7 Tasting Notes

drank Jin Shan Shi Yu by Nannuoshan
7 tasting notes

Third (and unfortunately last) sample I got from nannuoshan. I drank it this morning with my girlfriend (she also a tea lover!), who helped me finding the right words to describe it for this review!
A good green tea, full, vegetal and round. It doesn’t have the details and nuances of the Taiping Houkui, but it costs half the price. I can say this is the best price/quality ratio among the three nannuoshan’s greens I had.

Flavors: Round, Vegetal

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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So here I am with the second review of the samples I got from nannuoshan.
The Bi Luo Chun Qing Ming was a little to bitter for my taste in the first infusion and I could not distinguish well the flavor. So I repeated the infusion with the remaining leaves at much lower temperature; I think around 70-75°C (the samples was just enough for just two gaiwan-brewings). Bitterness was gone and I could appreciate the sweet taste of the tea, that I definitely prefered to the first infusion!

Flavors: Fruity, Grass, Sweet

170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I usually buy from reliable sources (Teavivre, YS and the likes). I recently noticed a couple of nannuoshan’s black tea reviews, with pretty high score. So I thought giving it a try. I’m fond of green teas, so I ordered three samples of them that I got together with the Yixing Hong Cha (that I already reviewed).
The fist of the green tea I tried is the Taiping houkui superior, because I’ve never seen leaves like that, long and flat, with a light texture on them. Moreover the smell is delicate, sweet and very inviting! The the taste changes with each brew: first is a bit grassy, then it becomes more sweet and floral.
I definitely like it and I think I will treat myself to a 50g box to put under the Christmas tree :-)

Flavors: Flowers, Grass, Sweet

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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This is another of my favourite teas I’ve been drinking lately. The taste is sweet and very smooth with a rich smokey scent. I detect notes of pine resins, roasted peanuts and sweet potatoes. I steeped it three times and it kept its flavour until the last infusion. I use to serve this tea to my friends and everybody appreciate it!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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I have been drinking this tea for a while but never found the time to review it. So here I am! The golden monkey it’s a really good black tea, with hints of caramel and cocoa. Easy and pleasant to drink. Also the smell is very good and strong as I first opened the bag.

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 85 ML

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I just got this tea as a present from a friend of mine: what a nice surprise! I quite enjoy it! It has a strong, thick, and powerful taste: I detected floral tones, even in later infusions. I drinked also with milk and it fits well.

Flavors: Orchids, Sugarcane

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Yixing Hong Cha by Nannuoshan
7 tasting notes

I hesitated to give a score that high. But, being the best black tea I have ever tasted, a 98 it seemed to make his case. Leaving two points from the 100 just because it can always improve!
Why I like it so much? First, it smells incredibly sweet and rich. The colour of the infusion is a rich reddish, lighter then I was expecting. The taste is smooth and brisk and the aftertaste lasts for a long time. I had it for breakfast and matched very well with fruits jam and biscuits :-)

Flavors: Caramel, Smooth

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 6 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Artist and tea lover. I drink especially teas from China and Japan and I prefer non-flavored tea. My passion for tea has become stronger since my 2-months trip to Japan, last year, where I was drinking only loose leaf teas from the morning until the evening. I’m now curious to discover more about the different kind of teas and tastes.



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