45 Tasting Notes

89

Just got the new 2011 harvest. Solid. Better than last years, but twice as expensive. Interesting notes of cinnamon or some other spice with a nice sweetness makes this a great everyday drinking tea. Slightly weak on the mid pallet, but still light, thirst quenching and delicious. I also steeped this tea 6 times and it was still tasting great. Fantastic tea if price wasn’t an issue…..but I’m really disappointed by the huge price increase. Can’t really recommend it, considering there are other teas out there that could rival this for a much better bargain.

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64

It took me a while to figure this tea out, but it ended up being surprisingly good. Nice sweetness, with a nutty richness to balance it out.

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52

Interesting tea, although not the type of tea I generally like to drink. This tea is very dark and earthy, with a strong aged smokiness. With further steepings some of the darker flavors relaxed and let a bit sweetness come through. A high quality, complex tea….I just generally prefer teas of a lighter, fresher style.

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86

Very nice. I seem to have bad luck with dragonwell. This is only the second one that I’ve even remotely enjoyed. Perhaps because of it’s popularity there’s a lot of low quality stuff on the market.
Regardless of my past experiences, this is fantastic green tea. Light, fresh and refreshingly sweet, with just a hint of darker flavors, nudging on the edges of your subconscious. Although I don’t get a lot of those flavors that I’ve found to be distinctively “dragonwell”. Maybe I’ll pick up on them as I drink this tea more.

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85

Pretty fantastic. The brightest green i’ve ever seen. I just wish good matcha wasn’t so expensive. I would drink it much more often.

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72

Pretty nice. Good aroma. Nice depth.

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64

Decent. Could take it or leave it. Great aroma though.

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69
drank Genmaicha by Obubu Tea
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Very nice. I think this is only the 3rd genmaicha i’ve had, but this is easily the best. The toasted rice isn’t too overbearing, like has been the case in the previous genmaichas. Very drinkable.

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85
drank Kabuse Sencha by Obubu Tea
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So far so good. Nice and sweet, but with a backbone of complexity and depth. Looking forward to figuring this tea out and really getting it to sing.

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85

Nice! This is one of my favorite styles of tea. This one is fresh and delicious, despite the unforgiving weather of 2010 in China.

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