79 Tasting Notes

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This tea is surprisingly nice. I have to admit I bought it because I love Twining’s tins (they stack so well) and just want to use it for other teas, but I happily ended up enjoy this tea. Knowing it was very light (not my preference) I overleafed right off the bat and I’m happy I did. It’s still not incredibly strong but it has nice flavor. Mostly sweet Yunnan at the beginning of the sip with some earthiness coming in later and a touch of smokiness (Keemun maybe?). Very smooth with no detectable astringency. Another reviewer compared it to Queen Catherine, and I think that’s a fair comparison. They seem somewhat similar but Prince of Wales seems to be heavier on the Keemun and a bit lighter and muddier tasting. Overall it’s quite nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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100

Had to up the rating. This is just my absolute favorite tea of all time. I’ve been trying to ration it so it lasts until the next Tao order, but that’s looking quite impossible at the moment. This stuff is liquid happiness.

Marzipan

I need to crack this one open.

cookies

Oh, you really do. It’s absolutely delightful.

Marzipan

Looks like I need to add it to my next order, this was what I had:
ZhengHe GongFu Black – Jin Ping Village
Golden Monkey Black
Golden Yunnan Black
Ginger Pu-er Shou
Rice Pu-er Sheng
Rice Pu-er Shou
Da Hong Pao Oolong
Bei Dou Oolong
Tangyang Gongfu Black

cookies

I’m going to send you some, you have to try it. Did you have the ZhengHe or rice shou yet? I thought both were incredible. The Golden Yunnan was kind of meh.

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90
drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Tazo
79 tasting notes

I don’t want to write a super long review because Steepster seems to be eating my notes :( But if you’re looking for a nice pumpkin spice tea for Autumn I don’t know if you can do any better than this. I think it might be a new flavor this season because it wasn’t in the system and I haven’t heard of it before.
It is incredibly rich tasting, like liquified pumping pie. I’m actually pretty amazed at the depth of flavor here. There is a deep caramel flavor present despite caramel not being listed in the ingredients. I added a dash of unsweetened soy milk and… whoa. Whole ’nother level. Highly recommend trying it with your milk of choice. Definitely one of, if not my absolute favorite flavored tea of all time.

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Ginger, Pumpkin, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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My favorite teas are unflavored Chinese blacks, especially Yunnans & Fujians and I’m also partial to strong Irish Breakfast blends. I enjoy other blacks, greens and oolongs as well. I am giving pu-erh a shot, but am not overwhelmed at the moment. Occasionally I also enjoy a nice flavored tea, but prefer a few complementary flavors rather than chocolate covered strawberry marshmallow tiramisu oolong. I never sweeten my teas and only add milk in chai blends.

Likes: Anything roasty, toasty, smoky, or malty. As well as citrus and cream flavors.

Dislikes: Anise/licorice/fennel, stevia, mint & coconut.

Allergies: Peanuts & Tree nuts

I’ve decided to use a simplified rating system in order to keep things consistent.

100- The best tea I have ever tasted. Can’t live without it.

95- Wonderful teas that I drink almost daily, and will always have on hand. Probably the first teas I will recommend and serve to guests.

90- Teas I greatly enjoy and will restock often, though I may not always have them on hand.

80 – Good teas that I may purchase occasionally, or drink when I’m in the mood. Perhaps seasonal teas.

70- Enjoyable teas. I wouldn’t turn down a cup but may have to be in the mood to consider. Probably not a consistent in my cupboard.

60- I finished my cup/sample but wouldn’t purchase, and would turn down a cup if there were any other options.

50- Didn’t finish the cup. Would not drink again if offered a cup.

1- Nothing could make me try this tea again. And it has probably reduced my opinion of the entire company.

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