1979 Tasting Notes

drank Wenshan Baozhong by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

I have neglected my oolongs! I am going to remedy that right away and try to have at least one per week.

This is a very light-colored cup of tea with a definite floral aroma. The flavor very much reminds me of the liquid from vegetables that have been cooked with butter. Though I smell the floral aroma I do not taste it as I do with Wild Forest Oolong. This is an incredibly smooth tea, and I finished the whole 22 oz. Beehouse teapot quite by myself! I am finding oolongs very relaxing.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Paul M Tracy

So I’m not the only one that occasionally picks up “buttered squash.”

ashmanra

Indeed! I have heard some people make bok choy references as well, but I am more familiar with buttered squash!

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

Again! And I only have enough to make one more pot. This is already in my basket for the next Harney and Sons order. You can’t run out of Queen Catherine.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
JacquelineM

Absolutely not :)

ashmanra

Thank goodness a friend got addicted to it at my house and keeps a pound bag around. If I run out before my order gets here, we can trade a few ounces of tea!

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drank Da Hong Pao by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

The resteep – now it is really nutty! I taste walnuts, lightly toasted ones! It is possible (probable) that it doesn’t taste nuttier than before, but rather that some of the sweet and floral notes have diminished and the nuttiness is more noticeable. This is quite good, and I can see myself possibly becoming more of a oolong drinker in time….

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Da Hong Pao by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

I have been wanting a nice oolong ever since my last trip to Teavana where I tasted a very nice sample they were serving. I pulled this one out today not even remembering what it tasted like, it has been so long since I had it!

There is a mineral quality that reminds me of a puerh, though the flavor does not. It is sweet and mellow, but not weak. It has great body and is really lovely. Today has been a bit challenging with the radiation burns plaguing me. This oolong helped soothe my tense body – I drank a whole 18 ounce pot of it. I plan to resteep these leaves, too. I need some additional mellowing! :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Lots of hugs, wishes for rest and recuperation. You’re sooooo close to being done :)

ashmanra

Indeed! I now have only one treatment left!

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drank Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

A lovely vanilla tea for this afternoon! It tastes great sans additions, but is also very nice with sugar and/or milk.

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

When I need to serve a tea for people who don’t drink tea, this is the one I turn to. It is very well liked even by the coffee drinkers. I love JacquelineM’s suggestion to make it with water just below boiling to avoid any bitterness. It is delicious, and the temp tweak improved it even more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Indian Spice by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

Tea party was extra special today, as our usual guest was absent for two weeks and we were excited to be back on schedule! We prepared Indian Spice according to the chai directions in the tin. Lovely and sweet, it tastes like liquid pumpkin pie to me because of the cardamom, and I think there must surely be nutmeg in there as well.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

Tea party day! This was exquisite, as always. Rich, round, full, sweet – this is the best tea ever!

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

I was saving Catherine for my radiation boost, which is now on day 2 of 5. Sometimes I need her firm but encouraging strength, and I am nearly out so I have been rationing this one until my next Harney order. Ahhhh, how I have missed you! This is a delightful cup. Slightly, only ever so slightly smokey. Full-bodied, rich, smooth Chinese teas. There is no bitterness, no astringency, just a cup of delight! Time to put in that Harney and Sons order I have been holding off on….

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1979 tasting notes

This was served for tea party today, and the aroma drew an immediate reaction. It does smell sooo good! The cranberry high note is rounded by a full, deep almond or amaretto scent and flavor. So nice! I drank it sans additions, guests took it with milk and sugar. Everyone liked it, even the children but they are seasoned tea drinkers! Why don’t I make this more often?? I am glad mrawlins brought it to my mind so I could suggest it for today’s offerings. Many thanks to my little barista, my youngest daughter, who makes all the teas and prepares the dessert plates for our tea parties!

Mike Harney, you done good! :)

Preparation
Boiling

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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