212 Tasting Notes

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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100

when i smell the tea leaves dry, they smell like a lovely green tea :D

when i smell the tea leaves wet, they smell great :P

when i smell the brewed tea, the tea smells flowery and fruity.

when i drink the tea, the tea tastes flowery and fruity too and a lot like dragonwell green tea :)

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 10 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90

one of the weirdest tasting oolongs i’ve ever had! :) tastes like a mix of raw and roasted though I prefer roasted most.. here we go

when I smell the dry leaves, they smell like roasted oolong.

when I smell the brewed tea, it smells like roasted with a little coffee like smell

when I taste it, it tastes roasted and unroasted.

a nice and wacky tea ha ha ha :D thanks to tevivre for this tea :)

Flavors: Coffee, Roasted

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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90

when I smell the leaves that are dry, they smell spicy and smoky.

when I smell them wet, the smell is more intense.

when I smell the brewed tea, it smells nice and smoky. and when I taste it its heavy in smoke and spices and leaves a after taste similar to grape juice lol

(one note that keeps it from reaching 100% is that it should be steeped lightly)

many thanks to angel teavivre for letting me take part in this tasting

Flavors: Grapes, Smoke, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 g 25 OZ / 750 ML
Thomas Edward(Toad)

Sounds pretty good to me

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Oh yeah Kirk, that was a really nice full review too, great job!! Keep em coming :)

Kirkoneill1988

Thankyou :)

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100

now that I can drink tea as my throat feels better I will do a full review as per deal with teavivre:

this tea when dry smells like flowers and peaches :)

when I smell the tea leaves when wet, it smells like flowers too

when I taste the tea it tastes like flowers and honey :D

many thanks to angel tevivre for this amazing tea

Flavors: Flowers, Honey, Peach, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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100

Time for a full review:

I smell the tuo It smells like a sweet musty smell

When I brew the tea, the leaves smell like a nice honey smell.

When I look at the leaves they look like green tea leaves :D

When I look at the tea liquid it looks like yellow orange

When I smell the liquid it smells like smoke, spice, and honey. The same when I taste it :)

What a lovely tea!

Flavors: Honey, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
boychik

Nice, like a poem ;-)

Kirkoneill1988

People have been telling me that lol :)

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100

a nice and mellow tea :) maybe too mellow for me with little to no spice just honey and sweetness. I’m sure others will like this tea though

thanks scott Wilson and Yunnan sourcing for this sweet tea

Flavors: Honey, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 27 OZ / 800 ML

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100

a nice tea with a strong honey taste and mild spice and smoke taste

so I tried brewing for less time and it tastes great with no bitterness

many thanks to scot Wilson and Yunnan sourcing for this nice tea :)

Flavors: Honey, Smoke, Spices

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

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