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69 Tasting Notes

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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82
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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91

well having rapidly demolished my last pot of tea (white delight) im already onto my next. this is another white tea. firstly its called “Monkey Business” and monkeys are awesome so it get points there for making me imagine a monkey drinking tea. In fact i think if monkeys did drink tea, they would probably be a fan of this one. because it tastes like banana. like actual fresh banana. like the flavour you get of fresh banana bread as opposed to banana lollies. this is something im finding with the rabbit hole teas is nothing tastes like fruit flavour – it tastes like the actual fruit and honestly, this is something quite different to many of the fruit flavoured teas ive tried. many of which may be tasty, but do not usually taste like the actual fresh fruit like this one. Im counting this tea as one of my serves of fruit for the day!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C
The Rabbit Hole

Of course it counts as a serve of fruit and in fact, given you’ve also had White Delight with the raspberries, your fruit intake for the day is on fire. You can afford to celebrate with chocolate and a glass of champagne now!!

tina

Honestly i think id prefer the white delight (which i am drinking now) to chocolate and champagne. well maybe some chocolate to eat along with the tea would be nice. My god its good tea! My fiance thinks i buy far too much tea (i have over a hundred different ones and an entire cupboard devoted to storing them) and gets a little cranky whenever i buy more. but even he is insisting i buy the large sizes of the white delight and the monkey business.

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Wow. this is a really nice white tea. I havent actually found many white teas that ive been much of a fan of. of the hundred and something teas in my cupboard i think maybe three are white teas. I think white tea is very hit and miss. and this one is a hit in my opinion. this is probably my favourite white tea ive tried. It tastes like these chocolate covered freeze dried raspberries that i had at a market once upon a time and have never found again. I really wish i had bought the large size of this one. Oh the regret!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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