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drank Tan Yang Jing Zhi by TeaSpring
911 tasting notes

I’ve been saving this sample from Angrboda for a time that I could sit down and really enjoy it. I have decided that today will be that day.

The dry leaves smell like a smooth, cocoa-y Keemun. Post-steeping, however, it smells Keemun-smoky and toasty. But it also has a sour but perfume-y note that reminds me of used cat litter. Uhm, not cool. Thankfully, when it cools a bit that smell totally goes away, turning into a floral yet toasty note.

The taste is just like it smells –sweet and toasty. It’s really sweet in a floral way, like candied roses. There’s a toasted grain note underneath the sweetness but the sweetness is the dominate note.

Honestly, this is obviously a good tea – is so smooth and sweet – but I kind of miss the more rough and tumble MPD-ness of the Te Ji. I’m leaving this unrated for now because I think the rating I’d give it would be biased since I’m a little sad at how smooth and soft it is. But I think if I have this when I’m looking for and expecting tasty smoothness, I’ll be all sorts of in love with it.

ETA: The second steep (1:15) was very Keemun-y and tasty. The third steep (2:00) was more Yunnan-y. So maybe this tea is MPD, too. It just changes personalities each steep, not each sip.
2g/5oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

I agree, this one seemed more straight forward somehow. I was expecting major difference, and just got something sort like the Te Ji Light, or something.

Auggy

Exactly! But yes, this is Te Ji’s nicer cousin and I was expecting the same Te Ji taste but smoother and fuller. Still a good tea though, just not what I was expecting!

Angrboda

Yes, it’s a more refined leaf grade. In a very literal way.

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Angrboda

I agree, this one seemed more straight forward somehow. I was expecting major difference, and just got something sort like the Te Ji Light, or something.

Auggy

Exactly! But yes, this is Te Ji’s nicer cousin and I was expecting the same Te Ji taste but smoother and fuller. Still a good tea though, just not what I was expecting!

Angrboda

Yes, it’s a more refined leaf grade. In a very literal way.

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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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