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Sample from Liquid Proust. Thank you!

This has a pleasant Jasmine flavor, but the Oolong tastes like a bitter green tea to me even with a couple splashes of cold water, and I can’t taste the coconut at all. If I were more careful of the time and temperature, it might taste better, but I’ve tried enough Jasmine tea that I like to not be interested in bothering.

Flavors: Bitter, Green, Jasmine

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Thank you Liquid Proust for this sample!

Tasting #1 – Steep Time 2 Minutes
Excellent color already, slight metallic flavor with roasted qualities. I’m absolutely amazed at how this tea has turned out already.

Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
This reminds me of the Iron Goddess of Mercy with the darkness of the flavors, but not being black. Delicious and soothing

Tasting #3 – Steep Time 6 Minutes
The aroma and flavors have stayed consistent all the way through. I am loving this tea. As soon as my cup is empty I’m ready to fill it again.

Flavors: Metallic, Roasted

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I wondered if this one is what an Oriental Beauty tastes like. It was interesting, but pretty close to a Darjeeling. It tasted like super dry raisins and apricots to me. It’s a good tea, but not my preference.

Flavors: Apricot, Drying, Raisins

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is a nice toasty and flavorful oolong. The flavor is relatively full and complex, but it’s also purely from the tea.

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‘Supreme Oolong’… this is a Darjeeling oolong.
The first brew is dark and stronger than I like. The second to fourth brew has a slight sweetness to it that I really enjoy. While this could probably brew more, I stopped at the fourth steeping. I decided to brew this after the Yunnan Gold because I was somewhat disappointed with Faerie’s Finest with that tea… this made up for it. I think my taste for Darjeeling oolongs are forever altered after drinking the Formosa Champagne Oolong by Art of Tea because that stuff is just so smooth.

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This is the first Faeries Finest product that I have not liked… rather bitter brew. I am actually going to use this to create a coffee grapefruit black tea blend for my bestfriend.

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So happy I brew this way I do; because I dislike black teas I steep them at 190 for 2/3 of the time that they should.
This brews a light gold cup that has a nice cocoa taste to it that is actually attached to the black tea taste which is actually wonderful as I brewed it mildly.
I am rather excited to compare these to other black dragon pearls. I think the only way this type of tea can have a higher score is if there was a buttery or honey taste somehow that mixes with the cocoa, though I still like it the way it is now.

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drank Jade by Faerie's Finest
1113 tasting notes

If this was a white tea only it would make me angry at how subtle it would be. However, the green tea adds a nice hint of difference in this tea. For what this tea is, it is great. Knowing what to expect when drinking any tea is important and since I knew that this would be very mild I found it to be quite pleasant. Still a little dry and just ‘so’ ‘so’ as far as tea goes.


Maybe a cold brew would bring out more flavour?

Liquid Proust

I’m not sure. White teas haven’t been my thing. I do have over a dozen 1oz unopened bags of this if you want some __
I ordered 1oz and ended up with 20oz

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drank Wake Up by Faerie's Finest
484 tasting notes

Sample from Nichole. Thank you!

I didn’t care for this one. It tasted like dirt to me.

Flavors: Dirt

Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Yeah I wasn’t a fan either. Thought it might have been just me. I liked it the first time I had it and then the second not so much. . .


It seems like the sort of thing someone would like, so I’ll send it off on the next round of the Herbal TTB.

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Aside from aged oolongs, this brews the darkest cup of oolong I have had yet. This is a very dark and roasted taste which I really enjoy. This tea doesn’t have fruity notes to is as many other pheonix oolongs I have had included.This is not an outside tea though as it is just very strong, I prefer to sip this as I read because it just throws my senses wild as it is very strong.

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drank Pouchong by Faerie's Finest
1113 tasting notes

I don’t know why but when my friend came over I decided to put a hand full of this tea into my teapot (a literal handful).
This tea is quite floral but not overwhelming. Wonderful taste and I plan to take this outside when the weather is nice because it is subtle at the same time as quite indeifable as an oolong with floral notes. I am pleased with this tea and from now on I will use about 4 grams instead of half an ounce __

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drank Gyokuro by Faerie's Finest
1113 tasting notes

This is what I would call a mid range gyokuro. It’s bright green and has a nice sweetness to its vegetable taste but it isn’t the best yet it isn’t bad nor could I make any remarks to anything I dislike about it; I’m just simply comparing it to other gyokuros I have tasted.
Ice steeping this tea = YUMMY!
I take a teaspoon of this tea and let it fall to the bottom of a cup and pile ice on top of it while I decide to neglect it for 30 minutes. When I return to the cup there is a nice cool liquid in the cup that I can drink with a smile and repeat by throwing more ice on top. Not only is this unique and fun, I get to eat this gyokuro at the end :)

1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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So far on my Amazon order of decaf teas I am one for three. I have tried three of the four decaf teas I bought with my gift card and this is pretty good tasting. It doesn’t taste artificial like their raspberry and its better than their strawberry. I wouldn’t compare this to a major brand of tea but it is not at all bad. I would actually buy this again for those times when decaf is a must for me. Despite the fact that it is not at all bad I would rather be starting in on my Mandala order, but all of that is high caffeine black and puerh and I will have to wait until tomorrow morning.

I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 185 degree water for 2 min.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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This one came out better than their Raspberry. It is another decaf from my Amazon order. My 5 am days are taking a toll on my tea drinking and I am limited to decaf in the afternoon or sometimes green tea. At least the flavor of this one doesn’t taste quite so artificial like the last one. If I hadn’t had a gift card I probably wouldn’t have bought this but there is a limited amount of decaf on Amazon and I thought this worth a try. At least the decaf coffee I bought from Amazon was quite good, can’t review that here though.

I brewed this one time in an 18 oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 185 degree water for 2 min.

Flavors: Strawberry

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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This tea is average at best. I had an Amazon gift card to use and was looking for something decaf so I thought I would try this brand with the bizarre name. There is a raspberry flavor to this tea but it comes off as slightly artificial. It is not so bad as to be undrinkable anyway and I think it may make a decent iced tea cold brewed.

I brewed this tea once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 min.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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