1271 Tasting Notes

Stone Lion is an awesome budget LaomanE HP with notes of bitter (of course), char, stone fruits, grapefruit, all with a thick cake batter texture. Great if you love bitter teas or want something to age.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-stone-lion-sheng-puer-from-crimson-lotus-tea/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 15 ML

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drank 2018 Carbolic Soap by White2Tea
1271 tasting notes

Carbolic Soap has crazy levels of aftertate/huigan. It is three times more potent sitting in your mouth than actually drinking it. The flavors are haw flakes candy, fruit leather, floral, tobacco, and stone fruits, with a crazy aftertaste of stone fruit.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-carbolic-soap-oolong-from-white2tea/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 0 OZ / 12 ML
Kittenna

Another really appetizing tea name, haha!

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drank 2018 Censers by White2Tea
1271 tasting notes

Censers has an excellent thick texture with notes of honey, floral, hay, coconuts, and bran. It is a delicate steeper, so it will go bitter on you if you are not careful.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-censers-white-tea-from-white2tea/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 20 ML
hawkband1

Thanks for this. I was on the fence about ordering this tea. Think I’ll wait.

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I regret not buying this tea sooner. It is a unique white tea with notes of floral, grass, peaches, herbs, melon, aloe, and pine, with later infusions getting dark and malty. It has a thick thick texture and actually has a lingering aftertaste, aftertaste being something you don’t find in white teas that often.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-wild-tree-purple-moonlight-white-from-jinggu-from-yunnan-sourcing/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 20 ML

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Jingmai 3 Aroma is a vibrant, crisp vegetal, floral, and sweet white tea. It is delicate AF and doesn’t resteep that well as it is prone to getting very dry and bitter.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-jingmai-sun-dried-three-aroma-bai-mu-dan-white-tea-from-yunnan-sourcing/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 18 ML

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This one was my personal favorite of the Bitterleaf Teas’ Lao Man Es.

It is bitter like kale cabbage, but has a wonderful floral aftertaste and essence of stone fruit. It is likely too bitter for the uninitiated into bitter shengs, but is my choice as the Bitter End Lite brick lacks the aftertaste, and Xtra Bitter End is like drinking aspirin.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/the-bitter-end-2018-spring-lao-man-e-sheng-puer-from-bitterleaf-teas/

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I got 18 infusions out of my session of Jade Rabbit. This sheng leans fruity sweet with plenty of energy. The tea nerdy interest of this tea is the fact it was blended per cake basis, so in theory got truer interpretation of the maocha blend and consistency.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-jade-rabbit-sheng-puer-from-crimson-lotus-tea/

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I am drinking 2017 Impression very young, with it being released just a few months ago. It is balanced, yet bitter, pungent, and astringent with a nice kick of tea energy. There are notes of stone fruit but mostly bitter bitter bitter. It does taste great in silver, bringing out the fruity floral and numbing the bitter. Overall a great price and a tea you should stash to age or drinking in silver.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2017-impression-sheng-puer-from-yunnan-sourcing/

Preparation
Boiling 1 g 1 OZ / 15 ML

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Sweet Clarity is a light tasting sheng, leaning sweet and vegetal. The main feature of this tea is the powerful aftertaste that is of honey and wildflowers. The energy is relaxing and calming.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2016-sweet-clarity-sheng-puer-denong-tea/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 15 ML

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drank 2009 Jingmai by White2Tea
1271 tasting notes

Nice clean dry storage on this middle aged Jingmai. It has notes of honey, herbs, and tobacco, all while smelling like an antique store. It does get bitter in the final infusions.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/march-2018-white2tea-club-feat-2009-jingmai/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 0 OZ / 14 ML

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I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk. I am also a crochet and knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

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I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 573 Teas – August 2015.

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