3 Tasting Notes

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I used 7oz of filtered water (tap, run through a Brita filter), boiled, then cooled to 190 degrees, with an infusion time of 1.5 minutes. I used one teaspoon of leaf.

The dry leaves have a rich and satisfying aroma. They have a nice balance of golden, brown, and green colors. Once brewed the leaves are small, supple, and continue to have a wonderful aroma. The resulting brew is golden, and has a wonderful taste. I can get a couple of steeps out of them, with increasing times for subsequent steeps.

This is my favorite blend at this point in time. The taste is incredible, the aroma is unique, and I have always enjoyed each steep. I don’t drink it often, but I keep looking forward to the next time I can brew a cup or three.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I received a sample of this yesterday. It’s good enough that I’ll keep some on hand from now on.

I used boiling water with a 15s rinse and a 30 second infusion (about 6oz water).

The taste is good. Earthy, slightly salty, and quite smooth. Unlike some other tuocha I’ve tried, this one doesn’t leave my throat feeling dry. It’s definitely more mild than the aroma indicates, which isn’t a bad thing. I am quite pleased with it.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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