18 Tasting Notes

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drank Yunnan Ying Ming by Cha Noir
18 tasting notes

This tea is very different from what I usually drink (floral, sweet, etc.). Yes, I taste the delicate aroma of flowers, but I also taste something spicy (pepper) and tobacco. It’s not bad.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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75
drank Symphonie du Bonheur by Lupicia
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Last weekend, I was in an SCA event. And if you saw my picture on Instagram, I drink tea! For those who are curious, it was “Symphonie du Bonheur” from Lupicia France, a sample that my French friend was sent to me a few weeks ago.

So what about this tea? It’s really good, but the taste of vanilla was very delicate, if I compare to the roses. I also tasted something very sweet (maybe strawberries)but I’m not sure.

It was a real pleasure to drink but I would like to try it again because my cup was very big! ;)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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80
drank Alishan by Guru Teas
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Today, I decided to drink again an Alishan (wulong from Taiwan) to complete my notes for the blog. It’s really an excellent tea but a little bit complex to describe: it’s floral (lilac? Jasmine?) and a little bit sweet (coconut, corn). I was very concentrating on the coconut because it’s not a dominate taste: it’s the aftertaste and it’s very delicate. This is what I like with oolong in general! ;) And I used Gongfu Cha technique to drink this tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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It’s smell really good inside the bag but It’s a real deception when I taste it. The black tea is strong, maybe too strong. The bitterness hide the others ingredients (almond, vanilla and chrysanthemum). I tried another infusion and if the bitterness was here, it taste water…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90
drank Kaze by Cha Do Raku
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It’s been a long time since I had drunk a Japanese green tea. And today, I decided to drink a Kamairicha from Cha Do Raku (a tea room from Montreal). I used senchado technique for this tea tasting.

So what about this tea? It’s delicious: it smells sweet and floral and the taste is like corn and jasmine. The tea is very equilibrated, and the texture is creamy in my mouth. A very good tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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75
drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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Here another tea review that I will publish on my blog next week.
The aroma is very delicate, florale and sweet inside my teapot. I like it. Then I decided to taste it and if it’s delicate, the aftertaste is acid. Normally, I don’t tolerate hisbiscus but this one is correct and I just try to forget it and continue my tea tasting.
So, it’s a good tea for the delicate and sweet aspect. A good tea for a quiet afternoon…

Flavors: Floral, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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70
drank Chaï Orange and Cocoa by Umano
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Today, I decided to drink a chaï. It will be at my French blog Thursday but here a little review:

I used my little glass teapot with a water at 95 Celsius degrees and 1 tsp. I infuse for the first time 3 minutes but after I tasted it, I decided to add for 2 more minutes.

I’m a little bit surprised: in the teapot, I smell cacao and orange. But when I tasted it, the orange dominate with a little taste of cacao and cinnamon. Why? I love cinnamon! Also, the black tea (and it’s a strong black tea) is not really here in the beginning but I taste it after few sips.

Anyway, it’s a good chai but it’s not the best.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Cocoa, Orange

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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80
drank Toffee by Palais des Thes
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When I received this tea from my French friend, my boyfriend decided to try it…. and he loved it! He piqued my curiosity and I decided to try it weeks later for my french blog. And I liked! If you love cacao, vanilla and caramel, it’s really a good combination. But, but I found that there was a lot of bitterness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Before to present myself, I would like to say that English is not my first language. So, if you see some mistakes, please send me a polite message to correct that! Thank you!

My name is Rachel and I live in Montreal with my boyfriend since many years now. I’m a tea drinker since more than 12 years and I really enjoy to drink nature and/or flavoured. English is not my first language, so I do my best!

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