93 Tasting Notes


11/13/2014 tea for a sick AnnaEA 6g/100ml gaiwan/ varying temps. Last of my sample.

I spent the afternoon with this and I never really got a whole lot of specific flavors or tastes from it. BUT, I just wanted to keep drinking it. Later on I brewed a puerh I know I’ve always liked in the past and it didn’t really taste good anymore – it was full of strange unpleasant notes I’d never tasted in it before. I’m not sure about if this is a good tea and if I like this or not but it was definitely interesting.

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11/ 4/14 am tea 1 teabag/12oz 212F water/ 5+ minutes

Just a nice strong English breakfast tea to drink with breakfast. Not noteworthy or extraordinary, just satisfying and hearty. Like a good warm wool scarf.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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9/22/14 builders tea with breakfast 12oz/212F/whole packet/five minutes or so?

Nice tea, excellent with milk and sugar. Exactly the pick me up I wanted on this cold rainy Ohio morning. Pleasantly smoky and rich.

A lot of the steepster teas are strikingly similiar to teas I get from Upton, and this one is no exception. I wonder if Upton wholesales.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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10/20/14 gong fu 100ml gaiwan/sub 200F water

I did not measure the tea, so maybe 3g? This tea is delicious! Lovely light edamame creamy greenness. Pale gold liquor, and a wonderful toasted rice aroma.

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10/20/14 morning gong fu 5.5g/100ml gaiwan/212F
The more I drink this tea, the less I enjoy it. The wet leaf smells wonderful, so I think I just need to figure out the right brewing. Gong fu this morning and yesterday didn’t show it well, so I think I’ll try western.

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10/20/14 morning gong fu 1 tuocha/100ml gaiwan/212F

These little guys never disappoint. Just a nice yummy puerh.

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10/19/14 evening yixing 12g/8oz/short steeps/212F

Tangy smoke and leather. Yummy.

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 12 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Christopher F.

sounds lovely.

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9/19/14 sunday yixing. 8g tea/8oz water per steep/short steeps
Earthy dry mineral goodness. Surprisingly light, possibly because my teapot is very young. A taste like pine forest after rain.

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g

decrease water volume. i do 6-8g for 100 ml for shou. especially its aged, so not that strong. Just my 2c ;)


I’ll try that. I think I want to get a smaller pot for puer – the 8oz is nice for a get together, but too much for me alone.


if you are going to get one, i recommend not to exceed 130ml. 100ml i find is ideal for 1 person. Btw, good to see you ;)


Thanks! It’s nice to be back online. A smaller pour has really brought out the richness in this tea, and some nice berry notes.

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Vegtal, spicy. Very green like. Pleasant.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I love this pitcher. It is perfect for cold infusing the loose teas I prefer. 30g of tea over night in the fridge, and I have a lovely days worth of iced tea ready to go first thing in the morning.

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