8479 Tasting Notes

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drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
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Back in my cupboard and still an enjoyable cup of tea! It’s nice to have something that isn’t PEACH flavoured as i’ve been off of “peach” for a while now and apricot is just a nice change.

Kittenna

I much prefer apricot to peach (or, I’ve never had a really good peach tea).

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drank Thé Mont-Blanc by Angelina Paris 1903
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soooo this tea is inspired by the dessert…which, for those of you who don’t know, is like a vnailla chestnut flavoured decadence. I can see how this tea is reminiscent of that….though there’s a note to this that doesn’t sit well with me. thankfully the tea base itself isn’t terrible so it’s still a decent cup of tea. It will just never be my favourite when i think of all the other teas i have or could have hahaha

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For a company that does divine hot chocolate…they need to work on their idea of what a chocolate tea is. Smells like flowers….looks like lots of pretty flowers….tastes like…

chocolate FLOWERS. blaaaah. this would be kinda decent without the flowers. I’m thinking that this is going to be making it’s way out west haha Nice enough blend but for sure not a tea for ME

Stephanie

chocolate flowers :/

Kittenna

Noooooooo :(

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79
drank Chéri by Ladurée
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cocoa, caramel, vanilla…hmmm This is SUPER delicate and might actually warrant a 5 mins steep, so i’ll try that next. I can taste the cocoa and vanilla…the caramel might be what’s contributing to the slight muting of those flavours but overall it’s still a smooth blend that lets the base shine through. I have a suspicion that if i let this steep a little longer it might be spot on. Things to try for next time! :)

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83
drank Vanille by Ladurée
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Again with the different sort of vanilla. I didn’t realise that this was a darjeeling blend but i DO enjoy the subtlties of this one. I only steeped this for 3 mins, though Laduree seems to want all their blacks to be steeped for 5 mins. I will have no problems finishing this one off as it’s a really smooth vanilla blend, with the base teas coming through nicely.

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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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tea from this morning. Delicious and wonderful. Almost through the last of this but not for a few more cups :)

scribbles

I wouldn’t be able to function properly if this weren’t on hand…love, Love, LOVE IT!

Kittenna

Heh, I finished my bag of this off this morning. It was delicious (though a bit crumbly).

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While i am still enjoying this tea, i think i like it less than i used to. There’s something about the blending of the spices that i’m just “over.” That doesn’t make the tea any less delicious, it’s just not really for me anymore.

Marzipan

It sounds really good.

Sil

you just like that it has a marzipan taste to it heh

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85
drank Golden Strand Black Tea by Mandala Tea
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noms. still enjoying this offering from mandala though i think pure buds is a tiny bit more awesome for me.

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I’ve had this one a few times now without writing a note. I picked this as my morning tea since i have a bit of time this morning before work gets a little crazy. I also desperately need to get through more of my puerh since my cupboard is back over 100. sigh I’m a fan of this one…if i had any sort of set up for storing puerh, i’d likely pick up a cake/box of this one. It’s very smooth and has creamy mushroom and brown sugar notes in it. I’ve only done a couple steepings but there’s no fermentation flavours here to throw things off and it’s just an overall good time. yum.

OMGsrsly

Interesting.

I wish I could work from home today so I could drink all the teas. Sadly, I can’t do the science from home.

Sil

i’m trying to get through as many things that i haven’t tried today heh

OMGsrsly

Monday’s a holiday which I was really excited about (time to stay home and sew and drink tea!) but I’ll have to work as all my experiments have a 5-day spread. Thursday, Friday and Monday, or Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Sil

yeah i’m on a release this weekend..so saturday overnight for me..but then i have sun and mon :)

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i can’t get excited about this tea. It’s not “bad” persay, but i don’t love it and there’s something in the taste that makes me not ever want to pick it. I tried it gonfu today to see if that made it a better option for me and while it smoothed some of the taste out, it’s still not what i want.

Open to adding this to swaps or sending it on to someone who will love it.

Kittenna

I’d be curious to try this?

Sil

sure thing

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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