53 Tasting Notes

83

Beautiful oolong. Deep oxidation. Large leaves. Rinse smells sweet and slightly floral. First infusion is a pretty pale amber with a rich honey and pitted fruit scent. The liqour is heavy and pleasing. Second infusion brings out a bit of the orchid tones as well, and the honey sweet carries through.

Finally, a few hours later, I do a third infusion over ice. This is really nice! Not even my usual 1/4 tsp of sugar needed.

Great tea, as usual gingko!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Green Kiss by Life In Teacup
53 tasting notes

nom nom nom. This is great white chocolate. The green tea taste is really pleasant, and the cocoa butter fresh, not at all off (I find such soft white chocolates go off easily – but this one was very fresh and tastey!). I’m defniitely going to get more next time I order from Life in Teacup – but it will be a while, given my rather large order!

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82
drank Cucumber Fusion by 52teas
53 tasting notes

You have to taste this tea. I had it iced tonight and OMG it was great. A reallynice balance of green and oolong (just barely sweet – a dash of astringency but not at all bitter). Refreshing, subtle, but definitely there cucumber. Awesome. I’m going for a second steep, hot, in a minute

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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77

Iced tea #2 tonight. Very different then the Assam I just had. Very much like the hot version of this tea, only iced. Genius, I know. But the Assam was more different iced than hot. This one keeps its character more stable. I’m upping the rating as well…definitely not as low as I originally rated it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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81

I’m having this iced tonight. Its bold flavors hold up well to the brisk cool temperature. I can taste the chocolate maltiness, with a touch of sweetness from the 1/4 tsp of sugar I added, bringing out the flavors nicely. I liked this tea hot, and like it even better iced!

Preparation
Boiling

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84

This was an exceptional cup. Light, fruity, fresh, with some floral overtones. Light yellow liqour. Really pleasant. I may have to buy a tin of this.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83

Definitely smokey, earthy and yet still light. I’ll have to see if the lightness holds with a second cup and bait more leaves, but I like it very much. Complex but not in a heavy way. Definitely some fresh tobacco notes, mild astringency. Overall, a sound, very pleasant cup of tea. I’d drink this again quite happily.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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76

Wonderful. A pale green liquor. Subtle, fruity, fresh, slightly grassy without any astringency. Soothing, warming, and refreshing. I could drink this all day.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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86

Very rich, deep cup. Several layers of taste, somewhat sweet, a bit malty, nice ripe fruit undertones (peach? apricot?) I really like this tea.

Preparation
Boiling
Doug F

Another really great golden monkey from Upton. I could drink this every day and not get bored. Too bad they are sold out righht now.

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77

Lovely tea. The first I’m trying from Upton.

Light burnt umber liquor. Lightly floral, slightly earthy. Very smooth and gently on the palate. A nice, light, balanced black.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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