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91

Smooth, round flavor. Sweet, dark. This tea has a very yin quality. Rosey color. So, even though this is a shu cha, it is one of the few I’ve had that approach the character of a sheng cha. It’s not quite as musty/muddy as other shu cha. I don’t know if it is because it has aged for 11 years.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Aged Beauty 1979 by J-TEA
36 tasting notes

Dark Earth, notes of bell pepper, morel mushrooms

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

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100

I think this is my favorite tea of all time. Thanks, Josh, for introducing me to green oolongs, thus eliminating my fear of ALL oolongs!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

The front end of this tea is so sweet. It’s not like agave nectar or honey though. More like magnolia nectar, if there is such a thing. Also, peaches. The body is so milky and smooth and full-flavored. A mild, round vegetal finish.
I have to say that I don’t think Americans often have the opportunity to drink tea like this. I just feel lucky and honored to have this opportunity. Thanks Josh!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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89

I discovered Steepster randomly while trying to find reviews of this tea to share with a Tweet I felt I had to do because this is just too darn good, so I didn’t capture the preparation details. I can tell you I’m on the 3rd steeping and left the leaves in for quite a while and yet there’s nary a hint of tannins. The aroma is still remarkable. Not quite jasmine, but certainly some tropical flower. Taste is certainly green but not grassy. Artichoke sounds close, but a sweetness lingers. Green oolongs are among my favorites, and this is spectacular this ranks quite high.

Chris Wilhite

You should get Josh’s Green Oolong Sample Pack http://jteainternational.com/tea-shop/sample-packs/. These green oolongs are my favorite also.

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90

Yet another excellent Oolong from J-Tea. Sweet, creamy, slightly astringent. Nice long aftertaste.

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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97

From tea tasting 7/3/11. Sue, Lori, Matt, Andrew, Chris
Aroma of sweet spice, astringent, ends with apricot

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91

From tea tasting 7/3/11. Andrew, Matt, Sue, Lori, Chris
Jasmine flowers, rose petals, artichokes, ends musky. A favorite!

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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91

This tea is very similar to the Ancient Tree Mini Brick that J-Tea provides. Though, rather than peat moss and bacon, this is more like punky wood that gets tingley the longer it steeps.

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83

Very earthy and rich, like blackland soil and molasses. Very smooth and easy to drink. This tea reminds me of the puer you get in the really good dim sum banquets. The smaller size cakes (100g) are also very convenient.

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97

This one is different than other High Mountain green oolongs I’ve had. First of all, the flavor just keeps going, brew after brew. I get this peachy taste, like the hint of the ripest peach I’ve ever had, or even canned peach (but in a good way). The floral notes also give me a jolt every time I take a sip. Delicious! Truly amazing.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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94

I have significantly improved my brewing time with this Ming Jian. I get this sweetness akin to agave nectar or sweet honey. It is so lovely, I can’t wait for this year’s harvest!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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85

This traditionally roasted Iron Goddess is really nice. There are a few tricks to get it just right. After heating my gaiwan really hot, I put the tea leaves in it and shake it. Then I pour boiling water on it for just 15 seconds. Then I get a nice roastiness with a subtle sweetness that is perfect for a dark winter night.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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90
drank Oh Ba Sang by J-TEA
36 tasting notes

Now that I’ve had this a few times, I have a stronger impression of it. That first steeping is like baked brown sugar – like cookies. Perfect for a winter snack.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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94

This is a really, really nice green high-mountain oolong. The sweetness in the beginning is so full. It has become my weekend springtime favorite. I just want to share it with everyone.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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92

I really like this tea. It is popular among my friends too. I find that I have better luck steeping it at 195 F rather than just off boiling. The first steeping has that really nice sweet, fruity highlight that reminds me of agave nectar. The second steeping has an earthier flavor. And the later steepings seem light and breezy. It really has the energy of spring – sweet, light, and breezy.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Chris Wilhite

I’ve actually brewed this a lot since this note. I actually have taken it back to boiling water. If I use about 7 grams to about 100 ml of water right off the boil and steep for 45-60 seconds, I get a really nice tea. It is a lovely high-mountain oolong. It has one of the better values for tea that I’ve had – not too pricey, but very nice quality.

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92

This tea reminds me of peat moss. I really like it in the morning. There’s also this sensation of bacon.

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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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92

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drank Oh Ba Sang by J-TEA
112 tasting notes

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92

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90
drank Oh Ba Sang by J-TEA
36 tasting notes

I just bought some of this tea from J-Tea. It immediately became one of my favorites. I love the rich sweetness that fills the mouth. Excellent tea.

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

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96
drank Wen Shan Bao Zhong by J-TEA
112 tasting notes

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drank Oh Ba Sang by J-TEA
112 tasting notes

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96
drank Wen Shan Bao Zhong by J-TEA
112 tasting notes

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