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92 Tasting Notes

84

Definitely better when made in gaiwan.

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87

Now this one I like. Never really tried real milky oolongs before, but now I can see why it’s called that. The background is kinda similar.

On a side note, you can try to imagine what’s “local” milky oolong like given how sellers try to buy cheap and be literal with flavoring … XD

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Afraid to drink this. Either it’s totally different from normal Shu or very spoiled. Smell/taste hint at the second strongly.

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82

A part of Reserve Club subscription. Didn’t find it that interesting. Sure, it’s dancong with a taste of good stewed fruit drink, not overly sweet, very fruity but… why do I need it when I can just drink stewed fruit instead ?:)

Resteeps a whoole lot though :)

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Azzrian

Maybe because it is TEA and it is better for you! :) Sounds yummy to me. Even natural sugars can be over done and diabetics like myself have to really watch even the natural fruit intake so for me this sounds wonderful.

Zeks

Odd thing is – wet leaves even smell like stewed fruit … some apples, dried aprictos, raisins XD

Azzrian

It sounds even better now :)
Sorry you didn’t care for it though I know its a decent investment into the reserve club.

Zeks

I would’ve been satisfied with that month’s reserve club with YGB pressing only so this is not really that bad :)

Zeks

Though I am more and more of the opinion that JK is THE place to buy dancongs, not any other store, even Verdant.

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75

I suppose I just don’t like keemuns… it’s physically painful to throw out the leaves before they are spent, but I want something nice and I don’t want to waste a morning on a tea I don’t like all that much…

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Bonnie

what don’t you like? I used to dislike keemums too. Then I steeped shorter with less leaf, added milk and sweetened it and like them (love congou keemun).

Zeks

Dunno, aggressiveness of the taste maybe. I steeped it in gaiwan and it was not very nice. Milk is an idea though

Bonnie

It is aggressive. Most people I’ve been around do add some milk to the stronger Keemuns. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t but there probably are those who drink it straight. I also brew Western Style like I would an Assam.

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90

Ok, what smells like alcohol, tastes like alcohol but has no alcohol? Right – this tea :) I have no idea how is it even possible but its smell contains cognak’ish notes and the same can be said about the taste :) I like it though.

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kOmpir

I find some fine Dian Hongs having that cognac-bourbon note with orange zest.

Zeks

This one is the first for me:) I was like “Wtf O_O” at first

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75

Not much to say here, averagely good puer. Went to maybe 6th steeping (considerably weakened by 4th) can’t say I dislike it.

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I found that timing instructions from the seller produce tea that is really too strong to be drinkable. Other than that, pretty average.

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92

There is this time in spring when jasmine bushes and bird cherry blooms and the scent is so thick you can drink it. The first thought when sipping this tea was that now I truly can. Completely different from Verdant’s TGY with its buttery/floral backgound this one is like a cup of flower essence.

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