74 Tasting Notes

85

I love the size of the leaves, which gives this tea a rustic feel. This tea is very aromatic, with mostly dried fruits and some honey. It kinda feels like a shai hong to me. Sweet, thick and fruity, smooth and not very strong or tannin-heavy. Not really a breakfast black tea, but nice and characterful.

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85

Very cozy, perfumy, flowery and complex smell. The tea itself is light and buttery, with a very nice and fulfilling aftertaste.

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70

Hmm, so I bought 250g of this because I liked it so much. But the 2022 version seems a bit different. It is clearly the same tea, with similar spicy and fruity notes. But the leaves are remarkably less tippy this year, and somehow the tea seems more subdued, less fullfilling and not so edgy. Maybe it will improve because it’s still only a few months old? Still good tea, but I’m less excited about this batch.

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80

Nice, full-bodied and substantial Assam, perfect for breakfast.

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85

I am really liking this. This white tea is strongly oxidized and the leaves are pretty red. There is a lot of sweetness and thickness, with bold foresty/swampy and fruity+vanillaish aromas that give this tea great depth and complexity. There is also a bit of that almost medicinal old book sweetness of aged white teas. Very comforting overall feel that makes this feel really nice in the body.

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80

Very tasty. The mouthfeel is very full and substantial and there is a fresh type of fruity sweetness that reminds of eucalyptus or lychee.

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70

Nice, potent Yunnan black tea. It is sweet in a fruity way, with some nice cinnamon-like spicy aspects, which give it an uplifting and thirst-quenching quality much like a good second flush darjeeling. When it is brewed stronger it becomes grippy without feeling dry, the kind of astringency that feels good. I can see why this is more expensive than most other dianhongs.

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75

Nice, typical moonlight white with that nice thirst-quenching melony vanilla-y profile. Not the fullest-tasting one I’ve had though.

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80

Sweet and warming, nice combination of sweet and flowery aspects with a strong charcoal roast. Nice really long aftertaste that adds a lot of substance to this tea. Most oolongs feel too watery and perfumy for me, but this seems like an oolong that can be easily enjoyed by a puer guy like me.

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