hmm, I can’t remember if I tasted ming qian or she qian longjing. Thank you to Teavivre for the free sample! Backlog from last month. 2 tsp (half the package, about 3g I think?), medium temperature water, multiple steeps using smaller amounts of water, but brewed western style in a teapot.

These are the notes I took compiled from three of us doing a group tasting:
Fruity – reminds us of apricot or peach
Vegetal, but not grassy
Nutty, but no specific nuts
Very delicate, aromatic, quite flavourful
Slight sweetness like that of fruits
A good green for those who don’t enjoy greens. Two of us don’t like greens very much, but all three of us enjoyed this one.

Flavors: Apricot, Fruity, Nutty, Stonefruits, Sweet, Vegetal

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, earthy, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, mushroom/fungus

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