479 Tasting Notes

87

This one is pretty good, very dark liquid, very smooth slight earthy sweet taste, with some woody notes maybe even hints of cinnamon. This one is just full of flavor, good for everyday drinking.
This one would be for someone new to puerhs, it is very enjoyable with offensive flavors.
The aroma is decent too, only a slight fish scent at the beginning, not too bad, i like it :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Earth, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
mrmopar

Yep I agree good one to have as an everyday puerh.

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interesting, licorice and hot pepper flavors up front with ginger and cinnamon following after.
i dunno about this one, i wanna like it but i kinda don’t like it but i still wanna buy some more just in case i might like it.
After reading other reviews i decide i’ll get some more and maybe try it some hot chocolate :)

Thomas Edward(Toad)

i do like the weird way it makes my throat feel, clove maybe?

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85

This one was pretty good, I enjoyed it :)
Decent enjoyable slightly bitter black tea with a bold blackcurrant taste, I’ve had a few not so great blackcurrant teas so I wasn’t expecting much from this one but honestly it was way beyond my expectations, Very tasty to me. The slight bitter of the tea actually plays very well with the slightly fruity taste of blackcurrant(almost raisin like).

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Kirkoneill1988

what does black currant taste like?

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100

I brought this one to dialysis clinic with us today cuz i get so bored up here with no tea lol. This one is really good to me, i like it alot, one of the better of Master Han’s teas that I’ve had from Verdant. It goes for many steeps also. To me it has many different flavor notes throughout many steepings, little earth, little sweet, little vanilla? little woody? and more, Not really sure what to think about this one except that it is really good… really damn good :)
a 100 for sure from me!

Kirkoneill1988

i want to try it now!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

You should give it a try, good stuff :)

Kirkoneill1988

i will someday

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98

This is a really unique and tasty tea blend :)
The aroma is Amazing, the wonderful sweet clean sects of Vanilla and Saffron, best enjoyed with a long, slow sniff, Mmmmmm…
On the first sip of Port I was greeted with the wonderful sweet flavors of the Vanilla and Saffron that I had just been enjoying sniffs of and I was just lost, for a minute there all of my thoughts and others concerns kinda went out the window, I was just in a peaceful state of bliss.
The taste of the first steep was a perfect reflection of the aroma and just so good, it is kinda hard to describe. Second and third Steeps were even better and I was able to taste more of the Tea itself, nice and bold slightly malty, a nice solid tea that seems to be pleasantly “softened” by the taste of the Vanilla and Saffron, which is still so hard to describe.
I was able to get 6 nice infusions from this one with no problem at all, the flavors really held up well untill abut the 4th infusion but even then 5 and 6 were still quite tastey.
This Tea to me was awesome and Like I had said before Hard to Describe, I know exactly how it tastes to me but I hard a had time to put it in words to type but Heres the best I could come up with.
Have you ever been out walking or on a hike somewhere in the woods or wilderness? When You are out hiking like that and you come near water like a lake or a pond or something most people can tell that water is near, I dunno something in the air changes the smell and feel and closer you get to water the stronger it is(it’s a sensation you can taste, feel and smell, If you are not much on the outdoors you may have no clue what I’m talking about, Sorry) Anyways, That is kinda what saffron or safflower even is like to me, very nice clean. It tastes like this clean Aroma of water with soft sweet Vanilla swirled with malty, roasty almost woody goodness. It is just awesome.
Insipred by Tucker Lake, I’ve never been there But I can totally get why a Lake would be the inspiration for this Tea because really My very first thought on my first sip was the thought of feeling a nearby Lake.

TheTeaFairy

I do know what you are talking about Tommy, nicely described :-)

ashmanra

I understand! Good job describing it, Tommy!

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95

I’ve had this one for a while and for some reason i put it in a box and put it away cuz I’m weird like that, anyways I found it tonight and decided to have a pot with Lance. It is delicious maybe thats why I put t up for later I dunno but it is very nice, malty, nutty, chocolately with hints of caramel and some slight floral type notes, interesting. We had another steep of it this time a little longer and the flavors were much stronger and more complex but very smooth and delicious. The leaves of this one were pretty too, curly, fuzzy little black and gold leafes with a slight earthy aroma.
I really enjoyed this tea :)

mrmopar

Hi Tommy! Glad to see you!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Hello, Thanks :) it’s good to be back on here, I’ve missed you guys.

mrmopar

We have a puerh of the day discussion you should join in. You have great notes and we would enjoy them.

TheTeaFairy

Ditto Tommy, we’ve missed you also ;-)

mrmopar

Tommy you can pick the next tea for me to review….if you join our discussion!

mrmopar

Will have tea flower review up this weekend Tommy :).

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95

this tea is really warming and delicious, the elderberries and the spices are perfect :) I’ve been using this one as a mulling spice for my mulled dr.pepper and it is excellent!
Great blend for the winter months.

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95

This tea blend is Delicious! One of my fav WP blends already I need to get some more. It is very nice and soothing when made warm and it is extremely refreshing when made cold. The notes of pine are perfect with slight minty notes that play really well with the pine. The spicy notes of the cinnamon and cloves are really well balanced too. If I could drink a snowy christmas tree I bet it would taste like this tea, its like a piney winter wonderland in your mouth. Piney and minty with warming spicy notes, it don’t get much better than that. A true wilderness tea, I must get more soon so I can share with my brother. I’m saving my last bit of this batch for us to drink outside by the fire, I think it would be great tea to enjoy outdoors.

TheTeaFairy

hey Tommy, we miss your face around here :-)

mrmopar

Yes we have missed you much!

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Thanks guys, i’ve missed being on here too, great to be back :)

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95

This is a very nice roasted tea with an interesting creamy mouthfeel.
When steeped light this tea had a nutty roasty taste with a creamy mouth feel, delicate and nice.
When steeped a little longer about 3 minutes and so on the taste was very roast and nutty still a lot more so than on the lighter steep with pleasant vegetal notes and a creamy sweet almost buttery smooth mouth feel , very nice.
Steeped at about 10 minutes this tea is much darker still roasty and nutty but this time also slightly woody, the vegetal notes were still pleasant tho now slightly bitter but not in a bad way at all and the creamy smooth mouth feel was still very much present.
Check out my blog post with photos
http://toadsteablog.blogspot.com/2013/10/medium-roast-jin-xuan-by-whispering.html

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