277 Tasting Notes

93

I adore this tea. I was gonna write something poetic and gorgeous, but if you take everything that TheTeaFairy said and add everything that MzPriss said, and then multiplied it times Pi, because it’s Pi Day, then you would have my feelings on this tea.

Oh, and it’s fruity. Like very juicy fruits. I super dig it!

Love mob, coming through!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 88 ML
tea123

π day

Sarsonator

Yes!!!!! :)

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87

This is niiiiiiice. It smells earthy and has an earthy taste, but in a nice way. I’m unwinding from a rough week of work, and this is really doing nice things to my coconut. Thumbs up!

Also, Camellia Sinensis was really generous with this order. They gave me several nice-sized samples to try, and the order got to PA from Canada extra fast. I’m always happy with their tea and service.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML

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91

First tea from my new O5 order. Pedro sent so many amazing teas. Eeeeeee! So excited.

So this one is lovely. Smells like apricots and other fruits. There’s a smidge of bitterness once in awhile, and ooooomg… nice Qi. I’m feeling a little woo. And maybe a little woo. Of happiness. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML
boychik

Sounds so yum

MzPriss

I vote for Pedro

Sarsonator

Vote for Pedro!!!!

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96

Holy. Moly.

I pulled out a sample of 1980’s heicha that I got as a special surprise in my last order from O5 Tea. Somehow I missed this one when I was trying the other samples they sent a few months back. They don’t sell this online and it may not be for sale at all, but maaaaannn… it’s super.

The wet leaves smell like candy, almost a little violetish, but with some warmer caramely notes also. Really intriguing.

The dry leaf looks a bit like the fungus teas I love so much, but I did not see any golden flowers. The brewed tea smells like something I know, but can’t quite place. And the taste… really unique. I’m having a really hard time describing the flavors, so I’ll just go with: yum, noms, eeeeee! and happy of happiness. I wish I could get more of this one!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML
TheTeaFairy

Mmmmmm, all the tea companies want to seduce you with their “private” reserve, that’s how charming you are ;-)

Sarsonator

No way. Everyone knows that the fairy can charm anything out of anyone!

tea123

Is the ‘Holy. Moly’ your first impression or something that came later?

Sarsonator

This tea was awesome from the start of the dry leaves, through the end of the sip. Holy Moly all the way!

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87

This is really quite nice, and the price is amazing. This is part of my sample sipping Saturday. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
Dexter

I loved this one – so happy I bought a whole cake and I might need another one…. :))

boychik

i think this pu will be great in a year or two. Still has some funk and not clear brew. but it will be amazing !

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92

Dry leaf smells like raisins and maple candy
Wet leaf smells a bit smoky, which I did not expect. There’s also an interesting apricoty scent if I stuff my nose in the gaiwan for a big huff.

I’ve been interested in this one for awhile, and it didn’t disappoint. It feels very soft when sipped. Kind of hard to describe. It’s definitely better on short steeps, IMO.

Next time, I will try it with some maple syrup in there because it seems like it would fit.

If you want to make your house smell amazing, as well as drink great tea, just leave the bag of dried leaves and shrooms open. My whole nook smells like candy. CANDY NOOK!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
boychik

oh sounds amazing

TheTeaFairy

Awww!! Candy nook!!! Xox

Tealizzy

OMG! Can’t wait to try this! Still not home yet. Aaaahhhh!

Sarsonator

Drink it! yumz!!!!

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85

This was a little sample from Madametj. Thanks, dearest!

I’m enjoying this one quite a bit. No funkiness, but it does taste a bit earthy, which is nice. This is a great winter sipper. It’s snowing and I’m chillin’ in the nook. Word up.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
boychik

if you like this it will be yours.

Sarsonator

I do! Were you not a fan?

boychik

i tend to like a little diff profile. Dont forget I love 1990 HK and you dont ;) i like it sweeter, more dried fruits. i dont notice funk the way you do ;)

boychik

BTW i think 2002 Verdant shou will be yours too if you dont mind

Sarsonator

MIND? No. I definitely do not mind! YAY!!!!!!!!

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97

This tea is just sublime. I have been waiting for it to be back in stock for weeks and I finally mailed Verdant yesterday and was able to place my order. Thanks, Verdant!

One brick will be on it’s way soon. I plan to pet it gently and tell it how lovely it is. This tea is a thing of beauty, and Master Han is a genius. I plan to provide a very good home and to give it the attention that it truly deserves.

Since I don’t have to hoard the small sample I had any longer, I drank some last night! And since I only could do a few steeps before bed, this is my gorgeous breakfast tea also! I may write this tea a love song!

Tealizzy

Ode to Shou ;)

Sarsonator

Oh shou, how I love you..

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94

So I was having tea in the nook with the teaplets today, and we got to talking about the Mirk and I decided I wanted to drink some. I ran downstairs to the main tea area, but I COULD NOT FIND IT. I started to have a total cow, running around screaming, “Emergency, Emergency! Level 5 mirk alert! The mirk is MIA!!!”

I searched everywhere for the little brown mirk bag. I worked myself into a tizzy and then realized that the mirk was in a large WP bag, not a mini bag. So I found it, made the tea, and am now happily sipping. Tragedy averted!!!

Oh mirk, how I love thee. Warm and soupy on a freezing cold PA day.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
MzPriss

Mirk Alert!

Sarsonator

CODE RED! WOOP WOOP WOOP! Need volunteers. Search and rescue mission for the Mirk. Some of you might not make it back. Be brave.

MzPriss

Little brown Mirk bag

Sarsonator

That makes me think of this – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_2_F_3ac48

And now I am like you, adding songs to tea :p

MzPriss

Heh! I thought of that one too. I don’t have a Mirk song yet

Sarsonator

I am gonna see how many steeps I can get out of this. I’m about to start 4-5-6.

TheTeaFairy

Lololol!!! Glad you found it but I was ready for the mission tho, like a good tea soldier!!

Sarsonator

Well, you guys were helping with moral support and suggestions on places to check ;p

Sarsonator

Ha! You’re hilarious, B! That was a good one :)

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87
drank Gong Fu by Zhi Tea
277 tasting notes

Got a sample from my darling MzPriss, which I am drinking in the nook for Saturday AM tea time!!!

This is good stuff. Pleasant and sweet. This is a great nook tea for a cold day. 9 degrees and I am not going anywhere today!!!!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
MzPriss

This is a comfort tea for sure

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