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drank Daoli Oriental Trip by Daoli
16 tasting notes

There are so many things that I love about this tea … A single nugget will yield around a litre (if not even more) of tea, with each steep offering you a new experience. I have made five steeps so far, and the nugget is still intact somehow, so I reckon I will be able to make at least four more.

1st steep: 3 minutes, 1 dl of water, cooled to 80 degrees C. (Before that I “washed” the nugget in hot water) The colour war bright, aroma and taste very chocolat-y, quite like some other more oxidized wulongs that I had tried.
2nd, 3rd and 4th steep: tea is getting darker as the nugget is falling apart. Chocolate aromas are diminishing in favour of sweet and slightly bitter overtones. It is starting to remind me of black teas. Really tasty at this point.
5th steep: I may have left it for a bit too long. Almost three minutes. The tea got unpleasantly bitter and somehow earthy. Almost like pu erh. Still ok though.

Even though I am still “mid-session” I am confident to say that this is one of the best teas I have tried so far (but keep in mind that I am still newbie when it comes to teas).

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 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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