114 Tasting Notes

50
drank Willow White by Longevite
114 tasting notes

This is my first white tea, and I admittedly have no idea what the qualities of a good white tea would be.

I found the melon flavouring to be a bit too melon-y and sweet for my taste, unfortunately. However, I’d imagine that this would taste pretty good iced, so I may try drinking it that way over the summer.

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75
drank Dali Darjeeling by Longevite
114 tasting notes

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79
drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
114 tasting notes

This is great wake-up tea. It’s malty and quite strong. I enjoy drinking it with a bit of milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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75
drank Mountain Mint by Longevite
114 tasting notes

Pleasant and refreshing, though the peppermint overpowers the green tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Update: Have been occupied as of late with graduate program applications. I’ll still be on Steepster, but will mostly be in lurk-mode with the occasional review.

Brewing method is usually Western style for black teas (2-3 minutes at near-boiling), “grandpa style” for shu pu’ers and longjing, and pseudo-gongfu (no yixing) short steeps for sheng pu’ers (two 5-second rinses, then 5, 10, 15-second steeps with a gradual increase in steep times to taste).

I enjoy black teas, pu’er, and oolongs (leaning towards aged, cliff/Wuyi, or roasted/dark), depending on my mood. I don’t usually drink green tea but do enjoy a cup every so often.

My rating methods have changed over time and as a result, they’re very inconsistent. I plan to give my rating system an overhaul and will eventually get around to rescaling older ratings.

99 & 100: I will go to almost any lengths to keep this stocked in my cupboard.
90-98: I’m willing to or already do frequently repurchase this when my stock runs low.
80-89: I enjoy this tea, and I may be inclined to get more of it once I run out.
70-79: While this is a good tea, I don’t plan on having it in constant supply in my tea stash.
50-69: This might still be a good tea, but I wouldn’t get it myself.
40-49: Just tolerable enough for me to finish the cup, but I don’t think I’ll be trying it again any time soon.
Below 40: Noping the heck out of this cup/pot.

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