18 Tasting Notes
I pulled a single mini Tou Cha from my Pu Erh stash, which I think is this tea, judging by the labels on the wrap. I washed it well, and made the first steeping at about 40sec. It was dark in color, this tea seems to be a one that keeps on giving. Rich and earthy, it has some bitter notes, but they seem to decapitate with the later steeping. Its quite silky and mouth watering, but a bit flavorless. I add some sugar for sweetness.
Oh boy, I think this is getting added to the list of all time Faves! It is delicious. I love Assam teas and this one has a strong influence of it, but the blend offers a sweeter, richer aroma. I had to do a double take the first time I smelled it. Wow, it smells like honey, raisins, melted sugar, gosh if melted gold had a smell this is what it would smell like, hah. If I inhale deeper I can separate the smell of Assam and the hints of Jasmine, and something sweet. So I steeped it strong (how I usually like my black teas) and on the second steeping added some rock sugar, it is delicious. It really seems to be a high quality blend, with lovely large, dark leaves and produces a dark golden, color of honey liquor. Awesome experience, like drinking pure honey, mind blown! Love it.
I’m really enjoying this one. I got it as a sample with my order from Mandala, thank you for that. It has a lovely balance to it and a nice silky mouthfeel, that was probably the first thing I noticed. It is smooth and savory not too strong and very pleasant. I was actually drinking it quite fast, I gulped 5 cups in like and hour… lol. Nutty, creamy, mushroomy and earthy, with a fantastic mouthfeel.
Sipping on this tea this lovely morning. Its a quite interesting blend. Sticky rice flavored Pu Erh, that got me interested. I washed it well and prepared the first steeping at about 40sec. It was a light in color, very earthy, woody, with a strong taste of rice and mushroom, then just slightly bitter in the aftertaste. The second steeping (40sec) was richer, darker in color yet smoother. Usually steeping 3-8 with Puerh are the best, and this one did not disappoint. The third steeping, produced a sweeter, smoother liquor with a well balanced aroma. Definitely smells like sticky rice:) I added a bit of rock sugar for some sweetens and it was quite a pleasant experience.