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108 Tasting Notes

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My second cup is far more golden in color and it smells alot more smokey (almost like a lapsang). Now that i’m a bit used to the idea that 2 kinds off puerth are that different in taste i’m more openminded about the taste…

i really did not expect that 2 kinds off puerth would be that different its like comparing a white tea with a black tea and thinking you get the same tastes.

Ok but to the point off taste now, its a lot stronger now the leaves are more loose i’m liking it more then my first cup! I can taste more smoke, and somehow the peach/apricot notes are getting true to my tasting buds!

I feel like this tea is playing with me, first surprising me with color, taste and all now even the first and second cup are way different and more to the point! Next time i’m going for a longer first discard infusion so that my first real cup is stronger!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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This is my first Raw mini tuo puerth so i’m very curious! Ordered this one a whole while ago so its time for a bit off experimenting on this snowy sunday evening!

I had a cooked mini tuo before from jing, and that one came out a very dark colored infusion. So i expected a same kind off color from this one! Boy was i wrong, the color off the infussion is pale, very pale almost like silver needles but a bit more green/yellow… i totally didn’t expect this! I was a bit shocked so i when’t back to the jing site to check out the brewing instructions, and i didn’t do anything wrong luckily!

Infused for 60 seconds with a first cleaning infusion off 5sec that i did discard. The tea almost as no smell to it, thats also totally different from the cooked tuo’s…

time for my first cup tasting, while very hot it tastes sweet maybe a little a tiny little bit smokey. Didn’t expect a puerth to taste sweet so thats a nice surprise, other reviews say it should taste fruity, i’m not so sure about that but i like the taste. Its way different then i had expected but i guess thats my lesson in raw puerth vs cooked puerth!

going to update this note later this evening because i should be able to brew up to 5 or 7cups off this tea

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Organic Bai Mudan by Infussion
108 tasting notes

Made a tasting note before, but i’m updating this a bit because i’m going true my sample at a pretty fast rate over the last week!

Don’t know why but this week i didn’t drink a single black tea, and usually those are the once i drink the most! White and green this week and most off the evenings i’m craving the more robust light malty tasting bai mudan… going to buy this when my sample runs dry!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m drinking this tea on this long relaxing sunday evening! Its one off those evenings that i’m a bit melancholic and thinking about the past and future… its one off those days that u sometimes have when u worry alot about personal things.

So why not drink this light jasmine tasting tea to calm my mind a bit!

I’ve had this tea before but its been a long time ago, its pale yellow in color more yellow then the normal silver needles. The jasmine taste comes true and holds very well true up to 3 or 4 infusions. The Jasmine is not overwhelming like i a jasmine green pearl tea but its there and is mixing very well to give a light drink hot and cold!

I brewed my first cup and drank it while it cooled down, the second cup was brewed right before taking a bath so it had cooled down to being almost cold when i came out … and it tastes just as wonderfull. I can even say that the most tender and light tasting notes come out a bit better at almost cold temperature!

Overall a very good tea to fill in my white tea needs!

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A while ago jing posted a food combination on there facebook page, so i had to try it out!

Its an easy combination because its just a mango that u can eat with the ali shan, they said that it compliments the taste off the tea in order to get a refreshing afternoon…

Well i bought a mango the other day (something i do on a regular base). so after getting my tea ready (one teaspoon with boiling water for 3min) i cut the mango into pieces!

Once everything is cooled down a bit i couldn’t wait to get this little experiment working. The tea tastes as creamy like it used to (i like this oolong) so no surprises there… a sip off tea and after that a pieces off mango. I can see how they match a little bit in texture and taste. I’m noticing that the mango taste in my mounth brings out a little more cream tastes from the tea. Perhaps that the fruit notes in my tea get a bit lost because off my mango but… its a good combo.

Not a everyday combo, but every once in a while i will try this, especially on a hot summer afternoon or evening!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sencha by Infussion
108 tasting notes

The second sample i received from Infussion was this Sencha. Its a 30gram sample, so they where very kind!

The dry leaf look identical to the sencha i received from jing a while ago. Maybe the leaf’s are a bit smaller but for me it looks very mutch the same! Thats a good thing because the sensha from jing was very tasty!

Now i used one teaspoon of sencha leafs and 70°c water, used a bit less leaf then i did before with my other sencha. Because that one was to strong at first. So after it steeped for 3min i’m tasting a very well balanced tea. The quality is equal to the one i mentioned above! I’m surprised that its that good off a sample.

Color looks bright green and it taste sharp and fresh, i’m liking this tea!

Tnx for the chance u gave me to try it out, will order this one in the future!

going to brew a second and third cup later today aswel, will update this note or make a quick new one to post the results!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Haven’t reviewed yet, but I quite enjoyed this one myself. And large sample indeed for this quality level!

darky

got one more i need to review, but it can take a while before that one’s up the berry thing :)

TheTeaFairy

Oh, you are brave, I chose not to go there :-) Not because I wasn’t curious enough but simply cause I couldn’t pass on free bai mudan and gragonwell (longjing) :-) They do carry some pretty unusual stuff though!

darky

well i had nothing left to choose the longjing was all gone :(

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i’m still crazy about this tea, my first 50gram bag is almost empty! I’m still loving it more with each sip, its so different then most off the tea’s i had before! :) I know i reviewed it before but still… enjoying every sip while it lasts!

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I had this tea a long time ago and i liked the creamy taste of this ali shan. So i was delighted to receive this package with my first month of the teaclub from jing.

Brewed with one teaspoon of leaf, for about 3min. It gives a nice green color but can’t really tell how it smells (even the dry leafs) because i got a little bit off a cold…

My cold doesn’t affect my taste so i got a bit off luck there. It tastes really creamy just like i remember with hints off some kind off fruit. I probably can get up to 3 or 4 cups from the same leafs, so its a very good oolong! i’m drinking this in the winter tough, last time i had this tea in mid summer. Thinking this is more a tea to drink on warmer days!

small note: brewed this yesterday but with a heaped teaspoon and for 3min. The infusion came out WAY oversteeped and it was not yummy at all!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Uji Sencha Kyoto by Jing Tea
108 tasting notes

After drinking this last night with to many leaf or to long a steep, i had to try it again this morning! Using a bit less leaf and dropped the infusion time with 30sec. The result is a cup i like far more then first. My first time infusing this i noticed a very sharp taste, thats more rounded and grassy now… better in my opinion :) So i’m upping the score a little bit!

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drank Uji Sencha Kyoto by Jing Tea
108 tasting notes

Where do i start with this one… opening the sample i received from jing i notice grass, yes grass! If i didn’t read what was on the package i really would think its fresh cut green grass!

I took a teaspoon off this mysterious grass thats called sencha and brewed it for 3min with 70°c temp. like the instructions on my bag where.

The wet leafs look well seaweed like some other greens when they are wet! The color off the brew is a mild green that looks tasty!

The taste is actually pretty sharp to the tongue, maybe i used a bit mutch leafs, or brewed it a bit too long. I’m not really sure why but i tought it would be softer in taste because i had genmaicha before… Didn’t expect that without the rice this tea is sharp and pretty strong for a green one!

I’m liking the taste but going to lower my amount off leaf a bit with the next time i make it. Then i’m sure that i can compare it with this brew…

Probably going to order this again in the future but its more a tea for in the spring, or on a hot summer day in my opinion, but couldn’t let this sample sit in my cupboard for that long! That would have been a shame!

edit: the other review mentions this is a japanese breakfast tea, have to say i notice a bit after my first cup that it gets me more alive and awake then i should this late in the evening lol! Next time gonna check steepster before i brew a new tea!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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