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drank Wenshan Baozhong by Harney & Sons
1851 tasting notes

Harney day! I’m sitting here at the Soho tasting room, and I ordered a pot of his tea because I couldn’t resist the description. This tea definitely smells floral in a very oolongy way… Not like true florals or scented teas, but light, vegetal florals. I agree with others that the flavor is buttery and vegetal, but I think it definitely retains some of the florals. It doesn’t have that sweet note at the end of the sip really, but as it cools the florals come out a bit more. A very smooth and tasty tea, definitely!

As a side note, I got some of their tea-flavored macarons, and they are delicious. Not quite as technically good as Laduree in Paris, but the flavors are great. Jasmine, rose, and sencha with raspberry today.

Jenn

I’m so jealous of your Sunday in Soho! Enjoy :)

ashmanra

My son doesn’t like tea at all, but I can sometimes get him to try a sip of something. This is one he tried for me,and when I asked how he liked it he said, “it tastes like flowers.”. Funny how I had to train my taste buds to pick up these things and he gets it right off the bat.

Dinosara

I was disappointed that while they have a big cannister of this tea loose, they don’t have any codes to sell it per ounce, so you have to buy a tin of it.

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Jenn

I’m so jealous of your Sunday in Soho! Enjoy :)

ashmanra

My son doesn’t like tea at all, but I can sometimes get him to try a sip of something. This is one he tried for me,and when I asked how he liked it he said, “it tastes like flowers.”. Funny how I had to train my taste buds to pick up these things and he gets it right off the bat.

Dinosara

I was disappointed that while they have a big cannister of this tea loose, they don’t have any codes to sell it per ounce, so you have to buy a tin of it.

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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: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
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: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
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.

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