7 Tasting Notes

87

Had to say I was a little surprised by the instructions to steep an oolong with boiling water. Glad I did, though – what a lovely cuppa.

Good amber color to the tea, with a nutty aroma. On drinking it the caramel notes and very faint floral taste did come through. Very drinkable – really the only bad thing about this tea is that as a unique sample you can’t order it. Maybe soon?

PS – A note on the temperature: I did try a resteep at 195° just to see what was up. Floral notes were definitely stronger, but an astringent taste crept in there. Stick with boiling on this one!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec

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78

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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78

Stronger flavor the second infusion. It’s lost some of the toasty flavor from the first steeping, still not getting coconut.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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78

Second go of the steepster select box. Liking this one better than the karigane. Light amber in color with a toasted/nutty aroma. Another light flavor, similarly toasty and nutty.

It is sweet, but not overpowering at all – you have to be looking for it to really notice. I’ve yet to really pick up on the coconut flavor, but this is a first infusion and folks seem to be suggesting it shines in later steepings. I am happy to report that I’m not really finding the coffee note (good, since I hate coffee). One of the first oolong I’ve really enjoyed.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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96

One of my very favorite teas – black with toffee and vanilla. I like mine with a little bit of milk added.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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53

The tea when steeped is a pale green color. The aroma is definitely stronger than the taste, which does meet the “creamy grass” notes described on the package along with some other vegetative aroma I couldn’t identify (and wasn’t a huge fan of).

Drinkable for sure, and light, but not my favorite.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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75

Admittedly not the most refined tea, and the flavors involved are overwhelming, but that’s why I like it. The aroma from the cup is fragrant and puts you in a holiday mood. Taste is very strongly of black licorice.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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