drank 2017 Old Jianshan Mengku by gylxtea
461 tasting notes

After a rinse, the wet leaves smell smokey and savoury, like vegetable soup. 3g/50mL.

The first steep, 10s, is subtle and borderline sweet. Second and third steeps were much stronger, brothy, smokey. I let this one get away from me while playing videogames, but didn’t really find it as distinct as the other two samples. Mostly got vegetables and a minerally note.

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Disclaimer: I work for Murchie’s Tea and Coffee as a taster and blender. I will avoid putting any ratings on teas from them from here on out.

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, university graduate, majored in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot or gaiwan. It’s the highlight of a good day.

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