515 Tasting Notes
Nonpareil Taiwan Ali-Shan Jin-Xuan tea.
Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha
Dry leaves: wine, floral and asparagus.
Wet leaves: wine. Floral and asparagus
Light steep: I taste/smell; light
Sweetness. Floral, grass, Fruit (peaches), asparagus.
Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium sweetness. Light
-> floral, grass, fruit (peaches), asparagus
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; strong sweetness. Medium
-> floral, grass, fruit (peaches and berries), asparagus.
All in all this is an amazing tea! I rate a 100 because it is just lovely! The aroma, the flavours. Just lovely.
bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEMfQD3J4-p/
Flavors: Asparagus, Berries, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Peach, Sweet
Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.
Dry leaf: musty
Wet leaf: like wine. (New to me)
Light steep: I taste/smell;
Little to no
-> earth, autumn leaves, fermentation taste. Medium sweetness.
Medium steep: I taste/smell;
Slight—-> earth, autumn leaves. Little to no fermentation taste. Medium sweetness.
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light
Earth, fermentation, camphor, autumn leaves. Strong sweetness
All in all, this is is one of the best teas I have ever tried. I rate this tea a 100 because of the taste and aromas. Just lovely! I plan on ordering a cake or two someday! This is now my third most favourite shou! Love at first tea session.
Many thanks to R.F Hill for this amazing tea sample!
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Earth, Sweet
for my 500TH tasting note, i am pleased to announce that water temperature has a big role in bitterness for sheng and fermentation for shou. my new theory works perfectly for me:
“turning off the kettle shortly after the water begins to rumble, that this water temp (about 90c-100c) is perfect for puerh for me. With raw (sheng),there is little bitterness. with ripe (shou), the earth/fermentation taste is not as strong”.
this tea normally has a somewhat strong earth/fermentation taste. but my new way works nice with this tea
Dry powder: grassy and sweet
usedf half a teaspoon.
Brewed tea: grassy and sweet.
Tasting the brewed tea: grassy and sweet.
All I can say is this tea is grassy and sweet! Lmao. I rate this tea a 100
Many thanks to my dear friend Linda.
Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDqWQOrp48R/
Flavors: Grass, Sweet
ru yao dragon teapot, gongfucha
Dry leaves: musty. Slightly floral.
Wet leaves: honey, spices and pepper
Light steep: I taste/smell; light honey, spices and pepper. Slight wood, minerals and metallic.
Medium steep: I taste/smell; medium honey, spices, bitterness and pepper. Light wood, minerals and metallic.
Heavy steep: again, I taste/smell; medium honey, spices, bitterness and pepper. Light wood, minerals and metallic.
All in all this tea is great however it’s a tad weird thus why I rate a 99. I suggest you try for yourself.
Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGJ0sip4-K/
Flavors: Bitter, Honey, Metallic, Mineral, Pepper, Spices, Wood