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drank Snow Sprout by Golden Moon Tea
237 tasting notes

I’ve never tried this variety before, so I’m excited to see what it’s like. The smell and appearance are both quite attractive. The leaves are thin, slightly curved, and light green – they remind me of the needles from last year’s Christmas tree that I find when I pull out the box of ornaments again. There’s a sweetness to the scent, and maybe even a fruitiness? I’m not able to put my finger on it.

Let’s see, I didn’t burn out my taste buds at lunch with spicy food…what’s going on here? I can’t really taste much of anything. The mysteriously sweet and fruity aroma is gone, and the very light yellow liquor is perhaps just too subtle for me latch onto. I’m getting a very small bit of astringency, a little more mouth feel than a plain cup of hot water would give me, but that’s about it. Ah well.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Rabs

It seems like you’ve had a run of “meh” to “ick” GM samples — I look forward to when you get to the good ones! :)

Adham

Part of that might be because I think my ratings run conservative in the numbers (ie something in the 90’s for me is really, really good). Probably a good idea to put up a guide to the scale so it doesn’t look too out of whack. In any case I’m looking forward to good teas too!

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Rabs

It seems like you’ve had a run of “meh” to “ick” GM samples — I look forward to when you get to the good ones! :)

Adham

Part of that might be because I think my ratings run conservative in the numbers (ie something in the 90’s for me is really, really good). Probably a good idea to put up a guide to the scale so it doesn’t look too out of whack. In any case I’m looking forward to good teas too!

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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