8 Tasting Notes

75

Another cup today, using a 6oz thin-walled porcelain gaiwan I drink about 2 liters. 1 1/2 tbsp of rolled leaves will fill the entire cup! Otherwise, the qi of the oolong is subtle, probably because the tea is of a cheaper quality.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75

A tea that I have had much experience with. 2tbsp, brewed in gaiwan, I gave away the first steep to a coworker. Decant into a separate gaiwan for cooling and consumption. A nice tea that unfolds into a somewhat sweet liquor that is somewhat fruity.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75

Drinking this in the “Wu Yi” style with a bunch of tea leaves stacked up (3 tbsp dry!) in a gaiwan makes a smooth, somewhat herbal, very slightly fruity, and malty cup that gives way to an overall sweetness. Unlike some Taiwanese oolongs, this is more of a relaxing tea.

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

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drank Red Rooibos by Tea Au Lait
8 tasting notes

chocolatey, doesn’t really need any sweetener, but best taken while hot or iced

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75

Compared to the premium loose leaf English Breakfast tea from Twinnings, this one is noticeably less bold but still lives up to its moniker. This tea went fairly fast, and I haven’t had the opportunity to purchase more yet. Great with milk and sugar during the day.

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75
drank Verona by Tea Au Lait
8 tasting notes

2 tsp with a liter of hot water, steep for 4-5 minutes inside of Thermos. Very easy to steep too strong, it will make it taste quite terrible. Good with or without sugar, excellent fragrance.

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