940 Tasting Notes

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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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89

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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94

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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This is really hitting the spot today. Such a wonderful sweet rich nutty bright GREEN tea :)

Just what I was in the mood for!

Terri HarpLady

I need to drink some green tea today, I still have so many left from last spring!

Stephanie

I never think I am in the mood for them but when I make myself drink them anyway I’m like OOH GREEN TEA GOOD! heh

Terri HarpLady

yeah, that’s pretty much the way it is for me too! :)

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90

I’m celebrating the fact that Keychange mailed me some more of this tea today by finishing off the packet I was working on :)

I know I’m in the minority but I loves this one!

keychange

It’s ok—all the irish cream cheesecake all for you! :D

Stephanie

MOAR FOR ME heh

Kaylee

I’m telling y’all, this tea would be near-universally adored with an Organic Huangshan Mao Feng base.

Stephanie

I’d drink that, Kaylee!

Suziqzer

Lol.. I like it too :). She’s not the only one.

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87

I haven’t written a tasting note in a couple of days because I’ve mostly been on a kick of drinking this tea, along with various shu puerhs. Boring to read about but satisfying as heck for me! This one is the perfect combination of sweet/green/savory rice flavors. And I’m loving the matcha kick in the afternoon!

Jennkay

I love this one! It’s a great combo of tasty toasty from the genmaicha and energy boost from the matcha. I reaally wish I could buy more tea right now, haha

Stephanie

I wish I had tea money right now too Jennkay…sigh :)

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92

Almost time for Saturday afternoon shopping/errands. Made about 12oz of this in a to-go cup with a tiny bit of brown sugar. I let myself sweeten teas on the weekends sometimes, woo! ;)

Fjellrev

You need to treat yourself, after all. :)

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86

I made a SUPER BERRY smoothie for breakfast. Frozen blueberries, cherries, and bananas with plain yogurt, and a touch of OJ and 1/2tsp of this matcha. SO MUCH BERRY! Yum :)

Fjellrev

Now that’s one fancy breakfast smoothie.

Stephanie

Next time I will do this but with CHEESECAKE matcha!!!

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