138 Tasting Notes

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drank Karigane #22 by Tea Wing
138 tasting notes

Hmmm smell is nice and grassy in the packet. I made the mistake of brewing it in a gaiwan first..which I do not recommend. Afterwards I switched it to my little tea pot that has a fine mesh inside of it. A lot better experience.

The taste is sweet and grassy. A little creamy and finishes with the hazelnut note. I like it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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Well it has been awhile since I have written a tasting note. It has been a while since I really drank tea, so my taste buds are a little rusty.

I get a oily taste. The smell almost musky. I wish I could get the crisp apple taste like the description says, but Im not tasting that sadly.

Not my cup of tea sadly…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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82
drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
138 tasting notes

TEASUCE gave me a sample of this. Not as cream pie as I would like, but I could taste the coconut. A nice dessert tea for sure.

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73

So I was cleaning out my tea stash. Getting rid of anything that I did not want. I came upon this a small sample from way back. I remember having tried this when I first got it a little over a year ago and just did not like it. But when it comes to Puer Im not a big fan. The fishy mustiness of it turns me off.
I have not been drinking tea like I used to and I though why not drink this tonight. I rinsed 3 times to get the mustiness smell out of the way for me to try it again. I always smell the wet leave before I taste the tea to get my senses going.

A nice cedar with a sweet fig smell. Hmmmm, a lot better than I thought. I noticed when it comes to puer, I must rinse a few more times for me to drink it. I seems hat others rinse once or twice and can enjoy it. Im happy I tasted this again, since it is no longer sold.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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Hmmm. I like this. A nice sweet spinach taste. Lasts a little longer through steeping. I thought it would taste just the Laoshan green. To me it is very different. The Laoshan green has a buttery snap pea taste. This is more of a savory spinach.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
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Wow this is a very nice an buttery genmaicha. Might have to buy some more.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Kittenna

I ordered 1 (or 2? Can’t recall) ounces of this on Black Friday…. so excited to try it!

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77

I love Yabao. Its one of my favorite teas. I liked the first eight treasures and I asked for this as my sample.
I did it for the suggested 185 temp and brewed it for 2 minutes. Had a nice sweet cedar taste. The juniper berries was a nice touch.

I brewed it again and let it go for maybe 5 to 7 minutes. With Yabao usually the longer the better. Not with this blend. It became pretty bitter. But then again there was not much yabao in this. More jasmine green tea then yabao. Best to keep this short and sweet.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84

Got around to one of my Dens samplers. smoky,sweet, a surprisingly light. Like their genmaicha without the grassiness.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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86

After drinking this, I knew it was not something that I would keep drinking. I thought I would use it on a steak or something else…

Smoky Turkey Chili!!

2 cups of this and one cup of broth. Really good. I might buy more just for making chili.

momo

oh what a great idea! I’m definitely using lapsang next time I make chili!

Alphakitty

Great idea! It’s like using liquid smoke without the chemicals and whatnot.

Bonnie

Liquid smoke doesn’t use chemicals (I just learned that). It’s water that has smoke actually pass through it which causes it to be flavored then concentrated. Cool. But on to LS, when I cook with it, I use a tea ball or tea-sac so that I can control how much smoke flavor I want and then pull it out. OR, I’ve made rubs with spices by grinding the LS into a powder.

Kittenna

Such a good idea! So much easier than buying a bottle of liquid smoke (which I did actually, once, for making beef jerky. Though it’s probably 10+ years old, I’m pretty sure it’s still in my parents’ basement fridge…)

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I’m a lover of all teas. Open to almost anything,but my favorite are oolong, black, and green. I have recently been trying to get into pu’er .

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