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243 Tasting Notes

90
drank Laoshan White by Verdant Tea
243 tasting notes

I’ve really been focusing on clearing out my tea drawer so that this spring I can get more…:-P. sip down!

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The scent of this dry is tantalizing! Mild chocolate and sweet hay notes together! Very interesting.
And the taste…oh, the taste. To me, all the hay notes remind me very much of white tea; it’s also sweet and full bodied. I see why this is a favorite here on steepster! Thank you Teavivre for this generous and delicious sample!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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95

Using up my last little tuocha of this. I’m going to have to order this one after I have substantially reduced my current amount of tea- I don’t have as much as some ( ;) ) but my tea drawer is overflowing and I can’t in good conscience buy more tea while I still have some that may be going stale. This is a tea that I want to keep in stock, I think. It will be a good introduction to puerh for my friends!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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91

Sipdown! I’m going to miss this one. Looking forward to the new harvests this spring!

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I have no idea what ginseng is supposed to taste like, but I really like this tea! It’s sweet, vegetal, roasty, seaweed-y. This is a nice change up from what I’ve been drinking lately! I can’t decide if this tea is more vegetal or roasty; because of the sweetness I’m leaning towards vegetal. However, most of the green Oolongs I’ve tried were also quite floral. This is not the same- the sweetness could be a floral taste I suppose. Oh, who knows. This is what happens when I try to describe a new oolong, ESP Oolongs! I just confuse myself!
Sum up, this is nummy. Thank you TEAVIVRE for this delicious sample!

I used a heaping teaspoon worth for my 12 oz cup.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Keemun Panda by Pekko Teas
243 tasting notes

We have been so busy moving for the past month that I haven’t put up any new tasting notes. That does not mean however, that I have not been drinking tea! :) I had some of this today and it was a great choice for my mood. Bold and warming and smoky.
I again don’t have time for a long tasting note but I felt I should make an appearance! Lol!

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90

Finishing up my last bit of this. Didn’t realize I hadn’t logged this before! I enjoy the flavor profile of this tea. It tastes like toasted grain with a hint of potato. It has a nice warming quality and is one of those teas that I would describe as tasting ‘happy’. Perhaps this is the sunny quality Verdant refers to? As it cools it slowly becomes sweeter. It is an appropriate tea for the below zero windchills here today!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Silver Jade by The Tea Merchant
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I love tea. I first tasted loose leaf when my grandpa brought some back from Russia and I remember just savoring it. Not sure what kind it was; all I remember is that it was loose leaf and it was good. =)

I really enjoy oolong, jasmine tea, green tea, and white tea. I have been getting more into black tea, especially those with chocolate notes! Also, chai is a constant favorite.

As far as tisanes go, I enjoy chamomile and occasionally a mint. I am interested to try rooibus and honey bush. I do prefer teas without artificial flavoring but I’m willing to try most things.

I know next to nothing about puerh, but I like what I have tried so far.

I am consistently amazed at the flavors contained in one leaf. I am on a quest to discover all of them! Slowly, though. Good tea is expensive. :P

Other things I enjoy: Books. My family. Truth. Campfires. Animal Rescue. Gardening. Sushi. Mountain biking. Documentaries. Trees. Music. Culture. Sour cream raisin pie. Not necessarily in that order. :P

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