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87
drank Anxi Rou Gui by Canton Tea Co
12 tasting notes

Leaves are beautiful before infusion and remain a nice bright green. Liquor has a lovely golden colour. Quite a light flavoured oolong. Flavours came through stronger on second infusion. Nice with a slice of malt loaf.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Anxi Rou Gui by Canton Tea Co
12 tasting notes

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86

Canton teas superior Long Jing is one of the best i have had this year.
It is superbly smooth and balanced, i would say slightly more nutty than grassy, but essentially just beautiful balance and smoothness.
Lasts well into the 3rd infusion, leaf structure still nice and compact and with a strong nut smell after 1st and 2nd infusions.
It is twice the price of their standard grade but to be honest it is not only twice as good but gives twice as many infusions.

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30

I love canton tea as a company, but i have to say their standard grade Long Jing is the worst i have had all year, flavour is poor and falls over in the second steeping.
Their supreme grade however is extremely fine and lasts 3-4 infusions assuming identical tea quanities/steep time/temp

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98

The dry leaves smell a lot like Dragon Well. The color of the tea is an extremely light yellow.

Wow! I know you are not supposed to base the taste of the tea on it’s color… but because it was so light, I thought it was going to be rather mellow… it was not. It has an intense fresh, grassy taste with a nutty and buttery background. Even with the astringency, the tea was a pleasure to drink.

Basically, it reminded me a lot of Dragon Well… only ten times smoother and fresher.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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87

Strong smell of caramel immediately on pouring so you know you’re in for a treat. A lovely, naturally sweet black tea with a good depth of flavour. Described as a breakfast tea on their web site but this would be good for an afternoon pick-up as well

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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52

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Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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92

Wow! WOW!

I try not to read the descriptions before I take my first sip, because I usually can never taste the flavors they say I should be able to taste. But this? Lychee all the way. This is amazing. Love it. I can’t wait to play with it some more.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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93
drank Mi Lan Dan Cong by Canton Tea Co
93 tasting notes

I read a description of this before preparing the tea. Is it me or does every description of tea have the word fruity in it? Some teas actually have NO fruity notes whatsoever.

In time I have learned to ignore the descriptions and I actually learned to enjoy sitting for hours trying to figure out the name of a specific flavor. Today was different. I had to find out what Canton tea had the name “DAN” in it. The name was handwritten on my sampler so I wasn’t sure of the name – Milan DanCang sounded a bit off.
By the time I founded the correct entry I started to read the tasting notes just for the fun of it. When I went over the “fruity” description I ignored it. All teas can’t be fruity, It’s a naturelaw.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this tea really was fruity.
I still can’t figure out what fruit it is. Peach? Something like that. Anyway, the tea also have a nutty flavor in the end.

Fruity AND nutty!
I like it (honestly what don’t I like?!).

By the way! I just won some tea by Doulton! Yay!
- I shouldn’t write it in a teanote but I can’t help myself. I am just too happy ;)

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100

My gadget-crazed-boyfriend Jensi brought home a icecubemaker.
Yes, an ICECUBEMAKER. The man can’t wait for water to ice, no, he needs a BIG gadget to make it faster…And here I thought people where joking about guys and their gadget frenzy. And lol of all lols, I get the biggest gadget shopaholik guy in the intire island!
(When we where in France he saw a pancakemaker that weighted !"#€ – can you belive that’s our only souvenir from France? It is. I am not joking, it’s not funny)

Turns out that the icecubemaker is one of my favorite gadget because I can make icetea in minutes. Wee! I had a idea in the back of my head that suggested this tea might be good iced – AND IT IS!!!

It’s amazing, I love it! What was the word I read in the steepster dictionary?
Teagasm? Teagasm! I recommend everyone to try it cold, it’s awesome! (At least for me, that is!)

This tea taste of cardemom and it’s so christmass-ish!

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100

OH GOD!
This is AWESOME. I have to get more of this!!!

I remember smelling the leafs before steeping and going HMF. It smells so green and seaweedy – I was really not in the mood for green. But I went with it…
Threw a lot of leafs into the mug. Thought for a second that I may have overdone it, but Eh, didn’t have a lot of time. After steeping my mug was full of leafs. Literally – there was a jungle of tea in my mug. Pretty!

Was bracing myself for the seaweed when I took the first sip.
Imagine my face freeze for a second, my eyes go reaally big and looking dumbfounded to the mug. (Worth to notice : I never tried a alishan oolong) Had I forgotten to clean the mug before use? No, I just took it out. I am sure of it!

I.Love.this.
Yum… It so spicey. A warm spice… Kardemomme?
What’s that in english. sigh I love this.

Thomas Smith

Cardamom
I usually get a bit of cardamom and cinnamon as well

Rijje

Oh thank you! It’s always good to know that I didn’t hallucinated the spicey note.
Sometimes it’s hard to belive what flavor you can get out of the leafs!

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46

This tea looks like shiny green orzo in the bag and smells of green veggies; something close to fresh peas.

I’ve never made a yellow tea before and the merchant didn’t provide any brewing suggestions, so I had to guess on preparation. I decided yellow was half-way between white and green, so I split the difference and used water around 180 degrees.

The final product was a very nice champagne color but the taste was slightly bitter over a light cereal and sweetgrass flavor.

Experts, help me out here. What’s the proper way to make yellow teas?

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Angrboda

I’m no expert but I suspect it might have been over-steeped. I’d try it at just one minute and then see it from there. Don’t know if it’s proper though. But it’s what I would do.

Paul M Tracy

I did some research (maybe I should have done that beforehand) and found that Angrboda is correct. Yellow teas steep for 1-2min to start. I tried a second cup and the bitterness was gone, but it also didn’t have much flavor. I’m leaving this one as a “meh” for me.

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95
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
4833 tasting notes

The flavor of this is so delightful. Smooth and sweet. I love the fruit undertones. I just love this tea. It’s so wonderful to sip this tea and listen to the rain falling outside. This is comforting to the mind, body and spirit. Love it.

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95
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
4833 tasting notes

This is my second infusion – or more accurately, my second CUP of multiple infusions as I brew this in my gaiwan.

This is still every bit as wonderful as the first cup. Sweet. Juicy even! The apricot taste comes out to play more with the later infusions. Truly delightful.

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95
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
4833 tasting notes

I really like this tea. I think it deserves another star (at least one more, maybe a couple more!) so, even though it probably doesn’t count for much, Mr. Xu, I bestow upon you more stars for your fabulous tea.

(If you are wondering WHAT THE HECK I’m talking about, please read the description of this tea)

Sweet, creamy, decadent, soft, luxurious – these are all words that come to mind as I sip this tea. It’s like falling into a soft, fluffy cloud of wonderful and floating in the air on that cloud.

LOVELY!

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95
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
4833 tasting notes

I love Pouchong tea, and this is a fantastic Pouchong!

The flavor is sweet, mildly vegetative and smooth with a fruit-like aftertaste. I am getting a very nice creamy mouthfeel and only a hint of astringency. A nice nutty note to this too.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80

The dried, dark leaves are quite long (1 to 2 inches) so it would have been easier to prepare this by weight versus spoon. The tea has a really unique fragrance- cereal and fruity, like graham crackers and stone fruit.

The prepared tea is on the darker side for an oolong with a slight red tint. The malty cereal notes are prominent in both fragrance and flavor. This is subtly sweet, leaning more towards fruit than honey. As the cup cooled, it developed a very slight tannic quality making it similar to a very weak black tea.

I really like the fragrance on this one. As soon as I opened the bag, I had the imagery of Teddy Grahams holding peaches. I like when there’s an immediate connection. The flavor was enjoyable, but there wasn’t anything that set this apart for me.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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99

We’re having a late lunch (I made stir fry) and I decided to brew some of this to enjoy with my lunch… delightful as always! I love this tea. The flavor is rich and buttery (almost creamy) and smooth. Sweet!!! The floral notes are enchanting. Very nice – I like how well it is pairing with my lunch today.

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99

Ali Shan! My favorite Oolong!

I even purchased a Yixing mug from Jade Teapots (ebay seller 11sbaumann) JUST for my Ali Shan consumption! And I am christening my mug with THIS Ali Shan.

And THIS… IS… SO… GOOD! But then, I have yet to find an Ali Shan I did not like.

Now… I’m thinking… shall I get a NEW Yixing mug for Yellow Teas? Because… about the only tea that I like better than Ali Shan is Yellow Tea.

Jillian

Do Yixing mugs take on the flavour of the tea drunk from them like the teapots will take on the taste of the teas brewed in them?

LiberTEAS

I don’t know…

T.C.

^ Yes, they do. Any unglazed clay surface will take on the taste.

LiberTEAS

coolness… thank you for the information… then I guess I should get another one for my yellow teas… one for each of my two favorite teas.

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71
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
144 tasting notes

My batch is pretty good. Buttery, ever so slightly floral, distinctly vegetal, yet mild with a lingering sweet aftertaste of cucumber.

It’s a pretty straightforward green oolong, in my opinion. As long as you don’t kill it with boiling water (treat it like green tea) it should be ok.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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87
drank Meng Ding Huang Ya by Canton Tea Co
237 tasting notes

Today’s steeps of this favorite revealed a lot of buttery goodness – I kept the temperature fairly low and steeped for a little bit more time than I have before, and not surprisingly got a richer brew that didn’t get unpleasantly bitter or astringent. Still getting a combo of vegetables with the occasional piney aroma and flavor.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Meng Ding Huang Ya by Canton Tea Co
237 tasting notes

Three infusions this afternoon of this gentle, sweet tea. Today’s highlighted flavor was sugar snap peas, mixed with hints of grass and just a tiny bit of astringency. I can definitely see ordering more of this when the sample runs out, as it’s a tea I consistently get a smile out of.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Meng Ding Huang Ya by Canton Tea Co
237 tasting notes

Really enjoying this one today – it’s tasting particularly fresh and healthy, which is very welcome on this grey and cold day. I’m getting buttery vegetables from it, a little bit of natural sweetness, and just the slightest bit of astringency. Three steeps so far, and each one of them very tasty!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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