337 Tasting Notes

This is such an interesting and even unusual tea. I have never tried anything quite like this.
It very light, sparkly, sweet and creamy and tastes exactly like cantaloupe. I was thinking of making this into a tea popsicle when it gets warmer.

Today on Moods and Appetites: Cherry Blossom Pink: http://moodsandappetites.com/cherry-blossom-pink/

Sakura recipes are really cool and ceramic container with hand-drawn cherry blossom branches would be amazing gift with some Sakura Sencha in it of course.

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Thank you Stacy for this sample: I like it enough to purchase in the future for sure.
It’s buttery and smooth, absolutely no musty/funky taste. I detect some notes of roasted rice and slight fruitiness. Vey nice indeed!

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I love teas that are malty so it’s hardly surprising that I often choose Assam.
This one is a bit different from the ones I have tried before: more subtle with hints of citrus and honey and nice malty finish that lingers in your mouth. I had it with a pecan covered in premium dark chocolate. What else a person needs?

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
337 tasting notes

I have to admit that pistachio ice cream is my favorite so I was really looking forward to trying out this tea and it did not disappoint. It’s decadent, creamy and does indeed taste like a pistachio ice cream.

Also Butiki Teas and Verdant Tea featured today on Moods and Appetites:


I just purchased blood orange jelly featured in the post. Just could not resist …

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
337 tasting notes

Got this as a sample – much appreciated.
Coconut is one of those flavors that I really like, probably because it ads some creaminess to the tea and since I don’t like milk or cream in my tea it all works out. Some vegetal and fresh notes here, perhaps a bit too “sharp” for my taste. Second steep seems to even it out and I like it better.

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drank Sakura Sencha by Den's Tea
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I buy this every spring.
It’s delicate flavor is understated, smooth and refreshing. There is something very refined about this tea. I’m drinking it from a matt/textured/rounded glass cup which for some reason adds to the experience.

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drank Duplicate03059595 by Duplicate
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It’s unapologetically bold, in your face kind of tea. It’s malty and strong. I don’t mind some bitterness in a black tea and I don’t get the milk and sugar thing … Milk and sugar is for wussies!
Retiring to my library to smoke some cigars :)

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Wow, this took me by surprise: it tastes like green beans!
At first I was not too keen on this but the more I drank it the more I started to like it.
It’s bold and savory and smells like raw fava bean pods.

Noticed Verdant tea has a new logo. For what it’s worth I like this version much better than the old one. I would dump the gradient though and keep it red like on your packaging because: 1) less is more 2. consistency 3. it evokes association with red seals on Chinese paintings.
Like the website changes as well. Thumbs up from me :)

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Just had oven roasted beets and brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar and pistachios. Finishing it all with a large cup of Wild Monk – it’s sweet, creamy and delicious.


UH! Sounds so good!!!


I do not care for over roasted beets, but sure do enjoy the oven roasted kind :)
I am a drummer and I like telling people that I pour vinegar over my drums from time to time because I enjoy pickled BEATS! I am so happy that so many are enjoying the Wild Monk!

Terri HarpLady

That’s one of the ones I want to try!


oops .. I’m a terrible speller :)
This tea is definitely worth trying!

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Finally I got to taste Leo. The smell is strong and orangey and I would say uplifting. You can definitely taste orange, rooibos, vanilla with some hints of chamomile. It’s nicely balanced, bold and yet smooth. I quite enjoyed it.

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