233 Tasting Notes


New teas arrived toaday. Ivé been wanting to explore taiwanese black tea and this did not let me down.
I found it swett and minty without astringancy. Very pleasant.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Yunnan black, how i missed you!

I tried this tea with less leaf and long infusion as per rumor. The result was malty, somewhat sweet but less honeynotes and a hint of wet leaf and the slightest hint of astringancy during the aftertaste.
Body is full and thick, feels somewhat oily. This setting works well for a single infusion. Taste reminds me a bit of black bi lou chun.

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 220 ML

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After a hectic day in the city with my 5y daughter i really felt the urge for some tea to wind down. My choice fell on this wonderfull autumnflush, been my AF of choice for the last two years.
I used the breakfastpot 450ml ceramic thing with nice glace and stuff that i picked up in beijing some years back. Retains heat very well so i do like to use it for long infusions. Looks nice when serving guests as well, matching cups and all. ;)

Anyways the tea for me really taste AF, somewhat light yet with a bite. There is a good balance between a sweet body and a slight astringent aftertaste full of citrus.

This will be reordered year after year as a sure win. :)

Flavors: Citrus

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 6 g 15 OZ / 450 ML

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drank Hong Oolong by Dragon Tea House
233 tasting notes

Felt like brewing something special today.
Been out running in the rain and came home all soaked.

this tea warmed me up plenty! Brought out the gaiwan and filled it up with 5g leaf. A quick wash and it was good to go. what really impresses me about this the is the strong grapefruitflavour in the early steepings. I have read its suposedly good for ice tea. will have to try before sipdown! Hope i can restock this since its just about one of the best ooong ivé ever tried. the leaf is rolled like most high mountain oolongs but it is high oxidized. Splendid quality.

was/15/25/45/1/1:20 and so on to about 12 steepings :D not to bright before bed… ^^

Flavors: Cinnamon, Grapefruit

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
Golden Tips Teas India

Hi Dag, Is there a way we can get in touch with you? :)

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I have always adored peppermint and the mix with licorice and cinnamon worked well. The tea had a sweetness to it that reminded me of honey.

Perhaps i would like to try to add some silver needle to this blend ^^

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Jummy breakfast! Medium strong assam with a good amount of sweet malt.
Second cup was full of ripe fruit.


Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
233 tasting notes

Wow, this is the best blend so far!
Strong, full of well balanced flavours. There is ginger and a pepperlike tone to it, fresh!
Thank you for this sample Terri. :)

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Terri HarpLady

This is my favorite of all the Verdant Blends, & I really do love this one. The Shu puer they use in this changes, depending on what they have on hand, & I do feel that the very first formulation was the best one, but I have enjoyed this incarnation as well! Glad you like it! :)

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
233 tasting notes

Tonights blend accompanied with a crispbread sandwish :)

Hm this feels like a wintertea, full of spicy cinnamon. I cant really say yes or no, it is ok but not great. Perhaps it would be a good with some rice porridge?

Flavors: Cinnamon

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Terri HarpLady

I like it with a little maple syrup or stevia :)

Dag Wedin

ah perhaps some sweetening brings out the flavour. It sure did in that Yabao snickerdoodle tea.

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Ah full and creamy for a first flush, similar to the second flush yet lighter.
The apple is still there mixed with a dry sweetness. Light astringancy.

I would say this tea is somewhere between first and second flush. Very nice, Arya continues to impress me with their consistant level of quality.

Now of to the gym for a late workout… been out enjoying the summer!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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33yo from gothenburg, Sweden.

Recently discovered japanese black tea and are exploring as many as i can get my dirty teacraving pawn on :)


95+: Permanent residents of my cupboard, restock before they run out so i never have to go without!

90-94: Like the girlfriend that make sure to leave a toothbrush at your place, pretty much lives in the cupboard and i see to it i restock when im out.

80-89 : Good tea that i occasionaly restock.

70-79 : Decent tea that is enjoyable but only restock sometimes.

50-69 : Drinkable but sorry it was a one night stand, no more.

0-49 : Seriously, dont come near me ever again!



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