199 Tasting Notes


Sheng/Shou TTB
Strong levels of astringency with wet tobacco notes. I don’t particularly like this tea right now, but it shows a lot of promise – it just needs to age for a few years more.

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Sheng/Shou TTB
This is a very nice young sheng. Small amounts of astringency and flavorful notes of sweetness and grape skins. This will get much better with age, but it a pleasant drinker right now.

Flavors: Grapes

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Very nice flavor from this jin xuan. Lightly roasty with buttery notes. I got distracted by work while drinking this, so my thoughts aren’t really all together right now!

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Nice bright green leaf color and a wonderful oolong taste. Just a little too floral for me. Floral taste is orchid/hibiscus to me. I may have oversteeped it since I didn’t realize it was going to be floral. I probably would have had better results cutting 30 seconds off of the steep time.


Floral mmmm

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Another steep of honeysuckle puerh from my work stash this week. It’s becoming my go-to work tea, since it’s easy and it’s in a cute little tin from Persimmon Tree. Great flavor and a nice everyday tea.


How honeysuckle is it?


it’s enough to notice, but not overly sweet.

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Finished off this sample after it sitting in my tea drawer forever. It’s still really good, though I feel like I was able to discern more complex flavor this time after having tried so many teas and my palette expanded. Very nice light roast dongding

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I’m really behind on tasting notes..
This is delicious, though not as delicious as the dragon spirit from Haiwan. Very smooth and creamy :)


This is a good one for sure.


+1 on the Dragon Spirit as well.

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Brewed a cup of Green Caramel this morning. The dry leaf scent is sweet caramel and you can see the pieces of caramel mixed it. Brewed up, I was disappointed with the taste.. I felt that the rooibos taste came through much more than the caramel or green tea taste and threw off the balance.. This rates as a “meh..” on the taste-o-meter™.

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Finally broke into this one! Very nice and light tea. Semi-floral and fruity, like crisp apples and maybe a pear note. Steeped it many times over the past two days. Definitely a good bargain :)


I have one of these, too….sitting there waiting for me to get to it. I dug it out last weekend, but still haven’t broken into it. I should.

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Another vanilla infused tea, another note about how too much vanilla can overpower the tea flavor.

I’m glad they chose a green tea as a base, since I couldn’t really taste the green tea. It seems that a more robust base would hold up to a strong flavor like this. I also really couldn’t taste any of the anise flavor that was supposed to be in there. Don’t get me wrong – I like the tea. I love vanilla. I just kinda wanted something more complex from this cup.

Flavors: Vanilla

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Learning more about tea every day.

Likes: Greens, whites, oolongs, blacks, and herbals! Just depends on the mood :)
Dislikes: Coconut, melon, chocolate, peach, cherry

I also collect antique teaware (Chinese and Japanese).

I’d love to try new types, varieties, etc. I’m still exploring pu-erh to make a complete decision whether to keep trying it or just count it as a loss.

I’d love to trade with anyone who likes something that I might have! I just have to get everything added to my cupboard first :)


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