8 Tasting Notes

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drank Da Hong Pao by Camellia Sinensis
8 tasting notes

Brought from a fried visiting her relatives in China. A dark and rich wolong with a distinctive aroma that portends a strong flavor, but when tasted the tea is surprisingly smooth.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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67

Refreshing! Can rebrew many times.

I need to get another bag and try this tea again.

After brewing this tea with a normal 2-3 minute teapot method I wasn’t that impressed. It was too mild and I didn’t quite get it. After seeing Seven Cups video on Facebook about brewing in a glass and just keeping the leaves in the water I was much more impressed with this tea. It doesn’t get bitter and seemingly doesn’t really oversteep.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more

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78
drank Da Yeu Ling by Taiwan
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The dry leaves are very large rolled balls with stem pieces that open up into very large (2"+) whole leaves.

Color is a deep gold.

Aroma has a distinctively sweet pumpkin pie character!

Flavor is rich with lots of depth, but not the kind associated with highly oxidized wulongs. The pumpkin character still comes across. There is a think mouthfeel and smooth rich lingering aftertaste.

I really like this wulong a lot.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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69

I’m still trying to wrap my head around all the different kinds of Long Jing. This is my frist time (knowingly) trying Shi Feng. The leaves are very very flat and consistant dry. Beautiful to look at wet. They are very whole with minimal torn or broken pieces.

I’d say it’s lighter and crisper tasting with a milder aroma then other Long Jings I’ve had, such as Peet’s. The color is pale gold.

It’s very refreshing and really satisfies my Long Jing craving. I’d go as far as saying it’s the best Long Jing I’ve had, although I’d like to do a side-by-side tasting someday to prove that.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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82

Another Solid Wulong from Camellia Sinesis. Complex, fresh, on the green side. Coconut oil aroma. Full flavored and thick mouthfeel. I really like this tea lot. I did rank the 2012 Dong Ding Mr Chang a bit higher.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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60

Smooth and clean tasting. Refreshing. Not very complex. Very cool that’s it’s all buds…no open leaves. Good tea to turn on new green tea drinkers.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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89

This is up there as one of the best Oolongs I’ve tried. Very floral.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Alishan Oolong by Ten Ren
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Actually found this tin laying around the office unwanted. Enjoyed it many times and happend to look it up one day during an Oolong phase of mine in Jan 13. I was surprised to see how expensive it was. As a reference price Adagio sells it for $34 for a 3oz bag ($.91/cup).

Golden yellow color. Rich flavor. I can’t brew it enough times in the day to get it to weaken. Still very rich and strong on the 7th brew!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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