7 Tasting Notes


Today’s drink-while-I-work tea (gong-fu style).
This tea has aged well; it has calmed down and yet has retained a complexity of flavors.
Slightly bitter, but not overwhelmingly so when flash brewed.
I am already many steeps in and this tea is still going on strong, I think it will last throughout my entire shift today.
This is a great daily drinker; a good robust tea for a good price.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Savory, Vegetal

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 10 g

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One of my most favorite teas of all time.
The complexity and flavor of this tea is fantastic.
The melon adds such a unique flavor – I like to toss in a decent sized piece of the melon rind each time I steep.
A great daily drinker tea; one I will continue to drink for years to come.

Flavors: Earth, Melon, Smooth, Soybean, Squash Blossom, Sugarcane, Sweet Potatoes

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 tsp

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I have found that I really enjoy most teas from Malawi. I really appreciate What-cha for obtaining so many great teas from this location.
I think (for me) it might be the soil that the tea is grown in because I have yet to find a tea from Malawi that doesn’t have a rich deep earthy yet green flavor – and I can lose myself in the taste.
This tea is no exception. The flavor is of a warm dark soil yet sweet and slightly vegetal.
I like to brew this tea Gong Fu style, where I run close-to-boiling water over it in a flash steep and can get many cups out of a few pearls.

Flavors: Bok Choy, Dry Grass, Earth, Soybean, Sugarcane

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g

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drank Smoked Lapsang by white2tea
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Some of the best smoky lapsang I’ve ever had.
I really enjoy Lapsang Souchong – I have to be in the mood for it, but when I’m in the mood for it I CRAVE it.
This Lapsang is not too smoky; you can taste the leaf along with the smoke – providing a complex flavor that has not been overpowered. Well done.

Flavors: Campfire, Cherry Wood, Dark Bittersweet, Smoked, Toasty, Tobacco

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g

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So far, Dark Depth is my most favorite tea – only being rivaled by Crimson Lotus 2008 Bulang Imperial Grade Shou (which is long long gone).
As a coffee drinker, this tea comes as close to a ‘coffee replacement’ as reasonably possible.
This is my daily wake-me-up go-to tea. The flavor is quite rich and the soupy mouth feel nice and thick; it’s sweet and flavorful (and wow is the soup dark!!).
You get your moneys worth out of this tea – it steeps over and over again while maintaining that rich sweet nutty flavor.

Flavors: Nutty, Sweet, Wet Earth

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g

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This tea is an absolute pleasure.
I feel like it warms your entire body; maybe even the soul. It’s a great way to start the day on a cold chilly winter morning.
Little Lullaby responds well to gong fu style flash steeping and yields many many cups. I don’t think you can overheat this tea – it’s still sweet, even if the water is boiling.
It’s got a soft complexity that maintains through every cup yet it is never overpowering. Have I mentioned that I love this tea? I love this tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Dried Fruit, Sweet, Sweet, Warm Grass

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g

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drank 2018 Charlie by white2tea
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A W2T tea club only tea.
Waited about a year to really dig into this tea, and it aged very well.
This tea yields many sessions with just a few grams; providing complex flavor that changes over time with sweetness and depth.
One of my favorite shou puerhs – a daily drinker that I’m going to miss when it is gone.

Flavors: Camphor, Nutty, Sweet, Wet Earth, Wet Wood

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g

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