110 Tasting Notes

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drank Rooibos (Redbush) by Jing Tea
110 tasting notes

A few days ago i had my first rooibos experience, it was a good one!

I heard loads off good opinions and health benefits for this rooibos herb/tea from South Africa but i didn’t mind trying it out until now. The dry rooibos looks like very tiny shaved pieces off wood and smells a bit like tabacco. I’m using a pretty large teaspoon for my first few brews and i’m going with a 3min mark for my first cup.

The color off the brew turns out to be a deep golden brown liquor and smells very malty. When i’m tasting this i’m noticing very different taste’s in my mouth. Its soft and strong at the same time. Malty, but not like a black tea… it reminds me off assam but different…

My second cup is almost equal in quality but i steeped it for almost 10min and it didn’t go bitter at all!

Overall i’m finding this a good herbal tea to drink when i’m not in the mooth for a caffeine ritch drink.

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Lemon Verbena by Jing Tea
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Not a tea to review in the real ‘tea’ like way but a herbal for a change. Lemon Verbena, my 50gram ziplock bag from jingtea is almost about to explode when u see the package standing between the other tea… i’m guessing these leaves are just so light that u need a so many off them. Anyhow when opening the pack i’m greeted by a great lemonade like smell. The name Lemon in lemon verbena is there for a reason!

The dry leaf is very light and breakable like i tought it would be, so i’m taking alot off them to infuse in my teapot. Brewing these for 3min with boiling water gives a very fresh smelling and mint like in color brew. According to the website your able to do one infusion from these leaf’s, well i did a second one and brewed it double the time off my first infusion and it came out almost just as good in taste!

Speaking off taste, when its cooled down enough it tastes very lemon like with a smooth aftertaste in the mouth, very refreshing in this hot weather!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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my very first Indian Oolong! I had a few darjeeling tea’s before but usually the regular black first or second flush tea’s, this on the other hand sounds special…

The leaf are big and look like a heavy roast chinese oolong perhaps a bit like a big red robe. But taste wise its different offcourse, i’m tasting a fruity fresh oolong with the same hints off muscatel a good first flush black tea has. Its sappy, but the sweet and sour note’s from the discription are not coming true on my tastebuds… perhaps its a personal thing i don’t know but i’m really enjoying this.

Gonna try a second cup in a few moments with a bit longer steep but for now this tea gets a descent score!

oh i forgot to mention i brewed this for 2min with 85°c water.

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

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Took me ages to really fall in love with this tea, but now it seems i can’t resist of having a sheng puerth in my cupboard. I’m probably going to buy this again soon but the chance is big i’m going to try other sheng’s first. So far for the heads up off this tea!

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This is one off my favorite black tea’s it fits for me personally on the same line then alot off assam tea’s. Strong full body but in stead off the malty tastes from assam tea’s this one got a sweet touch. I like drinking this in the morning because it wakes me up pretty good.

Usually my brew time for this tea is about 3min for the first cup and 5 for the second… both cups give a very dark brown liquor that smells like no other!

When i’m really into this one i brew sometimes a third cup, its a bit less in flavor tough it still tastes better then most bagged tea’s!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I received this flowering dragon eye last month with my subscription on jing tea. Very exited to try my first flowering tea!

Before infusing this green tea ball i notice a very strong flower smell probably the marigold or the amaranth giving that special scent.

The tea ball seems to be tight very well together, so its ready to pour boiling water over it. I’m a little bit surprised to use boiling water on green tea but its on the package label so we use it. When the infusion starts everything is going on at once, the ball floats on the top of the water and slowly starts to sink and unfurl revealing the yellow marigold flower, then the jasmine arch gets raised with the beautiful amaranth flower on top!

Have to say one off the most pretty tea’s i ever drank, its a bit sad to pour the tea into my cup because everything fall flat when the water is gone.

Anyway time to let this baby cool and start tasting!

The color of the brew turns out to be a golden green tint and looks very tastfull. My first sip i can clearly pick out the jasmine mixed in are different tastes but thats from the other 2 flowers in there. Very good taste not to overwhelming aroma’s. I’m happy with this, going to make some more infusions from the same bulb. Pretty sure the other brews are going to be good in taste to. So going to make a new note soon!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Huo Shan Huang Ya by Canton Tea Co
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Huo Shan invasion this evening! Second cup brewed for a solid 3min 30sec and its still just as wonderful then the first. One thing i notice is that its more nutty then my first cup, probably due to a longer brew time!

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drank Huo Shan Huang Ya by Canton Tea Co
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small note: the aftertaste on my first cup is just insane the flowing sweetness is still in my mouth after 5min or longer :)

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drank Huo Shan Huang Ya by Canton Tea Co
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Here we go i had this one for 2 months in my kitchen but now its time to try it out. Over time i had a lot off green and white tea’s but never ever a Yellow… So its a first time for me and i’m very curious how its going to taste!

The dry leaf’s look a lot like most green’s but with the difference they got some yellowish spots and stains here and there. When dry it doesn’t really smell alot just a regular grassy tea smell. Brewing my first cup with 70°c water for about 2min30sec.

When pouring in this tea i notice almost no color, only when my cup is almost full i’m beginning to see a light green tint in my glass cup! I let it cool for a while because i enjoy my white tea usually when they are cooled down a lot, so doing the same with this one!

My first sip tastes soft very soft in taste and its sweet. You can really tell its sweeter and different then green tea. I did not expect this to be true because its so related to a green tea… This has to be one off the most sweet and fresh tea’s i had in a while and very light in taste. Going to enjoy this on the warm summer days ahead!

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