5 Tasting Notes

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drank Oolong by Mariage Frères
5 tasting notes

It’s not a complex oolong and not as creamy as other oolongs but it is smooth and has a delicate sweetness that makes it quite comforting. One of those teas that can be drank whenever, wherever.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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86

This tea was a revelation for me. Such a fragrant tea, smells like an orange macaron with hints of clove and vanilla which would usually turn me off since I’m not a big fan of sweet teas yet this tea was refreshing and smooth with just the right amount of sweetness.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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55

I was expecting a slight orange taste yet I still wanted to taste the tea. It smelled like a Vitamin C tablet and tasted like Vitamin C as well, very medicinal taste for me but might be worth it for someone that likes a zesty blend.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70

I have mixed feelings about this tea. I do love the balance between the earthiness of the pu-erh and the coconut flavor. I also enjoyed the creaminess of the tea but it was a bit too sweet for me, more of a dessert tea. Would definitely recommend for those that like sweet teas.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89

What a magical experience! It was my first time tasting a Longjing tea so I can’t really compare it to others but I loved it! It gave me a sensation of home, possibly because it had an aroma of a sweet corn & milk beverage I used to drink in my childhood. The tea is buttery, slightly vegetal & sweet (hits the spot), fresh and nutty. It’s the type of tea that I can drink at any hour of the day. I steeped it for 2.5 min at 70C and for the 2nd infusion, I steeped it for 5 min at 75C. The second infusion felt milder than the first but it was still great!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Fascinated by tea and tea culture worldwide. Like almost every loose leaf tea out there (except for a few Pu-erhs), specially Oolongs from Wuyi, Guandong, Taiwan as well as Longjing and Dianhong teas. My favorite tea really depends on the mood and scenario but I can never resist teas with notes of honey, lychee, melon, peach, plum and/or nutty flavors.

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