1105 Tasting Notes

drank Chinese Flower by Harney & Sons
1105 tasting notes

I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this one yet! I was gifted this tea by a local friend, and just sort of forgot about it, I guess!

I really like this actually. Citrus and floral seem perfectly matched here. Unfortunately I let this steep just a little bit too long so it is slightly more astringent than I prefer my greens. Still totally drinkable though.

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What I’m drinking is a sample from Mandala Tea. The package said-

Noble Mark 2013 fermentation tea nugget

I knew as soon as I woke up this morning I wanted to drink a shu today. I’ve been waiting for a shu craving to hit so I could try this sample! It was exactly what I needed. I find it very grounding. There are never any funky or “off” odors or tastes in any of the Mandala puerhs I’ve tried so far! First steep was earthy, and the 2nd steep is similar but a little sweeter. Very nice :)

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I’m enjoying a cup of my oolong version of this tea this afternoon. SO GOOD with brown sugar to sweeten it!!!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

OHHHHHH I must try it with brown sugar maybe that will help too!


What steeping parameters are you using? I keep putting off trying mine because I’m not sure how to prep it.


I used about 1tbs for 12 oz, 180degrees for like 4 mins :)

The flavor strengthens as it cools!




I’m really liking the oolong version—wish it was available to repurchase :(

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drank White Bubbly Berry by Kally Tea
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Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox

I’m having one of those mornings where I’m overwhelmed by my own tea stash and unsure exactly what I’m wanting to drink. Solution? Finish samples from the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box!

I was pretty unsure of this tea based on the smell. Maybe a bit too candy-like? But the flavor is actually a lot more subtle. White tea pairs nicely with raspberry! I’m not picking out any champagne specific flavors, but perhaps I’m mistaking them for white tea flavors. Anyway, glad I snagged the last serving of this so I could taste my first Kally Tea offering :)

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Oooh, first tasting note! No pressure! LOL

BrewTEAlly Sweet was kind enough to send me a sample of this. It smells REALLY caramelly! I’m a bit picky with my dark oolongs. Some of them just feel like something is missing, to me anyway. This is pretty good though, and the caramel flavor is spot on! I’m glad I got to try it but this is not something I would purchase in the future. Hurray for trying all the teas though! :D

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Another green tea sip down today! Finished the spring harvest- will open my package of summer harvest now that the spring is gone :)

My favorite is still the Autumn though!

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drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
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Sip down! I really enjoyed this Sencha, but I have to admit I was a little excited to see it go, but only because I’ve got a new pouch of a different Sencha I wouldn’t let myself open until I finished this one! :D

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drank Bats in the Belfry by Della Terra
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I love the idea of a chocolate/mint/vanilla tea! I don’t know what my beef is lately but Della Terra teas have not been thrilling to me. I guess I’m spoiled? shrug Drinkable but not something I would purchase.

Thanks for letting me try it BrewTEAlly Sweet :D

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This morning I am drinking 50% Butiki Pumpkin Creme Brulee and 50% Butiki Pumpkin Milkshake!

It is good but I definitely still prefer Pumpkin Milkshake by itself :D


Somebody had to! ;)

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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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