4 Tasting Notes

drank Shan Lin Xi by Spirit Tea
4 tasting notes

A really nice high quality Shan Lin Xi. I drank this brewed in a gaiwan in it’s entirety(multiple infusions mixed together) in a coffee shop, but I’m sure that brewing gong fu cha the intensity of flavor and sweetness will be more pronounced.

Huge silky body. Lots of buttery florality going on, but still crisp and green.

Notes of cucumber and jasmine. I’m most impressed by the way this tea finishes. It’s satisfying, smooth, mouth watering, and I can’t help but take another drink.

It’s not the most complex Taiwanese oolong that I have had, and a little flat at that, but for that silky body it’s worth my recommendation.

205 °F / 96 °C

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Received from a friend, unsure of the vendor, but in a silver package with a green border and the tea character on the front.

Large flat almost translucent leaves. Classic Tai Ping Hou Kui look.

One of the most unique looking teas I have brewed in my 100ml gaiwan. Enough leaves to cover the bottom and then some.

Flavors: Very light and sweet. Grassy with very mild vegetable notes. A long finish with a slight tart flavor. Very subtle tart flavor on the back end. There’s a mild woody note that is pleasant and the tea reminds me of green beans.

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drank Hong Bi Luo by Kilogram Tea
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A more expensive offering from Kilogram.

Brewed in a 100ml gaiwan with a few pinches of tea to cover the bottom sufficiently.

Aroma: Graham cracker, malty, malt o meal

1st infusion: intense graham cracker and malty notes. Very strong flavor. Slight honey sweetness with a very mild stone fruit finish.

No development of flavor after the 1st infusion. It’s goes off with a bang, then fizzles. Light body with a short finish. Subtle lasting sweetness after drinking.

A little disappointed because I would have expected a little more out of a tea costing $250/lb wholesale, but it’s not bad. Worth trying because the 1st infusion is very intense.

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drank Hong Bi Luo by Kilogram Tea
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