237 Tasting Notes

60
drank Mao Feng Green Tea by Teapigs
237 tasting notes

Very drinkable. It lacks the depth of some other green teas but is perfect for everyday drinking.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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95

On the third infusion and still loving the sweet citrusy flavour. It’s light, pleasant and easy to drink. I reckon I could drink it all day every day, if only I could afford it! The aftertaste is sweet too, although it has not lasted as long as some other teas. All in all, this is a lovely tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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85

I was really looking forward to this after having a yellow tea in Shanghai many years ago. I had not seen any since, so it was with great anticipation that I made a pot. The vegetal note was immediately evident when I sniffed the aroma. I drank a bit and let it swirl around my mouth. The tea did not disappoint. As I held it in my mouth the flavour developed: slightly grassy, sweet and slightly nutty making my taste buds tingle for a while after swallowing. Lovely. Although it did not blow me away the way the Anji Bai Cha did, it is definitely among my favourites and I would highly recommend it. I made my pot at 75 degrees with four teaspoons of leaf for 400ml of water and brewed it for 2 minutes.

So, I made the first cup and wrote the notes. I then followed it up with a second steeping, which my wife tried and she commented that it was really citrusy. She also drank most of that cup! I managed to get half a dozen steepings out of the pot without any great loss in flavour, increasing the length of time I steeped it for a little each time until the last one was three minutes. This is a cracking good tea and is on my repeat list now.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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90

I’m not sure I get all the flavours that the tasting notes say you are supposed to get, but then I am not an experienced tea connoisseur. Still this is a very pleasant and different Darjeeling that bears reinfusion well.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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80

A pleasant and easy to drink puerh. I am tempted to lay some of this up to try in 2015 as it is supposed to be properly ready by then. It will be interesting to see how my view of it changes by then.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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99

This was a very pleasant and drinkable Darjeeling. I’m not sure I got the best from it but I enjoyed it and may buy more another time.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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99
drank Anji Bai Cha by Canton Tea Co
237 tasting notes

This was one of the first green teas I bought from Canton Tea Co. It literally blew my mind. I had drunk green tea for some time before trying it but this was in a league of its own. It tasted of honey and new-mown hay and the aftertaste went on and on. I shall definitely buy more of this one.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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