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Delicious Nicole! I was super excited to see this one in the sampling you sent me. I do love my taiwanese blacks for that honey note that tends to run through them. This one isn’t quite the same as the one from Butiki but it’s still really nice. I’d be hard pressed to decide on whether i like this one better than the TTC blacks…honey, sweet…hint of maltiness. Just a great cup of yum!

Nicole/Tea-Historic

I liked this one, but overall I think I prefer the Honey Black from either Beautiful Taiwan or Green Terrace. The Taiwanese blacks are easily at the top of my preferred list these days. The Yunnans still have a high place but these are just so delicious.

Sil

i’ll have to send you some ttc when i have more in my cupboard.

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Noms. Another cup of this today in a normal mug instead of the travel mug i tried it in first. I am a fan of this one. slight malt, cedar…not astringent/drying. Just delicious. so good.

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drank The Morning Star by Beastly Beverages
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this comes from missB i brewed it without looking at tasting notes and for me this was apricot chili. No mango or pineapple but a delicious apricot chili tea. In reading notes, i see it’s supposed to be mango pineapple so i should take points off for it being not the right taste for me but it’s tasty. It’s not super chili…just enough to have a bite to it while still letting the fruit taste come through. Really enjoyed this one today for something a little different!

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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i think i like this one a little less than i used to. The chamomile in this sort of throws things off and makes my finum harder to clean. Still enjoy the apple caramel taste but i wish it was more…more apple, more caramel, custard…less chamomile.

Kristal

I found I liked Forever Nuts better than this one.

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Enjoying Meng Hai County Puerh 2006 from Shang tea, courtesy of Nicole this one has been interesting this morning – notes of grape coming through in some of the initial steeps. Going to continue to enjoy this one today and possibly tomorrow :) Enjoying this so far nicole! thanks!

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Still a nope for me. I’d hoped the new version would work because I love this tea…in theory.in execution it’s just doesn’t work for me. It’s like there’s a note in it that always plays out of tune for the rest of the brew. Thanks for letting me try this one again*missb* via omgsrsly :)

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drank Guurl Grey by T-We Tea
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Thanks for sharing this one omgsrsly. I thought this one would be too much for me, but brewed it’s a fairly subdued version of an earl grey. Not intensely blergamot, nor is there really a floral component to this one. Nothing I need to repurchase, given I’m not a fan of earl grey, but this one is pretty laid back and gentle :)

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drank Congou Black by Silk Road Teas
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Thank you nicole this is another tasty black. Just reaffirms how much I find black teas enjoyable. They always seem to do right by me, even if they’re not perfect. I’m going to enjoy this one again soon, maybe once the dog is gone.

keychange

hahaha dog not letting you enjoy your cup?

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First tea from this morning. Not much more to write except that it was tasty delicious and the perfect start to what is going to be s long day of dog. Sitting.

Terri HarpLady

What kind of dog? :)

Sil

uh…i think he’s a cross between a poodle and a golden retriever. he’s testing me.

Terri HarpLady

I just ordered a crazy order from YS

Sil

uh oh…

Terri HarpLady

I went with the cheapo shipping, so I won’t get it for 2 or 3 months, LOL
But they were having a teawares sale, and there were a few things that I wanted, plus I finally ordered my 2015 black teas, from both spring & fall :)

Sil

Lol mm hmmmm…. Hahaha should you finish 2012 harvests up? :p

Sil

That’s a shouldn’t you :)

Terri HarpLady

LOL, actually, I’m working on that!

Sil

i figured hahaha

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drank Blueberry White by Simple Loose Leaf
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this is a pretty darn good tea. The blueberry flavour is nice and blends well with the shou mei. I think this might be an interesting one to try cold and is certainly miles better than blueberry jam from dt, imo. :) thanks keychange

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