56 Tasting Notes


First off, I tend to go for bold, mostly heavier roasted teas. But I was intrigued by this tea’s back story, and the puerh-type processing. I started with a brew in my gaiwan, but that was not really as satisfying as I expected. For my tastes, this needs to be put in a glass, and steeped and re-steeped all morning long. I let it brew for a good 3 or 4 minutes (with boiling water) before I drink the first bit. The fairly complex flavor has a gentle sweetness that lasts as long as the tea, but there are also herb and soft-wood notes – and something else I can’t put my finger on. The energy I get from this is truly uplifting. and I can get a lot of work done.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I found the flavor of this a little woody, a touch nutty, and sweet from the first smooth brew. Simple and satisfying. This soothes and nourishes, and left me with a gentle energy boost.

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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Just a few leaves of this dan cong oolong is enough to feel nourished. The complex, uplifting aroma and ginger-honey flavor are a good start. This is a serious mood-lifter.

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Today I had a delightful time with this tea, brewed in my gaiwan, and enjoyed for a few hours. Yup, hours. It’s remarkable how much it gives and how forgiving it can be (when I remember to not cook it in too-hot a bath).

There’s something about sipping this tea that centers and soothes. I found calm on a Monday.

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Nothing high end or fussy about this, it is nonetheless tasty and roasted, thus mellow. While it thrives in warmer water, it puts up with my office’s auto-heated water tap stuff and still offers just a little caffeine to get me through the day without napping at my desk.

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do you find it that just by opening it, within a few days to a week, it acquires a sour smell? or is it just me?


I have not noticed this, frankly, but I also sometimes gently re-roast the leaves. And most often, I pan-roast barley and combine the two together for a really soothing brew.

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On a hot night, I like nothing better than iced tea while I’m winding down. But most keep me up all night. With a very low caffeine level, I’m using this in the evenings. I make large batches every few days, and fridge in some canning jars I had laying around.

I love this tea with nothing added. The roasted-twiggy goodness really satisfies.


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