565 Tasting Notes

As a genmaicha lover I had to try this. I’m pleasantly surprised. Not too sweet and good genmaicha base. It’s not something I could see myself drinking daily but maybe once in awhile

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Reminds me of the tea they serve in some of the restaurants we ate at in Japan. Mainly vegetal flavors with grassy hints in the aftertaste. Seems like it’s a very delicate leaf as there are many broken ones in the bag. I’m not going to put in a rating. Simply because its not a terrible tea but its also not one that will stick in my memory. Just a run of the mill flavor in my opinion.

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I thought my water was hot but it was just luke warm. Also I must confess that I always add honey to jasmine teas. So my taste compared to others will be a bit different. This is a good jasmine. Light like most whites. I love how the honey and jasmine meld and become great combination. The dry scent is also floral and relaxing.

Flavors: Jasmine

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As soon as I smelled this tea I knew I had to try it. It’s that mineral, very slightly grassy and floral notes that really hit the nose and make you go… yup have to try that. It has such a pure and airy flavor. Mineral notes are what I pick up on first; especially the more you steep it. Definitely buttery with an aftertaste for fresh cut flowers.

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The essence of this tea was so unique that I had to try it. I can imagine some monks up in the Himalayas concocting this tea. It’s slightly flowery. A hint of sweetness. Woodsy, black base is pretty much covered up by all the flavors mixing in the cup. Gorgeous amber color. Whoa weird! Banana!!! It went from sweet and flowery to banana and slightly bitter. This is a weird tea! Holy smokes.

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What a fragrance! The dry smell is so sweet. Almost like root beer. You really cannot let this one steep too long or it becomes bitter fast. Oddly enough the first flavor to hit your mouth is not vanilla. It hits more in the aftertaste. Also I found it better if brewed at a slightly cooler temp. Not the best vanilla tea I’ve had but not terrible. Not something I would drink again.
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Mineral and grassy. Smooth going down. I quite enjoy this one. Though I don’t quite find as many floral notes as I thought I would.

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drank La Belle Epoque by Lupicia
565 tasting notes

Generally I prefer straight green over black but I think it’s important to get a good tasting profile of each type. Not sure of this one. Theres alot going on in this cup. Woodsy notes, slight bark… Definitely assam. Not my favorite plain black but not bad.

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Very much in the middle for this one. It does have a nit of amaretto flavor but whatever the base is… Well, they just don’t seem to jive that well.

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Of all the plain white teas, which aren’t many, Bi Lou Chun always seems to be the most unique. In this one there are definitely grass notes a bit of hay but I’m also tasting some sweet notes. Not quite floral more like sugar sweet.

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.





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