6 Tasting Notes


You know what its like when you get that box of tea you ordered and one tea just stands out as the best one? That how it went for me with this tea. Really like it. Color is unique. Very smooth. Not sharp at all like some black tea can be. Will buy more

3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This is a better than average green tea and is nice for contemplation in the afternoon. I like how the leaves look. Seems to become a little more bitter than one would expect if over steeped.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Mao Jian by Dobra Tea
6 tasting notes

Good basic green tea. I like it in the afternoon. Not as sharp as some greens.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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Wow. I am rating this tea over 90. I don’t do that often. This is a big tea – I would not drink it every day. I like to drink it slowly. It has a floral part to it that I can feel in my sinuses when I drink it. I have never had anything quite like it. Very unique. It is a little more expensive, but worth it. Very nice. Can’t wait to try it out on some friends who are not expecting it.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

It never gets old to see people’s amazement about this tea :-)

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This is my “go to” everyday oolong. The price is right at about $10 a can. It is at least as good as more expensive ones you can buy by the ounce. Purchase it at Dobra Tea in Madison, WI. Nice smoky,earthy taste but still smooth.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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This product has greatly improved my tea tasting experience. It allows you to easily heat water to a specific tiemperature in half the time it takes to heat up a kettle on my stovetop. At about $90 it struck me as a bit pricey. I don’t regret spending the money. I also think it will last a long time. My friend has one he has had for years.

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I am not new to tea per se. I am new to good tea.

My rating scale. Most tea I rate falls in the 70 – 89 area

90 – 100 STEAMING. This is very special tea. I rate tea over 90 points sparingly.
80 – 90 GIVE ME SOME MORE. This is my go to tea. Stuff I like
70 – 80 MEH. Not bad. Not good. Take it or leave it. Akin to Grocery and Restaurant quality.
60 – 70 POUR IT DOWN THE DRAIN. Yuck don’t want to see it again.

Dobra Tea in Madison, Wisconsin is where I purchase most of my tea locally. Online I use Butiki Tea in Mercerville, NJ http://www.butikiteas.com/ . Staci is a very friendly proprietor and I have gotten some great tea from her.

While I like all tea, I prefer bigger teas. Blacks and Oolongs are my favorite. This may be a rookie mistake but sometimes when I drink tea at the recommended temperature, steeping time, and amounts I feel like I am drinking hot water. I tend to use more tea and steep it longer.

Having said that, based on drinking tea with a friend who like green tea, I may slowly be moving in toward the greens.


Madison, Wisconsin

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