1064 Tasting Notes

I was lucky enough to get a sample of this tea from a kind friend. Only my 2nd Naka puerh ever and so far they are consistently winners. The taste was wonderful and the feeling even more so. I drank this on Thursday while making art and it was like liquid inspiration! Sadly I did not steep the leaves all the way out in the first sitting, so I decided to try to save them to have again the next day and that did not work out very well for me. Lesson learned though. Next time I’ll just drink it all at once! No wasting Naka!!!!

BezoomnyChaiVeck

I hate it when good leaf goes bad while resting for an extended time between steeps.

But honestly, it’s really unpredictable in my experience! Sometimes they turn absolutely rancid, sometimes it makes no difference, and sometimes they really do well after some rest!

I wish I knew what made the difference so I could make use of it!

Stephanie

I have to say I was majorly bummed. I had been hoarding this sample for months! Saving it for a special occasion and then I basically only got to drink half of it. Oh well, what I did get to drink was wonderful. Win some, lose some :)

Cwyn

Would it work to stick the teapot into the fridge? I never of doing such a thing until just now.

Stephanie

That’s what I did actually, Cwyn. Well, I dumped them out of the yixing and into a bowl and then stuck them in the fridge!

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drank Ma Passion by Nina's Paris
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Another sample from Marzipan thanks again!!!

This is another winner from Nina’s. Sweet juicy passion fruit! Really natural and well balanced flavor with the base. Great stuff!

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drank Peach Black by Tattle Tea
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Thank you for the tea Marzipan!

This makes decent enough peach iced tea. Not a spectacularly natural peach flavor but certainly no worse than bottled iced peach tea. Works for me and the price is very good.

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drank Montagne d'Or by Mariage Frères
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I snagged this tea from the Pass the Stash TTB when I went to visit Marzipan the other day.

Mostly this tea is generically fruity, with a hint of that powdery floral that some French flavored teas tend to get. Not my favorite thing ever but I was glad to get to try it :)

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Thanks to Marzipan for this cake!

I was confused when I posted this photo on Instagram, I thought it was a shou cake! https://instagram.com/p/01Bot9xh4F/

But no, it is a delicious black tea! I found the flowers to be present but not overwhelming. This is NOT an overly sweet tea. Good stuff and very different from anything I’ve tried before :)

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Yay thanks for the sample kieblera5!

I drank this at work earlier but was too busy to write a tasting note. I really enjoyed the sweet/ roasty flavor, with the long lingering floral/mineral aftertaste. Quite a nice Dancong, I think they only one I prefer over this one is the one I have from Verdant tea.

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Thank you for the sample Cheri

But MEH…this sheng is not for me. It started out extremely smokey, which, I don’t generally have a problem with but it pretty much overwhelmed the first steep. The following steeps were less smokey but mostly a one note tea and that note is “pleasant bitterness”. Which don’t get me wrong, I like an assertive, even aggressive sheng at times. I just wish there was some sweetness, fruit flavor, or floral aroma to balance it out. Not a terrible tea, just not right for me!

Tealizzy

Whoa! I totally love this one! Well, I guess to each their own! ;)

Stephanie

Let me send you the rest of what Cheri sent me then. bleh

Tealizzy

Sure, I’ll take it! Haha! You might not like February’s tea either then cuz it reminds me of that one.

Stephanie

What was the February one called? I’ll make a note to save this one for you!

Tealizzy

The February one is what I just got in the mail yesterday, called Nan Nuo Mountain Zhu Ling Village.

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Backlogging from over the weekend!

I got my new little Ru Kiln pot from White2Tea this weekend along with some samples that Cheri sent! https://instagram.com/p/0gyegXRh48/ Thanks again Cheri!

I drank the ChocoShou Saturday night and I really enjoyed it for an aged tea. I’m pretty picky about my older shou and this was a very enjoyable one. Tasted like sweet old library books. Will pick up a tin with the next group order for sure :)

Cheri

arm twisting successful!

Stephanie

I justify the purchase because I don’t have any other shou with these flavor notes at home and puerh is totally hoard-able ;)

Cwyn

This has lost the intial musty for me, but I still soak these 5 minutes in cold water while waiting for the brew water to boil.

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drank Cloud and Mist by Mandala Tea
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Thank you for the swap sample kieblera5!

This is a very nice green tea. Super sweet, and not at all astringent. Buttered veggie flavors. I always forget how much I enjoy greens when I go long stretches without drinking them regularly. Happy Spring Equinox everyone! :)

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Oh no! I’m so sorry TeaVivre! I was generously given this sample for review ages ago and apparently lost it until just now. It was a nice surprise to find though because I really enjoyed drinking it today. It was very sweet and slightly vegetal with a slight roasty flavor to round it all out. There are some mineral notes as well. Extremely nice oolong and so sorry again for the very late review!

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