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drank Clover Patch by white2tea
1134 tasting notes

It’s thick. It’s sweet. It’s floral. All qualities I should like on paper.

But.

It’s soapy. It’s alkaline. It’s drying.

I tried. I really did. I made it 3 steeps before having to stop. I looked at the leaves drying in my gaiwan for 2 days after and couldn’t bring myself to try again. I can see why others enjoyed it, namely for its intensely forward sweetness and fragrance, but it’s simply not for me. I came into the session expecting a mineral Wuyi oolong but it’s instead like some kind of bastardized Dancong oolong, which I don’t much care for to begin with. Thanks anyway for the try, White Antlers :) Glad the majority of the bag went to people who can appreciate it.

Flavors: Apricot, Chocolate, Dry Grass, Drying, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Graham Cracker, Grass, Heavy, Honey, Honeysuckle, Lychee, Marshmallow, Oak, Orange, Perfume, Red Fruits, Smooth, Soap, Sweet, Thick, Tropical

Leafhopper

It’s definitely more like a Dan Cong than a regular Wuyi oolong. Maybe that’s why I liked it?

derk

Maybe so!

Martin Bednář

Hah, and here we see how our tastes differ! I have to re-try it though.

Kawaii433

Ahh if it’s more like Dan Cong, I wouldn’t like it. I have like 10 types of Dan Cong and unfortunately, none of them are for me.

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Leafhopper

It’s definitely more like a Dan Cong than a regular Wuyi oolong. Maybe that’s why I liked it?

derk

Maybe so!

Martin Bednář

Hah, and here we see how our tastes differ! I have to re-try it though.

Kawaii433

Ahh if it’s more like Dan Cong, I wouldn’t like it. I have like 10 types of Dan Cong and unfortunately, none of them are for me.

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Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng pu’er, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? While I may not mention those effects in tea notes, it is what I value most. Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

In terms of who I am, you could consider me a jill of all trades. Specialty is not my strength, as can be seen in the spread of my tea notes. I might have attention issues. One thing I will always love is riding a bicycle.

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