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drank Bao Zhong by Rishi Tea
60 tasting notes

I wasn’t blown away by this tea simply because I’ve not gotten into greens much. Beautifiul gold color and nice floral aroma. The drink was like fresh cut grass-wet grass,very green. There was a crisp water chesnut tone in there with a melon sweetness as well. I think the floral was more smell than taste. The astringency was low, but enough to make it not shine for me. By the third steep it had lost alot and only had simpler oolong notes to remain. Even though less grassy is a plus for me I opted to move on to another oolong so I can crank out another note this morn.

This is the third weekend that I skipped a night’s sleep due to the third shift adjustment to first shift for the weekend. This forty year old body is not digging it.

So I talked to Incindiare earlier and she reminded me of my heavy metal background as a yoot(youth). So I blew the dust off of some old grunge for this tasting. Not metal, but as close as I can get at 5:00am with no sleep.

tune-Alice In Chains=Love,Hate,Love/Nutshell Mad Season=Long Gone Day Pearl Jam=Garden/Release Soundgarden=Gun/4th Of July/ Nirvana unplugged=Where Did You Sleep Last Night

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

nice review! Also love your taste in music, oh! Alice, Pearl, Soundgarden and Nirvana, bring them back memories! Still listening to them from time to time! I remember when I first saw that MTV unplugged Nirvana concert and how Kurt Cobain’s sensitivity had touched me…miss him.

CupofTree

Yes good tastes.. Unplugged is still one of my favorite albums.

HyBr1d

Lol I have been playing guitar for somewhere around 14 or 15 years :) Soundgarden is probably my favorite band, or more accurately, Chris Cornell is probably my favorite guitarist! Complex, challenging, yet still ‘grungy.’ Oh and he’s great with alternate tunings(which is probably the biggest influence I’ve picked up from him!)
Btw, hybrid is something I’ve used in all my Internet/gaming names since linkin parks hybrid theory came out, and has nothing to do with hybrid cars! Too bad lp sold out, I can’t listen to anything they have done since meteora :(

Dylan Oxford

You’re missing out if you stopped listening after Meteora. Minutes to Midnight is probably one of the best nu-metal albums ever released.

HyBr1d

I’ll respectfully disagree, after the fort minor side project, the whole rap rock synergy was lost. Of course it’s a difference of opinion, let’s just say that my sis was never really a rock listener, but lp was something her and I could always listen to together. She feels the same as I do. No big deal though, I understand that they probably appeal to a much wider audience now and are able to make more money. If I were ever in a big time band I would probably do the same thing, but as an old school lp style fan, I can’t listen to the new stuff. And I tried with the cd after meteora which I think was mtmn, there were only two songs I liked, and personally I won’t listen to a cd where 2 of 12-16 are songs I like. Again, not bashing your opinion at all, just wanted to give an explanation for mine :) With meteora and hybrid theory I could listen through the whole albumn, maybe 2 or 3 songs between the two I didn’t care for. But what can I say, things look a lot different after you have been playing guitar for a while. I always say that I loved nirvana until I started playing! Lol I feel that may prompt a big response :(

As for tea, I would recommend The Formosa classic dong ding dark roast from aurateas. It has a nice fruity type flavor that kinda reminds me of a dancong oolong! I’ve only taken it to maybe 10 steeps, so there could possibly be some vegetal/floral flavors I haven’t picked up on yet. I am not a floral/vegetal fan, so a dark roast dong ding may be something you may like :)

Btw I have somewhere between 16-19 guitar tracks up on YouTube, I could pm the link if anyone would want to check them out(feel bad enough I diverted so much from tea I’d rather not do it publicly)

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TheTeaFairy

nice review! Also love your taste in music, oh! Alice, Pearl, Soundgarden and Nirvana, bring them back memories! Still listening to them from time to time! I remember when I first saw that MTV unplugged Nirvana concert and how Kurt Cobain’s sensitivity had touched me…miss him.

CupofTree

Yes good tastes.. Unplugged is still one of my favorite albums.

HyBr1d

Lol I have been playing guitar for somewhere around 14 or 15 years :) Soundgarden is probably my favorite band, or more accurately, Chris Cornell is probably my favorite guitarist! Complex, challenging, yet still ‘grungy.’ Oh and he’s great with alternate tunings(which is probably the biggest influence I’ve picked up from him!)
Btw, hybrid is something I’ve used in all my Internet/gaming names since linkin parks hybrid theory came out, and has nothing to do with hybrid cars! Too bad lp sold out, I can’t listen to anything they have done since meteora :(

Dylan Oxford

You’re missing out if you stopped listening after Meteora. Minutes to Midnight is probably one of the best nu-metal albums ever released.

HyBr1d

I’ll respectfully disagree, after the fort minor side project, the whole rap rock synergy was lost. Of course it’s a difference of opinion, let’s just say that my sis was never really a rock listener, but lp was something her and I could always listen to together. She feels the same as I do. No big deal though, I understand that they probably appeal to a much wider audience now and are able to make more money. If I were ever in a big time band I would probably do the same thing, but as an old school lp style fan, I can’t listen to the new stuff. And I tried with the cd after meteora which I think was mtmn, there were only two songs I liked, and personally I won’t listen to a cd where 2 of 12-16 are songs I like. Again, not bashing your opinion at all, just wanted to give an explanation for mine :) With meteora and hybrid theory I could listen through the whole albumn, maybe 2 or 3 songs between the two I didn’t care for. But what can I say, things look a lot different after you have been playing guitar for a while. I always say that I loved nirvana until I started playing! Lol I feel that may prompt a big response :(

As for tea, I would recommend The Formosa classic dong ding dark roast from aurateas. It has a nice fruity type flavor that kinda reminds me of a dancong oolong! I’ve only taken it to maybe 10 steeps, so there could possibly be some vegetal/floral flavors I haven’t picked up on yet. I am not a floral/vegetal fan, so a dark roast dong ding may be something you may like :)

Btw I have somewhere between 16-19 guitar tracks up on YouTube, I could pm the link if anyone would want to check them out(feel bad enough I diverted so much from tea I’d rather not do it publicly)

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Dave here.
I’m trying to get back into the swing of things as far as writing reviews. my tastes have changed greatly from when I was last on here, Now I typically drink sheng puerhs daily, though I’m really looking forward to getting enough good blacks to equally divide my time between the two. I occasionally drink white, yellow, & greens but still stay away from blends & non-camellia sinensis. I’m no authority & always welcome suggestions.

I’m a wimp when it comes to astringency so take anything I say about this characteristic with a grain of salt(ASTRINGENCY WEENIE MAN, or AWM for short).

Other ramblings;
About tunes; I, like many, love them. I like adding them to my notes, but I feel like if someone were, let’s say knitting or painting or reading a book, that it would help the readers to get a better feel for how the writer may be impressioned about his environment toward his tea experience.

I wish I would have paid more attention to the grammer teachers so many years ago and not doodling band insignias. I should revisit the proper use of commas for starters, which I love.
I also love, and probably over use, parenthesis (the use of them may be a second personality coming to surface).

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