1045 Tasting Notes


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Thank you for the sample brewTEAlly sweet!

Smells like hazelnut coffee! But whoa…the taste is super artificial! And there is some licorice or something going on…bleh! Glad I got to try it but I’m going to have to dump it out. Wah wah.

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I had this for breakfast with an actual banana. Banana overload! :D

Best banana bread flavored tea!

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drank Da Yu Ling Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I decided to try my new Gaiwan for the first time today and made this tea, also for the first time. I really love the Gaiwan! This tea ain’t half bad either ;)

The first steep was extremely buttery and reminded me of a good sencha. The 2nd steep had more of an oolongish vegetal yet floral vibe. All steeps were super sweet! Gongfu is fun! Getting to taste the tea evolve, and see the leaves unfurl. Good times! Thanks again for everything, Stacy :)

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So glad you are enjoying your new gaiwan and the teas too! You are going to love rediscovering your teas! Some teas taste vastly different in a gaiwan.


I am going to try some puerh in it next :)

I really like the glaze on the green gaiwan, BTW!

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Stephanie-I’m so glad! The green one is my favorite and I’m glad you like it too! Nice, I hope you enjoy your puerh!

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Hmm, this isn’t as bad as I was afraid it would be. I’ve got a strong aversion to fennel or anything with an anise like flavor! Licorice bleaarrghhh!


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drank Thé de Lune by Mariage Frères
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How lucky I am to have received this tea in a swap with JustJames!

This tea is downright enchanting! It is all sweet citrus and berries with creamy floral overtones. Lovely stuff. Thank you so much for sharing JustJames :)


an artist’s tea….. a dreamer’s tea. you are more than welcome.

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I was all SQUEE! when I saw that a Dancong was part of this month’s classic club box! I was given a little bit of a phoenix dancong (not from Verdant) in a swap once, and it was my favorite dark oolong to date!

This particular Dancong is a little spicier than the one I fell in love with. The sweetness and complexity I love is there though. Floral or fruity at times, yet dark and creamy and roasty. MMMMMM!!! YAY DANCONG!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I knew you would love this months classics the moment I got them in the mail:)

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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Yum, I’m glad I decided to get more of this one, for when I’m craving something fruity!

Also next time I’ll have to try it iced :)

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YUM! This is MUCH better than anything out of the Verdant blend club box for last month! I definitely get a genmaicha vibe from the toasted rice, but the tangy oolong is interesting and different. The coriander and cinnamon give this a curry-like vibe. Very savory, and very southeast asian :)

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Backlog from last night!

I got SO MANY teas in the mail yesterday- http://twitpic.com/dmlor5

This is the first one I decided to try. It does indeed taste like rootbeer! I’m really glad it was a honeybush and not a rooibos tea. I hate rooibos. I’m glad to have a few nice caffeine free teas around for evening consumption :)


That’s an awesome haul!


It was epic! I’m not allowed to do any black Friday shopping now :P


Nicely done!


I got some stuff coming too that I am going to be in trouble for too!

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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.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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