650 Tasting Notes


A long, long time ago… in a tea mug far away. I got this while on snowy planet with fellow Resistance member Stephanie. It smells so nicely like chocolate and mint. When, I first brewed, there was more of cocoa scent. There are only mild notes of mint in the flavour. As it cools, I get more of a puer taste. Not sure how it compares to a grasshopper pie (hard to come by on this planet), but it’s pretty good.

May the Force be with you.

Flavors: Cacao, Chocolate, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Mint


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Happy Birthday to Professor Tolkien!

This tea seems like something Hobbits might have. Had some with first breakfast (oatmeal and fruit). It has a nice malty scent and flavour. Has a somewhat bold taste too.

Flavors: Malt


And I have a strong notion that the Hobbits would add a bit of wildflower honey to it like I would. :)

Lariel of Lórien

I do have tea honey.


I must give tea honey a try. I normally use orange blossom, clover or wildflower honey depending on the tea. Could you recommend a good tea honey and where I might purchase some? I’ll take honey every time over sugar to sweeten my tea!

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From the Phi tea box. Smells nice… I mostly got lavender in the dry leaf, with more mint when it was brewed. And now it has a soothing scent. The flavour is very herbal. It’s mostly a mint tea with some lemon notes.

Flavors: Lemon, Mint, Spearmint

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First tea note of the New Year. Happy 2016. Since it was too snowy to go anywhere, I am home with tea and books. Got this tea from the other local shop. Because there was a sale. Smells nicely like bergamot. There is a mild citrus flavour, and base tea is kinda dark. At least, it does when first brewed. More bergamot flavour comes out as it cools.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus

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My first full year in the new state. So much fun to explore. Especially- White Sands National Monument. Had this tea with my breakfast. It’s nicely malty. There is some cocoa in the flavour too. Good for winter mornings.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt

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Decided to open this one today. It smells fantastic. Like spices, and holiday baked goods. The closest in would probably be snickerdoodle or sugar cookie. Great blend of spices and sweetness in the flavour. One of my very favourite winter blends.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cookie, Creamy, Spices

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From the English Favourites collection at the local shop. First brewed, I got a floral and citrus scent. It does also have rose petals. The citrus comes out mostly as mild lemon, and there is some orange flavour as well. Mostly tastes bright and sunny.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Lemon, Orange

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This smells like something I would make. There is mostly a scent of cloves, and some apple. The flavour is more spice and almonds. Not sure I get much in the way of cake. Still nice for the weather here. Thanks to whomever sent me the sample.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Clove, Spices

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In the tea box from Phi. When I first brewed it, I got the scent of mint. The flavour is some creamy cocoa from the base, with mint, and hints of vanilla. Not something I’ve had before, but the flavours go well with the Golden Monkey.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Cream, Mint, Vanilla

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From the Oolong Owl. Mmm… fruit. Smells like fruit punch fruit leathers when first brewed. Now I get more of a passion fruit scent. That comes out nicely in the flavour. Still reminds me of a tropical fruit punch.

Flavors: Frosting, Passion Fruits, Red Fruits

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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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