354 Tasting Notes

i was super excited when i got it yesterday. the tin is so fun, sunny and looks like spring. i found horse head finger puppet and for some reason i felt very happy like a child.
1tsp 195F 200ml pot 1min produced very rich cup of tea. golden brown in color, bready, molasses, tastes like cocoa, not too sweet.
2nd steep @2min i wanted to add 1 tsp brown sugar to see how flavors would change. it produced very satisfying cup of tea of melted dark chocolate. i like it either way
3rd steep @3min a little less flavor but still dark and strong. no sugar

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cocoa, Malt, Molasses

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML
boychik

3rd steep is so-so,maybe i should try shorter steeps

ifjuly

i think i’m going to make it an A&D day and try this one and red-tailed hawk next. it will be fun to compare notes!

boychik

I dont have red-tailed hawk ;( i was thinking to pick it at NYC festival. I always like to read your notes. last night i ordered some samples from ATR because of free shipping. I was reading your notes;)

boychik

i should do side by side with Teavivre. not today , on my way to pick kids fr school

JC

Sounds like a nice one! I’d recommend shorter steeps, you can balance it out by adding a bit more tea (so you don’t get weak steeps). :)

boychik

It is very nice. Yes I will do shorter steeps. Thanks for recommending to add more leaves

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i was curious to try this tea. turned out i had a sample of it . lucky me:)
Rinse, wet leaves smell of roasted buckwheat
1st steep 5sec pale yellow green roasted floral flavor,some sweetness when cools
I keep smelling wet leaves, such an unusual aroma, strong, hard to describe. its pleasant to me and even clears up my sinuses due to allergy
as it cools color changes, gets more intense like apple juice
2 steep 5sec color greenish yellow, still strong aroma. its not as sweet as i imagined. very unusual taste.
i steeped this tea numerous times, eventually it mellowed to nice sweet tea but i cannot say that my first steeps were favorite.
im not rating this tea due my complete inexperience.

7g sample 200ml glass gong fu pot

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 7 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
mrmopar

I think you did a fine job, I often have trouble describing in ways other than it tastes good to me.

boychik

Thank you, mrmopar. You are too kind.

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drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
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free sample with the purchase
its nice sweet floral buttery green oolong. pale green color. rinse, 30 sec/45 sec/1min
i dont think i would repurchase it because i prefer roasted oolongs. But i would never turn it down

Flavors: Butter, Flowers

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nicole

Buttery oolongs are my favorite kinds. :) Might have to look at this one.

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I’m in the mood for some dessert so I picked this tea. First time I tried it didn’t impress me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice tea but flavors were too subtle to notice. Just nice. Today I decided to make it chai style and it worked wonderfully. 8 min 1 1/2 tsp 175F 6 oz cup. It’s spicy and plum is quite noticeable . I really like it this way

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more 0 OZ / 0 ML

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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