248 Tasting Notes

95
drank Toffee Dream by Zen Tea
248 tasting notes

Tea: 2 tsp
Water: 8 oz
Additives: none

Dry leaf
Lovely toffee scent, beautiful leaves, seems to be a good quality white peony. Lots of big whole leafs and buds. The blue cornflowers add a pretty touch.
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Liquor
Lovely clear straw color, smells of toffee, no smell of white tea
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Really nice toffee taste, sweet, nutty and rich. I regret drinking this for breakfast, I should have saved it for dessert! As I sip the white base comes through, which is nice I was worried the toffee was going to be overpowering based on the scent. Very very good! I’m a big fan of white tea and I can definitely see having this around. Now I just need to get my stash down a bit so I can justify buying it!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

GORGEOUS photos! ee fox mug!

Kiaharii

Thanks. :) I love it!

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85
drank Grapefruit Oolong by Adagio Teas
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80
drank White Peony by Deet's Place
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Still fiddling with temperatures/times on this. Oh tea, why are so you so complicated. In any case, this was still tasty. Definitely been in a plain tea (as opposed to flavored) mood so this hit the spot.

Tea: 5 grams
Water: 16oz
Additives: none

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

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90
drank Hunan Gold by Adagio Teas
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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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80

This tea smells soooo good. I just want to stick my face in it.

Tea: 5 grams
Water: 150 ml/5 oz each steep (green gaiwan)
Additive: none

Rinse
1: 25 seconds – light, lightly vegetal, more flowery towards the end of the cup
2: 35 seconds – quite vegetal, grassy even, floral tones as it lingers in the mouth, maybe a bit buttery, lightly bitter
3: 45 seconds – similar to the second steep, as the cup cooled it became more enjoyable
4: 55 seconds – same as third steeping still very strong
5: 65 seconds – floral notes, still strong flavor
6: 75 seconds – tasty
7: 160 seconds (oops) – delicious

While I enjoyed this, I think I like oolongs that lean more towards the darker oolongs. I like the base used for some of the flavored oolongs I have which has darker brown leaves and maybe look like some kind of Oriental Beauty type, more woody.

I wrote that previous bit earlier in the session, I like this more and more as I drank. I think I like the longer steep times, they taste less vegetal. I will have to try this again! I’m not the best at gong fu style brewing, but I’m getting better. If anyone has any steep time recommendations that’d be great.

Preparation
Boiling

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75
drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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I definitely like this better iced, left this for nearly a day (cold brewed). A lot deeper flavor than the last time I cold brewed for about 8 hours. Mmm dessert.

Tea: 2 and a bit tsp
Water: 16 oz
Additives: 1/2 tsp stevia/sugar blend

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Crystal Malt 120 by Malt-Tea.com
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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