12 Tasting Notes

Was really happy to give this tea a try along with the Slumbering Dragon, thanks for the samples Glen and Lamu :).

This tea had a really pleasant aroma that was both sweet and vegetal and I also was able to pick up the aroma of edamame that was mentioned.

As for the taste its quite easy to realize how fresh this tea is, the first couple of steeps reminded me a bit of a fresh green tea but I was able to pick up some nice sheng flavors that became more pronounced after the first couple of steeps(was able to get a total of around 10 steeps). I was quite surprised at how smooth this tea is for being so young, but it wasn’t too flat either as it had some nice tangy/bitter flavors as well. I would definitely consider buying this cake and would say its definitely drinkable right away.

Flavors: Fruity, Green, Smooth, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Crimson Lotus Tea

Glad you liked it!

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Had this sample along with a couple of others from Crimson Lotus sitting around, decided to revisit them and review them.

I think this is a really good tea which is quite easy to drink with some nice sweetness. It seems to be a good representation of a nice light pu’erh, I would definitely recommend it

Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 59 ML
Crimson Lotus Tea

It’s that sweetness that drew us to this one. Now though after being aged in Seattle a year it has improved with a nice depth.

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100

Like the name says there are some pretty decent sized leaves that made it possible to get a ton of steeps out of it. I don’t drink a ton of loose pu’erh(usually cakes) but this one is really amazing and is one of my favorites at the moment. But I only really make it when I have time to sit down and steep it all the way out, anything else would seem a waste to me.

Flavors: Earth, Leather, Sweet, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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100

A very solid tea for a really good price, also quite easy to brew. It brews up nice and dark and has a pleasant sweet creamy flavor and it. Got three solid dark steeps and it was still quite enjoyable after. I would definitely recommend this one, as I am considering getting some for myself.

Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Earth, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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100

A very nice tea for its price, has a very nice sweet vanilla/cocoa aroma. First couple of steeps brew up rather sweet. It balances out nicely after the first few steeps, was able to steep this quite a few times. Would definitely make a good daily drinker, although I didn’t really enjoy the first few steeps.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 2 OZ / 60 ML
Kirkoneill1988

i tried this before i think

Tommy2_morrow

Yea I checked and I guess you have, I got this one from last months tea of the month club.

Kirkoneill1988

was it a full review? i forget if i did one or not

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100

This is one of my daily drinkers its everything I’d want out a shou pu’erh around this price half about half of a cake left and hopefully I can find something similar to replace it with. It brews up really smooth and dark has a decent balance of sweet and earth flavors. With I higher leaf to water ratio I am able to bring out quite strong flavors.

Flavors: Earth, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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100

Brews up quite dark with a very pleasant up front sweetness along with notes of earth and a bit of smokiness. I’d say its a good tea to brew in larger amounts, its smooth and easy to drink would be good for someone newer to pu’erh.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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100

A very pleasant green tea very aromatic, brews up quite light. Tastes surprisingly strong for its color super smooth and grassy, with a lingering sweet after taste. Experienced a tad of bitterness/astringency after the first brew but nothing too extreme. Overall just a really good green tea would probably be good for an everyday sort of tea.

Flavors: Grass, Sweet, Umami

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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100

A very good everyday tea, super easy to brew and quite flavorful even when made with boiling water.

Flavors: Grass, Sugarcane

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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