897 Tasting Notes

I got a sample of this one for free with my recent order of the original Brioche. I’m not going to rate this because I generally do not like this type of herbal, where it’s just a bunch of “flavorings” added to some chunks of nuts and or dried fruit that do not apart any flavoring of their own. (A la David’s Forever Nuts) Slap this flavoring onto some high quality decaf black tea, and we’ll talk ;)

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boychik provided me with so many nice teas to try! This week is going to be such a treat :)

I was very intrigued by the notes on this puerh, so I was super pleased it showed up in my samples box. I drank it all day and found it to be extremely clean tasting. So very mild and pleasant. I bet I could trick a non-puerh drinker into liking this one. I don’t even really get an earthy vibe from it. It got sweeter an sweeter as the steeps continued.

boychik

priced right!

mrmopar

Good solid Puerh.

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I drank this on Saturday. Served some to my husband too, and we both really enjoyed it! I didn’t take detailed notes at the time, so I’ll wait till next time to give it a rating. It definitely had some strong florals, but the citrus and vanilla notes rounded it out nicely. Like other Fauchon I’ve encountered the base is mellow and pleasant. I think this would make a really lovely perfume! I don’t say that often about a tea I actually enjoy drinking ;)

Thank you so much boychik!

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drank Ruby Black Tea by Health&Tea
897 tasting notes

Backlog from yesterday!

I spent most of the day yesterday outdoors, cleaning out the garden beds and prepping for spring planting in a few weeks. Then in the evening it was Walking Dead and Cosmos time! I drank teas but didn’t take the time to log any.

Thanks to boychik for this sample!

Ruby blacks sure have a unique taste among black teas. My only other experience with them was from Mantra tea. This one is a little richer and more malty, with slightly less of a bright fruity taste. Very enjoyable.

Jiāng Luo

Hong Yu is my new favorite tea is it so unique and complex if you get a chance try Rishi’s is it seriously the most infusible(bar pu er) and highest quality leaf I have come across yet. I also just purchased some from eco cha which I am excited to try their version but I have about 0.5 oz of rishi’s left and I don’t want too many open packages at once.

Stephanie

Sweet! Thanks for the tip :)

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Made a ice/milk/matcha shakeup for breakfast, with no sweetner at all. Our raw milk is super fresh today so it really didn’t need any adornment.

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drank Chocolate Eclair by Fauchon
897 tasting notes

Wow, thank you so much boychik for sending me a sample of this tea! I was broke during the last Vente-Privee sale, and would have been reluctant to purchase whole tins in the future without tasting them first anyway.

Could this possibly be the perfect chocolate tea? PERHAPS! It is rich and creamy and so chocolatey, without being bitter or artificial at all, and I didn’t even add ANY sweetener! The base tea is mild and pleasant, and everything seems to meld together so nicely. I’m definitely going to set aside some money to grab a tin of this one the next time it is available.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
MissB

Wow, glad to hear it’s as tasty as it sounds. :)

boychik

Glad you like it. i should try it again soon!

Terri HarpLady

I haven’t had a chocolate eclair in 30+years???sigh…

boychik

Then I should send you some to sample Terri

Terri HarpLady

I wouldn’t object! BUT, please pick some things you’d like to sample from my cupboard! :)

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
897 tasting notes

This is my working on Saturday tea. It is rainy and gross and chilly and this is a nice bright fruity ray of sunshine :)

I am running low on this one…trying to decide if I need more when I buy some Hello Sweetie soon…probably so if I can afford it. I’ve really gotten attached to this one!

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I’ve been obsessed with ripe puerh aged in citrus rinds for months now. I was so excited to see that TeaVivre was offering one!

My sample packet came in the mail yesterday, and I eagerly opened it this morning. The dry leaf is mixed with lots of large tangerine peel chunks, and smells sweetly of citrus!

I did an extra long steep after a brief rinse, which resulted in a dark and RICH creamy brew with cocoa notes and a subtle citrus aftertaste. This definitely has an earthy flavor, and may not appeal to puerh newbies. I would recommend something more mellow for people just starting out in the world of puerh. But for seasoned shu puerh fanatics, this is a welcome and unique taste experience!

Dexter

That sounds great – glad you enjoyed it. I’ve been eying it and will get my hands on some soon. :))

Stephanie

I wish I had gotten more than just the one measly sample pack!

Dexter

LOL me thinks that’s a perfect excuse for you to place another Teavivre order….

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Breakfast POWER smoothie! 1 banana, 3 ice cubes, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 2 tbs smooth peanut butter, 1/2 scoop caramel matchaccino= YUM

keychange

Sounds delish!

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Oh Dancong, you are so seductive with your stone fruit sweetness, and your dark mysterious tangy oolong zing. sigh :)

TheTeaFairy

LOL, “Oolong Zing”…Mmmm….

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