1108 Tasting Notes

drank Holiday Tea by Harney & Sons
1108 tasting notes

Mmm… Festive! Thanks for the sample Marzipan :D

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I enjoyed my sample of this tea today! It has that nice French powdered sugar thing going on. Definitely pasty/sweet. But I screwed up and drank it with some grapefruit chapstick on my lips, and was getting a definite fruit flavor…whoops :P

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Got a sample of this tea from a friend and enjoyed it very much!

It was a sweet one with dark dried fruit flavors. It has a certain powdery quality that I find hard to describe. Quite enjoyable shou :)

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Got this in the mail yesterday and drank it. Sorry I didn’t take detailed notes at the time, but since I have a full tin I am sure I will write a more detailed note in the future!

Anyway, for now though, it was really delicious and malty. Very smooth, and not as bold as some of the other Damn Fine teas. If you are a fan of Andrews and Dunham I am sure you will enjoy this one!

Sil

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! don’t do that to me!

Stephanie

Sorry Sil!

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Well…I think it tastes like spearmint chewing gum. However, my husband really loves it! That’s all I got :)

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Got a sample of this tea from a friend :)

It’s SO SALTY! :-O I just can’t get past it. However, I think the sweet flavor, if it is similar but not salty, would actually be very good! It’s super creamy and rich. I might try adding a little sugar, otherwise I won’t be able to finish this cup :P

Stephanie

My husband just tasted it and said “it’s not THAT bad” hahahaha

Stephanie

Now I added a little sugar…I think I can finish the cup now :)

boychik

They have unsalted version and then you can add salt to your taste.

Marzipan

You are braver than I am.

Cheri

Much braver than I am.

Stephanie

makes chicken noises at Cheri and Marzipan heehehe :)

Cheri

It just doesn’t sound good to me. I’m old enough and wise enough to just skip things that don’t interest me anymore.

Stephanie

Good call Cheri :)

Fjellrev

OMG, was it like drinking ramen?

Stephanie

LOL! Maybe it tasted like throwing a ramen seasoning packet in a cup of hot milk :P

Marzipan

High old lady five!

KiwiDelight

The fact that it’s instant makes it sound more scary O.O

AllanK

Is there actual “Yak Butter” in the tea?

Cwyn

I have this, bought it for a friend who wants to try it. Also bought a Xiaguan Tibetan Flame to make the real thing. Maybe I’ll just use the boxed stuff for yak butter flavoring and make the real tea.

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Revisiting this one for a nice afternoon pick-me-up. Long steep time but did not get bitter. Slightly astringent but pleasantly so. Raisin notes very apparent this afternoon.

Kind of celebrating because I just let myself order the Damn Fine Holiday blend 2014! Naughty though- I should not spend money on myself this close to Christmas! I did order a 2nd tin to give as a gift to a non-Steepster tea friend though :)

Sil

aaaaaah jealous!

Terri HarpLady

me too, I haven’t ordered the Holiday Blend…yet…

boychik

Keep thinking g about it ….

Sil

really hoping for a free ship deal…otherwise it’s like 35$ for a tin to me…blech

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drank Chocolate Malt by 52teas
1108 tasting notes

Backlogging from the other night.

Decent little Honeybush blend. The Chocolate Malt flavor is not as strong as it is in my Chocolate Malt Mate from 52Teas. Not sure why! shrug

Not bad, but probably won’t re-order.

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Another delicious and complex young sheng from TeaUrchin! Lots of floral notes, a little fruit in later steeps…I like Yiwu sheng :D

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I’m a big fan of rice shou, so I stocked up on this during TeaVivre’s black Friday sale without even tasting it first. Luckily it is a good one! And SO convenient. The sachets are individually wrapped!!! I’m normally not a big fan of sachets or wasted packaging in general but these are going to be SO convenient for travel. Seriously. Awesome.

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