329 Tasting Notes

80
drank Golden Monkey by t Leaf T
329 tasting notes

I liked this one! It had a bit of a different taste for a black tea, but it was nice with some milk, so… yay? LOL. A little bit malty, but a lot more delicate than other malty blends I’ve had.

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80
drank Creme Brulee by t Leaf T
329 tasting notes

Contrary to the other reviews… I actually like this one, haha. I didn’t really get any of the burnt taste – maybe the amount of milk I had in it cancelled it out? Not my favourite dessert tea around, but I think I would get this one again. I definitely liked the black tea base in this as opposed to the rooibos (though the DT version of this is also pretty good).

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70
drank Keemun by t Leaf T
329 tasting notes

Another bold choice! Definitely don’t over steep this one, haha. I enjoyed this cup, but I don’t think this is a tea I’d get again. There was just something… off, maybe, about the taste? Something added that I didn’t 100 like? Whatever it is, there will be other black blends that I will go to before having this one again, though I’m not sorry I tried this one.

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drank Vanilla Vice by t Leaf T
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Hmm. This is a weird one. It’s a decent cup of black tea, but the vanilla wasn’t what I was expecting – I’ve had plenty of vanilla-flavoured teas over the years, so I know what to look for. Maybe it needed something else to bring the taste to the forefront? I added milk, and that didn’t really help, either. I still have some more of this one, so I’ll maybe make it another way and see if my rating changes any.

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80
drank Gumboot Tea by t Leaf T
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Big, bold, malty… This is an excellent example of an Assam tea blend. Again, I like Darjeelings better, but this was a great way to wake up this morning. I added a little bit of milk, as I don’t think I could manage to drink this one plain.

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75
drank Red Vanilla Raspberry by t Leaf T
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Rooibos and me have a very complicated relationship, LOL. I picked this sample because of the raspberry, and I like vanilla too, so I thought this should work! I definitely taste raspberry (along with the sometimes-questionable rooibos base, haha, I think I may have steeped it too long), but not really on the vanilla. Boo, as I was looking forward to that. All in all, not a bad tea, but watch the steeping time and don’t expect any vanilla. Pity that’s in the name!

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90
drank Red Baron Chai by t Leaf T
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Oh wow, I could drink an entire bucket of this one, I think! Delicious! Love the spices, love the smell, etc etc. I don’t think I steeped it for long enough, as the taste was a little milder than what I was expecting, but overall, this is definitely a thumbs up. I love chais that feature cinnamon, especially when the are caffeine free so I can drink them right before bed!

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drank Mojito by t Leaf T
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I didn’t like this one as much as I thought I would – I think the addition of the lemongrass was what killed it. Which is sad, as I usually quite like lemongrass. I did like the string mint and lime flavour, though, and maybe this is what should have been concentrated on? I also didn’t add an milk to this one due to the hibiscus. This is still a good tea, but just be prepared for a bit of an unusual flavour for something with ‘Mojito’ as the name.

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drank New Zealand Breakfast by t Leaf T
329 tasting notes

Yum! I generally don’t drink Assam blends as often as I do Darjeelings (because those are m precious), but I clearly have to try anything with ‘New Zealand’ in the name while I’m here, LOL. This definitely works as a wake up tea, and as with all of my plain blacks, I added milk.

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drank Christmas Fruits by t Leaf T
329 tasting notes

Sleigh Ride is one of my beloved blends from DT, and I was curious to see if this one would be anything similar to it. I was sort of correct, LOL, as there’s a lot more going on in this one than in Sleigh Ride, so the taste was a bit weird – I find tea that have a bunch of flavour profiles don’t necessarily do them all well. I did enjoy my cup, though, and I do like that it’s caffeine free!

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Tea flavours/profiles that are my favourite:

-Straight black tea (especially Earl Greys and Darjeelings)
-Fruits (especially strawberry, peach, lemon, and pineapple)
-Cinnamon
-Ginger
-Flavoured green tea

My Tea Rating Scale (just to have a little bit of consistency):

Under 50: Ugh. Terrible.
50-60: Disappointing – I don’t think I’ll be getting any more of this.
61-75: Decent – I’ll finish what I have, and I may consider buying again.
76-89: Very enjoyable – I would definitely consider getting more.
90-100: I LOVE IT – I will do what I can to keep a permanent stash on my shelf.

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