3015 Tasting Notes

From the BBBB Grab bag, provided by TastyBrew.
This is a baked oolong, as opposed to a roasted one. So basically, it’s a green oolong that has been baked.
Not roasty, not particularly sweet, & my taste buds are still stuck in tart mode, so I’m not really doing it justice.

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Another tea from the BBBB, uh…from Sil? Or TB?
Oh well…either way, it’s an Assam, & I have to confess, after eating breakfast I ate a piece of crystalized ginger, thinking it would make a good palate cleanser. Actually, it didn’t.
I’m not really tasting the tea much, other than the bold tart shiny quality, typical of Assams.

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No new notes. This is from the BBBB, courtesy of TastyBrew
A decent yunnan: earth, leather, little spice.

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My first cup of the day, one of Sil’s offerings from the most recent round of the BBBB.
I already finished off the cup, while I was reading other people’s reviews, so although I enjoyed this, I don’t really have much to say regarding it’s taste profile, other than I recall a milk chocolate essence in there, and now that the cup is gone, I have a lemony tart lingering mouth, although I don’t recall the tea itself being tart like that, Lol.

2nd cup – light chocolate, wood, a little floral, & coffee. And the lemony after taste.

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Yum yum!
I steeped a T for 5 minutes, added a little maple, & it was like drinking gingerbread almost. I could go with even more ginger, but I’ll take what I can get!


Never tried this one with a little maple syrup…tomorrow then!

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drank Cashew Turtle by 52teas
3015 tasting notes

Thanks to Sil for a sample of this.
Like most of the flavored teas I’ve tried, it’s ok, but not nearly as exciting to me as it is to so many other people here.


Boo for me, I have no love for 52teas…

Terri HarpLady

I relate :)


Same…. Esp when you look at teas vs price

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I took my sons Drew & Leif out to breakfast, as a prelude to a day of prepping the front porch for paint. I made a large go cup of this tea to bring along, because the tea they offer at the breakfast joint is…well, it’s just not what I wanted :)

I have yet to meet a tea from the Wu Liang Mntns that I don’t like, & this one is especially nice, with a sweet chocolate richness, a hint of coriander, & a little floral in there too. A nice start to my day.

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I feel fantastic!
I love sheng! I’m convinced that it is the cure all, & if it isn’t, oh well, I sure do feel 100% better than I felt a few hours ago! I was really dragging, people, it was all I could do to keep my eyes open, in spite of several servings of black tea. I started drinking this Sheng, & in no time I felt totally revived. If I still have a headache, I’m feeling no pain.
The dry leaf is in Shades of green, gray, beige, & brown, with a fresh & tart aroma like newly dried hay & grapes. When I warmed the leaf in my yixing, I smelled banana cakes & a heady floral quality. If you’ve never had them, banana cakes are sticky rice with a piece of banana in the middle, wrapped up in a banana leaf & steamed. Sometimes they put bean paste in there, & you can put other things in them too. You can also make them savory, but they’re especially nice as a dessert, drizzled with coconut milk. My kids have always loved them, especially my son Drew.
5G + 4oz Yixing (rinse) X 5 seconds…
The initial steepings were mildly lemony with a taste of green banana leaf. I’ve been drinking this over the past 3 hours, just a cup here & there. I took a break to put a chicken in the oven, another break to pick raspberries with Drew. I continued to sip while paying bills (ALL of my bills are paid! Yay!). I also drank a few cups with dinner. I’d like to keep drinking, but I’m headed out the door, so I may have to revisit this tomorrow, because I feel like there is still many cups left :)
I really should start drinking Sheng every day, it always makes me feel so fantastic!
I think I’ll fill my to go cup & take it with me…


This note makes me feel your happiness and well being :-)


Sheng is so special!


I haven’t developed a real love for the taste of sheng yet but it’s not bad and the way it makes you feel is totally worth it.

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A nice rich cup of lighty smoky sweetness.
This is day 2 of feeling weird in the afternoon. Yesterday I went to the Farmer’s Market. There is a chick who sells homemade ice cream, including non dairy ice cream, so I got one of her ice cream sandwiches, & it was pretty damn good! Strawberry Mango coconut milk ice cream, sandwiched between 2 homemade gluten free meringue cookies.
Shortly after eating it, every taste bud on my tongue swelled up & I started feeling weird.
I’m pretty positive she uses all natural ingredients, & I honestly don’t know if this was a results of:
1 – something in the ice cream…I recently had a similar reaction to pineapple
2 – the last cup of tea I drank yesterday. I’m not going to divulge it’s name, & I doubt that was it, although the actual tongue swelling started while I was drinking it.
3 – some air born allergy, which is also likely, at least for the ‘feeling weird’ part. Case in point, I started today feeling pretty good, but after going outside I’ve developed a headache & inability to focus, & about the only thing I can envision doing now is taking a nap.
Or maybe drinking some Sheng…


ugh, the allergy thing sounds terrible :(


Feel better soon. <3


What about mango? i heard that many people allergic to mango. its in the same family of poison ivy


I’m sorry you’re feeling poorly. Sheng usually helps to hit my reset button too. I hope you napped and feel better.

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I made a pot of this earlier to share with my guitar player friend during our rehearsal. I think maybe it was too strong for him, as he only drank half of his cup. I drank the other 2 (that pot holds 3). One time when he came I served him some Sheng, which he totally loved.

We’re playing a gig next thurs night. We’ll start with a duet he wrote, then each play 3 original instrumentals or something, then another duet or 2. That’s the first set.
The 2nd set we’ll start with an Irish medley, then a couple jazz solos each, then we’ll play some latin jazz together. It should be an interesting gig!

The tea? Bold & black. For a more in depth review, visit one of my previous posts on it :)
Sorry, I’m a lamer…

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!


St. Louis, MO



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