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The colour of the steeped tea is such a beautiful pale gold: the first sign that this is no ordinary green tea.

No. 93, Feng Ling Ming Ye makes sense of how highly prized good tea has been in Asian history. This tea is glorious: smooth, so smooth. The most delicate vegetal butter. I detect an ever so slight bit of coconut here. Perhaps that is the sesame hint mentioned though my taste buds are taking it coconut way.

Thank you, Sil, for sharing this with me. This tea is making this day infinitely better.

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

At this moment, it is hailing. Yes. I heard a rush outside, as if it began to ran, but nope, it is hail. Like a snowstorm, but the hail bits are bouncing off every surface. In May.

No global warming here.

Sil

Glad you enjoyed it.

Evol Ving Ness

And still enjoying.

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86

oh man…this is tasty. sweet, smooth….almost hints of cinnamon in the brew. honey…mmm delicious…

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This tea tricked me because I thought it was an oolong (judging by appearance alone). Lol, I should have read the description.

For a green tea, it is a good one. It tastes very crisp— like fresh cut grass almost. It is vegetal and the slightest bit sweet.

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81

SMOKEY. This tea reminds me of seaweed, in a good way. It’s savory, not sweet. It reminds me of the dried seaweed used to wrap sushi. I can’t tell you the individual notes, but this tea can sing.

Flavors: Seaweed

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same with this one..i tried this today and enjoyed it…it’s not knock your socks off omg wowsers, but it was a good solid cup. All that being said, reserving rating for a proper note that isn’t happening 12= hrs after i drank it haha

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i tried this today and enjoyed it…it’s unique. that being said, reserving rating for a proper note that isn’t happening 12= hrs after i drank it haha

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87

oh man… this at a long steeps is fantastic. malty and downright delicious.

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87

longer steep on this one worked even better for it – 6.5mins. :) a very tasty treat for earlier this afternoon.

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87

I opened this one today – my present for getting my cupboard weight down more than anticipated in March. Let me tell you the dry leaf on this one is amaaazeballs. I made my other half smell this one and he immediately said chocolate., instead of saying “dirt” like he always does. I wish the brewed version of the tea was as chocolatey as the dry leaf – instead it turns into a VERY pleasant more typical yunnan golden bud. That’s not to say it was delicious and thoroughly enjoyable, just lacking the intensity of the chocolate aroma of the dry leaf. :)

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86

noms. another comforting tea for a very long day. just one more to go before i get a little bit of RnR (while i work). Thankfully it’ll still be a break since i won’t be home even if i have to work a little next week. This one being delicious makes me want to pull another one of my bellocq teas out to try…maybe hide this one again to save it haha

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86

been busy. still drinking tea. ADORE this tea…. malty delicious goodness.

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86

mmmm pulled this one out today since i’d like a few more straight teas to be opened in my cupboard. Lots of flavoured but not as many straight teas. Also, i had forgotten i had this keemun and might as well compare it someday soon against the one i just picked up from genuine tea (just not today). This is a fabulous tea. Not sure it warrants the price, but man, so delicious this morning. Malty, cocoa, caramel, sweet but in a creamy sort of way…. noms. just yums.

Nicole

Mmmmm….

Fjellrev

OMG, those notes. Oh, those notes.

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I couldn’t tell whether this was a green or an oolong, because it was rolled up into tiny dark green nuggets like an oolong, but had a rich, nutty taste that reminded me somewhat of a gunpowder green. This was worth it to try, but it didn’t really wow me, as there was a vegetal undertone to it that I wasn’t a fan of.

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Of all the amazing teas that Sil sent me – this was the one I was most worried about.
There are pieces of pine tree in here. The leaf looks like it’s been picked up off the forest floor. Now I’m sure this would excite some people, but it kind of scared me.
The first cup, I under leafed and under steeped – I was afraid….
That cup was really mild and didn’t really taste like much more than black tea – ok so far so good – not as scary as I had feared.
The second cup I steeped longer and with more leaf. This is a little piney and a little fruity. There is hints of woody and smoke. It’s like being out in the woods.
While I can appreciate how balanced and interesting this is – these flavors are not really to my liking. Not nearly as bad as I had feared, but this still isn’t really to my tastes.
Thanks Sil for this interesting experience – I would never have chosen this to myself and would not have tried it if you hadn’t sent it to me. :))

Plunkybug

Pieces of pine tree would worry me too. :P

Sil

haha yay for getting out of our comfort zones :) there will be more from Bellocq that i’ll send you as i actually open them

Dexter

I will try almost anything – I’ve been surprised before – that tea you thought you would hate but didn’t. That’s the amazing thing about sharing – never know what hidden gems you will find. :)

Dexter

@Plunkybug- ok pine TREE might be an exaggeration – ingredient list says “douglas fir tips” :))

Plunkybug

Ah, ok, that’s better. :P

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86

Another one from earlier this morning – today this one is rocking that slightly oolong sort of tang. Always impressed with how smooth these teas are, i’m a fan.

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86

Another fantastic tea for the morning. Just a slight bit of almost honey like taste to this one while still being a strong enough morning tea for me. Smooth, and delicious.

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