12 Tasting Notes

drank Little Red Robe by Seven Cups
12 tasting notes

It’s not bad. But, it’s not as good as the Big Red Robe tea. It tastes like other Wuyi rock teas, but it’s probably less interesting generally speaking. The roasting seems relatively lighter than the usual rock tea. I tried the 2014 tea in 2017. It was cheaper, and I prefer older rock tea, so good deal.

About the steep. The way I steep is idiosyncratic. It’s sort of kung fu-like. I have a good bit of tea and less water. The steeping time depends on the taste. I might start with 5 or 10 secs, then I take a sip. If it needs more time, I add more depending on the strength. When it’s good, then I know the time for the first cup. It’s like the way I cook. The second cup is usually less time, then all following cups will longer in steep time. But, it all depends on the taste, the amount of tea relative to water, water temp, etc. So, you can completely ignore the amount/water/time/temp parameters Steepster is forcing me to put here.

3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

kmkm—have you tried the Little Red Robe from 2017 yet? It ranks pretty high for me among their current rock wulong in stock. I can’t wait until their Da Hong Pao gets in—think that one gets in late September since Liu Guo Ying is a perfectionist and he goes through great pains to get the roast just right. I guess that’s what happens when you train under the tea master whose Da Hong Pao went for nearly $36K for 20 grams.


Hi. No, i havent. Well, i prefered Dahongpao over this, so i’d just as well buy that.

I bought most of the Dahongpaos from Tea Trekker. I think they are very good. And, theyre a little cheaper than Seven Cups. So, i’m satisfied. I also just ordered all of Yunnan Sourcing’s dahongpaos, too including the hybrid ones. So, i’ll be doing some comparing.

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drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
12 tasting notes

It’s fine for what it is. Better with sugar, no milk. I used the tea bags, no sure how much that is.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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like roasted oolong





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