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36 Tasting Notes

95

It has been exactly six months since this tea was harvested. Amazingly, it still has that sweet syrup milkiness that it had when I had first tasted it in May. This is what dragonwell is supposed to taste like. I cannot wait until next spring’s harvest.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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95

The front end of this tea is so sweet. It’s not like agave nectar or honey though. More like magnolia nectar, if there is such a thing. Also, peaches. The body is so milky and smooth and full-flavored. A mild, round vegetal finish.
I have to say that I don’t think Americans often have the opportunity to drink tea like this. I just feel lucky and honored to have this opportunity. Thanks Josh!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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95

I have steeped this tea a few different ways. But so far, my favorite is gong fu style coming out right off the boil for 45 seconds on the first brew, 20 seconds on the second steep, and 45-60 seconds on later steeps.
I really like this tea. It has some honey/nectar to it. Nice lingering aftertaste.
Very subtle. You have to be relaxed and really put the time into it in order to “get” this tea.
And I really like Red Blossom’s ability to bring us freshly harvested teas.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec
asewonder

I’m curious to know what your tea/water ratio was for gong fu style?

Chris Wilhite

I use a small yixing pot. It’s volume is roughly 100 ml. I use about 7 – 8 grams of the tea kernels. I’ve learned to steep the tea a little longer, maybe even up to 60 seconds on the first steeping. You can do that with green high-mountain oolongs like this because they are greener. This tea in particular has a nice milky texture that comes out with the slightly longer steeping. Again, this is a very high-quality tea that deserves the time and patience.

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90

Yet another excellent Oolong from J-Tea. Sweet, creamy, slightly astringent. Nice long aftertaste.

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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95

From tea tasting 7/3/11. Lori, Sue, Matt, Andrew, Chris
Honey, peach, vegetal, ends musky

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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95

From tea tasting 7/3/11. Andrew, Lori, Sue, Chris, Matt
Scallops, vegetable soup, salty, vibrant, thick, syrup

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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97

From tea tasting 7/3/11. Sue, Lori, Matt, Andrew, Chris
Aroma of sweet spice, astringent, ends with apricot

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91

From tea tasting 7/3/11. Andrew, Matt, Sue, Lori, Chris
Jasmine flowers, rose petals, artichokes, ends musky. A favorite!

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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91

This tea is very similar to the Ancient Tree Mini Brick that J-Tea provides. Though, rather than peat moss and bacon, this is more like punky wood that gets tingley the longer it steeps.

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83

Very earthy and rich, like blackland soil and molasses. Very smooth and easy to drink. This tea reminds me of the puer you get in the really good dim sum banquets. The smaller size cakes (100g) are also very convenient.

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New to Portland. Love baguazhang, high-mountain oolong, and backpacking in wild forests.

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