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drank Dan Cong Red Tea by jing tea shop
312 tasting notes

Just within the first cup, this is giving me a fantastic first impression. Mouth watering flavour, with citrus (grapefruit? orange?), spices, zesty, honey, and a touch of floral notes. Very flavourful, sharp notes and a familiar dan cong body.

It pretty much met and then exceeded my expectations. I bought this in a sample pack which includes 4 other black teas. This is my first experience buying from Jing Tea Shop and I am very pleased so far. With the airmail option, it even got here quickly: 9 days from China to Ontario. Woot woot :D

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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

What my tea ratings mean:

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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Ontario, Canada

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