912 Tasting Notes

I’m actually having some straight matcha, prepared the traditional way, for once!

It is intensely vegetal, and a little bitter, though it might be my fault. It is probably getting pretty old, and I may have scorched it with too hot water.

Oh well, hurrying to sip up this cup so I can make some of my new Mandala teas that just came in the mail!!!!! What do I try first?? :)

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
912 tasting notes

I got a little of this in the mail yesterday from Courtney, so I steeped up a big travel mug to bring with me to work today! Yum so caramelley! I’m glad to have a little bit more of this one to drink :)

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Poor poor Dancong, I oversteeped it! But luckily I added some water and now it tastes just fine :)

Mmmm sweet and tangylicious Dancong!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Dear Laoshan Black,

Will you be my Valentine?

Love,
Stephanie

Courtney

What an excellent note haha.

caile

Love it!

Kamyria

Ha ha ha… awesome note!!

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I bought some of this from my local Target during the worst days of my cold earlier in the week. My favorite sick time beverage is freshly grated ginger root, boiled and strained, combined with some lemon juice and honey. I thought this would be a nice EASIER alternative for when I’m out of or too lazy to grate fresh ginger. The flavor is not quite as nice as fresh, but this sure works in a pinch! Ginger is SO soothing for sore throats!

keychange

I’m glad your cold is at least on its way out!

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I’m FINALLY starting to feel slightly better from my cold, YAY! And I’ve been craving puerh like crazy lately. This one is particularly clean tasting, though I haven’t quite got my sense of taste back yet…I’m still enjoying it :)

Courtney

Getting better, yes!

Sil

so jealous of your mandala order…

Stephanie

I’ve been SO good lately…I don’t think I’ve placed an order since like November, LOL! :)

boychik

if only i could be as strong as you:)

Courtney

If only we could all be so strong haha!

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
912 tasting notes

I’m not going to be doing much tea reviewing till I get over this cold, but I assure you I am doing LOTS of tea drinking! Anyway, I’m drinking this one today. It is very soothing, and also puts me a little bit closer to making my Mandala order I’ve been planning, which is exciting :D

Starfevre

Mandala orders are great. He’s such a nice guy. Hope you feel better soon.

TheTeaFairy

I so agree with Starfevre, just placed my first order last week and Garret was such a sweetheart!
Feel better soon Stephanie…

Kamyria

Feel better soon!! :)

Stephanie

thanks you guys! :)

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Ugh I’m sick! I woke up with a bad cold today. So no tasting new teas until my palate recovers. I’ve been drinking this gongfu style from my new adorable tea pot all morning. Amazingly enough I can actually sort of taste the tangy goodness :)

Kamyria

Oh, I ordered this yesterday… can’t wait for it to arrive. I hope you feel better soon!! :)

Stephanie

You will love it! And thanks :D

boychik

feel better;)

greenteafairy

I hope you feel better soon!

Sil

boooo hope you feel better asap!

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drank Organic Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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I am in dire need of a Friday afternoon PICK ME UP! Guayusa, you are always here for me, heh.

Happy Friday comrades!

boychik

Haha this word comrade reminded me my old country. We say tovarishch.
Happy Friday!

Stephanie

Oh neat! :D

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drank Caramel & Jasmin by Fauchon
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Thanks for this one Starfevre!

Man, I don’t know what to make of this one. Its like you dump a cup of black caramel tea in with a cup of green jasmine and drink them together. My brain just doesn’t know what to make of it! :-O

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