1042 Tasting Notes


I received this in a recent Verdant order, but it looks like it is now sold out. Charcoal and roasted notes open up into raisin and deep fruitiness. There’s a strong minerality/rock flavor that contrasts with the raisin notes nicely. Subsequent steeps reveal an intense fruitiness. A bit of lychee and mango.

Flavors: Fruity, Lychee, Mango, Mineral

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I think I prefer this one unsweetened. The apricot, as well as the spice notes, hold up very well on their own, and don’t require any additives to bring out the flavor. I really enjoy this one.

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drank Banana Pancakes by 52teas
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I thought I had reviewed this already, but it looks like not. I just finished up my 15g packet, and I will certainly miss this one. Such an awesome balance of banana, bread notes, and maple. Most recently, I made a latte with it and it was a dessert in a mug.

Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Maple Syrup


That’s one of my all-time favorites!


It’s so good!

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I just finished off my sample size and purchased another bag. The cocoa and anise is so well-balanced, and such an interesting combination, I’ve found myself craving the flavor combo recently. August Uncommon posted a recipe for an affogatto using this tea, and I’m very interested in trying it. I’ll have to grab some vanilla ice cream next time I’m at the store.

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drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
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I’ve been really gravitating toward the simplicity of vanilla black teas lately. This one does have a bit of an artificial note, but not overwhelmingly so. I enjoyed this with some oat milk and sugar.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Vanilla

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I enjoyed this with some oat milk and honey, and a bit of extra vanilla bean powder added in. I find it to be a very easy, enjoyable drinker.

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drank New York Breakfast by T2
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This came in the breakfast sampler I purchased on sale after Christmas. I love this type of sampler and have been really enjoying tasting through the set. This one is super nice. A bold, malty black base. Cocoa, vanilla, and a tiny bit of cinnamon. I made it sweetened with a bit of honey, and added a splash of oat milk.

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drank Spiced Orappangele by 52teas
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Man, this is good. I upped the rating on this one, because it’s just so freaking tasty. I actually chugged the glass because it was so enjoyable. Very tempted to purchase more.

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Whispering Pines
The Necessiteas
August Uncommon
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Sweet Potato

Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.


Los Angeles, CA

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