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Member since May. 9th, 2010. Reviewed 75 teas.

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Jing Mai Moonlight White from Life in Teacup

Style: Moonlight White – Region: Lancang, Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 7th, 2011

Alex and I had very different experiences with this tea.I was only able to brew this once and I did so, following Gingko's instructions of water just off the boil, for about 1.5 minutes. I was totally surprised that the liquor was so dark, it looked like black tea, The aroma was on the nutty/vegetal end , with a slig...

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Golden Osmanthus Oolong (Huang Jin Gui) traditional style from Life in Teacup

Style: Golden Osmanthus – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 26th, 2010

I am still feeling my way with Oolongs, so I followed Directions and brewed this at about 205 for about 2 minutes. There was a light flowery scent that flowed right into a soft flowery taste, that just skims over your tongue. I want to experiment with different times and temps to see how that might change.

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Keemun (Qimen) Black Tea Grade II from Life in Teacup

Style: Keemun – Region: Anhui, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 23rd, 2010

In spite of this not being the top grade, it is a wonderful tea, a bit - very tiny bit - smokey, but winey and deep, with some roasted overtones. Very satisfying.

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Snowflake on Green Lake (Bi Tan Piao Xue) Jasmine Green from Life in Teacup

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Sichuan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Oct. 4th, 2010

I can't say enough good about this tea. It is lovely to look at, to smell and to taste. An absolutely superb jasmine, well worth every penny you spend on it. It is delicate, but gives a full mouth feel. The scent is easily the best, as is the taste and I do love Jasmine teas.

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