drank Taiwan GABA Oolong Tea by What-Cha
722 tasting notes

[Spring 2019 harvest]

This GABA tea is pleasant, but it didn’t strike as particularly special.

Dry leaves smell of cinnamon buns and poached pear, while during the session I also get a kind of metallic scent on top of those. The taste is sweet, fruity, tannic, and lightly woody. There are notes of pear, dill, mint, and a sort of char bitterness. I found the profile somewhat disintegrated to be honest. The liquor texture is very interesting though. It has a body kind of like red wine and a foamy, chalky mouthfeel.

Flavors: Astringent, Char, Dill, Dried Fruit, Fruity, Mint, Pastries, Pear, Sweet, Wood

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds. Connect at https://rateyourmusic.com/~Togo

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and I started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth only in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

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100 _ Unforgettable tea, an experience that changes your life.
90 – 100 _ Excellent tea.
80 – 90 _ Very enjoyable, I will buy again.
70 – 80 _ I enjoyed it, but I most likely won’t be buying it again.
60 – 70 _ Decent.
50 – 60 _ Average, forgettable.
40 – 50 _ I didn’t really like the tea, but it is drinkable.
0 – 40 _ I would prefer to avoid the tea.


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