88 Tasting Notes

91

Truly lovely. Love the charcoal roasted aspect while still retaining many of the qualities of a green Tie Guan Yin.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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81

I might like earl grey more if it tasted like this. Refreshing citrus flavor with a creamy vanilla element.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

This was…interesting? I’m not a fan of pickled anything but this was actually not half bad. It was surprisingly mellow with a mild citrus tang at the end of each sip. The smell of the wet leaves was a bit of a turn off though.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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81

Can you say yum? The flavoring wasn’t overdone but it definitely brought black forest cake to mind. This tea was sweet and chocolaty with just a hint of cherry tartness.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

This blend was super simple but for a cinnamon junkie like me, it was heaven in a teacup. It wasn’t overdone but still had tons of spicy flavor. There was a really nice “baked” quality that definitely brought cinnamon rolls to mind.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75

I think I’m going to try upping my steep time a bit but I found this blend a little bland. I was expecting strong cherry flavor when it’s really more of an aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76

Sweet, mocha, creamy, chocolaty yummy-ness :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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100

This is one of the most complex white teas I have ever had. It was creamy, spicy and fruity with just a hint of grassiness. I was expecting a completely different experience, it tasted nothing like darjeeling and nothing like white tea.

Check out the rest of my review here: http://www.teaformeplease.com/2011/07/american-tea-room-arya-pearl-first.html

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Arya’s Pearl is amazing.

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