38 Tasting Notes

80

This is one of my new favorite oolongs. It’s very malty, like some of my favorite black teas but with more body.

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66

Chrysanthemums helped bring out more of the flavor. I also think this tea benefits from more tea (or less water) while steeping.

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52

Smells sweet and smokey. It’s not too bland but not very bold. It’s a little too bitter for my taste. It’s not my favorite, but it’s not bad.

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76

The leaves of this one are very long. Usually I associate sheng with campfire smoke, but this one smells more like tobacco to me. From the strong smell, I expected this to taste more bitter and less sweet. It tastes smokey, but smooth and slightly fruity.

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drank 2011 Dashu Bulang by White 2 Tea
38 tasting notes

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81

I really like the flavor of this shu. It smells kind of nutty to me and the flavor reminds me slightly of yerba mate.

Trey

I enjoyed this most with about 8 grams of tea for a 4 ounce gaiwan. I like this one best steeped strong and without chrysanthemum.

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72

Very smokey (pleasantly so).

I drank this with a spicy and creamy dish. The smokey flavor stood up well.

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66

This took more than a few steepings to open up and darken in color. A few of the darker steepings were fairly sweet but the sweetness faded quickly.

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76

The dry tea smells somewhat creamy like white chocolate. It’s fairly mild when brewed. Very palatable

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85

This tea is sweet and the flavor reminds me of honey graham crackers. I rarely add chrysanthemum to this because I think it’s sweet enough already.

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