2284 Tasting Notes

Of course I had to try it!

It’s a light EG, I don’t know about oak flavour though. It’s nice enough, and I’m enjoying drinking it.

(Also, hi! I’m still trying to drink through all my teas but they’re all the same old and this site is annoying on my phone, so I’m not on here much.)

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Ok, this must be the one I have? Idk, it’s an old sample with an old label and I am no longer proficient in figuring out whose handwriting is on what type of bag.

Nice cup this afternoon. I’m glad I’ve had it, but I’m not super sad there isn’t more.

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drank Rou Gui Oolong by Cultivate Tea
2284 tasting notes

This is good, but definitely not a daily drinker for me. I would buy again, but only in small amounts as a fun treat. It’s toasty, mineraly, spicy.

I’ll probably only have a couple steps of this. Here’s hoping it’s not an oolong that triggers my gut issues!

Edit: this was an oolong that triggered my gut issues. I expect a few more like this as I have several oblongs in my tasting basket.

Sierge Krьstъ

These could be tricky to figure out nuances if blended. My first non-teabag was pure shui hsien and since then I tasted lots of so called da hang pao that were actually different measures of both. Rougui from phoenix oolong are definitely worth exploring as it is like Italian tomatoes replanted in Greece or something, great fun at the very least. Some clayware is more suited oolongs of specific roast as well but that’s a different realm of alchemy.

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I still really really like this tea. It isn’t my regular type of tea, normally I prefer tea that I can add milk to. However, this one is just so amazing. Light, floral, green, delightful.

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Finished up an old sample. Pretty decent. Bit astringent. But enjoyable this evening.

I am still trying to get through old teas and samples. I have a lot still.

Cameron B.

Don’t we all… x.x


Ha. Yeah, it’s kinda scary to think about. I’m trying hard to get through them, but I’m only doing 1 coffee and 1 tea every day…

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drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
2284 tasting notes

Mmm… I was going to have another coffee this morning, then decided to have a tea latte instead.

Brewed in milk and water, with a touch of vanilla sugar to sweeten.

This particular tin is old, and so the black base is not as good as I remember it being. But the spice balance for this tea is delicious. Hopefully it’ll help wake me up on this sunny yet chilly day!

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At some point I bought another package of this… so even though I think turmeric tastes of dirt, I like this enough as a latte to keep buying it. Idk.

Anyways, I had it as a latte today. 50/50 with milk, and with a small spoonful of honey (to help the medicine go down?).

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I don’t know when I got this. One of the times I visited my friend in Chicago, I guess? It smells strongly of rice, it’s so cool. The tea is quite tannic, but I think that’s my fault – I got distracted because I’m in zoom class, and I was paying attention to my instructor…

I do like this. Will it or something like it be a standard puerh in my cupboard? Hmm, probably not. I don’t think this would be an “every day” tea for me. But if I come across places that sell sticky rice puerh, I’d consider picking up a tuocha or two for future enjoyment.

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I wasn’t sure about the name, but uhh, my GOSH friends. SO BITTER.

So. Incredibly. Bitter. Different bitter from coffee. Makes my tongue feel weird.

I think I need to switch to a different tea IMMEDIATELY.

Thank you for the sample, Dexter! ;)


This… doesn’t sound appealing.


Ha! Definitely not to my taste.

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drank Crimson Horizon by Butiki Teas
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I am still desperately trying to drink down my tea collection. I have maybe 2 servings left of this one.

I still adore it. These little balls of strong malty goodness. YUM. I’ll miss it when it’s done, but of course… I have other teas!

I think I’ve mostly narrowed down what I want to stock as far as black teas go.

- a good earl grey (still looking)
- masala chai (Chandernagor from MF, but $$$ so I might need to find a different one)
- orange pekoe/formosa black tea – from mom
- little balled up black tea – mom gives me one called Rungagora
- a lavender tea (Westholme, but the last batch is overwhelming so this might be swapped out)
- a russian caravan (Murchies is my fav still)

I feel like some of these ones are seasonal, and some will move in and out of favour. I haven’t narrowed down the non-caffeinated teas yet, or the puerh. :)

Hope everyone is doing well a year in! insert heart emoji here

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I mostly drink black tea.

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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