

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First, thanks for expanding my tea world, boychik. :)

As to the tea, it’s okay. I did multiple infusions for an increasing 15 seconds per. At about the 1 minute mark was where it was a tea in which I could taste distinct flavor. It seemed pretty mineral. And holy cow, after about 3 minutes it’s as dark as pitch!

I think maybe my palate just needs more expansion before I can properly appreciate pu-erh. This wouldn’t be anything I searched out.

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drank Heritage D’Istanbul by THE O DOR
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Dry leaves have a nice, nonspecific floral scent. I get a bit of jasmine, I think, in the steep. I’m not sure I know what lotus tastes or smells like. What I have the impression of overall, though, is roses. And to me, the taste is best described as the scent of roses that have been shut in a hot car all day long. Nice at first, but then cloying and overripe. I am glad to have tried this, Ysaurella, and I think the tea base is decent, from what I can tell, but I don’t think it is one I’d go out of my way to purchase.

Sil

Ew lol

Nicole

At first it was good, but the more I drank, the more that overrripe rose just stuck in my nose. And I do like floral teas of all kinds, so that isn’t it. I do wonder if it would calm down iced.

Ysaurella

This is not my favourite Theodor because I think I don’t like lotus in tea. Rose was ok for me but not the Lotus.

cteresa

I have to try this one cold brewed. I think I still got something.

My utter favorite of their byzantine teas is Inachevee though, that is going to be a rebuy (haven´t tried Trahison Byzantine yet though=

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81
drank Framboise by Betjeman and Barton
519 tasting notes

This has a nicely round feel. Definitely raspberry but with a sweetness as opposed to the sourness I’ve usually encountered in raspberry teas. Overall this was a nice cup and I can see where it would be good iced. Thanks for sharing, Ysaurella!

Ysaurella

it is delicious iced yes and I even prefer it iced

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drank Cream by TeaGschwendner
519 tasting notes

Sil passed along a sample of this one and I’m glad she did! It is a very good, smooth and round tea. I swear I taste coconut but maybe that’s just how my brain interprets “cream” flavor. I like this one! Maybe not enough to buy some, but I like it!

Courtney

I know what you mean with the coconut.

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And boychik was nice enough to include this one as well so I could compare. :)
Between this and the flavored version, I think I probably prefer the flavored version, but this is a very nice tea as well. Smooth and lightly milky.

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