599 Tasting Notes


Tasty. Fruity. Possibly one of the better fruity blacks I’ve had in a while. Inoffensive base with a fruity overlayer, though I’m not sure I could pick which better off the lineup that it was by taste. Good though. This came free in my Republic of Tea catalogue a few months ago.

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Still good, despite it’s age. Made exactly as directed for cold matcha with no extra additives.

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Possibly due to the fact that I haven’t had any tea in 4-5 months except bad restaurant iced tea, but this tastes thinner than I was expecting.

Still good though. Because I am going to have to readjust to bitterness levels of tea, I added more sweetener than normal but otherwise enjoyed.

Definitely vanilla with chocolate and I’m enjoying the fujian notes I’m getting. Weird taste in the back of my throat after swallowing though.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 26 OZ / 775 ML

There is a tea event “Finer Palate of Tea” in Vancouver March 15, FYI


Starfevre! Glad to see you around these parts.


welcome back!


Hi OMG, cookies, and Sil. Probably won’t make it to Vancouver. I’ve been there once so far in the 10 years I’ve lived here and it was…stressful, to say the least. I have a ‘getting lost’ phobia and my google maps doesn’t work in Canada…


Here. It’s a great app, and you don’t need WiFi or maps active to use it. Has worked in every city and country I’ve visited in the past four months (which is a surprising large number). Regardless, welcome back!


Welcome back!


Star!!! Good to see you back!!!!


Correction, it worked on the way to my hotel, but navigating the city and getting home were incredibly stressful.

Cheri, you at least know what I’ve been up to, because you’re on my Facebook!

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Roswell Strange sent me a bit of this in trade and I have to say that it is pretty amazing. There’s a bit of a bite to the end of the sip that I can’t quite track down the reason for but the tropical feeling of coconut and pineapple are very delicious together. I added milk and sugar because I do that for black tea and it’s become a sweet dessert.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML
Roswell Strange

Hooray! Rio deserves all the love!


I love the name.


And then I burned my mouth and can’t taste the second cup :(

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I have no idea if this is my first tasting note for this tea and I can’t be bothered to look through the more than 200 notes on this already. So. Here we go.

This is the base of my delicious Golden Earl that I’m getting more of (whoo) so I am pre-disposed to liking it but it’s actually more bready and spicy than I expected, like there’s a hint of cinnamon in the brew.

I am enjoying this, at least. I think this is the 2013 harvest rather than 2014 because it came from an old old order that got lost and I just opened recently (and was very confused about). Still, quite good.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cinnamon

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 7 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Ever Spring 2014 by Tearroir
599 tasting notes

Forgot and oversteeped this but I think what this experience has reminded me is that if I’m not in the exact mood for oolong, I shouldn’t drink any. And I am very rarely in the mood for oolong. :(


I second that!


:( Sorry. I feel like it’s my fault since I picked this one.

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I managed to pick some of the full leaf sachets up before they disappeared. Put 2 into a large mug and steeped this morning.

Refreshingly minty and nice. I enjoy the little bit that the tarragon puts in the flavour though I couldn’t describe it.

I don’t like Mondays.

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Mondays suck.

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This actually does taste like pear to me! Not my favourite pear tea, I think that would be the Fauchon one, but this one is infinitely more accessible to me.

It’s definitely a fruity pear and tastes like a soft green tea. The leaves looked green to me when I was steeping and I don’t know where the white tea is going into unless it’s just softening the green tea up for me. The dry smell out of the bag was so very strong and the tea itself is very very nice.

And now back to binders. Binders binders binders. And sitting on the floor at work.

Flavors: Pear

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

sitting on the floor at work is fun sometimes…


eeeh, I prefer a chair. An ergonomic chair. And multiple monitors.



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Thanks for uploading the photo, Cameron! For some reason, I can’t.

This tea is very very appley. I’m kind of amazed, actually. The white notes come out for me more as it cools, when it was hot and I just had a sip before I forgot about it and buried myself in the work binder shelves, it was very appley. The aftertaste is interesting. Apple to some extent, though I can’t tell what type. Also a bit of something else that doesn’t quite sit right on my tongue. Not quite sure what it is.

In other news, overtime during a normal workday while surrounded by engineers that seem to think that they’re above this type of work and like to make snotty comments as they walk by is not as fun as overtime on Saturday by myself. It’s work. You get paid. If the company wants and is actually completely thrilled to pay me for putting binders in boxes and documenting it in a spreadsheet, who am I to argue?

Flavors: Apple

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML
Cameron B.

You’re welcome! Ponies for all!

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Second time trying this, I believe. Quite old now. I haven’t read my previous note so I don’t remember what I thought.

This is tasty while I am drinking it. Sweet and definitely candy. The aftertaste, however, is strongly chemical. I do not like it very much.

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.


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