drank Jade Star IV by Mei Leaf
14 tasting notes

205 Degrees F, Gongfu, 20 + 5 Sec infusions

Everything I was expecting and more. This tea is very smooth. I usually find aged whites a little bit rough around the edges. Definitely strong hay and light honey notes (as usual with aged whites), but it is very well rounded. The tea put me in a state of bliss. After infusion 2 I started feeling relaxed but after about 4, I found myself daydreaming and feeling extremely relaxed and content. It is taking way too long to write this review. Im about 6 infusions in and think there are still quite a few left but Im taking my time with this one. Wonderful tea. I will be ordering more cakes. Best aged white i’ve ever had.

SEASON Spring 2010
ORIGIN Fuding, Fujian, China
PICKING & PROCESSING Buds, young leaves and large leaves
ELEVATION 800-1000m

Eyes – Dry Leaves: Furry Buds, Browns, oranges, grey compressed leaves
Nose – Dry Leaf: Hay
Nose – Wet Leaf: Honey, Butter, Fresh Cut Hay, Raisins
Eyes – Liquor: Golden yellow
Mouth – Texture: Thick, Oily
Mouth – Taste: Hay, Honey, mineral sweetness, raisins
Nose – Empty Cup: Raspberries, Sugar
Mouth – Finish: Very smooth, slight astringent
Eyes – Wet Leaf: Flat dark and light brown leaves
Body Sensation: Warming. Very, Very relaxed. I honestly lost interest in this review after about 3 infusions.

Flavors: Hay, Honey, Raisins

4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I like tea a lot. I tend to stick to pure teas that are unflavored and I’m usually having a gongfu session. I find that writing up reviews with tasting notes makes my tea drinking experience much more enjoyable and forces me to slow down and appreciate the experience more.

95 + Absolutely fantastic, usually a special treat tea.

90 – 95 Outstanding, probably a tea that I will keep on hand all the time.

85 – 90 Very good tea that I would be very happy to drink daily. Would Re-order.

80 – 85 Pretty good tea that I enjoyed drinking. Probably wouldn’t re-order.

75 – 80 Not great, I can drink it but It’s not something I would reorder.

70 – 75 Bad, Barely drinkable.

0 – 70 Is this even tea?



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