156 Tasting Notes

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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92

Smells like I expect a good 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.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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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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88

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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79

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86

This is a rich tasting, good tea. It kind of reminds me of a milk oolong. It has some floralness to. It is also vegetal, but not in a boiled spinach-like kind of way like I experience in some other teas. This is more nuanced and sweet. I’d buy more of this.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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I’ve been drinking tea since I was a whipper-snapper, 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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