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drank Pu-erh by Golden Moon Tea
911 tasting notes

Three minutes seems short, but it says 2 – 3 so I’m gonna give it a shot.

The dry leaves smell lovely. Earthy and smooth and a little sweet. No fish to be found so fingers crossed.

My first thought upon smelling the wet leaf was ‘seaweed’. But not exactly. Kind of like… dirt-covered, boiled wakame. The tea itself smells sweet but there is an undertone of… not quite fish but something oceanic or seafood-ish in it. But the dominant smell hits me as dried sweet hay that has been rained on. This reminds me of the fish pu-erh so I’m nervous.

The taste is better than ROT’s. No sweet smoked fish. There are similarities though. But not in the bad tastes, only in the good. This one does have a weird aftertaste, though. Not weird, just… not expected. There’s actually a little bit of dryness that kicks in within the sweet hay flavor at the tail end of the swallow.

I’m not 100% sold on this one. I definitely like it more than ROT’s but it doesn’t come together quite as happily for me as Samovar’s Maiden’s Ecstasy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
teaplz

If Maiden’s Ecstasy is better than this, than I can’t wait to try it, cause I thought this was pretty damn good!

Auggy

I think there are a lot of similar tastes going on with the two teas and that ME just… melds better. For me, at least. I’m looking forward to trying the Palace Pu-erh since that’s supposed to even been better than ME!

takgoti

I’m really excited for you to try Palace. Carolyn’s earlier post inspired me to brew up a pot on which I am about to imbibe, because I got in my head that I am going to beat Lost Odyssey tonight.

teaplz

I actually think that once the boyfriend gets here I’m going to try some of the terrifying, unknown Dragonhell. That way I can get it out of the way and drink nommy things for the rest of the week/year/ever.

takgoti

Not all Dragonwell is bad! Maybe you’ll like it!

Ricky

Dragonwell was interesting, it’s salty!

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teaplz

If Maiden’s Ecstasy is better than this, than I can’t wait to try it, cause I thought this was pretty damn good!

Auggy

I think there are a lot of similar tastes going on with the two teas and that ME just… melds better. For me, at least. I’m looking forward to trying the Palace Pu-erh since that’s supposed to even been better than ME!

takgoti

I’m really excited for you to try Palace. Carolyn’s earlier post inspired me to brew up a pot on which I am about to imbibe, because I got in my head that I am going to beat Lost Odyssey tonight.

teaplz

I actually think that once the boyfriend gets here I’m going to try some of the terrifying, unknown Dragonhell. That way I can get it out of the way and drink nommy things for the rest of the week/year/ever.

takgoti

Not all Dragonwell is bad! Maybe you’ll like it!

Ricky

Dragonwell was interesting, it’s salty!

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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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