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drank Royal Palace Pu-erh by Samovar
314 tasting notes

I treated myself to this at the Hayes (“Zen”) Valley Tea Lounge today! It was nice and relaxing. I found the flavor to be very mild, soft, slatey and earthy. I think I detected some cocoa notes. But the dominant flavor was minerally earth. Kind of “root-y”. Definitely puerh.
It was fine overall. Great to enjoy over a portobello mushroom and gruyere cheese sandwich (which is what I had) at the lounge. But it didn’t wow me enough to buy more to take home.

Good but not full-tin worthy. :)

Thomas Smith

Samovar is doing a Gruyère and Portobello sandwich?! *Just found another reason to drive down from Sonoma County. I’d think that would go well with a loose shou…

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Thomas Smith

Samovar is doing a Gruyère and Portobello sandwich?! *Just found another reason to drive down from Sonoma County. I’d think that would go well with a loose shou…

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My ratings are purely subjective and each note varies according to my perception and mood at the moment. So, with that said, my rating scale can be deciphered as follows:
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59-under: Mediocre and Sad. Really not good enough to try again. A disappointment. :(

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