481 Tasting Notes

Sample for review

4g/40ml boil
Nice looking leaves. Highly aromatic. Tastes floral and mushroomy. Went thru decent amount of steeps. I started with short steeps and they were sweet and pleasant. When pushed it’s pleasantly bitter and astringent as expected for young sheng. Seems like perfect sheng for beginners or someone on the go who wants to steep it grandpa

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Preparation
Boiling 4 g 1 OZ / 40 ML

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drank Sunset Red by Teabook
481 tasting notes

This is a sample for review.

4g/ 70ml off boil short steeps

Nice looking dry leaf. Smell chocolaty and bready. It’s like Jin Jun Mei on steroids. Leaf is bigger and brew is so much stronger even with very short steeps.
It was an interesting session. It didn’t work with my usual hongcha parameters but when I transferred to a big gaiwan it was nice and chocolaty. I agree with Teabook this tea is good grandpa style.

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Ps #deal

Yang-chu

Nice shots!

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3.5/40ml 212F
I was in the mood for bitter sheng and this sample I got from tea friend was perfect. Strong, bitter, creamy, quick huigan. Some steeps produce slightly metallic aftertaste. You can avoid bitterness with lowering temp and shortening steeps. Bitterness was fading close to 7th steep at 5min.
It was enjoyable overall. To sum up it’s manly tea. If you are looking for soft and sweet sheng this is not one.

Thank you tea friend for sharing it with me ;)

PS now it’s your turn to post. #deal

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3.5g/ 40ml clay shiboridashi 205F short steeps

This is a very generous sample i got from my teafriend – thank you so much.

It is my second try. first time i tried it about 6 months ago. it was pretty good then and improved even more now. The soup was sweet and thick, slight pleasant bitterness, zero smoke and quick huigan. it was good pushed at later steeps. went thru decent amount of steeps. it was very enjoyable session.

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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4g/50ml glazed shiboradashi 205F short steeps

Sampling it almost a year later. it is so enjoyable. thick bittersweet with minimal astringency and quick huigan. good even with pushing. the qi is quite noticable too. hope they offer it for sale this year as well. i go thru my 100g rather quickly…

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drank Biluo Chun Green tea by Teaful
481 tasting notes

Teaful sent me a package Taste of Taiwan Chapter 1 of samples for review. Very tasteful box with 4 little black boxes inside .

4g /75ml glazed pot 200F
Vegetal nutty and sweet. Very enjoyable. Green tea is my rare guest so it says a lot.
Thank you for sharing this tea with me Teaful, it was very nice afternoon session

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drank Alishan Oolong by Teaful
481 tasting notes

Teaful sent me a package Taste of Taiwan Chapter 1 of samples for review. Very tasteful box with 4 little black boxes inside .

5g/100ml glazed teapot 205F
Dry leaf smells incredible. I’ve noticed fall teas have more aroma than flavor. But it was good enough for me cuz I take florals in small doses only.
Floral and nutty with touch of cream. Medium thickness. Takes off boil temp well. Went thru many steeps. It was perfect on a warm sunny day.
Thanks Teaful for sharing this tea with me, I really enjoyed it

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drank Jade oolong by Teaful
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Teaful sent me a package Taste of Taiwan Chapter 1 of samples for review. Very tasteful box with 4 little black boxes inside .

5g/ 100ml celadon pot 205F

Nice, floral, nutty and pleasant overall. Surprised how well I took it. I think because it’s fall harvest and florals are not knocking me down.
Thank you for sharing this tea with me Teaful. it was enjoyable session

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drank High Mountain Black Tea by Teaful
481 tasting notes

Teaful sent me a package Taste of Taiwan Chapter 1 of samples for review. Very tasteful box with 4 little black boxes inside .
This is the first tea I’ve tried.

4.5g in 85ml glazed pot 205F short steeps

Dry leaf smells of plums, cherries and nutmeg and maybe some other spices.
Tastes like honey with some berry jam hint and citrus. It seems perfect for the summer, not heavy malty but fruity sweet and lemony which was quite refreshing.
Went thru many steeps and it was quite good with longer steeps as well.
Thank you so much Teaful for the chance to try it. It was very enjoyable

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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i got this sample back in August but tried it only yesterday. that happens when you got too much tea and samples EVERYWHERE. Im in a process of organizing them.

Read some reviews about light taste and decided to go a bit heavier than my usual 1g/15ml
So i measured 6g/75ml porcelain shibo
Also i decided to use off boil which usually works with young sheng better in my opinion. it reduces bitterness and especially astringency im not fond of. Bitter i dont care much, bring it on.
I brew this tea in shibo probably up to steep 6 ( didnt count actually) but noticed it was a little pale and losing some flavor.
At this point i transferred to jianshui pot that doesnt lose heat as quickly as porcelain. I’d say the tea went thru 15 steeps at least. by the time i was done i was very teadrunk. it put me to sleep. zzzzzz

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 75 ML
mrmopar

I am lagging a bit behind too.

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