417 Tasting Notes

had this mini tuo couple days ago.
Such a cutie. And delicious too. i think i liked it more than loose form.
Gongfu 100ml glass pot, 212F
2 rinses/5/5/10/10/10/15/15/20sec
its pretty resilient. Color is beautiful. taste sweet and rich, and creamy.
i have to pick more of them.
Thank you Garret for the sample, i enjoyed it a lot, as usual;)

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
caile

Very nice!

awilsondc

I liked the loose better myself, but this is such a young tea. It will be interesting to see how it does with a few years on it.

Cheri

I had this in the mini form first, and I really enjoyed it. I also bought myself a full size cake.

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drank Pu-erh by Harney & Sons
417 tasting notes

Another long forgotten tea. i found it while organizing my teas
Since the time i got it i’ve tasted some pu. so now i can compare.
This tea is not my fav. Gave two rinses (usually one rinse for me)
its earthy, peppery spicy with strong tobacco note. i was craving some sweetness, some stone fruits. nope.
i guess im just got spoiled drinking good sweet rich shou…oh well, cant like them all

Gongfu
7g 100ml 212F
2rinses/pause/5/7/7/10/15sec etc

Edit: l0-15 min after I finished my session I got this strong sweetness . Quite good. I will finish the tin but its not repurchase for me

Flavors: Earth, Pepper, Tobacco

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Sil

yay for tea organising!

boychik

thank you Sil! now its time for sipdows ;)

Kirkoneill1988

was it tea bag? the last tea bag of puehr i tried had a shrimpy taste

boychik

Kirkoneill, it is loose puerh, not a bag. its not fishy, just not my taste

mrmopar

Welcome to the “enlightened stage” I hit it also and found how much I have changed.

boychik

@mrmopar, Im so lucky sampling the best puerh! I think it’s good to have something so so once in a while to appreciate more what you have ;)

mrmopar

I agree 100%. Paul at White 2 Tea and Marshaln call it “tuition” tea. I know I have had my share of it.

Kirkoneill1988

even if it was fishy I don’t mind it. but that’s good its loose leaf :) loose leaf has better flavor in my opinion

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drank Lychee by Harney & Sons
417 tasting notes

today i was organizing my tea. its getting out of control, boxes, samples are everywhere. Im not done yet but i think it will help me find teas.
Made lot of discoveries. long forgotten teas… sigh
Ok. this tea is simply delicious. lychee flavoring is not artificial, base is nice, chocolatey creamy smooth.
205F 3g 8oz 3min
resteep was great. 212F @7min

I’m not done w/organizing. Simply run out of boxes ( I had 20)

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Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Lychee

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
caile

Everything looks so neatly organized- nice job!

boychik

Thank you calie. Not yet. but i have to finish this project soon. it doesnt include my pu stash.

Inkling

Wow…looks like a huge project!

boychik

Inkling, if only you knew the real size of the project

Kirkoneill1988

what is lychee?

mrmopar

Wow superb job on that!

boychik

@mrmopar, thank you. I’ll post a final pic. Hopefully soon
@Kirkoneill, lychee is a fruit, reminds me taste like skinless grapes and raw nuts

Inkling

Well, it looks like you’re doing a great job getting it all organized! :)

Kirkoneill1988

well its defiantly true that one learns something new every day :) thankyou for explaining about what it is :)

Cheri

I like a good lychee tea.

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drank Caramel & Rum by Lupicia
417 tasting notes

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Flavors: Mint, Oak wood, Spicy, Sweet

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drank Yi Mei Ren by Yunnan Sourcing
417 tasting notes

Gongfu method
5g 100ml gaiwan 205F
Rinse/pause/10/10/15/15/20sec etc
Revisiting this tea, but couldn’t find my previous note. It’s very nice. Chocolaty, lychee aroma, some muscatel notes, raw nuts. It reminds me Ai Lao Mtn teas or even Taiwanese teas. Delightful.

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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