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White Peony (Pai Mu Tan) from Adagio Teas

Style: White Peony Tea – Region: Fujian, China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
May. 29th, 2015

The aroma of the fluffy leaves is pretty mild, you really need to sniff hard to detect much of an aroma, but when you do there are notes of cucumbers, melons, and a hint of paper and sage.

The taste is, well, you know, it is ok. Nothing to jump up and down about, it starts off with mild notes of cucumber and celery,...

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Jin Jun Mei from Teasenz

Style: Black Tea – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
May. 15th, 2015

The aroma of the delicately curling buds is super rich, with notes of malt, and different layers of woodiness. There are hints of sweet pine sap, cedar, and a pinch of sandalwood, it is very aromatic, not as sweet as some Jin Jun Meis I have experienced, but still pretty intense. The finishing note is a whiff of molas...

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Red Robe Da Hong Pao from Teasenz

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
May. 5th, 2015

This tea smells really good, in fact I will go out on a limb and say this is the sweetest Da Hong Pao I have ever sniffed! There are strong notes of rich cocoa, hovering between dark and milk chocolate, toss in the notes of baking biscuits, moderate notes of slightly fruity pipe tobacco and autumn leaves, and finish of...

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Tangerine Blossom Red from Shang Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Fujian, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
Mar. 15th, 2015

The aroma of the leaves is nothing short of decadent, it blends rich cocoa, roasted peanut, and a tiny dried cherry note with intense heady tangerine blossoms. Me being me, I have spent a lot of time sniffing citrus flowers, tangerine flowers are one of my favorite because they are so heady, blending citrus notes with ...

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Fujian Wuyi Big Red Robe 'Da Hong Pao' Oolong Tea from What-Cha

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Dec. 3rd, 2014

First off I can say that the dry leaves have a very rich aroma, a blend of char and sweet fruit, it reminds me of peaches and plums cooked over a grill and allowed to get that really yummy char and caramelized sugar aroma. There is also a distant aroma of orchids and a touch of tobacco, the finish has a slightly yeast...

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Fujian Qi Lan Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea from What-Cha

Style: Qi Lan Oolong – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
Nov. 19th, 2014

the aroma of the dried leaves is certainly a Yancha, I notice the tobacco and char notes that are so familiar, but they are much milder and joined by dried cherry and flowers, specifically hyacinths. Many rock oolongs are sweet, this one takes it too a whole new level, much like combining a Dan Cong and a Yancha for ul...

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Nonpareil Anxi Yun Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Nov. 18th, 2014

The aroma is richly roasted, as expected, with notes of char, roasted chestnuts, walnuts, pecans...this is a nutty tea! Finish that off with a distant orchid aroma and you have a very intense aroma, I do suggest sitting down if sniffing this tea.

That is a smooth start, smooth and rich, it begins with chestnuts and ...

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Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake 2013 from TeaVivre

Style: Shou Mei – Region: Fuding, Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 14th, 2014

The aroma is sweet, like a rich blend of muscatel and honey, in fact it reminds me a bit of honey wine (specifically the Grecian Honeyed Wine I used to make when I could imbibe in my younger days) with a nice finish of hay.

The taste, oh man, it is so sweet! I feel like I am drinking tea that tastes like mown hay, f...

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Organic Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) from TeaVivre

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 9th, 2014

The aroma of these adorable silver fuzzy leaves is like a field of wildflowers, there are notes of fresh vegetation, hay, flower nectar, and wildflowers. There are also notes of honey, sweet corn, and lettuce. Silver Needle is a complex yet delicate smelling pile of leaves, I have always enjoyed that about it.

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Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao) from Kedocay

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 3rd, 2014

There are notes of coal, honey, orchids, a tiny touch of cocoa, and a finish of yeasty bread. I absolutely love teas that have a smokey or empyreumatic (if you want to impress your friends) aroma, to me they are one of the most comforting aromas you can get.

The first steep puts me in a happy place, it is one of the...

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Yi Fu Chun from Yezi Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Jul. 28th, 2014

Oh my that is a pleasant and heavy aroma, it seems the leaves collected the dense and heavy feeling of fog rather than the wispy one. There are notes of oak wood, molasses, cocoa, and a touch of smoke. It is intense, not sweet, but more like a rich molasses cookie and cocoa powder.

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Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea Fujian from TeaVivre

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Jun. 26th, 2014

The aroma of this tea is a blend of sweetness and smoke. There are notes of baking bread, honey, tobacco, coal, and a finishing hint of cocoa. It is quite a fascinating aroma that is well balanced.

The first steep starts out sharply sweet, like honey coated tobacco with a strong note of coal. There is a great blend ...

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Sleeping Dragon Green from Simple Loose Leaf

Style: Green Tea – Region: Fujian, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Jun. 6th, 2014

The aroma is a blend of chestnut, green bean, and spinach. It reminds me of a very vegetal oolong, or like an oolong tea and a green tea had a clandestine affair and this tea is the result. The aroma is a bit faint, but the notes are pleasant.

The first steep is fairly delicate with notes of toasted sesame and nutty...

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Lapsang Souchong Smoky Black Tea (Yan Xun Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong) from TeaVivre

Style: Lapsang Souchong – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Jun. 1st, 2014

The aroma is very much so a pine smoke heavy black tea, lots of pine smoke goodness and a rich malt. There are also notes of molasses and roasted peanuts which blends really well with the pine resin and smoke.

The first steep is quite smooth and very light. The taste is subtly sweet with notes of pine sap and sweet ...

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Anxi Tie Guan Yin from Teasenz

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
May. 8th, 2014

the aroma of this tea is heavenly, richly floral and very heady. I would go so far as to say the orchid and gardenia floral aroma is so intense that it is intoxicating, I might need to lay down. It is very sweet, like honey and flower nectar which is fitting with the intensity of the floral. This might actually have th...

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Jin Jun Mei Black Tea from Yezi Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Fujian, China

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 12th, 2014

The aroma of the dry leaves is sharply sweet and a bit fruity, specifically a bit muscatel, there are strong notes of cocoa, caramelized sugar, orchids, and oak wood. It is a rich and bright aroma that wafts from the leaves, and certainly quite sweet. I would say that the aroma is one of the more sweeter Chinese black ...

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Tie Guan Yin Master Grade Oolong Tea from Yezi Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 12th, 2014

The aroma of this Tie Guan Yin is nothing short of heavenly, very floral and sweet. I mainly notice orchids and honeysuckles but for an extra treat I can pick out the aroma of scuppernongs.

I was able to get four steepings out of this tea. The taste starts out very floral, primarily orchids with a hint of lilac, it ...

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Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Black Tea – Region: Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 12th, 2014

The aroma is very fruity, strong notes of juicy plums with a side of roasted peanuts and a faint malt at the finish. I really want to make sure everyone knows this tea is very fruity, almost surprisingly so! It does not smell at all like a flavored tea, but like someone placed a plate of sliced plums right next to the ...

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White Peony King from Shang Tea

Style: White Peony Tea – Region: Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Feb. 11th, 2014

The aroma is quite mild evoking fresh vegetation and early springtime with a hint of floral. Brewed the leaves have the aroma of minerals, vegetation, and sage. The liquid also has notes of sage and smells incredibly clean.

The taste is mild (I have used that word a lot with this tea!) and a bit citrusy. There are ...

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Caramel Apple Oolong from 52 Teas

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: Fujian, China

50 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Jan. 20th, 2014

The aroma smells nothing like apples or caramel, it smells like melons. I really do not like melons. Once brewed the melon smell dies down and there are notes of apples and caramel.

I am going to start this by saying I like the Oolong base, it is rich and sweet with caramel notes (ok that actually could be from the ...

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Hand Picked Autumn Tieguanyin from Verdant Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Dec. 17th, 2013

The aroma mixes honey, orchids, lilacs, nuttiness, and freshly mown hay. The brewed leaves have the aroma of fresh vegetation and heady flowers with a slight note of chestnut.

The taste is mild and gentle, it tastes like a cup of warm honey suckle nectar with an aftertaste of chestnuts.

The second steep is simil...

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Earl of Anxi from Verdant Tea

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Dec. 3rd, 2013

The aroma of this tea is a fantastic blend of the different ingredients in this tea, no one aroma is dominant and they are well balanced. It is nothing short of exotic. The brewed tea is equally delicious blending floral, citrus, saffron, and frankincense.

The taste is delicious mixing honey and fruity sweetness wi...

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White Monkey from Single Origin Teas

Style: Green Tea – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Oct. 18th, 2013

The aroma of this delightfully fuzzy tea is initially citrus sweet but also has notes of papery. I know, papery is an odd thing to say about a tea's aroma but to me it smells like artisan Washi and very pleasant. There are also notes of cedar and fresh greenery. Once the tea is steeped it takes on the aroma of artichok...

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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 17th, 2013

The aroma is very mild and lovely, a mixture of green, roasted, and honeysuckles. It reminds me of the way my kitchen smells after I make my own Hojicha.

The taste is mild for a Ti Kuan Yin and more green than floral. The initial taste is a toasty green with hints of floral, as the taste fades you are left with swe...

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Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin - Iron Goddess - Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Jun. 27th, 2013

When I was a little girl I spent a large portion of summer surrounded by Honeysuckles and sampling their delightful nectar, the aroma is very comforting and nostalgic to me. When I opened the packet of this tea I was immediately inundated with the smell of honeysuckles. Combine the aroma with the vibrant green color of...

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