14 Tasting Notes


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The quality of the tea can be seen by noticing the size and the quality of the leaves. They are huge, beautiful whole leaves; with about 5% having a slight discoloration to them.

The tea has a full body, smooth taste with a lasting finish. I could not detect any astringent quality in the first cup, and only slightly in the second. The aroma was slightly floral, but not overpowering. I tasted butternut squash and honey, with a slight peach taste to it.

I tasted this alongside the Autumn Tie Guan Yin from Whispering Pines. The price was somewhat similar, but you could taste the difference between the two. I would make this a staple, but it is expensive. I would also note, I am not a huge fan of Oolongs, so this one was unique enough to get a amazing rating.

Flavors: Butternut Squash, Honey

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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First Taiwanese green tea i have reviewed. Overall pretty good. The flavor profile is spot on and it is smooth to drink. Color is close to straw yellow, can get a good 3 steeps.

Flavors: Honey

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I am on the fence with this tea (Autumn ‘14 harvest). Great quality leaves which results in a beautiful golden colored cup of tea. The name is very appropriate, because the taste is not overpowering in any aspect. I like to drink it before meditating because it won’t leave any taste to distract.

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Tea I like:
Straight Green
Lightly floral blacks and whites
Citrusy Blacks/Reds
Chamomile Herbal
Straight Rooibos

My Rating System:
100-90: Amazing! Staple in my collection.
90-80: Great tea! Most likely will re-purchase in the near future
80-70: Good tea; won’t re-purchase.
70-60: Passable tea, may not finish the bag I have.
60-50: Eh, I finished the cup, but will not have another.
50-0: Could not finish the first cup.

About Myself:
I am 24 year old living in nowhere Iowa. I enjoy ballroom dancing, meditation, yoga and traveling. However, I am stuck where I am for a couple more months, so I have indulged in my (debatably) bad habit of video gaming. I am open to tea swapping, but there are very few teas I would be interested in trying. I enjoy all music, though jazz, alternative and EDM are my go-tos.


Iowa Falls, IA

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