555 Tasting Notes

67

I really enjoyed this one it’s very nice some earthiness with astringency of a black tea and roasty oolong nuances. Nutty smooth on it own and slight fruity notes with sweetner added almost muscatel some one else said like “licking a grapevine” thats was about right not in a bad way at all tho. Many steeps for this one I enjoyed the first steep to me could have even been tossed and considered a rinse because the second and third steeps were much more flavorful. Wonderful tea I want to get some more of this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
kOmpir

Why only 67 points for this one if I may ask ?

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Oh I didn’t really go by numbers I just moved the sliding scale thing under the smiling face :-)

K S

I wondered the same thing. I wish we could type in our rating number.

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I’m not sure where thi
s one came from or who sent it to me, I found it while cleaning up it was in ziplock marked “organic Darjeeling” I dont know anything about darjeelings but I wish I did know what this one was because I liked it alot, it tastes like a darker oolong with nutty chocolate notes almost malty even but not at all like a black tea. What Darjeeling could this be.

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93

This one is good for relaxing in the evening.

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78

I like this one, its very clean tasting with no fishiness at all it is lightly earthy and very smooth, I think a person who thinks they wouldnt like puerh would like this one. It is excellent after a heavy meal. 2 to 5 minutes steep on this one was perfect for me. This one made me think of one of my first puerh it was very similar to this and it made me fall in love with puerh.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

I agree it was very smooth and easy to drink.

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76

I got samples from Fong Mong today, had to try the black one first and i’m glad i did it was really nice first thing in the morning, the steeped leaves seem to have floral aroma thats slightly minty and are pleasing to the eyes, the liquor is red and also pretty to look at and it tastes wonderful its malty and almost chocolatey and it does have a slight vegetal taste to it that I wasnt expecting but it is very nice. it reminds of an Assam so I thought it may take a little milk well but that wasn’t very good it is best on its own.

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93

This one is good too, kinda vegetal but still a little toasty, not as good as the amber oolong, i like it :)

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94

I made some today as an iced tea and it was really good and made a nice strong robust iced tea, It’s not your typical southern iced tea thats for sure, I love it.

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89

I think this is my favorite tea, I enjoy drinking different teas for different moods and reasons ect and this one in particular for me is good for all those moods and such if that makes sense to anybody. It is toasty, slightly nutty, earthy and rich while still being greenish and kinda grassy to me. I want to try the Formosa Amber Oolong Select but I’m not sure, I like this one so much I already have a bag of it but I still order more samples of it with each order for just in case lol. I guess that would be a Tea Crush.
Oolongs are great, may eventually replace Puers as my favorite type of tea.

TeaBrat

Have you tried any wuyi oolongs, like a dong ha pao? I think you might like those as well…

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I dont think I’ve tried any of those but I will be sure to now that you mention them :-) thank you for the suggestion

TeaBrat

I can send you one of you’d like to swap for somethin’ ;-)

Thomas Edward(Toad)

That would be awesome, i think i need to update my cupboard but have a look and see what ya like and if i still got it its yours :)

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78

Ok, its really warm here now so I made this one iced and its great for ice because of the strong mint flavors, also I added a splash of lime for a " mojito tea" and its awesome just as good as the real thing and probably better for ya too, very refreshing in the hot weather :-)

Thomas Edward(Toad)

After I made this I searched online for a mojito tea and found a few, I also found a cucumber mojito that sounds awesome, I think I can do that myself also I must try soon :-)

Alphakitty

This sounded so good that you inspired me to make my own “kind of mojito” iced tea! Cucumber sounds delicious too.

Bonnie

My Lebanese friend mixes mint and basil a lot and I began to do the same. Even mix the two in salads with my greens…much fresher tasting. I’m thinking of trying some of my Middle Eastern herbs, and lemon (tiny bit) for the iced Puer. Like where you’re going

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