1111 Tasting Notes

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Fjellrev

Aww. :(

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Tealizzy was kind enough to send me a sample of this tea! I have been curious about it for a while :)

And it lives up to the hype! Very complex, super sweet and apricotty, silky, a little floral and just enough tart/bitter notes to keep it interesting. Damnit, now I really want to order a cake! :D

I took some pics of my session-
http://instagram.com/p/ySDHvwxh4N/?modal=true
http://instagram.com/p/ySGqwRRhwZ/?modal=true
http://instagram.com/p/ySG5zxRhw2/?modal=true

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Drank a to go mug of this yesterday while I was waiting for my car’s oil change to be completed. I hadn’t had this one in a while and forgot how good it is! Predominantly sweet potato notes with a hint of toasty malt. YUM!

Special thanks to Sarsonator who gave me her tea cash before it expired and made this tea happen :D

MzPriss

Love this one too

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This is definitely a winner from Damann Freres! Lots of dried fig and raisiny goodness. MMmmmm!

Cameron B.

I love this one, too! I was so happy that it doesn’t taste like lavender.

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91

Thanks to a special tea friend for a sample of this one!

This is going on my YS shopping list! Really good rich creamy soft milk chocolatey shou…I like it very much :)

TheTeaFairy

Sounds great, i’m adding it too :-)

Cameron B.

Ooooooh sounds delicious. :o

TeaBrat

let’s all get it :)

looseTman

Sounds TEArific! Pesticide-free?

Stephanie

Gosh! I hope you guys end up liking it as much as I did :D

Thanks for the pesticide info LooseTman

looseTman

You’re welcome.

sansnipple

That pesticide testing is only for yunnan sourcing’s own brand puerh productions (made since fall 2013), not third party brands they sell. Teas that YS tested will list that fact on the tea page at the bottom of the description ( like this: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/2014/3064-2014-yunnan-sourcing-year-of-the-horse-menghai-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake.html ). And given that Dayi is one of the largest factory producers of plantation grown puerh, it’s pretty likely to have at least a little pesticide residue, though probably not too dangerous levels.

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It’s funny how different this sheng is from the one I drank yesterday. So mellow and smooth and sweet. I am enjoying it!

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drank Nahan 2014 by Tea Urchin
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Thanks for the sample Marzipan!

I really enjoyed drinking this tea all day at work. It is definitely my kind of young sheng. Bold, punchy, strong cha qi and nice pleasant bitterness to sweetness balance. Creamy and floral too. The only thing that would have made it more perfect is if it had some fruity notes and a little bit more sweetness. I enjoyed the heck out of it though and would happily drink it again some day!

I had a crazy busy day at work and I’m serious, the tea definitely helped me! I get like a calm energy from sheng sometimes that is super perfect for stressful days at work where I need to be energized but not jittery or overwhelmed. Very centering/balancing :)

DigniTea

This cake is made from high quality material and was probably produced with hope for aging potential. Even as you describe your experience with the tea, it speaks of promise and will likely be a great tea one day. Meanwhile, it sounds as though you had a very interesting session with it. I have a sample myself but I’ll wait 6 months or so before I try it.

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drank Praline Horizon by Butiki Teas
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This is exactly what I was expecting and just as delicous as I had hoped :)

Sil

yaaaay

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I’m not sure how or why this works so well, but it does! OMG DELICOUS! :-O

Sil

jealous!

Butiki Teas

I’ve been stalking Steepster to see a review of this. Yay, glad you like it! I was super happy with how it turned out but curious to see if others enjoyed it too.

Roswell Strange

I was very close to getting this one because the combo of flavours is so different! Still not totally sure I made the right call ;)

Cameron B.

I do love both cantaloupe and coffee, they just sound like they would be so odd together! I’m glad it came out tasty.

Butiki Teas

Cameron B-The espresso is very light and really there just to temper the sweetness of the cantaloupe and add depth.

Stephanie

You don’t think coffee as you are drinking it, for sure.

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drank Yiwu 2006 Shun Shi by Tea Urchin
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I may have reviewed this tea before under a slightly different name. I’m a little confused about it!

ANYWAY a sample of this tea was part of my Christmas gift from Marzipan

Stephanie

Steepster appears to have mangled this one. Alas!

Sil

mangled?

Stephanie

Yeah my note is incomplete…steepster ate a big hunk out of the middle

Sil

OH haha well it doesn’t look mangled at least..

looseTman

Did you share this issue with Jason?

cookies

I had the same issue. I posted about it in the Steepster Bug Thread.

Stephanie

This is the 3rd or 4th note I’ve had this happen to. I’ll email him later when I have time. Thanks guys!

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