673 Tasting Notes


My friend said he tastes tobacco in this tea, and So does his wife. So I decided to take a hard look, or we can say taste. I notice some tobacco taste. However, it’s still more of wood to me

Flavors: Tobacco, Wood

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Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake 2012 By Teavivre


Dry leaf: spices, musty.

Wet leaf: seaweed, roasted.

1x short rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight floral. (Taste) light —→ spices, roasted, floral.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell)
Little to no floral. (Taste) light floral. (Weird at the lack of flavors)

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight fruity. (Taste) light —→ roasted, floral.

All in all an ok tea. Nice taste to it. I rate a 80/100.

Where to buy: http://www.teavivre.com/fuding-shou-mei-cake/

(note: either this tea did not have that many flavors, or it was just me)

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Roasted, Seaweed, Spices

195 °F / 90 °C 5 tsp 6 OZ / 165 ML

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Mixed Fruit Delight, By hyson.

A simple review as this is a tea bag.

I taste/smell: berries, blueberries, Oranges, strawberries, peach, and ceylon black tea.

All in all a yummy tea, i rate 80/100.

Flavors: Berries, Blueberry, Orange, Peach, Strawberry

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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2012 Xiaguan “Jia Ji Tuo” Raw Pu-erh tea in box * 100 grams
Bought from yunnan sourcing.
Time for a proper review.


Small clay teapot; gongfucha.

Dry leaf: green, musty, sweet, fruity.

Wet leaf: green, sweet, fruity, wood.

1x short rinse.

Light steep: I taste/smell; (smell) slight —> sweetness, berries (unknown), fruit (peaches?), green, wood(?). (Taste) light -→ honey, spices, bitterness, wood, book paper/parchment, peaches, fruity.

Medium steep: I taste/smell; (smell) [same as light steep]. (Taste) light
—> book paper/parchment, bitterness. Medium -→ honey, wood, spices.

Heavy steep: I taste/smell; (smell) [same as light steep. Hard to tell if some aromas are missing]. (Taste) medium bitterness. Medium/strong
—→ honey, spices, wood.

All in all a extremely yummy tea! Cha qi imparts a complete relaxation. Very good! I rate a 99/100 only because it would be perfect if it had some earth and fermentation.

give it a go for what its worh! its almost a steal for the price! :D

Where to buy: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/xiaguan-tea-factory/2264-2012-xiaguan-jia-ji-tuo-raw-pu-erh-tea-in-box-100-grams.html

Bonus photos

1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRLv_23AjAN/

2. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRLv5Rtg27Z/

3. (my order from yunnan sourcing) https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3OL-Ygqd5/

Flavors: Berries, Bitter, Fruity, Green, Honey, Musty, Paper, Peach, Spices, Sweet, Wood

Boiling 5 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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2003 bu lang mountain raw puerh brick. From yunnan sourcing.


Small yixing teapot.

Dry leaf: musty, green, sweet.

Wet leaf: earth, fermentation, pepperoni.
Note: Forgot to take photo. Must have been tightly compressed as the leaves were not really opened yet.

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing. (Taste) subtle —→ sweet, green, honey, spices.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle musty. (Taste) subtle —→ honey, spices, earth. Light sweet.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle earth. (Taste) light —→ earth, fermentation, honey, sweet, spices.

All in all, a yummy tea. I rate a 80/100 since it brewed rather weakly, Even with 5g. See note for wet leaf. Nice cha qi and flavours.

End note. I should have upped my brewing times

Where to buy: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/rawpu-erh/4442-2003-bu-lang-mountain-raw-pu-erh-tea-brick.html

Flavors: Earth, Green, Honey, Meat, Musty, Spices, Sweet

Boiling 5 g 5 OZ / 135 ML

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Simple review due to this being a tea bag tea:

I taste/smell: roasted nuts, toasty, seaweed, chocolate.

All in all a decent tea. I give it an 80/100.

Give it a try.

Flavors: Chocolate, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Seaweed, Toasty

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Simple review as its a tea bag tea:

I smell/taste: pepper, mint, flowers, lemon, spices, spiciness.

All in all a decent tea. I would not reccomend it. i rate a 75/100

Flavors: Flowers, Green, Lemon, Mint, Pepper, Spices, Spicy

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Black Current Tea by Hyson
673 tasting notes

A quick review because this is a tea bag.

I taste: Black currents, Berries, and Black Ceylon!

an amazing tea! give it a try! i rate 90/100

Flavors: Berries, Black Currant

Boiling 8 OZ / 250 ML

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A quick review since this is a tea bag.

I taste Lemons, Flowers, and Green Ceylon tea!

All in all, a decent tea. i rate a 70/100

However I would spend my money on better tea from Hyson

Flavors: Flowers, Green, Lemon

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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First dibs: 10 year aged shu puerh tea by teance.


Engraved dragon head yixing teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: subtle mustyness

Wet leaf: light earth, cookies, fermentation (?).

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle —> earth, ginger (?), cookies. Soda pop(? [weird]). (Taste) subtle
-→ soda pop (weird), earth, camphor, mushrooms.

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle —> fishyness, earth (?), fermentation (?), cookies. (Taste) subtle -→ earth, fermentation, camphor (?), mushrooms (?). Light soda pop (?).

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle earth. Light fishyness. (Taste)
Light —→ earth, camphor, mushrooms, fermentation.

All in all, a decent tea. A tad fishy but decent flavours and cha qi. The Soda pop taste surprised me! I rate this a 80/100 I’ll give the rest to a friend.

Where to buy: https://www.teance.com/collections/pu-erh/products/first-dibs-10-year-pu-erh

Flavors: Camphor, Cookie, Earth, Fishy, Mushrooms, Musty

Boiling 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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How I rate my tea:

Light steep 15s

Medium steep 30s

Heavy steep 1min or greater

Within the steeps:

Smell then taste.





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