345 Tasting Notes

100

an amazing tea!

although I’ve had this tea before, i have noticed a taste/aroma that i have not noticed before. CHOCOLATE! this is due to a lack of understanding on what chocolate tastes like in tea. i let it steep strong!

when i smell the leaves dry, they smell nice and chocolaty.

when i smell the leaves wet, they smell nice, chocolaty and roasted/toasty.

when i smell the brewed tea, i notice a chocolate and roasted/toasty smell

when i taste the brewed tea, my love is re-kindled! chocolate and roasted/toasty!

i rate this tea a 100 because i remember this is one of the first oolongs I’ve ever tried and i love it!

Flavors: Chocolate, Roasted, Toasty

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 15 g 250 OZ / 7393 ML
Indigobloom

I always get muddled up with chocolate notes! Even worse when I can’t decide if its cacao or chocolate! (if you haven’t tried it you really should!)

Kirkoneill1988

i thought they were the same? i guess i have not tried it

Indigobloom

Same plant, different part of the plant. Slightly different taste

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1

i grabbed the wrong tea when i meant to grab an oolong…

im just going to say, im fed up of being unimpressed with black teas :(

i have one left to try and i doubt i will like it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 15 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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50

an ok tea

when i smell the leaves dry, i smell peach and floral.

when i smell the leaves wet, the smell is intensified.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell (again) peach and floral.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste peach and floral.

i rate this a 50 because I’m not too keen on the floral strength and magnolia taste. i don’t mind the peach but it seems like a bad mix. :(

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Peach

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 15 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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100

an awesome tea too!

when i smell the leaves dry, i smell peaches.

when i smell the leaves wet, the smell is intensified.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell peaches and spices.

when i taste the brewed tea, i taste peaches and spices.

i rate this a 100 because it tastes like peaches and is not too strong

Flavors: Peach, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 15 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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100

this is an awesome tea!

when i smell the leaves dry, they smell floral.

when i smell the leaves wet, that smell is intensified.

when i smell the brewed tea, i smell some floral and frutyness.

when i taste the brewed tea, it tastes a little like iron and some frutiness and just the right amount of floral.

i rate this a 100 because this is the best green (unroasted) oolong i have ever tried.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Fruity

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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100

this is too good for others not to try: does anyone want to swap a tea for some of this?

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100

I have about a quarter of this cake left.

its a great tea to brew via cup and strainer, and grandpa style

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75

a decent tea

when I smell the ball dry, it smells like white tea leaves.

when I smell the bloomed flower, it smells floral and like green tea leaves.

when I smell the brewed tea, it smells like green tea.

when I taste the brewed tea, it tastes like green tea.

I rate this a 75 because it does not taste like much.

also, I thought the ball would never sink. but it did, I feel sorry for the flower when I use all the tea in the little glass pitcher. it looks like it died..

many thanks to angel teavivre for hosting a contest I won in.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Green

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 190 ML

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100

this tea never goes bitter if steeped in a strainer with a 250ml cup for a while. Even with 10g of the tea :D

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Indigobloom

grandpa style! :P

Kirkoneill1988

Yeah you pour more water in when the pitcher is 3/4 empty

Kirkoneill1988

but this one was not done grandpa style

scribbles

I love grandpa style for roasted oolongs and dragonwell

Kirkoneill1988

scribbles did you get my messages via steepster mail system?

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50

so i used the rest of this tea, and its not as good as i thought it was. i had to use the last 4 disks just to get a strong flavor and even then it was not good enough. i don’t recommend this tea.

scribbles i will add some of the following tea. it is awesome!

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/2013-yunnan-sourcing-teas/2774-2013-yunnan-sourcing-autumn-ye-sheng-raw-pu-erh-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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