71 Tasting Notes

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My bundle of rabbit hole tea arrived this morning. I decided I would try berry bomb first. To be honest Ive thought of buying this tea for a while (based on so many glowing reviews) but havent because I’ve tried so many either disappointing or just plain awful berry flavoured black teas before (for example berry fruit from the tea centre).

I actually really like this one though. I can smell the different types of berries in it rather than the whole thing just being a random generic “berry” flavour. I can detect the raspberries and blueberries as distinct flavours rather than just rolled into one.

The black tea itself seems to fit perfectly with the berries with neither flavour, the berries or the black tea overpowering the other.

The only bad thing about this tea, I only bought a sample size.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
The Rabbit Hole

So glad you enjoyed it Tina. Hope you like the others in your order too. Cheers, Corinne.

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77
drank Bamboo by T2
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I now understand why pandas love bamboo.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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83
drank Puerh Sweet Orange by T2
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This is the first flavoured puerh I have tried. The sweet orange flavour is definitely subtle but it takes a bit of the smokey harshness off the puerh. Its probably a very good tea for puerh beginners who arent used to really smokey teas.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Bamboo by T2
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once again, another fantastic tea from the rabbit hole. I love the teas from this company because they are usually ones that you wont find elsewhere. There is a ton of peppermint teas out there, but adding pineapple. genius. The subtle sweetness of the pinapple really sets this apart from a typical peppermint tea.

I usually brew this tea with boiling water, and its great. however today I had my kettle set for oolong (90 degrees C) and didnt realise. I was driving to work drinking it and thought that it tasted even better than usual. the pineapple was much more pronounced and i think i will probably continue to use the lower temperature.

basically, big fan of this tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C
The Rabbit Hole

Glad you like it Tina. I’ll have to try it with the lower temperature too. Also, it’s great iced for the warmer weather.

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drank Phenix by Mariage Frères
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My order from Mariage Freres arrived today. This one smelt the best so i decided to try it first. Its a really nice vanilla tea. It has a really good strong vanilla taste. This is probably the best vanilla flavoured black tea ive had. I found a lot of others to be a a bit weak on the vanilla side. but not this one. very very vanillary. tasty.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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The Rabbit Hole really knows how to do a wonderfully flavoured white tea. This is 3/3 that i bought and i love. They have definitely changed my opinion of white tea from “meh, its okay” to “LOVE IT”

This tea is very gentle. very calming, soothing and relaxing. The chamomile is probably the most pronounced flavour in the mix. I think this tea would be perfect at night time to get you all sleepy and ready for bed.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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So i have this weird thing with lavender, im really not particularly fond of the smell but i love the taste (I use it in a lot of cooking). So the smell didnt bowl me over with joy. But i really enjoyed the tea. I didnt really find much of a creamy element to it but it was still very enjoyable. I would have never thought that lavender and oolong would be such a good combination. I think it would be a perfect tea for a devonshire tea. Floral and delicate.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec
The Rabbit Hole

We’ll be using this one in our up and coming comparative tasting for the Patisse High Tea on 31st July in case you’re free: http://www.patisse.com.au/page/high_tea.html.

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