Camellia Sinensis

Recent Tasting Notes

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
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

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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97

Having the last of this on this gray, drizzling morning. Apparently, typical Houston winters are like typical Rhode Island autumns. I guess the good news is that this is as bad as it gets and once this passes we’re back into the sunshine, rather than transitioning from this to four months of snow.

I really enjoyed this particular raw pu-erh. But after 200g of it (two orders of 100 at different times) I need a break, and I want to go back to the more mellow, soft flavors of my beloved fermented pu-erhs. A man can only drink so much construction site dust.

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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

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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79

The more I drink this one, the more I think it is way too sharp. I find myself cutting it with other teas to try to take the edge off.

In other news, I can’t update my profile pic. This has been true for weeks.

Kristin

Weird. I’ve noticed that the site is very slow to load too. I don’t think they are actively doing any maintenance on the site.

Jim Marks

Yes, their focus is on some other project.

LENA

I’ve noticed the extreme slowness too. I really thought this site was so cool when it was in its prime. I hate that it’s now on the back burner.

Jim Marks

I don’t have any speed problems.

For a long time (like, many months) Twitter had the same problem with photos not uploading.

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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 think I said this about the last Long Jing I purchased. These teas remind me more of Japanese style greens than Chinese style greens. They lack any sense of a fired or roasted finish.

The write-up is pretty much spot on. A bit sweet, a bit vegetal without being leafy green vegetal and a somewhat beachy finish.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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79

I forgot to log this one yesterday.

MUCH stronger smoke flavor than my beloved “Black Dragon” from Upton Teas, but manages to avoid the pork rinds/bacon flavor that many of the stronger lapsangs develop.

This is a solid choice for people who like a very smokey tea. I would recommend it for blending, but it isn’t exactly cheap.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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97

I ordered from Camellia again and accidentally ordered the same pu erh as last time. Probably because it is the oldest one they offer I can justify buying.

I still love this tea, and it still tastes like a basement renovation.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84

Simplement savoureux, une très belle découverte.
Offre un réconfort lors des jours pluvieux et froid de l’automne

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

this intoxicating aroma is reminiscent of steam coming off an old oak tree in a summer morning sun. very dark, not as dry as i would expect. I might prefer the ’68 but only slightly

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88

You don’t need to steep this tea very long to get a cup bursting with everything that a chai tea is meant to be.

Very strong and spicy. This chai has everything that every muted or meek chai is missing. That said, the rooibos flavour is a bit lost, but the chai is so full of other tastes that I found I didn’t miss it at all.

The aroma of this tea is so inviting that I had a hard time setting the cup down to write this review.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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