443 Tasting Notes

A treat from boychik

oh so smooth.

Some infusions seemed really sweet. Some seemed a little earthy. Some seemed both.

Rich and tasty.

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boychik

it makes me happy ;)

Cheri

Me too!

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Oh wow. Opening the sample packet, and I’m blown away by how beautiful the dry leaves smell. Rich and cocoa and sweet and delicious. That’s how it smelled.

The tea wasn’t as sweet as it smelled, but once I added a teeny tiny bit of sugar, it turned out pretty dang good.

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birthday tea!

Okay, it was harvested on my birthday, so that’s why I’m calling it birthday tea.

Open the packet…wow…smells………AMAZING. Rich, fragrant, delicious.

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The tea is pretty good, but not as great as it smelled when it was just the dry leaves.

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I’m not sure about this tea. The dry leaf sure is pretty. The liquor sure is beautiful. The aroma is outstanding.

The tea itself…it’s a tad too astringent for me.

It’s kinda bready, but not sweet at all. And now my mouth feels funny.

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donkeytiara

If it’s too astringent, try steeping a bit shorter time…. 3 min 30 seconds is sometimes good for the more astringent assams.

Cheri

I think I only did a 3 minute infusion as it was…. Ah well.

donkeytiara

musta been potent!! that’s a “hair on your chest” kinda assam!

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This sample I had from @boychik with a little bit from @Cameron B. thrown in for good measure….well, to get a good measure so I had enough to try it gongfu.

I really liked it western. I really liked it gongfu.

This was good. Very good.

Malty and bready, but very chocolaty and almost sweet. I didn’t get sweet potato from it, but I could see that maybe that was supposed to be there. (I think I got that when I had it Western…I dunno.)

I’m enjoying this.

I’m trying to stretch it out, but I think most of the deliciousness is gone.

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87

another tea from boychik

This one is goooooood.

Smooth.

Easy drinking.

And it gave me a really good calm that went a very long way today.

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85

This tea is nice.

I’ve got a nice, relaxed feeling going on.

I started at 205° and the tea was a little bitter. I dropped to 195° and the bitter is gone. Smooth, sweet, not quite fruity. I like it.

Tealizzy

I did that today too with another sheng. I think 195 is best. :)

Cheri

It worked out well. Some sheng do better at the higher temp, but I think this one did best a little lower.

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89

I love this little tea tray. It’s the perfect size for on my desk at the office, and holds my gaiwan and a cup. It catches my drips and sloshes. Easy clean up.

Cheri

I originally was just going to get the tray: http://www.musiccitytea.com/products/copy-of-gong-fu-tea-tray-a-personal-size

But I wound up with a set: http://www.musiccitytea.com/products/travel-mini-tea-set-with-bamboo-tea-tray-39-98

It really is perfect for my desk, fitting exactly in the space I had for one.

TeaBrat

That is so cute! They have some really nice teaware.

Cheri

Quick turnaround on orders, too. I was impressed.

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83

I just have a sample of this, and I’m disappointed that now the smallest size it’s available in is 15og that I will not be getting. Too much tea.

Ah well.

I like this tea. Floral. Creamy. Buttery. Sweet. Tasty.

I’m trying to battle the sore throat that has come from out of nowhere, and this seemed like it might help. Not sure that it is, but hey, it tastes good.

TeaTiff

Oh man. I really liked all the samples from Green Terrace Teas. They should sell smaller sizes. Maybe a group order someday? I hope you get feeling better too!

Marzipan

I emailed them last week, they said 50g sizes will be back.

TeaTiff

Good to hear. They had some really nice oolongs.

boychik

Feel better Cheri.

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87

So yummy!!!

I decided I wanted to enjoy one of my teapots today, and I picked this tea to play with.

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buttery, sweet, floral, delicious.

boychik

Great pics ;)

Stephanie

Beauty :)

Cheri

Thanks! I enjoyed taking pictures and drinking tea.

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Still relatively new to drinking teas, or so I feel, even though I’ve been at it for several months now.

I’m drinking more and more of different varieties of tea.

It’s been a few months that I’ve been on here. I’ve expanded from greens and flavored teas to now I’m all about the oolongs and some unflavored blacks. I’m mostly drinking unflavored teas now, but there are a few of those flavored ones that have a special place in my heart.

Pu-erh is also something I’ve recently found that I enjoy.

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