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drank White Monkey Paw by Utopian Tea
911 tasting notes

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Chinese green so this was a bit shocking to my palate, especially because this seems like a pretty bold Chinese green – I just wasn’t prepared for it! It’s very fresh and vibrant tasting – very grass/hay tasting with a spike of something sharp that I sometimes read as mineral-y and sometimes read as nutty. Even reading that note as mineral-y, this still isn’t briny/salty which is a note I get from a lot of Chinese greens. Instead, it’s more sweet with almost a fruity taste to it. It has lots of flavors going on and has a great fresh and bold taste (for a Chinese green). Quite lovely! Thanks so much to TeaEqualsBliss for sharing this one with me!

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82
drank White Monkey Paw by Utopian Tea
4540 tasting notes

Thank You to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

This is a really nice tea. Smooth and sweet. Very nice and relaxing to sip.

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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

I’ve been spending way too much $ on tea lately! This is a pretty non standard Oolong. I like it. It’s a little milder than what I would usually call a good Oolong, but it has nice flavors.

Stephanie

Yep, spending mucho $$$ on tea is practically a given when you’re on Steepster! :)

UpInTheAir

True! It’s a guilty pleasure.

Stephen Wise

Thanks for trying our Iron Goddess – Glad you enjoyed it!

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81

yes! nomnomnom. 3 rounds necessary

Rabs

Hooray! Better tea :D

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100

Henry David Thoreau would be proud. Utopian Tea’s Iron Goddess of Mercy is a true testament to the core values that inspired Thoreau’s “Walden” and the utopian society it chronicles. My initial reaction upon trying the herbal drink was that of transcendental bliss.

Stephen Wise

WOW – Thanks for this bit mentioning Henry David Thoreau! I’m a fan – Glad to see your inspirational words on our Iron Goddess

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95

I LOVE the name of this tea company! :)

This smells like a gentle perfume dry – liquid smells a little bit like flowers from a distance.

This is very light in color.

I can taste the honey-suckle likeness and the more I drink it the better I like it. It’s very clean and crisp and thirst-quenching. YUM!

Cofftea

“Crisp and thirst quenching”- exactly! I think it would make a wonderful iced tea, I just don’t have a large enough amount to do it since I’m the Sample Queen.

TeaEqualsBliss

As it cools at room temp for a few minutes the flavor really start coming out more! :)

Stephen Wise

I love oversteeping this tea on the 2nd infusion, and drinking it when the water cools to room temp by itself – Give that a try and let me know what you think

TeaEqualsBliss

Cool…
How long do you suggest for the OVERsteep on the 2nd infusion!?

TeaEqualsBliss

I will also be reviewing this one very soon over at SororiTEA Sisters in greater length.
http://sororitea.wordpress.com/

I’m sending small samples to a few friends on here to help spread the word as well and half of my bag is being shipping to Anne for review as well! :)
Thanks so much, Stephen!!!

Stephen Wise

Thank YOU, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing our tea with more people – it means a lot!

Stephen Wise

oh yeah – About the steeping.. Try letting it steep as the water goes from hot to room temp – 15 min or so, and you’ve got yourself a refreshing beyond perfect cup of Iron Goddess of Mercy

TeaEqualsBliss

15 mins for the 2nd…cool…gotchya! Thanks!

katers

Have you tried multiple infusions for this one? I’m looking for a good oolong that will stand up to several infusions without becoming watery.

Cofftea

katers, I have (well Adagio’s version). But then again I’ve had good resteeping success w/ almost all oolongs I’ve tried it with.

Stephen Wise

Katers, I’ve infused this over 5 times nearly every other day – This oolong is one that truly lasts

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
190 tasting notes

What an interesting green tea, it’s like none i’ve ever had. The liquor is thicker than usual, and the color is darker as well. It doesn’t taste vegetal,or grassy at all, but instead has an earthy aspect, that reminds me of some black teas maybe? I can’t place the taste, but it is really full and very flavorful. Unfortunately, I have very little of this tea left!

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
190 tasting notes

had to up the score on this tea. i really like it more and more as I drink it more times. It is so interesting, and today I really really picked up on that smoky layer of the tea in the scent. It smells like smoke, which is very intense smell. That smoky layer of the smell is in the flavor a little, but not as intensely as in the aroma. This isn’t a grassy green tea, so I would say it would be good for newbies getting into better tea types, as well as tea lovers who just crave a good cuppa. :)

Stephen Wise

Thanks, and BTW, this is a top 5 featured comment on the front page of Steepster.com right now. Congrats, and thanks for spreading good word of Utopian Tea!

LissaMarie

No problem! It is? That’s so cool! Thanks for letting me know :)

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
190 tasting notes

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
190 tasting notes

i’ve been drinking so much oolong lately that i have ignored other types. This is a great tea, I can taste the smoky level of flavor, and is earthy and enjoyable.

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
190 tasting notes

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
190 tasting notes

drinking this tea this morning in prep for my exam later today. Just need a little wake up call. Especially because I just spilled some my the tea on my couch- hope that’s not a bad omen!

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91

A nice one to mellow-out to. Ahhhhh! Light and fluffy. Sweet-Veggies. A delight!

Stephen Wise

Thanks for sharing this tea with a few of your friends! I see some of them credit you for sending it their way, and just want to say thanks for spreading our tea out like that! It means a lot

TeaEqualsBliss

Thank YOU Stephen…would you like SororiTEA Sisters to review any others? Just let me know!

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
9 tasting notes

Definitely can taste the smokey layer that is mentioned in the description. A very interesting flavor that does not taste very grassy. Definitely recommend!

Stephen Wise

Thanks for the great rating, Greg – You know I appreciate everything

GregSqueeb

No problem! I had an amazing cup off this tea the other day! It was so sweet that it boggled my mind! I have been trying to recreate it ever since! Any word on when you are going to get some pu-erh?

Stephen Wise

I too made a mysteriously better cup of this green spiral this morning. I hope I can recreate it soon. I steeped it for exactly 1 min, I believe. I’ve recieved a few samples of Pu-erhs last week. I plan on deciding on which I want to add to our selection soon, and hopefully have it available on Utopian Tea within a month.

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94
drank Green Spiral by Utopian Tea
9 tasting notes

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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100

As the head of Utopian Tea, this is one of my all time favorite Oolongs. When I got it as a sample from the actual tea farm, I knew I had to choose this to start off our first wave of teas in our online selection. I know you’ll all enjoy Great Buddha’s Palm :) Goes great with sushi btw..

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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98

I love this tea a lot. It is earthy and sweet and just perfect for the morning when you are a bit groggy and need some help from your teacup :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I have been wanting to try teas from Utopian Teas!

Rabs

I’m so sad that I missed their “skull mug” giveaway yesterday — I missed it by mere minutes :(

LissaMarie

=[ Those skull mugs were pretty awesome, Rabs!

Teaequalsbliss- They offer pretty sweet deals from time to time, usually on Tuesdays. A few weeks ago they offered buy one tea and get 2 free, which is pretty awesome.

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98

great tea to wake up with on a saturday :)

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