204 Tasting Notes
7g / 120ml Yixing pot.
wash/25s/+15 per steeping.
Clear wuyi oolong taste. Somewhat like da hong pao but a little less intense, milder with more of a floral note. But still it is highly oxidized. Lighter roast.
Nice but VERY expensive. I will stick to da hong pao i think.
6g / 360ml banko-yaki kyusu, water kron kunzan tetsubin
2m @ 70c
Wonderfully sweet, floweryness mixed with som vegal and very slightly buttery and nutty notes.
Pure wonder just as the -12 harvest. The dry leaf is full of silver hairs. Beutiful!
My favorite non steamed green this year as well.
3.5g / 200ml glaspot
4:30m @ 100C
this is a very nice powerful cup. A little bit to much astringancy, will brew 3g @ 4m next time.
However the body has a very clean thickish sensation, the flavour is malty, full, slightly sweet.
Will have to make another cup to get all the flavours, this one went down in a jiffy with some homemade banana chocolate cake from last nights getogehter. :) Where i also managed to convince my friends to try a chai tea ^^
3g / 200ml glaspot
3m @ 100C
I always have high expectations on Arya estate teas. They seem to have a talent for producing superb teas.
The cup is bright golden and reminds me of forest honey. The smell is slightly nutty and sweet.
First sip reveals a veru clean flavourfull taste. the body is free from any dry grainyness. complex flavours, thee is some menthol/herb backed by nuttyness and a slight wellbalanced astringancy. This is by far the best second flush tea i´ve ever tasted. It is sublime! Perhaps there is some notes reminding me of applepeel. The aftertaste lingers without dry notes, only some sweet applepeel and astringancy.
WOW my whole mouth feels refreshed!
7g / 450ml Glazed ceramic pot.
5m @ 100C
Very powerful cup. Yet it is well balanced, malty with an astringancy that balances the sweet undertones of honey and ripe peach. Wonderful tea.
The is just a hint of a dry grainy feeling to the body, otherwise this tea would be a perfect cup. As it is very inexpensive I might get a bag of this ^^ Best assam i´ve tried so far.
3.5g / 200ml glaspot.
4m @ 100C
Slightly bitter, would have to try 90C perhaps.
The tea taste very badly to me compared to any AF ivé ever tried.
Its like a mix between light oxidized oolong and autumnflush darjeeling. flavour is dry, perhaps a bit ruined by my to hot/long steep.
The wet leaf are very nice, small whole leaves.
I will not finish of this sample.
5.5g / 220ml zhuni yixing
2:40m/4m @ 100C
Tried to use less leaf and longer steepings. first was about right in strenght, somewhat weak. second was much to weak.
will try 7g 3m/5m next time.
This purple varietal has a very uniqe taste. malty sharp with some astringancy and sweetness. Very well balanced flavour. It has actually improved with a year or so shelflife.
Will sample the heavier roast version next harvest.
10g / 360ml banko-yaki kyusu water from kunzan tetsubin
1m @ 75C
Decent green, very refreshing. Light and nutty, veggy. Been awhile since i´ve tried this one. The leaves smell fantastic. The flat shape is also very pleasing to the eyes.
Not to fond of greens, however Arya Emerald SF darjeeling is an exeption :)