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Autumn 2018 harvest. Brewed at boiling — let’s see what this tea is capable of.

It’s so thick — like an unset jelly. Try it grandpa style for the best effect.
It’s sweet, most awesomely tangy, mineral and pleasantly metallic, hint of custard.
Intensely yet softly aromatic with an expansive, lingering perfume. The aroma and tea fill my mouth.
The leaves expand like a dry sponge wetted, escape my teapot when brewed gongfu and instantly settle to the bottom of my grandpa brewing jar.

Floral — magnolia to the max, lilac, sweet pea, gardenia

Vegetal — bok choi, green cabbage, zucchini, sugar snap peas, English peas, green bell pepper

Spicy — musk, white pepper, black pepper

Fruity — golden apple, lemon, golden melon, ripe peach and apricot

Umami — white mushroom broth

Nature — pine forest when clouds break after a spring rain, moss

All in balance.

Wonderful calm and alert cha qi that is non-interfering.

This tea has completely changed my unfavorable perception of tieguanyin oolong. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Thanks, Togo <3

Song: MEUTE — You & Me (Flume Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKFbnhcNnjE

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Bluegreen

Wow, a hundred. Like the confidence.

hawkband1

Great description!

LuckyMe

Wow. I used to love TGY but then wrote it off because I got tired of how perfumey it is. This makes me want to revisit it.

derk

This one does have a great depth to it that keeps the perfume from going straight to my noggin.

Natethesnake

I’ve had the spring but not the autumn. Will try next order.

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Bluegreen

Wow, a hundred. Like the confidence.

hawkband1

Great description!

LuckyMe

Wow. I used to love TGY but then wrote it off because I got tired of how perfumey it is. This makes me want to revisit it.

derk

This one does have a great depth to it that keeps the perfume from going straight to my noggin.

Natethesnake

I’ve had the spring but not the autumn. Will try next order.

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Always up for a trade. I keep an updated cupboard. Check it out. Don’t be shy — message me if you want to try something! I send international :)

Most enjoyment:

I prefer straight loose-leaf and compressed tea, teabags for ease of use and herbal teas/tisanes. My favorite teas come from all over including China, Taiwan, Nepal, Darjeeling, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Georgia. The only one that doesn’t do much for me is Ceylon.

I abandoned my preference reference in early 2020, favoring a focus on qualitative description and because everybody uses a different rating scale. I’m still comfortable toggling the ‘Not/Recommended’ button.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

Some things about me:

Endless curiosity and fascination have led me to wear many hats. Stubbornness and naivety have led me down dark paths. The restlessness isn’t improving with age but at least at 37, I’m finally aware of my nature. I have high physical energy and love being around people but am easily exhausted. My most recent caricature is that of an environmental engineering masters dropout working in retail electrical sales. An impatient woman with a knack for making stupid decisions, a lover of Jesus, science, art, beauty and language who happens to ride a motorcycle and bicycle, dabbles in sax, wields a chainsaw and drinks tea out of tiny pots. They call me “Trouble”.

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Sonoma County, California, USA

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