193 Tasting Notes

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drank Milk Oolong | Jin Xuan by Tealux
193 tasting notes

Mmm, I forgot how much I loved this one. Almost a sip down for me, I have just enough left for a bowl brew. I’ll have to add this to my re-purchase list though. This is one of my favorite Jin Xuans. Not the creamy floral type ( à la Green Terrace) I love so much, but the delicious fruity style. Lots of tropical fruit notes swimming in a custard. So so good. Not my everyday preference but I certainly like it enough to keep on hand for times I crave this style.

Flavors: Butter, Custard, Fruit Punch, Mango, Pineapple, Tropical

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g
beelicious

Tropical fruit swimming in custard? Sounds delicious!!

cookies

It’s really good! Tealyra is always having sales too, so it’s especially nice for the price.

Evol Ving Ness

And Canadian too. Especially of interest to Canadians now that our dollar is suffering so badly. Thanks for this!

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Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Molasses, Sugarcane

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Oh, god. This is truly awful. I usually stay away from Red Leaf’s fruity flavors, but I thought this would be okay as it’s also a cream flavor which Red Leaf positively excels at. Unfortunately I was very much mistaken. Not only did this taste absolutely nothing like strawberry or cream, it was so rancid smelling I threw away the tin without even attempting to clean it. Saving it wouldn’t be worth breathing in that awful odor.

Not the worst tea I’ve had from them (I’m looking at you watermelon matcha), but it has reaffirmed my decision to stay away from fruit flavors offered by Red Leaf.

Stephanie

You tried the flavors from 3 Leaf tea yet?

kristinalee

Oh wow, watermelon matcha sounds like the worst idea ever.

cookies

Stephanie, yes, I’ve really loved them so far. Their strawberry matcha mixed in soy milk tastes like a strawberry milkshake.

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Flavors: Butter, Cream

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Flavors: Cream, Pastries, Sugarcane

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Flavors: Cream, Floral, Hay, Sugarcane

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drank Assam #8 by Tealux
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Sipdown! Although I probably shouldn’t count it as I picked up more… a lot more in Tealux/Tealyra’s Halloween sale. But It’s not here yet so I’m marking it down.

This tea is honestly so damn good. Brown sugary sweet with notes of sweet potato, strawberry, apricot and malt. It really shines gongfu, but western brewed it does just fine too. If you haven’t tried this one yet, I definitely recommend picking up a bit to try. It’s one of the best teas I’ve had.

Flavors: Apricot, Brown Sugar, Malt, Strawberry, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
TeaExplorer

Of course it still counts as a sipdown :-Þ

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This one is so yummy! I don’t gravitate toward Darjeelings, and to be honest I don’t even remember why I picked up a sample in the first place (on sale probably), but as soon as I had my first cup I was already plotting my next What-Cha order and soon after came away with a full 50g, as well as a few more Darjeeling samples. I think what I’m finding is that I greatly prefer the 2nd flush Darjeelings.
This one is just lovely. Medium bodied with that spicy note I find in a lot of Darjeelings, a lovely malty flavor and some sweet dried fruits. Fantastic. Glad I tried it.

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Malt, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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Flavors: Cocoa, Metallic, Roasted Barley, Soybean

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I finally finished off my 2oz of this one. Took me ages, but it was a satisfying sip-down. I have to say I didn’t find this as interesting as others did. It was a pretty middle-of-the-road shou. General earthy flavors, but with a nice thick mouthfeel. No noticeable qi. I relegated this one to helping with occasional after-dinner bloat, rather than drinking it for pleasure.
Overall, not a bad shou. Nothing particularly offensive about it, just a bit dull.

Flavors: Earth, Wet wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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