586 Tasting Notes

black tea borneo.


1 tsp/200ml mug

tastes like a lovely orange lemonade. i had to strain the powder which clogged my filter. however, i did get enough to add dome cool water. idk whats with this tea but i had this before bed and had a few dreams that i was starring in my favourite tv show “Stargtate Atlantis”.

all in all i rate this a 100. i suggest you give it a try

Flavors: Lemon, Orange

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Cranberry by Hyson
586 tasting notes

Cranberry. By hyson.


Western style, 1bag/250ml mug. 5min

Dry teabag: light cranberries.

Wet teabag: cranberry.

I taste/smell: cranberries, blueberries (?), spices, green, sweet.

All in all an amazing tea. I rate a 100.

I’m not sure if I can taste the Ceylon tea or not.

im not going to link to any hyson tea anymore because i went to their site and tried to download the photo for manually adding this tea to stepster. my grandmas pc got a virus. so ill have to do a full scan… it, for some reason, saved a whole whack of files. i’ve contacted hyson about this

Flavors: Cranberry, Green, Spices, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Matcha by Touch Organic
586 tasting notes

Green tea matcha. By touch organic.


Western style; 1tsp/200ml mug

Dry powder: smells nice! Green, sweet, veggies, grass.

I taste/smell: grass, sweet, slight bitterness, green, veggies.

All in all a wonderful tea! I rate a 100. It’s organic too! Not as bitter as most I’ve tried.



Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BM7AL_EgX_1/

Flavors: Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Sweet, Vegetables

195 °F / 90 °C 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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Butterscotch Potion. By Tealux


Western style, 10g/250ml mug

Dry leaf: Strong Butterscotch/caramel

Wet leaf: Strong Butterscotch/caramel, spices

I taste/smell: butterscotch, caramel, hibiscus(?), floral, spices, peach.

all in all, what a lovely tea! i rate a 100 :D

allthough, i’m not much for blends, however this one was yummy! i might order more. who knows ;) Update: its sold out :/

Flavors: Butterscotch, Caramel, Floral, Peach, Spices

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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English Breakfast Tea. By hyson.


western style; 250ml cup.

Dry tea bag: spices

Wet teabag: spices, fruity (?)

I smell/taste: fruity (?), spices, green, clay.

all in all a wonderful tea :Di rate a 100. i can definately taste the Ceylon tea. lovely when steeped for 5+ mins

people are so “Teabags are a big NO-NO!”. i dong give a dang about what people say about teabags! ive had tea bag teas that are lovely, and tea bag teas that are bad. the majority were lovely

Flavors: Clay, Green, Spices

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Sencha Hosen by Ippodo
586 tasting notes

Sencha Hosen: by ippodo tea.

So I had this tea laying around for a few months. So I guess I never reviewed it lol. Here you go.


Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: green, grass.

Wet leaf: sweet grass, freshly cut grass, sweet, veggies, seafood (?).

Light steep; I taste/smell: light -> asparagus, sweet grass, veggies,
Peaches (?), Medium -> bitterness (somewhat pleasant), freshly cut grass.
(Forgot photo: it was nothing much. Almost a lime green. )

Medium steep; I taste/smell: light peaches (?). medium -> asparagus, sweet grass, veggies, bitterness (meh) freshly cut grass.

(•groans•… Must I do a heavy steep? This tea is stale and not too fresh. I blame myself for forgetting about it. But review I must. At least the flecks around the teapot look pretty. )

Heavy steep; I taste/smell; light -> peaches (?), asparagus, sweet grass, freshly cut grass. Medium to strong bitterness. (This steep did not turn out nearly as bad as I thought it would)

All in all a nice tea even though it’s kind of stale and not too fresh. (I still blame myself for not reviewing it sooner) ok flavours and aromas. Weird cha qi. I rate a 75. only because it was yummy when it was fresh. Otherwise, I would rate a 50.

I’m not sure if I ordered this or if it was a gift from Paola Mannaro.

Bonus photos:

Flavors: Asparagus, Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Sweet, Vegetal

200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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white2tea basics set – cake 3: buds small lesves


yixing engraved dragon teapot gongfucha.

dry leaf: sweet, musty.

wet leaf: berries, sweet, earth.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMuMT5PgkCr/ (old pic)

light steep; i taste/smell: little to no camphor. slight -> earth, metallic (unknown). Light Mushrooms, medium fermentation.
(note: could not take pic as i had to charge my iPod. it was blood red, rarely do i see this)

medium steep; i taste/smell: light -> earth, mud, camphor, metallic (copper), mushrooms, fermentation.

Heavy steep; i taste/smell: medeium -> earth, metallic (copper), camphor, mushrooms, mud. Strong fermentation.

all in all a wonderful tea! lovely flavours/aromas, nice cha qi. i rate a 100


bonus photos:

Flavors: Berries, Camphor, Earth, Metallic, Mud, Mushrooms

Boiling 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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ZO07: Season’s Pick Special Purchase Tie Guan Yin. by upton tea imports.


Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: floral, musty, fruity.

Wet leaf: floral, fruity (peach).
(forgot to take pic: looks pretty usual)

1x short rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: slight -> floral, fruity (peach), honey, spices.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: slight bitterness (pleasant). light -> floral, fruity (peach/grapes), honey, spices.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: medium
-> floral, fruity (peaches/grapes), honey, spices.

All in all a lovely tea! Nice tastes/aromas. Nice cha qi. I rate a 100

Flavors: Cream, Floral, Fruity, Grapes, Honey, Peach, Spices

185 °F / 85 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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white 2 tea: basics set cake 4 – old reliable

this tea tastes a bit better when using boiling water and more grams. so ill do the other cake’s reviews with boiling water and more grams

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Yunnan black snail.

Ru yao dragon teapot. Gongfucha.

Dry leaf: peppery.

Wet leaf: spicy, spices, peppery.

1x short rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell; light
-> cream, earth, spicy, spices. Medium bitterness.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: light
-> cream, spiceyness. medium -> earth, spices. Medium to strong bitterness.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: Medium -> spicyness, cream. Strong -> earth, spices, bitterness.

All in all a yummy tea! Nice cha qi. Nice taste on lighter steeps. I rate an 80 as I’m not much for black teas, save for lapsang souchong.

Flavors: Bitter, Cream, Earth, Spices, Spicy

190 °F / 87 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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