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drank Jade Fire by Rishi Tea
911 tasting notes

I confess: I picked a little bit of this up from the store simply because the leaves were so interesting. Tightly rolled and so shiny! I haven’t had anything like it before.

It smells both grassy and honeyed, like it can’t decide if it wants to be a Japanese or Chinese green. Tastes quite a bit like sencha but with only a hint astringency and without the hint of turning bitter if I leave it in the cup for too long. As it cools, a more Chinese green taste comes out… I’m getting a honey taste that isn’t quite honey… I’m guessing the pinecone taste they mention? Don’t really get the orchid except for the fact that it is sweet and fresh tasting (not quite floral). I don’t get the briny taste I normally do when I drink Chinese greens. This is actually quite nice.

ETA: The second steep at 3:15 is crazy bitter/salty and the aftertaste is like I just swallowed a mouthful of ocean. I make a face each time I sip it. The rating gets dropped for not having a good second steep.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
teafiend

So happy I’m not the only one who impulse buys items because they are shiny. Eww, salty tea sound nasty, but so does pine…

Jillian

So is it a gunpowder tea?

Auggy

@teafiend: I’m all about impulse buying tea – or shiny things!

@Jillian: No clue but maybe? The leaves look the same but I’ve never had gunpowder except in a blend and this wasn’t smoky like I understand gunpowder is supposed to be…

Okay, I was curious, so I searched and found this "The shape of Jade Fire is similar to gunpowder tea but it is considered by experts to be a much more refined and higher quality tea. " (http://www.peliteas.com/green/g_jade_fire2.html)

Jillian

Cool, thanks. :)

Auggy

NP. I love that there is so much stuff to learn – pretty much guarantees that I’ll never get bored with tea!

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teafiend

So happy I’m not the only one who impulse buys items because they are shiny. Eww, salty tea sound nasty, but so does pine…

Jillian

So is it a gunpowder tea?

Auggy

@teafiend: I’m all about impulse buying tea – or shiny things!

@Jillian: No clue but maybe? The leaves look the same but I’ve never had gunpowder except in a blend and this wasn’t smoky like I understand gunpowder is supposed to be…

Okay, I was curious, so I searched and found this "The shape of Jade Fire is similar to gunpowder tea but it is considered by experts to be a much more refined and higher quality tea. " (http://www.peliteas.com/green/g_jade_fire2.html)

Jillian

Cool, thanks. :)

Auggy

NP. I love that there is so much stuff to learn – pretty much guarantees that I’ll never get bored with tea!

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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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