1108 Tasting Notes

Last swap sample from Dexter3657!

This one is a random tieguanyin, and is very lovely! Super sweet, super green and has a nice mineral note! Loving the tang. Very much hitting the spot! :D

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drank La Mangue by Fauchon
1108 tasting notes

Another sample from Dexter3657

Apparently Fauchon teas are hit or miss for me. I REALLY liked a couple and a couple I have been pretty indifferent about. This is one of the latter. Nothing wrong with it exactly, it just doesn’t stand out as anything outstanding, you know?

This seems a lot more subtle on the flavoring than the Apricot…shrug

Super glad I got to try all these Fauchon samples. I know I am curious to try more but hesitant to pay big money for them unless I’ve already tried them and fallen in love like I did with La Naissance!

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drank La Mangue (Mango) by Fauchon
1108 tasting notes

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Almost a sip-down…this one was a surprising hit for me. I’d say I’m going to reorder it soon, but next time I order a flavored assam from Butiki it will be Hello Sweetie! :D

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Butiki Teas

Actually, this one uses our Congou Keemun as a base, though it does have some similar notes to the Assam. :)


Oh! Thank you! :)

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Made this into tea syrup for sodas…my husband loves it! I got some raspberry sorbet recently and it tastes just like it. Don’t come to this tea expecting to taste a high quality, fancy base tea. Just expect juicy raspberry deliciousness!

Flavors: Berries


Talk to me about how to make tea into sodas? Cold steep super strong and then add it like flavoring after to the seltzer water? We one of the Soda Streams from my sister, and I’m curious how tea soda works.


I hot steep triple strong and then simmer with 1/2-1 cup of sugar depending on how sweet I want it. Chill it. Then add a couple of tablespoons to a glass of cold soda water!


Great tip!


How much water do you simmer with the sugar?

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I had this for breakfast today as a hot latte. Perfect Monday morning breakfast! :)

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Thank you for the sample Dexter3657 :)

I haven’t had Earl Grey in a long time…there is something weird and not quite right about this one IMO. It SMELLS really good but tastes weird. I will finish my cup and glad I got to try it but this is on my do not like list , heh.

1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Sorry – I don’t do EG, you asked for Lupicia, so I just passed it along. I hadn’t tried it – not that I would be a good judge. :((


No, don’t get me wrong, super glad to try it! especially for free since I didn’t like it and all :)
Plus everything else you sent has been amazing so far :D


I know, can’t win them all. Yes you get to take it off your list without buying it. :))


Also? Sometimes I feel weird that SO many of my tea reviews are resoundingly positive…so its actually kind of refreshing when I can leave a neutral or somewhat negative review on something, LOL!

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I am digging the new Steepster updates! Also still very much digging on this tea. To me this is ideal classic ‘shu’ flavor. Perfect when I am in the mood for it!

Flavors: Earth, Wood

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
BrewTEAlly Sweet

Is this still the one is sent you for Xmas?


Yes ma’am :D


You inspired me, I’m drinking it right now. Very smooth. I think it would be perfect for beginners. I enjoy it a lot.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I’m glad it was enough for you to savor:):)

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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. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

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