483 Tasting Notes

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Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaves: musty and sort of floral fruity smelling
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxaHBrp4xP/

Wet leaves: floral and fruity smelling
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxdEBCp462/

Light steep: I smell/taste; light Ocean, I also taste medium bitterness (pleasant), spices, smoke (campfire), minerals, metallic, fruit (citrus/berries) and honey.
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Medium steep: I smell/taste; strong minerals, honey, smoke (campfire), spices, metallic, fruit (citrus/berries) and bitterness.

Heavy steep: skipped due to mild bitterness in first steep :(

All in all this tea could use some aging. Still a great tea though.

Bonus photos:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxdLlmp47R/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxecIwJ4_B/

Flavors: Berries, Bitter, Campfire, Citrusy, Fruity, Honey, Metallic, Mineral, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 12 g 165 OZ / 4879 ML

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100

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha style.

Dry leaves: smells floral and somewhat like milk
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBpoWxzp48j/

Wet leaves: smells floral, somewhat peachy and milky
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBpr-tRJ41O/

Light steep: I taste/smell light minerals, fruit (can’t distinguish), floral and milky.
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Medium steep: I taste/smell medium floral, fruit (still cannot distinguish ) and minerals. I also taste strong milk and light metallic. Special note: with green oolongs the leaves allways smell like weed after a few steeps :(

Heavy steep: I taste/smell medium minerals, milk, metallic, fruit (maybe berries or peach?) and floral.

All in all a amazing tea. The first time I tried it (using western style) I did not like it. Gongfucha is best.

bonus photo
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBpsHXMJ41m/

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Metallic, Milk, Mineral, Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

ru yao dragon teapot gongfucha style

Dry leaves: I smell floral notes.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA43iUPp40W/

Wet leaves: I smell strong floral and slight fruity notes.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA44igGp43E/

Light steep: I taste/smell light floral notes. Barely noticeable mineral notes and barely noticeable fruity (berries) notes
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA44f86p428/

Medium steep: I smell/taste medium to strong floral notes. Medium mineral notes and medium fruity (berries) notes.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell heavy floral notes. Heavy mineral notes. Heavy fruity notes (strong berries and light peach)

All in all this is a great tea. Great for new and experienced oolong tea fans.

Additional info

Growing from La La Shan, the northern high mountain area of Taiwan, where the altitude is about 1,500m. This area is the new top premium high mountain tea growing place in Taiwan. Although the altitude is similar to Ali Shan, Li Shan area, the tea is growing better because of its north latitude and lower average annual temperature. The tea tastes softer, smoother, sweet, and comes with an unique mountain forest after taste.

http://www.xinmucha.com/buy/main_products.php?pid=22&mt=1

Flavors: Berries, Floral, Mineral, Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

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100

Nonpareil Taiwan Ali-Shan Oolong Tea

Dry leaves: I smell floral and fruity notes.
Note:I forgot to take a picture. Looks like little rolled leaves.

Wet leaves: I smell strong floral notes and a light fruit note.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA4xRwlp41I/

Light steep: I smell/taste medium floral notes and light fruit notes. (Sort of peachy)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA4xZ7fJ41l/

Medium steep: I taste/smell medium floral notes. Medium fruity (peachy) notes. Light mineral notes.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell strong floral notes. Strong fruity notes (peachy) medium mineral notes

All in all this is a great tea :D great for experienced oolong fans and beginner oolong fans alike.

Growing from Ali-Shan, the southern high mountain area of Taiwan where the altitude ranges from 1,000 to 1,500m. The climate and environment is very suitable for tea tree growing.

This Qing-Xing Oolong cultivar has light milk aroma, fresh floral flavor with smooth throat sweetness and most importantly, the Ali-Shan mountain flavor from its growing environment.

This is a recommended must try for a start of Taiwan High Mountain Tea journey

http://www.xinmucha.com/buy/main_products.php?pid=17&mt=1

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Mineral, Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

When I smell the beans dry, I smell roasted peanuts.

When I smell the brewed tea, I smell roasted peanuts and spices

When I taste the brewed tea, I taste roasted peanuts and light spices.

I tried eating the beans but it’s too hard without bottom teeth

I rate this tea a 100 because it is just lovely

many thanks to Sean Lau for this free sample. i will order some someday and do a gongfucha review

Flavors: Peanut, Roast nuts, Spices

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

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100

There’s really no way to brew this gong fu cha style

When I smell the powder dry, I smell sweetness and ginger

When I smell the brewed tea, I smell sweetness and a medicinal smell.

When I taste the brewed tea, I taste spices, ginger, and sweetness. Like a cup of mr. Noodles.

Really heats up my throat lol

I rate this a 100 because it is yummy.

Many thanks to Sean lau for this free sample

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Ginger

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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100

Ru Yao teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf smells slightly musty and sweet
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxKP0Zp48m/

Wet leaf smells of campfire smoke, honey and spices
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxKZMgJ488/

Light steep: I taste medium campfire smoke. I also taste very light honey and spices.
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Medium steep: I taste mild honey and spices. I taste Light minerals. I also taste medium campfire smoke.

Heavy steep: I taste strong campfire smoke. I taste medium spices, light honey and mild bitterness

All in all a great tea. Great for beginners (western style and gongfucha. )

Flavors: Campfire, Honey, Mineral, Smoked, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

Ru Yao teapot gongfucha

The dry leaves smell musty and slightly earthy.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxk_htp4xW/

The wet leaves smell slightly musty and a mellow earthy smell
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxk6LhJ4xL/

Light steep: I taste medium earth, camphor, minerals, old books and autumn leaves. I taste slight mushroom and metallic notes.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxk83zp4xR/

Medium steep: I taste strong earth, camphor, old books and autumn leaves. I taste between medium and strong mushrooms, minerals and metallic notes

Heavy steep: I taste heavy camphor, earth, autumn leaves, old books, metallic and minerals. I taste little to no mushroom.

All in all a very yummy tea. For beginners, use 5g and brew western style.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Metallic, Mineral, Mushrooms, Musty

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML
mrmopar

The translation on this one is “One with the strongest flavor” if I recall correctly. I try to get a cake of each years production on this one if I can.

Kirkoneill1988

funny thing is, its not that strong, especially western style brewing. its stronger than its brother/sister recipes. ;)

Kirkoneill1988

i have not tried the others

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drank Earl Grey by Hyson
483 tasting notes

this tea was misleading! :( i’m not going to even do a full review.. it does not deserve it.

its like someone shoved in Ceylon tea and added no bergamot.

i don’t think anyone should drink this! :(

here is a link to one that actually tastes great and tastes like earl grey

https://www.shophyson.com/product/royal-earl-grey-black-tea-6-pack/

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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