10 Tasting Notes

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drank Sweet strawberry by Théhuone
10 tasting notes

This is one of my favourite flavoured teas. Dry tea smells really sweet hayish-wheat and strawberry, I would love to rub this into my face. It also looks awsome with big strawberry pieces and flower petals.
Taste is sweet, but not too sweet, matchagenmaicha balances sweetness nicely with its roasted and wheaty flavour, taste of strawberry comes after all other.
Wet tea is mostly green tea leaves with flower and strawberry particles. Yellow-green colour.

Flavors: Hay, Strawberry, Sweet, Wheat

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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91

I liked the sample so much that I had to buy a whole tuocha, success right?
The flavor is not that bold that other sheng that I’ve tried, but I like it that way. Golden-orangeish color with nice aroma, bit hayish. When using my glass steeping mug I can taste some dried fruits like apricot and plum, it so awsome I have never tasted tea like that before. This sheng is very mildy smoky and typical raw pu erh flavours like wood and earth are not so strong.

Flavors: Apricot, Dried Fruit, Hay, Plums, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 128 OZ / 3785 ML

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91

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85

This is third time I write this since my computer is one butt.
When Teavivre had their pu erh sale it was really hard for me to decide if I buy this or 2006 tuocha that I had tasted before as a sample. I bought the tuocha and got sample of this.
Dry leaves smell sweet and woody with hint of hay. Wet leaves have kinda same aroma.
Tea itself has golden colour and veery smoky aroma, smokiest tea I have ever tasted. It’s not a bad thing though. Smokiness fades after couple steeps and makes room for sweet, maybe floral and woody taste. I really like this, I might get some more of this too. I start to get addicted into sheng pu erh.

Flavors: Campfire, Floral, Smoke, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 100 OZ / 2957 ML

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88
drank Raw Pu-erh Mini Tuocha by Teavivre
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I tried to broke one tuocha in half for my gaiwan (I know not the best option for puerh), but the tuocha is so hard that I had to use it whole. These are actually kinda cute, like baby tuochas! Cake seems to break apart into small tea leaves and not into leaf particles which is nice.
The smell is nice, they smell like sheng should sweet and smoky, reminds me a bit of bbq sauce? Dry cake is browny green color.
Wet leaves smell still sweet, but new vegetal aroma has emerged. I also enjoy a lot seeing tuocha transform into tea leaves, it fun to watch.
Tea has that typical smoke and woody aroma, I don’t seem to notice any dry fruits in this like some older sheng have, still it doen’t have that typical sourness either that younger ones have. Strong and full flavour and golden liquid, somehow dry tea. (The full tuocha was too much for my 1dl gaiwan.) I might to buy more I really like these.

Flavors: Earth, Forest Floor, Honey, Smoke, Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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90

I was going to buy their another tea, but they didin’t have it in stock right now, next time then. So I bought this instead, I really like organic quality teas and this is semi wild tea too which I’ve always wanted to try.
Dry leaves are very dark, they almost look like black tea and smell somehow very chocolateish. Wet leaves have green-brown color with hint of yellow and smell quite grassy.
The tea itself is very fruity and floral. It’s not that sweet but not sour either. This pale yellow liquid has flavor like apricot flowers, I’ve never tasted apricot flowers but this tastes like I assume them to taste. Really interesting tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Floral, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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70
drank Vilukissa by Forsman Tea
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It was a suprise that this didin’t taste like a toothpaste. The name means ‘cold sensitive’ or literally coldcat, so this tea is meant for rainy autumns like this one.
I kinda like the taste it is a bit sour and you can taste both eucalyptus and green tea. I personally would like a bit more eucalyptus flavour in this.

Flavors: Eucalyptus, Flowers, Sour

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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93

It’s raining outside, great day to sip down all the tea yay.
Thank you Teavivre for this sample! I love how this tea looks! Very tiny, curly and soft and the smell is soo fresh as expected from 2014 picked tea. You can also see from wet leaves that this tea is made only from the buds and tips, me likey.
First steep turned out as pale yellow and it smells sweet vegetal, wet leafs smell quite same as the dry leaves. Nutty flavor with vegetal notes, and some sweet fruity flavours. I would love to have more than sample of this.

Flavors: Apricot, Fruity, Grass, Kettle Corn, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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70
drank Pu Erh Oolong by Forsman Tea
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Puerh with green oolong, mate and natural lemon oil for those who wan’t to drink puerh for its healt benefits but are too scared to buy real stuff. Forsman promotes this more as health product to lower cholesterol and aiding in weightloss than tea.
Still it smells delicious (very lemony), I like lemony teas in general. Tea itself is very dark like it should be with greener oolong pieces.
Taste is mix between earth and lemon, it’s also bit watery(?), not rich like other black/puerh teas. I would like it have more lemon in it, but overall it’s pretty good flavoured tea not too sweet.

Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Herbs, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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90

The aroma of dry tea leaves is really fresh and sweet, leaves are not crumbled and are still whole which is really nice, their color is light green with yellowness. I have another bag of Longjing tea that I bought from local shop but it doesn’t get even near this, this smells like TEA not just tea. Also organic quality gets a plus.
1st steep: The color of 2min steep is clear light yellow and it doesn’t smell as strong as the leaves it still smells really fresh and slightly nutty. Maybe there is bit of creaminess too.
Taste is a bit mild, but soft (I think it my fault, too few leaves or too short steeping time). It’s sweet, creamy, flowery with hint on vegetables. This isn’t that toasty than my another Longjing which is lower quality.
2nd steep: I used 3,5mins for this infusion and see if it would modify the flavor. Yup, the flavor is bit stronger it tastes still as delicious as before, a bit richer maybe. I will steep it one more time after this.
Thank you Teavivre for this sample! I would definitely buy whole bag of this if I wouldn’t be a poor student.

Flavors: Creamy, Flowers, Grass, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Hi, I’m new here. Tea lover and poor student.

My tea taste:
Favs – Green, Sheng puerh
Kinda like – Green oolongs, white
Meh – Black, Shu puerh, darker oolongs etc. with strong taste

Rating:
100-90 I absolutely love this. Will definitely buy more.
89-70 I like this but, it will not be end of the world if I don’t have it.
69-50 Decent, drinkable but will not buy again.
1-49 I will never like it, no matter how many times I taste it.

//My english can be a bit rusty sometimes. Sorry about that.

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