228 Tasting Notes

75
drank Pure Green Tea by Twinings
228 tasting notes

I’m divided between feeling if I should be generous or critical with this tea. When it comes to green teas this is nothing to brag about or promote as an excellent example of a really good one, neither is it a really bad tea that needs lots of sugar to be considered drinkable. This one is more of a generic green tea without any special character to it, which depending upon one’s perspective may or may not be a good thing.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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94

Wow this one really impresses me. I have always been skeptical of the desert teas which always seem to need an insane amount of sugar to taste right which defeats the point in my opinion. This one came from my grandmother who got a box of it as a gift and passed it on to me after she was not drinking it. Everything seems just right the cinnamon, vanilla and sarsaparilla blend together to form a nice flavor, personally I could not taste any of the chamomile or rooibos from how nicely they blend together with everything. Which is very significant given that I personally do not like rooibos but I love this tea which has it in the mix.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

This is pretty much a strong lemon tea with a balance of other mild flavors that gives it a balanced slightly sweet taste. A nice light taste that is good when you want something refreshing but without the caffeine of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
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84

When I first got this tea a few years ago it had a strange mix of being a bit mellow like a ripe puerh but with a harsh edge like young green puerh which was too much for me to be able to handle. Now around 6 years later those harsh edges have left and the resulting tea resemble the samples of aged dry storage puerh but in a lot less time. So it looks like the “half cooked puerh” theory worked out as the tea was able to age much faster than green puerh. Worthwhile to pick up a cake of if you get the chance but if you prefer wet storage puerh like I do chances are you will not be drinking too much of it over the long term either.

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

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83
drank Lung Ching by Golden Dragon
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A light and sweet Dragonwell green tea. No signs of bitterness, grass tasting or other off flavors, so more of a simple easy drinking green tea but one that I could easily see becoming boring if one drinks it too often.

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

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98
drank Pu-Erh Tea by Golden Dragon
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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
228 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
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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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