10789 Tasting Notes

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
10789 tasting notes

Mmmmm a sample from Indigobloom this tea is really interesting. It’s berry and fruity and yeah… I’m really enjoying this one. There are some floral notes in here as well, but mostly there’s a fruity taste to this. This wouldn’t be a go to tea for me, but it’s a refreshing cup. I wish the taste of the tea matched up more with the scent…because the scent is truly unbelievable!

Indigobloom

glad ya like it!!

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drank Mi Lan Dancong Black by Verdant Tea
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Figured I might as well use today as another opportunity to run through a few steepings of this sample that I recenved from Verdant when I placed my order. Rinsed the leaves, as per the instructions on the website and did a short steep for 30 secs. Theres a subtle scent of cocoa and the tea really is a beautiful gold colour. First sips…hmm wow it’s like cocoa-ey goodness and then there’s this jasmine note that almost comes barging through to say hello! and then that eases back into the very mellow smoothy creamy taste. This is a much more interesting tea to me than my morning run. We’ll see how the next few steeps go.

Second Steep: the colour of this steep is much deeper. there’s still a jasmine note in this. I’m also getting honesy notes, which is interesting.

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Soooo working from home today because I woke up feeling really off my game. As a result, I get to spend a bit more time with my tea and figured I’d try this one since its been calling to me. I’m not really that experienced at this whole short steeping/gonfu sorta deelio, but I can wing anything!

First steep – really interesting orangey, gold,light brown color. Managed to spill water (hot) all over myself….going to be a good day! My silly unrefined palate tastes….woodsy? Th smell reminds me of something I can’t quiet place….

Second steep – now it smells like oolong…my arch nemesis it seems like anyway. Mmmmmm not bad…much less woodsy…oh figured out the smell from the first steep – rice cakes! Yeah……no idea on that one. This steep is much nicer than the first but now it tastes more like oolong…which seems to be a taste that I just haven’t fallen in love with yet. Oh well, more excuses to keep trying things, and I’d like to try a few more steeps of this.

Third steep – still a really nice tea. Don’t get me wrong, while I can’t seem to get behind oblongs ( so far) I don’t hate them. They’re not like rooibos for some ppl :) this steep. It be my favourite so far even though it’s kind of boring. Heh I don’t get the apricot notes that some ppl have but it’s a rich tea…so not explaining it well haha.

Terri HarpLady with oolong….fall in love…you will!
Terri HarpLady

I like this review! It’s down to earth & humble, & honest. Not always known for my grace, especially at pouring hot water, I can relate. Hope you feel better as the day progresses!

Sil

Thanks Terri! Trying to go through a few steeps while I work… Blech all I want to do is curl up back in bed with a good book and more tea ;)

Indigobloom

feel better soon. Hope your burn isnt too bad :/

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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Matcha Outlet
10789 tasting notes

So apparently I was busy enough today that I didn’t get a chance to log this. Today’s fruity blend? MANGO cheesecake smoothie! Frozen banana, dash of cinnamon as inspired by devy, and a bunch of frozen mango chunks. Blend and enjoy delicious goodness! I’m lucky i had 3 mins to make this in the morning before leaving for work since i haven’t had a minute to eat. At least I started my day right :) I am 100% going to need to order more of this from Red Leaf soon. I love the creamy goodness it adds to both lattes and smoothies.

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MMMMMMMMMMM afternoon tea! It’s been a day of chaos here at work so even though I haven’t manage to get time for lunch (yes i know that’s bad and yes, it IS after 4pm…) I found 5 mins to boil some water and toss this into a cup to sip on my next conference call.

I haven’t had this in a while so I’m really digging the caramel notes. I’d forgotten just how much i really enjoy this delicious tea from the Persimmon Tree Tea. I just wish I could justify the shipping to be able to order from them more often. Sadly this may have to wait to come off my shopping list until next year when I get down to the US again. :(

I highliy recommend giving them a shot though if you’re in the US as they have some wonderful teas!

Azzrian

This is good stuff!

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
10789 tasting notes

Man… I’m getting a clearer picture of my go to teas as I get down to the last bits of all my teas. Only enough for another go round of this one as well, which makes me a sad panda. On the plus side, just as soon as the post office cooperates with me I’ll have samples to burn through from Stacy and then another order to place! YAY!

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Another go round of this sample – last remaining bit taken care of :) Still enjoy this one as it’s a really nice berry flavour. It’s nice to bring a bunch of samples to work and actually have time to go through some of them :)

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drank Holiday Festival by Della Terra Teas
10789 tasting notes

I can’t recall who I received this samples from…maybe Azzrian I’m sorry i forgot but i totally appreciate it!!

I’m going to have to go with the others on this one. The scent of the tea is amaaaazing. However, after steeping it, I am underwhelmed. The cinnamon flavour goes away….and it’s a very blah apple type flavour. Not one I’d opt for unless the blend gets tweaked. The grandma’s pumpkin tea i had earlier tonight was much better.

Azzrian

Could have been me, I did have a sample of that at one time.

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drank Sencha by The Persimmon Tree Tea Company
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So I’m fairly inexperienced with Senchas, so keep that in mind. I can get behind this tea though. Theres a vegetal taste to i, but it’s not so overpowering that I can’t handle it. The tea is a lovely yellow/green colour as well. This was one of my samples from my Persimmon tree order that I hadn’t had a chance until now to try. I’d order this again as a light refreshing tea :) Oh and in case you weren’t already aware, the Persimmon Tree Tea samples are a great size, allowing for multiple cups to get acquainted with the tea!

Azzrian

They also have an excellent loyalty program!

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I have to say this might be ones of my favourite teas from Della Terra. I would definately call this a fall tea. I don’t really taste the pumpkin, which is fine by me since i’m really not a fan of pumpkin. This is however a really nice spiced tea.

Edit: Also thanks to the magic person who gave me this sample…i think? it was Azzrian but i’m honestly totally not sure.

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling as well!

Most of that is on hold these days though, including tea drinking like I used to as I have a new little one who eats up all my spare time.

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