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T-Bar Adelaide

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82
drank chun mei by T-Bar Adelaide
159 tasting notes

This is my third tasting note, but about my 30th cup of this tea.
It really is lovely, no bitterness. It’s a great start to my day.
It has a sweet barley straw thing going on.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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82
drank chun mei by T-Bar Adelaide
159 tasting notes

I’ve been a little obsessed with this one lately. It’s good. really good.
Balanced, not bitter. Invigorating. A Prince among greens!
Whereas my favourite Pai Mu Tan is a clear white, this one is proudly green. Slightly acid after-taste goes away each time you sip, making it more-ish. Steeps Well 2 or 3 times.
Worth a try. It was my Tea of The Week a few weeks back on www,robertgodden.com.au/id5.html

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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82
drank chun mei by T-Bar Adelaide
159 tasting notes

Tried this last night at the T-bar, was sensational but a little cool. They were about to close, all our tea seemed a little cool. Perhaps to move us along quicker?
What a great tea. Aromatic, I find it works wonderfully with or without a little sugar – I ofetn add a little to my first cup or two in the morning and last couple at night, and this suits that habit perfectly.
Oolong- like but less brackish. Just really lovely.
Which is why I bought some on the spot and am sipping this cup now.
Also, I can make “raise my eyebrow” puns to the glitteratea

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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83

This is my second tasting of this. I don’t seemed to have logged the last one.
I’m not sure what the “Red Thunder” refers to, but the tea itself does have a reddish hue. If I looked at it in a glass I’d think it was Kenyan, but it isn’t.
It has classic Darjeeling character, but there’s a spice element. Most of the Red Thunder listed on-line is a Darjeeling Oolong, but this isn’t.
Best guess would be to say that it has an alluvial, rich soil that is altering the character slightly. A bit like others I could name, notably Daintree.
All in all, very nice. Classic Darjeeling, and then that mildly peppery aftertaste.
My companions had milk. I don’t imagine that worked at all. It looked very light. But they both enjoyed it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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90

Shared a KMF with “Mrs Devotea”.
Great rich taste as usual. It really is a good, hearty black tea. One must always make sure one asks for the Mao Feng, as T-Bar has two Keemuns, and they’re both good, but this one shades the other.
Mrs D. also loved it in her milk+sugar configuration.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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64

As this tea features prominently in all to many English teas it is often not done well. This particular tea is nothing of the sort. It’s beautiful colour sits lightly in the porcelain cup reflecting the perfect hazlenut shades within. Although my first impressions were taken from a still understeeped cup the rest sits awaiting me in its the pot.

The first thing I noticed of this tea is that it is strangely smooth and silky, as if I’ve added milk, the tannins are soft and a little drying of the palate. All sensations are balenced and delicate but enjoyable to say the least.

This fills out to include citrus and sweet fruits in the second cup and as it cools it’s reminding me so very much of orange bitters as the fruit and bitter taste play off of one another. A citrus aroma fills the room and the headache I’ve had all day melts away.

A good choice and an even better tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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77

I’ve not had not had a great week before walking into my local T-bar and had decided to choose something to invigorate the body and the soul. I thought long and hard before deciding on trying a tea introduced to me by an old friend only a year or so before. Robert promised the heaven and the stars in this tea and I think he may not be wrong. The first steel of this tea provides a beautiful golden honey liqour in the cup which can only be described as heavenly. Like a good aged wine the tannins, although delicate, provides a smooth mouth and mossy nose.

But wait there’s more!

This tea continues to evolve with each consecutive steep, in this case 3-4 maximum. This is a great tea to enjoy time after time as every cup is different to the last.
Alas this is not the best example of Pai Mu Tan it is still worth searching out.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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35

Shared with my better half, she enjoyed it more. Perhaps as she has milk.
I found it strong and unpleasantly tanniny.
I doubt I’d try it again. Didn’t tatse like a quality tea should

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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84

Perfectly balanced, real classic Irish Breakfast / Afternoon tea taste. Much better than their organic English Breakfast

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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90

Enjoying this tea during meetings at the T-Bar
First cup was very mellow – enjoyed with better half, she had milk. Was and mossy, I would say.
Second cup with good friend Aaron, we have finished and are pulling the leaves apart.
aaron says "Balanced between herbal quality (mossy) with slightly tart finish. (Sweetly bitter!)
I added a little sugar which thickened it on the palate and bought the wood.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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86

I was meeting someone who has returned to Adelaide from London. Fearing that he had trouble getting a decent cup of tea there, we wnet to T-Bar, Adelaide Central Market. We decided on the Pai Mu Tan for two.
It was a pretty small pot and we polished it off, but got so engrossed in conversation we forgot to request a re-steep
It was fine, sweet enough by itself with a lovely woody warmth.
It went down very nicely.

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83
drank Assam BOP by T-Bar Adelaide
159 tasting notes

Plenty of flavour, more of a Ceylon taste with a strong presence in the mouth for about half an hour afterwards.
I like it. A good strong over-the-counter tea. My better half had it with milk, and it seemed to hold up well

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

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73

Had a cup of this whilst in the city today.
After a fair brew time, it developed a nice oolong profile, well balanced between black an green. The lychee flavour was interesting – it had an oily feel that seemed like coconut to me.
Consumed with a good book!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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