25 Tasting Notes

100

★★★★

Notes:
•Nutty (aroma + taste)
•Toasted (aroma + taste)
•Smooth (starts and finishes smooth)

Steeped Tea Liquor Color: Golden-Amber

A mild but somewhat complex Oolong tea. Extremely clean and smooth with an overall nutty/toasted flavor. No bitter or acidic flavors present. Starts with a toasted flavor, the middle is slightly nutty gradually shifting to a mild hint of fruitiness and it finishes with a fruity and slightly sweet nutty and smokey flavor. (Whew! Yeah that’s what I meant by ‘complex’.) The lingering smokey/nutty flavor left on the palate is wonderful.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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94

★★★★

Absolutely deelish… no off tastes and has that nice smooth earthy and leathery flavor that I love in a good Pu-erh. This is a solid Pu-erh Tea, I could drink this one often.

This is my first steep of this tea, so my opinion of it will most likely change as I get to know her better. Off to a great start though :)

Again… the people at PuerhShop.com bringin’ some mighty fine Pu-erhs to the table.
Aside from their wonderful selection of teas, I’m extremely satisfied with their service. Super quick shipping and good prices. I highly recommend them.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

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

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100

★★★★★

Wow… Another hit!

I’ll return later to review this tea in detail after I’ve spent more time with it.

But as far as quality vs. price goes… It doesn’t get much better than this. This could easily be in a much higher price bracket. Way to go Rongzhen :)

According to the PuerhShop.com, only 300 of these puerh cakes were made. So I guess I need to grab a few more of these eh?

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

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

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100

★★★★★

Right off the bat I give this Pu-erh 5 stars.

I’ll return here later with an in-depth review after I’ve spent more time with this tea.

But my initial thoughts on this tea is in line with it being possibly my favorite Pu-erh.

So far, it’s just absolutely delicious.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

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

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25

-★

Notes:
I’m not normally a Rooibos drinker by any means, but I received this as a gift and tried it.

Nose:
Has a very, very faint aroma of whiskey and flavored pipe tobacco.

Taste/Flavor:
There’s almost no flavor. In fact the flavor is so subtle I can’t really describe it or make an evaluation.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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83

★★★★

A semi-high quality organic Tie Kwan Yin.
A nice slight hint of honey on the nose.
Gently grassy and floral with a clean tangy finish.
All the qualities of a good ‘Iron Goddess’ are here…
I don’t think I would classify it as Monkey Picked quality, but it’s very close.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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88

★★★★

(Detailed Review Coming Soon)

Notes:
Delicious. Earthy and rich in flavor with a hint of sweetness on the nose. Nice leathery and woodsy flavor notes, a well-rounded Pu-erh. I steep my Pu-erh’s a lot longer than most, because I enjoy them strong, so my reviews might be skewed compared to other people’s liking. The first and second steep are great with this tea, but its rich flavor fades, thins out past where I like it by the third steeping. But I’d buy it again for sure.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

I have this exact cake. Picked it up at an Asian grocery store, no less. Not a bad cooked pu-erh at all.

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81

★★★

(Detailed Review Coming Soon)

Notes:
Interesting, this is an Indian grown Oolong tea, one of the first authentic style Oolongs from India. To me it’s very similar in flavor to some Monkey Picked Oolongs (Ti Kuan Yin) I’ve tried, with that distinct toasty aroma and taste, but a bit more acidic—tangier if you will.

Final thought:
It’s a good tea. But I’d rather buy a Monkey Picked Oolong.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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80

★★★

(Detailed Review Coming Soon)

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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87

★★★★

•Dark
•Smooth
•Earthy

Best bang for your buck. A totally delicious Pu-erh for the price. And quite convenient little mini-bricks for on-the-go. I take these to work with me to the tattoo studio and drink ‘em all day long in a tea infuser cup (one brick per cup). I’ll be bummed when they’re sold out. •3 or 4 steeps.

My Ratings…
★ = Didn’t Hate It.
★★ = Not Bad.
★★★ = Me Likey.
★★★★ = Impressive!
★★★★★ = AwesomeSauce!

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

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