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Dry Leaf: There was a earthy aroma with a faint sweetness in the background.
Wet Leaf: There was a warm earthy aroma with a lingering sweet aroma.
Liquor: Was like a amber color but in the light you can see it is a orange color. The tea had a nice brightness and good clarity.
Taste: What I get is a smooth earthy, kind of nutty or smoky taste with a some spice in their and a touch of sweetness. This tea has a nice complexity to it.
My Score/Over All Opinion: 92, When I first tried this tea it had a bit to it in the first infusion then I experimented a little with this tea and did 2 rise’s instead of 1 and the 1st infusion improved a lot but there was a slight bit I got in the first infusion. Over all this tea is very nice.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Spoonvonstup

Did you do this one western style? I notice you steeped it for 3 minutes! I know you can do that with this tea, but I never think to do it that way. How much leaf did you end up using?

Spoonvonstup

(whoops, cut off too soon). I’m curious to retry this one in different steeping methods; it’s been so long.

Tea_is_wisdom

Yes Spoonvonstup I did do it western style and as instructed by verdant tea.

Spoonvonstup

Thanks! You’ve inspired me to see what this is like in a pot again.

Tea_is_wisdom

Please let me know what you notice about the taste difference between western and gong-fu. I am getting a gaiwan just don’t have one yet.

Spoonvonstup

Sure thing! sounds like a project for tonight

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Spoonvonstup

Did you do this one western style? I notice you steeped it for 3 minutes! I know you can do that with this tea, but I never think to do it that way. How much leaf did you end up using?

Spoonvonstup

(whoops, cut off too soon). I’m curious to retry this one in different steeping methods; it’s been so long.

Tea_is_wisdom

Yes Spoonvonstup I did do it western style and as instructed by verdant tea.

Spoonvonstup

Thanks! You’ve inspired me to see what this is like in a pot again.

Tea_is_wisdom

Please let me know what you notice about the taste difference between western and gong-fu. I am getting a gaiwan just don’t have one yet.

Spoonvonstup

Sure thing! sounds like a project for tonight

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IF ANY TEA COMPANY WOULD LIKE TO SEND ME SAMPLES OF THEIR TEA I WOULD BE GLAD TO DO A FULL REVIEW ON STEEPSTER FOR YOU AND ON YOUR COMPANY WEBSITE JUST SEND ME A MESSAGE.

I am a simple guy that enjoys making new tea friends and enjoying different teas and tea culture.
My favorite type of teas are green, oolong, pu-erh.
I do have a special love for black (red) tea and chai since they were the teas that started me on my tea adventure. I wish the whole community well.

My Tea Scores
100 points: Perfect experience. Beyond what you would expect from the aroma, the leaf, the liquor, the taste.
96-99 points: Excellent. A tea that will show true greatness in it’s character with at least 2 infusions.
93-95 points: Superior.Teas that achieve high quality in one dimension, and shows it’s high quality character and their variety in other dimensions.
90-92 points: High quality. Quality leaves, liquor hold to it’s true profile, the teas character can hold it’s flavor for 2 infusions.
85-89 points: Good. Above average tea that is lacking something to make them high quality.
80-84 points: Average. Nothing special
79 and lower points: Low quality. Not worth buying and a tea you would never remember drinking unless it tasted that bad.

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