509 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown. I wanted to wait until I had milk since it needed it last time. But I didn’t end up using any.
It’s retained flavoring really well as this is old. Whiskey, honey, creamy.
200F, 2min – no milk, it’s pretty underleafed – not enough left.
This might be the best this tea has ever tasted. Maybe the age smoothed out the astringency I was getting from the Ceylon? I don’t know. I really enjoyed this cup of tea, but it won’t be a repurchase.

Flavors: Cream, Honey, Whiskey

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The other one – Roasted Dragonwell. Experimental Liquid Proust from May 2016.
2min, 180F – roasted, hint of sweetness, sour nuts – light. Kind of a bad aftertaste.
Sipdown.

I’m making progress on both drinking down my green tea and avoiding adding too many more teas to my stash!

Flavors: Nuts, Roasted, Sour, Sweet

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Roasted Sencha – received from Liquid Proust at the 2016 Midwest Teafest as an experiment.
2min, 180F – roast, sweet sour chestnuts, green arugula, drying and coating.
It’s interesting and of the two (this and roasted dragonwell), I like this one better.

Sipdown.

Flavors: Chestnut, Green Apple, Lettuce, Nuts, Roasted, Sour

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Another from the swap with DelightfulKiwi – sorry that I took so long to drink this. Same age as the last tea, with the same rate of deterioration of the tea.
The whole sample at 185F, 1:30.
Light taste, light color, light green something – I am unable to determine what this tastes like. Lettuce? Bok choi or cabbage?
No rating due to age.

Flavors: Green, Lettuce

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From a swap in 2016 with DelighfulKiwi
Sipdown. I used the whole amount sent. 5g
I’m far past the best time for this tea as the leaves are more grey than green.
190F, 1min – green, small lingering sweetness, muted hint of nut, but unfortunately most of the flavor is gone due to age.
no rating

Flavors: Green, Nuts

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4/14 backlog, sipdown.
The white tea that looks like a black tea. I’m far past the best use date for this tea (it’s from 2014), but it’s aged well.
2min, 212F – caramel malt
I got at least one or two more steeps from this and the taste was consistent throughout.

Flavors: Caramel, Malt

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87

4/9 backlog, sipdown
Strong and clean jasmine scent
2min 205F – creamy jasmine, subtle and not overpowering. A pleasure to drink this tea, but it can get a little astringent if oversteeped.

Flavors: Creamy, Jasmine

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drank Silver Yeti by Nepal Tea
509 tasting notes

4/6 backlog. Sipdown.
2min, 212F – hay, sweet, thick and coating
3min, 205F – more sweetness coming out

I enjoyed this tea a lot.

Flavors: Hay, Sugar, Sweet, Thick

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Anxi Benshan Oolong from Little Woods
Sipdown
Bought this for work. I was disappointed with the flavor of this tea. Do I not like green oolongs anymore or is this tea not good? Turns out I wasn’t letting it steep for long enough….oops. Still, not the best tea. I still like green oolongs, but not this one. 70

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78

Sipdown @work. Fruity and malty. I wouldn’t mind replacing this when I’ve reduced my tea stash.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt

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I started my tea journey with Stash/Celestial Seasonings tea bags years ago. All loose leaf, unless I’m sick or traveling.

I like black, oolong, white, herbals, and raw/ripe pu’erh. I don’t drink green tea often.

I play video games, read, and do pottery. My current favorite tea mug is one I threw and glazed.

I generally review teas twice – initial and final steeps.

My cupboard is completely out of date. I have a spreadsheet that has 250 teas, but is also out of date. And tea all over the living room that hasn’t been logged anywhere!

Ratings
85-100 are teas that I loved and want to keep in stock.
71-84 are teas that are good. I may or may not get them again. Source for daily drinkers/work teas.
60-70 are teas that I didn’t like. I’ll finish what I bought.
Anything less than 60…nope.

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