Kwong Sang

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91
drank Tit Koon Yum by Kwong Sang
1 tasting notes

Bought this tea a few weeks ago and when I read the reviews I was a litle apprehensive because although I love Chinese tea I am genereally not an avid tea drinker BUT I found to my surprise that I loved it! I didn’t find it particularly strong .I also love it when its been left for afew hours and gone cold. It’s refreshing. Excellent Tea. Highly recommed it>

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec

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94
drank Woo Loong by Kwong Sang
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Gaiwan brewed this one with excellent results. This is a medium roasted oolong that is leaning slightly to the dark side. Not much else to say beyond that it proves once again that Chinese grocery stores prove themselves again and again to be reliable sources for cheap and decent oolongs.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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97
drank Keemun by Kwong Sang
223 tasting notes

Wow this is really good considering what it is. This has the typical slightly earthy Keemun flavor without any traces of bitterness nor smoke. If you like Keemun tea and good cheap tea than this is worth the price if you can find it in a Chinese market.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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75
drank Tit Koon Yum by Kwong Sang
223 tasting notes

This tea is a bit interesting. I would call it as being in the light and sweet group of green teas but it has some extra depth that is hard to really describe. Decent but personally I think I will be using the rest for ice tea and will not be buying it again.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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83
drank Original Russian Tea by Kwong Sang
29 tasting notes

this is my second time picking up a box of this from a local asian supermarket. i drink it with a little milk & sugar and it’s really round & soothing.

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70
drank Lotus Tea by Kwong Sang
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The large and golden-yellow 150g cylinder says “Lotus Tea” and under it it says “Tra Huong Sen”. There’s a Asian boy playing a flute while riding an ox on the back. Found it at Lee’s Oriental Market in Rochester, NY. It was between this tea and a box of Genmaicha tea bags, where I can get anywhere. I always try new things so why not try lotus tea from Vietnam?

Looks like a green tea. Leaves are definitely chopped. Lots of stems. Doesn’t look appealing.

Pungent, thick and dirty wet leaf aroma. Almost skunky. This is not a delicate smelling leaf.

Holy bitter! And steeped for only over a minute. This is rustic. Mineral and slightly sharp, like licking sheet metal. Tates like I’m sucking water out of a dirty root I just pulled from the ground. It has a “primal” taste to it: no sweetness or artificial bull. It tastes very natural, simplistic. Took half a glass to let my tastebuds become accustomed to it and I’m still not sure how to write about this. There’s a slight flowery taste to it but the “rootiness” of it overpowers.

As I drink, I look for possible benefits of slugging this bad boy down. Aside from it possibly aiding in the: treatment of diarrhea and abdominal cramps, treatment of certain heart ailments, fighting of gastric ulcers, heavy menstruation, combat hemorrhoids, post-partum bleeding…it also, apparently, helps in treating premature ejaculation.

Hey, if it’s on the internet, it’s gotta be true.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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68
drank Tit Koon Yum by Kwong Sang
1 tasting notes

I enjoy tea very much but I am far from an expert in understanding of tea but, here it goes:
From what I can tell so far, I lean towards green tea. I haven’t developed a taste for strong tea and this tea has a mild yet satisfying effect. I can enjoy a pot in the morning (weekends) when I have time to savor it. :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Tit Koon Yum by Kwong Sang
1 tasting notes

A nice, balanced tea, I blended it with a bit of vanilla tea to give it a slightly sweeter aftertaste.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Laichee Black Tea by Kwong Sang
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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Tit Koon Yum by Kwong Sang
2 tasting notes

Really can appreciate this tea. As the lady of the vegetarian supermarket said to me: There is tea to strengthen your Yin and there is tea to strengthen your Yang… this tea is right in the middle, for when you are already balanced.
As it seems I am balanced, this tea is well taken by my body. Drinks easily, has enough power to notice its strength and can easily be steeped up to 4 times, becoming more gentle per steep, without losing its characteristic taste.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Lotus Tea by Kwong Sang
86 tasting notes

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drank Tit Koon Yum by Kwong Sang
51 tasting notes

For me the pre-brew scent is odd. It’s what I would expect if coffee and green tea mated and had a baby. The green is much stronger when brewed.
Warning to others, I’m not a green tea fan and didn’t realize what this was until I brewed it since my packaging is in Chinese. My rating will be lower then someone who enjoys green teas more.
Anyway, the flavor is pretty much green tea. It does taste fresher and crisper then some other green teas that I’ve had.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Batrachoid

My grandpa had me right out the Chinese hanzi/Japanese kanji for “green tea”  (緑茶)and “black tea” (紅茶) as a sort of cheat sheet for when he buys in Chinatown. Maybe you can have an image saved of the characters to help with online purchases, if that’s the issue. =)

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drank Laichee Black Tea by Kwong Sang
51 tasting notes

I picked up a 6 tea sampler from the China pavilion in Disney. This is my first. The scent is very welcoming. It’s black tea with a sweet quality and a touch of a musky just rained scent. I’ve never been to China but interestingly, when I smell it, I think of China.
To the taste, it is sweet but more of an organic sweet. I hate sweet tea but this is fine. It almost tastes like they were gentler in the processing and more of the natural tea flavors are present. It’s really hard to describe this taste. I feel like it’s familiar but not all at the same time.
It is clean and crisp. I would recommend giving this a try. I find it very refreshing. I don’t think there is much in it to offend any taste buds and I picked it up for pretty cheap so if you are considering this tea, give it a shot. I have a few more brews left before my sample of it runs out so I’ll make my reorder choice after that. At that point I guess I’ll learn if you can buy this online or I have to wait until my next trip to pick up more. There aren’t any chinatowns in my area.

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec
Hleigh_23

My Anut had got the same exact tea for me at Disney as well and I love it!! However, i am not sure about the other ones. Have you tired them? Shui Sen, Tit Koon Yum, Pu Erh teas? let me know what you think. :)

Melissa

I actually haven’t had the chance to try them yet :( I wanted to before I replied to you but so far no chance. I’ll update when I do though. Have you tried them?

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53

last cup of this, de-cupboarding
sugar and non-dairy creamer
plain black tea, astringent and a touch bitter
nothing special but not bad

Cofftea

It’s national Best Friend Day and my best friend is Russian!:) (Well technically Estonian, but that was also part of the Soviet Union and her family speaks Russian). Gonna get my fill of piroshkis this weekend!:)

AmazonV

best friend day? there is a holiday for everything

Cofftea

lol yep- that’s why I laugh at National Hot and Iced Tea Months… It’s like “isn’t that EVERY month?!” lol. Winne the Pooh is the World Ambassador of Friendship.

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53

28 ounces tap water
Sunbeam TeaDrop Hot tea Maker
4 tsp tea
medium setting
2 sugars
still a good black tea…but not any kind of wow

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94

I’m not an Oolong fan, as a rule. However, this tea is pretty amazing. It has both green tea and oolong leaves in it, as well as jasmine flowers, and it shouldn’t be steeped for too long or boiled. (I made this mistake and the green tea leaves were quite unforgiving.)

Made correctly, it tastes exactly like the tea served in almost every New York City Chinese restaurant I’ve visited, and I’ve visited a lot of them.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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53

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teaspoon in a finum tea filter
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot, 1 tea mug full
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: dried leaves, fall, tea
Flavor: plain tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: a little bitter but very short lived
Liquor: nice reddish brown

Got this as a gift from a coworker, it’s a nice basic black tea

Post-Steep Additives: none

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
Jillian

So is it a Russian Caravan?

AmazonV

I wish I knew…It’s mystery tea as far as my best guess

AmazonV

Anyone know character based languages? It was made in hong kong but i can’t say for sure where it is marketed twoard. I could post the non-English bits pictures

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100

from Chinatown, sweet but very clean and crisp and refreshing

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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