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drank White Dragon by Aurora
187 tasting notes

That’s the end of the packet, and the end of my white tea until I buy some more. I lost concentration and brewed it for 5 mins at 80 degC rather than 4 mins at 75 degC and you can tell that it has gone a little bit too far. It’s a shame not to finish on the best cup of this tea, but it’s drinkable. Yesterday’s cup (not logged here) was much better. I like white tea, so I’ll get it again, it might be this one but I think I can find something even better

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drank White Dragon by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Not sure why I haven’t logged this before as I’m half way through the packet. I took a bit of care to follow the brewing instructions. It’s not the best white tea I’ve ever had but I had 3 pots of it this evening and I’m not complaining because it’s pretty good

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drank Li Zi Xiang by Aurora
187 tasting notes

That’s the stuff. 2 pints of sencha that I wasn’t in the mood for, but this is really hitting the spot! Just needed to chill with some music, a magazine and some tea – I don’t do this enough

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drank Li Zi Xiang by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Like last time I drank it, I find myself trying to work out the interesting aftertaste that it leaves. It’s certainly very pleasant, perhaps a bit woody, I still can’t put my finger on it. This tea is good enough that I had it one day and then the next day wanted to get some more. Normally I chop and change a lot so to go back to it so soon means it’s pretty tasty!

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drank Li Zi Xiang by Aurora
187 tasting notes

I have decided I like it a lot, because it is light and sweet.If you just hold the tea at the back of your mouth before swallowing, you get a lovely indescribable flavour. But I still prefer some of the other green teas I have. It’s not bad for a light cuppa before bed

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drank Li Zi Xiang by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Opening the packet, the smell was not so grassy, but it almost reminded me of oolong. The leaves as well are blue-grey. I was expecting a fluorescent green colour because I have just been drinking sencha, but it has th colour of honey and the smell of the brew is sweet too. I could eat some lemon cake with this for sure. After all that, the taste was a little disappointing. Or at least, not quite what I expected. I’ll have to drink it again to decide what I thnk

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drank Sikkim FTGFOP-1 Temi by Aurora
187 tasting notes

I had a cup in a rush earlier. I usually like to let it cool slightly to let the taste come out but didn’t have time, so I was a little disappointed.I usually think it tastes like staying up late – maybe it’s because the flavour is so dark and exciting… or something

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drank Sikkim FTGFOP-1 Temi by Aurora
187 tasting notes

I first bought this from First Class Teas but this time I bought it from Aurora. It’s a fantastic black tea with a really interesting flavour and it doesn’t need milk at all

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drank Fine Formosa Oolong by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Cos it was so good yesterday!

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drank Fine Formosa Oolong by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Really good with something sweet, as I just discovered. It just takes the edge off it without being either overpowered or overpowering

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drank Fine Formosa Oolong by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Darker and cloudier than the other oolongs I have had recently. The leaves are smaller too, and it’s generally less satisfying. A little earthier too, but very pleasant for my saturday afternoon and as with all oolong, the second cup is better than the first

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Slightly lighter and sweeter than the Grand Pouchong I had yesterday. But then I let the water cool slightly from boiling and that may have softened the flavour. Enjoying a pot of this :-)

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That’s the end of that tea as well. Not the best oolong I have, but a solid one and just as good on the second steep as on the first

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I always find Oolong satisfying because I don’t enjoy the first sip, but by half way through the cup I love it. I had a three cup pot

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(Note: I did not get this batch from Aurora)

Sikkim is a wonderful tea with a very full and smooth flavour. I find it at it’s best a few minutes after brewing, so I advise you steep for 3-4 mins, then pour off and allow the tea to properly blend and breathe, then drink (i have it with milk, no sugar!)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Robert Godden

Did you get this batch from me? Can I have some back? I’m out of this!

Saxon Drury-Godden

I mostly only drank it when you gave it to me! I had 100g ages ago but it went pretty fast, as you can imagine.

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Unusually, my housemate requested a green tea so I was glad to oblige. I’m starting to run low and wondering how different i would be from a different company and whether japanese and chinese senchas are likely to be different

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Carolyn

They seem different to me, though it is difficult to put it in words. I like the Japanese green teas better when I am careful not to oversteep them. They seem much more delicate when it comes to bad temperatures or oversteeping. Brewed correctly they seem sweeter and fuller than the Chinese greens.

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
187 tasting notes

I’m not doing too well at picking the right tea for the moment these days. I wasn’t really in the mood for this tea today, but it was nice to have it again after not having it for a few weeks

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
187 tasting notes

This is properly different from my other green/white teas because it has such a strong grassy flavour, and for that reason I sometimes crave it and no other tea is a possible substitute

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
187 tasting notes

Yummy. I wanted a strong-ish green tea flavour before bed, and this was ideal

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
187 tasting notes

The second steep was good as well, but not as strong as the first one. I don’t really know what to expect, but this is prefectly pleasant after a second steep. I didn’t try a third for fear of it being hot water with no flavour whatsoever

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
187 tasting notes

This was incredible. A real change from all the gunpowder green tea I have had so much recently. It was strong and a little grassy and not at all bitter. After all the logs on here talking about multiple steeps, I will save the leaves for another steep or two tomorrow – can’t wait!

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drank Sikkim FTGFOP-1 Temi by Aurora
2 tasting notes

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