1105 Tasting Notes


Yay new Pu-erh!

This is a very enjoyable shu. It has the classic earthy shu flavor, but is a little creamier and nuttier than most! I look forward to exploring it further :)

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Another to-go tea today. Still loving this one very much :)

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drank Magicienne by Nina's Paris
1105 tasting notes

I woke up late and I had to work today, so I brewed up a quick cup of this to take with me to work! Thanks so much for sending me some Courtney! :D

Pineapple and coconut is one of my favorite fruit flavor combinations of all time.

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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
1105 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
1105 tasting notes

Dear Laoshan Black,

Will you be my Valentine?



What an excellent note haha.


Love it!


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!


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 :)


Getting better, yes!


so jealous of your mandala order…


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


if only i could be as strong as you:)


If only we could all be so strong haha!

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
1105 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


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


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


Feel better soon!! :)


thanks you guys! :)

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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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