417 Tasting Notes
This tea is a sample from very generous Steepsterite. Thank you so much.
I really really like it. It’s maybe hard to pinpoint all the flavors but its smooth sweet creamy some nice spice. It also aging well and has some orangish tint . I spent whole afternoon drinking it. And it’s a must in my exploded cupboard. I should pick it up on US site before it vanishes.
5g 100 ml gaiwan 200F
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Thank you so much for letting me try this gem.
this is a generous sample from DeliriumsFrogs – thank you so much.
Omg this is delicious tea.
made western 3g 8oz 205F. Its rich brownie type tea with some longan/plum notes and caramel. Its amazing blend without any flavoring added.
i really like it and it goes straight to my wishlist for Whispering Pines. Thank you Brenden for creating this blend!
3g 200F 3min
this tea is great. its chocolaty and earthy, some spice and touch of smoke, just a bit. some people who dont like smoky teas should not be afraid to try it. Not much sweet potato detected, just tiny hint.
For some reason this tea reminds me (i could be wrong)
Im so glad i picked this tea on the legendary 50% sale in July. it was a joint order and Marzipan made it happen.
Will pick it on next sale( i got 1oz size just to try)
I have a sample of very generous tea friend on Steepster. I had it several times but didnt log it, couldnt find since this tea has another name 2010 Haiwan Ultimate Flavor (thats how its sold on ebay and Aliexpress).
Made it last night in my 120cc Yixing. Used 8g 212F.
Let me tell you. this tea is everything I love in shou: rich, smooth, chocolaty, dried fruits(my favorite). by 3rd cup i felt so sleepy, and 5th did the job. Slept 8 hrs straight. Perfect. Now i need to get me the whole cake.
PS will continue tonight, lots of life left;)
5g 100ml 200F
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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.
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
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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.
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.
6g 100ml gaiwan 195F
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