Camellia Sinensis

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70
drank Yie Shan by Camellia Sinensis
312 tasting notes

I’m still experimenting with green tea, finding out what I do and don’t like. This one turned out to be nice, but I use a shorter steep time. I find that the flavor gets really “heavy”. I can’t say this is an amazing tea, but I still find it pleasant enough to drink every now and then. It reminds me of Qi Feng from DavidsTea.

Looking forward to trying more green teas soon, even though they’re not my favorite type.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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74

Tried this again today but with many short steeps. I think I prefer it that way too. 1 through 4 were tasty, the flavor was not overpowering.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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96

Not really getting the berries or dark chocolate hints but AM getting the artichokes

http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/03/24/matcha-sendo-from-camellia-sinensis/
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Uniquity

Digging the new site layout!!

TeaEqualsBliss

Thanks so much!!!! :)

Fairyfli

Wow I just checked out your blog… it is great! Love the layout and the reviews great job!

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84

Initial tasting notes: I think this is especially smooth. Nothing in particular dampens the experience. It just goes down well. Some of the leaves are quite big.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81

During my last online order at this tea shop, the look of this tea caught my attention. It is black tea, but also with some green leaves. The packaging I received even mentions brewing it at 90 C.

It tastes quite “fresh” or green, but not vegetal though. Still manages to taste enough like black tea. The first 2 steeps are very enjoyable, and it is easy to stretch it a 3rd steep. (I did: 3 min, 4 min, 6 min). Nice flavors, easily an every-day-drink (although that seems like a waste to me).

Very happy with this purchase. I don’t often order stuff online, but I always make an exception for this website. Mostly because of 2 things
1: I try to buy tea within Canada, and they’re in Quebec. (Everything arrives quicker, and I like supporting businesses here, unless I can’t find the product I want)
2: Everything I’ve ordered from Camellia Sinensis has at the very least met my expectations. Which is a nice surprise for me, because I can’t smell the tea over the internet to check if I might like it or not. ;)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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85

Everything I expected and more. Wonderful black tea flavor with additional lovely notes I’ve never experienced before.

Savoring what tea I have left, since this is sold out until fall.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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74

Until now I really have not had an “enjoyable” pu erh. So I was very happy when I picked out this tea and tried it. Camellia Sinensis (the company), sells a lot of pu erh so I’ll definitely try some others in the future.

For today’s cup, I steeped it three times (+ rinse). Each of them were enjoyable, and I didn’t feel the urge to dump the water after the first sip. Not something I want to drink often, but nice every now and then. Looking forward to trying more pu erhs. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
De

I haven’t tried many pu’erhs either, but the Caravan Earl Grey from DavidsTea is amazing.

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81

Sipping this tea with the windows open to smell the fresh rain. I really enjoy drinking smoky teas in the winter or on a rainy day.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Absolutely wonderful oolong. I can’t wait to try more dan cong teas. :)

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80

Smell: Before brewing, the leaves smell sweet and silky. Tea liquor smells like typical oolong

Flavor: I like how the buttery and vegetal flavor is very faint, but it enhances the creamy flavor. Its a very tasty, with mild flavor, that ends on a sweet note.

Reminds me of: Somewhat reminds me of DavidsTea’s milk oolong, but the flavor doesn’t jump out at you.

Steeps:3 (+ rinse)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85

Amazing flavor, I didn’t really expect something like this from an oolong.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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82

I am finishing up my full-length review of this tea (it will publish soon on the Sororitea Sisters blog: http://sororiteasisters.com) and enjoying another cup so that I can recall all of the lovely flavors that I’ve experienced with this tea. It really is a deliciously different Sencha – very refreshing. It has such an interesting flavor – the buttery taste that I get from it is more like a butter lettuce taste – it’s crisp and less creamy than I would normally experience from a Sencha. The astringency is also different – less drying and more citrus like to me.

The more I try this one, the more I like it.

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82

This has a highly vegetative aroma and taste, but with lingering floral notes that weave in and out of the sip. It is a very refreshing tea with a fair amount of astringency. A bit of nuttiness that introduces itself at the start and wanes toward the end.

A lovely Sencha. I recommend steeping this one at least 3 minutes for full flavor. Any less, and the flavor is a bit too light.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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82

I must agree with TeaEqualsBliss – this is a different tasting Sencha. It is good, just different, and one that I want to spend some time with to evaluate a little further before I rate it.

Shinobi_cha

This looks like/sounds like an aracha (unsorted tea). Obubu tea sells those. Those do seem to have a unique flavor, because they are not blended with other teas to achieve a consistent flavor. Instead, you get a full idea of whatever cultivar, growing conditions, etc. were used. It is strange to see these sold, because I guess in Japan they are considered “Farmer’s Tea” for the most part.

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81

Smell: The loose leaf smells like Lapsang Souchong and malt. Brewed, a bit more like a smooth black tea with the previous qualities.

Flavor: Everything I expected from the scent of this tea. The flavor doesn’t disappoint me at all. Unlike how some other teas will “tease” you with the a wonderful scent.

Reminds me of: Camping, campfires, my previous experiences with Lapsang Souchong

Aftertaste: Smoky, kind of reminds me of mushrooms

Comforting or Refreshing: Comforting, especially now in winter

Steeps: 1 (I don’t usually resteep smoky black teas anyways)

Would I buy this again?: This isn’t going into my permanent stash, but I would certainly get more in the future.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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96
drank Si Ji Chun by Camellia Sinensis
4323 tasting notes

I steeped it in my Gaiwan this time, and it tastes fabulous. Soft, creamy, nutty and sweet with a very smooth mouthfeel. Lovely! I can taste the faint notes of vanilla and nutmeg as mentioned in the product description from Camellia Sinensis.

An exquisite Oolong! If you like Oolong, this is one not to be missed.

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74

I don’t drink a lot of pu-erh, but found this enjoyable. I’ll probably write a longer review after I go through the 25g bag.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

Aged teas are something special. certainly not for everyone. I love them. You can taste all the years they’ve lived through. Each sip like a journey back in the history books. so smooth but rich. the liquor is a crimson chocolate and the sent of morning fir trees. not quite piney but in the conifer family. I shall savor this goodness til the next time I can get to montreal

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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91

Vanilla-Coconut-Grassy-Buttery-Goodness! It’s Crisp and Clean and Light! It’s one of those teas that make your teeth feel fresh and clean after drinking! I’m not saying it’s minty at all but it’s very fresh and clean and you can feel the difference on your teeth and gums! NomNomNom!

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79

I am finishing off this tea now, and I’m bumping down my rating a bit. Most of the pots of it I made came out very thin. When it was on, it was good. But it was hard to get it on.

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96
drank Si Ji Chun by Camellia Sinensis
4323 tasting notes

This is a fantastic Oolong. As I am drinking this now, I wish I would have steeped it in my Gaiwan… perhaps next time! The flavor is so delightful. Creamy, sweet, nutty. Yummmmy!

I love this!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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86

The post-infusion color of this is very vibrant and almost glows! The taste is that of a mellower lettuce with creamy and buttery notes along side. The after taste is somewhat floral. This is a nice Sencha. It’s a different Sencha…but you know what they say…Different is GOOD.

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