90

Western-style brewing this one to see at from all angles. This is such an interesting tea. When steeped western style, it smells much like a lightly-roasted Dong Ding oolong. But the flavor is so different! There aren’t really any roasted notes in the flavor. It is sweet and juicy and lightly floral. My first steep was so tasty that I drank it down pretty quickly! The second steep (6 minutes) is pretty similar to the first but brighter and juicier. I still haven’t decided whether I want to buy more of this one or not, but it is really quite delicious.

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kashyap

I tried the 5 year and noted the growing mineral notes and I’m looking forward to trying this one

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Kashyap

I tried the 5 year and noted the growing mineral notes and I’m looking forward to trying this one

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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