650 Tasting Notes


Found this while I was looking for The Au Chocolat (which is still missing). More of a Spring tea, but I am having it in Almost Winter anyway. There is a fantastic berry cocoa scent, it reminds me of those Japanese candies. The flavour is a nice, rich dark chocolate. With some nice strawberry notes. Good for this season too.

Flavors: Berry, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry

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There is wintery weather happening here. I like having earl grey on snowy days. It feels very cozy. There is a nice bergamot scent. The base flavour is strong, and the bergamot is good. Paired well with my apple cake.

Flavors: Bergamot

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This morning was our first snow of the season. While it mostly melted now, the air is still cold. There is a nice nutty scent. That comes out in the flavour nicely.

I like hojicha for cold weather, it tastes comforting. Good for today.

Flavors: Nutty, Roasted nuts

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Found this at the international grocery. The scent is so nicely bergamot. That comes across in the flavour well, along with some creamy notes. It is a bit floral too.

Very good. Glad I went back for it. Having another cup while watching ‘The Prestige’.

Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Floral


That’s one of my favorite Earl Greys!

Lariel of Lórien

I was at the international grocery again, so I got more.

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I like having earl grey in Autumn, even better on rainy days. The blueberry and bergamot scent is very nice. There is mostly a berry flavour, which goes well with the bergamot. This time I had it with apple crisp. That worked pretty well.

Flavors: Bergamot, Blueberry

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On dark and stormy mornings, have this tea. It goes well with apple pancakes and Dresden Files. There is a nice yam scent with hints of cocoa. The flavour has a nice amount of malt, sweet, yam, and a bit of chocolate. Very good. Especially in this weather.


That sounds like an amazing combination!

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Today was two day of my pancake experiment. Somehow, I hadn’t made them before now. But this time was blue corn. Sans pinons. Since the batter was too wet, I tried added a little more flour. When I was just trying to make the pancakes too big. After using a smaller measuring method, they turned out fine. And I still say blue corn tastes different.

I’m down to my last few cups of this tea. It smells nicely sweet and floral. There is a bit of a honey scent in the brew. The flavour was lightly sweet and somewhat floral.
Nice for this sunny Autumn day.

Flavors: Floral, Honey

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The final sipdown. I am down to the last steeper basket. It smells nicely like cocoa, and little like yams. With maybe a little bread scent too. There is an apricot flavour with malt and other dried fruits notes. Made it a little strong, but I will miss this tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Cocoa, Dried Fruit, Malt

Terri HarpLady

I miss that tea :)

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From the other local tea shop. I was getting some black teas because Winter is coming. This has such a nice malty scent. There is a nice, sweet flavour. With notes of fruit. Overall, it is a good tea for cold mornings. Or just cloudy afternoons.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt

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My latest Yunomi sample. It smells like fruit, mostly plums. There a kinda dark and sweet flavour with hints of grapes. Enjoyed having it with the cornbread pancakes.

Flavors: Grapes, Malt, Plums

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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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