158 Tasting Notes

87

The first Indian green tea I have tried!
Nose – Has a mild sweet smell to it that I haven’t detected in any other green teas before.
Mouth – Mild, tastes buttery and nutty to me mostly.
Finish – Goes down pretty smoothly, not harsh at all.
The price looks pretty decent on this, I’ll probably get more next time I put in an order with this company.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Doug F

Sounds good. I’ve tried green teas from Ceylon and enjoyed them; I’ll have to try a green Darjeeling.

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84

It tastes like (drumroll) cantaloupe. I can taste the base more in later steepings. I have a feeling this would be awesome with some ice and maybe a little sugar, might be a perfect drink for the weather when it gets warm again.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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83

Very buttery tasting (my favorite note in a green tea) and smooth. I would order this again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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89

Smells like I expect wuyi to smell: roasty, earthy/minerally/hot-rock-like, perhaps a little nutty.

Taste is similar, plus I am getting some notes that remind me of caramel, maybe even raisin.

I am getting a surprisingly mild mouthfeel considering the robust aroma. Pretty good deal on price, I’d buy it again.

I usually like to steep oolongs at a lower temp, but just a small amount of leaves at 200F for a minute or two or more seems to be best for me with this tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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87

This tea is kind of hard to describe, but really good. I’m getting nutty, vegetal, seaweed-like flavors (but in a pleasant, unharsh way). Some other people say it reminded them of miso soup, which I guess I can sort of see in that it has a nice thick, broth-like mouthfeel, but the taste doesn’t make me think of that.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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This is going to be short, because I just had a couple sips off of someone else’s tea. It has a thick, robust ( in a good way ) green tea taste kind of like I was expecting, but it is surprisingly smooth and creamy. I’m kind of curious how this would be with milk and ice.

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93

Oh mannnn, are you kidding me? This stuff is GOOD. I blended it up with ice, will have to try it hot. It tastes kind of like sweet toasted almond to me, in addition to caramel. I don’t really get much of a tea taste, but I wasn’t expecting to.

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 30 sec

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84

Roasty-toasty tasting, with a creamlike/smooth mouthfeel. The last sample of a batch of great tea I ordered from this company, most of which I’d be happy to drink again in the future.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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86

The taste I am getting is somewhat vegetal tasting and mildly floral, with notes reminiscent of hot rocks/mineral, and some background notes that remind me of honey. Has a creamy mouthfeel that reminds me of a milk oolong. Excellent tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been drinking tea since I was a young, as a way of relaxing before bed. I ventured out from bagged, mass produced tea when I tried some loose leaf Earl Grey at the old man’s house years back. I’m still not too proud for the occasional bagged stuff, saving my snobbery for hard to find craft beer.

I gravitate towards Chinese black-tea varieties, Japanese greens, unflavored oolongs from wherever, and the occasional “I cant sleep” type of herbal teas. I signed up so I can keep track of the teas I’ve tried, and what I want to keep in my cupboard on the regular.

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