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Had a sample of this from Kittenna, merci!

It was good, but not as good as the Taiwanese Mountain Black (I know they are two totally different types of tea but my repertoire of straight teas is limited), as I found the flavor wasn’t quite as strong. It was roasty but not super roasty, there are some unique flavors within that I (of course) can’t really identify (told you i will never be able to pick food notes out of an unflavoured tea!) but I did enjoy it!

Just a bit too weak for me, I think I would have to use more leaves or steep it longer in order to get the desired flavor. I suppose that’s why it works well as the base for the Maple Pecan Oolong (which I love), it lets the delicious flavor shine through.

I probably wouldn’t order this one, though I wouldn’t mind trying it again! It may have been just a tad too delicate for me. So happy to have had some though!

Kittenna

Wasn’t my favourite, to be honest. I was curious about it because it was the base of Maple Pecan, but I’d rather drink MP :P

Cavocorax

I know what you mean – it’s difficult to review straight teas. My palette and tea vocabulary just aren’t there.

whatshesaid

Me too. I could wing it but I’d totally be BS’ing through my teeth :)

OMGsrsly

Oh man, I’m so practised at BS’ing through my teeth. Isn’t that what writing papers for university is…? :D

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Kittenna

Wasn’t my favourite, to be honest. I was curious about it because it was the base of Maple Pecan, but I’d rather drink MP :P

Cavocorax

I know what you mean – it’s difficult to review straight teas. My palette and tea vocabulary just aren’t there.

whatshesaid

Me too. I could wing it but I’d totally be BS’ing through my teeth :)

OMGsrsly

Oh man, I’m so practised at BS’ing through my teeth. Isn’t that what writing papers for university is…? :D

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Hello!

I love tea. I love my baby daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

Butiki teas in general, I love how the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I will be dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Harney and Sons, Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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