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Recent Tasting Notes

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Thomas changed the name of this one recently from DMS Santhikiri Fanzhi Oolong to DMS Bai Yai Oolong . Is one of my 2 favorite teas :)

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100

um, yeah, its all been said already, good good stuff, today this one is my favorite.

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This one was completely different from what I thought it would taste like, however it is really good! For some reason, I was thinking a little darker, more roasted or possibly close to some of the Oriental Beauty that I’ve had. This is not the case here.

Both the dry and infused leaves did not change in its consistency of fresh cut spring grass and wild onions. There is a certain bothiness to the liquid that is full and satisfying. It is very easy to sip this tea, with its smooth green tea-like qualities that ends the mouth with a touch of sweetness.

I found the leaves to be of excellent quality and completely enjoyed watching the leaves unfurl a little after each infusion. This tea is perfect for experiencing with a gaiwan!

There is a small, I mean very small amount of astringency detected if the water temp is much above 185 °F, however I tried it closer to boil and found it still pleasant – not offensively overpowering. No matter the steep time or water temp, the tea was found to be very forgiving – which is uncommon with most greener oolongs. They can be quite cantankerous, and refuse to be nice or sweet if not given their cooler pool of water.

Great job, as I’m finding is usual, to Thomas and the team at Siam Tee Shop with this one! Very nice greener oolong!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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100

Whoa!!! I really wasn’t truly prepared for this tea. It is nothing short of amazing – no joke. Cutting to the chase, it’s a mix between a Taiwanese Sun Moon Lake and Laoshan Black that I’ve had from Verdant Teas. Yes, I’ll go on the record and say it’s that good!

After warming the gaiwan and letting the heat activate the dry leaves as they sit with lid closed for 5 seconds. There are wonderful notes of ripe apricots and fresh cut sugar cane. Add a little hot water for 5 seconds, for the first infusion, and you now have an aroma of raisins, oven dried apples chips and interestingly enough, buttery hominy.

The liquid definitely has the fruitiness similar to some of the Taiwanese Black Assamica strain that I’ve tried, along with a complimenting light coca creaminess. It is very smooth, bright and leaves a clean, minty taste to the mouth – without any bitterness!

I must say, THANK YOU to Thomas at Siam Tee Shop for this one! It was included in a sampler that I purchased and I’m really glad that he was generous to release this lovely tea. I would not have been offended (now that I have tasted and seen its great brew), if he would have hidden and kept it to himself. You couldn’t blame him at all! Wonderfully delicious black tea!

You check out this tea and decide for yourself here: http://siam-tee.de/product_info.php?products_id=41

You will not be disappointed!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
Pyra Gorgon

Now I want to go out and buy this tea! Great review.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

http://www.siam-tee.de/product/jin-xuan-black-pearls/?lang=en
Pyra you really should get some of this Tea, It is delicuous!

Pyra Gorgon

I think you are right, Tommy the Toad.

Thank you for the link!

Pyra Gorgon

8 euro isn’t so bad a price for 100 grams. plus another 3.45 euro for shipping. ( will wait till USD to EUR get more parity)

Terri HarpLady

Wow…now I want some of this one!

Sil

mm sounds delicious!

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100

I been sipping on this one today, It’s been a bad bay but at least I still have good Tea :)
http://toadsteablog.blogspot.com/2012/11/bad-day.html

I think I will make a pitcher of this one Iced, its really good iced too.

Claire

Hope your day gets better!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Thank You, it was just one of those days they happen sometimes :)

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100

I’m home from the hospital with Lance getting things ready for him to come home and be comfy hopefully later on today :), it feels so good to actually sit down to a good cup of tea it’s only been a few days since I could do that but it feels like a month to me,The few short times that I’ve been homeI just didn’t have the time or desire to have tea because I just come in a eat fed the dogs took a bath and went right back up there with Lance, I try to be there for him as much as I can. This tea right now is better than it has ever been!!

Claire

So glad to hear Lance is coming home and you got a good cup of tea!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I’m so glad too, I’m going to have his teapot ready for him when he comes home with some Lapsang Souchong, his fav :)

Invader Zim

So glad that he’s able to come home and you two can rest a little and have some tea!

TeaBrat

Welcome home Lance! :)

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100

I already made my notes on this one a few times, This one actually replaced one of my favs for iced Oolong to keep in the fridge, I made this one just like I do Lance’s iced teas only in a smaller pitcher just for me and with not as much sweetener. I do enjoy slightly sweetened iced tea tho but then again I am a southern and thats what we do down here lol, Anyways I’m really surprised that Lance don’t care for this one because it is a really good tea with nice chocolate tones when iced (I think I mention “chocolate” like aroma in this one but didn’t mention chocolate like flavors) but lance just don’t care for Oolong which is a shame to me ;) I’m at dialysis with him today and I filled up a small water bottle of this to bring with me it is drank up and now I want more lol I like Oolongs like this with “darker” tones.

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Thomas Edward(Toad)

I tried to edit this one a little but the pop up screen to edit it will not scroll down so i can save it, that seems to happen to me alot on here, oh well :)

mrmopar

we have a peachy oolong from adiagos tea that is pretty good. does lance like peach oolongs?

Thomas Edward(Toad)

He might if he would try one, sounds good to me :) He does like Creamy Nut Oolong from teaopia but it is very yummy flavored, I’ll have to sneak him some Peachy Oolong and see what he thinks about that. Thanks :)

TheTeaFairy

your reviews and comments are so candid, they always make me smile:-)

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93

I spent the whole day with DMS Loose Black Tea from Siam Tee Shop, I have a huge crush on this Teas sister DMS Black Pearls so how could I not also love it loose, there are a few differences in the two that I notice right from the start but both are equally great teas.
The dry tea has a sweet aroma when but not as sweet as its sister with pretty brown and black leaves and after the leaves are steeped they have a really nice slight citrus scent to them like some black teas do, the leaves are whole and pretty to look at like an Oolong.
This is a really nice black tea it has many nice flavors of raw cocoa with citrus notes, very little astringency and a thin dark brown liquid it’s not dark and thick like some black teas.
I’ve had many cups today and the flavors are very light with the first few steeps then get a little stronger by the 3rd steep and start fading after about 6 steeps but the flavor pretty much remains the same other than at the very end it seems to go very citrus when it is starting to fade out.Very nice black tea.
I do prefer the Pearl when it comes to this one but like I said they are both equally nice, I do enjoy the citrus notes in this one, Great Tea Overall.
Also the steeped leaves are very nice to look at most of the leaves are whole little brown leaves, very pretty.

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65

This is a very nice green tea it is light and grassy with almost sweetcorn type notes, creamy smooth like an Oolong with some astringency towards the end and lingering mouthfeel, this Green Tea has some Oolong nuances. The Aroma was typical grassy/vegetal green tea aromas, Overall a very Pleasant Tea for everyday drinking.

http://toadsteablog.blogspot.com/2012/10/santikhiri-sen-cha.html

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec
SiamTeas

Yes, love that one, too!

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93

This one is very nice also, I am a huge fan of the DMS Black Pearls and this loose leafe very is just as nice it its own ways, i feel it it have a lighter flavor profile very nutty and roasty also with hints of cocoa, the leaves are pretty to look at too that always important to me, and the Aroma of this tea is wonderful to it seems to have some citrus or even piney notes in the aroma i think that aroma come into play with the slight floral or bloomy notes of this tea, Very Good Tea to me.

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I’ve had many ginseng oolongs lots of them seem to be on greener less fermented/oxidized this one i think is medium and it brews up a nice dark amber brew with id just how i like an oolong, The ginseng coat don’t cling to the leafe forever either allowing the leaf to open up much faster than most yet there is still plenty ginseng flavor to this tea I really enjoy this tea, i knew it would taste good i’m very glad to have orederd it.
I can’t smell ginseng for some reason at all ever but the aroma of this one at first brew was reminiscent to a heavy baked tgy. very nice tea, i love it, i can’t smell ginseng but i taste it sometimes :)

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Claire

I’ve never tried ginseng oolong before but I keep seeing it lately and thinking “hmm, I should try that”.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

this one is a very nice one to try :)

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100

This tea smells as good as it tastes, almost almost smells like a chocolate bar laying on fresh cut grass lol weird i know but very good. Many steeps from this one too pending on how ya do it, i do short steeps from the gaiwan at least 8 times before it even starts to fade and then it still very good until about the 12th steep. I bump the rating on this one up a little bit :)

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Thomas Edward(Toad)

I tried to edit out that extra “almost” in there but there was a glitch and i cant scroll don’t to click save lol, oh well

Kittenna

I had a weird tasting note glitch the other day too, where the pop-up appeared above the top of the page, and I couldn’t see the whole thing… annoying!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Ah yeah, ive seen that one too, it sux lol

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This is a very nice “sticky rice” tea, perfectly sweet and tasty but the aroma is most wonderful, I always have liked the scent of rice teas this one makes the whole kitchen smell good. Lance don’t like the smell he calls in “stinky rice” tea lol

Bonnie

I love sticky rice tea all sweet and good. I’ve made it iced and love that too.

K S

Showing my lack of world travels here, but someone please tell me what sticky rice is. I see this mentioned often and I have no reference point to compare.

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100

This is Black Tea from Northern Thailand, I clicked on the options of black as well as oolong for this one, because I compare it to a Heavy baked Ti-Guan-Yin(but better). There are not enough good thing that I can say about this tea It is very wonderful, full of flavor and aroma. No astringency very velvety smooth nutty yummy goodness, It’s just one of those that you have to taste and smell for yourself because words on here just don’t cut it. Alls else I can say is that you just got to try it. fans of Black(red) Teas and Oolongs will mostly likely enjoy this tea very much,I know I did, but any tea lover should be able to appreciate the essence of this tea. I plan on writing more detailed cup by cup notes on this one as soon as I get more since this review is based on just my sample size portion of it,I need more so that I can toy with different steep times and temps and such,I don’t do cup by cup reviews really but this tea to me is worthy of such a review. Awesome Tea! Go get ya some http://siam-tee.de/index.php?cPath=13_6

Bonnie

Sounds good Tommy

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90

I’m glad to have gotten some more Shan Tee,Pending on how ya steep this one you can enjoy a few different flavor profiles, short steeps is more greenish kinda floral goodness and longer steeps gives ya more of a raw puerh kinda oolongish yummyness, I do so enjoy this tea. All the teas that i’ve had from Siam Tee Shop have been very nice i’m surprised more folks on here haven’t had any to review on here, if you enjoy raw puerhs, green teas or oolongs you should for sure try this one. also Please read about Project Shan Tee here http://siamteas.com/?page_id=501 :)

Kirkoneill1988

Nice!

not sure if i have tried raw puehr before…. i forget….
but i love green and oolong teas! :D

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100

Hello Steepster :)
This is an Oolong that I could drink often, it is deliciously bold to me with even a little earthyness to it, The Aroma is wow so good in both the steeped leaves and the dry leaves you can almost taste it when you smell the dry leaves. Super good. read my review on the site here http://siam-tee.de/product_reviews_info.php?products_id=31&reviews_id=23

Short infusions in the gaiwan made several cups

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Pretty package too!

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Wonderful, Steeped in the gaiwan using short steeps of 30 seconds up to 1 minute this one brews up a pale yellow color with a smooth almost buttery flavors to me, this is also very nice to feel in the mouth velvety smooth. The steeped leaves have a nice floral aroma that is absent in the liquor. It leaves a pleasant taste lingering in my mouth like a sweet aftertaste very nice.

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Oolong teas are like cousins. They may have the same name but each offers a different pleasure. The taste can range from clear, bright and flowery to heavy and charcoal-flavored depending upon their origin and processing. Oolong teas are withered in the sun, partially fermented, and sold as loose leaves or curled and rolled into small balls called “gunpowder.” The degree of fermentation varies between 8% and 85% which gives “Formosa oolong teas” a large range of aromatic varieties from a sweet and fruity honey aroma to a green / fresh bouquet flavor. Oolong #17 from Siamteas.com is light, fragrant yet very satisfying. You might enjoy it before meditation for clarity of vision while reducing stress, a cool fresh evening on a high mountain.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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