36 Tasting Notes

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september 5/17 been loving the yerba lately. good mix of leaf, powder, and stem. 25g in a 1 litre french press. quite a bit of bitterness, alot of cloves, ginger, and molasses that give this a ginger snap cookie flavor.

Preparation
25 g 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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80

september 1/17 this tastes like i was drinking this in a barn, or a petting zoo, and i mean this in the greatest of ways. got this in a sample run of ys golden flowers teas. relaxing qi with this one, and with the kids not going back to school until next week this is no small feat. got 10 steeps here, but honestly the last 2 were kind of wishful thinking. it would not suprise me one bit if i bought a brick of this.

Preparation
7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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60

august 24/17 the peaches and cream taste is actually pretty good, but this isnt really what im going for with a milk oolong. what i like best is something a bit toastier, this is a bit too clean and light to be my go to, but i wont have any problems drinking the 100g i got.

Preparation
7 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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august 21/17 im sure this is good for what it is, but im just not a big green oolong guy. this is so floral.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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83

im suprised by how much i like this. i found 50g of this tucked in a corner of my tea cupboard (as opposed to my tea drawer, or tea bin) that i hadnt opened yet. alot of cinnamon flavour, and moderate sweetness that at times gives it a taste kind of like what those mini donuts get dusted in. on hindsight maybe not a good idea to type that when im so hungry. also got a bit of a tomato vine background a couple times as well in the second steeping. this is probably one that i will buy some more of when this mystery bag of it is gone. looking forward to putting some of this in the gaiwan.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
7 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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81

on steep 7 now. this is a very nice tea, smoke, tobacco. steep 4 had a bit of bitterness, so i dialed it back to flash steeps, and its still doing fine at that. steep 5 had a bit of warm apple cider sweetness. if someone lit a cuban cigar, took one puff and put it out, then if you were to puff on it unlt is how the smokiness is now. rich, sweet, slightly smoky cigar tobacco. flavour like a crisp apple in the later steeps. well worth the money to get one of these.

Preparation
7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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52

june 22/17 this is the last tea of a marathon tea day that included an oolong, 2 shengs, a shou, and this. this one kind of grinds my gears a bit because i can see what it could be, but i feel like i have to be gandalf to brew this thing properly. the main flavour here for me is peach, but i am still not able to make this so the bitterness goes away.

Preparation
4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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82

june 22/17 after a rinse i smelled tobacco, and menthol, and thats what i got in the first couple steepings. in the mid steeps a bit of a flavour like wet cement came in. just a bit of bitterness. if not for that it would be in the same ballpark as my favourite tea. i will for sure be getting a cake of this.

Preparation
7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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74

june 22/17 this tea was all about the apricot, at some points it almost made me feel like i was actually eating the dried fruit. very astringent, but only a very slight bitterness until i went in for the 10+ minute kill shot, which suited me very well as im not the hugest fan of bitterness. qi left me feeling calm, and a bit detatched. this is my favourite of the w2t samples i got so far, but now im going to be going in on repave.

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
mrmopar

Repave is really nice.

chefhifrequency

yeah, i loved repave. honestly probably my second favourite puerh so far (out of only 10 or so).

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63

june 12/17 oldest son is at kickboxing, youngest is busy playing with his homies, so its time for impromptu gong fu!! im doing this review mid session, steep 3 is cooling down right now. so far this one is shaping up to be my favourite ive tried so far from the w2t order i made. a bit of sourness in st3, but nothing too severe. getting some sweet with the sour in st4 like honey on a tart green apple. bonus coverage: the shrimp curry im making for supper is tasty af, i feel like im the bolo yeung of the kitchen right now. with st4 and 5 the apple tart, and sour are going up. after 8 steeps im at peace with this tea. of the samples ive tried from my order so far it wouldnt suprise me if this was finished first. another gong fu session after the kids go to bed? only time will tell.

Preparation
6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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