1060 Tasting Notes

85

Thanks to Angel and TeaVivre for the sample!

This is a very nice oolong! Super buttery and vegetal, with some nice sweetness and faint floral highlights on top. I always forget how much I like oolongs like this one until I drink one again. Quite good! :)

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drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
1060 tasting notes

This tea reminds me of Lupicia’s Cookie but with some nuts!

It is mildy roasty, creamy, and definitely nutty. I’m not getting much chocolate though. I think it might be one of those teas that is begging to be sweetened to pop the flavors out. I’ll try that next time :)

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79

Thanks for the sample Angel and TeaVivre!

So excited to break in to my oolong samples, and this one was first on my list! I think Dan Cong is probably my favorite type of oolong, though I’ve only had a couple of different Dan Congs so far. This one is roasty and sweet, with a smooth sweet potato/honey thing going on. It is nice, but I prefer a more floral type of Dan Cong myself. If you like dark and roasty oolong you will probably dig this one!

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Thanks for the sample boychik

This is a good shou. I was very impressed when I saw the price! No off flavors or anything, just basic clean “shou” taste. No other real strong flavor notes I can think of a the moment! :)

boychik

I got it because Rich recommended. It’s v. Good price. I wouldn’t be able to afford Dayi version.

AllanK

I have not ordered from Tuocha tea in a while, maybe next month.

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95

OMG! Thank you Cameron B for the sample of this tea…and she tells me it originally came to her from Dexter so thank you both SO MUCH!

WOW, so apparently I LOVE Tahitian vanilla beans in tea. The two from Whispering Pines that include them are my favorites from this company so far and maybe 2 of my favorite teas of all time! The dry leaf is very beautiful here too, dark twisty leaves blended with shiny golden fuzzbuds…mmm. So rich and creamy. The vanilla evokes a marshmallowy sweetness. Super dreamy tea! I love it!!!

Dexter

Sharing tea with friends is a beautiful thing…..

Cameron B.

Absolutely. Sharing is caring.

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92

Wow this is really good! Thank you cookies for the sample!!!

There is a sweet/savory thing going on here that brings to mind salted caramels. Not quite like anything I’ve ever tasted before! It is rich and malty like a good Yunnan black should be. Very nice, I would definitely drink more of this, and the fact that it is organic is icing on the delicious cake :)

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69

Thanks for the sample cookies!

I drank this one iced with my lunch today. The blueberry flavor is nice and pretty natural, and the green tea is mild and a little vegetal. I think this would be better with a little tartness to offset the sweetness. Just my opinion though! Not bad, not spectacular either :)

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87

Thank you so much for the sample boychik!

This is really good shou! Creamy, a little sweet, rich and earthy in a cocoa way. Definitely my kind of thing! Another winner from Mandala :)

Cheri

I should order some of this.

boychik

i have to revisit. have you seen 15% on everything? incl pots, etc

Stephanie

I blew my tea budget for the rest of the year basically, LOL…big Butiki order, then the Fauchon happened, and I ordered a little Lupicia yesterday…no Mandala for me for a while :/

TeaBrat

i’ve yet to have anything bad from Mandala!

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85

Thank you for the sample boychik! :D

This is a bold and tasty blend! Extremely masculine tasting. Reminds me of leather and tobacco and woodsmoke. It isn’t really smokey or anything. Just brings campfire to mind somehow. I really like this kind of kick-in-the-pants bold breakfast black tea! Quite enjoyable :)

boychik

yay! i was afraid you might not like it.

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