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drank Lung Ching by Golden Dragon
911 tasting notes

I just got a lovely box from teaplz full of some fun teas. I have no idea why I decided to start with this one – I suppose I’m feeling brave enough to give teaplz’s ‘Dragonhell’ a try!

The leaves… are not so pretty. Broken and sort of old and sad looking. Poor little leaves.

Pouring the tea into the cup, the smell is kind of nice. Nutty and not bitter. The taste is weird. The first sip I was thinking “Hey, that’s not so bad.” And then I finished the sip and there was this… weird taste just expanded in my mouth. Saltiness maybe? Or a nutty bitterness?

As the tea cools a bit, there is a slight hint of sweetness and then that nutty bitterness that was showing up after the sip shows up in the middle of the sip. Though honestly, it tastes a bit better when I take larger sips. There’s a bit of sweetness to it. It’s more of a taunt though, not a substantial sweetness. Just a hint of “I could be better, see, but this is what you get.” Maybe a really low temp will make this one happy.

Overall, the tea isn’t horrible but it doesn’t have that much redeeming social value. It’s just sort of meh.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec
teaplz

AHHH ohemgee. I am stupidly excited that you have actually tried a tea that I have sent you! Like, bouncing off the walls excited.

Dragonhell! We pretty much had the same reaction to this one. I think it’s less than “meh” and sort of “eh.” I guess you decided to start with the worst (hopefully oh man, I hope there’s nothing worse than this in there waiting for you!).

Auggy

Yay! I’m glad to try tea you sent me too!

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teaplz

AHHH ohemgee. I am stupidly excited that you have actually tried a tea that I have sent you! Like, bouncing off the walls excited.

Dragonhell! We pretty much had the same reaction to this one. I think it’s less than “meh” and sort of “eh.” I guess you decided to start with the worst (hopefully oh man, I hope there’s nothing worse than this in there waiting for you!).

Auggy

Yay! I’m glad to try tea you sent me too!

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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!

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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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