I rarely drink tea that I have troubles finishing a session of, but this one is one of them. It just underscores my experience with Ye Sheng varietals processed into raw pu-erh , which has been lukewarm at best.

The main take-aways for me are that the tea is light bodied and has an overwhelming chamomile character. Since I don’t like chamomile tea (after drinking too much of it one year of my life), the taste profile didn’t sit well with me.

Other than that, there are notes of wood, cucumber, and fermented stonefruits in the dry leaf aroma. After the rinse, on the other hand, the tea smells very sweet, fruity and floral (but not flowery, more like marsh vegetation). The taste a very herbaceous character as I already mentioned. There are also notes of grass, alpine flowers, cucumber, parsnip and white peach.

Flavors: Cucumber, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Grass, Herbaceous, Herbs, Parsley, Peach, Vegetal

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds. Connect at https://rateyourmusic.com/~Togo

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and I started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth only 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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