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drank Rou Gui A by jing tea shop
334 tasting notes

Another tea from my recent order Jing Tea Shop. Spring 2012
I like this tea. its not as complex as Mi Lan Dancong. But i shouldn’t even compare them.
It seems like its medium roast. dont think this tea is old. thru reading TeaDB i found it gets better after a year
http://teadb.org/wuyi-oolong-compendium/
Anyway, this tea is yummy. its rich with dried fruits with cinnamon( very nice ,not overwhelming). Gongfu method 6g 100ml gaiwan 200F
Many short steeps of 5/10/15sec.
I cant say its my fav because its the only one i tried. i would like to compare it to other Rou Gui.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Cwyn

I think I’ve read that article about 10 times and still need to read it more times, so much info packed in it.

boychik

Agree. The guys are awesome. Looking forward for more episodes and articles from them

apt

some people will recommend waiting up to 3 years before consuming. Essence of Tea says to wait 3yrs. I think 2 is enough.

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Spring 2014
I’m so impressed with this tea. Unfortunately due to my inexperience with Dancong
I probably won’t be able to do the proper review.
I’ll try to do what I can. It’s incredible. It’s like fruit cocktail (. I’m not even able to pinpoint every one). Lychee, mango, pineapple, maybe cherry. Some raw nuts. Around 4th steep some bitterness creeped. But nothing offensive. And loooong sweet aftertaste lingering in my mouth.
Gongfu 6g 100ml 195F
Many 5/10/15 secs
Highly recommended, thanks apt!

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
apt

one of my favorites! glad to hear you liked it

boychik

I think I’m going to order more of it. I just want to finish tasting others

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I was smitten today. This tea is like nothing I tried in my life.
4g 100ml 195F
Rinse/10/15/15/20/30 etc
Leaves are long. Maybe like an inch on average and some longer
Smells intoxicating. I’m very new to this type of tea so it’s hard to describe all the notes. Overall it’s like drinking semi sweet champaign .
So glad I ordered from JTS. Thank you apt for recommending

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Nicole

Smitten? Oh my.

apt

try it with 6-7g for 100ml, Dancongs are better with a bit more leaf. Glad you liked it, tell me how the AAA compares!

boychik

Will try. Thanks;)

Stephanie

I luuuuuv dancong

mj

I’m happy you found a tea that impressed you so much :)

boychik

I want to try AAA today . I hope I will be able to find the difference.

boychik

Thank you mj, this tea is unique to me

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drank Dan Cong Red Tea by jing tea shop
334 tasting notes

I got my order today. I was so excited because I got 3 tea packages after “starvation” mode.
This tea. It’s very complex,changing from one steep to another.
Gongfu method
4g 100 ml gaiwan 205F
10/15/20/20/30 etc
The leaves are midnight black, very thin and very long like Daddy long legs. Scale to the rescue.
First steep was pale yellow, longan or grapes, juicy and some raw nuts,maybe cashew?
Second steep was totally different. Smelled like brownie, tasted like brownie with some faint cherry note
Later steeps were more citrusy, like grapefruit, longan came back with more cherry note pronounced. Some steeps were kinda floral in Darjeeling way.
This tea was quite an experience. Rich, multifaceted , satisfying
Thank you apt for suggesting me Jing Tea Shop. I’m very excited to try new teas.

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
apt

wow! sounds like some of this is being added to my next JTS order.

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drank Winter Ya Shi by jing tea shop
474 tasting notes

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I’m sorry JTS, but even with a packed gaiwan, this doesn’t taste good. It’s like a super flat gaoshan oolong. Some floral notes, not much. It’s a shame, as the rest of their teas are so good. I can’t say much about this, it’s pretty boring and flat. My friend loved it though, go figure.

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drank Mi Lan Dancong by jing tea shop
48 tasting notes

2 entries for this tea? What the hell

I love this tea. It’s not too fragrant unlike other dancongs cough cough VERDANT HUANG ZHI XIANG but it’s naturally fragrant and sweet. It’s not the best dancong out there but it’s the best for the price. Definitely ordering a ton of this next time I order from Jing

yyz

Does it resteeps well. I have a min on Dancong that’s probably more floral than honey like, but I find that the flavour is not as strong or as brilliant as some of my other Dancong so I brew it western style. This is the only oolong I regularly do this with.

apt

it resteeps nicely. I’d say around 15 steeps for 6g in 100ml gaiwan.

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I love this tea. It’s not too fragrant unlike other dancongs cough cough VERDANT HUANG ZHI XIANG but it’s naturally fragrant and sweet. It’s not the best dancong out there but it’s the best for the price. Definitely ordering a ton of this next time I order from Jing

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drank Rou Gui A by jing tea shop
48 tasting notes

brewed this wrong in the beginning, but I got it right it was pretty good. I got a strong sweet cinnamon fragrance, like a cinnamon roll with a little icing, which translated over to the taste. the roast was lighter than I am used to, which may have helped the fragrance. overall this is a good value and good tea, but not mindblowing in any way.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Roasted, Sugarcane, Sweet

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western brewed this.

this is a roasted white tea, which is something I’ve never heard of. it sounded good and is inexpensive so 50g made it into my jing tea shop order.

I like this better than fuding bai mu dan. this is a complex tea, with a heavy body and lingering aftertaste. it isn’t as sweet up front, but the typical sugary finish of bai mu dan presents itself in the aftertaste. it is as good as any white tea I’ve had, maybe even better, and at half the price!

can’t wait to try this cold brewed and gongfu

Flavors: Asparagus, Fruity, Heavy, Powdered sugar, Sugarcane

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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86

WOW
My first Lion Mt dragonwell and I am stunned. Literally zero bitterness, all sweetness and the most complex flavor profile of any green tea, it changed in my mouth like a good oolong. The taste started out like sweet peas then slightly creamy then crisp almost lemon/lime like. Later steepings revealed a asparagus after taste that was superb. Just when I thought green tea was boring and 1 dimensional the tea that was described to me as the “chinese gyokuro” came along. This is truly my new favorite tea and i am already anxious that it is only obtainable late april early may yearly.

Flavors: Asparagus, Peas

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

Sweet peas and creamy to crisp lemon/lime….then asparagus… Wow. This sounds fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.

Jiāng Luo

oops guess this was a qing ming harvest (30th march) not pre-qing ming but yeah I was about to give up on greens now I finally found one complex enough to try steeping in my gaiwan.

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drank Ying De Hong Cha by jing tea shop
2342 tasting notes

Tea of the morning I’ve unearthed from my stash pile…

I am happy that I slept through the night and I don’t remember getting up once! 9 weeks post injury, this is a major achievement for me. I credit the massage I got yesterday and sleeping with a teddy bear under my arm, lol. Let’s hope this is a trend that continues.

This is a delicious chinese red tea I described in my original tasting note, It’s still so good. I love the mellowness of this tea. Even steeping for 3 minutes Western style like I did this morning, I am detecting no bitterness at all, just very mellow and rich chocolate and caramel notes. Perhaps it’s time to think about placing another order with Jing, maybe when the 2014 teas are out.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sami Kelsh

Teddy bears always make sleep better!

And that tea sounds lush. Good Gosh.

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This is not a sipdown. I realized I wanted something smokey with my dinner. It just seemed like it would add a nice dimension to the meal. Plus, I have this amazing box of teas from my swap with TeaExplorer, & I was dying to try one of them! So I’m trying this one! And before I say anything else, I want to say, “Thank you!”.

It’s quite tasty! Right now, I feel like the level of smoke is perfect on this cup. With some lapsangs, you have the BBQ thing going on, and the only thing you really get is lots of smoke. When I was a kid, we BBQed a lot, & no matter where I stood, the smoke was always in my face. My dad used to say, “Smoke follows Beauty.” :\
This is not one of THOSE teas. Sure, there’s smoke, & it’s at a realistic level, but there’s also a rich sweetness beneath that smoke, & I am truly loving this cup right now.

Nicole

Our family always followed that up with “and Beauty was a horse.” :P

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85

Űber rich for a brew that came from the same place as some of the pinnacle jasmine teas of china. I expected to pay
$’s for this but it was absolutely well worth the small batch to price rate. ༂

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drank Jin Yao Shi by jing tea shop
979 tasting notes

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