223 Tasting Notes

98
drank Pu-Erh Tea by Golden Dragon
223 tasting notes

Gaiwan brewed this one. This is a lighter puerh that is slightly earthy and mellow. Very good unless you like your puerh very strong in which case I’d advice you to search elsewhere.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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75
drank Vanilla by Adagio Teas
223 tasting notes

Light black tea with a smooth vanilla flavor to it, but a bit of bitterness too.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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78

Gaiwan brewed this one. I am not sure if I got a bad batch if all of the Chrysanthemum flowers had settled to the bottom of the tin but this Chrysanthemum Puerh had a complete lack of Chrysanthemum. Regardless it was still a good base puerh that is earthy but not too earthy.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 100 OZ / 2957 ML

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98

Gaiwan brewed this tea which is a puerh with a badly translated name. Overall pretty good a traditional style that is in the light earthy range of flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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94
drank Woo Loong by Kwong Sang
223 tasting notes

Gaiwan brewed this one with excellent results. This is a medium roasted oolong that is leaning slightly to the dark side. Not much else to say beyond that it proves once again that Chinese grocery stores prove themselves again and again to be reliable sources for cheap and decent oolongs.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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97
drank Keemun by Kwong Sang
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Wow this is really good considering what it is. This has the typical slightly earthy Keemun flavor without any traces of bitterness nor smoke. If you like Keemun tea and good cheap tea than this is worth the price if you can find it in a Chinese market.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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75
drank Tit Koon Yum by Kwong Sang
223 tasting notes

This tea is a bit interesting. I would call it as being in the light and sweet group of green teas but it has some extra depth that is hard to really describe. Decent but personally I think I will be using the rest for ice tea and will not be buying it again.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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80

Gaiwan brewed this one and found it to be pretty impressive. A light Ti Kuan Yin that is not overly floral and a little on the buttery side from how they go. Light TKY is not a favorite of mine but I can see this one making a good ice tea. Regardless at $3.65 a tin Golden Dragon brand tea is nice for trying things out without much risk.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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90

Gaiwan brewed this oolong which turned out to be a nice medium roast by the old standards (or dark by the new nuclear green trends). The tea is dark enough to have a slight roast taste to it but light enough to still have the extra depth of greener oolongs. Just watch out with brewing it too long as that can bring out a slight bitter edge, unless you like it that way for the bitter start and sweeter aftertaste effect. Regardless at the price range of $3.65 for a 5.3 oz tin I think it is hard to top it quality in its range which makes it great for people that like oolong enough to drink it but not enough to pay big money for it.

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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92

This was a one brew sized sample so I’m not sure if it was my brewing or not but this one is a bit different. It has an unusually strong taste for a shu that is more woody instead of earthy which I would expect for what the vendor describes as being wet stores. Too bad the sample was a one brew size as it is one of those teas that it takes a second time or so to try before knowing if you want to buy a whole cake or not.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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