1215 Tasting Notes

85
drank 2015 Pin by White 2 Tea
1215 tasting notes

Really cool wrapper on this cake! This sheng is on the light and sweet side, with notes of moss, linen, straw, hay, and floral. I found it quite gentle with a thick mouth feel. A nice light bit of dryness and bitterness that many pu newbies would like.

2015 Pin is quite different compared to 2015 2Late or Poundcake as it’s lighter. I got this tea with November 2015 White2tea club, and it says to try this cake again in a few months once the excess water in it goes away. That said, these tasting notes may change.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/november-white2tea-club-2015-pin-tea-review/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
Christina / BooksandTea

I found that this tea was a bit bitter using my usual steeping parameters. I’m going to try sometime later with 85C water.

Oolong Owl

Checking, you leafed less and did a lower temp (194f). I’m thinking your steeps were much longer than mine. Or very well could be I’m getting used to bitter sheng.

boychik

Maybe it has slight bitterness but I almost haven’t noticed.

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80

A spicy chocolate tea! I love hot food and this tea has firey bite at the end. The flavor is chocolate with cinnamon over a light malty roasty base. The spice peaks at the end for a nice chili finish. It’s a medium hot tea, a good one for heat lovers or people who want more kick to their chai. If I had more I would of made it as a latte, I think this tea would of been even better!

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/spumoni-green-tea-and-mexican-hot-chocolate-from-a-quarter-to-tea-tea-review/

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90

Finally a Spumoni tea! I’ve been waiting for one and suggesting it for years and finally we have one!

This green is was very heavy on the pistachio flavor, then cherry, followed by a hint of chocolate. The blend was nice and creamy and the cherry tasted pretty natural. Very good, especially if you love pistachio!

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/spumoni-green-tea-and-mexican-hot-chocolate-from-a-quarter-to-tea-tea-review/

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100

NOOOO I wish I hated this tea as the price tag on it is high! Unfortunately, I love it. No wait, I hate it. I hate it so much that I need to consume it like a lust for revenge and blood like I’m a 90’s kung fu movie hero.

First off, cha qi off the charts. Maybe I should of made 3g instead of 7.5? I ran to the gym already and deadlifted 200lbs laughing like a maniac as I worked the railroad. Thankfully, it’s my birthday today so no one is questioning my sanity as I get a pass today, others think I hit the bottle early and needed a muscle pump before birthday dinner. But its TEEEEEEEa!

The flavor is freaking smooth, new born smooth with an aftertaste of pretty orchid floral and fruity green grapes. It’s thick and lubey (HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA) of a tea. That fragrance is the best though

I’m on steeping 10 and it’s not showing signs of quitting. No quitters here, just tea. RAWHHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Dammit, my eye makeup is crooked.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 tsp 3 OZ / 90 ML
Kristal

Happy birthday!

Daylon R Thomas

Happy birthday! I really wanted to try that one, at least a sample just because of the price…

mrmopar

Happy birthday!

CharlotteZero

Happy Birthday!

Roughage

Happy birthday. :)

__Morgana__

LOL, great note. Now I really want to try this. And a belated happy birthday!

Cathy Baratheon

omg I want this now

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85

An good daily drinker and probably a good intro to ripe pu’er cake!

I got notes of bitter sweet, wet earth, cream, and mostly walnut. With each steeping the tea got more brown sugar sweet and nutty. Very smooth texture! I didn’t get much cha qi/ tea drunk’n so I ended up drinking this late into the evening. A very friendly, ready to drink, daily drinker ripe that is smooth and easy to chug!

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013-ontario-1357-ripe-shou-puer-from-whispering-pines-tea-co-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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80

To my surprise, this isn’t a jade oolong base. In my head this was going to be a green oolong but was greeted with a wuyi oolong.

It’s an interesting combo but the cucumber cantaloupe stole the show tasting just like the melon/veggie and being super refreshing! I wish I was drinking this in summer and it would do fantastic iced!

Equusfell

I know what you mean! I was not expecting a rock oolong, but i think it turned out quite nice though.

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90

Oh yeah this one is good! It’s pumpkiny, a little spice, maple syrup, over a creamy black tea. It tastes like a moist pumpkin pancake!

If you want a good pumpkin tea, this is it! GOGOGOGO

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/a-quarter-to-tea-tea-review/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Inkling

Ugh, would y’all STOP posting these amazing-sounding tasting notes for A Quarter to Tea??? I’m determined not to buy more tea until the Black Friday sales, but I am SO tempted to try this company out right now!

Oolong Owl

A couple of us tea bloggers got a 10% off coupon for A Quarter to Tea if that lessens the blow.

Kaylee

I’m pleasantly surprised by how good these blends are. I’ll probably go ahead and make use of that coupon code, even though I’m trying real hard to sip down my cupboard.

Kaylee

Also, I love Little Orange Tea Owl’s costume!

Inkling

Thanks, Oolong Owl! I did see that on your blog and will definitely take advantage of it if I end up caving and ordering tea from them.

fission___mailed

I am so tempted to try this tea!

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80

Yum, this tea has a good balance of blended flavor and tea base – the apple, nuts and spices don’t drown out the nilgiri black tea base. The tea is lightly spiced and has a tasty apple flavor.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/a-quarter-to-tea-tea-review/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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80

This is a different one – a tie guan yin with high oxidation and roasting. However it doesn’t come out like that – it’s on the light side, like a light roast oolong, with black tea notes. it’s pretty complex with milk bread, toasty, sweet, honey, clover, buttercup floral, bread pudding notes. No bitterness or dryness at all, so this tea can take abuse.

However, this tea lacks the richness and high roast flavor, as well as not much of a fragrance of an oolong. It doesn’t resteep as much as I hoped it would – 7 infusions.

Full review on Oolong Owl. A photogenic tea! http://oolongowl.com/tie-guan-yin-black-tea-from-sanne-tea-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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95
drank 2005 Rocket Yiwu by White 2 Tea
1215 tasting notes

This is a fantastic priced 2005 sheng, right now $88 for 400 gram cake. There are notes of amber, incense, camp fire, stone fruit, humid storage essence, floral potpourri, and orange. Lots of tea drunk in this one. I got around 14 infusions, so even more rocket fuel for your dollar. A good daily drinker for the daily tea drunkard.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2005-rocket-yiwu-sheng-puer-from-white2tea-tea-review/

TEAM ROCKET IS BLASTING OFF AGAIN!

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I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 573 Teas – August 2015.

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