284 Tasting Notes

drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
284 tasting notes

This is great tea to start the day. Delicious, smooth, sweet, some malt.

My first cup had hints of fruit in the background, with a lighter profile. Second steep of these beautiful leaves…ahhh…rich, sweet, and so tasty. BF commented on how good it smells-he doesn’t drink tea.

Many thanks to Dexter3657 for sending this my way!

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drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
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drank Coconut Oolong by Majesteas
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More snow (sigh).

I decided to brew up a trusted favourite. I think I must always keep a coconut oolong in my cupboard. I haven’t tried one that I dislike, although I do prefer some over others. This is one of those that I like a little more.

Infusion is bright yellow. Upfront taste is toasty coconut. As the cup cools, butter and a touch of salt lingers.

The second infusion doesn’t offer much, but the toasted coconut still makes its presence known.

Terri HarpLady

London tea room carries a tasty coconut oolong. I used to have it in my cupboard, now I want a cup :)

scribbles

I wish I could fedex it to you immediately…but I’m more than willing to share…

Stephanie

We got ice. I’ll trade ya for some snow

Terri HarpLady

Maybe I’ll treat myself to a pot at the LTR this week :)

scribbles

Stephanie, you’re right. Ice worse.

Terri – I’m thinking I may have to check LTR out.

Terri HarpLady

It’s a local company, so if I pick some up I can send you a sample :)

scribbles

Ohhhh….THANK YOU!! I’d love some if you pick it up.

Terri HarpLady

Might want to send me a reminder in a week or so (after I’ve had a chance to got it). I can be a bit of an airhead, LOL.

pyarkaaloo

coconut oolongs are amazing!

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My first tea of the day, and what a great way to start! I didn’t care for it very much the first time I tried it, and so I put it aside. Something changed.

This is just oh so good. My first cup…sweet potato. I am on cup #2, and this is even better than the first. For a few sips I got honey candy. Sweet potato notes after, and now butter.

I accidentally had ordered an extra ounce a little while back, not realizing I already had it. Now I’m glad I did.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! !!

I used to love this, but today it’s coming across a little bland. I may or may not restock it. Too many other tea’s that I prefer. It was good while it lasted, but perhaps time to move on.

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reviewed Tea Canteen by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this. I don’t bring tea in this, ‘cos I don’t want aroma’s or flavours mixed together. So I boil some H20 to bring to work in it and infuse the flavour/tea of the day in a different cup. I refill the canteen with H20 when needed.

I love the simple, clean lines of the design. But even more, I love how it keeps H20 hot. One of my best buys.

Aimee Popovacki

i love this one, i just wish it had an infuser in it! it keeps the tea superhot like a timolino, and is so much bigger than the timolino, but i’m not a huge fan of using tea filter bags.

scribbles

I’m not a fan of filter bags either. I just use this to transport or keep water hot. No tea due to fear of cross-contamination.

Aimee Popovacki

thats actually such a good idea for it.. I think i’m going to use mine for that.. i’ve only used it once or twice!

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This is a great morning tea. Thanks to Dexter3657 for sending me a sample.

I opened the sample bag and I got a waft of the smokiness. I thought from the dry leaf that the smoke would be really strong. I was delighted that while the smoke was evident in the sips, it wasn’t overbearing. I do like smoky tea’s but sometimes it’s too much. I didn’t add any sweeteners, and it was delicious.

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I found this to be light on spice and not much honey flavour. Oh, and a lot of woodiness in the flavour. Meh.

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It’s been a crazy couple of days, and I finally got a chance to just sit and relax, and let some if the stress go. This sweet honey tea is certainly helping to ease the tension.

This is a sad sipdown, but i am sure it will be back in my cupboard.

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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The idea of gingerbread anything makes my mouth water…sweet spicy goodness. I was really excited when I saw this as part of the holiday collection and thought I’d never have enough of it.

The first time I tried it a few months ago, I found it wanting, so I just put it aside for more favoured tea’s. I went back to it this morning, and found the same the thing. A little weak on flavour. I did find some effects of a ginger tingle in the aftertaste, but overall…meh.

When I was at Chapter’s picking up some books, stationary and other things, I found some mulling spice by the Spice Hunter on sale. Purchased it on a whim.

After finishing my meh gingerbread tea, I thought to myself, should I try this with mulling spice? Yes! Let’s see what happens. This is what the blend was missing…mulling spice (and a bit of maple syrup)! So much tastier.

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My tea journey started in 2012, when a friend gifted me some loose leaf. I guess she thought I was drinking too much coffee. Blown away by the amazing flavours I immediately embraced the loose leaf tea. I still drink coffee, but my main choice of beverage is now tea.

My tea preferences are blacks, pu’erhs, oolongs and greens.

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