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Tasting note 1100; SIPDOWN 100

Leafhopper preparation method
So, thank you a lot derk! Decided to gongfu the rest and it is very, very similar to brewing western and equally perfect. First steeps were very floral, jasmine and while jasmine was fading, the tea took more and more of its qualites and it was wonderfully bready, malty flavour profile. But the jasmine never ever faded completely and it complements so well the base. It’s incredlibly smooth. I mean, I probably never had so smooth black tea. The notes of jasmine never were overpowering.

Not a tea for daily drinking, but for special occasions. Dunno why I have decided to consider a special day a tasting note with another finished hundred, and hundred of sipdowns, but well… here it is. And last April tea so stats time again!

Song pairing (today 20 years old!):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vqgdSsfqPs

Snack pairing: Tile Candy: Black Sesame Crunch from Bokksu (courtesy to snackexchange on reddit). Japanese with Chinese? Works well!

Wrote 2 or 3 pages on thesis. 10-15 remaining. While I was writing tasting note last time, I wrote two. Okay… I guess I should be faster. But the telemetry system was way too slow today! Hopefully it will be better during the weekend. I want to have it done on Monday.

Stats:

Tea types (again, black teas won):
Black 34
Herbal 9
Green 7
Rooibos 5
Oolong 4
Puerh 4
White 3
Fruit 3
Many herbals I have drank! But that’s it. Stats don’t lie.

Loose leaf?
Y 42
N 27
Decrease, because my strainer broke and I almost ran out of fill-your-own bags . I bought new ones two days ago.

Steepster?
Y 30
N 39
Busy days recently and no mood to write that much, so this time more non-written teas about.

Number of teas in April — 69 (total 335 in 2021), not great at all. It’s getting warmer, so drinking less tea probably!

Average rating in April: 76.84

Flavors: Baked Bread, Floral, Jasmine, Malt, Smooth, Tannic

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Leafhopper

Yep, Alice is incredibly smooth and jasmine-y. Congratulations on 1,100 tasting notes!

derk

You’re welcome, Martin. Alice might be the tea I’ve passed around the most because it’s so dang special.

ashmanra

Congrats! And a worthy sounding tea for an auspicious note!

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Leafhopper

Yep, Alice is incredibly smooth and jasmine-y. Congratulations on 1,100 tasting notes!

derk

You’re welcome, Martin. Alice might be the tea I’ve passed around the most because it’s so dang special.

ashmanra

Congrats! And a worthy sounding tea for an auspicious note!

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