368 Tasting Notes

This tea is so old. It’s green tea that was picked in 2014. Now in 2018 it tastes like those terrible green tea teabags. It’s lost all redeeming characteristics and is just generic blahness now. Sorry tea!

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I’m working on drinking down my green teas/blends. This tea has a lot of cinnamon and other warming spicyness to it. The spicyness isn’t peppery. You can taste the base green underneath.
My purchase is getting old as this was a more well rounded tea earlier. I liked this tea, but all my green teas get neglected so I won’t be repurchasing. Sipdown. 80

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices

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drank Bai Lin Kung Fu by Shang Tea
368 tasting notes

Sipdown. I really like this tea and try to keep it stocked. I’m out of this for now until probably sometime next year.

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Sipdown. I had one very last underleafed cup of this. 205F. Malty, bready, honey. Good, but not repurchase.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey, Malt

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Sipdown. This was one of my older teas. Bought it just after I discovered Steepster. Cinnamon and mineral. I didn’t mind the medium roast, but it calmed down since I bought it.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Mineral, Smooth

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93

Sipdown. I really like this tea, but I’m out. Another one I took to work and finished sometime this year

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Sipdown: I don’t remember much about this tea. It’s not a favorite.

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Sipdown: Finished this off at work. I think it was a little bit too tannic for me and I didn’t care for the flavor all that much.

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drank Long Jing by White2Tea
368 tasting notes

I used Oolong Owl’s tea spreadsheet today and cataloged all my tea. I found the result to be interesting. I now know what I have. Over 230 teas. Which means only 50% have been entered into the cupboard.
Most bought category: Oolongs then blacks.
Least bought: Green and what I do have is old. Like these teas were once green, but now look grey old. These will be my next sipdown targets.

Dry leaf smells fruity and pretty fresh – coming out of the vacuum package from the tea club.
2 min 185F – way nuttier, more vegetal.
I’ve been drinking a daily drinker quality long jing at work – this has more oomph to it, even 2 years (2 years!?? according to the other reviews) out. There’s a sweet end note. I may have overleafed this tea a little, but I still have a cold and taste is off a bit.

Flavors: Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Arby

I use a spreadsheet too. It helps me remember all those little samples I would have forgotten about.

hawkband1

I didn’t think I had that many teas. Hopefully, I can power through some samples so I can reduce cupboard size (and buy more tea :))

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84

Sipdown. I had the last of this during lunch today. The flavors of ginger and plum (apricot) were still strong enough to cut through my lunch and overpower my cold.

Flavors: Apricot, Ginger, Plums

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I started my tea journey with Stash/Celestial Seasonings tea bags years ago. All loose leaf, unless I’m sick.

I like black, oolong, white, and herbals. Green tea is hit or miss.

I play video games, read, and do pottery. My current favorite tea mug is one I threw and glazed.

I generally review teas twice – initial and final steeps.

I try to keep my cupboard to what I have available. Though I haven’t updated in a while.

Ratings
85-100 are teas that I loved and want to keep in stock.
71-84 are teas that are good. I may or may not get them again. Source for daily drinkers/work teas.
60-70 are teas that I didn’t like. I’ll finish what I bought.
Anything less than 60…nope.

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