966 Tasting Notes

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I was in the mood for something SPRINGish today :)

This is really hitting the spot! Sad I only have one serving left but I guess I need to make room in my cupboard for all the Japanese greens I ordered yesterday…this will be missed though when it is gone. I would definitely buy this one again in a heartbeat!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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87

Sample sipdown!

Got this in a 5 pack with other flavored white teas a while back. All of them were pretty good, but this was one of my favorites from the set. I would re-stock but the Golden Moon coconut oolong fills the coconut flavored tea space in my cupboard. It is a lighter bodied oolong and similar enough to the white that I don’t feel I need both. This is very good though, and if you like coconut a lot you should probably try it! :)

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Sipdown!

This tea is so luxurious! I really enjoyed this one. Perfect when you are in the mood for something delicate and floral. I’m a big fan of all Butiki white tea flavored blends :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

Oops I posted this review in the wrong spot originally…

Thanks to Nicholas at Misty Peak Teas for providing a sample of this tea!

This is an extremely SMOOTH and SWEET sheng! Yet still very lively and bright tasting. Extremely yummy. I wish I could afford a whole cake :)

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Thank you Garret for including a sample of this with my recent order :)

Wow this is a nice green oolong! It has a sweet greenness that reminds me a bit of sencha, and a lovely floral (lilac?) aftertaste. Not as sweet or creamy as milk oolong but special and charming in its own way. I’m really digging the floral element and mineral notes!

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Garret

Super happy that you are enjoying this one! I can’t remember if you have tried the Golden Turtle oolong? We source it from the son of the grower who also gets us the Colored Species oolong. It is also a great green oolong. Thanks for writing up your thoughts on it, my friend!!

Stephanie

Yes! I had a sample of the Golden Turtle from Dinosara once and it may have been my first taste of one of your teas! Very good oolong, too :)

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89

I woke up sleepy and starving so I made a hot latte first thing. Very good but I’m getting burnt out on this flavor and its almost all I’ve got left, matcha wise!

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87

I sure have been drinking a lot of puerh lately, huh?

Today I steeped this one at a lower temp for a longer time. I got more creamy nuttiness and less mushroom notes. Yummmmmmm!

Speaking of shu, has anyone encountered this before?? http://04561.com/image/cache/data/20110518/b3-700×700.jpg It’s puerh tea aged inside an orange rind! I’M SO CURIOUS ABOUT IT!

TeaBrat

I have had those orange rind puerhs before, they’re good. Some people put a little bit of the rind in with the tea while steeping.

Stephanie

OMG I WANT ONE! Teavivre has a tangerine one, and I’ve got reward points to use…hmm

Sil

i love those! I’ve had a few now and while the orange isn’t as strong as i want sometimes, i haven’t been disappointed yet :)

mrmopar

Seen and tasted those a lot. If you are searching for a supplier I know a few.

TheTeaFairy

Stephanie, I have a Teavivre tangerine pu’erh sample on the way, I’ve never had any either and I’m very intrigued by it, can’t wait to try!

Stephanie

Awesome The TeaFairy! :)

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Thanks to Nicholas at Misty Peak Teas for providing a sample of this tea!

This is an extremely SMOOTH and SWEET sheng! Yet still very lively and bright tasting. Extremely yummy. I wish I could afford a whole cake :)

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I made it in to the office this morning despite the snow and ice. Luckily I brought plenty of this tea to warm me up, and some homemade chili for lunch.

Still very much enjoying this tea. It is very comforting, sweet, and malty. Loving it! Perfectly full bodied for a cold and snowy day.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
966 tasting notes

This tea has been comforting me during the ice storm today. Hope all my fellow Midwestern Steepsterites are warm and safe!

I’m going to go build a fire now…seems appropriate :)

Terri HarpLady

As usual, our news people made a big drama over the storm, & we didny really get much in st louis: a thin layer of ice, dusted with a little snow. Of course, it’s cold, 15F, but that’s no biggy. It’s been a nice pj day, with a fire, food, tea, & couch potato mode. :)

Sil

Says you! My flight got cancelled!!!! Grrrrrrr

K S

Indy was calling for a foot of snow. Instead they got a couple inches. Down south, we have maybe an inch of snow over sleet with a thick layer of ice under it. Enjoy the fire.

keychange

You live somewhere where you can build a fire? colour me jealous!!

Terri HarpLady

Tony has a fireplace :)

Suziqzer

I’ right there with you & was waiting on that mega snow of 8-12 inches over the weekend. Got a layer of ice and then about 4 inches of snow. Nothing to slow us down unless it starts blowing and drifting. Gla to have a wood stove and lots of tea samples to try this year. When will this winter mess end? Oh wait.. When it’s over, it’s tornado season!

Stephanie

Ugh, tornado season…can’t wait! :P I had to drive to work this morning in this mess, though schools and such are all closed today.

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