1017 Tasting Notes

85
drank Milk Oolong by The Republic of Tea
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80
drank JavaVana Mate by Teavana
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80
drank Yellow and Blue by Harney & Sons
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cerulean sea
frothy waves move up and down
crash upon the shore

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82

shimmering sunset
gold dust tossed into the wind
settles on the sand

TheTeaFairy

I missed your haikus :-)

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86

This is my second experience of Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe), thanks to a generous sample from Teavivre. I believe that this one came in the oolong sample pack.

The last time I tried this darker shade of oolong (I believe that one was from Harney & Sons), I appear to have overleafed and oversteeped. Fortunately, boychik corrected the error of my ways, and I am happy to report that I like this tea a lot! I already had three delicious infusions, steeped in a nice ceramic mug with a deep infuser and a lid. It seems the perfect method for preparing multiply infusable oolongs and probably will be my new vessel of choice for this type of tea in the future.

So why is this good? The liquor is dark amber and tastes like a combination of all of the tasting notes listed by everyone else. Basically indescribable, but highly imbibable!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
boychik

I’m glad you like it. It became my fav too.

KiwiDelight

I love this one too.

apt

It’s actually impossible to overleaf Da Hong Pao. Some people will use up to 12gr in a tiny Yixing. They fill it up, crush the leaves, and then fill it up even more. A lot of “tea masters” tend to do this

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90

I love this tea. That’s all.

Terri HarpLady

Sometimes that’s enough! :)

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60
drank Fruit Sangria by Adagio Teas
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70
drank Vanilla Rooibos Parfait by Tazo
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80
drank Long Jing (Dragonwell) by Tazo
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tiny pale green blades
thin as paper, sharp as knives
floating lilypads

Cheri

sounds pretty!

sherapop

Thanks, Cheri!

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60
drank Lemon & Ginger by Higher Living
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A long-time tea and perfume lover, I have recently begun to explore the intersections between the two at my blog: http://salondeparfum-sherapop.blogspot.com//

I participate at fragrance community websites, and I care about tea as much as perfume, so why not belong to Steepster as well?

A few words about my ratings. In assessing both teas and perfumes, my evaluation is “all things considered.” Teas do not differ very much in price (relative to perfumes or any luxury items), so I do not usually consider the price when rating a tea.

What I do consider is how the particular tea compares to teas of its own type. So I might give a high rating to a fine herbal infusion even though I would never say that it is my favorite TEA. But if it’s good for what it is, then it deserves a high rating. There is no point in wishing that a chamomile blend was an Assam or a sencha tea!

Any rating below 50 means that I find the liquid less desirable to drink than plain water. I may or may not finish the cup, depending upon how thirsty I am and whether there is another hot beverage or (in summertime) a source of fresh water available.

From 50 to 60 indicates that, while potable, the tea is not one which I would buy or repurchase, if I already made the mistake (I have learned) of purchasing it.

From 60 to 70 means that the tea is drinkable but I have criticisms of some sort, and I probably would not purchase or repurchase the tea as I can think of obvious alternatives which would be better.

From 70 to 80 is a solid brew which I would purchase again.

From 80 to 90 is good stuff, and I probably need to have some ready at hand in my humble abode.

From 90 to 100 is a tea (or infusion) which I have come to depend on and look forward to imbibing again and again—if possible!

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