Dream About Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

68

Very nice, wine-y, tea. Not too astringent. Best with gong fu preparation.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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86

Sweetly fragrant with a slight nutty vegetal scent with floral overtones. It brews up into a pale yellow golden liquid. The taste is a warm nutty vegetal that is very pleasant. I can see accepting this as a tribute tea.

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

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75

The first Iron Goddess of Mercy I have liked and it’s lovely, mouth fillingly sweet and floral, but not at all cloying. It has a touch of vegetal to keep it grounded. Warms you for a while, right down to your tum.

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

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90

When I visited Dream About Tea in Chicago I asked the proprietor for advice about Pu-erh. I told him that I hadn’t found any I truly liked and that they upset my stomach. He asked what I had tried and so I told him the most recent experiment Tuocha: Camel’s Breath. He told me that Tuocha is made with broken leaves and that I would likely enjoy full leafed pu-erhs better. This rang so true for me I felt like slapping myself for not realizing it. Afterall, I prefer full leaf teas of every other sort of tea, why not pu-erh? I asked him for a recommendation for a beginner pu-erh tea and he showed me this one.

I rinsed it with hot water and then brewed it for 30 seconds (as per directions found on the web). Brewed up it smells like a combination of honey, light sweet fruits and apricot. The taste is very light, though that may be due to the 30 second brew time. I am looking forward to the second steeping which I may do a longer steep. There is no bitterness, no compost like taste. Just a sweet good tea. I really like this one.

Second Steeping: 45 seconds this time. It has stronger notes of honey and apricots.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
Angrboda

I wish I wasn’t in stingy-mode for another whole month. I have zero pu-ehr and I desperately want some. You didn’t make it better with this post just now!

Carolyn

This is just an amazing tea. It doesn’t taste like any other pu-erh I’ve tried.

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95

Lovely nutty fragrance and a pale yellow green liquor. The fragrance translates into the taste beautifully. It is a delightful tea with low levels of vegetal taste and no bitterness. Very calming and beautiful. Definitely a buy-again tea.

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99
drank Jasmine Pearl by Dream About Tea
223 tasting notes

Backlogging from Chicago trip:

One of the best teas I’ve ever had. The fragrance was perfect and simply inhaling the tea as it cooled brought pleasure to my senses. Drinking the tea was excellent as well. Even my beloved who thinks he hates teas loved this one.

A note on the tea shop: It was excellent. The proprietor is knowledgeable and very helpful. It is a great sadness to me that I couldn’t spend more time there.

takgoti

I want to say that we don’t really have a lot of tea shop/cafes around here besides Starbucks and Caribou and Starbucks and Starbucks [and I’m lukewarm on all of those], but that’s probably not true. I’ve gotten so used to just getting stuff sent and making things here and my version of “going out” has consisted of going to friends houses lately. I’d honestly forgotten that you can go out to legit places and physically get tea. I guess I’ll have to venture into DC soon. Though maybe not until the semester’s over. This means that it’s time for research. Google, here I come!

Carolyn

We do not have anything like this Chinese tea shop here in Memphis. That’s why it was such a treat to go to Dream About Tea. One of my friends describes “Tea Touring” in her tea blog and I am always so envious to read about cities that have good tea shops where one can actually try the tea as it was meant to be brewed and hear from knowledgeable people.

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68

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75

Yes it is rather bitter (try multiple short steeps to deal with this) but it does make me feel a lot better. This is what I drink every night before bedtime.

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