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45 Tasting Notes

87
drank Kaki-cha by Kaki-cha
45 tasting notes

Just moved to Ann Arbor and I had to check out their Crazy Wisdom bookstore/teahouse. Just bought the Kakicha. Very light green tea similar to sencha, but not as sweet. Not sure if it’s the zen music they’re playing, but I’m enjoying it very much.

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86

Sweet aroma, and a grassy flavor like most Sencha and Gyokuro teas. It has a nice green color. I think I might have steeped it for too long. I’ll have to try it again next time with maybe only 1-2 minutes.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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79

I love Dragonwell from Teavana, but this one didn’t quite meet my expectations. It’s still good, but it doesn’t have the same sweet grassy quality.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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88

Very similar to Monkey Picked Oolong from Teavana. I just recently made the switch to arbor teas b/c it’s based in my home state and they organic fair trade tea so I thought I’d support them! Light floral aroma and taste, but not too much. I only bought a sample, and I will definitely plan on getting more.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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79

It’s plain. Nothing compared to Dragonwell or Sench Jade Reserve, but it’s not bad. I like to steep it for a little longer than 1 minute or it’s too light. It’s more similar to white tea than green tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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92

Used about 1/2 of a teaspoon and added a drop of agave. It was perfect. I’m still working on my preparation technique to get it frothy and well mixed. Zig-zag motion apparently is the way to do it. I think it helps. When the matcha powder starts to settle I just move the bowl in a swishy motion. It mixes it up so I can finish it all up. Yumm.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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79

The flavor is light. It’s very similar to Dragonwell green tea, but it the aroma is as sweet. It doesn’t have much of an aroma actually. I enjoyed it, but it’s nothing really special.

Preparation
1 min, 15 sec

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92

I added a few bits of german rock sugar and I think it did wonders. It doesn’t taste sweet, but it balances out the usual grassy flavor in the matcha.
I made a shake the other day with this matcha with dates, almonds and water and it was delicious.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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100

Only oolong for me… so far. I’ve tried the Thai Mountain Oolong, but it’s a little to floral for me. Monkey Picked has a light floral aroma and the taste is perfect for breakfast.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Gyokuro Imperial by Teavana
45 tasting notes

I mixed this with about a teaspoon of silver yin pearls and it is absolutely delicious. The aroma is a sweet grassy smell. Gives me chills.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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