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drank Jin Die by Camellia Sinensis
318 tasting notes

Still drinking this quite often. A few days ago I had a cold, so I made a nice big teapot of Jin Die and drank it all day. It’s a terrific resteeper, so I used the same leaves for 6 steeps. I like the feeling of hot black tea going down my throat when I’m sniffly.

Anyway, same sort of deal this morning. 6 steeps in my tiny glass teapot. The last two were a bit weak but still enjoyable. Especially since some black tea of mine isn’t very good on the second steep.

I’ll probably buy more of this again sometime. Depending on whether or not I just want to try different teas in my next order. It’s certainly a favourite, and has a good price considering the flavour and resteeps.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

This tea looks gorgeous! Thank you for the note, it’s now added to my list of teas to try :)

Dorothy

Their black tea from Taiwan: Hualien Feng Mi, is also excellent if you’re looking for something new to try.

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DaisyChubb

This tea looks gorgeous! Thank you for the note, it’s now added to my list of teas to try :)

Dorothy

Their black tea from Taiwan: Hualien Feng Mi, is also excellent if you’re looking for something new to try.

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I don’t log tea every time I drink it. Tasting notes tend to be about either one style of brewing or a new experience. It is helpful for me to look back on my notes and see what a tea tasted like or which steeping parameter worked best for me. I try to mostly short steep tea unless it only tastes better with a long steep. I’d rather experience what a tea tastes like over 3 or 12 steeps than just 1 to 3 long steeps.

When I write “tsp”, the measurement I use is a regular western teaspoon. Not a tea scoop

How I rate tea:

99-100: Teas that blow my mind! An unforgettable experience. Savoured to the last drop. I felt privileged to drink this.

90-98: Extraordinary, highly recommended, try it and you won’t be disappointed (and if you are, mail me the tea!)

85-89: Wonderful, couldn’t expect more but not a favourite.

80-84: Excellent, a treasured experience but not a favourite.

70-79: Good but could be better. Above average.

60-69: Average, unexceptional, not something I would buy again. Slightly disappointed. I’d rather drink water.

50-0: Varying degrees of sadness

No rating: Mixed feelings, can’t decide whether I like it or not, not enough experience with that sort of tea to rate it. A dramatic change of heart.

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