292 Tasting Notes

5g, 75-80ml, 185-200F
Wet leaf – smoke and campfire notes. Pale copper brew.
Tastes caramel, cedar, wood, bitter. Some astringency on some steeps, with mellow earthiness appearing later. Very nice.
Thank you for sharing mrmopar!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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A delicious rosy tea – so very floral it surprised me; the second steeping was even better but just as fragrant and flavorful. Like a fancy afternoon dessert.

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Very fruity apricot fragrance, especially from wet leaf. Dried apricots, hint of smoke. Very nice!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Smooth, creamy with a very light cocoa-like sensation at the back of the mouth after swallowing. Very nice.

Last of a sample ordered awhile ago.. not sure that it’s still available.

Kirkoneill1988

i’ve noticed some shous taste like chocolate

caile

yes, I agree

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4g, 75ml, 200F
Rinse x 2.
Wet leaf – tobacco, sweet ripe fruit, plum, apricot, straw.
First steep seemed a bit flat but I think it was too hot?
Lingering fluffy sweetness. Sweet, pepper, floral, minerals (reminds me of some oolongs in a way).
Many steeps over a couple days and then cold-brewed spent leaves in fridge overnight as I often do. Thank you for sharing mrmopar!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 75 ML
JC

If you still have some of this one I recommend slurping the first few steeps. Now that you know it is subtle in the front you should be able to enjoy a bit more next time. :)

caile

That is so interesting and helpful JC. Does slurping sort of cool the tea in the mouth? I always find that if tea is too hot it is hard to taste and that’s what I thought it might be in this case. I don’t have anymore of this one but its on my order wishlist for at least another sample. I will use the slurping technique though for other teas and see if it helps.

JC

Is more like aerates the tea in your mouth. Also if it is too hot let it rest a bit more or even try to do ‘high pours’ to cool the liquor from the Gaiwan to the pitcher and from the pitcher to the cup. I don’t think it is a must, but slurping does help with more subtle teas. :)

caile

Thanks so much! I often pour directly from gaiwan to cup so I do have to let it rest but sometimes sip too soon. :)
I’m looking forward to trying slurping though and perhaps being able to taste more of the subtle teas/notes.

JC

It helps. I don’t do it all the times, but now I find myself doing for some teas that I just like slurping :P Is story to tell people, basically explaining ’I’m not being rude or lacking manners. I’m enjoying this the best way possible *slurrrrrp*’.

caile

Haha! I’ll have to find my favorite slurrrp teas too! I think I’ll practice on my own though before I try it with others although the explanation you give is great! ;))

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drank 2015 Little Walk by White 2 Tea
292 tasting notes

Clear pale amber brew. Fruity, some light bitterness. Very nice; easy to drink.

Gift from teafriend – thank you!

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Rinsed quickly a couple times in cold water the night before so it would soften up a bit and brew more quickly the next morning. Rinsed a couple more times with boiling water before short steeps. Tastes rich with wood and a bit of a lingering sour note that disappeared later and became sweeter and softer like caramel.

I brewed this several times over a few days and when I thought it may be done I boiled it in a small pot of water as there were still lumps holding together. It was surprising how intense a brew I still got from this – a very giving tea.

Preparation
Boiling
mrmopar

I always get 15 or more steeps from these. Like you said they go forever.

caile

It was great, and I was glad I did the boiling!

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Sipping down random teas in my cupboard.
I received a large bag of this last year from a teafriend as it had been on my wishlist for awhile. While I do not drink flavoured black teas so much anymore, I have nearly finished the bag of this.
It is quite tasty as far as flavoured teas goes and I can see why it was a popular one. Sweet like an almond danish. I’m glad I was able to try it – thank you teafriend!

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Love of tea.
Black tea is probably my favorite, but I also like both raw and ripe puerh and darker oolong.

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

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut, caramel, bitter
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