98 Tasting Notes


I guess this tea would be classified as puerh maybe, but it reminds me of a fruity oolong in many ways. There is a pleasant plum sweetness that lingers in the mouth and a very smooth , thick mouth feel while drinking it.

Flavors: Pleasantly Sour, Plum, Straw, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Lemon Ginger by Crave Kombucha
98 tasting notes

Didn’t realize I could review Kombucha here. _
This one was great! If you’re not a fan of really strong ginger the lemon here seems to do a good job of softening that taste although it could be that they just to include so much ginger. Still, tasty all around.

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The dry leaves have a very, very subtle sweet aroma.
This is a really, really good oolong! Kept steeping and drinking until it was little more than colored water, LOL!
The leaves expand quite a bit so I had to switch pots at some point to let the leaves fully open while steeping.

Flavors: Honey, Stewed Fruits, Sweet Potatoes

7 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Lightly toasted, sweet, very pleasant aftertaste. I’m wondering if the leaves having a few months to rest has helped with some of the unpleasantness experienced by the previous reviewer. The smell of the steeped leaves do still smell a bit like burnt food… or at least I can see how that description came to mind, lol.

I’m not using a lot of leaf because while I brought a teapot with me I’m not at home so I’m having to opt for less leaf, longer steep and that probably has a big effect on taste.

Personally enjoying this first experience from Taiwan Sourcing. Sweet upfront with this slowly blossoming floral and sweet potato aftertaste. The other thing that really, really stands out from the very first sip is how creamy this tea is. Very smooth, thick mouth-feel.

Flavors: Flowers, Sweet Potatoes

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First cup, very smooth, nutty, sweet.
Got lost in drinking and stopped recording notes, but man the pineapple note REALLY turned up in cup 3. Delicious and awesome!

6 g 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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The try leaves smells amazingly sweet! Wish there was a way to share aromas over the internet, lol!

The taste in the first cup is grassy and nutty with the overriding flavor being that of chestnuts with a sweet grass backdrop. Got a few leaves in this cup and the are really tinder with a touch of bitterness.

The second cup is noticeably sweeter. More of an even blend between honeyed grass and chestnuts.

Third cup has some melon notes in addition to the previous.

This is really good! I’ve been adding water and sipping throughout the day and loving it!

Flavors: Chestnut, Grass, Honey

140 °F / 60 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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I normally do my tasting notes in a text editor first so as to not lose anything, but unfortunately I didn’t do that this time.

This tea was good enough that I seriously considered buying a cake despite the ridiculous amount of tea I already have on hand. Still, very tempting.

0 min, 15 sec

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Massive tea junkie with a love for yixing tea pots, teapets and vintage puerh teas. Software engineer by trade, all code fueled by tea and EDM (usually deep house or liquid dnb). _

Mostly for my own reference (My teapot details):
Pot: Blue Peony
Mat: Porcelain
Tea: White/Green
Vol: 250cc

Pot: Zhulang (By Liang Shoukun)
Mat: Yixing – Di Cao Quig
Tea: Black
Vol: 270cc

Pot: GuanYin Relief
Mat: Yixing – Golden Duan ni
Tea: Shou Pu’erh
Vol: 290cc

Pot: Purchased in Korea
Mat: Zisha ShuiNi (Zhuni)
Tea: Sheng Pu’erh
Vol: 200cc

Pot: Decal Xishi (By Sun Haiyan 孙海燕)
Mat: Yixing – Hei Liao
Tea: Oolong
Vol: 250cc

Pot: Cranes Ascend to Heaven
Mat: Pure Silver 999
Tea: ?
Vol: 220cc

Pot: Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru
Mat: Glass
Tea: Flavored/Tisanes/Other
Vol: 300cc

Pot: Kingso
Mat: High borosilicate glass
Tea: (needs repair)
Vol: 250cc


Maryland, USA



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