54 Tasting Notes

76
drank Huang Jin Gui by Teas Etc
54 tasting notes

2nd steep
4g tea
12oz water

There is sweetness element to this, that seems to linger on the tongue for 5 to 10 seconds. This second steep is still quite pleasant and very smooth. It has not gotten bitter or astringent.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Eastern Beauty by Teavana
54 tasting notes

4.4g tea
12 oz water

Steeped to the color of light honey. There is a bit of sweetness mixed in with some maltyness on the nose. As it has cooled a bit i think i get a bit of licorice. There is light body to this tea (at least this steep). I was expecting a bit more. Its not bitter or astringent. Not a bad overall tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
54 tasting notes

4.5g tea
12 oz water

I lowered the steep time further on this tea to just 1 min. I also increased the amount of tea a bit as well. I liked out this one turned out as the jasmine wasn’t as overpowering as i seemed to remember in my previous steeps of this.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Ti Kuan Yin by thepuriTea
54 tasting notes

4g
12oz water

This is a decent ti kuan yin. Nothing special about it, or overly strong. A good candidate for an easy daily drinker.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Silver Needle by thepuriTea
54 tasting notes

4g tea
12 oz water

The steep looks almost as if the water didn’t change color. However there is definitely an aroma and color to this. It is woodsy and has quite a sweet finish that lingers gently in the aftertaste. This tea inspires a taste similar to its aroma. Its not bad.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Ali Shan by thepuriTea
54 tasting notes

4g tea
12 oz water

The tea was surprisingly weak in aromtics and flavor. Maybe i didn’t steep it right. I get a faint sweetness on the nose. The flavor doesn’t delivery much, besides the slight aftertaste seems like warm water. Will have to retry this for a longer steep to see if its repeatable.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Dan Cong by thepuriTea
54 tasting notes

4.4 g tea (1/2 of sample order size)
12 oz water

The aroma from opening this tea immediately smelled rich. It steeped to a dark golden yellow. This tea flavor wise does not seem to pack a punch. It is complex. There seem to be some woodsy elements. I can sense the nectarine in the description a bit. There is a slight astringency on the tongue that i felt tighten. Then It carries a pleasant aftertaste for a bit.

After a few drinks, i’ve paired with a blueberry scone (wegmans) and it has paired nicely. The scone has completely cut out that bit of astringency. Overall this was a pretty good cup.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Roasted Dong Ding by thepuriTea
54 tasting notes

12oz water
4g tea

The leaves are dark green. Some are broken, they seem to have a jagged edge. Golden infusion. The aroma smells roasted is really all i can think of. There is just a bit of astringency on the tongue that you can feel tighten up ever so slightly. It has a lingering sweet aftertaste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
54 tasting notes

Had this a second time. I lowered the steep time in an attempt to reduce the jasmine impact. I thought it did a decent job of that and made the tea seem more drinkable to me. Otherwise was just too much jasmine.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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32

Got this as a free sample w/ the catalog.

I just don’t really care for this, or perhaps flavored teas in general.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Ratings and notes are really for myself to keep track of all my tastings. Just getting started into this so take whatever you read with that in mind.
0-33=Very unlikey to consume again
34-66 = Would consume again, but would not go out of way for it.
67-90= Would choose these
91-100= A must have on hand

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