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drank 2016 A&P by white2tea
966 tasting notes

This is a unique tea in my collection, which means I end up drinking it often. There are a lot of different aromas present here. The dry leaves have a fruity, medicinal smell (blackberries), while the scent of the wet leaves has notes of leather, coffee shops, petrichor, barn, plant seeds and raspberries. And the empty cup actually smells of honey, not unlike a sheng would, although here it’s a sweeter and less floral aroma.

The taste is earthy and savoury, with just a touch of sweetness and a bitter finish. As it cools down, it becomes more tangy and citrusy. The aftertaste is quite medicinal and slighly cooling. Body of the liquor is medium and the mouthfeel is silky and lubricating. With some further aging, this should become a really elegant tea, right now it’s still a bit rough around the edges, which is not necessarily a downside. That depends on what you are looking for.

Flavors: Barnyard, Bitter, Blackberry, Citrusy, Coffee, Earth, Fruity, Honey, Leather, Medicinal, Peat, Petrichor, Plants, Raspberry, Tangy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Togo

hm, I just hit 200 tasting notes in (almost) a year since I joined Steepster :D

Kawaii433

@Togo Congratz! :D

mrmopar

Awesome!

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Togo

hm, I just hit 200 tasting notes in (almost) a year since I joined Steepster :D

Kawaii433

@Togo Congratz! :D

mrmopar

Awesome!

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Hi, I am a researcher in math, physics and computer science. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds. Connect at https://rateyourmusic.com/~Togo

I had been drinking Japanese green tea for a while before discovering the world of tea in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

My rating description:
100 _ Unforgettable tea, an experience that changes your life.
90 – 100 _ Excellent tea.
80 – 90 _ Very enjoyable, I will buy again.
70 – 80 _ I enjoyed it, but I most likely won’t be buying it again.
60 – 70 _ Decent.
50 – 60 _ Average, forgettable.
40 – 50 _ I didn’t really like the tea, but it is drinkable.
0 – 40 _ I would prefer to avoid the tea.

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