2768 Tasting Notes

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drank Sansia Black by Butiki Teas
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Today I am finding the very start of my sip astringent but that is quickly drowned out by delicious malt and honey notes. Not to mention flavors reminiscent of fresh baked bread and tasty fruits. Yum!!

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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drank Magicienne by Nina's Paris
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The coconut is strong in the cold brew and it is nice but I am also getting grass which is less nice. Oh well, I will just stick to having this hot.

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold brewed and this makes for a delicious fruity drink. Juicy, sweet, and really spot-on when it comes to the passionfruit flavor. Still, I find myself looking or more tart as I continue to sip.

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drank La Tropicale by Camellia Sinensis
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Well this was disappointing. I have been impressed with Camellia Sinensis so far but this is a huge miss for me, at least as a hot brew. It tastes incredibly artificial and almost has a clayesque flavor that is really putting me off. Every now and then I get a hint of fruit but nothing distinctive and it really isn’t strong enough to redeem the cup. The last of this sample is getting cold brewed or iced but I doubt this is one I will be sad to see go. Still, thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to try this because it is one I certainly might have picked up in an order. Now I know better.

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The first time I saw this tea was in a TTB and though I usually avoid pu’erh I meant to try this as per Cavocorax’s suggestion. However, I ended up forgetting and passed it along. Luckily, my tea twin Roswell Strange has me covered as she sent along a teaspoon for me to taste. Thank you!

Sipping on this cup, I am grateful that the pu’erh flavor is essentially non-existent. Nonetheless, this is still not a tea for me. It is mostly a hot cup of cinnamon water with some ginger and herb flavors to round it out. All not flavors in a tea I care enough to reach for so although I am happy for the chance to try something new, I am also glad it was just the one serving.

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drank Cinnaberry by DAVIDsTEA
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Coldbrewed this and it tastes like a muffin. I like it. I think I will be grabbing some more of this next time I am in DAVIDS because I am a fan.

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Iced the last of this blend and I think that was a bad plan because something super weird happened…the banana took on a very artificial quality and not in the good banana medicine type way. The combination of hay-like shou mei, and artificial banana is really unpleasant and making it hard to finish this cup. And oh, there is still no passion fruit :(. Thank you Roswell Strange for sending some my way but this isn’t one I have a hard time saying goodbye to. Still, it’s always fun to try new things. 165.

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drank White White Cocoa by T2
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Last time I had this, I brewed it hot and had it plain so with the rest of the leaf, I decided to try it a couple of different ways: hot with milk and iced.

I find the addition of milk to the hot cup highlights the coconut flavour of this tea. So the start of the sip is sweet, creamy coconut goodness. As the sip ends though, the cocoa really comes through to finish things off with a rich chocolatey note. Though if I am being honest, I don’t think this tea really needs the milk as the difference between this and the plain cup is minimal.

Iced, this reminds me of a watered down sweetened hot chocolate. The base also comes through more strongly as well. Unfortunately, I find the flavours are just too subtle for an iced cup. So, at the end of the day, I think I will stick to having this one hot.

Thank you Memily for such a generous sample. I really enjoyed playing around with this tasty tea! 166.

VariaTEA

Yum indeed :)

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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