98 Tasting Notes

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Got this awhile ago and finally had time to take a swing at it. So here is how it went.

Dry smell: Corn

Wet Smell: Wet corn or corn that has that weird fungus on it.

Overall it tastes and smells mostly like corn. There is a bit of buttery-ness to it but for the most part it is like corn, corn, corn. I like how smooth it is and the color is nice but I want it to be more dynamic somehow. Oh, well overall enjoyable.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
98 tasting notes

Alright so I hate this warm but think I have finally found the only way I will ever enjoy this. Cold steeping. I decided to give this tea one last try and thought maybe cold steeping it over night in the fridge might save me from the taste of this. It worked! The tea is slightly sweet, floral, and peachy with no astringency. I thought about adding sugar to it but there is enough natural sweetness that it tastes fine without. Love it this way.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
gmathis

With few exceptions (none of which I can think of right now) I prefer fruit teas cold, too.

Mitch

Good idea!

Aijodesigns

What was your ratio (cups/tsps)? I am thinking about doing this regularly as well, but every time I try to cold steep, it comes out really bland.

Matt

I don’t know the exact amount I use but it’s something like 12tsp for a 46oz pitcher of water and then I usually let it cold steep for around at least 2 days before tasting it.

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83

So I really am at a loss for how to describe this tea. I really enjoyed it and it’s not a bad Oolong at all. I might update this later once I have a little more time to think about it.

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

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95

WOW!

Dry Smell: Dry Roasted peanuts

Wet: Earthy nutty

So that was not what I expected. The smell is very misleading, at least for me it was. This tastes just like a very subtle jasmin tea. There is a sweetness too it and the jasmin taste isn’t very over powering like it can be with some teas. I love this one and would drink again and again.

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

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drank Aged Oolong Tea by Tea from Taiwan
98 tasting notes

Dry Smell: Smells like roasted nut’s. A little smokey but not too offensive.

Wet Smell: Very smokey kind of like BBQ pork or something.

So…. Not a fan. I guess I really just do not like smokey teas. It’s not bad if that is your thing but this is not for me. I am glad that Tea From Taiwan sent this to me though with several other lovely samples.

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

sounds about like my reaction. the nice thing is… it was a sample. and i may pass mine on to a friend who might like it better.

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100

Dry Smell: There is some sort of floral smell that I have never smelled before, especially in an Oolong tea. It’s very intriguing.

Wet Smell: Smells no other Oolong I have ever tried.

So this is a very interesting Oolong. Everything about it is very different from any other Oolong I have ever tried. It has the normal taste of TKY under a taste I have never gotten from anything else. There is a sort of sweetness to it and it is very light and smooth. I love it, it’s just so unique and different.

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

Ummm alishan is sooo good!

Mark B

I just got some Alishan Oolong from my local tea shop… pretty incredible stuff. I’m no oolong guy and this stuff has me hooked.

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95

Dry Smell: Raisins.

Wet: Roasted something. Not sure what, maybe roasted nuts?

So I have made 4 16oz cups so far and this is still going strong. It has the usual Ti Kuan Yin taste with that of Wuyi. I look forward to find out how many steeps I can get out of this before it starts to fall off.

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

So, do you remember how many steeps you got out of it, in the end? 64oz of tea and still going strong, that’s impressive!

Matt

I ended up with about 7 total 16oz cups. It was still going strong for me though I just had to stop cause I was going to bed. lol

Nik

Wow!

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80

Wet smell: Smells like corn dogs.

Tastes like veggies. With a little bit of grass mixed it as well as some spice. It’s very enjoyable as well as a little relaxing.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
K S

Put a little milk in it and you almost have all the basic food groups without the guilt from the corndog.

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82
drank Mi Lan Dancong Black by Verdant Tea
98 tasting notes

Dry smell: like fruit. Mostly grapes or plums.

Wet Smell: soy sause and noodles.

Lovely light flavor that unfolds slowly. There are notes of avocado as described as well as the grapes of plums I smelled in the dry leaves. Lovely.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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77
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
98 tasting notes

Great. Smells like chocolate and pepper. Woke me up earlier and kept me going through my day. Tired now.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Well, to start, my name is Matt. I got into loose leaf tea my sophomore year in college. I was drinking some lipton tea in my room when I started thinking to myself that there has to be something more then just bagged tea. So I decided to do a web search and found out about loose leaf (you would think that this would have been an obvious thing but surprisingly it was not). I stumbled across a local tea cafe called Argo tea and decided to try it out. Long story short, I fell in love. From this one store I have started to branch out to all different types of tea from several different stores.

My favorit tea is very hard to choose since I like pretty much everything there is that I have tried. I have recently started getting into pu’erh teas, which is getting to be interesting. I am always looking for new a greater tastes when it comes to tea and am trying to better express my experiences with tea.

Aside from tea I am an actor in the Chicago area. I do mostly theatre and various film projects through out the Midwest. I recently started doing Voiceover work, which I have to say is very fun and easy going.

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