25 Tasting Notes
So I’ve had this Pu-erh for a while. I ran out of my Adagio samples so I’m resorting to this while I wait for my Verdant order to come in. (So excited!)
Not so bad! I rinsed my leaves this time and it made it much better.
Smoky, earthy and slightly sweet for my first steep. I’ll update for my other steeps later.
Hopefully the sweetness and malty-ness will come out in my next steeps.
I’m brewing it in a 2-cup teapot with 3-teaspoons of Pu-erh.
It’s a little weaker at the finish than I’d hoped. I want it a bit stronger.
Down to the last bits of this. :)
Got to a late start this morning before my typography class.
Stuck with Bigelow this morning from the cafeteria. Tasted alright with some half and half and sugar. Still nothing special and it kind of had a sour taste near the finish. Eww.
Trying this one iced. Turning out to be a little too light, but it’s nice and refreshing. Quite soft, the jasmine isn’t as strong.
I just had 8 cups of this tea. Haha, easy to do with my Zojirushi heater.
It can withstand 4 steeps but really you should only steep this tea 3 times max. Otherwise the last steep tastes like weak and watery chicken stock.
Watch out for over-steeping too, 3:30-45 should be the limit on your first steep, especially if you’re getting down to the crumbs and shake. Bleh anything over that and no bueno.
Hope you guys are having a good day~ Anything interesting going on? :)
I changed my rating I love this tea so much! I can’t get enough of it, I want to bathe in this stuff.
Going on my FIFTH steep today of the same leaves. Holy Hojicha! That’s a lot of Pouchong! “Damn gurl yo leaves still got dat flavaa!” – me. I’m sipping it as you read~
I’m getting low on my sample of this and I have to fork out some money to get a tin or I’ll have withdrawals. No, I’m not kidding it’s love. If Pouchong were a person I’d bake it a cake and give them a kissu.
Yes. Ahh. It’s a warm hug in a cup, it really is.
So I’ve been seeing people on here posting little things about their lives as they tealog, I guess I’ll jump on the bandwagon.
So I had an exam in my physical anthropology class today. Ugh ugh ugh. That class sucks, the tests are always super hard too. But I think that I survived it, with a B I’m hoping.
Then my friend started acting weird today. He’s suddenly uncomfortable with this other guy that we all hang out with coming to my house, weird. I told him that I wasn’t going to uninvite him, I trust the guy and everyone else including him is going to be there anyways. Ugh, his panties are in a knot because the other guy has a couple different interests than all of us. Seriously? Grow up man! We’re in college!
Sorry for the vent. Pouchong’s helping me relax though. :)
Tell me if I shouldn’t post this in here and I’ll edit it.
See ya cuties!
So here’s the deal. I’m new to white tea, so I had to go through a few steeping tests with this before I felt comfortable enough to Tealog it. (Quality guys. Naw, not really it’s just my naiveTEA.)
Getting back to the cha, it’s silky sweet. It’s almost like a sweet-hay nectar. The smell of the dry leaves reveal most of its character. It’s just so fresh and sweet, it’s not as fragile and light as I thought that it would be. This white has some oomph.
First, I can taste a fresh rush of sweet floral notes, then the honey-nectar sinks in, leaving a sweet hay flavor in the finish. Very clean, very complex, not wimpy! This tea is comfort in a cup.
I think this was a great first experience with a white tea. I usually get at least 2, if not 3 good steeps from it. I’m dying to try the “White Peony” now~ ahaha.
Last Words: Great soft sweetness. Has a strong-ish hay flavor near the end. Solid cup(s) of cha, though it does fade a bit after the first steep.
This is becoming a favorite, I’m considering re-ordering this when I have the chance. It’s just so great and complex, loving it!
I got to my third steep this time and it’s faintly spicy~ Great brew.
I finally got around to measuring my new little one-person teapot that I bought from Daiso. I found out that it’s actually equal to 2 cups so now I can steep way better. I love it, the pot works great for this Pouchong.
Drank it this morning and realized that the steep time is pretty forgiving. A bit mellow on the second steep, it was nice. Nice and quick cup of cha. :)
Every time I drink this jasmine I think of the fujian jasmine pearls that I want to try from Adagio. They’re so fuzzy, tiny and cute! I want to tickle them. Haha, I’m not that weird I promise. Maybe.
Anyways, this cup got me awake this morning. I’m feeling good today. ;)
This is the first Pouchong that I’ve ever tasted and prepared, so I was a bit nervous about the steeping since I knew that this was a lighter Oolong. But no fear, I figured it out and I really enjoy this tea!
First off, the leaves alone have a sweet, fresh and slighty milky scent; very light and bright. I also have to note that the color of the leaves is beautiful, ranging from deep jade to a forest green. The way that the leaves are rolled and dried give it a pretty pinched texture that unfurls to reveal broad, dark green leaves.
My first steeping brought out a very pale yellow infusion. I feel that this tea has a “springtime” essence to it, it’s delicate in flavor but also sweet and creamy smooth. It has a slight roasted note in the the background that just kind of slips in near the finish. Fresh and sweet taste.
On my second steeping the leaves were able to unfurl fully. I steeped it at 195F again at 4:10 minutes. The second time around gave it a much stronger finish that really brought out a sweet, milky roasted flavor; however the tea still kept its light and delicate qualities.
I think that two steeps is probably the limit for this Pouchong because I could tell that it was right on the cusp of turning bitter.
Last Words: This is a delicate “springtime” tea with sweet and milky qualities. Very light, very smooth.