646 Tasting Notes


On a rainy day such as this, I like to have black tea. The scent is very nice, certainly honey and a bit sweet. There is a sweet flavour, nice but a little strong. Also somewhat floral.

Not sure what I was expecting, but overall pretty good.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Sweet

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Captain’s Personal Log-

I’ve sent the crew to a planet with nice beaches for shore leave. Most of them have been playing this farming game (Stardew Valley) on the Holodeck. So I decided we needed to get off the ship for a while. The engineering team built an impressive sandcastle, with a working drawbridge. Based on an old French castle.

One of the locals offered me this tea. There is a stronger bergamot scent than I usually have in this blend. In fact, the flavour is like that too. Comes across as slightly on the smoky side. Especially towards the end of the cup.

As we ended up with a large amount, I hope the mess hall can use it to make something.

-End Log

Flavors: Bergamot, Burnt Sugar, Citrus, Smoked


I always love a creative review like this! :)

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
646 tasting notes

I’ve been wanting to try this tea for a while. And it came in the post today. Huzzah! There is a nice scent of citrus and vanilla. The flavour is bergamot with sweet caramel. Very good for my evening Stardew Valley session.

Thanks to James for the sample.

Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel, Citrus, Vanilla

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Recently came in the post. When dry, it smells a little on the smoky side. The flavour is still a little smoky, but otherwise rather mild. Not a Keemun I prefer, but thanks for the sample.

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My latest sample. The rainbow colours are pretty. There is a nice almond scent and flavour. Good afternoon cuppa. (Will try with almond milk next.)

Flavors: Almond

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My summer tea. There is a nice scent when brewed. The apricot really comes out. Brandy is a little stronger in the dry leaf though. The flavour is sweet and apricot, and reminds a little of pastry. Having another cup while tending to my virtual farm.

Flavors: Apricot, Brandy, Pastries

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Another of my samples from Teavivre. Has a nice floral, orchid scent. There is a somewhat creamy/ buttery flavour. Still floral and lightly sweet. It’s very smooth too.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Orchid

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I haven’t had this tea in a while. It smells mostly like sweet potatoes. There is also a scent of chocolate, and some caramel notes. The flavour is yam, and generally sweet.

Very good. Thanks to Teavivre for the sample.

Flavors: Caramel, Yams

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that one must have tea while reading British classics”. When first brewed, it is a tiny bit smoky. There is a malty caramel scent. (And maybe some sweet potato too.) The flavour is sweet, with malty notes, and hints of roasted yams. Comes across darker than yesterday’s selection.

Thanks for the sample, Teavivre!

Flavors: Caramel, Malt, Molasses, Sweet Potatoes, Yams


which classic are you reading?

Lariel of Lórien

I’m re-reading Pride and Prejudice.

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Audio books (on disc) are rather nice. I can listen to a story while tending my virtual farm. The dry leaf has more of a peach scent, and the brew is mostly vanilla. Very good either way. It smells rather summery. There is a nice vanilla flavour, with notes of peach.

Flavors: Creamy, Peach, Vanilla

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After many years of drinking coffee, I’ve recently become a tea convert.

Faves- Black Tea (Preferably Chinese- Most Gold/Golden), Assam, Nilgiri, Oolong
Likes- Pu-Erh (Shou), Green (Chinese or Japanese), Interesting Tisanes, Dessert Blends/ Flavoured Teas, Masala Chai, Honeybush/ Rooibos, Ceylon
Dislikes- Smokey Teas, Hibiscus, Licorice Root, Chicory
Exploring- Sheng Pu’erh, White Tea, Sticky Rice Mini Tuocha
Fruity Flavours- Lychee, Muscat, White Peach, Fig, Apple, Bergamot
Other flavours- Rose, Lavender, Vanilla, Cream

95- 100: By Yavanna, it’s amazing!
89- 94: my favourite
85- 88: it’s fantastic
81- 84: really like
75- 80: like
70- 74: it’s okay
69 and below: meh
unrated: still unsure


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