936 Tasting Notes

2nd orange oolong sample of the day! Interesting to compare this one to the Verdant I sampled earlier.

This one has a lot more orange going on, but nuttiness instead of spice. I think this would be great iced with a little sugar. Thanks for the sample Cameron B!

Cameron B.

Yum yum yum. :D

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Thanks Cameron B for the sample!

I actually quite like this. The TGY is of course, really delicious. The additions to it are subtle, but welcome and seem to pair very nicely. I would not have know there was orange just by the taste, but the subtle spices are very nice! Yummo.

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Thanks TeaVivre for including this sample with my recent order.

This is a mild, sweet, haylike white. It is creamy and tasty, but I generally find white teas a little bland and boring. Not bad though! Glad I got to try it :)

KiwiDelight

YES. BORING. I couldn’t think of the term to apply to white tea. But this one’s good :]

mj

You two are crazy :-P. White teas are amazing!

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drank Violette by Mariage Frères
936 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample Cameron B :)

I like the scent and taste of the violet in this tea! The sweetness is a nice touch. Like most flavored Frenchy teas, the base is mild and unobtrusive. Not bad, glad I got to try it, but probably won’t seek it out again.

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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 :)

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML
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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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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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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