446 Tasting Notes

drank Aged Dahongpao by White2Tea
446 tasting notes

This tea was from the monthly White2tea club that Christina and I are sharing. They put some fresh Dahongpao in to try before and after having this one. It was for learning purposes only so I am leaving my review of both with this one.

The fresh dahongpao was really sharp and strong of roast. I couldn’t pick out too much about the actual tea because the roast was just so strong. I can see why this tea is normally not sold so fresh. The wet leaves had a strong aroma of roast too.

The aged dahongpao has really mellowed. There’s the roast, still there but not in your face so much. it still has a good strong roast but it is smoother. I had a few infusions of this trying to figure out why some people love this. I just couldn’t pick up other notes even though the roast had mellowed. I don’t know how to rate this tea. It just isn’t my own personal preference; but I enjoyed trying it out, and comparing the fresh with the aged.

Rich

I tried this today. It reminded me of a good whiskey!

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drank Aged Dahongpao by White2Tea
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drank Clover Patch by White2Tea
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This tea is from the White2Tea club that I’m sharing with Christina. I think this is my favourite out the the package.
I brewed gong fu and could really smell the floral notes before tasting. There was a mild roast and a good strong floral note. There’s a bit of buttery flavor underneath the light roast.
I loved it from the first sip!

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Roasted

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drank Naturalitea by Yunomi
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I’ve had this tea for awhile and have enjoyed it , but never left a review. Had it stored in the fridge and it seems to have kept it fresh.

It tastes great. A sweet grassy sencha. A little bit fruity. It’s a deep green colour like gyokuro but lighter than gyokuro. It’s also organic-grown without pesticides. A big plus in my book. If I order from Yunomi in the future I would put this one on the order.

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drank Bi Luo Chun by Ebay ewirelessmall
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This bi luo chun is the best bi luo chun I’ve had for any of the bi luo chun’s in the 2015 teas. I bought it from an unknown Ebay seller and have been really happy with this tea. I’m upping my rating just because this tea is the best one in it’s class so far this year.

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I wasn’t looking forward to this tea. I haven’t had that much success with Dan Cong’s lately. Most times I just don’t get any notes and wonder what it’s all about. Tried a bit of the tricky brewing the past but never came up with anything like it’s supposed to be.

So I just brewed this Western Style – 2 min at 90C. I am loving it.

It’s so sweet with a bit of roast coming through. Finishes off with floral and fruity notes. Soooooo good!

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Roasted, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I have some that are like that too… hmm. have you tried steeping it gong fu method?

Ubacat

No, I haven’t tried it gong fu yet but if it was good Western style then it will be even better gong fu.

TeaBrat

Indeed. I may need to try this too. Difficult to find Dancongs that aren’t too fussy.

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This tea is not smoky. It is very similar to Yunnan Sourcing’s Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong of Wu Yi Fujian Black tea. I think this one is the better of the two (at least comparing the 2015 from YS). It’s sweet and malty with chocolate notes.

When I was looking on Ebay for this type of tea it’s very confusing whether it’s this type of lapsang souchong or the smoky one. I like both but prefer this one. I just wonder why it’s called lapsang souchong when I thought the name “Lapsang Souchong” meant smoky?

Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Sweet

Preparation
1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML
Ubacat

I saw your review on that tea but it might not be the exact same tea. I think your tea had golden tips in it.

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Haven’t had this tea in ages. This is the kind of tea you only reach for when you’re feeling like something really different – like today.

Last time I left a review, I enjoyed this tea but botched the brewing. I have no idea what brewing parameters I used then but today I went for gong fu. I enjoyed the tea then but I think gong fu brewing made a huge difference on this tea.

First infusion was only 10 sec . Got a bit of maltiness but it was mostly all maple sweetness. I’ve got a terrible sweet craving today and this is really taking care of that today.

2nd infusion -20 sec – Malty, bready, maple syrup Yum Yum! Delicious!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt, Maple Syrup

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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I’ve had this tea 2 or 3 times and have neglected to leave a review but it is delicious!

Dry , it smells so fresh with an amazing chestnut aroma. I like to just breathe in the smell from the bag.

I’ve just been brewing this Western style. Nothing fancy but it has a good nutty flavor with a strong buttery feel/taste to it. Very smooth and non astringent.

This is a pretty poor review for such an amazing tea but whenever I have this I am fully immersed in enjoying this tea.

Flavors: Butter, Chestnut

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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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