459 Tasting Notes

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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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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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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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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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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So yummy!!!

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

http://instagram.com/p/uV-9UjgyYL/
http://instagram.com/p/uWA74LgycO/
http://instagram.com/p/uWBBNRAycY/
http://instagram.com/p/uWBs91Ayd4/
http://instagram.com/p/uWQkz5gyfd/

buttery, sweet, floral, delicious.

boychik

Great pics ;)

Stephanie

Beauty :)

Cheri

Thanks! I enjoyed taking pictures and drinking tea.

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I ordered a sample a while back at the 50% off sale, and I’m just getting around to trying it.

This tea is quite nice. Just the right amount of malty. It does taste like honey. Yum.

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So this time I had this, it actually was the Loose version. (The tuocha version didn’t exist on here, and other reviews were for the tuocha, so I added my reviews here.)

Yum

Yum yum yum

It’s a nice energy, without too much of a buzz. A calm energy today.

So tasty.

I was sad when it faded.

Stephanie

It’s always a good sign when you are sad that the tea is over :)

Tealizzy

So, what’s better…the tuocha or the loose leaf?

Cheri

I liked them both. I didn’t really compare them, and this was the end of the loose I have. I did buy a cake as well. That’s how much I like this. Mini Tuocha is sooooo convenient.

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I have this in the robust flavor level.

That makes this perfect.

Shaken in milk…….omm nom nom.

It really have a great bavarian cream flavor.

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another tea from boychik

I wanted something easy drinking to get me past the last tea I tried. I picked this one.

Just the right about of everything to this tea. It’s easy to drink, a good, smooth flavor, barely floral. Smells delicious. It’s nice. Just right.

Nothing super special, but nothing bad at all.

boychik

Very convinient if you have no time or lazy to fuss. Glad you liked it.

Cheri

Very convenient.

It was funny, I kept getting all these little pieces of rose in my cup. My gaiwan lid wasn’t holding them back. I should have used the filter, but I was feeling lazy. It just made it pretty.

Cheri

I have a strainer that came with my gaiwan. I didn’t think about using it. I probably should have. I didn’t mind. Like I said, it made it pretty.

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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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