68 Tasting Notes

85

It seems this tea has been discontinued, which is a pity as it is a surprisingly good tea. With a creamily floral aroma in the wet and dry leaves, and a light taste through 4 infusions, this was a nice surprise for me (especially as the best infusion is the last).

First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 90 deg., 2:00 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 4:00 min.

Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 7:00 min.

Fourth infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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85

A lovely, well-made tea that has a full-bodied taste. But there is also a subtle tartness in the first infusions follwed by sweetness in the final ones for those who are paying attention.

First infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz water, 90 deg., 2:00 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 3:00 min.

Third infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 5:00 min.

Fourth infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
SFTGFOP

I love this tea! This tea was the reason why I started to like Ceylons.

sherubtse

It is a very well-made tea – both the wet and dry leaves are excellent! A touch on the strong side, though.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

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70

This tea offers a pleasant balance of steamed green beans and roasted flavours in the first infusion, leaning more towards the former. In subsequent brews, the latter takes over to the almost total exclusion of the former. A good start but a disappointing finish.

First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 75 deg., 1:30 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 3:00 min.

Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 7:00 min.

Fourth infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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75

This is a real “cover-all-the-bases” black/dark oolong, being slightly fruity, malty, sweet, floral, as well as roasted. A great choice for those who like a bit of everything, but not for those who look for prominent flavours.

First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 90 deg., 2:00 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 3:00 min.

Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 5:00 min.

Fourth infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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35

This is a cup of smoke-flavoured brown water. Not much more to this one than that (though I may have tasted a very brief sweetness at the beginning). I’m very glad this was a sample, and not a tea I paid for. Awful tea, but great service from White Tea Two!

Brewed grandpa style: 5 g. tea per 450 ml water over 4-5 infusions.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 15 OZ / 450 ML

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88

With a mildly malty & subtlely sweet taste, this high-quality tea is a great choice for those who like their Assams on the milder side. A bit pricey, though.

First infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 1:30 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 4:30 min.

Third infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88

Along with the usual floral and honeyed notes (albeit subtle), there are other tastes that are hard for me to pin down. Perhaps fresh tomato? The leaves, both dry and infused, are stunning. A rather complex tea, which may not be worth the steep price.

First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 90 deg., 3:00 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 5:00 min.

Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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90

This is a wonderful first flush Darjeeling tea: floral in the nose and in the cup, a pleasingly-metallic taste on the tip of the tongue and roof of the mouth, and a lingeringly-sweet finish.

First infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz water, 90 deg., 2:30 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
SFTGFOP

I’ve been meaning to try this tea. You can’t really go wrong with Camellia Sinensis

sherubtse

The Jungpana is only my 2 FF Darj. The first one was a Seeyok FF from another tea company. Although I disliked the Seeyok, I love the Jungpana.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

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85

This is a very nice tea: light, fruity, and sweet, with the final infusion being akin to honey. A well-made and enjoyable tea.

First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 75 deg., 2:00 min.

Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 4:00 min.

Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 7:00 min.

Fourth infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 10:00+ min.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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88

A lovely tea, with bright flavours throughout all steepings, varying between amongst the sweet, vegetal, and astringent. Very good value, especially for a gyo.

First infusion – 5 g. per 8 oz water, 60 deg., 45 sec.

Second infusion – 5 g. per 8 oz. water, 60 deg., 2:00 min.

Third infusion – 5 g. per 5 oz. water, 60 deg., 10+ min.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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