847 Tasting Notes

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Sample sip down! Thank you Marzipan

Had the last of my sample iced this afternoon and it was great! I’ll buy some of this next time I’m in Chicago probably :)

Marzipan

Except you are getting more tomorrow.

Sil

gah! must remember to pick this one up!

Stephanie

Woot!!!!!

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i get notes of apricot skin, dryness on the tongue and lingering flavor on the back of my throat. Somewhat sweet with a pleasant bitterness, and a bit “darker” tasting than most shengs. Not dark like a black tea or a shu, I’m really not sure how to describe it! I do not have the words for this…FAIL.

Great tea buzz from this one though :) TEA ENERGY FTW

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I’m pretty sure the sample of this I’m drinking was from boychik Thanks!!!

I’m glad to get to revisit this one. It was one of the teas that made me think oxidized oolongs aren’t really my thing. I LOVE a good Dancong, but this one is darker and less complex. I get woody plummy notes, and a nice sweetness. It is pleasant and everything, but just doesn’t blow me away like some teas do :)

boychik

I have to revisit. I think I have another sample. I tried Da hong Pao recently and it just blew my mind. I thought I was in a happy place with my Yunnan blacks and Puerh… Sigh…

Sil

feel like i should try this one even though i’m not overly fond of oolongs

apt

this isn’t dancong, it’s yancha.I don’t think Verdant is known for having good yancha.

Stephanie

Right, I was just comparing this one to Dancong, which I know I like very much :)

apt

Jing Tea Shop has really good Dancong and Yancha if you want to try some

Stephanie

Sweet, I’m always up for trying new Dancongs!

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Thanks to TeaVivre for this one!

I’m not a huge oolong person, but this is very nice. Tastes like a cross between tieguanyin and milk oolong. Yum :)

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I did a long strong steep on this one as a pick-me-up this afternoon. WOO! This one is really growing on me :D

I find it tastes even better if I let it cool a little bit before I drink it…I should try it iced soon :)

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drank Yiwu 2009 Spring by Teaurchin
847 tasting notes

This is SUPER good sheng!!!!

Excellent balance between sweetness and pleasant astringency, with some fruit and floral aromas. Great energy. Seems super solid and one of my top picks from TeaUrchin so far :)

Good Monday tea, for sure.

Terri HarpLady

I wish I’d brought some sheng with me…sigh… ;)

Stephanie

I never think to travel with sheng either for some reason, even though I loves it!

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Drank this one all day! It started out somewhat astringent, which I enjoyed but I think perhaps others might not appreciate. It was good, as almost all of my TeaUrchin shengs have been, but definitely not my favorite of the bunch. I give it a B-

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Sad Sample Sipdown! Thanks again Terri!

I’m definitely going to order some first flush dragonwell next spring. Not sure from where yet but the stuff is DEELISH! I’m ambivalent about regular dragonwell though. It’s not bad but doesn’t thrill me like this really young stuff does.

On an unrelated note- I think I’m going to make some homemade matcha and frozen yogurt popsicles this weekend. Doesn’t that sound fab? Oohh maybe I’ll throw in some avocado too…

Cameron B.

Maybe with a little bit of mint or lemon too? :D

Stephanie

OoooOoooh! That sounds good. I’ve also got some rhubarb I need to use. Might cook some down into a compote and make ice pops out of that at some point :)

Cameron B.

Strawberry frozen yogurt with rhubarb swirl! ;)

Terri HarpLady

Glad you like the tea! I’m jealous about the pop cycles!
:)

yyz

That could be good. In Ecuador a store near me used to make a strawberry and Avacado shake that was amazingly good.

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