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Kyaukme Black Tea - CTC from Shan Valley

Style: Black Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

77 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 3rd, 2014

This tea smells really good! There are strong notes of malt, molasses, peanuts, honey and a touch of cherries at the finish. It is so rich and intense, this is a tea I would describe as heavy and bold, not so much light and brisk, it is not a 'wake you up' aroma, but more of a 'sensual lounge in a comfy chair' aroma.
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Pyin Green Tea from Shan Valley

Style: Green Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 2nd, 2014

The aroma is very rich, a savory blend of salty vegetable broth, sauteed mushrooms, and a buttery finish. There is pretty much no sweetness in this aroma, just rich savory goodness.

The first steep is subtle and complex. It starts out with sweet notes of marshmallow, this transitions into bamboo leaves, which in tur...

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Kokang Green Tea from Shan Valley

Style: Green Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 2nd, 2014

The aroma is quite umami (or savory if you are unfamiliar with the term) with strong notes of smoked mushrooms and vegetable broth. There is also an underlying sweetness with notes of honey and yeast. The aroma is interesting, it very much reminded me of mushrooms cooked over a grill, which I greatly enjoyed.

The fi...

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Shan Valley First Flush 2014 from Shan Valley

Style: Green Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 30th, 2014

he aroma of these fairly large leaves is an interesting blend of vegetal and sweet. There are notes of lettuce, asparagus, spinach, honey, and fresh cherry. The vegetal is much stronger than the sweet, which is more of a finishing aroma.

The first steep is quite subtle and vegetal. It starts out like citrus and fres...

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Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley

Style: Green Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 24th, 2014

The aroma of the rather large dried leaves is both nutty and vegetal, mixing roasted peanuts and chestnuts with the aroma of spinach and a touch of kelp. There is a finish of smokiness

The taste is a bit bitter, like kale, in fact the vegetal tastes in this tea are like a blend of cooked spinach and kale. There is o...

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Black Tea - CTC from Shan Valley

Style: Black Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 21st, 2014

The aroma of the tea is quite rich and invigorating, blending strong sweet malty notes with rich nuttiness. It reminds me a bit of the aroma of a strongly nutty coffee, or even one of those fancy coffee tea blends that I have tried once or twice. There is a finishing aroma of roasted peanuts. The aroma of this tea cert...

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Valley Green Tea from Shan Valley

Style: Green Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

73 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 20th, 2014

The aroma of the dry leaves is very kelpy and reminiscent of the sea air with a slight vegetal hint of spinach. The wet leaves are still quite kelpy and vegetal but now there is a fruity sweetness. The liquid smells like kelp and brackish water, which I find fantastic.

First is the initial kelp taste with a hint of ...

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Shan First Flush Green from Shan Valley

Style: Green Tea – Region: Burma (Myanmar)

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 20th, 2014

The aroma of this tea is a blend of vegetal and kelp, mixing seaweed, lettuce, and spinach with a distinct vegetation aroma. The leaves smell like food and nature. The wet leaves smell like a blend of kelp and kale with a spritz of citrus and a surprise note of teaberry. The liquid sans leaves smells vegetal with a fin...

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