292 Tasting Notes

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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Brews a pale yellow. Taste is surprisingly roasty although I brewed it quite strong. The second steeping was better I thought with more of a puffed wheat taste without the extra roast (although I am not sure that this is actually roasted).
I saw after on teavivre’s website that the recommended brewing instructions were less than what I used so would use their parameters next time.
A nice non-caffeine drink!
Sample from Angel at Teavivre – thank you!

Kirkoneill1988

whole Embryo?

caile

Their description explains the process better, but it is the inner nutritious part of the buckwheat that is called the embryo as far as I know.

Kirkoneill1988

ok, i thought it was a mistransalation

caile

haha, I don’t think so..

Mikumofu

Tartary buckwheat is one of my favorite non-caffeinated drinks while in China, and it’s nice to see I can get it online too! It comes in two styles and the “whole embryo” is the less processed (and tastier) one.

caile

Less processed is good. :) And it is tasty!

Kirkoneill1988

i’ve ordered some from yunnan sourcing. it was ok

caile

I forgot I have some of the yunnan sourcing buckwheat as well. I really liked it. Not sure if they are the same but will have to have it again. I think it will be good cold too but haven’t tried that yet.

Kirkoneill1988

i really don’t know how to make iced tea :(

caile

Often I put the leaf I have already brewed in a jar, add cold water, and leave in fridge overnight. This way I get more out of the leaf and have a nice cold drink.
If I am just using tea leaves for iced tea, I brew it as usual, let it cool a bit, then put it in the fridge. If planning to add ice, then brew it stronger so the tea isn’t too weak as the ice melts. Or just brew strong tea and pour it over a glass of ice, and drink.
Another method people use is cold brewing which is just putting the tea leaf in water in the fridge for a day or so and it brews like that – very easy.
Give it a try. :))

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Wet leaf smells like old wood and earth.
Brews dark brown quickly.
Tastes rich and sweet. Hard to describe taste – maybe some dry cocoa, wood and sweet dates. Lingering mouthwatering taste in mouth. Very nice.

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Thank you for sharing this mrmopar!
(Not sure if this is the correct year/tea but am putting review here anyway).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
mrmopar

Yep you nailed the year. Correct, glad you liked it. :)

caile

haha, that’s good – there are so many different listings and years for some teas! :) I loved it – thanks! :))

mrmopar

Keep that wishlist current.

caile

I’ll have get on that :)

mrmopar

Yes please do :)

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Spring 2016, 175F, 60 sec, light leaf

Vivid green leaf with vegetal scent that brews a pale straw color tea.
Tastes sweet with mineral and very light fresh greens. Very soft and mild with no bitterness or astringency.

Thank you for the sample Teavivre!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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Scent of sweet spice, grains and potato.
Tastes the same with gently spiced sweet potato and a creamy, honeyed nuttiness.
Fragrant, full of flavor and delicious.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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I love keemun but haven’t drank any in awhile. This one is delicious. Mellow and smooth with a bit of winey malt and creamy caramel. Perhaps a hint of smokiness but minimal. Could drink this all day!
Thanks Angel at Teavivre.

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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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Brews a dark coffee brown. So sweet, rich and delicious! Hard to describe but completely smooth and mellow.
The last of a sample from a tea friend last year – thank you for sending this – I loved it!

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Wet leaf smells like wet autumn leaves.
Tastes: sweet and sour, moss, wet wood. Mild/mellow with lingering taste in mouth.

Thank you mrmopar – glad to try this!

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Kirkoneill1988

any other aromas/flavors?

caile

I can’t recall really. These are the notes/words that struck me but I’m not so good at descriptions sometimes.
It was good though! :)

Kirkoneill1988

heh. IIRC, i’m great at finding ways of describing flavors. (not trying to brag, just being honest)

caile

Your tasting notes are great! :)

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Gongfu, 5g, around 125 ml, 185-190F

Brews a slightly cloudy golden yellow.
Taste is beautifully sweet with a flavorful, savory fruitiness. TeaVivre’s description mentions sweet corn and I find this accurate – this is soft, sweet and mildly nutty without any grassiness. No bitterness. Lovely.

This is the first to try from a sample package of spring 2016 green teas that I won. There was a short delay in getting them as one of the teas wasn’t available yet, so they sent me a silk scarf as an additional gift! Thank you TeaVivre for being so sweet!

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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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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