459 Tasting Notes

This is a sample i got with my recent order. Thank you so much Yunnan Sourcing

The dry leaves are gorgeous, long and twisted. Floral and hay aroma.
4.5g 50ml celadon gaiwan 200F
rinse/flash steeps/gradually increasing time
The tea is smooth, creamy, bitter, sweet, very little astingency. quick lasting huigan.
I was craving for some bitter sweet sheng and this one was perfect at the moment.



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Doug F

Stop! My wish list is getting too long!


you should get a sample at least. As a learning experience lol


i shall try this someday

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drank Tie Kwan Yin Oolong by Tea Ave
459 tasting notes

I got this tea because Tealizzy recommended and Teaave has free ship on everything till 7/31.
I thought its a great opportunity to try this tea since Im on roasted oolongs quest.
The package arrived 3 days later by DHL truck.
Everything was packed with a great care.

About the tea. i used my smallest gaiwan of 50ml which i find great for sampling.
did a quick rinse. 200F 15/20/30/40 sec etc
This tea is a fruit bomb. Peach, pineapple, nectarine,maybe something else . it is so juicy. the roast done well so no ashy aftertaste.
And i was resteeping it the whole evening, lost count how many steeps.
So happy i got this tea. also 5 tins . they are not only gorgeous turquoise color but also very tight fitting lids . They so remind me Tiffany&Co ;)




Flavors: Fruity, Peach, Pineapple

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Yay! I’m so glad you like it!


i love it. if only i had unlimited space and never ending funds.


Tea ave is good stuff

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I had it awhile ago and was pretty sure I left a review. Sorry.
I remember I had a very nice session with this tea. It’s smooth , fruity sweet and touch bitter which is really ties all the flavors together.
Many thanks to Wymmtea for giving me a chance to try their wonderful teas



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My apologies for taking such a long time to review the samples. I think I got 2 more left. Will try them soon.
This tea. Leaves are so beautiful, long , not broken, some silvery.
Usually I use Gaiwan for tastings but I decided on Jian Shui pot.
The tea is quite strong, some bitter which I really liked. I’ve noticed I need some bite to a sweet creamy sheng not to be boring.
The brew is pale yellow. It is fruity and floral at the same time .
I enjoyed it a lot and will continue tomorrow. Pretty sure it’s durable to last longer than 10 steeps.
this tea didn’t make me sleepy or tea drunk. I’d say it’s quite energizing

Thank you so much Wymmtea for the opportunity to try your wonderful teas



205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

Sounds positive.


All the samples I’ve tried were really good. It’s quality tea.

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drank Qimen by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
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As soon as I heard that Joseph Wesley has this limited edition for sale I placed an order for 50g. This tea is exceptional quality and taste. Each leaf is perfect thin curl. I made it western 3g 8oz 200F for 3min. The color was amazing bright orange. The tea is complex. It is even hard to describe. Somewhat floral, nutty. It is not heavy and would be perfect as breakfast or afternoon tea in summer. So refined. Doesn’t need any additions. Just perfect. No bitterness or astringency detected.

Next time I’m going to Gongfu it. I’m pretty sure it will taste even better. I would be able to pick up more notes.



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so happy i have this one too!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I keep procrastinating on this one. I really should just buy it, it sounds amazing.


I need to get more of this before it disappears :)


i had paypal money, so that’s the only reason i could get some. no more for me…so i may just not open it until it’s sold out lol

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drank 2015 Poundcake by White 2 Tea
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This tasting note for Baby Gourd i got with my June Club offering.

its soo darn cute. i felt sorry to behead it but i had no choice.
Surprisingly easy, it took me just few secs. i guess i was just lucky finding the right spot.

5g 80ml glazed shiboridashi 200F
rinse/pause/ short steeps
I like this tea. its sweet, smooth, thick, creamy, some bitterness later on but not major. And i got sweet aftertaste long after i finish drinking it
I think its enjoyable for pu head and safe for beginner.
Im very happy with my Club subscription. thank you Paul ;)






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Wait.. You didn’t brew the whole thing at once? Weak sauce!

Wait.. You didn’t brew the whole thing at once? Weak sauce!(I actually used very similar parameters and got very similar notes off it.)


I have no guts like Cwyn! lol So do you think i should use more leaf next time. Someone on IG tried 10g for 100 and said it was too much !


at 6g for 95ml it was awesome! :)


Na. I think you’re good. Pretty similar to what I use.

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i got this sample along with other tea i “won” on IG. I didnt answer the question 100% right but the winner was so generous and passed it on me. Tea people are awesomely generous!

Im a big fan of Yancha. i always eager to try since its so different and so delicious.
When i opened the pocket i was smelling it at least for 15 min. Crazy right? like i have nothing to do! but the aroma is incredible. roasted nuts and cannabis!
I had to look thru my window in a case someone was smoking a pot right outside. no, the street was empty, haha

my usual Yancha parameters
6g 100ml gaiwan, 195F rinse/ short steeps 3/5/7/10/15 etc

it is sweet, roasty nuts, some earthiness and mineral notes in later steeps.
i enjoyed it a lot.

Thank you Great Horse Tea for sharing this sample with me. Goes on my wishlist!



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This is a free sample from my recent order.

I’m not a huge fan of Dancong. its tricky to brew even though im super careful. In addition, I do not like florals in my tea. it must be heat or something but i woke up after late late nap with cravings for Dancong.

This tea is incredible. Fresh, green and not floral. The smell is intoxicating of freshness and nuttiness.
First steeps remind me green beens and young potatoes. savory delicious.
Later on it picked some spice and floral notes, but florals werent strong which is YAY in my case.

The tea was very refreshing, deliciously sweet. Thank you so much Scott for sending this sample my way. i would never pick it on my own.

To conclude, we should not drink only “comfortable teas”. we should try new ones, train our buds and perhaps discover new favorite.

Steeping parameters
5g 100ml porcelain gaiwan 195F
rinse/flash steeps/3/5/7sec





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Doug F

I like your conclusion. I almost never drink Oolongs, but maybe this tea will get me out of my comfort zone.


Doug F, that was my case. i drink pu, yancha and hongcha. but i think its like learning curve. we cannot get stuck in the same teas. it helps appreciate and pick up notes in sheng. this oolong is so weather appropriate. its more complex than green tea and it didnt get bitter. also i really like Taiwanese oolongs i picked from their new site Taiwan Sourcing. of course i only picked dark roasted ones for now ;) Delicious

Doug F

Yes, the new Taiwan site caught my eye. I know Yunnan Sourcing is known for their pu-erhs but I find their blacks and greens to be outstanding.

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This tea is a sample for review. Thank you so much WymmTea!

Im really impressed with presentation. each sample is wrapped with handmade paper with sticker attached .
Upon opening ive noticed very big leaves. Huang Pian are older leaves that rejected because they dont look pretty. taste wise they are sweeter and less astringent than perfect young ones. farmers usually keep them to themselves.
i enjoyed this tea. it is bitter sweet, clean and full of flavor. With longer steeps it develops astringency but i always try to stick to very short steeps especially with young sheng.

6.5g 70ml gaiwan 200F rinse/ short steeps

Thank you so much for the sample Wymmtea. it was a nice experience





200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 2 OZ / 70 ML

We just had this yesterday too! short steeps always work well for this puerh:)

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i got this sample for review – thank you so much Crimson Lotus tea.

When i opened the pouch it smelled smoky, grassy and sweet.
This tea is delicious. almost no smoke detected in a brew. just faint to make things interesting.
I enjoyed it a lot. many steeps yesterday and i continue today.
7g 80ml gaiwan 200F rinse/short steeps. few secs, i didnt time them.

Guess what ,my son was very curious and asked me if he can try. he had 2 tiny cups and declared it delicious. its easy to drink, no harsh bitterness often associated with young sheng, no astringency ( but again i kept my steeps short). lovely tea overall.

Im so glad i was able to try this tea, thank you so much Crimson Lotus Tea

PS no stomach issues i usually experience with young sheng. yay!!!






200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

Thats awesome :)

Crimson Lotus Tea

“Kid Friendly. No Tears Tea” :-D

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