834 Tasting Notes

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YUM! Thanks for this sample with my most recent order, Stacy! It IS very similar to the Mi Xian Black, but a little bit less floral and a little more rich and malty tasting. I am really enjoying this today. Happy Friday everyone!

Stephanie

Oooooh, as it cools I’m getting the powdered sugar/funnel cake flavor. YUM!!!!

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drank Unknown Puerh by Red Leaf Tea
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Today I am drinking the nest shaped tuocha! There was only one in my bag, most of them were the little rectangular cubes. It is even smoother than the cube! I really need to get my hands on some high quality puerh in the near future. I wish Mandala had a small sampling pack or something!

Sil

you can buy “sample”/small sizes from garrett – i ordered a few from him to try recently. I highly recommend trying special dark and noble mark…you can get the same tea that they pressed to make their phatty cake too if you want a sense of whether you’d like that one too…oh just place an order! haha i’ve only been able to place one order with garret and it’s all so delicious!

Stephanie

Can you buy less than a full ounce for sampling? When I look on the website that is the smallest quantity I see…I really would prefer a half ounce or less for sampling purposes!

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Perfect tea for fall! Just enough cinnamon and nutmeg. The slightly astringent ceylon pairs perfectly! I’m drinking this straight at work this afternoon, but I’ll make this one extra strong one day soon and add some milk or cream and brown sugar. Oh man I can’t wait! :D

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99

This is an excellent green tea! It is very similar to the Laoshan Bilochun green I drank yesterday actually, in that the sweetness and vegetal levels are similar, but this one has a slight floral aftertaste like a good green oolong or something. Definitely my sort of tea! Very very nice and I’m so glad I got to try it :)

Stephanie

OMG as the cup cooled the floral taste got even stronger…this is going onto my “top favorite teas of all time” list!

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97

This is super tasty. I’ve been blissing out on it all afternoon long. Nice and comforting for a BUSY day after a holiday at work!

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95

I think the first time I had this one I oversteeped it. I like it much better this time!

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Finally brewed this up at home where my variable temp kettle lives, so I can be sure I am doing it right! It is better than the last time I had it, but I think Dragonwell style is one of my least favorite forms of green tea. I’m sure this is a fine Dragonwell if you like dragonwells! I think it’s just too mineraly for me. I can deal with a mineral note along a sweet and floral oolong, but that is 90% what I get out of this one and not much else.

Stephanie

I iced up the re-steep and I actually really enjoyed it this way! Apparently I just don’t like it hot? Weird, but woohoo! I’ll do up the rest of my sample pack iced for sure!

Alysha

I feel the same way about Dragonwells. Everyone seems to love em but they’re just not for me. Glad I’m not the only one!

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drank Gyokuro Standard by Yunomius
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Oh gyokuro how I miss you when you are away, hehe. I got my package from yunomi.us yesterday! 4 gyokuros for sampling and some salted Sakura blossoms. Can’t wait to try them all!

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