666 Tasting Notes


2016 Menghai “7752” Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake sold by yunnan sourcing.

Dry leaf: musty, sweet, earthy.

Wet leaf: earthy, very sweet, rainforest/forest floor.

Light steep; I smell/taste:
Smell; earthy, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate, camphor(?), mushrooms(?).
Taste; medium —→ earth, metallic(copper/iron), rainforest/forest, fermentation, sweet, Mushrooms, chocolate, cookies. Strong camphor. Special note: brewed tea has a thick tasty mouth feel.

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
Smell; Same as above however a bit stronger.
Taste; medium —→ cookies, mushroom. strong —→ earth, camphor, metallic (iron/copper)

Note: I won’t be doing a heavy steep a I figure from above notes, it would possibly be too strong. Maybe I’m a few years if I buy it again, then I can try. I suggest light steeps.

Aside from a lack of a heavy steep, I rate a 100/100. Just so clean, crisp, and tasty!

Where to buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/2016-menghai-7752-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake

Another special note, it may be hard to pry good sized chunks off. This is not a big deal. Still a great tea.

Bonus Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BonGUokl171/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Flavors: Camphor, Chocolate, Cookie, Earth, Forest Floor, Metallic, Mushrooms, Musty, Rainforest, Sweet

Boiling 8 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

i just noticed this is my 666th note….. maybe bad luck lmao! but could be good luck in Chinese terms ;)

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drank Herbal Blast by Teazsol
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Herbal Blast by Teazsol.
At first it produced a lovely mauve color. Now it’s red. The taste reminds me of blueberries and other fruits and berries. I recommend you give this company a go. I rate the tea a 97/100. Remember this is a new concept I’ve never heard of. That is tea bagged teas made from corn husk


Flavors: Berries, Blueberry, Fruity

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Double bergamot earl grey by stash.

I don’t usually drink bagged teas, but this is really yummy. Zesty like oranges, sweet and all around yummy. If you’re into tea bagged teas, I suggest you give this a go.


Flavors: Orange, Orange Zest, Sweet

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Matcha Houki by Sazen
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Matcha Houki from sazen tea.

Clean crisp grassy taste. Energetic. Salad lettuce. Cabbage.
Very yummy. I rate a 99/100. My new favourite matcha. Worthwhile. I really suggest you try it.
Where to buy: https://www.sazentea.com/en/products/p204-matcha-houki.html

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Lettuce

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drank Hojicha by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I’ll sum this up in two sentences.

Tastes almost nothing like hojicha.
Not for serious tea drinkers

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drank Matcha Aoarashi by Sazen
666 tasting notes

I did it!! I used two heaping scoops of the 100g tin and 100-110 ml of water. Look how frothy! Creamy and foamy as heck! the smaller chasen I ordered on eBay works wonders.
this tea has a fresh clean grassy, somewhat sweet and seaweedy note
i rate a 95/100

i suggest you try it: https://www.sazentea.com/en/products/p160-matcha-aoarashi.html

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Seaweed, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Da hong pao bought on eBay.

Dry leaf: grapes, roasted, peaches.

Wet leaf: grapes, wine, chocolate (?), roasted.

Light steep: I smell/taste:
(Smell) light —→ wine, chocolate.
(Taste)light —→ grapes, metallic (iron). medium —→ grapes, wine, chocolate.

Medium steep: I smell/taste:
(Smell) light wine.
(Taste) slight metallic (iron). Light, rock/stones. Medium —→ roasted, chocolate.

Heavy steep: I smell/taste:
(Smell) light wine.
(Taste)slight rocks/stones. light —→ wine, chocolate.

All in all a yummy tea. I rate 75/100 only cause when brewed strong you get strong rock and chocolate tastes. I paid 10-15 usd for 250g. Cheap teas does not always mean bad. If I remembered who sold this I would have suggested the seller

Boiling 7 g 6 OZ / 176 ML

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drank Chen Pi by Ebay Grand Gift
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Sorry I’ve been silent lately: My mom passed away recently. I’ll be OK, I hope to get back into doing my reviews soon

Enjoying some chen Pi. Yummy gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Basically this herbal tea is dried and aged orange peel tea.

Nice citrusy orange taste. Leather, sweet, warm cha qi. They say this tea is good for cleansing the liver, stomach and lungs. Also helps with bodily qi. I’m not sure what it means by “when there is heat” to use caution. But I don’t drink this on a daily basis. But if you have a cold or lung infection, I hear this tea helps get rid of any phlegm. Has some good essential oils and vitaminC too.


Can be found on eBay. Also on eBay by grand_gift. Or the following link.



I’m sorry for your loss.


I’m so sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need, don’t worry yourself with posting/obligations unless you want to.


Many thanks East Key Tea Guy and Arby. your intentions are greatly appreciated


Arby tbh, I’ve slowed down to one review every other week or so as I have other things I like to do. No worries, I still consume tea regularly almost every day. Lol maybe too much lol!


Sorry about your loss Kirk. Just take time for yourself.


Thanks Mrmopar! yeah i think ill do a review every other week


My condolences for your loss


Many thanks LuckyMe

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drank Chen Pi by Ebay Grand Gift
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No notes yet. Add one?

Flavors: Citrus, Citrusy, Earth, Leather, Orange, Orange Zest

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How I rate my tea:

Light steep 15s

Medium steep 30s

Heavy steep 1min or greater

Within the steeps:

Smell then taste.





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