280 Tasting Notes

Spring 2016 harvest
I have had this in the past and had found it slightly savory, but this harvest is pure sweetness. It has the aroma of freshly cut hay, and tastes of corn, sweet tiny peas and floral melon. A lovely and delicate, airy nectar.
Brewed lightly in teapot, which was perfect.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Wet leaf reminds me of an old abandoned, falling down barn with perfectly clean sun-bleached wood.
Taste is very sweet and smooth with a dark forest woodiness. So nice!!!

Thank you dear teafriend for sharing this sample!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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Autumn 2015 harvest
Tastes of sweet potato, honey and malt, spice and floral. A hearty and satisfying cup when brewed strong, which also brings out some tannins in the cup.

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 g

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drank Black Gold by Mandala Tea
280 tasting notes

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Leaves are fragrant of sweet hay, honey and spice. Brews a clear golden yellow – amber.
Tastes smooth, mild, sweet and slightly spicy floral. Pleasant soft/slippery mouthfeel.
Very enjoyable and easy to drink. Re-steeps many times.
5g, 110ml, 185F, 60 sec
Thank you for sending this, Angel!

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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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Spring 2016
Dry leaf has the scent of sweet and salty dry-roasted green peas which carries over into the wet leaf and brewed tea. Leaf is moss green and fluffy.
Brewed tea color is yellow. Taste is salty, vegetal and slightly nutty. Extremely tasty and flavorful, although it isn’t my favorite.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Vegetal, floral bitterness and some fruity earthiness; tingly astringency with lingering sweetness. Later steeps become creamy sweet throughout.

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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Lovely leather, tobacco and mineral notes. Best with ample leaf and cooler temp.

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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Beautiful. Sweet notes of dried fruit/raisin, chocolate/malt/rye bread with the very tiniest hint of floral earthiness. Smooth and flavorful.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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Love of tea.
Black tea is probably my favorite.

I also like both raw and ripe puerh and exploring those more. I enjoy Chinese green teas once in awhile, and also some oolongs.

Enjoying finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut, caramel, bitter
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice

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