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306 Tasting Notes

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drank Hong Jing Luo by thepuriTea
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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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drank Fleurilège by Dammann Freres
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Vanilla and hazelnut enhance the taste; sunflower petals mixed in amongst the dark brown twisted leaves enhance the visual impact. This is a very special tea which most tea guests will enjoy.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Mellow and pleasant taste; nice aroma as it brews; dark red clear tea liquor; smooth and rich in flavor – this is a winning shou! The oaky sip delights the mouth and leaves a sweet aftertaste with a little pepper sensation on the tongue. I quite enjoy this now but I am very anxious to see how it develops after another year or two of aging.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
mrmopar

I am glad i am not the only one to get some pepper on this. I thought I was crazy and maybe too much Tabasco that night.

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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drank Tourbillon by Dammann Freres
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The dry leaf scent is definitely FLORAL and I am not a floral person. As soon as the hot water hits the dry leaf, the aroma becomes more appealing to me – a little fruity and nutty along with the dominant floral. The sip is OK. I can drink this and it is rather pleasant – a little nut; a little caramel; a bit of floral. The tea is fairly well balanced now. I’ll pull this one out every now and then; probably serve to a guest or two; don’t think I’ll put it on the reorder list.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Former coffee drinker. Switched to tea as part of my goal to work on living a healthier, more balanced life. Surprised to learn what a passion I have developed for all things tea related.

Steepster has been a big help – I’ve been reading daily to learn as much as I can. Thanks to Steepster reviews, I’ve been able to find good tea quickly – a few misses for me but lots of hits!

At the moment, I enjoy most tea types but I cannot handle jasmine or other florals and I’m not particularly fond of bergamot. Started with flavored teas but moved quickly into high quality blacks, greens, oolongs and pu’ers — drinking hot flavored teas less and less. My cold brews for iced tea usually seem to be a fruity green, white or rooibos but every once in awhile I’ll chill an oolong or pu’er.

Note: In an effort to keep track of all the teas I’ve tried, my cupboard includes any tea I’ve ever owned (including things I’ve sipped down and no longer have in my tea cupboard). In addition, many of the teas listed are unopened waiting to age or work their way into the rotation.

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Raleigh, NC

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