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drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
355 tasting notes

Definitely steeped too long last time. Shut down steeping as soon as I finished pouring in my water (it took about 10-15 seconds since I had to wait for the leaves to absorb the water), and it’s much sweeter and lighter this time. No bitterness at the end. Upping my rating, and putting this on my shopping list!

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drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
355 tasting notes

My Den’s order came today! Talk about super quick service. I reallllly want to try the matcha, but it’s too late in the evening for that. So I decided to try this out first, which came in my sampler.

This is pretty freaking great. As I’ve said a million times before, I generally don’t love green teas. But this is sweet, soft, and so soothing. There is a bitterness at the end of the sip that I don’t love – I’m not sure if I steeped too long or if that’s supposed to be there; Den’s website does mention a bitterness with this sencha.

This is the beginning and end of my sample, since I made a whole pot. Will report back on the next steep.

Cofftea

You’re smarter than I am. I tried mine at 9pm lol.

Ricky

Haha, I should have made something stronger than a white tea. I’m literally falling asleep right now. Wait so you got Den’s $3 sampler or made individual purchases? Or both?

Bethany

Both! I got the sampler, Pineapple Sencha, Genmaicha Extra Green, and Matcha Kaze.

fcmonroe

I was stupid and forgot to order the sampler. I guess I missed my chance, since it is for new customers only!

Cofftea

Ricky, it’s w/ purchase only. Fcmonroe, well it’s not like you wouldn’t want to buy large amounts of all the teas anyway lol:)

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94

Ahhh busy morning.. this tea will forever be delicious. See previous notes.

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95
drank Yunnan Noir by Adagio Teas
355 tasting notes

This was the end of sample tin – I think that’s the second or third sample tin of this that I’ve gone through, so I probably need to suck it up and buy the 4oz.

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83

Yummy cocoa goodness for a Sunday morning.

LissaMarie

i drank this tea this morning too! :)

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63

My beloved Mangosteen Green with Matcha was on clearance at the grocery store, which scares me. I really hope they’re not discontinuing it. And they were all out of it!

So I had been meaning to try this tea for awhile (which was also on clearance) and bought it in place of Mangosteen. It brews up that thin red color that only comes from grocery store herbal teas (especially those with rosehips and hibiscus). It’s okay. Not nearly as good as the Mangosteen, but I’ll drink it from time to time.

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76

Again, craving this one when I put together my little teabags for this morning. Not too sweet or bitter.

But! More exciting! I just made my first Den’s Tea order! As I’ve said, I’m reallyyyy trying to get myself to like green teas more, so I figured I’d start with Japanese greens first. I got:
2 oz of Pineapple Sencha
2 oz of Genmaicha Extra Green
Matcha Kaze
and the green tea sampler set, since I really wanted to try their Sencha Fuka-midori

So hopefully there’ll be some delicious new tasting notes soon.

Cofftea

It seems to be 52 teas coconut day!:) Den’s sampler is amazing! I can’t wait to hear how the pineapple sencha is.

IdentiTEA

Yay for the Den’s order! Too bad there isn’t a really like button.

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83
drank Lady Grey by Tea Embassy
355 tasting notes

Good, comforting morning tea.

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80
drank Mango by Caribou Coffee
355 tasting notes

Juicy and not bitter at all. This really does surprise me.

Does anyone know if Caribou sells Harney & Sons teas, repackaged? I noticed that two of their teas for sale – not at the counter, just in tins – were exactly the same names as Harney teas (Pomegranate Oolong and Hot Cinnamon Spice).

Meghann M

Never made the connection, but the descriptions are the exact same as well. Both Pomegranate Oolongs Ti Quan Yin. Not finding anything confirming this for sure though.

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73
drank Greenbelt by Tea Embassy
355 tasting notes

Yummy almondy mate goodness.

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