5793 Tasting Notes

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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
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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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Copying my review over to this entry as we have multiple streetshop entries..

oh dexter. can we buy more please? when you get to being allowed to buy more? I pulled this one out randomly today because i always try to take time for at least one puerh when i work from home because even if it gets busy, i generally have time for a few steeps in between meetings. Today i christened my new pot that i picked up from the tea festival with this one. I’ve only had a couple steeps so far, so more to come if life doesn’t get busy..but i really love this. It’s rich. i have no other way to describe it.

it’s smooth…and deep…and rich…and just downright satisfying.

sneaks over to ebay

Cavocorax

Yay! How do you like your pot?

Sil

i love them both!!!

OMGsrsly

Didn’t you just get your order in?

Sil

yes…like i said.. copying my review over. there’s a streertshop88 and an ebay streetshop88…i wanted to go with the larger selection one so i copied it over to have under that entry

OMGsrsly

Ahh, I see.

yyz

I’m glad you now own the tea Sil. Enjoy it.

Sil

i will! i also picked up a 7599? from streetshop and another random one that dexter wanted but wouldn’t buy…so i did lol

cookies

I’ve had this one in my EBay cart for a while now. Trying to hold myself back until I reduce my cupboard a bit. You review isn’t helping ;)

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The lovely Angel sent this one my way so that i could try it out. I was excited by this one, since i have really enjoyed teavivre’s keemuns in the past and because i am running low on keemuns in my cupboard. this isn’t my favoutite keemun fro teavivre though it’s a really nice cup. It just doesn’t have those slightly almost smokey notes in it that i really enjoy from teavivre’s other keemuns. Ithis one has a smooth body with a tiny bit of malt, a little honey and just some nice tea. While this doesn’t scream keemun to me..it IS a nice tea and it could have a place in my cupboard as just a tea i drink heh

whatshesaid

That must be why I enjoyed it, no smoke!!

Sil

haha it was a nice one…just not a keemun for me heh

whatshesaid

My kind of keemun then, haha

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