Dobra Tea

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86

I’ve become quite a fan of brewing the finer black teas of China with zhongs and not filters. In such a small vessel, the leaves seem to fill the entire space with their burgeoning flavors, and more infusions can be gained with a quicker and more surprising succession of brews.
Late afternoon awakener, for the days when one wishes to linger in sleep. Notes of bittersweet cacao paired with the deep satin texture of this tea makes any gray day luxurious. I read somewhere that Qi Men means “Great Gate,” the energy of opening.
A Ganesha tea, obstructions and limits clear away under its influence.
3 min, if using a teapot, or by intuition via zhong ;-)

Traveling Shrine

Forgot to mention, but accompanying this tea with cacao-like delicacies is a sure-fire route to supreme bliss. Sensual Enlightenment!!!! I had it with a cacao-blue green algae Wildbar and Maca-Manna butter……………..no further words possible!

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95
drank Yamacha by Dobra Tea
22 tasting notes

The Dobra Yamacha is one of the most unique and delicious high mountain sencha teas I have tried. It has the nutty roasted flavor of a Korean Nok Cha mixed with the vegetal qualities of a shade grown Japanese green like gyokuro or tamaryokucha. Highly recommended!

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88
drank Yamacha by Dobra Tea
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Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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85

A delicious oolong that is best served gong fu style. subtle flavors hint at apricot. kind of like Magic Hat #9 but good. This is a classic tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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82

Astringent, but polite…the leaves dance vertically in the cup, whirling rods of “yellow” energy. A tribute to the inner emporer, feeds the inner majesty…

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Kukicha by Dobra Tea
1 tasting notes

Sipping as I wait for the coming obession of the earths progression with growth and green.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Tai Ping by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

fun lil green this is.

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

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84

Certainly not the first flush but still quite good and interesting.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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93
drank Da Hong Pao by Dobra Tea
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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95

This remarkable harvest does something unexplainable when you drink it. First flush is always something to look forward to.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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88
drank Tamaryokucha by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

Complicated name. complicated flavor. delicious

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90

Excellent wild Pu-erh. sort of tastes like bamboo or if you’ve ever chewed on a chopstick. light but still earthy, i’ve gotten as many as 13 good infusions out of it before it lost it’s flavor.

Cofftea

Wild? I’ve never heard tea described as wild before.

Ben Youngbaer

Yeah I guess it isn’t from a tea garden, people just pick it from wherever. it’s really good though. almost impossible to over steep it too.

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64
drank CTC Assam by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

Not top choice for drinking by itself. it does however blend with just about everything, which is its purpose. makes for excellent chai.

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93
drank Da Hong Pao by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

My favorite tea so far. the perfect balance of smokey and sweet. nice and dark but not too dark.

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60
drank CTC Assam by Dobra Tea
6 tasting notes

Solid flavor. Not too mouthy. Good for multiple brews.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Tiger River Tea by Dobra Tea
5 tasting notes

Hoped that it would be stronger, didn’t expect it to have an aroma, hardly any smell, would take Dilmah Yata Watte over it anytime. Nevertheless it did save my life, more or less. First low grown tea from Sri Lanka I had for a far too long time.

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