World Market

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I was wandering the aisles of World Market yesterday, killing time before my evening concert, and discovered that they have pouches of loose tea. Is this new, or have I just failed to notice before?

Anyway, this is a fairly decent white tea – liquor is golden in color. It is light, sweet, and delicate in flavor, and I’m on steep 4 of the tea, and it is still rewarding me with decent tea.

So, why not a higher rating? Well, it just doesn’t really ring my chimes. I can’t say why, it just doesn’t make me as happy as a good oolong, or a genmai cha. This isn’t going to stop me from drinking it or buying more. It’s a good cupboard staple.

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7 min, 0 sec

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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76

having never tasted pu erh tea cakes or aged pu erh, I’m just guessing my way through my first bag of this. wash it first before your brew it. I also, strangely, think it tastes good with milk (2%), until its a terra cotta color. I brew the life out of it every time, and it holds up for a different taste every time. a good stand-by, but i’m looking for further adventure in pu erh.

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Boiling 0 min, 45 sec
Aaron Harrison

let me add that today I got a new yixing tea pot and dedicated it to this pu erh, and wow, it really makes a difference. I’m on brew 8, and it opens up to real sweetness. hurray.

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65

Third steeping of the same leaves == weak cuppa. Oh well, it was tea. And we all know tea == good.

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65

Better with a bit of sugar.

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75

Sweet and yummy without adding anything.

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96

Okay, I am logging this again because I really really am loving this one. Maybe it’s my mood today (unexpectedly inexplicably giddy), but I am loving this more and more. It was slow at work so I even got to properly time it (only three minutes) and got two steepings in before I went home, enjoying third steeping as I type. :-) It is consistently yummy every time, again woodsy and pastoral. I could also be growing too fond of it because I swear my hair stylist dyed my hair the same dark dark brown with a hint of red color. I looked in my cup and saw my hair. :-D

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96

I steeped this for 90 seconds, they recommend 1-2 minutes, so I went half way. Dark dark, looks like coffee, but with a reddish tinge. Smell is damp grassy kind of smelling. The taste is mellow, contrasting the dark color. It’s mellow, smooth, and a little sweet, like a blend of an oolong and a pekoe. It reminds me of my mom’s old tea pot she brought with her from China almost 40 something years ago (she still has it and the basket, and uses it!), just very earthy and pastoral. So so nice, and a good pick from World Market!

Peggie Bennett

So I “remembered” the numbers wrong, it was to steep for 4-5 minutes! haha! So today, my second steeping with the same leaves, I did it for 4 minutes. Was pitch black instantly, so letting it steep for 4 minutes was a little nerve racking for me, I didn’t want it to turn bitter! But now the vegetal kind of taste comes through more, and it still keeps its mellowness and hint of sweetness. So even at 4 minutes, still good!

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60

I haven’t had anything lately that wasn’t something I already talked about on here, but I’ve been working my new Mickey head tea ball, a late Christmas gift from my BFF, and I love that thing! It makes it easier to bring my loose leafs to work with me! The ball has Mickey ears and it even comes with a Mickey head tray, all stainless steel, my favorite steel in the microscope! My BFF, she knows me! :-D

Anyway, this sencha is nice, roasted grass flavor, a medium hued liquor, light scent. Not outstanding, but nice quality.

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65

Much better the second time I brewed it. Still over-steeped a bit.

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99

Had this this morning while the kids were getting ready for school. Jasmine green tea is always calming and soothing for me. Good way to start a Monday morning. As always, yum. This one lasted through three steepings! And I always love watching the pearls unfurling. Super light color, always sweet, and a heavenly aroma.

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drank Mountain Wūlóng by World Market
22 tasting notes

Thin, dark and wiry leaves brew this tea to an almond golden colored liquor. The first taste on the palate is vegetal but soon fades away and is replaced by sweet, fruity/floral aspects. There isn’t much of an after taste, per se, but is more like breathing fresh springtime meadow air for the next 15 minutes.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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31

The outside of the box smells like chocolate, when you open it, it smells like walking into a cigar shop, a tad sweet.
The taste is clean, no bitterness. Smells of toffee, chocolate, and that cigar shop smell. Just lovely. And it’s dark, but caffeine free. The taste changes, you can get a coffee-ish taste, then a sweet taste hits your tongue, and you get the chocolate and toffee. And you can still taste the mate, it mixes well with the other flavors.

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65

Not a very high quality tea. Next time I’ll try brewing it in smaller quantities and following my own timing for the tea, as it steeped to astringency in only a minute or two, using fewer leaves than directed.

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Boiling

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75

The dark twisty leaves of this tea unfurl to brew a very light golden liquor. A very light vegetal flavor blends with a slight nutty/earthy richness. There’s something almost ‘crisp’ about this brew, it would probably make a great iced tea. I didn’t feel it needed any sugar added due to it’s light nature and lack of any bitterness.

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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

China is the land of green, I know, but I love the blacks. This was a gift from a co-worker, and it’s keeping me wide-eyed and alert during my Christmas shift today. Brews up dark and hearty, with a real caffeine kick.

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drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
14 tasting notes

Very nice rich taste. Not bad for World Market, and the fact that I can get this in town and not have to order online.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86

Last night my boyfriend’s aunt put a box of this tea in my Christmas stocking. I was so touched that she actually remembered that I like tea :-p Maybe she just asked my boyfriend behind my back, but it was still a great choice!

So I don’t have a refined tongue that can tell the difference between one sencha or another, but this is definitely the best I’ve had in a tea bag form. The flavor is strong with only a single minute’s steep, which is fantastic. It’s green and vegetal, with that fabulous roasted grass flavor. (Well, that’s the best way I can think to describe green tea to other people :-p ) I imagine drinking this tea with milk and I think it’d taste like green tea ice cream. If I had some milk, I’d try that out right now.

It’s really neat to see how the tea leaves expanded in the pyramid bag. When it was dry, the little leaves barely filled a third of the bag’s space. Now, after soaking for a minute, they’re pushing against the walls of the bag on all sides. There’s a lot of little fannings, but there’s some nice big leaves too. Pyramid bags are so cool – you can see all the action clearly!

I mean, loose leaves should always be the way to go, but for convenience it’s hard to argue with a teabag, and this World Market store brand ain’t half bad.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Ti Kuan Yin by World Market
22 tasting notes

World Market’s Ti Kuan Yin brews a very light cup, in respects to its bright yellow liquor as well as its flavor. The earthy green hints are complemented nicely with nuances of plum and other fruits, creating a very light body great for sipping. Infusing this tea multiple times will produce several great cups, each with its own subtle uniquities.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

This tea brews up a lovely amber color and has a subtle malt flavor. Hints of earthyness add to the boquet. Overall a good cup, but not the best Yunan Provence tea I’ve tasted.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75

Advertised as having a “juicy mouth feel!” Lives up to its claim, I guess

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75

Mercy, this is a great tea.
More of a after dinner tea, but I’ll drink it whenever I damn well want.

Cofftea

I LOVE jasmine and I love the combo of chocolate and rose- I bet I’d LOVE this!

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