176 Tasting Notes

90

The re-steep of this actually brought out some surprisingly fruity flavors! This is such an interesting and delicious oolong I LOVE IT. In fact I am going to raise the score right now.

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99

Another great oolong! Much more nutty and earthy than the wuyi ensemble I had earlier. It’s a little reminiscent of dragonwell, only more nutty and… oolong-y!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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99

Backlogging a bit; I’m trying to decide which Genmaicha is my favorite between Zen Tea and Adagio! They both have a slightly different tastes and very different brewing times. I think I’m leaning a bit towards the Zen Tea but it’s a hard choice!

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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90

Another one of my Adagio samples, and man it is an incredibly delicious and solid oolong! AND GORGEOUS TOO, it’s such a perfectly clean golden colour, never had an oolong look quite that good. Re-steeps great too. GOOD STUFF.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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90

Definitely one of my favorite fruity teas, very tangy and light. MY WORK TEA FOR TODAY!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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90

I think Cas has become my favorite of my signature blends uwaaa~

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85

Today is just an EARL GREY kinda day I guess. Tried this sample, from the sound of it I expected it to be similar to Zen Tea’s earl grey cream, but I think this one was less… creamy? Good taste though! And I could get a hint of cream in the aftertaste. Still delicious enough I didn’t feel the need to add milk, though I’m sure that would have tasted swell too.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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80

Ohh this is a nice earl grey, I really love the smell of lavender though in all honestly I don’t get much of the taste (IDK WHAT DOES LAVENDER TASTE LIKE ANYWAY?), could be because I added milk though. BUT ANYWAY it is quite delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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75

Work tea for today! Oldie but a goodie.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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95

Oh my god can we talk about how much I LOVE GENMAICHA BECAUSE this is seriously one of my favorite teas next to some good ol’ standard oolongs. This stuff is amazing, the toasty rice flavor is so much stronger with the loose leaf stuff and seeing as this NUTTY RICE taste is my favorite part I WELCOME IT WITH OPEN ARMS. I don’t really know how to compare it to the Zen Tea sample, but I guess you just can’t really go wrong with me and genmaicha.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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SUPER CASUAL TEA AFICIONADO!
my tastes are not refined.

i tend to steep teas too long and give a lot of high ratings and get ridiculously excited over things; i apologize for my excessive use of caps but TEA IS EXCITING okay!

greens & oolongs are my favorite!
also like sweet black teas!
and occasional light fruity teas!

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