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This is a very interesting tea! I got a 10g sample of it from Norbu. The tea uses jin xuan (milk oolong) source materials but is processed like a green tea. I wonder if this is how that other tea from the Bird Pick is processed too? Anyway, the leaves here are a bit longer and wiry and not rolled. There are some stems in the tea but that’s the way the Taiwanese drink it, I have heard.

I steeped this for about 3 minutes at 180F. This tea has a very creamy and fresh green flavor. I am also picking up on a bit of a floral quality here. It’s nice and gentle and pretty delicious! Breakfast this morning is a bowl of bananas and raspberries and this is a nice accompaniment. It’s not as buttery as the Bird Pick tea but I am finding it very pleasant. I think this would be a very popular tea if more people tried it – give it a shot! The samples from Norbu are a bargain.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

It’s been a long time since I have had any Norbu Teas in my stash! Reading all of your tasting notes makes me ponder an order :)

TeaBrat

I am enjoying my teas from them, a lot!

TeaEqualsBliss

I especially used to like their oolongs and some pu-erhs – they really shine in those teas!

TeaBrat

Do you remember which pu-erhs you liked? I have the ye sheng wild tea log but haven’t tried it yet.

TeaEqualsBliss

I can’t remember them all but I do recall the Lao Mansa Sheng Pu Erh – it was when I was first getting into pu erhs and it was mellower one to handle at the time. I think my Norbu Pu Erh experiences were about 2 years ago :)

Missy

ohhh a mellow pu erh. I shall have to look that up for my journey into pu erh. :D

ScottTeaMan

I will try Norbu…….eventually! I’m trying to reduce my current stash a little.

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TeaEqualsBliss

It’s been a long time since I have had any Norbu Teas in my stash! Reading all of your tasting notes makes me ponder an order :)

TeaBrat

I am enjoying my teas from them, a lot!

TeaEqualsBliss

I especially used to like their oolongs and some pu-erhs – they really shine in those teas!

TeaBrat

Do you remember which pu-erhs you liked? I have the ye sheng wild tea log but haven’t tried it yet.

TeaEqualsBliss

I can’t remember them all but I do recall the Lao Mansa Sheng Pu Erh – it was when I was first getting into pu erhs and it was mellower one to handle at the time. I think my Norbu Pu Erh experiences were about 2 years ago :)

Missy

ohhh a mellow pu erh. I shall have to look that up for my journey into pu erh. :D

ScottTeaMan

I will try Norbu…….eventually! I’m trying to reduce my current stash a little.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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