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synth

(31 reviews)
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Organic Darjeeling from California Tea House

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 30th, 2010

aroma:
dry leaves: spicy. just a hint of fruity muscatel.
liquor: rich, faintly sweet

flavor: somewhat bitter, slightly astringent, very faintly sweet and fruity.

while this is a good tea, it's nothing special.

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Golden Monkey Paw from California Tea House

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 30th, 2010

note: this is the first golden monkey tea i've tried.

aroma and flavor: rich, nutty, woody.

this is quality, but i think there are cheaper and tastier teas out there.

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Big Red Robe from California Tea House

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: China

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 30th, 2010

note: this is the only da hong pao/red robe oolong i've tried.

aroma: rich, seriously malty, somewhat smokey.

flavor: similar to how it smells. rich, very malty, smokey, nutty. this is a tea with character. awesome.

this is another one of my favorite teas. somewhat pricey, although the fact that you can to...

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Yunnan Golden Buds from California Tea House

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 30th, 2010

note: this is the only yunnan golden tea i've tried

aroma:
dry leaves: mellow
liquor: warm, round, mellow

flavor: mellow and yet not weak. full. somewhat malty. very agreeable.

one of my favorite teas. somewhat pricey.

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Vanilla Creme Earl Grey from California Tea House

Style: Earl Grey Cream – Region: Blend

33 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 29th, 2010

appearance: a standard looking black tea with bits of blue and white plant matter mixed in ["we added bits of vanilla bean and sunflower petals"].

aroma: strong, citrus, sweet. predominantly lemon-like rather than the more orange-like smell of bergamot that i'm accustomed to. vanilla note also present.

flavor: j...

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Organic Lapsang Souchong from California Tea House

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

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 29th, 2010

note: this is the only lapsang souchong i've tried.

very powerful in both flavor and aroma. a very smokey smell. many people i've offered it to told me it smells like a camp fire. i definitely smell the terpenes (chemicals from the pine wood).

i am a big fan of this tea, but it is definitely not for everyone. ...

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Organic Silver Needle from California Tea House

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 29th, 2010

appearance: lives up to the name. dull green leaves covered with fine, silvery hairs.
post-brew: plump, meaty-looking pale green leaves that retain a half-fold [stem-wise].
a pretty tea.

this is a legitimate white tea. the liquor has a pale yellow-green color. virtually no bitterness even with extended brewing t...

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