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100

Good Lord, this is good: so so good. Smooooooooth, chocolate, sweet potato, no bite—at all.

Another one from my festival tasting packet. By far the winner for me. One that I would want as a staple in my tea cupboard. For all my days.

Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes

Daylon R Thomas

Have you tried What-Cha’s Jin Jun Mei? I might have sent you a sample, but I honestly do not remember.

Sil

yep. same for me evol.

Evol Ving Ness

Nope, I don’t think I have, Daylon. On the list it goes.

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90

This was my running out the door and sitting on the streetcar tea of the day.

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90

This accompanied me out the door into the cold and the dark at ridiculous-o’clock to do yoga this morning.

Shae

Good for you!

Evol Ving Ness

Tea is a good bribe for getting out of bed and out the door. After that, the benefits of yoga take over.

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90

This blend is growing on me. I mean, really. I’ve been seeking it out often in my tea lineup. It travels well in my carry mugs. The flavourings are subtle, so you can ignore them completely and imagine that you are drinking a flavourful straight tea.

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90

This tea bribed me onto the public transit this morning in the dark with all the other sleepy people. A delight of dark chocolate and cherry.

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90

A bit of caramel, a bit of chocolate, a bit of vanilla, and a good dose of cherry. A bit of citrus. A bit astringent.

Next time, I would like to try this steeped with cooler water to see which flavours can be coaxed out.

As it cools, the sour astringent quality tones down and more caramel emerges.

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86
drank Jin Jun Mei by Capital Tea Ltd.
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Catching up from yesterday so that i can weigh and tally my cupboard later when i get a second. I finished off the last of this yesterday except for a small sample i’ll set aside for my tea sister. This one is going on the rebuy list for me :)

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drank Jin Jun Mei by Capital Tea Ltd.
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So good. I really need to order some of this, but man am i happy the sample from the tea festival has lasted for so many cups. I’ve got at least one more that i’ll likely have tomorrow for a sipdown haha. Honestly, something about the malty, fruitiness of this one just hits all the right spots.

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drank Jin Jun Mei by Capital Tea Ltd.
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drank Jin Jun Mei by Capital Tea Ltd.
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My computer is being terrible so i need to write another note on this soon but this is one of the teas in my package of teas to review for the Toronto Tea festival. Want. Moar. Seriously, this was delicious enough for me to want to order some for myself beyond the sample that i have. Will write more when i have it again!

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60

GCTTB6

I pulled this from the box since it has just enough leaf for a latte and today, as it poured outside, a warm gingery latte sounded just right. This was alright. Regular black tea with some ginger flavor. It did what it needed to so no complaints but it’s nothing to write home about either. Still I enjoyed trying it tonight so thank you to the kind soul who shared it (I would investigate who is was if I was on my laptop).

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78

As far as I can tell, this doesn’t have strawberries in it, but it’s called Strawberry Lane and it actually tastes like strawberry. Or rather, things that are said to be strawberry, like strawberry candy and strawberry soda. It doesn’t have an artificial vibe though, it’s just a strange mix of fruits that somehow combine to impersonate a completely different fruit. The other main note is coconut. It reminds me a lot of David’s Strawberry Colada, but this is the better version, because Capital Teas wisely leaves out the hibiscus. It is slightly on the weak side — I’ll probably try using 2 tsps next time — but overall a nice cup.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81

Sample from Evolvingness

I have to say that this is a pretty tasty black tea. I’m not quite sure i’m getting exactly mango…there are a few notes in this that remind me of peach teas, but it’s NOT peach. What it is though, is a lovely light, refreshing black tea. I think a little sweetner in this would really make the flavour pop. I’d also be interested in seeing how this brews cold. Nice cup for this late morning. :) thanks evol!

Evol Ving Ness

Delighted that you are enjoying this one, Sil. Interesting that the mango is not coming through for you because for me, it’s seriously mango, as in MANGO. :)

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100

Grabbed this to go with me out into the world. It is a reliably delicious one, both at home and in motion.

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100

I have three flavoured teas from this company and I love them all. This is the second of the three that I had today. The day called for such mango deliciousness with a gentle but brisk kick of caffeine.

Addendum—Make that four and that fourth I don’t love, or maybe I just don’t love it yet. I haven’t come across it for a while and when I do, if I still don’t love it, it’ll probably be relegated to being a sick tea.

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100

This tea captures the sweet buttery tropical perfection that is real mango, supported nicely by the black base. Alphonso mango to be specific, not those hairy tart colossi that come from Mexico. Delicious.

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100

I cannot believe that I haven’t yet written notes about this tea. It is one of my standbys—most especially when I want a good cup of tea for either home or to go and I don’t want to have to make a decision. Grabbing this one is always a win. The flavour is very juicy mango with just enough support for the black tea to come through in each sip. Let me say that again—-very juicy sweet and lovely mango. I always steep briefly, ie. two minutes or so, for best effect. And another plus, it travels nicely throughout the day in either my travel mug or thermos.

Flavors: Mango

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

hahahaha i totally pulled this one out to drink today before seeing your post.

Evol Ving Ness

Jinx!

Good thing I posted the tea on Steepster. Yes, yes, call me an enabler. :)

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85

Total plagiarism ahead.

Yum. Fruity malty Assam. :)

Flavors: Fruity, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Yes.

I am fairly new to Darjeeling teas, but find myself craving the muscatel with gentle nuances of caramel and raisin on days such as today. It’s a bit cool and damp out there thankfully after the killer humid blasts we had earlier in the week. I haven’t been particularly well the past few weeks, so a quiet day with tea and contemplation is just what is needed.

Flavors: Caramel, Muscatel, Raisins

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80

Seem to have a passion for smoky teas these days despite the glorious weather. Can’t seem to wrap my head around there being bergamot in this blend. To me, it’s cherry. And cherry tends to equal here, have some chocolate.

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80

I had packed this one up in a travel mug for another long long day out in the world. To me, and this is my first cup mind, it tastes of subtle smoke with hints of dark cherry, as if the idea were to imitate the Eastern European approach to drinking strong black tea: with a spoon or two of thick cherry preserve alongside your tiny glass of tea to alternate between the intense sweetness of one and the intense savoury punch of the other. The base is lighter than I had expected though perhaps this is to do with my brief steeping.

When I got home and checked the tea description, I was surprised to discover that bergamot flavours this tea. Well, hey, first impressions and all. I’ll need to give a proper review during my next proper sipping.

Flavors: Cherry, Cherry Wood, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Indigobloom

Did you buy this at the fair? I didn’t know RC had the blerg in it. Always thought it was a blend with Lapsang, for those who want a milder smokey tea

Evol Ving Ness

Nope, I bought this during my most recent order. If you recall, I do have an obsession with their Vanilla Black and a few others, so I tend to throw a few surprise teas into my order when I replenish my supply of standards. Also, I like the owners, lovely people who do a fine job in appreciating their clients.

Indigobloom

Yes I couldn’t agree more!! I adore the owners. I have a tradition of buying Assams from them every tea festival

Evol Ving Ness

Nice work. Support what you want to see more of. <——someone said this, not me, but I am too lazy to google at the mo.

Evol Ving Ness

hmm, the rest of my comment disappeared. I had said that the above is someone else’s words but I am too lazy to google.

Evol Ving Ness

ie. “Support what you want to see more of.”

Indigobloom

That’s a good quote! Hate it when comments vamoose. Ack!

Evol Ving Ness

Maybe it is celebrate rather than support.

Indigobloom

Either one works for me :)

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