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A is for…Assam Mokalbari

Inspired by Mastress Alita and her sipdown thread challenge to drink a tea starting with each letter of the alphabet throughout April. I pre-picked my teas by organizing my spreadsheet by alphabetical order and choosing (one of) the oldest tea(s) for that letter. This tea is from December 2019 but has a best before date from back in November 2020, so it may not be at its best, thus probably good time to be drinking it down.

It’s very astringent and coppery. Brisk is how I would describe it and brisk, for me at least, is usually a bad thing. I am glad I got to try it but I am even more glad to be saying good bye since this is not for me. Thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to try it!

Cameron B.

Aww I love your “A is for” ha ha! I don’t drink Assam often, I have a few from Capital Tea Ltd. that I still need to open…

VariaTEA

Living with a baby has me thinking about the alphabet in this way lol

Martin Bednář

I wonder if you aren’t that used to drink black teas, or it isn’t that fine as What-cha version, but I just love Mokalbari. It never was too astringent for me. Either way, any sipdown is a good sipdown.

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This is one of those blends that has a bunch of herbal ingredients that sound like they should be in a potion. It’s not for me because it also tastes like a mess of herbal ingredients, but sweet, thanks to the blackberry leaf. Always fun to try new things so thank you Roswell Strange for the share but the one teabag was more than enough.

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Thank you Roswell Strange for sending this my way, along with a bijillion other Floragold teabags. I am not a huge lover of darjeelings and this is no exception. It’s floral and a bit drying and just not my favorite.

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Made this in one of my new T2 teacups and I know it’s in my head but I think that made this taste better. It’s got a nice strawberry candy flavor but the green tea base coupled with the currant is coming off sharp and drying. Still enjoyable enough though so thank you Roswell Strange for sharing!

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This came to me from Roswell Strange like all the other Floragold blends. Thanks for sharing!

Today when I was trying to randomly pick teas, I kept getting either orange teas or teas with plum. I decided to steep this up and then because I had orange on the brain, I decided to finally try an orange Julius. My brother-in-law is out grabbing that now so I’m trying to squeeze in this quick note.

I liked the plum part of this. It was juicy and ripe and what I think plums taste like. I don’t eat them often so my memory of them probably isn’t accurate. The jasmine part ruins this for me though. It’s not terrible but the jasmine can be drying and I feel it detracts from the tastier plum notes, rather than complimenting them. Also as this cools, there is a sharp note that cuts right through the plum in a metallic sort of way and I’m not a fan.

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London Fog Sipdown (249)

This was a standard EG so unsurprisingly it had very little appeal to me. The London Fog wasn’t bad but I wasn’t in the mood for the EG flavor so even that was just meh. Thank you for sharing, Roswell Strange but I am fine saying good bye to this one.

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“Literal shits and farts” wasn’t quite what I got, unlike Roswell Strange. However, I didn’t like it. Cinnamon and woody rooibos and just not good. Also, I might have tossed my cannabis powder into this and it covered it up the least. So cinnamon, woody rooibos, and a touch of weed. Bad. Bad all around. But I finished it because the powder is expensive. At least I am calm now. Nonetheless, thank you Roswell Strange for sharing and giving me the chance to try something new!

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drank Stressblocker by Floragold
6032 tasting notes

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Thanks for sharing Roswell Strange! This is fine but not one I want again.

It’s lemony in a lemongrass sort of way. That’s about it.

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I was doing my random tea generation to help pick a tea and this was the one I ended up pulling out. It’s another Floragold so like all others, it’s from Roswell Strange! Thank you!!

First off, I walked past my BIL with this tea and he commented how good it smelled. Because it does smell good. It tastes nice as well though the coconut is a little past it’s prime as this is a touch lotiony. Also, ginger was like a subtle warmth in the mug but I found myself wanting more. So this one was good but not great, partially due to age though.

Roswell Strange

I feel like coconut and ginger is a surprisingly under utilized combo.

VariaTEA

When it came up as the random selection, I was pretty happy since I wanted something cozy but sweet and this seemed like a good pairing for that.

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This is another Roswell Strange share that I finished the other day. I had a much better experience with this tea than I did with Dandelion Detox though. This is a rooibos cream blend and while the rooibos flavor came through, it wasn’t as offensive as so many others I have had lately. It was a nice vanilla cream flavor that worked well with the rooibos – which was neither woodsy or medicinal. I was surprised but quite pleased with this one. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!

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Nope. I wanted to like it and it’s sorta strawberry and pineapple but it’s also a lot of base tea that is bitter and metallic. Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing but this was a no for me.

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nope. i don’t like jasmine teas on a good day.

VariaTEA

Hahaha neither do I. That’s why I gave you one teabag and kept one for myself.

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Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this and all other Floragold teas. This one is not one I’d have ever gotten for myself because jasmine green teas are common and just not my thing. This is fine. Smooth enough and I can also get that sort of grape/muscatel vibe from the jasmine that RS got. If you are into jasmine greens and this is available, it’s fine but if you’re not, this is like all others.

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drank Stressblocker by Floragold
12714 tasting notes

cup of sweeet lemon. Nothing too exciting but nothing offensive either.

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Cold Brew Sipdown (265)

This is a poor man’s Mango Fruit Punch. Thanks Roswell Strange for sharing but I wasn’t overly impressed here.

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After lunch, I took this as a hot tea and Monkey Chop as an iced latte back to the office with me…and by that I mean to the desk upstairs. It was nice and even as it cooled I enjoyed it. It was peachy and fruity and just a nice afternoon tea as I listened to did video training.

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drank Ewiges Leben / Eternal Life by Floragold
12714 tasting notes

so we often joke around here that my child is feral. She managed to use her teeth and popped a can of soda when she was like 8 months, she always wants to chew on dog toys and such. So it should come as no surprise that she got ahold of this tea, managed to suck/chew through the package to then stuff the teabag in her mouth. I’m not sure if she was hoping for eternal life or just like the taste but as a result id din’t actually get to try this tea. Which isn’t a huge deal for me as the smell of the jasmine was enough to make me think i wouldn’t like it much. But thanks for entertaining my kid VariaTEA lol

VariaTEA

Bahahahaha I’m ok with this being how the teabag was used

Martin Bednář

It made me giggle :)

Sil

glad you guys got a chuckle out of it

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drank Feenduft / Fairy Fragrance by Floragold
12714 tasting notes

tea from a few days ago. I didn’t mind this one. I found it to be pretty close to a strawberry kiwi without being super intense on flavour.

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sample from VariaTEA. Figured this one would be a toss up if i liked it or not. I like ginger, orange…but tulsi can be hit or miss. turns out this lands pretty smack dab in the middle of the road for me. I could have more ginger in this as usual haha

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