Camelia Sinensis

Recent Tasting Notes


I know I love A LOT of teas. And I love them with all my heart, but this fucking tea… It’s incredible.

I wasn’t exactly sure how to brew this and I admit to being far too lazy to walk from the kitchen to the living room to grab a device connected to the interwebz to look it up.

Method: 5 g, 4 oz, 200 degrees, 30-60-60 (no rinse), Novak teapot (glazed)

Aroma: Smells like fucking genmaicha. I curse when I get excited.

Flavor: The first thing is that this is fucking SWEET. All on it’s own, with zero additives. I didn’t want to rinse and get rid of all the fungy goodness, so the bag said 4-5 min western style and I made up my own semi-gongfu times. NBD.

This tasted kind of like a black tea at times, but a little like a green tea. I’m having a hard time finding words other than: Good. Yum. Fuckin. MOFO. Nom.

I also bought 2010 and 2011 versions from CS, but I started with the 2013, which was purchased in larger quantity since it was cheaper. For realz, yo. Y’all gotta try this.

I’ll be trying the other years over the next day or 2. Can’t! Wait!!!!

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML


Everyone does, swearsies. So good.


I couldn’t find this review. Thanks for the link;)


This may be the best review ever. :D


Appreciate the link :) when you get around to the other years let us know which you prefer :)


LOL thanks y’all! I will absolutely post the other reviews soon!!!!


I want. I need. Soon.


N – totally get some. I will drink the 2011 tonight and post a review on that one.


I think I will have to buy this.

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