1695 Tasting Notes

drank Chocolate Éclair by 52teas
1695 tasting notes

Spot on eclaire. It’s a very particular taste so I didn’t expect this level of accuracy! Holy smokes. Now I’m sad to only have a sample. The custardy now, the whipped cream, light chocolate…. all there! Happy sighs. Today has been a good tea day. I need more of this one. A lot more


And again it won’t let me post from my phone properly. Will have to adjust typos later :/

Evol Ving Ness

This one sounds divine. DIVINE.


It so IS Evol, I adore it!!

Evol Ving Ness

Happy tea moments are happy. Enjoy!


Hehe thanks. I plan to sit down and properly savour the next one :)

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drank Yunnan FOP by Citizen Tea
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Oh. My. Memories!!!!!!!
You ever try a new type of tea that you do enjoy, but at the time it doesn’t make a notable impression (that you know of) because well you can’t say where it falls on the bar, in quality, much less for your particular tastes… so you move on, trying all the other teas, but somehow without meaning to,or even realizing it, that original tea did make a notch on the bar,and welp, ya been subconsciously looking for a tea just like it??? only you can’t even recall which precise tea you’re comparing it to because that was so long ago. Heck, maybe you imagined it, after not being able to find it for all that time!
Well guess what? THIS WAS THAT TEA FOR ME!
I know my only other review here was during a time I wasn’t able to appreciate teas much, but I have been yearning for this particular hay, dry clay, malty, smooth cuppa for longer than I want to admit. Feeling kinda giddy now. Seriously. I’m so happy the Teaopia teas have come back into my life!!!!

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drank Tiramisu by Citizen Tea
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UGH I had a note all typed up and it disappeared on me. Not impressed :/

Anyhow. I love this tea. I WILL be ordering more. At some point.
It’s got the mouthfeel of David’s Tea former Banana Nut Bread tea. You know, before they ruined it by changing the formula. and the coffee in lieu of banana note is A-OK in my books!!

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Hmmm. Interesting. It is… what I expected. and yet not. I might try it with milk next time. Or cold. Haven’t decided yet. But I’m curious.
Definitely getting nuttiness and raspberry though!

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I tried this cold brewed. Tasty, but nothing surprising. It lost all smokiness. Not that this batch had much to it. First time around, my sample was so complex you could write stories about it. This batch is much simpler. Barely any smoke or layers to it. Still damn good tea though. Even cold brewed.

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drank Oolong Supreme by DAVIDsTEA
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Holy yum!
I tried this cold brewed and the punch of flavour iffs intense. A little bitter, I over leafed in an effort to not have half a teaspoon left. It’s ok the bitterness kinda works here somehow. It’s fruity and roasty and vegetal all at once. Imma gonna have to get me more. So I guess it isn’t really a sipdown after all haha. Well it is… for now!
Rating bumped :)

Sidenote – Chrome on my S3 is terrible. It won’t scroll down once I type outside of the preset box, so unless I’m writing a super short note it won’t let me see what I type. So annoying, that I need to keep different browsers on my phone according to what sites they are compatible with :/

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Finally. A delish tea from my sample purchases. It really hit the spot!! Not sure I’d want it often, but it seems one of those teas that when I want it, I really do want it.
Very heavy on the lemongrass, but I’m a fan so that is ok. I do find however that lemongrass goes stale quickly so I’ll try to remember never to buy more than just a sample at one time.
It did overshadow the tea part. Hopefully the second infusion will be more balanced.
Edit: second infusion was ok. Kinda boring. Different parameters next time. Less water or hotter agua on the resteep!

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drank sleep well by Citizen Tea
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I think my subconscious is sabotaging my Citizen tea experience. Either that or its making me save the best for last. The flavours just didn’t gel for me at all. I can’t recall why now. Will have to review again.
But I slept well after drinking it the other night so I’m ok with this tea!

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I’m usually not a fan of EB. This is no exception. Musty, bland, and not memorable. I’m glad I tried it!

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Just as I remember. A plain “dessert” tea. Supposedly chocolate but I don’t find it especially so. Barely nutty, if at all. A bit of sugar helps. And milk.
That said, once cooled, I found it pleasant to sip. This may fare better iced!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


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