2286 Tasting Notes

Because of the apple in here, I’m risking angry guts by drinking this tea… I had to though, as a friend got it for me and it’s not a true allergy that I have to apple.

It’s seeet and tart, and I’d never guess it was rhubarb specifically. Just generic hibiscus-berry flavour. Fun to have a little bit of, and I’m glad she only got me about 30g of this one.

I’ll probably cold brew a batch as well, some day in the future.

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
2286 tasting notes

I haven’t had this one in a long while, but one of my friends came through town and spent a couple days before visiting her parents (the first big drive I had in my NEW CAR (actually my first car)) in the Okanagan. She got me this tea and a hedgehog mug.

The mug is cute, but in true DT fashion the print is already peeling. I only hand wash, so that’s still a disappointing quality issue.

This tea is so so so sweet. Lol. Not surprising. Sweet candy mango melon taste, with some woodiness from the rooibos. Not bad, and something I’ll enjoy finishing, but not something I’d go out of my way to get.

Hope everyone is doing well. I logged in again as my random password had a security issue and I had to change it. So if you haven’t changed your password you might want to…

Evol Ving Ness

Good to see you!

I keep getting bumped out of the site, both here and on fb. Who knows what’s going on.


Yay, welcome back! :)


Well, I’m back for some definition of back. I’ll probably pop on here every once in a while, especially as I prepare for my comps and try to finish my final project. Procrastination is the key to good work, right? ;)

Evol Ving Ness

Procrastination can be mulling over time, consolidating necessary information. Break a leg on your work!


I find Steepster gets more attractive as deadlines loom.. Procrastination for sure, but even working out some of those writing/ordering nerves (like a freewriting exercise almost, haha).

Good luck with your comps and the project!

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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
2286 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
2286 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 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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