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drank Sichuan Gongfu by TeaSpring
911 tasting notes

I finally got around to ordering from TeaSpring! Yay! It’s only taken ages. Since I ordered mostly black teas (just a few oolongs), my goal is to start my day with a new TeaSpring tea each morning. This morning, I pulled this one out of the tub o’ goodies, and I must tell you – I think I’m in love.

The dry leaves smell like a hot chocolate mix. Not just cocoa, but hot chocolate. There’s a sweeter smell to the steeped tea with a woody toasted note, too. All of which is really lovely, but it is the fast that really gets me. Sweet and syrupy and creamy with a super silky mouthfeel. The main flavor is of syrup – not quite maple syrup but a little more flavorful than the generic pancake syrup, probably because of the strong malt notes. Malt syrup? And there’s a lovely cocoa aftertaste. Not overly strong but like I’ve eaten a very nice dark chocolate just a few minutes earlier. And there’s a tiny prickle left on my tongue gives me the faint suggestion of pepper.

I have to admit, this is delightful. TeaSpring says that you can blend this with sweetened milk to make it taste like chocolate milk but honestly? Why would you want to cover up the lovely malt syrup and cocoa notes it has? I must go have another cup!

Updated: The second steep? WONDERFUL! The sweetness has shifted a little to the back of the taste, giving a stronger “normal” malt flavor up front and a delightful caramel chew-ish taste at the end with a faint aftertaste of toasted bread and a hint of that pepper-ish prickle.

Angrboda

And another one just zipped straight into my shopping list. It occurs to me that I’ve been considering this before. I wonder why I didn’t buy? Maybe the order had already got out of hand by then… No more tea purchases on this side of wedding however, so I have to wait.

Auggy

Hehe! Yes, I really think you’d like this one. It’s been a bit since I’ve had TYTJ (been out for a while) but this reminds me of a kind of dessert version of TYTJ – less smoke, more syrup. Not as nuanced but it makes up for it by being absurdly sweet and smooth.

TeaBrat

sounds lovely…

Auggy

Amy oh, It’s delicious! I gave me three very nice steeps this morning and I probably could(/should) have gone for another one.

ScottTeaMan

I only have good things to say about TeaSpring. I ordered a couple really selicious & fresh teas.

ScottTeaMan

that’s D….as in delicious.

Auggy

Scott, I’d have to agree – I’ve been nothing but impressed by their teas so far. Really quality stuff!

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Angrboda

And another one just zipped straight into my shopping list. It occurs to me that I’ve been considering this before. I wonder why I didn’t buy? Maybe the order had already got out of hand by then… No more tea purchases on this side of wedding however, so I have to wait.

Auggy

Hehe! Yes, I really think you’d like this one. It’s been a bit since I’ve had TYTJ (been out for a while) but this reminds me of a kind of dessert version of TYTJ – less smoke, more syrup. Not as nuanced but it makes up for it by being absurdly sweet and smooth.

TeaBrat

sounds lovely…

Auggy

Amy oh, It’s delicious! I gave me three very nice steeps this morning and I probably could(/should) have gone for another one.

ScottTeaMan

I only have good things to say about TeaSpring. I ordered a couple really selicious & fresh teas.

ScottTeaMan

that’s D….as in delicious.

Auggy

Scott, I’d have to agree – I’ve been nothing but impressed by their teas so far. Really quality stuff!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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