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216 Tasting Notes

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drank Sun's Up by The Tea Table
216 tasting notes

Okay, how is it that this iced tea is sweeter without sugar?

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Hmm. I don’t think that I like this pu-erh as much as yesterday’s plain one. The dried leaves smelled exactly like the citrus meringue cookies I’ve been snacking on this week, so I had high hopes! But the citrus flavor overwhelmed all of the tea flavor without giving anything in replacement except a lingering sourness.

(Still, thank you, Angrboda, for the sample! I would have thought that this one would be more to my liking, so you have saved me from this mistake!)

Angrboda

as i recallb i wasn’t a big fan of this one either, but i was trying to be as diverse as i could.

Cait

It’s a great selection! I’m going to try the green one tomorrow, I think.

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drank Pu Erh (EC05) by Nothing But Tea
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My first pu-erh, courtesy of a fantastic sampler sent to me by Angrboda!

…Okay, I totally see what everyone is talking about with the smell. There is definitely a delicate odor of cow barn here. (When people talked about “barnyard”, I was imagining something like the hay and leather scent of a riding stable, but no: this, my friends, is cows.) Weirdly, though, it tastes like it smells and it tastes good; I don’t know what to make of this! I am, so far, confused by pu-erh tea.

I did the first few steeps at near-boiling, under thirty seconds, and then had a few with cooler water and longer times. The tea didn’t get noticeably bitter, but the first few steeps were juicier, I think. The color was an utterly gorgeous red-gold!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cait_tea/4561061811/in/set-72157623664718933/

So: I am intrigued enough to come back for more. We shall see!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Lori

I tried my first pu-erh the other day and I was quite suprised by its taste and I enjoyed it…

Angrboda

i’m glad you’re at least not scared away, even if you’re not sure how well you like it yet. :)

Cait

I like trying new things! …In small, carefully-controlled doses. ;)

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Six flowers and a partially-steeped tie guan yin leaf in a mug. I’m on the second steep now, and I can already feel the flowers putting me to sleep like Dorothy in the poppy fields. I fear that if I left off logging this until I finished the second mug my tasting note would look more like this:

Six flowersssszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz**snore**zzzzzzz

So tasty, though!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
__Morgana__

That does it, I’m trying this after I finish my current cup.

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82
drank Tie Guan Yin by The Jade Teapot
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drank Tie Guan Yin by The Jade Teapot
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drank Georgia Sunshine by TeaSource
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This makes a fantastic iced tea — it really brings the peach out strongly enough to match the black tea. I wouldn’t call it an everyday iced tea because it keeps catching my attention as I drink it; I can’t pour a glass and go do something else!

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91

Ooh, I am giving this tea nothing like proper attention but it is very sweet and lovely!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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94
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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