615 Tasting Notes

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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80

Huang guan yin. (Yellow goddess) wuyi rock oolong tea. By Teavivre.

Review:

Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: honey, roasted.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPNq7Qtggg0/

Wet leaf: strong honey, slight roasted, floral.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPNvFFBABcz/

1x short rinse.

Light steep: I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> toasty, roasted, fruity (peaches?) earth? (Taste) light -→ earth, toasty, roasted, fruity (peaches).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPNtKqQA0oO/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —→ roasted, fruity (peach). (Taste) slight roasted/toasted (?). medium floral.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) medium —> roasted, toasty. (Taste) strong -→ roasted/toasty, floral.

All in all a lovely tea. But since it’s a weird tasting roasted/toasty, plus there’s some astringency, I rate an 80.

Where to buy: http://www.teavivre.com/huang-guanyin-wuyi-rock-oolong-tea/

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Peach, Roasted, Toasty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 165 OZ / 4879 ML

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95

2007 Lu yin (green stamp) shu puerh. By wanling tea house.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQD3uedF3sw/

Review:

Engraved dragon yixing teapot; gongfucha.

Dry leaf: floral, musty, sweet
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQD3_QBlWNz/

Wet leaf: musty, earth, fermentation, autum leaf pile, old books, mud
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQD8AnPFnMk/

1x short rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> earth, fermentation, musty, mud. (taste) light to medium
-→ earth, mud, fermentation, autumn leaf pile.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQD49EwlTqc/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> earth, mud. (taste)
light -→ mud, rocks (?), autumn leaf pile, earth, fermentation.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> earth, fermentation. (taste) medium -→ earth, fermentation, autumn leaf pile, mud.

All in all a yummy tea. Nice flavours/aromas, nice cha qi. A tad teadrunk. All warm inside. Lol. I was surprised that this tea is still kind of strong since it’s aged 10 years give or take a few months. i rate a 95

Thankyou wanling tea house in the uk for selling me this sample.

give it a run for its money!

Where to buy:

50g:
http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/product.php/92/lv-ying-green-stamp-shu-pu-er-07-50g

whole cake:
http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/product.php/91/lv-ying-green-stamp-shu-puer-07-357g

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth, Floral, Mud, Musty, Sweet, Wet Rocks

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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90
drank Shou 008 by Morima Tea
615 tasting notes

Shu 008 by Morima tea.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLFmMQAMs2/

Review:

Engraved dragon yixing teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: sweet, musty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLFt0ZgTk6/

Wet leaf: sweet, musty, fermentation, old books. Forgot to take photo, looks like average shou leaves. Nothing special.

1x medium rinse

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight to light —> sweet, mushrooms, earth, fermentation. (Taste) slight -→ sweet, earth, mushrooms.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLGxfcgpXk/

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

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) little to no smell. (Taste) light —→ earth, mushrooms, sweet, camphor, fermentation (?).

All in all, a wonderful tea. Only one problem, a tad weak. So I rate a 90.

Where to buy: http://morimatea.com/shu08-lao-chen-top-grade-puer-tea-shu-puer/

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

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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so after being on hiatus from reviewing teas, I’m back. hopefully my fans will be relieved that I’m back.

Wuping green tea.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-IhSygcfy/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-IkRDABZw/

Review:

Ru Yao dragon teapot, gongfucha.

Dry leaves: peppery, grass.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-I5eegyYG/

Wet leaves: freshly cut grass, vegetal, similar to sencha (?)
Forgot to take photo. Looks just like sencha.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight fruity(?) light —> grass, pepper. (Taste) light -→ grass, pepper, vegetal. Medium bitterness.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight pepper. Light —> grass, nuts.
(Taste) light -→ grass, pepper, vegetal, bitterness.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-Ky3kAGZS/

Heavy steep; I taste/ smell: (smell) nothing recognizable. (Taste) slight grass. Light metallic (iron) note: I thought this steep was going to be super bitter. however, it’s super weak.

All in all a unique tea. Not the best, but tasty none the less. I rate a 75.

Side note: does anyone know? Is this supposed to be Chinese sencha? It sure tasted like sencha.

Preparation
7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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75

Organic Jinhao golden tip black tea by Teavivre.

Review:

Ru Yao dragon teapot, gongfucha.

Dry leaf: toasty, spices, pepper.
(Forgot to take picture)

Wet leaf: spices, pepper, earth, toasty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOIUyiBgyjg/

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight —> pepper, spices. (Taste) light -→ earth, pepper, spices, toasty.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOIS4pMAebZ/

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> pepper, spices, earth, roses. (Taste) medium -→ earth, clay (?), roses, pepper, toasty.

Heavy steep: same as medium, except for the addition of medium raisins to the taste.

All in all a decent tea despite black teas not being my favorite. Decent tastes/aromas, decent chaqi. I rate a 75.

Where to buy: http://www.teavivre.com/organic-jinhao-golden-tip-black-tea/

Flavors: Black Pepper, Clay, Earth, Pepper, Raisins, Rose, Spices, Toast

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

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Light steep 15s

Medium steep 30s

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