11 Tasting Notes

80

Very consistent and flavorful! The citric/tangy notes are always there and the smell kind of reminds me of a black tea. The tea kind of gets bitter for a while but you can get like 10+ steeps without an issue.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Honey, Malt, Medicinal, Sweet, Tangy, Thick

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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87

I got one of this as a sample from What-cha, and I’m glad I got it because, man, isn’t this tea interesting!
The shape was pretty cool to begin with, and the tea had a lot of different colored leaves, so it was really nice to look at. The leaves smelled really, really fruity, like strong cherry and it had also a lot of creamyness to it. Sadly, the fruity smell left the leaves in like two steeps, leaving it only in milk.
Anyway, the flavor was very interesting too, the taste was fruity and mostly milky, getting nutty with a bit of coconut later. The liquor was very dry. In the end, the tea was just citrus and very thick.
Since this is very green, it’s not very forgiving, so a couple of times I got a bit of bitterness out of it.

Flavors: Cherry, Citrus, Coconut, Cream, Fruity, Nuts

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 tsp 120 OZ / 3548 ML

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75

I got this from Utack (reddit username).
This tea is oh so light and pleasant, and the leaf looks pretty cool to be honest.
I don’t really have much more to say about this tea.

Flavors: Mint, Nuts, Salt, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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85

I got this from a friend who got it from a ‘’Mistery pack’’ (It’s cooler to call them mistery packs, right?) from What-cha. He gave me the bag and told me to enjoy the tea for a few days: He is a very good friend.
This tea is in ’’maocha’’ form (I don’t actually know if you can call this maocha) so it’s a very large, twisted leaf, kind of hard to make it fit in a small Gaiwan, the dry leaves have a lot of colors on it: greens, browns, some yellows. The smell of the wet leaf is a classic vegetal smell while the flavor is very light and fruity, in later steeps a bit of honey comes out too. The soup has a beautiful golden color.
After all, what this tea has in prettyness, it lacks in complexity, it’s a pretty straightforward tea and a very pleasant drink.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Sweet, Tobacco, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 90 OZ / 2661 ML

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75

Beautiful leaves! So many colors!
Also, quite a smell and powerful flavor, I certainly wasn’t expecting that.
It was very nice to have a tea with such a strong flavor every once in a while.

Flavors: Artichoke, Floral, Peas

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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70

This is a very delicate tea but not very flavory. After all, though, quite interesting.

Flavors: Caramel, Plums

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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75

A very nice tea, quite sweet. The honey aroma and taste is definitely there, but I feel like there’s a lot more going on while still keeping the smoothness. That’s what I like about it mostly. After a few steeps the sweetness starts to invade your mouth by instants only, but it’s quite powerful. Besides, the creamy texture makes it a pleasant drinking experience overall.

Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Honey, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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90

I just loved it! Sadly, I don’t really remember much about it other than a beautiful old books smell and no bitterness at all.

Flavors: Dust, Leather

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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82

A very nice apricot smell.
The flavor’s got some lingering bitterness that’s very, very nice and some floral notes that sometimes feels fruity. After like 7 steeps the bitterness goes away and for the rest of the tea (and believe me, the tea goes on forever) it’s just a very pleasant flavor.

Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Lemon

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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70

My introduction to Pu’erh. For its price, I have to say this is really, really good, I love the smokyness and the woodyness of it, the bitterness is also quite nice. I also like the warmth I feel when the tea goes down my throat and that little caramel-y taste it has at the end, almost coffee like. It’s a pretty cool tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Leather, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 90 OZ / 2661 ML

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