417 Tasting Notes

drank Imperial Breakfast by Verdant Tea
417 tasting notes

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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.

Gongfu
5g 100 ml gaiwan 200F
Rinse/ pause/3/5/5/7/7/10sec etc

Thank you so much for letting me try this gem.

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

O my gosh, on my list this one goes! A 2005 won’t be there forever, that is for sure! Thanks for the heads up!

boychik

I just hope you like it. We all have different buds.

Cwyn

At my age, I don’t have buds anymore.

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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!

http://instagram.com/p/tskwLahwiW/

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

So yummy

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m SO glad you like it!! (although, it’s quite delicious, so I was pretty sure you would). You’re so spot on with the ‘brownie type’, too… mmmm! :)

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Western
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)
http://yunnansourcing.com/en/wuyimountainrockoolongs/2939-zheng-shan-xiao-zhong-of-wu-yi-fujian-black-tea-spring-2014.html
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)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dexter

Yummmmm – This is my favorite black tea…..

Terri HarpLady

The zheng shan xiao zhong from YS is one of my favorite teas that they sell :)

Sil

Love this one!

boychik

I love them both :)

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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.
rinse/pause/7/5/5/7/10 sec
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;)

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
Kirkoneill1988

is Hawaiian tea industry the same as Hawaiian tea factory? i’m guessing its not?

boychik

I think it’s the same but maybe name changed a little.

mrmopar

You can get this one of ebay as well.

boychik

Yes mrmopar, Dragon Tea House sells it. I found one on Aliexpress,$8 cheaper. Don’t know if I should get fr them or DTH? It’s like sleeping aid. 3 days in a row is not a coinsidence !

mrmopar

Try Berrylleb King Tea on ebay. Highly recommended. Most orders get here in about 10 working days. Good stuff!

boychik

Thank you for your advice , mrmopar. I will.

DigniTea

boychik – you must refer to Grandness on Aliexpress at $22.95, right? She is fine as an aliexpress seller and a sale is a sale. The only down side is that it often takes 2-4 days for her to stock the item before she can ship it (the inventory she has an extensive listing but limited capital tied up in inventory). If you can wait a few extra days, it’s worth it. Also, I’ve picked up several Haiwan items from her and they’ve all been authentic as far as I can tell.

boychik

Yes, DigniTea. That’s the seller. Sure I can wait, I still have nice chunk left. Thanks for recommending!

mrmopar

I will second Grandness also. Great seller as well.

Cheri

You sent me the 2008 Haiwan Ultimate Flavor…do you know if it has another name as well? (Loving it right now, btw.)

boychik

Cheri, i got it as a sample as well as 2010. so if you dont mind make a new entry for 2008 , copy whatever for this one. i couldnt find an entry, but its the same tea diff year. its very good , i love them both. i have a great mentor supplying me with great samples ;)

Cheri

I really, really liked it.

boychik

Oh my bad mrmopar. The entry for his tea exists Cheri.

mrmopar

No probs we all help each other! Much better than that facepage thing!

Cheri

Thanks!

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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
417 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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