226 Tasting Notes

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drank Yunnan White Jasmine by Verdant Tea
226 tasting notes

Finished off the last of this. White teas are not my favorite, but this was lovely, and I did enjoy drinking it.
Very fragrant, and a clean, crisp taste, with a bit of sweet spiciness. Re-steeps lovely.

Not one I’d keep in stock simply because its not something I tend to reach for.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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85
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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I haven’t had this in awhile, and am pleasantly surprised by how nice it is. Mildly fragrant, and tastes of malt, honey and a bit of raisins. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85

This is the first darjeeling tea I can recall having had in loose leaf, and was a sample pack I’ve had for awhile but hadn’t got around to trying.

Brewed leaf aroma is beautiful, and so fragrant of raisins and stewed apricots in honey. The actual tea in the cup aroma is much lighter, and more floral and earthy. Taste is floral honey, and a bit creamy and earthy/woody. Fresh, light and tasty, but quite different from the teas I usually drink, which tend to be bolder I guess.

A lovely light cup of tea which I enjoyed drinking. I wouldn’t keep this in my cupboard as there are other teas I enjoy more, but wouldn’t turn down a cup if offered.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Reviewing autumn 2013 harvest.
This is a really tasty green tea – sweet and a bit savory and toasty without any bitterness.

I’ve had the summer version of this as well, and if I can recall correctly, this autumn version somehow seems heavier and darker green in flavour as compared to the summer one.

I have a bit more of this on order, and will also look forward to trying the summer harvest again once that arrives.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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95
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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80

The first time I made this I used too much leaf and found it somewhat bitter. But when I made it again using less leaf to water ratio and a lower steep temperature, I had a delicious and fragrant peachy green tea without the bitterness of my first attempt. Not a lot of jasmine, perhaps just a hint. Re-steeped perfectly. Lovely and refreshing!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

I really like these, mixed 2/3-1/3 with straight jasmine pearls! SO GOOD!

caile

That sounds like it would be good!

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85
drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
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Verdant’s teas continue to impress me. This is the first genmaicha I have had and I really like it.
This has such a nutty and delicious aroma, and tastes like cheerios or puffed wheat with the sweetness of creamed corn and buttered beans. Satisfying and so tasty! Love!

Re-steeps with delicious results.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
226 tasting notes

Found I had one more serving of this in my cupboard so brewed it up nice and strong with some cream and a dash of maple sugar. Very tasty and full of sweet cinnamon and pumpkin flavor.
I enjoyed this and would probably purchase some again if it comes back.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Nightshifter

Me too! I wish it was back already. :)

caile

haha yes, it was better than I remembered. The last bit I got had lots of flavor!

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90

I wanted to compare this to Teavivre’s Premium version so brewed a cup of each and re-steeped both.
For some reason it’s difficult to compare them today, and am unable to decide which I prefer. I feel that this one is fruitier and a bit more floral, but I can’t describe the difference more accurately. Both are really good!

TheTeaFairy

This is my favourite Keemun! Never had the Premiun, but this one works fir me :-) I agree, it is very fruity.

caile

Yes, I really like this one! Will need to buy more!

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black unflavored, which I often drink with a small dash of milk but sometimes just clear.

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

I also enjoy Chinese green teas, and am currently exploring some pu-erh as well.

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

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