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106 Tasting Notes

65

Cinnamon and vanilla come through mildly. The rest is kind of just.. idk.. I enjoyed it but not something I’d order. Sample from marcel

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Lariel

I made that one with some vanilla rooibos, and it was good.

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82

I really can’t compete with *Bonnie*’s previous review so I won’t try. I also got this from mrmopar in a tea swap with a few other pu`erhs and msut admit i’m starting to like the stuff. Brewed in gaiwan with rinse 20/10/20/30/etc. infusions until was pu`ewy no more.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
mrmopar

Glad you liked it. You will find that the older this gets the better it is. I have some from 2006 that is really good!

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86

Dry: Smells very strongly of chocolate
Brewed: Tastes strongly of creamy chocolate with this idk how to describe it flavor.. I suppose its the white tea base the tea just has this complex flavor to it that is just delicious.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Kittenna

Yeah, I really enjoyed this one and felt like the white base coming through really worked :)

yappychappy

the white base /really/ came through and made the tea quite amazing.

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7

Smokey chocolaty bergemont oily TERRIBLE earl grey tea

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

honesty is the best policy, I always say :)

yappychappy

Its like they used lapsong in it. The smoky taste was ridiculous.

Claire

I wonder if it got contaminated in storage or shipping?

Kittenna

I’m positive there’s lapsang in it. I actually found it to be absolutely delicious, but to anyone without a taste for smoke, I imagine it’s not wonderful. I didn’t find mine to be oily though, but IIRC, there were little thingies (candies?) that dissolve in this one, and I find them to leave scum sometimes, which is less than pleasant.

Emily M

Yeah, like Kittenna said, if there were candies in it the tea tends to get a little bit of a film on it and can be a little oily feeling. That’s the main reason why I don’t order too many Della Terra teas… they like sprinkles a lot. I’m not a huge fan of that, though I can drink them from time to time.

Emily M

Sorry you had a bad tea experience!

yappychappy

I tend to avoid the candied teas from della terra. or rather, i tend to try them and not like them seeing as i’ve had all of their teas. this one was just terrible though. i’m not the only one who commented on it being super smokey so not thinking was contaminated.. was just terrible.

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81

So I gave this tea another try after giving it a 25/100 before for having this perfume taste and this time that was gone – perhaps I had made somethign with rose recently and that carried over? Who knows. But there is this very so slight taste that is just odd. The main thing with this tea though is the apple. The apple definitely comes through and tastes amazing. The caramel is also there and quite tasty. This is definitely now on reorder list.

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90

What a great way to end my day started with an amazing Verdant black tea which was followed by lots of meh tea. Tastes amazing. Unfortunately don’t have muc of it which forced me to place an immediate order. Flavored rooibos for night time is amazing.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Lariel

It’s an awesome tea for all seasons.

yappychappy

This stuff is so good. omg

Tealizzy

Dang it! I thought about that one in the order I placed Saturday, but I didn’t get it. Shopping list!

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57
drank Grand Amour by Nina's Paris
106 tasting notes

Tea smelled good dry and made. The tea was quite bitter though. And it was only brewed 3 minutes. Not a fan of my first Nina’s and was glad it came as a sample.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

Wow, that’s odd. I steeped that one for 5 minutes, and it was super smooth! I also added milk and sugar though. Maybe that was the difference?

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91

New to verdant and they definitely have not disappointed. Seriously. If you haven’t gone Verdant yet – do it. Its so worth it. If anything to treat your taste buds on a special occasion. Or when you’re feeling bad. Or just cause. Just do it!
I have had a few unflavored blacks but nothing nearly this delicious. The flavors listed in the NOTES: chocolate, scotch, caramel, walnut, coconut, jasmine” are all quite present. The coconut is the faintest but there.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Lung Ching by Harney & Sons
106 tasting notes

Sweet very mildly vegetal green tea. I quite enjoyed it and will gladly have this as my go to green for a while.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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