242 Tasting Notes

drank Milk Oolong by Gong Fu Tea Shop
242 tasting notes

I was little worried about this one, because the brewing aroma was quite floral. I’m not really a fan of floral type tea’s. Sure, my initial sip was quite floral, but I didn’t give up on it. As the cup cooled I found those creamy buttery notes that I enjoy so much in milk oolongs. The floral notes took a back seat as the cup cooled.

Steep two was even less floral, but the butter notes were still very present. The peach notes came through as well once the cup cooled down.

I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed this cup, despite the initial heavy floral aromas. Thanks to Cameron B for the sample!

Cameron B.

I agree, boo hiss florals! :P

scribbles

:) Yeah, I have another floral tea that was gifted to me that I’ve been avoiding, but should really get to it.

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The last time I reviewed this tea, I was on the fence about it. sometimes I love it, and other times it’s just meh. tonight I love it. my house guest said it smells like popcorn, I see why he would think that.

Brews up nice and dark, with a weighty mouth feel. I haven’t tried rice pu’er from any other company, so I don’t how it compares. But, when the mood strikes for a starchy type tea, this one hits the spot.

scribbles

No, but i’m happy to see they sell it, since am contemplating order. Thanks for the link :)

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this last night. When I opened the package, the first thing that came to mind was that this smelled like mint gum.

The upfront taste is apple, followed up by mint, which I found kinda weird. The flavours didn’t mesh well for me. I guess I’m in the minority on this one. I just don’t like it.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I don’t have anything new to say about this tea that hasn’t already been said. I’m enjoying a cup of it now on this sunny but chilly day. It makes me feel warm, toasty and happy.

Nxtdoor

That one can feel happy on a Sunday afternoon is something I can’t comprehend. :) good for you!

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I’m exhausted today. I wish I could sit around and do nothing, but unfortunately stuff needs to get done. Hoping this tea will inject some caffeine energy to get me going.

The leaves are incredibly long and gold and dark brown in colour. Makes measuring these leaves difficult, then I accidentally poured too many leaves in the infuser. Ah well, at least it wasn’t on the floor.

The aroma is honey and fruit. My first couple of sips were really fruity, and now I think I understand what stewed fruit tastes like, even though I can’t remember the last I tasted stewed fruit. The tea is naturally sweet from the honey and molasses notes.

I think I prefer steep better. The fruit notes have toned down, and the richer molasses notes are more evident. Yep, steep 2 is a winner for me.

Thanks for sharing Cameron B!

yyz

I just had this too. It really is intensely sweet.

scribbles

Looks like we’re on the same page with these teas :)

gmathis

That is just a pretty name…Lily Bud :)

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Having a cup of this while trying to unwind my from a stressful day at work. Most of my stress, however, I will admit, I cause myself.

The brewed aroma of this tea reminded of me of buttery beans and peas. The taste is just like the aroma – sweet and creamy beans. I do pick up some the nuttiness that Cameron B referred to, but for me it’s not so prominent.

Slight bitterness in the second brew, but I lost rack of time…I really should get a timer of some sort, or watch the clock better. Despite the slight bitterness, it’s still very tasty and it makes happy drinking it.

Thanks for the sample Cameron B!

Sil

like seeing reviews for this company… relatively unknown to me but seem interesting from the few reviews that i’ve seen :)

scribbles

I’m really impressed with their teas. I’m considering an order soon-ish

gmathis

Hope you got un-knotted before bedtime :)

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Sipdown!

The first time I tried this I was a little distracted and noticed only the predominant sweet potato and dark sweetness.

This morning’s cup really hit the spot. I’m still getting the sweet potato and molasses, but I’m also noticing some spiciness. The mouthfeel is lovely – has some heft/thickness to it.

This is ridiculously good! Thank you so much for sharing Cameron B! Need MORE of this!!

Cameron B.

I’m so glad you like it! :D

Sil

neat!

yyz

Inspired me to have some this morning!

scribbles

Isn’t this just so nom nom nommies?!!

yyz

Definitely! I’ve already purchased it twice.

Dexter

Drinking this today too. It’s really good. :))

scribbles

Cool!! :D I definitely hafta put an order in.

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
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My first couple of sips, I thought it tasted more like banana pudding than nut bread. As the cup cooled the nuttiness came out. Me likey. Too bad it’s a small seasonal sample. I used half the sample for one cup. At least it’ll be a quick sipdown.

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Whoa, the leaves are HUGE, I thought it was an oolong at first glance. The leaves are long and dark chocolate brown in colour. I kinda eyeballed the measurements and used up half the sample and less water than I normally would, maybe about 6 oz.

Lightly malty with a lot raisin notes and honey. I thought I picked up on some grains, I guess that might be the bread notes coming through. It’s sweet and fruity, but I mostly taste raisins.

Tasty tea for a miserable rainy day. While good, perhaps not something I would feel the need to keep in my cupboard, but I certainly wouldn’t turn a cup away. Sample came my way from the generous Cameron B. Thank You!

gmathis

Hope your day un-miserable’d itself!

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this last year, and wasn’t thrilled with it. Tried it again this year, and still not wow’d by it. Seems heavy on the cinnamon to me. I like Pumpkin Patch waaaay better.

Off to the Wal-Mart. It’s near a David’s tea, so maybe I’ll redeem my points.

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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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