911 Tasting Notes

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This is an incredible Dancong, thanks Cheri for the sample :D

First steep had a huge amount of sandalwood, and some interesting strong cannabis notes. My first steep was a bit longer than it should have been. Very potent. Second and third steeps were still strongly sandalwood with some spice notes. 4 and 5 have developed some floral, citrus and tannins and still some spice. Crazy good dancong. It is still going strong. I wonder what steep 6 is going to bring…

Overall impression this tea gives is darkly warm :)

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Sarsonator

Sandalwood!??! My favorite scent!

boychik

I should get some and get high;)

Stephanie

It was really good boychik, if I ever order some I’ll send you a sample ;)

TheTeaFairy

I love this one!

boychik

Thank you ;)

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I picked up 50g of this on the Anniversary Sale. I wish I had taken a gamble and ordered more than that, because this is really good!!!

I find the jasmine scent and taste nice and strong, and the sheng sweet and clear. I am interested to see how the re-steeps will taste. I am impressed though, I love jasmine green tea and sheng makes total sense to add jasmine to. Recommended!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cheri

This sounds AMAZEBALLS.

I’m not placing an order
I’m not placing an order
I don’t need more tea

Stephanie

hahaha, I should have slipped one into the package I sent you today, darnit! Next time :)

TeaBrat

Cheri, you could write a song ;)

Cheri

Like I really need the tea you’ve just sent, let alone any more.

I’m drowning in tea
Absolutely drowning in tea
No where to put it all
I don’t more tea

Cheri

But I want more tea
I want more tea
All of the teas
That one is 50% off tea
I don’t need more tea

TeaBrat

hee hee hee!

Cheri

How many did you get in 50g?

Stephanie

Exactly 10

Cheri

Thanks. Now I have to think about it….

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82

I picked up a few of these during the anniversary sale, and I’m glad I did!

This is nice creamy rich shu. I found no off flavors here, and I did give it a nice rinse before I drank it. I’ve never had anything with Chrysanthemum in it, but I found the flavoring similar to a rice scented tuocha I had once time. Similar but a little lighter. Good stuff!

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99

Backlogging from the weekend…

Ugh, I really screwed up. I tried to pull up the brewing directions on my phone and it wouldn’t show properly…so I used 1tsp for 8oz. It was weak :(

I hope I have enough left in my swap sample to try again. Boo!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Aww :( if you ever steep another one of my teas and it come out weak, do a second infusion of 10 minutes. works every time :)

Stephanie

This was totally my fault. Way to little leaf. What I could taste of it seemed really awesome though. I have a little left to try so I’ll do a 4oz cup and try again soon :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

There’s no bitterness or astringency in this one, so don’t be afraid to oversteep to get a stronger cup. :-)

Cheri

That’s good to know, Brenden. :) <3

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Awesome Cheri sent me a sample of this tea. I’ve been super curious about it but not willing to pay $$$ for shipping on only an ounce without trying it first. I really enjoy beer aged in bourbon barrels!

So anyway, this puerh. The bourbon barrel flavor is actually quite distinct! The shu is dark and rich and sweet. There is some astringency not normally present in shu, perhaps from the barrel? I actually quite enjoy this though! Still not sure if I’ll ever purchase it since there are so many shu puerhs I like, but I am SO glad I got to try it!

Cheri

So glad you liked it!

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sample provided for review thanks Awkward Soul for hooking me up!

This is one of the tastiest green oolongs I’ve had. Super floral with buttery sweetness and total “pudding mouth” effect! If you like them green and floral this ones for you!

Cheri

Sounds delicious. I need to make sure this one isn’t in the (M)UTTB…..

Stephanie

I have a little more. I will send it with your Manistee Moonrise :D

Single Origin Teas

haha glad to hear the samples are migrating around!

Single Origin Teas

We’d given a separate sample to Awkward Soul (and then a postage paid packaged envelope with another sample for Awkward Soul to pick someone to mail it to). So it wasn’t apart of the (M) UTTB.

Stephanie

Right, I was Awkward Souls chosen reviewer she shared with. I sent the rest to Cheri in the mail today so you will get 2 reviews in one! Thanks again Single Origin Teas, and if you ever want more reviews I’m always happy to taste :)

Single Origin Teas

Sure thing Stephanie! I’ve really enjoyed the travelling tea box so hopefully in the future we will keep doing them at least. :) The best way to try different teas is through samples.

Stephanie

Yeah, I’d love to get in on one of those traveling boxes in the future! I missed out this time :)

Cheri

Wow, Stephanie! Thanks so much!!!

Cheri

(Out of control cupboard….completely out of control….)

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drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

Thank you so much Tealizzy for this bonus sample!

I love fruity green oolongs, and apparently Lupicia is very good at them! I am drinking this hot this morning and lightly sweetened, but I bet it would be killer over ice too. Deeeeelicious and lightly floral.

This is my first tasting note from the mechanics waiting room, too, LOL. I have about an hour till my new tires will be installed so I’m chilling with a book and some nice tea :)

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It took me a while to track this one down to make a tasting note on it. A favorite local restaurant/art gallery serves a few loose teas, and I always end up ordering this one if I visit in the evenings (post caffeine consumption time).

I like that it has a nice natural sweetness to it. I hate licorice but licorice root seems ok. I’ve had it in other herbals and enjoyed them :)

Cameron B.

I’m the opposite – I like licorice, but hate licorice root in tea. :P

Stephanie

You can have ALL the licorice :)

Cheri

Licorice is nasty

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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

Thank you so much Tealizzy for this bonus swap sample!

I LOVE the idea of a caramel flavored houjicah. How brilliant! This one is strong on the caramel scent, but light on the caramel flavor. The houjicha has a lovely roasty taste though, so I am really enjoying this. YAY!!!!

Dustin

Bird Pick has a caramel houjicha too that I really like! It is a good combo. I’ll have to try Lupicia’s version some day.

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92

Oh my gosh, YUM! Thank you Tealizzy for the sample!

This is really nice assam. It is sweet and malty like a Yunnan black. Medium bodied, and not TOO bold. Just right! I would definitely consider ordering this one in the future. Good stuff!

Tealizzy

Glad you enjoyed it! Yay for swaps! :)

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