650 Tasting Notes


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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Taking a break from exploring Clock Town in Termina. Decided to try one of my Teavivre samples. (Liked the spiral leaves.) The brew smells so good. There is a scent of sweet potatoes, and some honey. It has a nice honey flavour. And the sweet potato is still present. Very good. Goes well with banana bread.

Flavors: Honey, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

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My latest sample from the state tea company. The blackberry scent is nice. There is a sweet berry flavour. Good with breakfast, and while playing Majora’s Mask.

Will have to try iced.

Flavors: Berries, Blackberry

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This tea has a nice aroma. Very fruity. There is a somewhat juicy flavour. Not as strong as I usually find some fruit teas, and a good post-breakfast tea.

Thanks for the sample, Oolong Inc. :)

Flavors: Fruity, Lychee

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I was surprised at how strongly the dry leaf smells like tangerine. The brewed scent is nice though, subtly citrus. There is a somewhat tangy citrus flavour.

Thanks for the sample, Oolong Inc.

Flavors: Citrus

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Mmmm…. fruity. The tea has a scent of peaches, with some mangoes, and perhaps berries. It is a nice aroma. There really isn’t a dominate fruit flavour. Actually, it does taste like fruit punch. But more mild. Good with the scones.

Thanks for the sample, Oolong Inc.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Mango, Peach

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The Lumiose Museum finally has an art exhibit. Or at least the start of one. Can be hard to find good art when you have to get it from a shifty fox.

Anyway, I had this tea to celebrate. There is a berry scent, even a little like blackberry. Very nice berry flavour. And I like the base tea too. (Will try iced.)

Flavors: Berry, Black Currant, Blackberry

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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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