226 Tasting Notes

A tasty treat sent to me from JustJames – thank you! If not for you, I probably would never have tried the Dammann Freres tea’s.

This tastes mostly of marzipan. There is a little bit of amaretto lurking in the background, but up front is the marzipan. I haven’t had marzipan in ages, and this makes me want to get some. Yum.

JustJames

=0) glad you enjoyed my friend!

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drank Climber's High by Tealux
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Not a favourite. I remember the first time I tried this a few months back, it tasted quite bland. Tonight, I got a lot of licorice in the aftertaste.

Not for me.

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
226 tasting notes

This came in a surprise package sent to me from JustJames – thank you so much for sharing with me!

I remembered reading the note on this blend, but I couldn’t remember what was in it except for banana. I intentionally did not look it up just to see what flavours I would discover. I could see in the blend the coconut, so I was kind of expecting a cream pie type of flavour. What I actually got was cookies. The banana flavour is quite prominent – but it’s good; it tastes like real bananas. The coconut lends a nice creaminess to the tea. I am also getting a touch of acidity.

Despite the pralines eluding me the first time around, I found this delicious. I have enough leaves for another cup, and so another chance to enjoy this blend.

Again, thank you so much JustJames for the sample. This was really good!

JustJames

so pleased you are enjoying it! you are the blend’s second official review!!!!

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drank Sencha Fukujyu by The Tea Haus
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I have been ignoring my green tea’s lately in favour of black tea’s. This one has been sitting in my cupboard (virtual and real) for quite some time. It was one of the first tea’s that I ordered online.

The first few times I’ve tried this I wasn’t very impressed. It seemed to lack flavour. I must have been doing something wrong either with the water temperature or steep time, because now I love it. When I steep it correctly I get a sweet, creamy butter flavour that is just so good. When I steep it too long it tastes like bitter vegetables.

Now that I’ve figured out how to make this delicious I suspect my sample will be done some time in the next week. I would even consider ordering it again.

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So I had my water boiled and ready to go, and I knew which tea I wanted to drink, and I thought I knew exactly where this particular tea was. Wrong. There are only 5 possible places in my home where this tea could possibly be hiding, so where is it??!! It took me 10 minutes to find, and wouldn’t you know it was in the desk right beside me. Hiding behind the box that it came in.

So I prepared fresh water, and am now sipping on sweet caramel goodness. It was worth the hunt. This tea is so silky smooth. I bought this tea because of the way it looked in the photo – all the long golden strands. I just knew I had to have it.

Another delicious tea from Mandala – thank you!

JustJames

ha ha ha, 5! like my lab! oooooh…… not a good sign. there goes my mind.

Dexter

lol you know you’re addicted to tea when……

scribbles

YES!!! :D

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I guess I didn’t like this very much the first time I tried it, but something changed from then to now, because it went down much easier this time around. On my last note I had decided that I might like it better if I added sugar and cream. I didn’t do that. I had it straight up.

There was still that earthy roasted flavour, but this time around it was more appealing.

Thanks Dexter3657 for sending me this sample!

JustJames

funny how tastes change….. xoxo

scribbles

YES!! I’m kind of surprised and pleased by how my tastes are changing.

JustJames

i seem to be moving away from puerh?!!!! it’s all ysaurella’s fault. all i want to drink now are french teas. sigh. as if this wasn’t an expensive habit before!

scribbles

Yeah…that can get pricey. Right now I’m on a black tea kick.

gmathis

Thank you for reminding me I have a little tin of mate…uh…somewhere. Once I find it, I’ll try with cream and sugar.

scribbles

I didn’t appreciate the earthiness the first time around, and thought cream & sugar might help.

Dexter

I totally agree, my tastes are really changing too – things I used to think were great, now not so much – and starting to appreciate some that didn’t really do it for me. It’s fun to go back to a tea you haven’t had in awhile.

(memo to self – scribbles is on a black tea kick…..I have MOUNTAINS of black tea in my house)

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drank Pumpkin Spice Brulee by Teavana
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As a pumpkin spice TISANE this is pretty good. But it’s not a tea. I saw no leaves. None. I’ve read other posts about this problem, but this is my first experience with the lack of leaf.

Not worth the expense.

VariaTEA

I’m sorry to hear that! Especially since I have some of this coming to me in a teavana order which will hopefully be arriving tomorrow

scribbles

The taste is ok, I was just disappointed in the lack of leaf. Hopefully your sample will have leaves :)

Aimee Popovacki

i agree…. there was not enough leaf in mine either.

VariaTEA

Hopefully mine won’t have that issue but I am glad to hear it still tasted alright regardless of the lack of leaf

Aimee Popovacki

yeah it was still nice… i gave some to a friend who loved the taste of it (but isn’t a tea drinker so didn’t really know the difference)

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drank Spiced Fig by DAVIDsTEA
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I was so excited to try this blend – I thought it would be my favourite go-to flavour. Sadly, it is sorely lacking flavour. Am very disappointed.

Terri HarpLady

I hate when that happens!

CelebriTEA

Did you just try this from a sample or did you order and ounce or two? I ask, because even though it is a disappointment to you
(If you have leftovers ) I wouldn’t mind purchasing some from you.
I afore figs in cookies and this sounds so enchanting to me :-)

CelebriTEA

Adore not afore..lol…sometimes I tend to type dyslexic

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I drank too many dessert tea’s today (but too lazy to log all of them) and really needed something either salty or roasty to cut into all that sugar. This was the choice, and it was perfect – roasty with mineral notes.

I’ve been neglecting my oolongs since being on a black tea and dessert tea binge. I love oolong. I don’t know why I’m not drinking them up.

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drank Carrot Cake by Tealish
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