354 Tasting Notes

Revisiting. I got a whole brick. Today I was picking out samples for my friend.
5g 100 ml gaiwan 200F
Rinse/pause/3/5/5/7/10sec
It is nice, bittersweet but mellow. Beautiful color. Leaves are huge. No tingling today
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0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Yang-chu

leaves sure are green.

tperez

Those MGH bricks really are a steal for the price

Kirkoneill1988

does ys have it?

boychik

This brick is made by Puershop .com

Kirkoneill1988

oh! just like ys has its own brand :P

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this tea is excellent. made gongfu method
6g 100ml glass teapot 205F
rinse/5/10/10/15/15/20sec etc
its rich, malty with stone fruit notes. Surprisingly no sweet potato note, i expected it. tell you the truth im getting tired of all Yunnan blacks having sweet potato profile. Nice and very potent.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Yang-chu

Hmm. I wonder if what you’re calling “sweet potato” is what I associate with yams. hahahaha. Actually, I’ve noted a bit of split pea in a few of them. I think it’s the umame.

boychik

I heard that sweet potato and yums are not the same. I never tried yums. They say its not popular in US supermarkets. Split pea-interesting. Maybe l’ll get this note one day;)

Kirkoneill1988

black teas are ok to me :D

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drank Oolong Supreme by DAVIDsTEA
354 tasting notes

this tea was free with my Frequent points.
Gongfu method
6g 100ml 185F
rinse/5/10/10/15/20sec etc
its is floral, nutty and mildly roasted(too mild for my taste;)
longer steeps bring astringency and bitterness. I suggest to prepare it Gongfu(pseudo gongfu if you dont have gaiwan). Otherwise tea is kinda flavorless and bitter. More leaves, less time.
It is a quality tea, just not my taste. But it was free, so no complaints.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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i love this tea. its so good.
Its fruity and sweet with some savory smoky meat notes. Smoke is not overpowering, i quite like it.
Gongfu method
5g 100ml gaiwan 200F
rinse/pause/5/3/5/5/10/15/15 sec etc
some bitterness shows up at 3rd steep but nothing major. in fact i like it, makes it more interesting.
This tea was a sample from very generous Steepster fellow. Im so glad to be able to try. Thank you so much.
I’d like to pick up couple cakes, the price is $5.50 on US site

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Cameron B.

Yum yum smoked meat tea! :D

DigniTea

I could not agree more. As you know, I am a big fan of this one and with Scott’s current sale you actually pay less than $5 for this little 100g gem – that’s unheard of!

Stephanie

Oh yum, sounds good!

boychik

Thinking of it makes me hungry;)

Kirkoneill1988

I shall try this tea someday

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drank Oolong Supreme by DAVIDsTEA
354 tasting notes

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drank Min-Pei Oolong by Sea Dyke Brand
354 tasting notes

Asian supermarket find.
I bought it more than a year ago. Several times made western. Boring. wanted to toss until today i found from Mark T. Wendell website its “grown in the northern Wu Yi mountains of China’s Fujian province, this oolong is a unique find. Its leaves are robust and twisted with a high aroma, typical for this special grade of tea. Min-Pei is light in character with a natural orchid-like flavor and produces a clear, bright amber cup color when brewed.”
Today i made it my usual Gongfu method
6g 100ml gaiwan 200F
rinse/pause/10/10/15/20sec etc
this tea is very good. Very sweet lingering long aftertaste. Roasty and sweet.
So glad i gave it a shot.

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
AllanK

I have an unopened package of Puerh from my local Asian mart bought about five years ago. Maybe if I open it and try it I will be as lucky as you. I love the tea aisle of my local Asian Market in Henpstead, LI. NOt too far from you in Brooklyn, called V&T Supermarket. Got a couple of half decent shous from them but nothing great. I did find a nice tea steeping mug for $5. It was similar to what the Pleasures of Tea was selling for $13.

boychik

Allan, that’s the place I got it from on Ave U. Haven’t been there for a long time. Perhaps I should ;). You are right about the mug, got mine around $5-6 . Very nice design.

mrmopar

You guys are close. And “Yay” Steepster seems fixed!

boychik

Not everything but I’m thankful. I cannot sort my cupboard but I’m so happy it’s running, updating, I finally can send messages. Lets keep it this way

sherapop

I never see loose oolong at Asian markets!

boychik

this place is huge, 2 floors. everything is written in Chinese. i wish i could come with someone who reads or speaks.

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I bought 25g sample of this some time ago.
I think its first time im tasting wet stored aged sheng.
its sweet and herb spicy. Also menthol pretty pronounced in the beginning. i pick up some earthiness, like dump soil, but its not much,some trace. its not unpleasant to me. had more than 6 steeps, color is orange tinted. Again, my steeps were very short, maybe if you steep longer color would be brighter. Long lasting sweetness. Coolness in my mouth remained for a long time.
I think i like it a lot.

Gongfu method
5g 100ml 200F
rinse/pause/5/5/10/10/10/15sec etc

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Cwyn

I have the 2013 brick, glad to know this ages nicely!

boychik

i got 2013 brick too. im just afraid it wont be able age the same. its humid in NY but is it enough? Anyway i think i will pick up 2005 brick. The leaves are black, no green spots.

Cwyn

Yeah looks like the 2005 already has the humid storage and doesn’t cost much more.

mrmopar

I got one of these somewhere I think. I liked it so much if I recall correctly.

tperez

Mmm, glad to hear you like it

boychik

thank you;)

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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