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216 Tasting Notes

92

3.5g / 200ml glaspot
5m @ 85C

Comforting, lychee, full bodied and slightly tangy.
Very nice! Loads better then Arya topaz. the only other darjeeling oolong i´ve tried.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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95

3g / 200ml glaspot
3m/5m @ 90C

First time trying two infusions. The result was adequate, second cup was much lighter but still flavourful. A very clear aftertaste of citrus. Perhaps i will do 6m on second cup and see what happens.
Hopefully i will recieve the newly ordered Darjeeling kyusu made from the natural Sado mumyoi clay (oxidationfired) of sado island, Japan. The Namigaki technique is so wonderfully lowtech and aesthetically pleasing, hopefully it brewes a good pot of darjeeling aswell!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

4g / 220ml yixing
3m @ 85C

First try for a single infusion. Good result, powerful smoth cup with heavy body. Almost feels creamy ^
Sweet hints of honey and potato? Malty with a slight astringancy.
Perhaps i will try 2.5m next time ^
or somewhat less leaf.
Anyways this is a very nice cup. Will have to try gong-fu as well :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

5g / 360ml Banko-yaki kyusu
2m @ 80C

Mild but sweetly nutty. Classic Yin Zhen flavour.
Just to little leaf. my satsdard amount for 3 infusions is 4g/100ml.
guess for a single infusion i should steep 5g for 3-4m or 7.5g for 2m.
Will have to try! April is soon here for restocking :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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97

10g / 180ml kobiwako
1m/1m/2m @ 100C

Ah, going all out since its sunday! Been at my brothers place for his birthday. The family is no teadrinkers. So i thought i would make me some of this awesome tea! Sweet minty cinnamon. Very full body, perhaps a faint bit of wood. Almost no astringancy.
noticed ivé only got enough for one more pot. :/

Been drinking alot of tea earlier today but didnt take the time to log. Looking forward to harvest! Been trying alot of different kinds of tea the last year. Now i know what i like better and will focus on trying more varieties.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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94

6g / 180ml Kobiwako kyusu
1m/1:30m/2m @ 100C

Ah theese parameters is perfect for this tea! Strong full body, little astringancy and heavy cinnamon and wood. Still just the faintest hint of mint, perhaps a bit of herb like rosemary?
This could work as a breakfast tea :) went down really well after todays lunch of american panncakes. Any of you americans got a good recipie?
I use eggyolk, flour, milk and stir in the whipped eggwhites. Usually put some sliced banana on top before flipping them in the pan :)

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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95

3g / 200ml glaspot
3m @ 100C

tried to break my brewinghabit and steeped this first flush in 100C instead of the usual 90C. It beared the heat well and didnt turn astringant, yet not as sweet as usual.
A contrasting break to this mornings pot of assam :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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91

7g / 220ml yixing
1m @ 80C
2m @ 80C
3m @ 85C

All three steepings had an even taste. All full of cocoa and malt with a slight tinge of honey. This tea is so very very good. Must drink it all! mouahhaha! ;)
Just put my daughter to bed so now its safe to bring out the gong-fu table.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Doug F

It’s my favorite tea—add a top-notch Darjeeling and I’m set for life.

Dag Wedin

Agree! But i am greedy, cant be without a good japanese black either ;)

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84

7g / 400ml ceramic pot
5m @ 100

Had to try this one brewed stronger/hotter. The result was surprising. Very little astringancy yet strong body. Sweet almost malty like an assam. This tea just went from decent to good!
Been sipping this one all day at work. A good thermos is every tealovers friend!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

“This tea just went from decent to good!”
I love when that happens!
:)

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95

3g / 200ml glaspot
3m @ 90C

Since i enjoy strong tea this cup sure is a treat. However it is even richer with water from the tetsubin, all that iron sure adds flavour. Anyone tried singbullis china varietals? Heard those are particulary nice.
This is probably the best first flush ivé tasted so far. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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 :)

Ratings:

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!

Location

Sweden

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