650 Tasting Notes


Happy Autumn! My latest sample from the local shop. It has a nice mild vanilla scent. With a little sweetness. There is a mildly creamy vanilla flavour. Reminds me a little of pastries.

Flavors: Creamy, Vanilla

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This is pretty fruity. While called pomegranate, that flavour is hidden. There is some berry and mostly cinnamon. And too much hibiscus.

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Store sample. The spice scent was nice. And there is some pumpkin. There is too much going in the flavour though. It’s spice with chocolate and some caramels notes. It’s like having a pumpkin truffle. Overall, it’s alright.

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A local company. I’d originally tried this at a festival in the spring. When brewed, I got a scent of rose and cardamon. The chocolate comes out more in the flavour, but I mostly get floral spice. There is some vanilla as well. Was good with muffins.

Flavors: Cacao, Cardamon, Floral, Rose


What an interesting combination of flavors!

Lariel of Lórien

Yeah it is, but it works.

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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
650 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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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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