382 Tasting Notes

Gongfu method
5g 100ml 200F
rinse/ pause/ 3/5/5/7/10/15sec etc
i sipped on this tea all day yesterday. its very good smooth solid sheng. Bitterness only at the end of the sip. Quite sweet.
i do like it. Perfect everyday sheng, maybe not too complex. But arent we need those teas that we just enjoy and dont analyze.

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

Agreed, I like some simple daily drinkers that don’t put me through the thought of “I need to save this rare tea.”

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drank Da Hong Pao by Harney & Sons
382 tasting notes

Recently i became obsessed with WuYi oolongs.
This is a sample i bought fr H&S couple months ago. The tea is expensive so i decided to rather try small sample. I was a bit disappointed ,its was only 5.4g in a packet and at least 1g of it just dust. Boo
alright, 5.4g 100ml gaiwan 195F
rinse/ short steeps
the tea is complex. Sweet, spicy, roast, charcoal, some floral in the background and raw walnuts. maybe a hint of dried apricots but its masked because of heavy charcoal. I did enjoyed it. i dont think i would buy it because i just not in love with it.
So far I really like Tao Tea Leaf version.

http://instagram.com/p/tlXiI0BwjC/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Kirkoneill1988

how much was the packet?

boychik

The sample is $5 crazy right? Next is tin 1.5 oz for $12. Since H&S local to me and this tea has such a raving reviews I wanted to give it a try minimally . It’s good but I tried better ones.

Terri HarpLady

I do love a roast wuyi oolong…sigh… I need more time for tea drinking!

Kirkoneill1988

@ boychik, I’ve seen worse :(

boychik

@Terri, as much as I love roast Wuyi this one masking all the other flavors and not enough lasting sweetness ( for me;)

boychik

@Kirk, I’m not too upset. It’s a first time I got dust fr H&S. I value this company highly, after all it’s my first company I started my tea journey

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harvest 6/14
I picked 100g on awesome July Anniversary sale.
I suspect this tea didnt have enough rest and develop the flavors, its kinda one dimensional. it is nice but not wow. based on all raving reviews i had high expectations. ok, i’ll wait. i will revisit it in a 6 months. thankfully i got a lot to experiment.
Gongfu method
6g 100ml gaiwan 195F
rinse/ short steeps

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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drank Da Hong Pao by Tao Tea Leaf
382 tasting notes

Yesterday I enjoyed gongfu session of this tea. its not my first try, but didnt log it for some reason. i picked 1 oz size with that crazy 50% sale in August? Marzipan organized that join order. it was an awesome experience.
back to the tea.
6g 100ml gaiwan 195F
rinse/ 5/7/10/10/10/15sec etc
This DHP is exceptionally smooth and sweet. Its not heavily roasted, so no ashy charcoal taste. wet leaves smell heavily of burnt sugar and caramel. Yum.

http://instagram.com/p/tYkxkBhwog/

http://instagram.com/p/tYlMSiBwpD/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Parsifal

Love the photos! Thank you fort sharing, the tea sounds lovely:)

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had this tea for breakfast yesterday. It was nice for a smoked salmon and egg. i was thinking a lot what to make but only EG came to my mind. The base is generic chinese black Keeman? with bright lemon -lime flavors. resteeps well at 6min

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Parsifal

Oddly I just had some black Keemun (or Qimen) tonight… about to write a little tasting review.

mrmopar

Smoked salmon YUM! My sister used to send me some when she lived in Alaska, smoked with alder wood.

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i really like purple teas of Dehong. This one is no exception. the taste is complex. Its like mix of smoked meats, raw nuts, maybe floral, but on the background. in other words it tastes savory to me. Some spice makes it complete.
Gongfu method
5g 100ml gaiwan 200F
rinse/5/5/10/10/15/20sec etc

http://instagram.com/p/taqZ5UhwlO/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Kirkoneill1988

is it similar to a dian hong tea?

boychik

Kirkoneill, I don’t think it’s similar. Dian Hong usually has sweet potato, hay, honey profile. This one is savory, spicy, nutty. I love them both.

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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
http://instagram.com/p/tEIm_Nhwrq/
http://instagram.com/p/tEJ7INBwtb/

Preparation
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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