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drank Bai Ji Guan by TeaSpring
911 tasting notes

More backlogging! Whee!

The smell is super interesting. Grassy but toasted, floral, honeyed woodsy and chocolaty. The wet leaves have notes of fresh rye bread and… raisins? The liquor smells toasted but green – somewhat like Zealong Aromatic.

Oh the flavor! It’s honeyed, roasted, floral, green, creamy. It has a fuzzy, creamy mouthfeel on the front and a clean, slightly crisp aftertaste. There’s all sorts of lovely flavors poking out and swirling about in this tea. Green, floral, creamy, woodsy, toasty, grain-y, honey, fruity…. it’s really delightful.

The second steep is a bit more on the roasted than green side of the street. It’s still got nice floral and honey notes, but stone fruit pops out more, as well as a gentle roasted note.

Third steep brings to mind a slightly more typical wuyi with darker flavors and an air of mystery.

Fourth steep brings to mind a milk oolong. No seriously, it does. Lightly caramel notes over a soft silkiness. I should have kept the leaves. Why did I get rid of them before trying this cup???

Angrboda

I wonder what has happened to to our same-taste-yness. Looks like we had completely different experiences with this one. O.o

Auggy

Well, if I remember correctly (which could be in question since I don’t have the most stellar memory) our main taste differences seem to be on oolongs, with you going for darker and me lighter, yes? So maybe that played into it some? And it seems that we got a lot of the same notes but those carried over from the smell to the taste for me – maybe different cup sizes or something?

Angrboda

Ah yes, you’re right, it doesn’t really work on oolongs as much as on black. I feel much bettre about it now. :p

Thomas Smith

The latest version I’ve gotten from TeaSpring seems darker than the last I got from them (still way lighter than most Wuyi Yancha).
Happy to see Auggy posts again!

Auggy

Thank you! It’s fun to be back (and hopefully I’ll be around for a while this time!)

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Angrboda

I wonder what has happened to to our same-taste-yness. Looks like we had completely different experiences with this one. O.o

Auggy

Well, if I remember correctly (which could be in question since I don’t have the most stellar memory) our main taste differences seem to be on oolongs, with you going for darker and me lighter, yes? So maybe that played into it some? And it seems that we got a lot of the same notes but those carried over from the smell to the taste for me – maybe different cup sizes or something?

Angrboda

Ah yes, you’re right, it doesn’t really work on oolongs as much as on black. I feel much bettre about it now. :p

Thomas Smith

The latest version I’ve gotten from TeaSpring seems darker than the last I got from them (still way lighter than most Wuyi Yancha).
Happy to see Auggy posts again!

Auggy

Thank you! It’s fun to be back (and hopefully I’ll be around for a while this time!)

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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!

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