78 Tasting Notes

70

Yeah, I’m drinking tea at 1am after a long week at work. I have a inexplicable soft spot for Darjeeling oolongs. This one was fairly mellow but very nice. It went nicely with the thunderstorm :)

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Fruity

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100

I haven’t logged a tea here in a long time but I had to with this one. It is nothing short of amazing. Intensely aromatic and complex, I could not get enough of it. Compared to their other offerings it’s on the expensive side but it is seriously amaze-balls.

Flavors: Creamy, Cucumber, Floral, Melon, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
MzPriss

Sounds delicious!

oOTeaOo

I liked this one a lot too :)

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85
drank Black Tea by Shan Valley
79 tasting notes

This tea was earthy and sweet with nutty notes and a mild fruitiness. Smoky notes in the background rounded out the flavor profile, adding a nice balance. It had a bold astringency but did not become bitter when left to steep for too long the first time around (oops!).

http://www.teaformeplease.com/2013/10/shan-valley-black-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

I was really excited to try this tea because it was grown in Mynamar, otherwise known as Burma. What can I say, I’m a sucker for unusual terroirs. Although it was fairly astringent I did not find it unpleasant at all. Sometimes life calls for an easy sipping tea and that is exactly what this one was. An unobtrusive, warming cup of tea can often be just what the doctor ordered.

http://www.teaformeplease.com/2013/09/shan-valley-valley-green-tea.html

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

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90

Similarly to the Valley Green, this tea was mellow and vegetal with a mild fruitiness. The smokiness that I had detected in the Valley Green was just barely present here. No sweeteners are necessary as there was very little astringency. Although this is their reserve tea it is really quite affordable.

http://www.teaformeplease.com/2014/01/shan-valley-first-flush-green-tea.html

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94

The first thing that I noticed about this tea was the sweet, floral aroma. On more than one occasion I found myself sticking my nose into the gaiwan and inhaling deeply. The floral aroma was echoed in the taste along with a pleasantly vegetal finish.

http://www.teaformeplease.com/2013/11/tea-setter-iron-goddess-medium-grade.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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81

This tea was wonderfully earthy and robust yet sweet and mild. It is the puerh for people who think that they don’t like puerh. Another awesome one from Tea Setter.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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81

Darjeeling oolong is something that I have a soft spot for. This one was full of fruit and florals, a really enjoyable cup.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
JustJames

darjeeling oolong! haven’t had a ton of experience with darjeeling, never mind one crossed with an oolong! a novel idea i should try….

JustJames

darjeeling oolong! haven’t had a ton of experience with darjeeling, never mind one crossed with an oolong! a novel idea i should try….

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94

Holy peaches Batman! This tea is super aromatic with heavy notes of peach and a touch of citrus. The sweet aftertaste lingers in the nicest way.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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81

Fruity with a peppery kick. Not bitter at all but has a refreshing astringency. This Darjeeling is 20% Assam so it makes a great wake up tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Kashyap

Since Darjeeling and Assam are different regions of India…when you say “this Darjeeling is 20% Assam” are you saying that the tea is predominately Camelia Sinensis Sinensis and some of the plantations leaves are Camelia Sinensis Assamica and they blend them or are you saying that this tea is a blend of two regions…just curious

Nicole Martin

That is a very interesting question Kashyap. I have a contact at the company so I will find out and let you know :)

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My name is Nicole. I’m a New Jersey Native with a passion for tea and teaware. I don’t claim to be an expert (by any stretch of the imagination) but I love learning and expanding my knowledge of tea.

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