14 Tasting Notes

86

Before this sample from teavivre I hadn’t had the chance to try duck shot oolong but after being amused by the name so many times I had it added on to an order at teavivre. Normally I prefer greener teas as a whole, less oxidized, etc but the warm honey and light hay notes I get from this oolong are excellent. It holds up to repetive steeps in my gaiwan and continues to deliver sweet warmness even later on. As I get into later steeps it become deeper and a little more pungent. I would whole heartedly recommend this tea.

Flavors: Butter, Hay, Honey, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
3 g 2 OZ / 70 ML

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85

When I first got this tea, I had to say I wasn’t a fan of it. It was punchy and in your face in a way that my greener oolongs really weren’t. I decided to bring this tea back out and WOW it has really improved. I enjoy the deep hay and syrupyness in the first couple of steeps. Practically a savoryness. Later on the roast looses its prominence and more fruit and sweetness appeared. I am really enjoying it and would solidly recommend.

Flavors: Cherry, Earth, Fruity, Hay, Honey

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 70 ML

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86

This was my first foray into chumushi sencha and ordering from yuuki-cha for that matter. It’s a delcious unami filled tea, with the first infusion brewed at low temperature really brings it out. First steep has strong notes of unami and grassyness with bery slight astringgency. Later steeps become sweeter but a characteristic green tea taste and vegetalbleness. I’m not finding as much buttery and sweetness but all together I’ve really enjoyed this sencha and would order again.

1st – 160 for 1 minute
2nd – 170 flash
3rd – 175 for 45s
4th – 180 2 mins

Flavors: Grass, Green, Seaweed

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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84

I was really surprised trying this tea, I hadn’t had a TGY yet. It has a nice sourness compared to other oolongs and flavorful floralness. Very subtle notes of cream at the start.

Flavors: Floral, Orchid, Pleasantly Sour, Sour

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 2 OZ / 65 ML

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83

I definitely enjoyed this puerh, really strong berry and pleasant acidity. Doing gongfu it rounds off nicely in later steeps.

Flavors: Apple, Berry, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 65 ML

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86

Very nice refreshing tea, lots of notes of orchid and sweetness with a good creamy background. Almost an undertone of vanilla as well. At first I thought it was pretty light but I did a longer first steep and it’s delicious.

Flavors: Floral, Orchid, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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85

Delicious white tea, I get strong hints of peaches and a nice sweetness throughout the tea.

Flavors: Orchid, Peach, Perfume, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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89

This tea was just jaw dropping—I really wasn’t expecting such a strong and pleasant flavor from this tea. Really just an incredible flavor, especially with it being unflavored. Easily recommend this tea.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Honey, Milk, Sweat, Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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