971 Tasting Notes

I am up in Chicago this weekend visiting a good buddy of mine. She is into tea too, and actually worked at a David’s store as a seasonal worker last winter. So I brought her a bunch of stuff from my tea stash and I’m raiding her stash for breakfast :)

This tea did not impress me that much, heh. My fault for selecting a bagged tea :)

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My first Mariage Freres tea! Thanks so much Shelley_Lorraine for the sample!

This tea has a wonderful soft natural apple and almond flavor, with a hint of frosting or pastry floating around in the background. The base tea is mild but pleasant and unobtrusive. This is very enjoyable! Especially for those of us that like our tea to taste like a bakery treat sometimes :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Wow! The ultimate dessert tea?

Terri HarpLady

This one sounds tasty!

Stephanie

Not my personal ultimate dessert tea, BrewTEAlly Sweet but a very nice one! :)

TeaBrat

where to find this?

Sil

mousse au chocolate > macaron haha

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Sounds like it!!!

Sil

Amy – no idea beyond france..but man i would love to be able to get more of this series from MF…. sigh

Shelley_Lorraine

macaron > mousse au chocolate ;)

Sil

Shelley….hahaha I just wish they hadn’t been limited editions. I want them to come. Back..

Shelley_Lorraine

best that way if they are, b/c temptation to spend more on shipping than on the tea is too high :)

Terri HarpLady

maybe we can get ysaurella to buy some & send it to us ?

Sil

Terri – pretty sure it’s gone now…my parents were having a really hard time trying to find The tin they managed to bring back for me

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
971 tasting notes

Thank you so much Shelley_Lorraine for sending me some of this tea in a swap!

I’ve always wanted to try this tea. My husband and I cook a lot of southeast asian food so I’m familiar with tamarind and a big fan of the flavor. Of course, the base tea pairs perfectly with the tamarind! Slightly malty and sweet. I don’t think it needs any sugar. This one is definitely going on my shopping list! :D

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Guuuuhhhh, these are so goood!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

You bought those?!?! Omg drool!

Stephanie

Shh, I’ve been hoarding them ;) They might be my top fave tea of all time!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ha ha silly. Jasmine pearls make me feel sophisticated ha ha idk why

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
971 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

Sad because this leafhopper tea is super tasty! But also not sad because my cupboard is about to explode! New teas on the way soon and its already almost at max capacity! Eep!

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Most of the teas I drank yesterday were sorta disappointing so I’ve decided that today I’m drinking only teas I KNOW I like :)

Starting with something green from Laoshan seemed entirely appropriate!

Sil

good plan! :)

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Blend Club Box sip down!

This tea was probably my favorite out of October’s bunch. All of them had some anise-like flavors that didn’t really agree with me (I HATE licorice)

Hoping this months blends are more to my liking :)

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I’m enjoying this generous sample from Teavivre this morning! This is an extremely floral oolong. Very light too. The smell is strong and wonderfully complex, but I’m finding the flavor a little weak for my personal tastes. Not bad though and I’m really glad I got to try it. Thanks Teavivre!

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I finally opened this sencha! I was trying to finish my Sencha Fukamidori from Den’s first, since these types of greens apparently spoil rather quickly.

This is very different from the senchas I’m used to. It is still buttery and spinachy, but there’s a haylike or grassy quality as well. Kind of like sencha with some white tea thrown in? I find it interesting that this is the summer harvest sencha, because the hay notes really make me think of summer time!

There is a little sweetness but not as much as other senchas, so this one seems pretty savory to me. No bitteness at all though (I made sure to steep at a nice low temp) and very little astringency. Nice sencha, very glad I won it from a Yunomi.us giveaway! :)

Fjellrev

Congrats on the win!

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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos.

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