553 Tasting Notes

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drank Sheng Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
553 tasting notes

Withstands infusion at boiling. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavour seems to have lost the complexity from previous infusion parameters.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Milk Oolong by Anteaques
553 tasting notes

Creaminess of this tea comes out nicely at these parameters.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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Dry leaf aromas: Sweet potato, bread, wheat, sawdust, licorice
Brewed tea aromas: Sweet potato, hint of juicy citrus, light mineral smokiness
Tasting notes: Sweet potato and juicy fruit flavour (I am getting a taste of litchi) on the sip. The smokiness comes through as a top note throughout the sip and is the predominant lingering aftertaste. Some honey sweetness on the aftertaste. There a note in here that reminds me very strongly of a characteristic leathery black tea flavour.

Second infusion at 3:15 minutes gives the flavour a floral characteristic

Flavors: Leather, Lychee, Smoke, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Purple Pu-erh by Majesteas
553 tasting notes

Baked goods-like sweetness. Cinnamon. Juicy-grapey flavour. Clean crisp aftertaste.

Third infusion for 5:30 minutes at boiling yields an olive note.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Grapes, Olives, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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One teabag used
Amaretto-like soft sweetness. Smooth. Flavour seems a bit subdued. Very light briskness

Flavors: Almond, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Milk Oolong by Anteaques
553 tasting notes

Thin tasting with a sweet finish. There is a hint of grapefruit flavour that I normally find with oolongs. The bulk of the creaminess is in the aftertaste but I’m noticing the aftertaste to be a bit sour. I may consider infusing this tea for longer in the future to see if I can get a more bold flavour. The scent of the dry leaf is certainly the full sweet pudding aroma I normally expect with a milk oolong.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Strawberry Black Tea by Riston
553 tasting notes

May attempt to infuse for a longer amount of time in the future.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Sheng Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
553 tasting notes

Slight sweetness and creaminess. This one definitely benefited from a longer infusion time at a higher temperature

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
553 tasting notes

My western infusion brew parameters that I usually use for my Milk Oolongs did not work well with this one. I will have to infuse for a shorter amount of time in the future.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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1.5 grams
Dilute and plain-tasting. Slight matcha-like flavour and sweetness.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 13 OZ / 375 ML

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