drank Temple of Heaven by Tea Licious
68 tasting notes

First off, thank you Tea Licious for the sample!

Quick Google search shows that Temple of Heaven is a common gunpowder tea. Dry leaves smell is very pleasant, sort of dark honey.

Steeped leaves unfurl quite a lot into deep green full leaves. The smell of steeped leaves is candy like with a hint of smoke and citrus.

Liquor is light brown orangey color, smells smokey and malty. Taste is quite bitter but pleasant bitterness. First seconds after a sip taste is very grassy which quickly becomes bolder. In a way it tastes much like Shui Xian or Da Hong Pao but with more bitterness and much bolder. Love the fact that flavor changes so much.

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I was always a huge fan of teas but my tastes changed constantly. Lately I am on the path of discovering Chinese teas, but not limiting myself to that. I am, however, favoring straight teas at this point.

I love pu-erh, oolongs are always a treat, learning about greens is delicious, absolutely neutral towards rooibos or herbals and black is always a yes. Incidentally any combination of the above is ok in a blended tea, which I like to have time to time.

« The first cup kisses away my thirst,
and my loneliness is quelled by the second.
The third gives insight worthy of ancient scrolls,
and the fourth exiles my troubles.
My body becomes lighter with the fifth,
and the sixth sends word from immortals.
But the seventh—oh the seventh cup—
if I drink you, a wind will hurry my wings
toward the sacred island. »





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