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drank Tie Guan Yin by Zhong Hua
135 tasting notes

I’ve had this one for a bit now and well its almost depleted. A quick note for this one.
Gong Fu Style * 6-7oz 5-6gm *
1st Steep – Sweet and floral on the front with slight nuttiness. It has a buttery and nutty body with floral finish and aftertaste that maintain some of its sweetness.

2nd Steep – Sweet and more floral with more roasted nutty notes, slightly taste like sweet corn. The after taste is floral and nutty with some sweetness. The scent from the cup was more roasty and floral.

3rd Steep – This cup is more fragrant, it smells like sweet corn and is more brighter in color and slightly more green. The taste is much more floral and sweet with only a bit of nuttiness. The aftertaste is floral and it becomes sweet over time.

4th Steep – The floral notes are more subtle and the sweetness becomes more apparent and it seems to be everlasting in this steep. The aftertaste is floral but much sweeter than the previous.

Later Steeps were more subtle and it gave 6-7 good steeps and then it became weak in taste. Its not my favorite but it is one of the best. It sucks that I’m possibly never getting my hands on it again.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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Discovered tea a few years ago and I’ve been exploring ever since. I’m looking forward to keep learning and enjoy tea as I do. Keep learning, those who “know” stop learning and become irrelevant to the world.

I’m adding the scale because I noted that we all use the same system but it doesn’t mean the same to all.(I rate the tea not by how much I ‘like it’ only; there are flavors/scents I don’t like but they are quality and are how they are supposed to be and I rate them as such).

90 – 100: AMAZING. This the tea I feel you should drop whatever you are doing and just enjoy.

80-89: Great tea that I would recommend because they are above ‘average’ tea, they usually posses that ‘something’ extra that separates them from the rest.

70-79: An OK tea, still good quality, taste and smell. For me usually the tea that I have at work for everyday use but I can still appreciate and get me going through my day.

60-69: Average nothing special and quality is not high. The tea you make and don’t worry about the EXACT time of steep because you just want tea.

30-59: The tea you should probably avoid, the tea that you can mostly use for iced tea and ‘hide’ what you don’t like.

1-29: Caveat emptor! I feel sorry for my enemies when they drink this tea. :P

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