drank Lao Ya Bao White Tea by Tea Joint
700 tasting notes

I really don’t seem to care for the profile of Ya Bao, all the instantiations I’ve tried were ok at best. This one is more woody than the others, but my conclusion is similar.

Dry leaves smell of animal fur, paint, old wood and meat; while the wet ones have an aroma strongly reminiscent of wood chippings and hardware stores. The taste is woody and vegetal with prominent notes of hay and dill. The aftertaste is very short and the mouthfeel is fairly boring and watery. All in all, not my jam.

Flavors: Dill, Fur, Hay, Meat, Sawdust, Vegetal, 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.

My rating description:
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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