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123 Tasting Notes

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drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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I’ve never had an indian oolong but this is an amazing tea. It has the richness and complexity of assam but it is slightly lighter and resteeps almost forever. A great hybrid of two traditions and very enjoyable.

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drank Green Pekoe by Adagio Teas
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A nice light green, very middle of the road. A little brothy, light vegetal taste. Very average but dependable.

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I put two balls in for about three minutes and that seems to do the trick. It’s chocolatey and smooth. While it isn’t as complex as a keemun or yunnan tea it still is very relaxing and I am using it more and more to end the day.

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drank Huang Jin Bolero by Adagio Teas
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This is my fourth attempt at this tea. First few times I foolishly steeped it too long hoping it would blossom into something more palatable. In the end, however, it keeps on tasting like soggy smelly wood, almost like driftwood. A minute thirty steep time helps make it a little better but I do not taste any honey or “floral” hints. It’s a very blah oolong.

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drank Sleeping Dragon by Adagio Teas
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Very light and crisp green tea. First infusion: very light vegetal taste with a sharper almost oolong bite after. I don’t taste the smoky gunpowder reference but its a nice simple green.

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This extremely light green tea, I know it’s almost a white, is very light and sweet. Its slightly brothy and also has a kiwi aftertaste. Very good anytime tea.

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drank Gunpowder by Churchill's Teas
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Smokey and minty, two of my favorite things. It’s like a green version of lapsang. Also the little pellets make you feel like your spooning out kitty litter but luckily it doesn’t taste like it.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Golden Monkey by Churchill's Teas
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Very smooth with a strong peachy aftertaste. Reminds me of Yunnan without the bite. Very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Keemun Panda by Churchill's Teas
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Of the two keemuns for sale at Churchill this is the cheaper one and thus the one that needed a snappier name, thus “Panda”. Its not bad, it has almost clove and cinnamon aftertaste, a nice holiday keemun, not much smokiness though and no chocolate taste. Not bad but I’m looking forward to trying the fancier one.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Dragonwell by Churchill's Teas
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Vegetal and nutty and sweeter then most green tea, this is one of my favorites. Has an almost caramel aftertaste. Very nice.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I recently became a tea addict and love exploring new kinds of tea, favorites are oolongs and smokey teas.

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Chicago, IL

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