250 Tasting Notes
when i smell the leaves dry, they smell sweet like sweet grass.
when i smell the leaves wet, they smell sweet like sweet grass with hints of chestnut.
when i smell the brewed tea, it smells lightly of sweet grass and more of a chest nut smell
when i taste the brewed tea, it tastes sweet like sweet grass with heavy chestnut flavor.
many thanks to scott wilson and yunnan sourcing for this lovely tea!
Flavors: Chestnut, Grass, Nuts, Nutty, Sweet
a really good tisane,
1st steep 20s: tasted sweet, toasty and nutty
2nd steep 40s: really sweet, toasty and nutty.
3rd (best/final) steep 1min: the best of the best of all three steeps strong flavors too.
when I smell the wheat dry , it smells slightly nutty
when I smell the wheat wet it smells nutty and toasty
I tried eating the wheat after but bleh too bland
Flavors: Nutty, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Sweet, Toasty
this was an ok tea, not the best though
1st steep 20s: some sweetness needs longer steep (wasn’t sure if I needed to rinse it first)
2nd steep (best) 40s: tangy and sweet similar to really old puehr
3rd (final) steep 1 min: same as steep 2
when I smell the leaves dry they smell musty
when I smell the leaves wet they smell like the forest floor
I will find this tea a new home someday as I have too much to mail out atm
Flavors: Forest Floor, Sweet, Tangy
i think this gongfu is quite fun! :D
gong fu method using a gaiwan
1st steep 20s: it tastes chocolaty and peppery
2nd steep (Best) 40s: it tastes the same as above but with some bitter-sweetness this time.
3rd (Final) steep 1 min: all of the above
when i smell the tea leaves dry, i smell pepper
when i smell the tea leaves wet, i smell pepper and chocolate
overall this is an ok tea, however i think it could use a new home: anyone willing to swap?
Flavors: Bitter, Chocolate, Pepper, Sweet
so i got my new gongfu set today. as well as the rest of my order and all is well with it.
gong fu style:
first steep 10s: the tea was very smooth and sweet with smokeyness and honey tasting.
second steep 20s: the tea was very sweet with sugarcane notes as well as honey and mild smokeyness.
third (final) steep 30s: this was the best steep with all of the above notes.
the lingering taste was of sweet hay like taste
VERY TASTY :D
Score 85 —> 100
Flavors: Honey, Smoke, Sugarcane, Sweet
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when i smell the leaves dry, they smell like strong pineapple and other fruits
when i smell the leaves wet, they smell a little like pineapple
when i smell the brewed tea, it smells a little like pineapple and peppery
when i taste the brewed tea, it smells sweet with pineapple and pepper
many thanks to christina for letting me help with the tea party setup and for giving me this tea
i wonder if there is a tea that tastes peppery more than this.
new score, 100 —> 90
off to take a relaxing hot shower