751 Tasting Notes

drank Oolong spa by Liquid Proust Teas
751 tasting notes

This is definitely spa. Tons of lavender. The taste of vanilla seems to mellow the large amount of lavender. Almost like an herbal made with lavender as I couldn’t pick out the tea, but that may very well be due solely to my lack of oolong palate. :) It was a pleasant cup. Thanks for the swap, mtchyg

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
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Malty and cocoa-y. I do overleaf my teas so this done in a pretty small teapot still used a full 5 grams/1 teaspoon. About a minute for the first, 2 minutes for the second pot. Om nom nom.

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drank Khumbu by Nepali Tea Traders
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Moderate to high maltiness, higher as it cools. Sour but not bitter notes in the finishing tastes, maybe a bit of tobacco but not smoke. Astringency is moderate. A good, bright tea. I don’t know if I’ll replace when it is gone, but if it were on sale or had no shipping… I’d seriously consider it.

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Hm. This is no longer on the BTTC site. I know I got it in one of the rounds of Kickstarter rewards. Anyway, it’s a nice, smooth, light oolong. Not really vegetal, just a nice, light, mellow flavor. Little bit of floral, tiny bit of mineral. Tried to use some gong fu techniques I’ve been learning. But all the steeps were very consistent for me.

And I’ve given up and gotten on Instagram. Dunno how much I’ll be active, but…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBLc-bNLquq/?taken-by=nicoleburriss

boychik

Glad you finally did it ;)

Nicole

There were just too many pretty pictures to not. :)

TeaExplorer

Your cats are adorable! :D

Nicole

Thanks! Your huge kitty is so pretty! :)

TeaExplorer

Thanks! He is the best lap cat, draping over you like a blanket. He’s gone on to his adoptive home now and is sorely missed (the downside of fostering).

Nicole

Aw… I could never foster for that very reason

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drank J.C. ABSOLU OOLONG by THE O DOR
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I got a lot of peach, a fair amount of pear and a ton of floral – lotus flowers I guess? Reminds me of a more mellow lavender. I really, really like this tea. It’s light and deliciously sweet and would be a fantastic afternoon tea offering with lemon cookies or almond cookies. On to the wishlist this one goes – and not just for a cool test tube (though I am seriously weak when it comes to resisting good marketing). Thanks, Sil!

Sil

YAY! this was the one that i was in Paris for the launch for…so super glad it’s held up (that was april) I was hoping you’d appreciate it way more than i did :)

Nicole

Now I have to find where to get some! :)

Sil

You might have more luck being in the U.S. But it might require overseas shipping. But if you DO ever place a theodor order, there are a few that are fantastic to have.

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drank Poire by Mariage Frères
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Makes me happy that I picked out pear without reading the description, although I could almost say that apple may be included. The black base is pretty light. This is a sweet pear. Not a natural pear but still not bad. It’s an enjoyable cup that you don’t have to pay a lot of attention to while you drink. I do wonder if it would be good cold.

Another good choice from Sil! :)

Sil

pear teas that aren’t green are rare, so i HAD to pick this one up when i was there.

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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This is very smooth for a green tea. The peach is definitely present along with other fruity notes that I would not be able to identify on my own, but with the power of suggestion after reading the description I could see a melon flavor. I also get a nice buttery feel from the initial sips that I would normally associate with an unroasted oolong. This is really very nice. Thanks again, SIl! You’ve managed to send along some teas that I would not normally have ever wanted to try and they’ve all been enjoyable. :)

Sil

heh go you drinking all the samples! i tried not to just give you blacks haha

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drank Pomme by Hediard
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Baked apple without cinnamon. Not a terribly fakey apple either. Not overly sweet either. Very nice to have tried! Thanks, Sil!

Sil

i am a fan of this one because of the lack of cinnamon….

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This is a seriously good green tea. It has a crisp note with light florals and just embodies “fresh”. Scent of vegetal green and grass. I ignored it and let it go too cold. It’s not bad cold but it’s better hot. Reminds me a lot of Twisted Green.

Thanks so much for sharing this, Sil!

Sil

yay glad you enjoyed it.

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drank Violet Femme by Zhi Tea
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Seeing TeaTiff’s review reminded me that I wrote something up for this when tea-sipper shared some with me awhile back.

The flavors were all extremely well blended together. It was a really balanced floral and vanilla. I really did like this one. And I forgot all about it when I placed an order with Zhi recently.

Dustin

This one is my favorite from Zhi!

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