197 Tasting Notes

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drank Black Pekoe Tea by Gorreana
197 tasting notes

This is one of the best everyday teas I have had, soft, gentle, delicious!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
197 tasting notes

In the canister this had a sublime smell which pretty much carried through 3 infusions, though growing fainter. Infusion 1 was very floral, with a veggie edge, smooth and thick and full. #2 was more vegetal and buttery, more towards squash than green stuff, al though the floral came out more as it cooled. #3 was pretty strightforward floral.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Vietnam Black by Simpson & Vail
197 tasting notes

This is a somewhat delicate tea, with malty, nutty spicey notes. It is not exceptional, but it is pleasant. S&V says you can blend it with others and I think you could. Takes cream nicely or is fine without.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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84

Yum yum, yum, even the husband was impressed

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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90

Sweet, honey, floral, light, , maybe a touch of grass/herb – perfect summer tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Golden Silk by Dream About Tea
197 tasting notes

This year’s Golden Silk is superb. Dry it smells so good, your mouth starts watering. it is a smooooooth woodsy, honey floral mix that is wonderful!

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

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75

I thought this had something of a licorice smell in the packet, with some grilled veggie there, too. To me it was quite smooth, and not very brisk. I think I should’ve brewed it for another minute. Not an exciting tea, but pleasant and easy to drink.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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A black Japanese tea – had to try it. The leaves were very fine, with a lot of powder and smell of nuts and cooked squash. I found the one minute brew much too bland and bitter. The second was nutty and squash-like with a bitter edge. The 3 minute was by far the best, smooth and nutty – walnut shading into macadamia nut. Probably never a favorite, but it would go well with Asian dishes that are on the beefy, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce end of the spectrum.

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

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