Laoshan Black ( Entry Grade)

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  • “Hmmmm - I was drinking this at work yesterday, and it was quite busy so I guess I didn't log it. Surprised to still see it in my cupboard. This was another one from *yyz* and it is fantastic. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “My cold has turned into a sinus infection so my taste buds are literally worthless at this point. I'm hitting the doctor in a few minutes so I can finally get rid of this crud! For the last few...” Read full tasting note
    TastyBrew 361 tasting notes
  • “This was my introduction to Laoshan black teas and I am afraid I was rather spoiled! Not only did it introduce me to buying on aliexpress but it also introduced me to this wonderful seller, who is...” Read full tasting note
    yyz 378 tasting notes
  • “sooooo this one is from YYZ...and i think i might have a problem. I have enough of this to do a comparison on the weekend against LB but this MIGHT be a little more chocolatey and roaster than...” Read full tasting note
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From Laoshan tea high-quality goods of China

This company has produced Laoshan teas for a generation. Previously their teas were produced exclusively for the government, and they now are available to the wholesale market.

“My tea is grown in the north due to climate cold so picking only once a year, low yield, good quality.

Laoshan tea aroma clean and not greasy, thick tea, not bitter or astringent. The taste of pure, high-grade entrance Laoshan tea is sweet with an elegant aroma."

This is an aliexpress store
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/619772

About Laoshan tea high-quality goods of China View company

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Hmmmm – I was drinking this at work yesterday, and it was quite busy so I guess I didn’t log it. Surprised to still see it in my cupboard.
This was another one from yyz and it is fantastic. OK, honestly, I’m not sure that I could tell this apart from Verdant’s version. It is really, really good. If I had to be picky, I would say that this one is just a touch finicky with steep times (I was drinking it at work and it didn’t always get perfect steep times). Verdants I seem to be able to do anything to it and it always turns out. This one gets just a hint astringent if you over steep it. Just a little though, really not worth talking about.
This is a really nice, quality, black tea. I would be perfectly happy drinking this at any time. Thank you for including it.

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My cold has turned into a sinus infection so my taste buds are literally worthless at this point. I’m hitting the doctor in a few minutes so I can finally get rid of this crud! For the last few days I’ve been living on various sources of Laoshan Black. Mostly this one though, since I have a bunch of it and I’d like to make a dent. Even though I can’t full taste or enjoy this, there is a enough richness in it to trigger my memories of its flavor to carry me through, ha ha.

Seriously, I’m soooooooooooooooooo tired of my face feeling like it’s going to explode. I can’t wait to get my buds back and try all the new teas I’ve gotten in the past 1 1/2 weeks. It’s been raining tea from my mailman and I haven’t tried any, cue tiny violin… or if Terri could play me something on the harp, ha ha.

Off to the doc for some drugs. Maybe next time herbal remedies, you failed me this time.

__Morgana__

Feel better!

caile

Hope you feel better soon!

Kamyria

Feel better!! :)

keychange

Yay for drugs that actually work! feel better!

OMGsrsly

Yikes! Feel better soon.

Tea Sipper

I’m so sorry you feel terrible! :/

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This was my introduction to Laoshan black teas and I am afraid I was rather spoiled! Not only did it introduce me to buying on aliexpress but it also introduced me to this wonderful seller, who is very enthusiastic about his product, willing to share his knowledge, willing to negotiate to help you buy what you want, and is a caring seller. He tracked my purchase and contacted me when he was worried it was taking too long ( stuck in customs).

The dry tea smells of chocolate and rye bread whereas the wet leaves reminds me of chocolate and raisins.

Brewed western style, the tea brews to a bright copper colour and smells of honey, malt, chocolate, and raisin.
The flavour is of malt, cocoa almost ovaltine and brownies. There is a hint of floral in early sips that disappears, and a hint of honey. It tastes smooth with just a mild hint of astringency. The tea leaves a clean taste in the mouth with the aftertaste of honey and brownies. The second steep is honey, caramel and cocoa with hints of malt. I can get many steeps out of this tea often over six when brewed western style.

When brewed gonfu style the tea is more a pretty amber shade, that is kind of a brown touched gold colour.

With shorter steeps I find that the tea smells of chocolate, brownies, grain, ovaltine, and honey.

The tea feels kind of silky in the mouth with tastes of rich, dark cocoa, ovaltine with honey, and richer notes hinting at molasses and brownies, malted milk. Later steeps bring out tones of caramel, and a touch of vanilla. Honey and cocoa linger in the aftertaste.

This tea is lovely! Rich and deep with notes of malt, cocoa, caramel and honey that work together to remind me of the taste of brownies.

The one I purchased under the black tea category came packed in individual packages that usually allow me three to four different sessions of tea. Which is great as it is easy to travel with and helps to keep the tea fresh. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/qingdao-laoshan-Black-Tea-flavored-black-tea-organizer/619772_789569691.html.

Fjellrev

Ooh, I’ll have to pay extra attention for the raisin note next time.

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sooooo this one is from YYZ…and i think i might have a problem. I have enough of this to do a comparison on the weekend against LB but this MIGHT be a little more chocolatey and roaster than recent harvest of LB. Why does that scare me? because aliexpress is like walking in to honest ed’s….uh or a giant tiger…or mace’s on balk friday. it’s chaotic and crazy and even though there are good deals to be found, i need someone to make it easy for me. lol soooo there’s a small part of me hoping that this ISN’T as tasty as it was today…and that it’s all in my head hahaha.

But let’s be honest….this was a fabulous cup of tea today. chocolatey and roast and delicious and even though the wet smell reminded me of some of the TTC teas that i’ve had, the taste was NOT that sweet taiwanese sort of taste. this was laoshan black…but more like that first time i died when i had it lol. soooo that’s my story. more to come on the weekend i think if i get a chance to do a comparison of sorts… is it all in my head? or not. we shall see… either way…thanks a bunch for this joy yyz

also..i want it noted that i totally got to 205 today…and then Bonny’s mail showed up lol

yyz

Yay! I’m glad you liked it. This is even Spring harvest which if I remember correctly is usually not your favourite. The good thing is Pens prices usually are pretty steep for the non Laoshan teas so you are not really tempted by something else. The tea I recommended to
Lynne tea comes in packets like the one I sent to you. If you contact Pen you may be able to negotiate on other shipping and packaging. As it is at 24.15 with shipping included it’s cheaper than Verdant’s. I haven’t done the comparison though tasty brew sent me some of verdant to try.

Sil

yeah…going to have to do some digging… once i do a full on compare..but man it was a happy place today

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