80 Tasting Notes

75

Like last time, mixed some of the broken remains of this tuocha with some 2007 Organic Menghai Banzhang Old Tree Pu-erh leftovers from breaking off pieces of the beeng. Got about 4-5 good steeps out.

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75

One of my favorite black teas. Needed some caffeine late in the day here at work.

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85

Very good Ti Kuan Yin. Did 2 steeps for 2 and 3 minutes at around 200 degrees with 2 heaping tsp in 14 oz pot.

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75

So good .. Hoping to get about 3 steeps out of it (195-200 degrees for 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2 minutes).

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75

Very good Oolong, one of my favorites. I steeped it at just under boiling for 1 minute and 1 1/2 minutes (could probably go one more as well). I don’t know though if it’s worth an extra $90ish/pound over the Fine Ti Kuan Yin from SpecialTeas (511) which I love.

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75

This tastes extra good today – I brewed it on my new tea table/tray. It’s really a thing of beauty.

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85

Did the first steep yesterday and didn’t have time for a second until this morning. Used 2 heaping tsp in a 14oz Yixing pot. Water was at about 195 for both steeps, 2 minutes and about 2 1/2 minutes. Both infusions were very good, the second definitely a bit darker and stronger.

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