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drank Zealong Dark by Chicago Tea Garden
60 tasting notes

I have to thank Ashmanra for sending me this tea and waiting to have a tasting with me. Maybe my nose is broken but I really didn’t get much charcoal or smoke from this tea, dry leaves or wet. It does have a very roasted nut flavor and aroma to me with a slight sweet, floral note at the end. I didn’t enjoy a second steep all that much but I may have used too much water for my amount of leaf. It was a little creamy but it tasted more of a weak green tea to me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Lori

I agree Sandy about your note. Actually, I am the one who sent the sample to Ashmanra. When I purchased it, I expected- something toasty like DaHongPao but instead- it seemed like a full flavored green oolong? If you have any sample left, if you retry w/much less water- the taste should be “full”- I think I did 1 tbs w/6 oz water…but really, I was somewhat disappointed as I did not get a “dark” flavor from this one….

Sandy

I will try with the 6 oz, thanks

ashmanra

I used 1 1/2 tsp. with 6 oz water, so mine was stronger. The second steep was very creamy.

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Lori

I agree Sandy about your note. Actually, I am the one who sent the sample to Ashmanra. When I purchased it, I expected- something toasty like DaHongPao but instead- it seemed like a full flavored green oolong? If you have any sample left, if you retry w/much less water- the taste should be “full”- I think I did 1 tbs w/6 oz water…but really, I was somewhat disappointed as I did not get a “dark” flavor from this one….

Sandy

I will try with the 6 oz, thanks

ashmanra

I used 1 1/2 tsp. with 6 oz water, so mine was stronger. The second steep was very creamy.

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Grew up in Texas, lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand for a year. Now I am back stateside and living in Oregon. I drink most any kind of tea but blacks are my favorites.

“Tea is the taste of my land: it is bitter and warm, strong, and sharp with memory. It tastes of longing. It tastes of the distance between where you are and where you come from. Also it vanishes—the taste of it vanishes from your tongue while your lips are still hot from the cup. It disappears, like plantations stretching up into the mist.” Little Bee (Chris Cleave)

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