328 Tasting Notes

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What a wonderful oolong! I am backlogging as I had this one as my last tea of 2010 on New Year’s Eve and was a perfect selection. I noted honey and spicy, yes spicy flavors. This was juicy w/a discernable tickle on the tongue. This is one oolong that I would recommend and am looking forward to trying the rest of my Cloudwalker teas. No roasted flavors , no vegetative, no florals.

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drank Dan Cong by thepuriTea
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This was a delightful oolong. It is my first Dan Cong and I think this could be one of my favorites. It is bold flavor w/o an obvious roasting flavor. There were some subtle honey and fruity notes.
Until I re-read this descrption (after drinking), I did not realize this oolong was flavored w/osmanthus. I think I want to try some others that are not flavored w/osmanthus. At longer steeping times, this tea had a definite pucker that could have been contributed by the osmanthus.

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drank Royal Courtesan by Zhi Tea
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I will start off by saying what this is not: not vegetative, not floral, not milky, not roasted or not toasty. Call me strange- but this tastes like clover, yes a clover- the flower associated w/3-leaf clover. This is a nice relaxing oolong.

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drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
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this is one syrup-y brew. Tried it w/milk this time and 1/2 tsp of sugar for 16 oz. This definitely cuts down on the “chinese tea” syrup flavor. I am still not sure if I am detecting cocoa notes. But I am defintely picking up some fruity- merlot-y flavors…

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For a lightly oxidized oolong- this is wonderful. No vegetative taste, Just light and floral. In fact, this has opened my eyes to lighter oolongs. So far, I have been pleased w/the quality of the American Tea Room.

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drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
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this tastes like golden monkey concentrate. In fact, the brewed liquor seems to have a syrupy texture which is odd. I was thinking this was going to be a Dawn replacement and well, it does not have similar cocoa undertones- it is a wonderful black tea.

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91

love the toasty coconut flavor and the black tea base has no astringency or bitterness and blends perfectly w/the coconut flavor. Even better is that the toasty coconut flavor seems natural and not syrupy. A great blend.

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drank Ruby Black by American Tea Room
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I steep this one for 4 mins about 1 tablespoon for 16 ozs. This is one of my favorite black teas. It is a change up from the standard black yunnans that I like. Yet it has similar qualities as a true Chinese tea as I find it drinkable w/o sugar (unlike assams). And at the longer steep time, I can detect a subtle burnt sugar flavor?

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drank Choco*Late by American Tea Room
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The most chocolate-y blend ever. Do not be afraid of the rooibos. The chocolate smothers the ickiness of the rooibos……So far, I have been impressed w/the quality of American Tea Room…..

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drank Coco*Loco by American Tea Room
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This is similar to a chocolate/coconut puerh I had from David’s tea but this one is better. With the addition of the pepper, the spiciness is a perfect foil for the puerh. In fact, if you are looking for a strong chocolatey tea, I would look elsewhere. The spicy pepper defintely predominates….

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Just a few months ago the only tea I drank was hot lipton tea at work, an occasional mint tea, and sweet iced tea.. Then my daughter got me some loose leaf teas for Christmas and then, my tea addiction began…..

And what better way to get lots of dessert flavors w/o the calories?

I prefer my tea with a tinge of sugar. Is that cheating? But to me , the combination of sugar and tea is like salt and cooking- both bring out the natural flavors.

My tea drinking has evolved into a set routine: a breakfast blend in the AM, some flavored blacks during the day, late afternoon or evening flavored green/white, herbal (usually spicy, chai inspired) at night.

Not into unflavored greens/whites yet. Just started appreciating unflavored blacks and am thinking that smoky teas may become my favorite…
When I am not drinking tea, I am working as an engineer, reading, watching some of the better TV shows (like Damages and Breaking Bad), practicing my yoga, cooking, gardening, and spoiling my two miniature poodles (Coco and Timmy)…

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