135 Tasting Notes
Wow the nose of this is something I have never smelled on a roasted Dong Ding. This will be my 4th that I have tasted. Doing this in the gaiwan.
Smell: sweet brown sugar, coffee, a creamy nutty smell.
First Steep: After a quick rinse I do a 20 sec brew time to start things off. No much coming through, not as roasting as I would expect.
Smell: More coffee, and coconut coming off the gaiwan. Smells even better.
2nd Steep: Still not much on taste coming through. This tea is a lot lighter then I would expect.
So far I am intrigued I just wish it will give me a little more. Long steeping will hopefully change this.
Hmmm smell is nice and grassy in the packet. I made the mistake of brewing it in a gaiwan first..which I do not recommend. Afterwards I switched it to my little tea pot that has a fine mesh inside of it. A lot better experience.
The taste is sweet and grassy. A little creamy and finishes with the hazelnut note. I like it.
Well it has been awhile since I have written a tasting note. It has been a while since I really drank tea, so my taste buds are a little rusty.
I get a oily taste. The smell almost musky. I wish I could get the crisp apple taste like the description says, but Im not tasting that sadly.
Not my cup of tea sadly…