9065 Tasting Notes

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76

this one is best brewed closer to boiling and steeped for a little longer. Then the actual tea comes out to play.

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88

Drinking this one today. Not a lot of time for tea, so i thought this would be great since i can have a little cup, and come back for more throughout the day. I really do love the shou’s that Garret finds…nearly all of them are delicious and right up my alley!

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drank Hummingbird by A Quarter to Tea
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Also finished this one off. I always want moar banana, but this was a tasty cup to end the bag as i overleafed it just a little.

Final count 41

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drank Masala Chai by Chaiwala
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Farewell delicious tea! Finished this one off today. Sad to see it go, but happy to finish this off before the year is up.

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82

So funny that i haven’t reviewed this, but honestly i’m just not sure what to make of this years teas from TTC, this is NOT the lot that i feel in love with, but this is pretty good and has that familiar cinnamon like taste to it, especially the more it cools. I’ll need to try this one at a lower temperature and see what i can get out of it

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77

Another sample from the toronto tea festival. This one is fairly delicious, though bar far my favourite has been inthe jin jun mei from capital teas. This has a nice medium body with some sweetness and that typical sort of ruby red flavouring. Happy to have tried this and looking forward to hopefully seeing some new vendors this year.

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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another tea for the Toronto Tea festival. I’m lazy and don’t want to add it to the database. It’s here: https://www.tearoma.com/collections/black-tea/products/red-ruby

“Red Ruby” from Tearoma.

This is actually a fairly nice tea. The leaves are rolled and when brewed, to me this is almost a malty honeyed brew versus being just a honeyed tea. It’s got a deeper flavour and bolder brew than the TTC tea i had this morning, which makes it more up my alley. I don’t need more of this, but i may check out some of the other offerings this company has based on the strength of this one.

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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65

boring. That’s what this tea is to me. I’m going to have to increase the steeping time or the temperature and see if i can coax something more out of this but this is kind of light a really light bodied, honeyed water. Ok so it’s not quite that weak but it’s just nothing like past harvests…

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