Pre-Chingming Golden Jade 2011 (ZG43)

Tea type
Black Green Blend
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves, Green Tea Leaves
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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “I'm revisiting this one again this morning. It definitely has an interesting flavor profile (a blend of green and black teas). There are some definite savory notes here, today I am getting a bit of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I'm glad I bought some samples before this one sold out. The leaf alone is beautiful-the dry leaves being green and black, with white furry tipped leaves too. They smelled lightly fruity and...” Read full tasting note
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    ScottTeaMan 101 tasting notes
  • “Second tea of the morning...... (SRP #28) This one is very interesting! It is a green and black blend. The green leaves are the most prominent as they are a long and somewhat twisty pale green....” Read full tasting note
    SimplyJenW 970 tasting notes
  • “I hate being repetitive (just tested Jade Oolong and Jasmine Silver Needle by Adagio, and found them not to my liking), so I will just say that I am learning that floral scented teas are not my...” Read full tasting note
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    Zweven 136 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

From Fujian province, this blend of golden black and silvery green tea buds is a fairly new creation. The floral and sweet aroma come out in the light amber liquor, as does a deeper “tangy” sweetness often associated with a black tea. Overall, a very smooth and enjoyable infusion, combining the best of both green and black teas.

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2306 tasting notes

I’m revisiting this one again this morning. It definitely has an interesting flavor profile (a blend of green and black teas). There are some definite savory notes here, today I am getting a bit of pepper in the finish. But it also is very moist on the palate and not too astringent. Enjoyable for me – but does not qualify as a “must have” item – see my previous notes for more info.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

They only have samples of this left…..I have one arriving this afternoon. :D

TeaBrat

yay – I hope you enjoy it!

SimplyJenW

It will probably get lost in the black hole that is my sample bin….

TeaBrat

No – you have to drink it today. I want to see a full report, young lady!

SimplyJenW

LOL! I will try to work it in this week!

ScottTeaMan

Amy did you get the sample of this? Jen, I just ordered more and got one of the few samples left. :))

TeaBrat

No, I got the 50g size back in January…

ScottTeaMan

I was planning on ordering a 50g sample, but alas…….It is like what I was saying to Scott B yesterday about ordering a specific tea. If you wait too long or think about it too much, it could turn out that you miss a tea entirely. Sometimes a replacement may be available, other times-when it’s gone, it’s gone.

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I’m glad I bought some samples before this one sold out. The leaf alone is beautiful-the dry leaves being green and black, with white furry tipped leaves too. They smelled lightly fruity and creamy.

I decided to dump the 5 gram sample in my glass press as noted below. The cup color reminded me more of an oolong, and the aroma was fruity, milky, and creamy. As my cup cooled, I inhaled the wet leaves. WOW! They smelled very lightly smokey, but there is more of a deep toasty note-like roasted marshmallows….perhaps…but not that intense. Also noted was a fruity, cantaloupe note somewhere in the mix. The colors of the wet leaves intesified, with brighter green, white, and black leaves (with black stems). The cup can only be described as smooth, creamy, and delicious! It also had a milky texture to it, and a sweet, lightly fruity quality.

My second cup was steeped for one minute, at around 190 degrees. The wet leaf aroma was similarly noted, but seemed more toasty and fruity. The cup was slightly darker, and was slightly more fruity and creamy-so smooth. :))

I tried a third cup with boiling water for 3 minutes. A dissipating, toasty aroma still greeted my nose from my glass press. The cup was darker still, but lacking in aroma and flavor. I did notice light green tea flavors with little else. All three cups were smooth and without bitterness.

Today I drank another sample vowing two steeps. I used half the sample and steeped at 180 for three minutes. The wet leaves were very lightly smokey, but with a deeper toasty aroma I noted the night before. The fruity, melon note was secondary, but deeper as well. As I was looking at the bright colors of the wet leaves, it reminded me how when I look at a beautiful woman, she is beautiful! Her hair shimmering in the sunlight. When the same beautiful woman is wet-say in a pool, or on the beach, her beauty (hair and body) only intensifies, as the water reacts to the sunlight, reflecting her beauty even more! So does the light intensify the beauty of the wet tea leaves. :))

The cup is a deeper oolong color, with deeper creamy sweetness in the cup. Flavors follow in toe-so fruity creamy, milky smooth, and delectable. My last cup (190-200 for 3 minutes), was the best of the five. I added the rest of the dry leaves to the wet ones. The only thing I can add is that the sweetnees coming from the cup was so sugary sweet, and the fruit notes were strongest as well.

Golden Jade is a great tea. Not a WOWZAA, in your face, aromatic, palate pounding delight. This tea is still quite delicious! Like the beautiful lady coming out of the water on a bright, sunlit day—she may be a WOWZAA; but, once you get to know her, her real beauty lies in her many layers-diversity, sweetness and subtlety.

Cupped: Thursday & Friday, May 10-11, 2012.

Reviewed: Friday, May 11, 2012.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

very poetic review. :)

ScottTeaMan

Sometimes I just get inspired. Maybe those Glenburn Estate photos I looked at earlier took me there. :))

Bonnie

Yes we should all go to Glenburn all of us…take the whole Estate in a Steepster Raid. Wow how about a Steepster Cruise…Holland America does tea service on every ship since they have Indonesian Staff. (Been on their ships) Anyway…would be cool to have a tea cruise (I’m sounding like an old lady but I love cruises!)

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970 tasting notes

Second tea of the morning…… (SRP #28)

This one is very interesting! It is a green and black blend. The green leaves are the most prominent as they are a long and somewhat twisty pale green. I steeped it up at about 190. The liquor is a light amber. The taste is brothy. I get a little salt and pepper, even! There is a slight nudge of a vegetal note at the beginning, and it finishes smooth like a black tea. Very interesting and well done. It probably is not something I would drink on a regular basis (they are out, so it really doesn’t even matter if I would!), but I am glad they had a few samples left when I last ordered.

Usual teapot method with a 2.5 minute steep. No additions.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

you did it! lol…

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136 tasting notes

I hate being repetitive (just tested Jade Oolong and Jasmine Silver Needle by Adagio, and found them not to my liking), so I will just say that I am learning that floral scented teas are not my thing. This is a cross between the 2 others tested tonight (falls in the middle of likeability).

These 3 failures to my tastebuds is causing them to scream out for a mint testing : )

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

you might want to try steeping at a lower temp

Cheryl

Ok, thanks … was following their instructions, but you are probably right.

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5 tasting notes

I’m a novice tea drinker, and I got this tea because it was on sale at UptonTea… partly also because of the name. My family actually practice ChingMing, so I was curious. Boy, do I love the tea. It’s so fragrant and sweet tasting, light and soothing. I brewed it on my Breville Tea Maker following UptonTea’s suggested temperature and time.

It tasted as if I have added milk to the tea without actually doing so. Loving it so much. It is however expensive, but well worth it!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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3 tasting notes

I used 7oz of filtered water (tap, run through a Brita filter), boiled, then cooled to 190 degrees, with an infusion time of 1.5 minutes. I used one teaspoon of leaf.

The dry leaves have a rich and satisfying aroma. They have a nice balance of golden, brown, and green colors. Once brewed the leaves are small, supple, and continue to have a wonderful aroma. The resulting brew is golden, and has a wonderful taste. I can get a couple of steeps out of them, with increasing times for subsequent steeps.

This is my favorite blend at this point in time. The taste is incredible, the aroma is unique, and I have always enjoyed each steep. I don’t drink it often, but I keep looking forward to the next time I can brew a cup or three.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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