632 Tasting Notes


Teavivre’s 2017 bi lo chun. (Pi lo chun) green tea.

Ru Yao dragon teapot.


Dry leaf: peppery, green, grass.
Forgot to take photo. Looks like pi lo chun like usual.

Wet leaf: peppery, green, grass, vegetal, spicy(?).

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> pepper, vegetal, green.
(Taste) smooth light -→ green, pepper, grass, sweet, rain forest (!).

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight pepper. light —> green, vegetal, shrimp (?). (Taste) light pepper. Medium bitterness. Strong -→ mineral, rainforest, grass, asperagus.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> green, grass, pepper. (Taste) light. -→ green, vegetal, grass, rainforest, pepper, Sweet.

All in all, YUM! Great cha qi, flavours, and nice aromas. It’s like walking though a garden, tea garden, rainforest, or even tasting through a garden or even a tea garden! I definitely recommend at least trying this tea! i rate an 80!

Flavors: Asparagus, Bitter, Grass, Green, Mineral, Pepper, Rainforest, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal

195 °F / 90 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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Angel full hand made rare organic she qian long Jing green tea. Limited edition from Teavivre.

Gongfucha review. Ru Yao dragon teapot.

Dry leaf: green, vegetal, sweet.

Wet leaf: green, chestnut, vegetal, sweet.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> green, vegetal, chestnut. (Taste) light -→ green, vegetal, sweet, grass, chestnut, mineral, smooth.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> sweet, green, vegetal, chestnut. (Taste) medium -→ smooth, green, grass, sweet, vegetal, chestnut, mineral, metallic (unknown), green peas, asparagus, beans (?).

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light something but I can’t put my nose on it. (Taste) medium to strong —> metallic (iron and copper). slight to light -→ grass (?) green (?) I don’t know…

All in all an amazing tea! I’m not sure if it’s worth the rare status but it’s yummy :D. Nice cha qi! I rate a 75/100.

Flavors: Asparagus, Chestnut, Grass, Green, Metallic, Mineral, Peas, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal

200 °F / 93 °C 5 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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Hello everyone!

I’m back from a months tea hiatus. In that time I was drinking coffee

Coffee!? Oh noes! Well I’m drinking tea and coffee nowadays.

This tea is still lovely. It has mellowed a bit since I last drank it.

I also found out you get a better cleaner tastier brew if you break off flat chunks or intact leaves. I decided not to use but discard broken leaves when gongfuing.


i just store it in grandmas room in its wrapper. not ideal…. i suggest a better method though :) like a pumidor.

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Handmade long Jing high mountain (dragonwell) green tea. From JK teahouse.


Ru Yao dragon teapot, gongfucha.

Dry leaf: green, vegetal, fresh cut grass.

Wet leaf: fresh cut grass, vegetal, green, chestnut.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> fresh cut grass, chestnut, green, vegetal, pepper (?). (Taste) light -→ sweet, grass, pepper, spices(?), green, vegetal, chestnut.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> green, vegetal, grass, chestnut. (Taste) light to medium
-→ chestnut, freshly cut grass, sweet, pepper, spices (?), green, vegetal.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> chestnut, grass, vegetal. (Taste) medium -→ freshly cut grass, sweet(aftertaste), chestnut (?).
Strong —→ bitterness, pepper.

All in all a yummy tea, nice cha qi, nice aromas. I rate a 80/100.

give it a try.

Where to buy: not sure if this is the one.

Flavors: Bitter, Chestnut, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Pepper, Spices, Sweet, Vegetal

195 °F / 90 °C 10 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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Ru Yao dragon teapot. Gongfucha.

Dry leaf: musty.

Wet leaf: slight pepper. Strong musty.

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) cannot really smell anything. (Taste) light —→ earth, pepper, spicy, minerals, metallic (?).

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light pepper. (Taste). Light to medium
—→ pepper, earth, minerals (?), metallic (?), burnt toast (?).

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> pepper, fruity (?). (Taste) medium to strong -→ pepper, earth, minerals (?), burnt toast (?), metallic (?).

All in all, a tasty tea! Very good cha qi. Very clean, and yummy!

I rate a 80/100.

Where to buy: https://m.teavivre.com/product/view/organic-dragon-pearl-black-tea.html

Flavors: Earth, Mineral, Musty, Pepper, Spicy

200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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2015 Menghai v93 shu tuo from yunnan sourcing. Review:
Engraved dragon head yixing teapot.


Dry leaf: musty, sweet, old books.

Wet leaf: earth, compost (?), cookies(?), fermentation.

1x short rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight earth. Light mushrooms. (Taste) light —> earth, sweet. Medium -→ fermentation, mushrooms, camphor, mud.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight mushrooms (?). Light earth. (Taste) slight —> mushrooms(?),camphor(?). Light -→ earth, fermentation, mud.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing really. (Taste) slight —→ earth, fermentation.

All in all a yummy yet mysterious tea. Nice cha qi, flavours/aromas. Slightly tea drunk: quite pleasant. For it’s money I suggest you buy a tuo. i rate a 90/100

Where to buy: https://yunnansourcing.com/products/2015-menghai-v93-premium-ripe-pu-erh-tea

Bonus photos:

Flavors: Camphor, Earth, Mud, Mushrooms, Musty, Sweet

Boiling 10 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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2015 nan Jian 703 certified organic ripe puerh cake. From yunnan sourcing, review:


Dry leaf: musty, sweet.

Wet leaf: sweet, fermentation, musty.

1x long rinse in lower temp water from last sessions leftover water.
1x very short rinse with boiling water.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light
—> malt, chocolate, coffee. (Taste) light -→ earth, fermentation, malt, mushrooms, camphor, autumn leaf pile, chocolate.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight → malt, chocolate. (Taste) light -→ chocolate, malt, coffee. Medium —→ earth, fermentation

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> chocolate, floral (?), coffee. (Taste) medium -→ chocolate, roasted, earth, fermentation.

All in all, a conundrum of a tea yet amazing! Nice tea drunk, nice cha qi, nice flavours/aromas. i rate a 99/100.

For it’s price I suggest you try this tea, or even buy a cake :D

Where to buy: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/nan-jian-tea-factory/3735-2015-nan-jian-703-certified-organic-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake-357-grams.html

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Chocolate, Coffee, Earth, Malt, Mushrooms, Musty, Sweet

Boiling 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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2015 Nan Jian Tu Lin Certified Organic 701 Ripe Puerh Cake


Engraved yixing dragon head teapot

1x medium rinse.

Note: grandma burned her dinner in the microwave. I cannot do the smell part of the review

dry leaf: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR0u6bgX0z/

wet leaf:

Light steep; I taste: light —> fermentation, mushrooms, earth.
medium -→ autumn leaf pile, minerals, camphor, metallic (copper), sweet.

Medium steep; I taste: strong camphor. Medium —→ earth, mushrooms, fermentation, metallic (copper), minerals, autumn leaf pile, sweet.

Heavy steep; I taste: light —→ earth, fermentation, sweet.

All in all a wonderful tea! Nice cha qi, huiguan and tastes! I rate a 99/100. Kind of tea drunk, it’s quite pleasant. give it a go for its money. pretty cheap yet tasty :D

Where to buy:

Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR0sKQAbru/

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Metallic, Mineral, Mushrooms, Sweet

Boiling 12 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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My friend said he tastes tobacco in this tea, and So does his wife. So I decided to take a hard look, or we can say taste. I notice some tobacco taste. However, it’s still more of wood to me

Flavors: Tobacco, Wood

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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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