Gong Fu Tea

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80
drank Ryokucha by Gong Fu Tea
26 tasting notes

Fresh, grassy, and somewhat sweet. This is a very bright green tea that feels crisp on the aftertaste.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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77

Had the pleasure of trying this tea in Gong Fu Tea in Des Moines. It’s a very bold tea, which a complex flavor that shifts as it cools. Chestnuts and maples with some rounded astringency at the end. I found it lovely.

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67

Sipdown. I’ve enjoyed this tea much more cold brewed. It’s been juicy and refreshing. Delicate black tea with hint of sweetness that has been enjoyable to drink at work. Best part about cold brewing – no astringency and dryness.
Not a replaceable tea, but glad I was able to enjoy the rest of my leaf.

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67

Small leaves, some with silver tips. Straight I find this too astringent to be enjoyable. With milk, the astringent edge is muted. Tea is slightly smoky and kind of green tasting.

I’m not going to rate this because I prefer teas without additives. Mostly this note is for me to remember not to buy Ceylon black teas in the future.

Flavors: Astringent, Green, Smoke

S.G. Sanders

I have that problem with Ceylon tea. Too astringent unless there’s something (i.e. milk) added to the cup. However, I prefer teas where I can enjoy them straight.

Nicole/Tea-Historic

I never used to like Ceylons – same reason too astringent. Then I found the ones from Amba estate and the Ceylons from What Cha. Completely different to my tastebuds.

ashmanra

Low grown Ceylons are my favorite. High elevation Ceylons tend to have a high lemon edge or astringency that I don’t enjoy. I dislike Uva Highlands, but Kenilworth Ceylon is very enjoyable to me.

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80
drank Prince of Wales by Gong Fu Tea
636 tasting notes

My sister and I took a side trip to Gong Fu tea. I bought 3 different teas and then got a cup to go of this one. I love it! I get a slight citrusy minty flavor with the assam base. I really like the mint punch in this one.

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70
drank Prince of Wales by Gong Fu Tea
331 tasting notes

Mint. Mint. Mint. Mint. Mint. black tea. I like this tea a little less every time I drink it.

Flavors: Mint

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70
drank Prince of Wales by Gong Fu Tea
331 tasting notes

Seriously minty smelling black tea. Hit you in the face with mint.
Taste – not as strong as smell, but still has a lot of mint flavor.
I can still taste the black tea underneath the mint.
I think for me there’s just too much mint. I’ll finish drinking what I have.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
TeaTiff

This has been on my wish list from Gong Fu for awhile. Do you normally like mint tea?

hawkband1

Usually yes. This tea is very pepperminty, which I tend to find harsh. If it was less intense, I’d like it better.

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drank Jasmine Bai Hao by Gong Fu Tea
331 tasting notes

When I follow temp/steeping guidlines this tea is so much better. Strong jasmine scent in dry leaves. I don’t get strong jasmine flavor from this tea. I thought it was a black tea, but it’s a green tea instead. Which makes my review make more sense. I think I may have cooked the leaves the first time.
Smooth with jasmine flavor at the end. I got more jasmine flavor with cooler water. I can and will enjoy drinking the rest, but I won’t be buying more of this blend.
Steep 2 tsp at 190 F for 2 min in 15 oz

Flavors: Jasmine, Smooth

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

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