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93
drank Nok Cha by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

The tightly curled, dark green leaves produce the most amazing first infusion of this tea. Its aroma is of honey, molasses, or milk chocolate. The texture is creamy and soft as silk. I even picked up the milk chocolate flavor in the flavor, despite it being a light green tea. Two infusions pretty much take all this leaf has to offer, but I can’t get enough of it.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Hotcha! by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

If you’re craving a sweet tea-flavored beverage but not in the frame of mind for a bowl of Matcha, this is definitely what you should drink. The steaming mug full of a creamy rich green soy milk is, I feel, kin to one of those chai tea lattes you might find in coffee shops around the country, although certainly with a Japanese twist. Great for a cold day when you need more than hot water to warm your body.

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63
drank Earl Grey by Dobra Tea
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I’ve tried a lot of Earl Greys and this one is a reasonable pick. Just the right black tea astringency and an uplifting flavor with just a little bit of sweetener and (for my taste) no milk. I’m a big fan of bergamot and so a shorter infusion allows the citrus flavors to remain apparent over the black tea. If you’re ordering this tea prepared, you may want to request a shorter infusion unless you’re more of a fan of drinking Earl Grey as a dark brew with milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

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86
drank Tung Ting by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

Makes a wonderfully floral and comforting first and second infusion. The aroma of the dry and wet leaf really is like fresh flowers. Much closer to a green tea in terms of oxidation than most Oolongs and therefore will be better appreciated by those who favor greens or who are looking to move into the territory of green tea from blacks and oolongs.

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

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85
drank Hotcha! by Dobra Tea
108 tasting notes

super delcioius alternative to a chai in case you want a less intense pick me up

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92
drank Tung Ting by Dobra Tea
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This is a fairly non-traditional Tung Ting (or Dong Ding, as the variety is better known) in that it is completely unroasted. While the small size of the leaves (mostly single and often broken) and dark color of the tea suggests that it is machine-made and oxidized a bit too long, it’s still quite nice. If you like your Taiwanese oolongs unroasted & blatantly floral, this is one for you. A very strong, perfume-like aroma and powerful taste, that quickly wears off after a few infusions. Not a great long session tea, but great for a quick afternoon cup.

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

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92

The tamaryokucha served at Dobra is one of the fresher and more vibrant that I’ve tried. It’s somewhere between a sencha and a gyokuro on the Japanese green scale. There’s a strong fruity flavor, reminiscent of mango, yet it has a strong vegetal quality as well, just lighter than that of the shade-grown gyokuro. This is a great introductory tea for those looking to explore the world of Japanese greens. Brew in a kyusu or houhin.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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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
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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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92

I’ve only had the Da Hong Pao from Dobra a couple times, but it’s a great tea. Definitely unique for an oolong, it has a deep red color and a complex, earthy flavor. It almost reminds me more of a puerh than an oolong in this respect. A very nice tea for late fall/early winter nights.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec
spittingoutteeth

Bought a couple of ounces of this during a recent visit to Dobra and I like it more and more with each new cup. Such a nice, mellow roast with so much depth of flavor. Quickly becoming a personal favorite.

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85

On this brutally humid day, I am revisiting an old favorite. The more I drink this tea, the more I pick up flavors reminiscent of Belgian beer. A whole mouthfeel with a crisp finish that lingers pleasantly. As this tea ages, the roast is becoming sweeter.

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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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83

after watching the leaves dance in my cup, I took my first sip to discover a slightly vegetal taste at first, followed by a buttery flavor. as I await the second Infusion, the aroma of the tea lingers in the air.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 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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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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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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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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80
drank Touareg by Dobra Tea
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It’s a classic Dobra drink , one of the most ordered for sure. it can be really good and sweet in the summer. it’s a fun drink but not the best thing if you’re looking for tea.

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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
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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
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