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drank Tuocha Yunnan Tea by Tuocha
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This tea is ok. It has a smooth flavor. It had a yeast and seaweed flavor.

carol who

I always appreciate reviews that tell me not to buy something as well as reviews that make me want it. It’s so important to good tea choice. It always looks weird to “like” a tea like this when I’m really “Liking” your negative review! Thanks.

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drank Tuocha Yunnan Tea by Tuocha
735 tasting notes

This one is the last of the teas from First Oriental Market that I snagged and hadn’t reviewed yet.

Both the dry bag and the tea as it steeps smell very much like a puerh. I guess I should have expected that when I read “tuocha” on the package. I was more excited by the word “yunnan”. But there’s no fishiness in the scent, at least, while I let it cool to a drinkable temperature.

The taste is pleasant and complex. It’s definitely a puerh. Sure, something about its flavor reminds me of the beach, maybe a bit of seaweed, but it also has that flavor of yunnan that I love so much. Like fruity bread and hay hiding in the background. But at the same time, it has that coppery puerh-ness that I’m not sure if I’m used to. I’m so torn!

Also, I might have oversteeped just a little bit. If you try this, don’t go with my preparation time!

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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