600 Tasting Notes

80

2003 bu lang mountain raw puerh brick. From yunnan sourcing.

Review:

Small yixing teapot.

Dry leaf: musty, green, sweet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ5obthgLlL/

Wet leaf: earth, fermentation, pepperoni.
Note: Forgot to take photo. Must have been tightly compressed as the leaves were not really opened yet.

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing. (Taste) subtle -> sweet, green, honey, spices.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle musty. (Taste) subtle -> honey, spices, earth. Light sweet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ5phcfAXMJ/

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle earth. (Taste) light -> earth, fermentation, honey, sweet, spices.

All in all, a yummy tea. I rate a 80/100 since it brewed rather weakly, Even with 5g. See note for wet leaf. Nice cha qi and flavours.

End note. I should have upped my brewing times

Where to buy: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/rawpu-erh/4442-2003-bu-lang-mountain-raw-pu-erh-tea-brick.html

Flavors: Earth, Green, Honey, Meat, Musty, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 5 OZ / 135 ML

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80

Simple review due to this being a tea bag tea:

I taste/smell: roasted nuts, toasty, seaweed, chocolate.

All in all a decent tea. I give it an 80/100.

Give it a try.

Flavors: Chocolate, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Seaweed, Toasty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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75

Simple review as its a tea bag tea:

I smell/taste: pepper, mint, flowers, lemon, spices, spiciness.

All in all a decent tea. I would not reccomend it. i rate a 75/100

Flavors: Flowers, Green, Lemon, Mint, Pepper, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90
drank Black Current Tea by Hyson
600 tasting notes

A quick review because this is a tea bag.

I taste: Black currents, Berries, and Black Ceylon!

an amazing tea! give it a try! i rate 90/100

Flavors: Berries, Black Currant

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90
drank Black Current Tea by Hyson
600 tasting notes

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70

A quick review since this is a tea bag.

I taste Lemons, Flowers, and Green Ceylon tea!

All in all, a decent tea. i rate a 70/100

However I would spend my money on better tea from Hyson

Flavors: Flowers, Green, Lemon

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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80

First dibs: 10 year aged shu puerh tea by teance.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQqa8FJgPB9/

Review:

Engraved dragon head yixing teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: subtle mustyness
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQqbGmogLtq/

Wet leaf: light earth, cookies, fermentation (?).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQqeHpNAiv_/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQqevIJgaFS/

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle -> earth, ginger (?), cookies. Soda pop(? [weird]). (Taste) subtle
-> soda pop (weird), earth, camphor, mushrooms.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQqcaQYgEfX/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle -> fishyness, earth (?), fermentation (?), cookies. (Taste) subtle -> earth, fermentation, camphor (?), mushrooms (?). Light soda pop (?).

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle earth. Light fishyness. (Taste)
Light -> earth, camphor, mushrooms, fermentation.

All in all, a decent tea. A tad fishy but decent flavours and cha qi. The Soda pop taste surprised me! I rate this a 80/100 I’ll give the rest to a friend.

Where to buy: https://www.teance.com/collections/pu-erh/products/first-dibs-10-year-pu-erh

Flavors: Camphor, Cookie, Earth, Fishy, Mushrooms, Musty

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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75

2007 Nan nuo mountain Sheng. Bought from wanling teahouse.

Review.

Ru Yao dragon teapot. Gongfucha.

Dry: green, slight earth.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BP0blQ1lA7k/

Wet: green, honey, slight earth.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BP0eQQ-F9qX/

1x medium rinse.

Light steep: I taste/smell: (smell) slight -> green, earth, wood, honey smoke (?). (Taste) slight -> earth, honey, wood, smoke, green (?)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BP0cuC3lYAn/

Medium steep, I taste/smell: (smell) slight -> fruit, metallic (wierd). (Taste) slight smoke. light -> earth, metallic (iron), wood, honey.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell: (smell) nothing. (Taste) slight -> earth, wood. Light bitterness. Medium -> smoke, honey.

All in all a wonderful tea. I rate a 75 because the earth is too subtle.

bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP0bgaOFcV6/

Where to buy:

50g: http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/product.php/85/nan-nuo-mountain-sheng-pu-er-2007-50g

full cake: http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/product.php/84/nan-nuo-mountain-sheng-pu-er-2007-complete-cake

Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Fruity, Honey, Metallic, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML
TastetheTea

Love smokey/woody teas :)

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100

2009 Mang fei. By wan ling teahouse (uk)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPYcUz3gFNj/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPYcfCBAjds/

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfu cha

Review:

Dry leaf: green, musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPYcZ8WgXni/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Wet leaf: green, honey,
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPgjRQ3gxS0/

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight -> honey, earth. (Taste) slight earth. light -> green, honey, spices, spicy, smoke.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPgRgvOgJNL/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight earth. Light honey. (Taste) light -> earth, honey, green, spices, spicy, smoke.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight -> earth, honey (Taste) medium -> earth, honey, spices, spicy, smoke.

All in all a wonderful tea. I rate a 100 as I can find nothing wrong with this tea.

Where to buy:

50g: http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/product.php/122/sheng-pu-er-qi-zi-bing-mang-fei-mountain-2009-50g

full cake: http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/product.php/121/sheng-pu-er-qi-zi-bing-mang-fei-mountain-2009-complete-cake

Flavors: Earth, Green, Honey, Musty, Smoke, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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95

Jasmine dragon ball black tea. By Teavivre.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQWibtAi0l/

Review:

Ru Yao dragon teapot. Gongfucha.

Dry leaf: no smell.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQWqWAAHjs/

Wet leaf: spices, pepper, floral (?).
forgot to take photo

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing. (Taste) slight -> spices (?), pepper.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQXbQTgezA/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight pepper (?), spices (?), roasted.
(Taste) slight earth. light -> spicy, spices, pepper.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light -> pepper, spices, nutty.
(Taste) slight spicy. strong -> pepper, spices, nutty, earth, floral, jasmine.

All in all; what an adventure! Lovely taste/aroma and cha qi. I rate a 95 since I’m not much for black teas.

where to buy: http://www.teavivre.com/jasmine-dragon-ball-black-tea/

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Jasmine, Nutty, Pepper, Roasted, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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