100
drank Yunnan Golden Buds by Samovar
911 tasting notes

The leaves are so cute – like the smaller, golden cousin of Downy Sprout. And the smell? Like cocoa powder. I’m not used to brewing blacks at such a low temp but I’m gonna go with it because that’s what takgoti says the tin says and honestly, given how delicate and fuzzy the leaves look? I can see the need for cooler water.

The tea smells insane. I smell different things with each whiff. Honey, molasses, sweet potato, earth, cocoa… Buttered sweet potato pops up the most frequently with molasses as a close second.

Oh my god. The taste. It’s gorgeous and there is no way that my description will do it justice. First off, it is sweet – like raw sugar or molasses or cane syrup. Then there is a taste towards the back of my tongue that is basically sweet potato. Perhaps a sweet potato dripping in butter. But that implies a heaviness or thickness that isn’t there. Instead, this is soft and beautiful – like listening to a string instrumental. It makes me want to just close my eyes and listen to what my taste buds have to say.

The second steep (@3:30) is a little darker flavored… a little more sweet potato, a little softer on the raw sugar. Still fresh and rich and delicate and flavorful and beautiful.

This tea literally wowed me. More than once. Quite simply, it is beautiful. This tea is an experience. So. Good.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
teaplz

:O Another 100 for this tea! I have some of it, but I’ve been saving it up… this and the Four Seasons Oolong! Wheee for awesome Samovar! And you make this sound absolutely incredible. Seriously.

Teaman

Great job on the description! My mouth is nearly watering in desire to have some of this.

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teaplz

:O Another 100 for this tea! I have some of it, but I’ve been saving it up… this and the Four Seasons Oolong! Wheee for awesome Samovar! And you make this sound absolutely incredible. Seriously.

Teaman

Great job on the description! My mouth is nearly watering in desire to have some of this.

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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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