134 Tasting Notes

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Drank this at a local restaurant that sources Mandala teas. Loved it!

Very much like the longjing teas that I have had.

Flavors: Nutty, Sweet, Umami

Garret

Yes! A great tea and the grandfather of long jing (dragon well) tea. I stopped sourcing Dragon Well after visiting the growing area in 2008. I could not breathe there. While I’m sure there are days when the factory city pollution is not as bad, I can’t shake the memory of how ill I was for days after being there. That led me to this tea and I had the fortune of visiting the farm in 2012. All clean air. I feel much better about this tea because of the air and water quality there.

I’m sure 20 or 30 yrs ago that the West Lake region (where dragon well is grown) was very nice, I found it unpleasant. So Valley Peak, it is!

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92

Really enjoying this one again. It was a long time since I last had it and I frankly forgot about it, but it matches the beautiful fall weather. Love the aroma in the air too.

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drank Coconut Pouchong by Golden Moon Tea
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I have mixed feelings about this one. It is AMAZING, but a desert-tea, so I can have it only once in a while.

Weird review…lol. Hope everyone’s day is well.

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90

Drinking the autumn 2016 version of this.

Very pleasant and uplifting on a cloudy day.

I am appreciating the beauty of tea this fall, and know I will during indoor winter months.

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drank Takumi - Yame Sencha by teabento
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Thank you, @teabento for this one. It has been a while since I have had a green tea. This is nice and refreshing. I’m getting some nice seaweed and soybean notes, a little sweetness, and some nuttiness.

Afternoon pick-me-up it is! :)

Flavors: Nutty, Seaweed, Soybean

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Interesting flavor profile. It’s not a great tea IMO, but it is still enjoyable and something I picked out for the day.

Thank you, Teabento!

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drank Sinharaja by Golden Moon Tea
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A beautiful honey-tasting black tea. Have a beautiful day, everyone! :)

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93

Beautiful florals, creamy, and fruity—this is a great oolong. I think it’s my first Li Shan, which I’ve read some fantastic reviews on in general. The scent of the brewed tea is intoxicating.

Thanks, Teabento! :)

Flavors: Cream, Floral, Fruity

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drank Jiri Horse by teabento
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I needed something great this morning, and this one hits the spot! It amazes me how a simple sip of a tea can make me happy.

It’s a nutty milk chocolate taste today. Simply awesome!

Thanks, Teabento!

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I’m onto my third year of drinking loose leaf. It’s been an exciting last year, trying lots of different teas, and finding out which teas I like and don’t like.

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