529 Tasting Notes

100

my birthday gift came in the mail today. today is my birthday! i had some of this tea.

two words: just lovely

expect a review and pics of this tea this week or next week.

expect reviews/pics on the other teas too

R.F. Hill

Happy Birthday!

CWarren

Happy Birthday!

mrmopar

Happy Birthday Kirk!

Kirkoneill1988

thank you! :D

Arby Robilliard

Happy belated birthday!

I’ve always wanted to try chrysanthemum tea. I look forward to reading your review.

Kirkoneill1988

Thankyou, I’ll message you about the tea

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100

i went to my friend’s house today. we had a campfire and we made some of this tea western style with a big cooking pot for boiling the water, a smaller pot and a big strainer to strain the leaves in. this tea has aged for about a year, (well i think it aged and they say it can). so i think it has aged a fair bit. i can tell because the smokeyness of the dry leaves is a lot weaker but more in an aged way. the tea also tastes a tad weaker but in an aged way. the water did not reach a full boil but steeped well

my friend’s wife did not like the smell of the dry leaves too much (nor did their kids, who really did not like it and thought it smelled stinky) but said the tea was ok but shes going to stick to her teas. me and her had a small discussion on how this tea is made too.

we had no marshmallows or wieners today.

i had fun!

note: the gram amount and water volume are estimates

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 30 g 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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100

when i concentrate, this tea has some some smokeyness to it. but its an earthy smoke.

Flavors: Smoke

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

dear followers, does anyone want to try some of this? i don’t drink it often anymore and i’m not much for it now a days.

Arby Robilliard

I would love to try this!

As a side note, is your icon the wraith from Stargate Atlantis?

Kirkoneill1988

todd from the show.

i’ll message you

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100

i noticed that with a fairly sized amount of grams of this tea and 5 or 6 steeps later, this tea has some smokeyness to it :D

new score 99 -> 100

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 15 g 6 OZ / 165 ML
Kirkoneill1988

if you can find it on page 4 i have a main review on this tea :D

http://steepster.com/Kirkoneill1988?page=4

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100

now i love this tea with the love i have for 2013 yunnan sourcing “autumn ye sheng”

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100

Nonpareil Taiwan Ali-Shan Jin-Xuan tea.

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha

Dry leaves: wine, floral and asparagus.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEMfhsip4_c/

Wet leaves: wine. Floral and asparagus
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEMgzJ8J4x8/

Light steep: I taste/smell; light ->
Sweetness. Floral, grass, Fruit (peaches), asparagus.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEMgvoYp4x2/

Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium sweetness. Light -> floral, grass, fruit (peaches), asparagus

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; strong sweetness. Medium -> floral, grass, fruit (peaches and berries), asparagus.

All in all this is an amazing tea! I rate a 100 because it is just lovely! The aroma, the flavours. Just lovely.

bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEMfQD3J4-p/

Flavors: Asparagus, Berries, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Peach, Sweet

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

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100

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: musty
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEOdI8cJ45h/

Wet leaf: like wine. (New to me)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEOdLuuJ45n/

Light steep: I taste/smell;
Little to no -> earth, autumn leaves, fermentation taste. Medium sweetness.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEOeAmXp47e/

Medium steep: I taste/smell;
Slight—-> earth, autumn leaves. Little to no fermentation taste. Medium sweetness.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light ->
Earth, fermentation, camphor, autumn leaves. Strong sweetness

All in all, this is is one of the best teas I have ever tried. I rate this tea a 100 because of the taste and aromas. Just lovely! I plan on ordering a cake or two someday! This is now my third most favourite shou! Love at first tea session.

Many thanks to R.F Hill for this amazing tea sample!

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Sweet

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

It’s a great tea! I’m going to buy 4 cakes at once next time. 2 for aging longer, 2 for consumption while I wait. Ha-ha. I’m glad that you enjoyed this! :)

Kirkoneill1988

Awesome! I plan on buying at least two for Christmas.

Kirkoneill1988

R.F hill, I plan on ordering from puerh junky by mid September.

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100

my bunch of these teas has aged well within a few months :D

CWarren

I bought one of these from ChaWangShop as part of a five pack of different tangerines, 8681,8682,8683,8685 and 8691. Looking forward to trying each one once they’ve settled for a bit.

Kirkoneill1988

ooo sounds lovely!

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