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Flavors: Earth, Leather, Orange, Orange Zest

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Flavors: Leather, Orange, Orange Zest, Sweet

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Revisiting the 2006 nan jian Phoenix ripe puerh mini brick.

It’s been a few years since I’ve first reviewed it. So wats revisit this tea.

Gongfucha, gaiwan.

Dry leaf: sweet, musty.

Wet leaf: musty, sweet, camphor, spicy, fermentation(?)

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight autumn leaves.
(Taste) slight —> salty, camphor(?). light —> clay, autumn leaf, sweet

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light —> camphor, autumn leaf, sweet.
(Taste) slight salty. Medium —> autumn leaf, camphor, sweet.

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light —> musty, autumn leaf, sweet
(Taste) medium salty. Medium to strong camphor, autumn leaf, sweet.

All in all. Still a delicious tea.

As for salty taste I think it is just the camphor. Or could be just me or the way I store it. So I don’t blame the tea. Still I’d give it a go. (Rating stays the same)

Where to buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/2006-nan-jian-phoenix-ripe-pu-erh-tea-mini-brick

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Clay, Musty, Salty, Spicy, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 8 g 8 OZ / 230 ML

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I don’t know weither I have another cold. Just got over one a week or two ago. Or if I have pneumonia. But I think the tea will help and I will try to review a tea.

Organic huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea from TeaVivre.

Dry leaf: pepper, green, grass.

Wet leaf: fresh cut grass, seaweed.

Light steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight green.
(Taste) slight —> pepper, vegetal. Light green.

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight —> green, pepper.
(Taste) light —> green, pepper, fresh cut grass.

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light green(?)
(Taste) light —> green, fresh cut grass, metallic (iron?), pepper(?).

All in all, a delicious tea! I rate a 99/100.

Where to find: https://m.teavivre.com/product/view/organic-huang-shan-mao-feng-green-tea.html

Next day note: i feel quite a bit better :D

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Metallic, Pepper, Seaweed, Vegetal

195 °F / 90 °C 7 g 7 OZ / 210 ML

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Menku “yue guang bai” white tea roasted in aromatic bamboo. Bought from yunnan sourcing.

Dry leaf: musty, sweet.

Wet leaf: floral, sweet, roses, Cookies, cookie dough.

Light steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light musty?
(Taste) light —→ floral, sweet, ground pepper, seaweed, Metallic (iron).

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light —→ cookies, metallic (copper/iron).
(Taste) light to medium —→ floral, nutty, roses, seaweed, pepper, metallic (copper/iron).

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) little to nothing.
(Taste) light —→ roses, metallic (iron/copper), floral, pepper.

All in all, an amazing tea! Enjoyable all around. I rate 100/100. The best white tea I’ve ever had.

I suggest you try this tea!


Flavors: Cookie, Floral, Metallic, Musty, Pepper, Rose, Seaweed, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Hi! Guess what day it is?? It’s my birthday. I’m 30 today. Lol I feel old.

My sazen order has arrived! A lovely mix of grassy and cocoa. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Lovely umami and aroma. A lovely tea all around. I suggest at the very least you give this tea a try. I rate a 95/100

Where to buy: https://www.sazentea.com/m/products/p200-matcha-hatsumukashi.html

Flavors: Bitter, Cocoa, Grass, Sweet, Umami

195 °F / 90 °C 2 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

Happy Birthday, Kirk!


Happy Birthday Kirk!

Evol Ving Ness

Happy birthday to you!


thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!

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2012 Menghai “Chun Jian Qing Tuo” Raw Puerh Tea. Bought on Yunnan Sourcing

Gongfucha review.

Dry leaf: musty, slightly green.

Wet leaf: roses, honey, green, spices(?), floral.

Light steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light green.
(Taste) slight spices(?). light —→ green, musty, honey, sweet.

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight honey.
(Taste) light-medium —→ honey, spices, green, roses(?), metallic (iron), floral, sweet.

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight —> honey, floral.
(Taste) medium -→ floral, bitterness, strong —→ honey, metallic (iron).

All in all a wonderful tea nice cha qi, tastes and aroma. Good for beginners although I was expecting more. So I rate a 99/100.

Good price for 2 × 250g tuo’s. I suggest you give it a go.

where to buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/2012-menghai-chun-jian-qing-tuo-raw-pu-erh-tea

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Green, Honey, Metallic, Musty, Rose, Spices, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 7 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Ummon by Ippodo
673 tasting notes

I’ve tried Ippodo’s Top tier matcha. (not in the traditional way though) it was lovely! nice amount of sweetness/bitterness. nice amount of Umami and grassy taste.
i should buy more to try the traditional way and koicha way.
until then i will not rate this tea :)
goes nice in a water flask

give it a go: http://shop.ippodo-tea.co.jp/kyoto/shopf/goods/index.html?ggcd=101024&cid=matcha

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Straw, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal

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How I rate my tea:

Light steep 15s

Medium steep 30s

Heavy steep 1min or greater

Within the steeps:

Smell then taste.





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