921 Tasting Notes
Honey Black Tea Premium Small Yellow Tips – shrug, dunno but sounds good – so I ordered some. It was REALLY cheap.
OMG!!!! and it’s REALLY GOOD!!! Yep honey, sweet, black tea. Not your typical cocoa – malty Chinese black. This is a little lighter, but it’s a fantastic black tea with a hint of honey. Western Steeped – just off boil for about 2.5 minutes. Soooooo yummy. Can’t wait to try this one gong fu….
ETA: Ok there is some chocolate/cocoa notes here as it cools. It deepens – get bolder as it cools. This is a great tea!!!
I’m not sure this is the correct tea to be logging on, but I’m too lazy to add a new one. This is what I am drinking:
It is FABULOUS – it’s as good as any of the big brand name bilouchun and it’s really inexpensive. It you like any of the golden snail teas out there but not the price, I suggest you take a look at this one. It is just SO GOOD!!!!!
This is the third tea from my order. I was drinking it hot last night and then put some in the fridge to cold steep, which is what I’m drinking now…..
Hot – I really really really didn’t like this. Tangerine – nope, Mango – nope, Raspberry – nope, coconut – ok I got that – way too much of it. This was just a little bitter, a little acidic, something weird that I’m just calling sharp, a little citrus and a whole lot of coconut. Not to my taste at all. I didn’t finish the cup…
Cold – better, but not much. There is still not at all what I thought it would be. Orange coconut – that’s what I’m mostly getting. There is still some of that weird sharp taste.
Sorry – nope, this is a total miss for me. :((
Second tea from my order…….
I was really excited when I saw the listing for this one. I’m not the biggest maple fan (I know it’s almost against the law here in Canada) and most pancake teas are maple something. This is Banana Nut Vanilla Butter Pancake. That makes me happy.
I like this – I really like this, but as others have commented I think it needs more banana. The banana flavor is really nice and should shine more.
There has been some conversation about the base in this one. I actually like it. I think there is just a hint of astringency and that helps cut the sweetness, it helps with the balance. I also like the mouth feel. Bold and thick aren’t the right words, but this isn’t thin and weak – it’s just right. Something about the mouth feel helps with the buttery aspect of this.
I’m rambling – Nutty, buttery, hint of vanilla, some banana, nice base. Really good – could be amazing with more banana.
Just a note – this is a really heavy tea, there isn’t much in the 1oz bag. That’s not a criticism – I’m just saying that there are lots of nut chunks in here making it heavy. If you want lots to play with order 2oz. :)
My order arrived today!!!! YAY!!!! I placed that order because of the reviews of this tea.
I’m just going to agree with the others. ABSOLUTELY FRICKEN’ FANTASTIC
3tsp/16oz 95C 4.5 minutes That’s what I did.
Dark chocolate, coffee, cherry – that’s what I’m getting – in that order. Lots of slightly bitter dark chocolate, some coffee, and then a really nice hint of cherry at the back. And it’s CHERRY not cough syrup. I’m not getting much oolong, but there is some roasty toasty goodness in here – that could be the oolong or it could be the hojicha. Doesn’t matter, it’s well balance and so yummy. I’m a very, very happy camper.
(Having to stop myself from rushing back to the site to order more – need to try the others I got first – there may be others that I will need more of….)
Interesting this is the second sheng I’ve had this week that I really like. Either my tastes are changing OR I’ve finally learned how to steep sheng for my tastes OR I’ve just gotten lucky and chosen a couple of good ones.
This is really nice. It’s a little astringent but not really bitter. It’s nice and light but has some really nice earthy notes. I am finding some stone fruit and a little hay. Not really green, not really grassy. Nice balanced young sheng. And the color is amazing…..
The leaves of this tea are just beautiful – really golden and fuzzy. It’s just ok for my tastes. Really sweet potatoe – pretty starchy. Those aren’t my favorite notes in Yunnan blacks.
Nce but not a necessary rebuy.
Couldn’t find it in the data base…
2011 Organic Premium Yunnan Aged Tree Pu’erh Streetshop88
I received a sample of this with my last Verdant order. Thank you.
I don’t drink a lot of sheng. I’m trying hard to like it, but most young sheng is too bitter for me. The older ones seem too musty. I have a ton that I haven’t tried and keep avoiding them. Tonight I pulled this one out. Really happy that I did.
This is awesome – almost perfect for my tastes. It’s really mellow and smooth – zero bitterness. It’s just a hint earthy, a touch of grass/hay, and a little something that I’m relating to white wine. I really really like this one.