Second tasting of the day brings us spring 2006 Longyuanhao Ji Xiang Shu. This is an interesting tea as when I got it out of the pack it was very crumbly and required 2 washes to get the particles out. After that with a 15 second steep, I got a dark caramel, almost chocolate colored liquor.

The first scents that hit me was smokey caramel, this was almost overpowering any other tastes or aromas. Sipping it I got a nice vegetal and mineral taste to it as well. Not as much sweetness as I would have expected considering the strong caramel aroma.

A second infusion produced very similiar results to the first, with strong emphasis on the smokey sweet flavors and aromas. There are other subtler flavors and aroma’s there, but I cant quite pick them out.

I will probably do a follow up tasting in a few more days.

Flavors: Caramel, Mineral, Smoke, Vegetal

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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working on improving my ability to taste the subtle flavors of teas.

Rating system is as follows, over 60 is recommended and over 80 is highly recommended.

Trying to use the full range of scale.


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