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207 Tasting Notes

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drank Wuyi Oolong by Rishi Tea
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65

This tea is fading a little, but has some rich honey, pear, and tropical fruit. Not overly astringent.

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80
drank Jade Oolong by The Tao of Tea
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drank Jade Oolong by The Tao of Tea
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This tea is fantastic. The first steeping runs a little harsh and minerally, but then it opens up into a fresh flower blossom, warm dew, pale stonefruit, and juicy cup.

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This is surprisingly smoky to me, with a strong waft of tar and pitch on the back end of the tea. I almost want to say this was stored in a old Lapsang container, it has that same dry quality. However, I would be surprised if Tao did that. Otherwise, it does have some vegetal spinach-like character and heavy charcoal. Maybe not my favorite.

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drank Heaven's Lake by The Tao of Tea
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A very nice, almost-white light tea, with good honey and melon. A little mineral/chemical character comes a little forward for me.

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25
drank Sencha Overture by Adagio Teas
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This comes across as a little stale and not heavy on the good kelp flavors that should dominate a tea like this.

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75

This is a deep yunnan, with rich leather, sandalwood, and caramel. A beautiful sap-filled morning cup. Delicious.

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45

This tea breathes honey and canteloupe. I could take a little more sweetness and depth, but the astringency is airy and not overpowering.

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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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Peace Dale, Rhode Island

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http://tea.theskua.com

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