25 Tasting Notes
I finally have my 8oz bulk of this. It’s still just as amazing as before~ I can really taste the coconut notes this time though, very smooth and nice!
Not sure if this tea is for me unfortunately. Oh well, it was worth the experience!
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I love love love this black tea! I usually don’t go for blacks other than an occasional Earl Grey, but this tea makes me want to try more blacks because this is my favorite sample from them so far.
I’m most likely going to re-order this or try their Golden Yunnan Fleece tea. We’ll see, but I’m loving the rich roastiness and smooth mouthfeel!
So complex and so delicious. Even my mom is a fan. Haha.
Last Words: Black tea skeptics beware, Laoshan Black will knock yer socks off! Great tea!
I just had two mugs of this. It turns out that the second steep needs to be 175*F at three minutes just like the first steep.
But I’m considering bringing my steeping time for this tea down to 2:30 minutes on my next bag.
There’s less astringency with a lower temperature, but the tea does cool sort of fast because of it. I think I should have warmed my mug up a bit more.
On my 2nd steep today. I have so much of this tea I don’t know how I’ll use it all. Haha
I’m getting sweet, earthy, soil flavors this time. Pretty nice for the evening.
The dry herbs smell like caramel and vanilla wheat. Great dry aroma.
The steeped tea initially smells somewhat like caramel pee. Ahah yeah, but no need to worry it definitely does not taste like pee!
The chamomile is so soft and light in this tea, it’s very nice for people like me who don’t really care for herbals or strong herbal flavors.
It’s got almost a honey-like finish, and I love the hay/wheat aftertaste. That’s probably because I love barley teas like Boricha (Mugicha) which is a Korean tea.
Last words: Great herbal for those looking for a lighter and mellow herbal taste that still retains a nice sweetness.
The third steep of this tea is a good place for me, I’m liking it a little weaker surprisingly. The smokiness is dissipating and the earthy sweetness is coming out more. It’s much nicer and smoother.
Yum moment from this tea finally. :D
I’ve actually made this tea a few times already but I’m pretty disappointed/meh about this one. At least it was free with my order. Haha
Not enough peachy-ness and the oolong was surprisingly bland. It never rounds out into a deep richness like the dry smell suggests. Instead it leaves you waiting for a sweet richness that doesn’t come around, it just fades into flat blandness with a very slight hint of peach.
Last words: Don’t be fooled be the amazing peachy and chocolaty scent of the dry leaves. This tea really doesn’t have much else to offer.
(Maybe I’ll make them into scent-sachets for my clothing drawers.)