OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

"Official Tea Tasting Initiative" Teas shared & discussed.

Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby teaskeptic » Oct 22nd, '10, 13:21

Tasting #2 now and it's my favorite so far. Wholesome and full in flavor, but leaves my mouth a little bit dry. But hey, that's why there is a #1.

I also had two sessions with #3 and it was my least favorite of the bunch. There was a flavor gap in the middle and back of the tongue that made the tea taste and feel very empty.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby TwoPynts » Oct 26th, '10, 14:47

I had #1 again and I am still not sure how to place it with the others. Without a doubt it is a quality, well-rounded TGY, but I'm not sure I'd pay the premium price for it. Very enjoyable aroma, good longevity, and mouthfeel/flavor. Slightly vegetal, but still sweet with a great catch in the back of the throat and lingering aftertaste.

I discovered something interesting though. For the eight infusion yesterday I let it steep for about 1/2 hour. I didn't have time to drink it before leaving work so I put it in a mug and covered it with clear wrap and refrigerated it. This morning I drank it cold, and it was like drinking a very refreshing, lightly sweet melon infused tincture. Perhaps someone else could try this and see if they get the same impression. I wouldn't use this tea for iced tea, but the experience was interesting.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby David R. » Oct 27th, '10, 03:17

TGY makes by far the best iced tea I know of. Very refreshing. Sometimes cold brews are very interesting and I certainly never finish a tea session without letting the leaves brew for several hours. The result is often quite rewarding.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby qiao2zhi4 » Nov 3rd, '10, 05:43

yippiehappyayehhh!
last but not least ...
i got the #6 parcel right now ...
:D

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 3rd, '10, 09:58

qiao2zhi4 wrote:yippiehappyayehhh!
last but not least ...
i got the #6 parcel right now ...
:D


Oh my, that took a long time to reach you ...but it did reach you! :)

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby IPT » Nov 3rd, '10, 11:25

I'm sorry it took so long. I truly hope you enjoy it!

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby Victoria » Nov 3rd, '10, 11:52

My rating: I really hesitated in trying #5 since I started with #1. I preferred #2. But #5 was actually very nice. I really liked it second best.

So my rating is #2 - #5 - #4 - #3 - #1

Thanks IPT for your generous donation that made this this tasting possible,
you are awesome! And thanks to Chip for all the work in packaging, coordinating and presenting! Also of course to Adagio for supplying the sample bags and allowing the freedom to pursue these OTTIs.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby Chip » Nov 4th, '10, 20:58

Thanks everyone for posting!

Currently enjoying #1. Very nice indeed! I quite liked them all. I hope everyone else has!

Thanks IPT for a great OTTI TGY experience.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby IPT » Nov 4th, '10, 21:27

Thank you Victoria and Chip. You are most welcome!

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 5th, '10, 09:57

Brewing up the last of the #5 right now. Thanks again IPT (and Chip)!

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby teaskeptic » Nov 5th, '10, 16:49

Just finished the last of my #1.

My most to least favorites: 1, 2, 4, 5, 3

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby the_economist » Nov 6th, '10, 22:40

rounding out the OTTI with #1 again (i did 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 twice over).

The second rounds were different! I think i was more consistent in my brewing plus i began with lower temperatures.

i must admit, while #3 still edged out #2, #1 became much nicer to me!

so my rating would be 1, 3, 2 and 4/5.

big thank you to IPT n Chip!

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby nickE » Nov 13th, '10, 14:45

Brewed up the second half of #1 again today, just as good as before. :mrgreen:

teaskeptic wrote:My most to least favorites: 1, 2, 4, 5, 3

+1 this is also my rating.

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Re: OTTI Round 6 TGY, however you spell it.

Postby wolfrb » Dec 20th, '10, 15:03

Took me forever to sit down and give this the time it deserved.
My first round went like this in order from favorite to least favorite.
2-1-4-3-5
It was pretty tough ranking them when they were tasted over a couple of hours.
The next one I'll have to figure out a way to taste them side by side.

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