207 Tasting Notes

63

Especially soft and perfumed, this oolong isn’t as juicy or sticky as I would hope, but its a delicate example of a greener twisted-leaf style.

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17
drank Pu-erh by Tongzhou
207 tasting notes

Loose-leaf shou pu-erh from a somewhat indeterminate source. The only English branding is that of “Tongzhou.” Shou isn’t my favorite, but this particular one is a little softer, sweeter and more delicate than others I’ve had.

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75

A favorite cup. The second infusion was far and away the best. Juicy, soft, grassy and bright.

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46
drank Wuyi Oolong by Rishi Tea
207 tasting notes

This has good stonefruit, but was a little more subtle than I expected. Good for the price.

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75
drank Bi Lou Chun by Herb & Tea
207 tasting notes

Starting to show its’ age a little. Otherwise, a nice grassy, bright fresh-bean cup, perfect for afternoons of contemplation.

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59
drank Tamaryokucha by The Tea Haus
207 tasting notes

I think this tea has the best of Japanese strains and growing conditions, while benefiting the subtleties that a Chinese process gives. There’s some fantastic straw, chestnut, and dried berry characters in there, while finishing with a strong hint of that kelpy green the Japanese so adore.

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75
drank Earl Grey Supreme by Rishi Tea
207 tasting notes

A solid well-rounded version, with good black depth and a nice bristling bergamot. Rarely over-astringent, very smooth, and a bit buttery. My go-to quick strong morning tea.

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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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