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293 Tasting Notes

91
drank Gong Fu by Zhi Tea
293 tasting notes

Day #2. I brewed up one tablespoon in the one cup Yixing pot. Much better than last time. I think I have to add more leaves to achieve the taste I know this tea can deliver….

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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83

I gave this Wulung the cold water brew in the Mason jar. The result was a delicious nectar of the Gods….

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91

After reading several notes about this tea I decided to brew it for 8 minutes with 1 teaspoon in a filtered cup. A very satisfying tea. Rich yet mellow. A very good afternoon or evening tea. I did not detect smoky flavors.

Kashyap

but did you pick up deep plum notes?

Charles Thomas Draper

I will tell you in my next brew….

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91
drank Gong Fu by Zhi Tea
293 tasting notes

My first purchase from Zhi. I brewed up a pot with two spoonfuls and steeped for 4 minutes. I liked it but I think I should add more leaves and brew it for 5 minutes. I think it’s too soon to rate. My 2nd infusion is brewing now…. Ok, I should’nt be so shy with the tea leaves. Stay tuned for brew2… ps, the pot was a 4 cup Celestial Seasons Sleeytime pot. One note on the first infusion: The nose, it smelled like Christmas, PINE.

Kashyap

standard cupping volume is 3-4 grams per 6-8oz, or one tsp per 6oz, firts steep 3-4 min with 195-200 degree water and follow up with longer steeps. Don’t know if that helps, but I’ve been using a gram scale with ounce options now for a year – snuggled away in my portable gaiwan bag- and it helps keep the usage and volume questions down and lets me concentrate on flavors at a consistent level

Charles Thomas Draper

Thanks. I will follow your way. It only seems logical….

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93

I cold brewed this one in a Mason jar. I feel you can really get the full flavor of a tea when it is brewed this way. The result was sublime….

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97

I did 2 infusions and placed them in a gallon glass bottle at room temperature. I then put it in the fridge. The result is truly the nectar of the Gods!

CHAroma

My grandma always called water the Nectar of the Gods, hahaha!

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The name says it all. It works….

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85

I personally love the smokiness. I tried to give my Chinese co-worker some and she smelled and said no. She had never turned my tea away before!

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I am an avid surfer, gardener, golfer and freespirit. I have been a tea drinker forever. Tea has provided me with contentment. I love White, Oolong, Green, Black and Pu’er. I do not care for flavored tea and nor will I comment on it.

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