207 Tasting Notes

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drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
207 tasting notes

This tastes like fruit loops and does a fantastic job of covering up the b-grade Long Jing they used as a base. If that’s what you’re looking for, hit it up.

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75

This is a really solid, well-rounded rich black tea. I love the big leaf twist. Balanced. A perfumed woody character plays of the slight bitterness and gives a honeydew sweetness. A basic, morning black that’s very clean and delicious.

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57

Steeped 3.9 grams in 6oz for 3:30. This is a solid cup, if a little mellow and quiet. There’s a gentle malt character and bit of fruit, but it’s somewhat generic in terms of overall expression. Otherwise, it’s really fresh, bright, and crisp, just not as complex as I had hoped. For the price, it’s a solid deal on an Organic Nilgiri. I was pleasantly surprised to find it held up for a second steep at 4:30.

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92

On the second steep at 30s. This tea goes surprisingly green fast. It’s rather young. The Banzhang shows itself as some curt bitterness quickly. However, there’s a nice run of cedar-inflected sauna notes and a good “woodsy” character that’s fresh and migrates towards a lingonberry character.

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55
drank Earl Grey by Rishi Tea
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Had a pot a Saint’s Cafe in State College, PA. A solid EG, if a little light on the bergamot for my tastes.

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75
drank Bi Lou Chun by Herb & Tea
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45

This is getting brash and does not respond well to a Gaiwan style steeping.

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75
drank Tie Guan Yin by AnJing
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75
drank Tie Guan Yin by AnJing
207 tasting notes

This tea has a really dense orchid/lilac floral quality at the first steep that’s very vibrant and clear. It progresses into smooth clarified lobster-tinted butter. Very smooth and rich. Then an electric snap of sweetness before gracefully leaving on a honey glissando. Delightful.

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Exploring the world of fine Chinese and Japanese teas, my favorites include: sheng pu’er, moderately roasted oolongs, gyokuro, shincha, and high quality, artisanal whites and greens. I don’t subscribe to any particular style of brewing, but incorporate elements from traditional techniques to brew the best tea possible. I also seek to share the joy that tea brings me with others, but am really rather introverted.

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