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drank Organic Green Tea by Prince of Peace
593 tasting notes

Urgh, Steepster ate my note. And it was slightly humorous. My note has vanished and so has the humor.

I came home from lunch to review a tea instead of proceeding to the tire shop. I have an obsession.

Unknown pot size, unknown temperature, steep time somewhere between 3-5 minutes. This organic, bagged Chinese green tea has a strong enough aroma and tastes to cut through a full Korean lunch of beef bulgogi and banchan. Another reviewer said punchy, I say indeed, despite the lack of any bitterness. Grass, lemon, mineral, light seaweed and very faint smoke. If there was any sweetness to this tea, it was masked by the sweetness of the fish cakes. A solid accompaniment!

Flavors: Grass, Lemon, Mineral, Seaweed, Smoke

gmathis

Well, the review vs. tire shop made me chuckle, even if your original opus didn’t see the light of day :)

derk

I didn’t completely scoff at the arguably less important task of the day. Turns out my tires weren’t in stock anyway.

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gmathis

Well, the review vs. tire shop made me chuckle, even if your original opus didn’t see the light of day :)

derk

I didn’t completely scoff at the arguably less important task of the day. Turns out my tires weren’t in stock anyway.

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Always up for a trade. I keep an updated cupboard. Check it out. Don’t be shy — message me if you want to try something! I send international :)

Most enjoyment:

Wuyi and Taiwanese oolong, sheng puerh, Yunnan and Wuyi blacks, GABA oolong. I also appreciate Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Darjeeling and Nepali teas, bagged tea and herbal teas/tisanes.

I take my teas without milks or sweeteners except sometimes chai and the rare London Fog, matcha latte and golden milk.

I’ll try anything once because it helps me learn. Not opposed to well placed herbs, flowers, fruity bits and flavorings, just nothing cloying. And no added sugars, sweeteners, candy or chocolate.

I abandoned both my preference reference and the recording of detailed steeping parameters in January 2020, favoring a focus on qualitative descriptions. At this point, I am still comfortable toggling the “Not/Recommended” button.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

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Sonoma County, California, USA

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