5775 Tasting Notes

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ooooh..this is neat! dexter sent this one my way and it’s just neat. it really is like a plum fruity note here..but there’s a molasses like taste as well. kind of like a burnt brown sugar taste. there’s a breadiness to this too…but like bread slathered with molasses. lol just…neat. thanks dex!

Dexter

Interesting this was my least fav of the ESGreen samples I got…

Sil

it was…..neat…different :)

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Another from dexter as some know, jin jun mei’s are hit or miss for me. this one? it’s weird. there’s like a fruity taste running through a more malty sort of tea taste… i think this one is more miss for me but mostly because it’s a really strange taste for me today lol thanks dex!

Dexter

I knew you weren’t a huge fan so I didn’t send you as many as I have. LOL I guess this wasn’t the right one.

Sil

haha

OMGsrsly

I was reading.. somewhere, on the discussion forum I think, that they can be tricky to brew? How do you both brew them? :)

yyz

Omgsrsly I have the best success with jinjunmei when I flash steep it 5-10s using boiling water and then pour it off. It seems counterintuitive for a tippy tea but I tend to get the best balance of flavours that way.

OMGsrsly

I’ll have to try with a basket and a tea cup. Thanks, yyz. :)

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dexter is awesome and portioned out a little of this one from her stash for me to have again. I have the 2014 version but it’s got nothing on the 2013 version. Sadly i missed my chance to pick up more of the 2013 version :(

Alongside this one, i’m also drinking a tea of the same name from dexter’s tea pusher. Both have that deliciously chocolatey taste…i think i like dexter’s tea pusher just slightly but both are different enough that i could drink both all day….every day lol. so good. i just hope 2015 version from YS will be more like 2013. :(

thank you so much dexter!

JC

I love this tea. I haven’t tried YS version but I have from other vendors and it is pretty damn good.

Sil

they’re all so different i find…i have like 4 that i love….for different reasons haha

JC

Yeah, I had two from a different vendor. One was extremely chocolatey and thick the other one was heavier but didn’t have as much chocolate. I wish I could get more info on the flush used and firing. I would buy KGs of it if I’m sure it is the one I love. lol

Sil

yes! haha

yyz

Understand the problem JC. I’m still looking for one that’s similar to a sample I had that tasted like a chocolate caramel oolong. It was amazing. To add to the confusion I noticed that some sellers have been experimenting with aging and this tends to result in a tea where the fruity/malty tones are toned down emphasising the chocolate notes so I don’t know if the tea I liked tasted that way cue to the harvest, handling or aging.

Sil

and that’s why i’m just waiting for YYZ to find the perfect one ;)

Dexter

I think 2013 was just a good year for ZSXZ – I like both the YS and my tea guy’s 2013 version better than the 2014. Here’s hoping for 2015….

yyz

I think the dry spring kind of intensified the grainy/malty notes in the tea at the expense of the honeyed/caramel, cocoa notes.

JC

That makes sense. I feel your pain guys. I’ll be on the look out for 2015 as well. I feel like I also went through this with Imperial Gold Buds. lol

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
5775 tasting notes

last cup of the evening…. still enjoying this and happy i still have a few herbals in my cupboard. i’m in danger of having to place an order before i get to my sipdown hiatus goal if this keeps up though, since i don’t have a lot of herbals. I think i have 50g free from david’s so that might be what i aim for when i go this weekend – key lime is a herbal if i remember right? All in alll still enjoy this hot and cold, though it needs just a tiny bit of sweetner.

Final Count: 159 after adding in my streetshop88 order and cleaning up my cupboard. still about 30+ inbound though…

OMGsrsly

“Having” to place an(other) order, you mean. :D

Sil

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Dexter

No – no OMG, the StreetShop was “my” fault ;) (not sure about Mandala thought – don’t think that blame can come my way….)

OMGsrsly

I think the “blame” for Mandala is purely on Sil. :D I only ordered 3 things!

Roswell Strange

Yup; Key Lime is herbal – and definitely better than Sunny Citrus so if you’re gonna get one of the two, go for Key Lime :)

Sil

Roswell – i’ve had it before…just couldn’t remember if it was a herbal heh

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drank Praline Horizon by Butiki Teas
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noms. this as a tea latte was exactly what the doctor ordered this evening. I’m trying to decide what else to have tonight but for now, the addition of milk to this just smooths out the edges and makes this a wonderfully divine treat!

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Another from stacy – only something like 5? more new ones to try and get to soon, rather than later. This is maple and almond goodness. I don’t quite get the waffle, but i am a fan of how the sweetness of the maple and the almond work together in this blend. I don’t even mind that it’s an oolong :) On the whole, another win from stacy and one that i’m happy that i picked up!

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drank Dian Yin Zhen by Nannuoshan
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So I am not generally a white/green/oolong tea fan. Whites in particular tend to taste like sweet water to me. I opted to brew this one western brew for about 3 mins. The taste here reminds me a little of wild monk from mandala but not quite. there’s a sweetness here that is really tasty and something that could almost be smoke..but that isn’t. I am a fan! I might even consider picking more of this up in the future…which says a lot for a white tea :)

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*dexter*sent this one my way and i wanted to try it against the one from Han Xiang just for fun. Where the han xian one is cocoa, and sweet and malty and delicious…this one is slightly malty, less cocoay but the after taste is really nice. A little hint of astringency but that just adds to the tea rather than detracting from it. I think i refer the han xian one just a bit more though…as it’s tastes call out to me a little more! stlll a tasty cup though.

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thanks again for letting me revisit this one dexter i am a fan of this one…cocao, amlty and sweet… noms!

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