1047 Tasting Notes

This is my second steep of this and continuing on with my hectic work day (which is still ongoing at 8p) I have barely noticed this tea haha!

This is a tasty tea, but it hasn’t really stood out to me. That very well could be my day, but I’m not completely sure. There is a lovely sweetness and a very light maltiness, and the second steep has held up quite well, but I’m not sure if there’s anything special here. Ultimately I love the sweetness, but prefer a heavier handed maltiness. Thank goodness I have about two cups worth remaining in my sample to try again.

1st steep 2.5 minutes
2nd steep 4 minutes

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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I’ve had a busy week at work and have forgotten about pretty near every cup of tea I’ve made this week. This tea is no exception!

Since the tea is now cooled, it seems to be flirting with the idea of being smoky, which seems to be a somewhat recurring theme with Teavivre teas. I’ve even had that happen with my beloved Bailin on an off day.

I like the depth of this tea and the sweetness that lingers after each sip. There’s hints of chocolate, but not as lovely as the Fengqing pearls. I have about two cups worth remaining, so hopefully I can get some more detailed notes with my next attempt.

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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This one has a lovely full mouthfeel with maltiness throughout the sip. There’s no astringency to be had here, just a smooth, bold yet mellow cuppa.

I would definitely order this in a larger pouch.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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I was quite nervous to order this one because the reviews: one mentions cumin, which I hate, and another mentions fishiness!

However, I took the plunge and ordered 50g and I’m so happy I did! To me this is all sweet maltiness and I love it! It’s got much darker colour than other malty teas that I enjoy, but I truly love this one!

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

Sweaty XD


Ahaha multitasking at it’s finest.

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My Camellia Sinensis order is here! It’s been a shite Monday thus far, so I feel like the stars aligned to deliver my teas today haha.

I was so excited to try this one and it does not disappoint! There are huge apricot chunks in the mix and they smell incredible!

I did a quick rinse of the leaves and then steeped it up midway between the recommended times and this tea is so tasty! The oolong stays in the background and doesn’t have that mineral taste that I’m not a fan of. The apricot is present and delightful and becomes more present as the tea cools. There appears a subtle floral flavour as the tea goes from lukewarm to cold.

The second steep is still quite flavourful as well!

1st steep 4.5 minutes
2nd steep 6 minutes

A really great cup and I would definitely order a full-size pouch of this tea!

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Tiffany :)

My order has not shipped yet but I think this is one of the 10 I picked out?? I’ve never had apricot in a tea (or if I have I don’t remember) and I enjoy that flavor and I enjoy oolong teas so apricot + oolong sounds right up my alley….

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2021 sipdown no. 49

Another one gone from the cupboard. Lexa got me this as a sample pack for the holidays, and while there’s nothing inherently wrong with it, it’s not honey-anything. To me, it just tastes like rooibos and chamomile.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Maple Tea by Camellia Sinensis
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2021 sipdown no. 48

This is a sad sipdown today, but I have to make room for the new CS teas! I completely forgot to add this one into my cart when I placed the order because I really thought I had more remaining than I did. Sigh, next order!

I really love this one. The maple is just maple sugar crystals against a great black Assam base and it just works perfectly. This is exactly what a maple tea should be in my mind.

We keep maple sugar crystals in the cupboard, so perhaps my remaining CS Assam Banaspaty will occasionally have those added in until I can re-order this one.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

I’ll have to put this one on my list of things to try from Camellia Sinensis. I love maple sugar in black tea but I usually add it to cheap grocery store tea. Maple sugar in better quality black tea sounds even tastier.


It really is!

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2021 sipdown no. 47

Lexa is sipping this one down today to make room for the new CS order that should arrive early this week!

This one is tasty, but has a subtle fermented-like note that always bothered me just enough to not order a regular size pouch for our cupboard.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Maddy Barone

i ordered 50 grams of this one ans was disappointed. I love the terry’s chocolate oranges, but this tea just didn’t work for me.


I felt the same!

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drank Happy Dreams by Dammann Freres
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Dammann Frères Advent Day 23 (23-February 2021)

It’s Lexa’s birthday eve!

Yep, this is lemongrass-y. Lemongrass always reminds me of my time volunteering at a yoga studio many years ago – happy memories. There is also subtle hints of vanilla, lemon, and perhaps star anise, but the lemongrass is so string, these flavours get fairly lost unless I’m really concentrating on finding them.

Overall a good cuppa, but I don’t really need this one in my cupboard.

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Noël à Paris by Dammann Freres
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Dammann Frères Advent Day 22 (22-February 2021)

This one is very cherry-like! I’m not sure I could taste much else but cherry. The cherry flavouring that DF has is very realistic and I approve.

Sadly, I had a splitting headache and couldn’t truly enjoy my cup, but I still think this is a tasty tea.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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I live with my partner and our two bunnies: Callie and Ben, and one cat: Ivan. I’m working on my MSc in biology and enjoying tea along the way!

I love straight and flavoured black teas and this is what I’m usually drinking.

I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs, whites, and subtly flavoured greens. Other teas I’m happy to try at least once!

Raspberry, rhubarb, passionfruit, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, cacao/dark chocolate, honey, coconut, and chai spices. I’m open to other flavoured teas but they can’t be cloying or fake/candy like.

Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, flowers (rose and jasmine), and ginger (except in chai).

Flavours that can go either way:
Hibiscus, vanilla, and peach.


Last updated January 2021.



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