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China Cha Dao

Recent Tasting Notes

62

This tea left me feeling very whelmed, it is nothing to right home about, but appranently it is something to write on steepster about. I’ve had worse yancha’s but I have definitely had better. If I was given a tin of this stuff I would drink it, unlike some others I’ve had. But this won’t be going on my wish list.

This tea is a bit dull and flat and lacked the floral subtleties that I have grown to crave in some of the better teas that emerge from the wuyi region. It held up quite well to multiple resteeps, on my third at the moment, but honestly I consider that a shame.

Again thanks to China Cha Dao for the sample but I can’t in good conscience recommend this one. 2 down 4 to go.

185F. 4min. 1g leaf per 80ml water.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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88

I tried this one today, I received a free sample in the mail. I enjoyed the mellow flavor of this wuyi. It is always nice to see another variation of this tea.

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93

A big thank you to Jerry Ma and the China Cha Dao tea store for the samples.

My sample tasting has gotten off to an excellent start with this tea.
It’s very very good – sweet and with a sort of woodsy kind of taste going on too.
A tea with depth.

Three perfect infusions. The current, fourth, infusion is a bit weak now, but still good.
Recommended!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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90

Not to be selfish or anything but I’m revamping how I do tasting notes a bit. They are going to become much shorter and be more tailored to be useful to myself in remembering teas I like and dislike, rather than being a full on review.

Well its sample time, I’ve gotten a number of samples in the mail and its time to start going through them. This one is thanks to Jerry Ma and the China Cha Dao tea store.

This is the first one I tried, and I’ve got to say in the past I haven’t been much of a Wu Yi Yan Cha fan but this one is changing my mind. Delicate, sweet and pretty mellow with good flavor. Definitely would drink again.

I’m going to try all 6 samples and then buy a couple hundred grams of which ever my favorite is.

185F. 4min. 1g leaf per 80ml water.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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91

Although a lower grade tea with twigs and 2 leaves 1 bud this tea is my daily drinking tea that brews quite a lovely floral, vanilla cookie scented cup that has nice huigan and soothing but stimulating cha qi.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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94

Very long, individual leaves. After a short brew with almost boiling water it gives of an amber/green liquid with a very floral scent. The tea itself came out slightly bitter, but not at all unpleasant if you’re used to chinese teas where some bitterness is a desireable trait.
After varying brew times and temperatures it comes out consistently tasty. Bitterness can be controlled this way so you can reduce it if you’re not a fan.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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