209 Tasting Notes

90

so I have not had this tea for a while :) so I picked up a tin at “Starskys” (a polish grocery store)

it’s still a great tea but can get kind of bitter if over steeped like I accidently did with my strainer pitcher. so im deducting 10 points.

100 —> 90

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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100

so i have been drinking this tea lately and it is still awesome! :D

still tastes peppery and is really yummy. i think people should buy a few of these when/if they can. im buying another one soon. when the cake gets thin enough you can just tear a few small chunks off and enjoy the tea ;)

Flavors: Black Pepper, Pepper

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90

I have to say this tea has a nice taste :) tastes like oats. also when I smell it, it smells like fancy soap. when I smell the brewed leaves it smells like that too. this tea is ok to me however I had better oolong tea

thanks to paola for this tea :)

Flavors: Oats

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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100

a note: before buying this tea, consider that the leaves are hard to pry off the brick. but its still an awesome tea :D

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

Good old XG “Iron” compression!

Kirkoneill1988

yeah but even the small bits and powder tastes good

Kirkoneill1988

when brewed^

mrmopar

Agreed.

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75

this tea has a honey taste that is very strong. although it smells musty when dry the rest is strong honey taste, smell (drink and leaves) and aroma. so I’ve had better but I do thank Paola for this tea its good but not as good as other teas

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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100

when I smell the tea leaves dry, it smells like flowers and sweetness

when I smell the tea leaves wet, its the same.

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

when I taste it, it tastes great like honey and flowers and sweet with no spicyness

thankyou to angel teavivre for this nice tea.

Flavors: Honey, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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100

when I smell the dry leaves, I smell flowers and jasmine.

when I smell the wet leaves, it smells like flowers and jasmine too :D

when I smell the brewed tea, I smell a strong lovely jasmine smell.

when I taste the brewed tea, it taste just wonderful! nice jasmine taste.

thankyou paola for this lovely tea.

Flavors: Flowers, Jasmine, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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100

time for a full review:

when i smell the dry leaves, it has a nice musty smell to it.

when i smell the wet leaves, it smells like a lovely black tee with lots of pepper smell.

when i taste the tea, it has the common black tea taste with lots of pepper flavor and some spicy flavor too

Flavors: Musty, Pepper, Spicy

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 6 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
mrmopar

I get pepper notes as well with some teas. More in shou if I remember correctly.

Kirkoneill1988

i consider show to be earthy and sheng to be spicy with honey

mrmopar

I know about the sheng ’Spicy" notes as well. I think the first one I got in the aroma was the “Wild Monk” from Mandala. like inhaling some spicy hot sauce in the aroma.

Kirkoneill1988

did it burn your nostrils?

mrmopar

not really burn but the steam from the Gaiwan kind of put me back a step. Have you tried the wild monk yet?

Kirkoneill1988

no i have not :(

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100

when I smell the dry leaves, it smells like musty pu-her

when I smell the wet leaves, it smells really good

when I smell the brewed tea, it smells a lot like pu-her

when I taste the brewed tea, it tastes similar to pu-ehr but with no bitterness and very sweet

many thanks to hebe for this amazing fu tea

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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100

when I smell the tea dry, it has a very faint smell.

when I smell the wet tea leaves, it smells nice

when I smell the brewed tea, it smells very light and smooth.

when I taste the brewed tea, it tastes very smooth and sweet with little to no spicey/smokiness

many thanks to paola mannaro for thisw sample :)

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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