294 Tasting Notes

100
drank PU-ERH MAPLE CHAI by Tealux
294 tasting notes

ERMAHGERD!

I got this as an extra sample with my recent order (they sent me 2 new pu-erh samples).
It smells soooo delicious, spicy, maple goodness!
The taste oh so divine. Probably the YUMMIEST chai I have ever had. The addition of maple makes it near perfection. This would benefit greatly from some added pure Canadian maple syrup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

hmmm may need to check this one out

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So I’m not entirely sure that this is what I had last night. It wasn’t labeled but I did give some to my mom, which is labeled & looks like this tea.
I’m also pretty sure I took it from the traveling tea box the last time around.

It smelt creamy & coffee like. However once steeped it was light on flavour & smell. Probably a result of age & storing conditions.
I think that if this were fresh it would be quite good.
So not going to give it a rating due to that.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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84
drank Mystery Herbal by Unknown
294 tasting notes

Digging through my basket of samples/swaps. I think I must have received this in a swap. No idea from who, or what it is.

It steeps up a super dark red colour, there are some apples & a huge blackberry in it.
It’s sweet & tart & maple like. It’s quite good, & would probably be fantastic iced. Just wish I knew what it was.
As it cooled it was super tart, it could have used a larger mug with more water.

but overall a nice surprise.
I’m pretty sure there was maple in here, because this morning the infuser was stuck to my counter.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Received this as a sample with my order.
I’ve been going through my sample sizes since Sunday trying to make my stash more manageable.
I found this tea to be mostly minty, lightly so, with some creamyness. It’s nice & light & I swear the chocolate settled to the bottom because the last couple of sips tasted like chocolate cake batter.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Backlog from Saturday

Mmmmm this smells so sweet & toffee like.
It tastes delicious too. Sweet, but not overly so & definitely toffee. There’s no smoke here, which I’m usually scared about, but was really looking forward to it, in this one.
As it cooled it maintained the toffee flavours, and developed some smokyness, I really wish there was more of that.
I find the black base on this quite light.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Picked this one up yesterday, needed a lil change up between my other pu-erhs.
This smells like those strawberry marshmallows.
This is a very light pu-erh & has a very thin mouth feel. Not exactly what I’m used to in regards to pu-erh. It doesn’t have much strawberry flavour & it ended up bitter, I’ve never had that happen with pu-erh.
This feels/tastes like a regular black. Every other pu-erh is thick, full & earthy.

I think I may pick up an unflavoured pu-erh & add some of my favourite herbals.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Also received this in one of my orders.
I brought a bunch of samples over to my moms, when she said she should have another coffee, I told her she should have tea instead.
About 5 mins later she asked what kind if tea I was making her. She chose this one.

She said it was too sweet for her.
I had a sip, so technically this isn’t a tasting note. It was oolong, creamy, buttery, slightly floral & definitely pineapple. Im not usually, or ever a pineapple fan, but I would like to try this again, because the sip I had wad quite good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Sil

the one from butiki is delicious! and the one from lupicia wasn’t too bad so i’m thinking maybe it’s just one of those really tasty tea+fruit combos

TeaBrat

I like the one from Lupicia but I’ve never had this

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I received this as a sample with my order. There was enough for a small cup, but I ended up using too much water, that wasn’t hot enough. I’m at my mom’s & her stove takes forever to boil the kettle & her kettle is really hard to tell when It’s boiling.

After these less than optimal conditions I went & steeped this too long. So on top of being too watery it was also bitter. I did get a touch of banana, so when I do order again this one will be on the list so I can try it properly.

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84

Received this as a sample in one of my recent orders, I’m about to receive my 3rd order in less than a month. I do not have a problem haha

Ugh I hate the way the stevia makes this smell, so much like alcohol. Hey don’t get me wrong I like me some alcohol, but I don’t want my tea tasting/smelling like it, unless I add it.

Alas all that aside this is actually quite good, sweet & tart & berry. I bet this would be really good iced.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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So I originally brewed this up yesterday to take to work with me & forgot it at home. By the time I got home it was too late to drink a black tea, but I had a sip & it was very good.

I ended up drinking about half the mug this morning, it was a bit less than room temp as I left the windows open all night.

This was WAY better after having sat & at this temp. It was tart raspberry & so cakey good. I wish I would have had time to drink more of it. I’m craving it right now.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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