579 Tasting Notes

I followed the steeping instructions from Yunomi for this one and it tastes like crap to me. First sencha I’ve not liked. It’s not grassy and fresh like most sencha’s. Just tastes old and astringent with a bit of bitterness. I’ve got some sencha’s a year old that tastes better than this. This is supposed to be a 2016 tea. Glad I only got a sample. Most others on here left a good review so I’ll try some different brewing of this tea before rating.

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Finally broke into this tea which I’ve had for quite a few months and haven’t even tried. Unfortunately , I was busy when I drank it and can’t leave a detailed review. I know it was really chocolatey and it went down pretty fast. :-) I’ll try to leave a more detailed review for next time but I do know I loved it!

Flavors: Chocolate

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Oh this is a fine cup of tea. Thanks to Verdant for their great Laoshan tea and thanks to LP for great blending. It’s like having a cup of chocolate in the morning. I wasn’t getting too much from the rice but my taste buds are not too awake in the morning. Next time I try this, I’ll make it an afternoon tea.

Liquid Proust

o.O I am drinking it this morning too! I was curious how the wild toasted rice would fair in the morning with it slight addition to the taste. I really didn’t think about it, but roasted rice and semi burnt toast have similar taste so toasted anything in the morning seems to be fine.


That’s true. That’s why genmaicha in general is just good in the morning or with food.

Evol Ving Ness

Ha! The whole world must have woken up with this in same thought in mind and in cup.

Tea people hive mind unite!

Liquid Proust

It’s a little odd to be honest, I literally woke up at 7am and made BBQ brisket scrambled eggs and thought ‘what interesting tea would pair well with this’ and I grabbed this… toasty chocolate bbq egg taste in my mouth; and I really like it :)

Evol Ving Ness

mmm. BBQ brisket scrambled eggs! Sounds delicious.

I am going to see if I can rally and wander over to the Saturday farmer’s market to see what kind of goodness they are cooking up today. Of course, I might need dark sunglasses and earplugs.

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drank Nan Jing Yu Hua Cha by Grand Tea
579 tasting notes

This is from a sample Grand Tea sent me when ordering my two white teas. Thank you Grand Tea for this fine sample.

This green tea is soooo good. Brewed up with a barely there colour. It’s light like a white tea but has that sweet green pea flavour and a bit of chestnut. It’s so fresh. It does remind me of Anji Bai Cha. This tea is so good I am considering ordering some of this (even though I just placed an order with Taiwain Tea Crafts). It is so light in the caffeine but plenty of flavour.

It’s supposed to be a bit floral. I didn’t get any floral but that’s all a matter of interpretation. There’s was a sweet aroma coming off the cup but to me it was like a fresh chestnut aroma.

Flavors: Chestnut, Peas, Sweet

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drank Cui Ming Green 2016 by Tealyra
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This tea is so fresh and sweet. Notes of chestnut and green beans. Very buttery and smooth. I love it!

Flavors: Butter, Chestnut, Green Beans, Sweet

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drank Rummy Pu by Liquid Proust Teas
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I am not a big fan of shu anymore. Funny thing is I started drinking shu before sheng. I liked shu just fine but sheng turned out to be my favourite. Yet, I was excited to try out this tea by LP because I love rum.

Wow! This tea is amazing! Rum & earthy! This is a slight sour note to it too. I don’t know if that’s coming from the rum or the pu-erh but it really comes together well. I am really amazed with some of the teas from LP. This tea is certainly a winner.

It probably isn’t the best tea for the morning since I have to be on the road soon. Will I get stopped by the cops with alcohol on my breath? lol I will save the rest of those leaves for the afternoon.

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Off my special diet today and enjoying some other teas I haven’t had in a whole month.. I have been having only 1 green tea a day. This tea was a bit of a disappointment for my first sheng in a month. It was very mineral, straw, and light apricot.

I like raw pu-erh teas that are closer to green teas. This one is okay but I prefer more fruity notes.

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Tonight I am drinking a tea brewed from a peppermint plant I bought to put in my herb garden. It was called Strawberry Peppermint and when I tasted the leaves I could taste strawberry along with the peppermint!

I dried a few leaves and am just having them now. It’s got a lighter peppermint flavour than plain peppermint teas and a light strawberry finish. Love it! I hope my plant grows really big so I can harvest lots of leaves for tea.

Flavors: Peppermint, Strawberry


That sounds so awesome. I used to grow pineapple sage. I wonder if I could make a good tisane from that? I had better hurry to the seed store!


There are some decent teas to be made from the herbs. I also have Chocolate Peppermint plant. It’s really tiny right now so will have to wait until it’s a bit bigger.

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2016 Sheng Olympics

I got 3 steeps into this tea today and hit my caffeine level. I can’t take much caffeine these days (another reason why I hardly have any black teas).

It was a really good sheng. I didn’t take any notes but each steep was honey sweet with woodsy notes. A bit of apricot too and a thick creamy mouth feel to it. Steeped at 90C , 10 sec or less each steep and no bitterness at all. I really enjoyed this one.

Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Honey, Wood

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My tea from yesterday.

This tea is a masterpiece. Not quite as floral as some oolongs I’ve had but it’s the way the floral blends into the whole picture. There’s so much in the floral aroma and taste. My taste buds are not as sensitive as some so I couldn’t name all the floral notes but osmanthus was definitely there. There was a sweet osmanthus finish with each sip. The tea was smooth and oh so sweet and buttery. I reminded me of a Tie Guan Yin but not a cheap one —a very fine Tie Guan Yin.

Really an amazing tea. A must try tea.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Osmanthus

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

so many good scores for this one.

Doug F

I don’t drink much Oolong but I might have to give this a try.


It really is the most amazing one from this company so far.

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Green teas are my favourite teas but I also enjoy: white, some herbal,rooibos, raw pu’erh, light oolongs, a little bit of black , and a little bit of ripe pu’erh. I have moved away from artificial flavourings and there’s hardly anything left in my cabinet with artificial flavouring or colours. It is mostly straight teas or tea blends.


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