631 Tasting Notes

a Notice to my dear followers:

i will be doing a blind tasting of a few YS oolongs and ys shengs in the coming months

Kirkoneill1988

this should be fun!

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90

2016 yunnan sourcing immortal monkey raw puerh cake.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCIpmwgxjj/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Review

Gongfucha; small clay teapot.

Dry leaf: fruity, sweet, honey
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCI19gA3xg/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Wet leaf: honey, sweet, vegetal, berries.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCMmx-Ai6c/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCMwIVgu-n/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

1 x quick rinse, 1 x normal rinse.

Light steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight sweetness. light vegetal.
(Taste) slight —→ vegetal, sweetness, grass, fruity, metallic (iron), smoke(?).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCLIJgA-iX/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight —> vegetal, sweet, grass.
(Taste) light bitterness. Medium -→ grass, vegetal, fruity, metallic(iron), smoke.

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight fruity.
(Taste) slight bitterness. Light —→ vegetal, grass, fruity, metallic(iron), sweet, smoke, sour.

All in all I rate a 90/100.

I do not have much experience with really young shengs. But this tea is delicious! Nice cha qi, nice teadrunk, and flavours.

where ton buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/http-yunnansourcing-com-en-2016-yunnan-sourcing-pu-erh-teas-4455-2016-yunnan-sourcing-immortal-monkey-wild-arbor-raw-pu-erh-tea-cake-html?variant=35108916550

Flavors: Berries, Fruity, Grass, Honey, Metallic, Smoke, Sour, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 5 tsp 5 OZ / 135 ML

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90

this tea is quite yummy

i will review next weekend :D

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95

Premium AA Da Hong Pao Wu Yi Shan Rock Oolong Tea by yunnan sourcing.

Review:

Gongfucha; clay teapot.

Dry leaf: sweet, Spices, toasty, roasted nuts, chocolate.

Wet leaf: sweet, seaweed, chocolate, raisins, grapes. Roasted nuts, peanuts, vegetal.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZjhLc2AS-3/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988
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Light steep; I smell/taste:
(smell) slight —> peanuts, grapes, wine (?).
(Taste) slight -→ vegetal, peanuts, roasted nuts, metallic(?), sweet, chocolate, sweet, seaweed.

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light —> vegetal, floral, grapes, wine(?), peanuts.
(Taste) light -→ grapes, floral, vegetal, wine(red?), peanuts, roasted, roasted nuts(?), cashews(?).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZjhIwhAddC/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) slight —> grapes, wine(white), peanuts.
(Taste) medium -→ peanuts, seaweed, roasted, cashews(?), roasted nuts, grapes. Wine(white), champaign(?).

All in all a yummy tea! Nice flavour, aroma, and cha qi. I rate a 95/100.

this tea is hard to over-brew and very clean!

where to buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/premium-aa-da-hong-pao-wu-yi-shan-rock-oolong-tea

Flavors: Champagne, Chocolate, Floral, Grapes, Nuts, Nutty, Peanut, Raisins, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Seaweed, Spicy, Sweet, Toasty, Vegetal, White Wine

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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TenFu shu puerh mini bricks. Unknown seller.
Review:

Engraved dragon head yixing teapot gongfucha.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYTNgNgAM6b/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Dry leaves: sweet, musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYTNre8Af9Z/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Wet leaves: earth, cookies, peanuts(?), butter, caramel.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYTRUiXAkIr/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYTRmZ0gP4-/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Light steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light earth. Medium —→ cookies, butter, peanuts(?), caramel.

(Taste) light —→ earth, fermentation, mineral, metallic(copper), metallic(iron?), forest floor.

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) medium —→ cookies, caramel, butter.

(Taste) light earth. Medium —→ fermentation, metallic(copper, iron), forest floor.

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light roasted(?)

(Taste) light —→ earth, fermentation, forest floor.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYTRBqzgvhw/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

All in all a yummy tea! Nice cha qi, nice huiguan, and nice aromas/tastes! I rate a 80/100.

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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95

Shui Jin Gui “golden water turtle” wu Yi rock oolong tea spring 2017 from yunnan sourcing.

Review:

My new oolong clay teapot. (Name escapes me); gongfucha.

Dry leaf: toast
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYQvf5gADrs/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Wet leaf: very sweet, floral, toast, metallic(?), sea water.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYQzmpDAOAM/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYQ1Bc_AUI_/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Light steep; I taste/smell:
(smell) light. —> floral, toasty, nuts(?).
(Taste). Light -→ Milk(?), raw nuts, toasty, sea water, metallic (iron), cashews(?), peanuts(?).

Medium steep; I taste/smell:
(Smell) slight floral.
(Taste) light metallic(copper?). light to medium —→ peanuts, cashews, toasty, metallic (iron), roasted nuts, sea water(?).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYQxy50glQf/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Heavy steep; I taste/smell:
(Smell) little to no floral.
(Taste) light —> metallic (iron? Copper?), nuts (peanuts? Cashews?). Medium -→ roasted nuts, toasty, floral.

Al in all one if the best roasted oolongs I’ve ever tried! I rate a 95/100. Nice tastes/aromas, nice cha qi. Nearly if not impossible to over brew IMHO.

I suggest you try it!

Where to buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/shui-jin-gui-golden-water-turtle-wu-yi-rock-oolong-tea-spring-2017?variant=46390628885

Flavors: Floral, Metallic, Milk, Nuts, Peanut, Roasted nuts, Sweet, Toast

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 g 5 OZ / 135 ML

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Mulled pomegranate cider from teavana

So my friend picked me up a .9072kg bag of this from a place that gives out free stuff.

Smells so yummy!

Used 3tsp and 250ml mug. Steeped 20s.

Dominant flavours: cinnamon, hibiscus, ginger, pomegranate, black/red currents, raspberries, and blueberries.

Yum! I hear the teavana stores are closing down. Get some while it lasts.

I rate a 90/100

Will take photos on the weekend.

Preparation
3 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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90
drank Chilli Chai by Teapigs
631 tasting notes

Tea pigs: chilly chai. Pyramid mesh bag.
review:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYBRI2egzej/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988
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I’ll keep this short

I taste: cinimon, pepper, red wine, spices, spicy. Black tea, ginger, chilli peppers.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYBRyHyga-u/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

A yummy tea! I rate a 90/100. I suggest you try it too!

Where to find: https://www.facebook.com/teapigs

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Pepper, Red Wine, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 7 OZ / 200 ML

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95

Fuding white tea sold by golden coast tea club in oakville, Ontario.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-wvgVAm1M/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-wzHlAXtk/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Review: gongfucha ru Yao dragon teapot.

Dry leaf: sweet, spices.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-w2_ugVpc/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Wet leaf: roasted, Sweet, pepper.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-zYsTA5f5/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-1sOJgesh/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight floral. (Taste) slight —> pepper, roasted (?). Light -→ floral, roasted peanuts, metallic (Iron).

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight floral. (Taste) light to medium
—→ floral, roasted peanuts, roasted, metallic (iron) (copper?), garden, pepper. Medium floral.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-xzccATlj/?taken-by=kirkoneill1988

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight floral. Light sea water. (Taste) light —→ floral, pepper, sea water.

All in all a yummy tea. Although the brick (whole looks about 25g-35g), it’s ten bucks for a brick. I think I might order more sometime. I rate a 95/100. Yummy tea. Nice and mellow. Nice hui guan and cha qi.

If you can google the store, I suggest you try it.

Flavors: Floral, Metallic, Peanut, Pepper, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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Light steep 15s

Medium steep 30s

Heavy steep 1min or greater

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