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148 Tasting Notes

83
drank Oolong Tea by Yamamotoyama
148 tasting notes

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84
drank Genmaicha Satsuki by Den's Tea
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This was a really delicious Genmaichai and I was pleasantly surprised! The leaves are a lovely dark green and the flavor of the tea leaves themselves really shines through. There was a nice hint of toasty brown rice flavor. Definitely drinking this again. :)

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

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60
drank Pu-erh Classic by Rishi Tea
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Did a better rinse on this today, and there was less fishy smell. The flavor seemed a bit weak, though.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This tea is a mixed bag (pun intended?). I’ve drank a lot of cups of this tea, and sometimes it tastes fantastic and fresh, and other times it’s weak and stale. I guess it depends on how long ago the store stocked it. I find that steeping it on the longer side (around 3 mins) tends to be a good idea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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74

The lychee scent and flavor really shines through in this tea without being overpowering. It has a nice delicate sweetness. Yum!

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Pu-erh Classic by Rishi Tea
148 tasting notes

I just did a second steeping on this. Still smells fishy to me, but there’s a slight sweetness to the tea now that I didn’t taste on the first steeping.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

This is my go to when I have a lot of work to do and want a decent cup of tea. It’s not mind blowingly awesome, but I like strong tea and Yorkshire Gold does it. The flavor is pleasantly malty and it’s a caffeine powerhouse.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Pu-erh Classic by Rishi Tea
148 tasting notes

I did get a little fishy smell from this Pu-erh, but I can’t complain about the flavor. It’s not very strong, but I think it has a nice mustiness to it. Not an in your face pu-erh, but a decent mild one.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

I’m happy to send samples to anyone in the US or Canada. Just ask. :)

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San Francisco, CA

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