1105 Tasting Notes


DELICIOUS! Like TGY crossed with Laoshan green.

Thank you so much inranger for the sample :)


I’ve yet to try this one, glad you enjoyed it. :)

Sounds like an interesting cross of teas.


What? That sounds freaking delicious!

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This is a mysterious looking little wiry black tea. Quite magical when steeped! Rich and satisfying and complex enough to keep my interest. Chocolatey, malty, and fruity sweet!

Great stuff. I’m going to hoard the rest of the sample boychik sent me. Thanks!!

Edited to state that I’m REALLY loving the lingering aftertaste of this tea….mmmmm!


I love YS blacks. Great quality and price. Happy to share ;)

Terri HarpLady

I have to chime in on YS teas! This is one of the teas I recently shared with the BBBBox. I bought it because the name was similar to Verdant’s Anxi Fo Shou black, & although they aren’t really similar, this is an interesting & tasty tea in its own right!

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drank 2006 Yiwu spring by Teaurchin
1105 tasting notes

Another lovely tea from the slew of samples from TeaUrchin I got for my birthday. This is a different flavor profile than I am used to from sheng. It is quite bold and full of “darker” notes. It is kinda smokey and earthy as well as somewhat mushroomy and woody. Not exactly delicious tasting but not offputting either. Perhaps it’ll be one of those “feel good” shengs…we’ll see :)


Definitely dark and “Earthy”. It tastes much older my guess would be it remained in loose maocha as they said before pressing.

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Thanks for the sample Marzipan

Hmm, green rooibos is better than red, but it is still rooibos! Meh. Shame because I might’ve liked this flavoring otherwise. Oh well! Can’t win em all :)

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UGH bummer! I took a chance and bought an Asian tea I knew nothing about…so now I have several ounces of Vietnamese Lotus green tea and it is GROSS. Like, I’ll probably throw it away. At least it wasn’t too expensive.


Someone else was just talking about throwing away their Vietnamese lotus green tea! That stuff must be truly terrible

Terri HarpLady

You win some, you lose some! ;)


Lol, mj, you are referring to James, I’ve had that one also from Tealux, it was TERRIBLE and I got rid of it too. But I’ve had another unknown one that was really good, so that’s right Stephanie, you just never know!

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drank Sansia Black by Butiki Teas
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Finally drank my sample of this today- it is not as sugary sweet as Stacy’s other Taiwanese blacks, though it is plenty sweet! I feel this one has an even more sophisticated complexity about it, too. It feel fancy and delicious :)

Terri HarpLady

Looking forward to getting my butiki order!

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Finally trying this tea boychik sent me a sample of. DANG this is good! Malty yunnan perfection. Thanks so much for sharing :)


Glad you like it;)

Terri HarpLady

We love our YS teas!


I’m a YS convert!

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Marzipan gave me a sample of this tea last night at dinner, and I decided to drink it this morning while I baked a buttermilk lemon pie with saffron. Seemed apropos!

The first steep I drank straight, and was slightly underwhelmed. Mild black tea and faint lemon with some buttermilk tang. 2nd steep I added just a TINY bit of sugar and it really made this tea come alive! Everything seems more vibrant and delicious! Very tasty when sweetened.

This was also my first tea from this company, which I know very little about.

Thanks again Marzipan! :D

Still haven’t tasted the actual pie yet but it smells great!


TeaG has some really nice teas.

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I’m drinking a cup of a chai blend Butiki was working on but decided not to continue with. It is tasty! Passing the rest along to Marzipan tonight for her to try for fun :)

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OK so apparently I HAVE tried this one before! And this time, like last time, it is the nectar of the gods :)

Green tea bliss!

Thanks again inranger :D


bliss is good :)

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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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