84 Tasting Notes
Very after-rain-woods earthy, with a bit of sweetness. There’s barely enough left in my pouch for a proper steeping, sadly. While great, nothing particularly stands out about this. Still a comforting evening accompaniment.
Huh, could’ve sworn I’d written a note about this, but Steepster may have eaten it. Didn’t keep a backup, so this’ll be a lot shorter than whatever I had originally.
First time drinking a sheng, I believe. Reminded me of yabao, which I really love. Crisp, bright, and sweet, with very slight astringency. Smooth, almost creamy. Very enjoyable!
I discovered a sample of this as I was rummaging through my tea trunk looking for a tea to drink. Gosh, I have so much tea…
I have to say, I always find Verdant’s black teas to be delicious, and this is no different. It’s like chocolate and sweet potato drizzled with honey with a hint of something kind of fruity near the end. Mmmm.
Picked up a sample of this a while back with my Adagio order to bump up to free shipping status.
Crisp, vegetal, hint of sweetness and a touch of smoke. Kind of reminiscent of the one gunpowder I had from Teavivre, but less smoky and a little sharper and fruitier. A nice and refreshing cup!
Got a sample of this with my order from Butiki a while back (thanks, Stacy!), finally got around to doing a sample sipdown today.
I think I’ve only had about three or four darjeelings ever (never had much of an opportunity to try them due to price and other teas distracting me), so I’m not going to give it a numerical rating. Plus, I’ve just been drinking this somewhat absentmindedly while studying for a midterm on Tuesday, hence the short note. A bit of astringency in the first steep, which mostly disappears with the second steep. Fruity/melon-y, bright, and crisp. I enjoyed it!
I think it’s been a while since I’ve had a Taiwanese oolong. I’d almost forgotten how delicate they were! Gongfu style brewing with a mason jar, strainer, and mug, since I’m too lazy to pull out my yixing (which I’ve sort of been using for black teas, anyway).
Very light and smooth, with almost no astringency. Has a slightly creamy or buttery mouthfeel. Sort of like velvet? I should probably brush up on my texture descriptors. Sweet, a tiny bit vegetal, also with a slight floral hint. Sort of reminds me of a mix of tieguanyin and jin xuan oolongs, but it’s been a while since I’ve had a tieguanyin so I can’t be certain.
Gosh, I need to get back to drinking more oolongs! But I should probably deal with my exploding tea trunk, first…
Whoops, I finished this ages ago and forgot to decupboard it. Apparently I forgot to write a note of it. :( I remember thinking it was tasty, though!
Nice, basic flavoured black tea. Kind of reminds me of a weakened version of coffee with hazelnut creamer, which, from reading the description, seems to be the point of the blend.
Overall, pleasant and probably good for mornings. Nothing mindblowing or surprising. A forthright, reliable tea, just like Captain Anderson.
When I first brewed this, I didn’t really like it, but it’s beginning to grow on me. Could be due to the seasons.
The cinnamon really overpowers most of the bergamot. The Irish Breakfast provides a strong base. Not bad.