Camellia Sinensis

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96
drank Si Ji Chun by Camellia Sinensis
4366 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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89
drank Cui Yu by Camellia Sinensis
108 tasting notes

A Wonderful post-sushi tea, sweet in flavor and not too light in body. the bite from the spring leaves makes the 8th and 9th infusion a little sharp but the lingering sweetness smooths it out.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

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89
drank Cui Yu by Camellia Sinensis
108 tasting notes

This light and floral tea is a tightly rolled oolong that is durable like an ali shan but maybe even sweeter. the flavor held strong even after 8 infusions in a pot. this is my go to tea right now so hopefully i won’t go through it too quick.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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71
drank Gaba Cha by Camellia Sinensis
108 tasting notes

Rinsed leaves have an aroma of cinnamon and raw chocolate; yeasty.
1st infusion, 98 deg/30 sec: light body, brown sugar, a little sour. I decided this was too short. Camellia Sinensis recommends 3-4 minutes, so here I started to agree with them.
2nd infusion, 98 deg/2 min: slightly more body, still sour-sweet. A little too sour for my taste.
3rd infusion, 98 deg/30 sec: round body, much sweeter and fruity. Finally quite drinkable. I’m marking this as a 2.5 minute tea as I think that might be a good starting point for future attempts.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Ben Youngbaer

we will have to drink this soon, i’m curious of this sourness

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95

I could pick up the hint of nutmeg more this time! And it’s sweet but creamy so I am chalking that up to the vanilla notes! LOVE this…but…all good things must come to an end, eh!? SIPDOWN! sigh…

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95

HOLY COW! This is a crazy good oolong!
This is so different from any oolong I have tried! AND I LOVE OOLONG!
First…the aroma is mild but floral. The color is a very light yellow. The taste is smooth, sweet, juicy, and very fresh! I can taste a sugary caramel type taste but also a vanilla type taste. There is a hint hint of something else which I assume is the hazelnut hint they mention…but I want to stress it isn’t a loud hazelnut and all flavors that I stated are on the sugary-sweet side but naturally-speaking!

This is truly unique and FAB! YUM!

Batrachoid

Is this a pure oolong or are there additives? Either way it sounds phenominal.

TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t ‘think’ it’s flavored…I think those are just natural notes…

Batrachoid

I was just wondering because the desription makes it sound flavored.

TeaEqualsBliss

I know it…I went back and forth with that too! I’m not sure…maybe I will try and email them and ask

TeaEqualsBliss

Okay…I dropped them an email…I will let you know what I find out! :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I already heard back from Francois here is what he said…
“Regarding your question on Si Ji Chun, the flavour is fully natural, nothing was added.”

SIMPLY AWESOME! LOVE IT!

Batrachoid

Even more amazing. =)

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96

Almost forgot to log this one – see previous notes – but this time around – I still really LOVE this – but have had many more matcha since and knocked just a few points off because there are many that have reached or passed this one in taste – according to my personal taste buds, anyways…but this is still among my fave’s…just not a 100 anymore…still high 90s!

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96

A new DAY! I started it with MATCHA in continuation of my MATCHA-THON yesterday but don’t think I will ONLY do Matcha today…a mix. Started with two cups of this tho! It’s almost gone…it will be missed. This is one of my fave all -time FAVE matchas!!!!

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96

I forgot to log this yesterday! Delight :)

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96

Backlogging from yesterday! Incredibly smooth! One of my FAVE overall matchas! See previous notes! :)

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96

Amazing! Backlogging! YUM!

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96

AMAZING! Need to up the rating…again…really LOVE this one! Marv! YUM! See my other notes! Okay…FINE…you twisted my arm…

100

YAY!

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96

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

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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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96

5 tsp

Well, the dark chocolate aroma isn’t loud but it is there. Oddly…if I try and smell it with my nose right up to the mug I can’t really pick it out but if you take a step back I can smell it then…strange but true, folks!

As for the taste with this much powder it is very vegetal and grassy. Still pretty yummy but I like the fruity notes I tasted in the first attempt better so I think I will stick with the 3 tsp.

Cofftea

5tsp?! I gotta try this.

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96

I’m going to try a 2nd test right after this attempt because I am missing the dark chocolate aroma this time around. I used 3 tsp for this cup and it’s in a standard size mug. I can pick up on the berry notes in the aroma tho. As for the taste it’s mellow but marvelous! I can taste the artichoke comparison mentioned in the product description but I am picking up on fruit like tones too! I really like this! REALLY like this! I am going to try it with MORE powder next time around. But I’m solid in my upper 90s rating for this specific attempt.

Marvy!

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98

OMG! LOVE!

The aroma alone “had me at hello”!!!

It has amazing cocoa notes after infusing. The natural aroma is very powerful and truly crave-worthy!

The taste is delicious! It has cocoa and hazelnut hints but the white tea itself is top quality and smooth, silky, creamy, and a true delight!

I have had two cups already this morning and this white tea really has me craving more! I just might declare this one of my favorite white teas of all-time!

gmathis

It’s lovely when a tea says hello to you :) Most of mine just clammed up and grunted this weekend.

KeenTeaThyme

Darjeeling white tea?! I would think I’ve died & gone to heaven! That combination must ROCK! I’m hunting down as we speak…

Michelle Butler Hallett

I’ve got some Darjeelong Ooling from Adagio … ohhhhh blisssssss … tried some Darjeeling White from Stash once and oh MY.

Imagine bath bubbles that smelled of Darjeeling …

TeaEqualsBliss

LOVE this! Esp the aroma!

TeaEqualsBliss

But this smells BETTER than Darjeeling! It has a little extra something!!!

Infusin_Susan

I am not normally fond of Darjeelings; I find them kind of bitter/astringent. But you are making this one sound very tempting!

TeaEqualsBliss

Infusin_Susan…I totally understand what you are saying! I would certainly suggest trying this one! :)

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100

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

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94

Extremly delicate green tea ma de with beautiful long leaves.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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90

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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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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