By The Pound

Recent Tasting Notes

first steep: light, grassy scent; a little bit of smokiness on the mid-palate, with subtle floral notes on the backend

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81

Lovely black tea, not too tanniny.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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61

Tastes like a burnt Oolong. At least that’s better than the TeaGrschwender version.

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69

Extremely average, but I brewed it at 175 and it was slightly better. I wish it was organic.

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79

A brown oolong, much crisper and woodier than its contemporaries. Smells like a deep forest.

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69

$69.99/lb and worth at least 2/3rds of it. Smells much smoother than it tastes. Vaguely reminiscent of popcorn.

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58

Yeah it’s good. But totally unremarkable.

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58

I probably burned it. If not, there’s a reason I hate Darjeeling. Totally flavorless with no aroma

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79

Pretty decent for a black. Pleasant, mildly fermented.

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69
drank Ginga Assam by By The Pound
127 tasting notes

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90

Sold at $80/lb. Smells, looks and tastes incredible. Royal Gold actually invokes the image of being in Yunnan province. Scores 9 out of 10 in my book only because it’s not organic.

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69
drank Cream Earl Grey by By The Pound
127 tasting notes

Basically milk tea… without any milk! Creamy aroma and taste.

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58

Thoroughly boring, could be a cheap darjeeling.

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78

Utterly mind blowing aroma. Whoa… crisp. One of the cutest, most drinkable teas.

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61
drank Kokeicha by By The Pound
127 tasting notes

Pretty cruddy. It’s drinkable… I guess…

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69

By far the most beautiful looking tea of all time—truly deserving of the name “precious eyebrows”. Despite the enormous price difference, TeaHaus’s is better.

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61
drank White Peony by By The Pound
127 tasting notes

Almost no aroma. Taste is about as average as you can get, but it is incredibly smooth, like drinking water.

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75

2nd steep: added a small bit of black rose from zhi tea – now somewhat chocolate-y, with hints of rose – very good blend!

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75

1st steep: seems like a pretty basic darjeeling

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