467 Tasting Notes

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

Finally I’m done with this tea. Sipdown. 5/30
Cold brew
Mint black tea – but all I can taste is mint.
This one suckered me in by the description in the store catalog – unique tea. All it tastes of is mint! Seriously, I’d be better if I was just drinking mint in water. Not unique or special. I fell for the marketing and not knowing more about price points in 2015.

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66
drank Live Wire Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
467 tasting notes

Sipdown. 5/29
Drank all of this coldbrewed.
Nice level of lemon – not overwhelming levels of lemongrass. I don’t like a lot of lemongrass.
yapon – just okay, kinda powdery

Good thing I didn’t buy a lot.

Flavors: Lemon

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62

This tea is messy. Jasmine scented. Why do these apple pieces have silver stuff on them? and in the brew?!

3min, 205F
jasmine, apple, pine, metallic
I really don’t like the pine taste. I don’t like the silver stuff. I don’t like this tea at this temp. Should I try this at a lower temp? Is it worth it? A miss for me.

Flavors: Apple, Jasmine, Metallic, Pine

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70

2min 180F
The pomelo’s there but it’s super light. This was cheaper as they were upfront that the fragrance had faded quickly. First sip just tasted like hot water. Has some thicker body. A good bit of jade oolong taste peeking out especially as it cools.

4 min – longer steep brings out the flavor better. Now a hint of sweetness and pomelo.

I might try this cold brewed to see how it goes.

Flavors: Citrusy

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90

Backlog 5/28. Sipdown
2min, 205F, western X3
pean, cocoa, vanilla, sweetness

6/17
2 min, 212F, western X3, overleafed
pecan, cocoa, rich, vanilla, malt

This tea goes on and on. Well balanced, but a lot of different flavors. I’m glad I picked some up while I could. Caramel pecans were a great snack too!

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Pecan, Sweet, Vanilla

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86

Backlog, Sipdown.
2min, 200F, Western
caramel, thick, creamy

I really like this tea (even when I’m confused if it is a black or oolong tea). I’d like to purchase more eventually.

Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Thick

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88

Backlog 5/21 Sipdown
caramel, yummy, light – underleafed
Consistent cup for 3 steeps. I didn’t want to let it go.
I would by more of this if it was available

Flavors: Caramel

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Jasmine White tea – might be Mountain Stream teas but I don’t have any company info on the package, sipdown. Backlog 5/8
212F, 3.5g
sweet jasmine aroma
well scented, sweet and clean through 2 steeps
the third steep loses the scent

Flavors: Jasmine, Sweet

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84
drank 2013 Baimudan by White2Tea
467 tasting notes

From White2Tea club- backlog 5/1
4g 212F 2min (still western)
honey, clover, thick body, coating

Flavors: Honey, Thick

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82

Backlog – sipdown actually 6/16
unsmoked version of this tea
small twisty leaves that smell of chocolate
2min, 205F
chocolate

dry smells – bready, yam, cocoa
1. 3min 212F – yam, cocoa, fruit
2. 3 min 200F – fruit, sweet, coating as it cools
3. 4 min 200F – candy sweetness, fruit, juicy, small sour note in background.

It’s a better at a little lower temperature. But this tea is pretty old now and a lot of the flavor has been lost. Still I wonder, why would you smoke this tea? I might order some more to try.

Flavors: Candy, Cocoa, Fruity, Sweet, Yams

ashmanra

I love this tea. It is really great unsmoked.

hawkband1

I was surprised at how much I liked this. The smoked Lapsang seems like a waste. I have some and I’ll never drink it. Way too strong :(

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

I like black, oolong, white, herbals, and raw/ripe pu’erh. I don’t drink green tea often.

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.

My cupboard is mostly up to date.

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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