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89 Tasting Notes

86
drank Anhui Keemun by Adagio Teas
89 tasting notes

Recommended time is 3-5 minutes, but 3 minutes was too long.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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86

Smooth, dry, and malty.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Shui Xian by Teas Etc
89 tasting notes

A very smooth oolong. Fruity, but not citrus. More flavor as it cooled, but I could not detect the chocolate.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Green YinZhen by Teas Etc
89 tasting notes

I had but a single serving sample of this tea from Teas Etc. I have delayed consuming it until my desire for a nice green tea was just right. It was worth it. This is a delightful tea, very smooth and pleasant. Great for these chilly afternoon wet-yuck days. It has now gone, but will be remembered in a future order.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Assam by Teas Etc
89 tasting notes

I moved away from black teas during the summer. Their flavor just no longer been interesting. But lately, I have a very nice Earl Grey, and this very nice Assam. Maybe it was the teas. Maybe it was the heat. Maybe it was Me.
But this is a very smooth, subtly favored Assam. I am surprised, and delighted.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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87

Tried it with boiling water, and a short steep, and it is much more tastier. Actually, I didn’t choose to do that. My utiliTea thermostat is flaky again. But it did bring out a more malty flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Earl Grey by Teas Etc
89 tasting notes

Compared to other Earl Greys, the leaves have a very strong, but pleasant, aroma. The brew however is relatively mild. Improving as it cools. This could probably stand a longer steep.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Qi Lan by Teas Etc
89 tasting notes

A definite sweet fruity taste. Probably honeysuckle, but I don’t know what honeysuckle tastes like. But, no chocolate taste. Maybe it is too subtle for me, but I have yet to have taste chocolate in any the teas which are supposed to have the flavor. That said, still a very nice, sweet, dark oolong.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

You’ve never had honeysuckle?

Kryptryx

No. I understand it is a plant that grows on the side of the roads and that people like to drink the nectar from the flowers.

Jaime

My parents have one in their backyard, and we had huge ones along the fence of my elementary school. When I was little, my whole class would line up during recess and pull the nectar out of the flowers to eat.

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87
drank Keemun by Teas Etc
89 tasting notes

Very pleased with this tea. More so as it cooled. The 1oz package will not last long.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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A free sample from Chicago Tea Garden. Looked very interesting. I’ve not had a ‘chocolate tea’ before.
But I was disapointed. Couldn’t taste the cocoa flavor at all. There is enough in the sample for one more cup. Maybe I need to getthe steeping correct.
It was much darker than I would expect for a Yellow tea. Much closer to a black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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