44 Tasting Notes

92

The first steeping of this tea was fantastic. Thick liquor, a tad bit sweet, solid black tea flavor, some dried fruit flavor, and a gentle warm spice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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85

Gongfu style brewing. First time trying this type of review

0:30 – Surprisingly tasty. Some smokey flavors with a hint of chocolate?

0:45 – More full-bodied with stronger smokey flavors. I taste some fermentation as well.

1:45: Less smokey flavor and more fermentation flavors. I still taste a bit of chocolate.

1:10 – more fermentation and good black tea taste. Less chocolate.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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90

This is the second Whispering Pines tea I’ve had, and it’s just as good as the first. It has a smooth cocoa flavor that’s not overpowering or artificial-tasting. It’s almost like chocolate covered cherries, but not cordial cherries. Underneath the cocoa/cherry flavor is a mild black tea.

The second infusion was very similar to the first, but with slightly less cocoa flavor.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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76

This is a very strong-flavored tea. The hibiscus overpowers the green tea, and I never tasted the acai berry flavor. But, it is a fun pink color, and if you’re in the mood for hibiscus, it’s great!

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92

I ran out of this but need to log it before I remove it from my cupboard. This is a smooth, comforting tea for mid-morning. The blueberry flavor combines well with the black tea, and there’s a tiny hint of sweetness that I enjoy.

I would like to have more of this in my cupboard soon.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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90

I got a sample of this, along with other Whispering Pines Teas, as a gift. Unfortunately, I didn’t review it when I drank it, but I remember loving every sip. IIRC, it was smooth and full-bodied, with hints of sweetness.

Reviewing it here to remind myself to buy it again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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85

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85

I usually dislike jasmine teas, as the jasmine flavor always over-powers any other flavor. This tea, on the other hand, has just a hint of jasmine. It is incredibly smooth, which is a quality I really enjoy in white teas. The liquor of the first steep is quite pretty – almost a rose gold color. The first and second steeps taste very similar, then the third and fourth bring out more jasmine flavor and a lighter liquor.

I got this tea as part of Verdant’s 5 teas for $5 an embarrassingly long time ago, and I’m just now drinking it. Wishing it were still available, but if I know Verdant, there’s another one I’ll love just as much or more.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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93

This is what I think of when I think of “oolong.” It has a grassy, but full taste with flower undertones.

Followup 6 months later: This is still what I consider the quintessential bright oolong.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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