8 Tasting Notes

drank Barley Pu Erh by 褔華禄地
8 tasting notes

O M G!
Thanks to my mom’s stash again!
this is one of the most delicious tea I have ever had. And I have a weak spot for barley teas. This is actually a Barley Pu Erh. So double the goodness.

This tea kept its fragrance for a whole day. Yes, I started steeping this tea the late morning around 11ish AM and it held its fragrance till 9ish for my morning cup. Pretty impressive. That is after 8 steeps of 8X changing the water.

So yeah… thanks to mom, I am in my happiest of places again… Tea heaven!

Unfortunately I cannot find access to this tea product here in the US.
I am so addicted to this stuff. So am preciously guarding the usage of this tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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This is my everyday pantry must have “Genmaicha”.
Love my ochazuki with this tea too.

Its a great “appetizer” tea to start a meal with or even throughout.
Love Japanese dishes, sashimi, sushi, oden with it or that great Korean banchan or that scrumptious BBQ.
Daily steeper… Great hot or cold…makes an awesome honey iced green tea.

One of my favourite teas… Mouth watering goodness.

7 min, 30 sec

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Rich and definitely full mouthful of flavours, just the way I love it.
Its quite a strong brew and awesome with milk and sugar.
Makes a great summer iced tea as well… Sun brewed or southern style.

One of my favourites.

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A great gift from my mother in law.
A delicious tea, best with honey & milk and if the mood takes you, add that slice of lemon too.
It opens up to a nice note especially at your throat… Mmmm heavenly.

Great for a cool winter’s afternoon or that autumn evenings watching the leaves falling.
Love it brewed cold in the summer and sometimes added lemonade for a great summer night drink.

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My “Ahmad tea – London (English breakfast tea)” is in a tin of loose leaves (I prefer loose leaves).

I do this tea straight, with sugar only and also with milk and auger.
Usually for teatime afternoon with some “dandies” or buttercookies.

While it is not my everyday tea, it is a “with company” teatime tea.
A little cuppa “lux” with my daughters or my mother in law or my sister.

Nice velvety smooth cup.

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Definitely a “steepster” heaven type tea.
This is a great tea that will last you throughout the day.
A great mouthful tea that you can roll your tongue in.

This was from my own mom’s collection. One of her favourite tea.

205 °F / 96 °C

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“Mouth watering” refreshing yet satisfying tea.
My “appetizer” tea great for opening the palate before a great meal.

This is also an awesome tea to pair with Japanese sashimi or sushi or a great Korean banchan.

A fresh way to appreciate it ice cold with honey as well.
Bring out many “light” slight perfume of the roasted rice… An awesome aroma trust me.

This tea was introduced by another fellow Genmaicha lover.
Its my handy everyday pantry tea… Not for the small packet drinker.

Best steeped for a slightly longer time than average tea, in a below boiling temp. filtered water.

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Favorite tea is white tea.
Getting older so love that lighter notes and extra antioxidants benefits plus less caffeine to get that zen like sleep.
Crave Singaporean hawker center powder brewed red tea with extra condensed milk… Tehgunetua… Also Tehtarik with ginger. My kind of “British tea” colonial Raffles style.
Love round teapots…. Favorite shape.
Collect solid colour teapots…
Have a 8-10 cup midnight blue, a 4 cup red, a sage green Starbucks 3 cupper, an ivory white art deco antique 3 cupper, and a newly acquired “for life – curve” 24oz 2 cupper in graphite (black).. Love this last one best, no drip spout and a great infuser.
Also have a small cast iron Japanese teapot…
And a stainless steel tea kettle with wooded handles.
Plus a mother in law who is crazy about fine bone china teacups and teapots.
Born from a tea drinking family in a heavily infused tea culture.


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