10 Tasting Notes

80

Awesome tea. Great daily drinker.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Nutty, Sweet, Thick, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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85

A very interesting raw pu-erh with a surprising sour, mineral, sweetness that develops quickly. The sour flavor gives way to a pleasant tanginess and deep sweetness the more it is steeped. After 4-5 gongfu steepings, I lowered the temp of the water (185) and switched to grandpa style and found that the mineral tang remained but an apple/honey sweetness started to become more apparent. Absolutely recommended for anyone who is looking for something a bit different.

Flavors: Apple Skins, Cucumber, Honey Dew, Metallic, Mineral, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

My favorite ripe shou to date, this one is rich and creamy from start to finish. Definitely a solid daily drinker for anyone who would want to replace their coffee with tea. The flavor just keeps getting deeper and deeper for around 10 steeps, but I found that around 9-10 it started dying down a bit.

Flavors: Bitter, Cocoa, Coffee, Cream, Malt, Mushrooms, Vanilla, Wet Wood

Preparation
1 tsp

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80

A shou for coffee drinkers, I found this one to be pretty bitter a few short steeps in and pleasantly bitter. After 4-5 steepings the bitterness gives way to a very deeply creamy, almost chocolate richness that is very satisfying. This one can go the distance.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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73
drank 2015 Smooch by White 2 Tea
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Flavors: Astringent, Cream, Honeydew, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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82

A quick wash and a long steep is all this one needs. Very rich, earthy, and has a great creamy aftertaste.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Earth, Fishy, Mushrooms, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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65
drank Monkey-Picked Oolong by Teavana
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Pretty good oolong that I would recommend to fans of green tea. The price is a bit steep for the flavors, but tasty enough to give a try.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Honey, Melon, Seaweed, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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20
drank Tung Ting Oolong by Teavana
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A great if you’re a fan of vegetable water, but otherwise not very palatable. Tasted kinda like the liquid present after cooking frozen spinach or green beans.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Dragonwell by Teavana
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Excellent choice as a daily drinker. Very smooth and sweet, with a hint of bitterness that fades with each steeping. This one keeps me coming back for more.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70

Pretty fishy, earthy, and mushroomy for the first 2-3 steeps but then mellows out for a sweeter taste.

Flavors: Earth, Fishy, Floral, Mineral, Mushrooms, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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