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Aroma Tea Shop

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100

wonderful. notes of anise and ginseng. a bit sweet. my favorite.

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67

amazing. like buttered bread.

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67

A nice Oolong that has a sweet floral fragrance. It’s got a nice flavor, a little grass and smoke and a sweet floral taste that’s a part of the tea, not added. The floral aroma comes right out, takes a back seat to other flavors, and returns for an even richer aftertaste.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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88
drank Eastern Beauty by Aroma Tea Shop
2160 tasting notes

I’ve had enough of flavored tea for one day. This is a delicious brew!

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78

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Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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88
drank Eastern Beauty by Aroma Tea Shop
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Absolutely delicious when cold brewed for 12 hours overnight. If you have a tea like this you need to try it! I am getting notes of sandalwood, bamboo and cherry. Very refreshing.

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Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Eastern Beauty by Aroma Tea Shop
2160 tasting notes

A short foray into the Aroma Tea Shop this afternoon which is in San Francisco’s Richmond District. A very unpretentious little store. The Owner is quite nice and humorous and offers free tea tastings. I probably tried about 10 different teas before I ended up taking this one (the Milk oolong was also quite good).

So the Eastern beauty or Oriental Beauty is known as the champagne of oolongs. There is a good reason for this comparison. I am not an expert by any means on this tea, but I found this to be slightly sweet with a faint plummy/nectarine base and light minerality. I don’t get “malt” at all here, I’m reminded a bit more of honey. Not bitter or astringent in any way. Really hit its stride for me after the first steeping. This will be a very forgiving oolong you don’t have to worry too much about oversteeping. I will also have to try cold brewing this as I am sure it will make a fantastic iced tea. I need to experiment a bit with my ideal tea/water ratio. The rating will most likely go up if I get that figured out.

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73

Light, sweet brew. Not my style, but quite tasty.

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79

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75
drank Phoenix Oolong by Aroma Tea Shop
56 tasting notes

It’s hot here. I’m wearing shorts to work, kind of hot. Hot tea is not really what I have in mind of for the ideal beverage today. But, I haven’t been consuming that much caffeine lately and have been making up for those cravings with sugar. I think it’s time to cut down on the sugar and consume more tea! Looking forward to tea shopping this weekend because we are in dire need for more tea and some new teas would be nice for a change!

I do enjoy this rusty Oolong. I brew it in a gaiwan and transfer it into a mug. Less than 20 second steeps on the first two infusions. Light piss color, soft light green color on the leaves as they are first exposed to the hot water. This should keep me going for most of the day without the sugar crash.

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87

smokey, woody and other earthy-ness to it. brewing it in a metal infuser, not optimal, but for at work it is just fine.

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75
drank Supreme Pu Er 1990 by Aroma Tea Shop
56 tasting notes

My tummy was upset because I ate way too much for lunch today. Okay, I wouldn’t exactly say it was upset, but it was damn full. I had a lentil-beet veggie burger/sandwich AND a almond/banana/blueberry protein smoothie AS WELL as potatoes and a salad on the side. Hence why my tummy aches so much. And this was 5 hours ago!

So I called in this supreme Pu-erh tea. A few chunks into the yixing and 30 seconds later I have me a cup of dark dark super smooth, bottom layer earth tea. Hope to starting feeling better soon.

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75
drank Clouds and Mist by Aroma Tea Shop
56 tasting notes

I steeped this pot PERFECTLY. I used below boiling water and let sit before rinsing these delicate looking leaves. Steeped for 15-20 seconds. Nice light piss greenish/yellow color. Extremely smooth taste. Nice warm fuzzy feeling. No noticeable tannin taste. Exactly the green tea I was looking to enjoy right now.

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85

I felt like I was going to die today from eating way too much at lunch and I figured I’d have a cup of tea before I leave the earth. I happened to have a stash of this at work, so I brewed it for like 30 seconds (hard to count while dying…) I’ve only had a few sips and I’m already feeling better. Way to go Supreme Monkey Picked Oolong! You saved my life.

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96

almost out of this stuff. It’s been good while it lasted, but I can’t wait until I can get some new kinds of oolong.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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75

one cup before my ride into work.

-just received the art of tea prize from the steepster survey. excited to try a new brand of tea.

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75
drank Phoenix Oolong by Aroma Tea Shop
56 tasting notes

I don’t think this is the same tea I’ve been drinking. I think I have the more recent pick, the supreme pick. It’s extremely floral on the nose. And is a tea that enjoys extremely hot water. Takes several steeps to open the leaves. But once open, you know it’s time to make another fresh batch. On my 4th or 5th steep left over from yesterday.

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75

made a quick cup and savored it before hopping on my bike into work today. 2nd steep left over from yesterday morning in the yixing. I could’ve steeped it for longer, but as I mentioned, it was a quick cup.

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75

toasty roasty and refreshy. brewed in a gaiwan. nice big leaves opening up.

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75

a little on the weak side today, as i continued my brews from yesterday. I think the limit is about 8 gaiwan steeps.

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75

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