21 Tasting Notes

74

Just brewed a cup of this up for the first time. It is a nice roasted oolong. Aroma before steeping is roasted earthiness and bit of spiciness. Tight hand rolled balls that unroll nicely. Cooked the liquor aroma is malty, nutty and earthy.When it hits the pallet you get the roasted notes with a dry feel in the mouth. You get a bit of coffee aftertaste and a bit of chocolate. It is not a bad tea and I would drink it once and a while, but I prefer my non roasted oolongs.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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90

Well I brewed this in too much water for first infusion but it still produced a lovely cup of tea. When the leaves are dry you get a bit of floral notes. Once you add the water the creaminess comes through full force. You get hints of almond, milk, flowers from the leaves. The nectar is golden yellow almost honey like. The aroma of the nectar is quite creamy with a bit of sweet cooked rice and some floral after notes. The the tastes come off as a bit creamy but a bit dry on the tongue. I assume that is because it was brewed incorrectly. It has a nice floral aftertaste. I dont get any almond notes in the flavor as I did with some other jin xuan teas. I will brew again correctly and give a second review. This is a verry enjoyable tea even if brewed incorrectly.

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

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84

Tried this for the first time today. The dry leaves are tightly rolled with a few stems intermixed. The aroma of the dry leaves are earthy with a bit of honey in the background. Wet leaves you get malty and Smokey aroma. The liquor is golden to dark amber and aroma has some lingering floral notes. Flavor of the liquor starts off light with honeysuckle notes but as it cools the maltyness and earthy takes foreground on the toung. Nice oolong but not my favorite.

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

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79

This is a nice china black tea. I am not fond of really strong black teas such as Assam or Ceylons, and this is not one. Steeped at 4 mins it is a little stronger than a darjeeling second flush I have on hand. Has a good amount of golden and red leaves mix in with the black leaves. The tannins are quite low. It will not be an every day tea but I will drink it a few times a month. I am just not that big on black teas. I would like to add it makes a great iced tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Milk Oolong by thepuriTea
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Wow what a sensation. This is the first Milk oolong I have tried. Aroma is a warm milky almost almond milk or aroma of a rice porridge I make. Flavor is a fresh floral with a nuttiness. Very creamy in texture and very pleasing. I will be purchasing more of this. No bad aftertaste to speak of. Final notes of cream only stay on tounge for 5 to 10 seconds.

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

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85

Great green tea with many subtle complexities. Really prefer this to any sencha I have tried thus far. Nice vegetal/grassy notes when dry and great aroma when steeped. Light green to pale yellow when steeped.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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88

Huge fan of earl grey teas. This one has many characteristic that I like. It has a wonderful citrus aroma from the bergamont followed by a nice smoky aroma. It is a very smooth feel in the mouth and flavorful. The extra bergamont balances well with the smoky tea. Great tea and will keep it in my rotation.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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84
drank Himalayan Oolong by SpecialTeas
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Great tea. Does remind me of a Darjeeling Black. Bit of smoke, honey, and a bit fruity. Need to drink it neat or you will loose the flavor. No aftertaste, nice and clean.Bit dry on the tounge but not too bad.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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88

I really Like this Masala. I have tried it many different ways. Neat, with sugar, with 15% milk, 15% milk and sugar, Steeped in milk only, steeped in milk w/ honey, steeped in milk w/sugar. I really like this masala. It has a strong cardamom and cinnamon notes with a strong black tea. Is a great tea for a cold day. If you love a good masala this would be a good start.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75

This is hard to describe. It is a very pleasant white tea with lots of fruit. I am not big on fruit teas but this is not bad. The apple and acai really come through. Clean aftertaste. I think this would make a wonderful iced tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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