6 Tasting Notes

Basic green that my employer stocks at work. I does have a nutty flavor, but the finish is clean. Nothing to write home about, but not bad.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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This tea is amazing. In 2006, I received a gift of white darjeeling from Harrod’s in London, and quickly drank it up. Alas, it was no longer available, and all my regular suppliers simply didn’t carry it. So I studied maps of where it was grown, and found only one other retailer that carried /white/ tea from that region: Jing. Perhaps I missed others, but Jing was the only one I ever discovered. So, I ordered a couple hundred grams and, sure enough, it was the same!

Why did I enjoy it so much? It has an usual floral quality that is light, but it doesn’t linger too long, making for a clean finish. I’m not generally a fan of floral teas (save Jasmin, I suppose), but in this case, I think they did a wonderful job.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A pleasant green that has a mild vegetal notes with a clean finish. I’m glad I picked it up (I bought mine from Infusions of Tea), but I might aim for a tea with a bit more character. I would echo the sentiment that it seems a bit “standard” — in a blind taste test, I would have trouble distinguishing it from, say, a weakly-brewed, inexpensive Sencha.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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68

Decent, but a bit bland for my tastes. Leaves are high quality, and the liquor is quite appealing. I’ll drink through the sample, but probably wouldn’t buy more.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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My other daily green – has some Mate for an additional bit of energy. Light and refreshing.

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Have this about 3 times a week in the mornings, as soon as I come into work. Simple; perfect for everyday drinking.

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