532 Tasting Notes

77

I drank all of this tea hot and probably should have cold brewed some of it. There were big pieces of raspberry in it, but they didn’t impart much flavor. I wanted it to be more than what it was giving me. Honeybush, light fruityness

Flavors: Fruity, Honey

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70
drank 2019 Nightfall by white2tea
532 tasting notes

Sipdown. I don’t remember anything striking about this tea. It was okay, but not a repurchase.

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85
drank Yanhong Black Tea by white2tea
532 tasting notes

I really liked this and am sad that I have drank it all. Pretty sure this came in one of the club boxes. Solid black tea would order more if available.

tea-sipper

I don’t know if you saw that this is still available: https://white2tea.com/collections/black-tea/products/yanhong-black-tea
(I drank this today, so I’m reading notes from others.)

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80

Sipdown. I liked this. I don’t have any notes for you, but I would purchase it again.

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50

White2Tea club – Sipdown.

I didn’t like the taste of this one. Dry leaf smells fruity. Taste is fruity, but has an unpleasant aftertaste. Astringent and drying.
Western style preparation (like everything lately, at work).

Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Fruity

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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51

Sipdown. This didn’t get any better. Very bitter greens, very green, bitter. I overleafed this to get rid of it. Bleh. Definitely could also be the grade of this.
Lower temperatures and being light on leaf seem to work better for raw.

Flavors: Bitter, Green

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74

Way darker and earthier than the other one from this morning. There’s a little bit of cocoa, like super dark chocolate. Strong taste. It gets better as it gets lighter in color. Sweeter and smoother.
I don’t like it that much. Too dark for me.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Forest Floor, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling

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86

Drinking a mini this morning at work. I’m not sure if I have another of these minis. It came with some others in one of the White2Tea club boxes.
2 rinses, boiling water, rest
steeps 1-2: 20sec, sweet & earthy, juicy, significant sweet aftertaste
st 3: more woody
I lost track of the steeps while I was working. Am I on 10? Consistent, sweet, earthy, and woody. Smooth and juicy, red fruit? Enjoyable.

Flavors: Earthy, Fruity, Juicy, Red Fruits, Sweet, Woody

Preparation
Boiling
Aiko

The name of this tea was so strange, it caught my attention. What a fascinating vendor, I might have to look into this one.

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86

Sipdown.
A light cup today, but full of flavor. Creamy and thick. The aroma is very sweet potato. Tastes of dark chocolate and cocoa with full bodied mouthfeel. It’s better with cooler water. A good choice for after lunch.
I’ll re-order this once I’ve made some progress with my cupboard numbers.

Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Potatoes, Thick, Yams

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C
ashmanra

Golden Snail is soooooo good.

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68
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
532 tasting notes

Sipdown. This tea smells great – very melon and very strong. It would make great potpourri for your office. As a drink, the overpowering flavoring is too much. Sometimes it’s melon-y and tastes good for a couple of steeps. And other times, it’s an overdone perfume of death to my tastebuds. I think this would be very good as an iced tea or cold brew, but I finished this off before I could do that. Not a re-purchase for me.

Flavors: Melon, Perfume, Sugar

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I started my tea journey with Stash/Celestial Seasonings tea bags years ago. All loose leaf, unless I’m sick or traveling.

I like black, oolong, white, herbals, and raw/ripe pu’erh. I don’t drink green tea often.

I play video games, read, and do pottery. My current favorite tea mug is one I threw and glazed.

I generally review teas twice – initial and final steeps.

My cupboard is completely out of date. I have a spreadsheet (it’s current!!!) that’s over 300 teas. Pretty equal amounts of black, white, oolong, raw, & ripe with a little bit of green/herbal.

Ratings
85-100 are teas that I loved and want to keep in stock.
71-84 are teas that are good. I may or may not get them again. Source for daily drinkers/work teas.
60-70 are teas that I didn’t like. I’ll finish what I bought.
Anything less than 60…nope.

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