39 Tasting Notes


One of my favourites black teas for every morning. Not expensive and it has a coca and malty flavour with no bitterness.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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This is the best silver needle I have ever tasted. Is sweet, smooth and grassy/floral.

A really good tea.

PS: no bitter

Flavors: Floral, Grass, Sweet

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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This is my everyday drinker. Really well balanced tea. I agree with the other review that say that this is a ‘diplomatic’ pu erh. If you want to start with ripe pu erh this is the best option to start.
I have steep it twice today, with 5.35gr of leaves and boiling water in both steps as I’m starting to take notes about my teas to see how they change with time as I have bought during this year some pu erh to age.

7sec: It has some kind of sweetness, with a light astringent afterstaste. Mid body. I can’t identify any concrete note. It’s not complex, but just I can’t find any known note.

9sec: it’s more sweet, light body. The astringent aftertaste is now lighter than in the previous step. I still can’t find any concrete note. Really well balanced.

This is concerning me as I don’t know if it’s me or this tea has ‘no concrete notes’. Maybe someone with a better palate will find some notes but I can’t. I can only indentify sweetness and that astringent/really light bitter aftertaste.

I will continue tomorrow to see how it develops and if I can find any note.

Flavors: Sweet

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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This is one of my favourite teas. Really nice, with cocao, creamy and malty notes.

Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Malt

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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This is a cheap mengku tea brick. It has the typical mengku taste, but with some bitterness (very low).

Is a good inexpensive every drinker.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Smooth

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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I purchased 2 cakes from Dragon Tea House some years ago and I regret that I only purchased 2… (still have 1 and a half cake, but I only brew it in special ocasions).

This is a really complex tea for me to review. It has a lot of flavour notes. It’s meallow, and medium to full bodied.

Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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I’m a newbie but I’m going to review this tea…

It has a really strong smoke flavour and medium bitternes. I couldn’t found any sweetness in it. Too strong for me. If you like strong smoke flavour you’ll enjoy it, but that’s not my case.

I steep it 5 times. 5sec (rinse), 10sec, 15sec, 20sec, 25sec.

Flavors: Bitter, Smoke

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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I’m not a tea guru, but I like a lot this tea. I

Flavors: Smooth, Sweet

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I love every kind of tea, but my ABC are:

-Black: for a good shot in the morning, I love assam ctc and strong english breakfast (both with milk).

-Green: for spring and summer are the best in my opinion, I love Long jing and an ji bai pian.

-Oolong: For those days when you need something not to strong and not to weak. Nothing like Darjeeling and Nilgiri oolongs.

-Pu erh: For autum and winter. I love shou pu, I love it to be mellow, medium bodied or with chocolate notes.

I also have this blog where I upload some reviews of what I drink: http://finetealeaves.com/



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