1084 Tasting Notes

drank Dark Rose Tea by TeaSource
1084 tasting notes

Thanks so much Amanda Wilson for sending me a very generous sample of this tea!

I had an AMAZING day yesterday you guys! HUGE all day outdoor art fair with incredibly beautiful weather, and then a gallery opening in the evening. The theme of the gallery show was a movie mashup- The Big Lebowski in Little China, LOL. Anyway both went great, and my Lebowski piece sold within an hour of the opening starting and I’ve already taken two reprint orders! WOO!

ANYWAY, yesterday was long and good but I reached for this tea because I may have had a little TOO much fun at the gallery opening (it was at a bar/cafe) so I reached for this one assuming the cute little compressed heart was some kind of puerh…

I’m not totally sure it is! It sure tastes more like a black tea to me. Nice and dark and malty. Also I think the rose adds a nice subtle sweetness but is not too overpowering. Very nice tea. I will enjoy drinking the rest of this sample packet for sure, whatever it is :)


That is so great, Congratulation Stephanie :-)


That’s awesome, good job!

Terri HarpLady

Yay Stephanie! Is there a photo?
This tea sounds interesting too!


Ok guys here is my Lebowski piece! I added a watermark so the internets can’t run of and steal it ;) http://twitpic.com/e1nngt It looks really great printed out, I made it a 16″×20″ :)

Terri HarpLady

That is awesome! :)


Omg Stephanie, that is huge!!! I love it. Congrats!!!


Congratulations!! That is wonderful!


Thanks everyone! I’ve been working in photoshop for a living for the past 10 years, but I think this piece was the most fun I’ve ever had in photoshop! :D


Wow, awesome! Congrats!

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Yay! So glad you like it! I agree, even though it is a Dark Tea (Hei Cha, or whatever other names exist for it) it does taste a lot more like a black tea.

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Was feeling lazy this afternoon and my coworker was making a Starbucks run, so I had her get me an iced green tea latte (not a frappe!)

It is very sweet and full of matcha and hitting the spot! I will be caffeinated up to my eyeballs soon :)

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Drinking this one again just to make sure it wasn’t a tea mirage yesterday. Nope! Still amazing :)




Sad I can’t afford to buy more, haha. Oh well, at least I got to try it! :)

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I am feeling so incredibly lucky today to be one of the first to taste and review this SUPER FRESH amazing tea! Thanks so much Angel and TeaVivre!

I’ve only had a couple fresh spring teas in the past, but they are always some of my absolute favorites. I’ve tried a shincha and a fresh spring twist green tea. This one is no exception…As soon as I opened the packet I knew I was in for a treat. The dry leaf smell…SO INTOXICATING! Check out the dry leaf http://twitpic.com/e1e8le is that not gorgeous? Stubby baby BRIGHT green dragon well.

Anyway, steeped up this tastes amazingly sweet and crisp and fresh and so very alive. I really need to seek out more fresh spring teas in the future since they excite me so very much. Very glad and honored to have tasted this one!

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Darn, it’s sold out :


Oh no! I’m definitely first in line to buy some next year!


That is the longest tea name ever. I want it on a t-shirt. Wow.


So glad you like this tea, and thanks for the photo. I like the words"Stubby baby BRIGHT", it’s so lovely:)

Roswell Strange

Holy Butts that’s pretty…

Terri HarpLady

I love that picture!! It’s SO green!
It’s already sold out? Wow!


It is back for sale today Terri…too bad I can’t afford it! LOL! I am just lucky I got to try it at all :) No filter on that picture I took BTW.

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Another awesome surprise swap sample from Jennkay

Della Terra teas are pretty hit or miss with me…this one is shockingly good! Even though I oversteeped it slightly, it has a nice creamy white chocolate flavor, even without sugar. I don’t mind the slightly drying astringency of the oversteeped white tea! Tasty!

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YUM! This is still so good! Thanks so much for sending me some Jennkay! :D

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drank Sungma Autumnal by Harney & Sons
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I drank this earlier and enjoyed it very much. I didn’t take notes while I drank it though so I’ll have to do that next time. Thanks boychik!

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Another exciting tea from my swap with Jennkay! Thanks!

I’ve had houjicha before, but it was cheapo bagged stuff. This is much smoother! I love the roasty flavor and low caffeine. This kind of thing is really nice to have around. Very toasty and satisfying :)

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

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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