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Sheng

(4 reviews)
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Red Robe Da Hong Pao from Teasenz

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

95 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 25th, 2017

It's kind of strange that I've had so many Dan Cong oolongs in my life, but no oolong from Wuyishan. I guess that's because of my Chaozhou background. Given the fame of Dahongpao, I guess it's about time to try it out!

According to the vendor it's a 'banyan' type, meaning it's harvested near the scenic area of Wuyis...

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West Lake Dragon Well Tea Long Jing from Teasenz

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: Zhejiang, China

89 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 25th, 2017

The dry leaves released a great roasty aroma when I opened the bag. I couldn't wait but to steep a cup of this great looking green tea in my glass gaiwan.

I cooked water and let it cool down for 2 minute. I can't really say what temperature it is, I tend to steep tea more based on my 'feeling'. And I like it that wa...

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Xin Yang Mao Jian from Teasenz

Style: Mao Jian Green Tea – Region: Xinyang, Henan, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
May. 16th, 2017

The appearance of this green tea is dark green. The dry leaves smell amazing. It’s like seaweed.

After brewing I can see that it consists mainly out of small young leaves as well as some one bud one leaf pickings.

This is a pretty strong tea. The flavour reminds me of a biluochun. It’s vegetal, seaweed-like, ...

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First Flush Longjing from Teasenz

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: Zhejiang, China

92 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 16th, 2017

I’ve prepared this longjing in a glass and steeped it with water around 80C. It’s more a grandpa style of brewing, but I like it this way with Longjing.

The first brew is delicious. It has the usual nutty and toasty characteristics, but not too strong. The flavour isn’t as vegetal as most green teas, which I l...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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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
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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Himalayan Black Tartary Buckwheat Tea- Soba Tea From Daliangshan from Teasenz

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 8th, 2015

I am such a sucker for roasted and grainy smelling/tasting things, so this is going to be right up my alley. The aroma is is like a big bowl of cereal without the milk, like sweet roasted grain, baking bread, and honey. In fact, it honestly reminds me of Honey Nut Cheerios, a grain heavy aroma, but with a distinct hone...

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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
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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SarsyPie

(119 reviews)
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Wild Orange Pu'er from Teasenz

Style: Flavored Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 30th, 2014

Method: 1.5 tsp, 8 oz, 205 degrees, 1.5 min, Forlife brew in mug strainer

Dry Leaf Aroma: mildly earthy

Brewing Aroma: mushrooms and cinnamon

Flavor: mushrooms and dirt, with a hint of citrus so subdued, you repeatedly ask yourself if it's really there. The mushrooms and dirt are also mild, but contrary to w...

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Wild Jujube from Teasenz

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 18th, 2014

Method: 2 tsp @ 205 degrees in 8 oz, grandpa style

Aroma: Dry and Steeping aromas smell sweet and candy-like. These are a type of date, and that's just what they smell like.

Flavor: I added a little rock sugar from the start because in my mind, date tea should be sweet. It was only 1/2 tsp or so, and the s...

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Jin Jun Mei from Teasenz

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

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 17th, 2014

Method: 1.5 tsp @ 208 degrees in 8 oz, 4 minutes, French Press

Dry Leaf Aroma: Cocoa and light malt

Brewing Aroma: Strongly malty

Flavor: I was really hoping to pick up some of the honey flavor from the description, or at least some sweetness, but this was pretty neutral. I enjoyed the malty flavors, and I...

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Alishan Milky Oolong Tea from Teasenz

Style: Milky Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 16th, 2014

It's not milky, but it is excellent.

Method: 1.5 tsp at 200 degrees, 3 min, French Press

Dry Leaf Aroma: Sweet fruits, melon

Brewing Aroma: Same

Flavor: I don't taste any of the usual milk flavors, and this doesn't seem especially creamy to me. That being said, I think it's an excellent tea. It's swee...

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Amanda

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Xin Yang Mao Jian from Teasenz

Style: Mao Jian Green Tea – Region: Xinyang, Henan, China

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 13th, 2014

When I snipped open the little pouch this tea came in and gave it a good sniff, the first thing I noticed is how brothy, almost meaty the leaves smell, how intriguing! Once I poured the leaves I planned on steeping into my official sniffing dish, the leaves still retained their hint of broth, but it became more of a ve...

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Ming Qian Huang Shan Mao Feng from Teasenz

Style: Mao Feng Green Tea – Region: Huangshan, Anhui, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 13th, 2014

The aroma is sweet, a blend of delicate cherry and a delicate floral and fresh vegetation. Sniffing this tea reminds me of the aroma of spring rain and refreshing cool air, it is very evocative and delicate.

The first thing that strikes me after my first sip of the first steep is how refreshing it is, I feel revita...

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Anji White Tea- Anji Bai Cha from Teasenz

Style: Anji Bai Cha – Region: Anji, Zhejiang, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 11th, 2014

The aroma is very delicate and very fresh, a mellow blend of fruit like sweetness and roasted chestnuts. Of course there is a vegetal presence, it is one of green beans and fresh vegetation, there is also a delicate hint of flowers at the finish. This tea smells wonderful, it has my favorite aspects of a delicate Chine...

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Snow Chrysanthemum Flower Tea- Xue Ju Hua Cha from Teasenz

Style: Chrysanthemum Tea – Region: China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 9th, 2014

The aroma is a strange yet not unpleasant blend of strawflowers, dill weed, cocoa, fresh flowers, caramel, and raw honey. It is really complex, I found myself sniffing the flowers for quite a while just trying to pick out all the notes and see how they blend together.

This tea is surprisingly rich for a floral tea, ...

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Mini Pu'erh Tea Bar from Teasenz

Style: Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 9th, 2014

The aroma a great blend of sweetness, wet leather, peat, forest floor, and a touch of that slightly metallic market place aroma that I have come to love in ripe pu erh.

The first impressions of the first steep, dense. Not in a 'this is a tea that is not passing its physics class' but more like 'this forest is very ...

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Ginseng Vitality Oolong from Teasenz

Style: Ginseng Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 8th, 2014

I found the aroma to be very green, like bamboo leaves and herbaceous like dill weed. There is also earthiness and the aroma of baked bread with a slight undertone of sweetness. The ginseng is an odd smelling herb, it gives a slight muskiness to the already herbaceous aroma.

The taste is strange yet good, it is the ...

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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
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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West Lake Dragon Well Tea Long Jing from Teasenz

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: Zhejiang, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 8th, 2014

The aroma of the leaves is very rich and vegetal, like asparagus or even green bean casserole. There is also a hint of chestnut, an even smaller hint of pepper, and sweetness as an afterthought. This tea smells delicious and is making me more than a little hungry.

The taste is very smooth and mild, I am amazed how c...

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