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drank Daoli Black Trip by Daoli
16 tasting notes

First, a few disclaimers: yesterday I got I packet of samples from Daoli. Since samples can’t lie around for long, most of my following notes will be about their teas. Secondly – you shold take this particular note with a pinch of salt, since I am not really into black teas at the moment, so I have few “references”.

This was my first morning cup today. I warmed my ware, “washed” 5 grams of leaves with hot water for few seconds, then steeped in 1 dl (3,4 oz) of water. First cup hit me with the aroma I can describe as that of a good stout (beer drinkers will know what I mean). It is slightly smoky at first, which turned into dried apples or pears. I have difficulties pinpointing the taste itself, but it had a full bodied feeling. (At first I was almost disappointed since I anticipated strong tastes associated with beer.:) ) The aftertaste is somehow bitter, but not unpleasant.

I drank my second cup with a piece of chocolate. A party in my mouth! Sweethes of chocolate helped to pronounce the dried fruit aromas of tea. Lovely!

That’s it for now. I’m off to make some more. Overall, this is a really good tea. Again, keep in mind that I am not a black tea drinker so my note might be of little help to experienced drinkers.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Architecture student, freelance illustrator. Drinks a litre per day.

This is how I like my tea:
I recently equiped myself with lovely gaiwan and kyusu, both of which I put to use multiple times a day. only now and then will I just put some leaves in a cup and fill it with hot water. Speaking of which, tap water in my area is very rich in minerals but also very clean.

At the moment, I am drinking mostly oolongs and greens, with an occasional puerh now and then. I enjoy my tea without milk or sugar (except english breakfast blend).

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