1275 Tasting Notes
More Darjeeling please :)
This tea is bright green and dark green in colour with a sweet and floral jasmine scent. The leaves are mostly finely chopped for the most part. I can see a little bit of twig but very little and no marks or discolouration on the leaves.
Once steeped this tea is dusky yellow in colour with a sweet yet soft jasmine aroma. Not as strong as say Jasmine Pearls but strong enough to be fresh.
Flavour is gentle and sweet with minor astringency. It’s sweet but also slightly musky and perfumey so it still has that true Darjeeling feel about it. Not as sweet as some Jasmine teas can be but it’s sweet enough for me.
Overall it’s a nice Darjeeling green and a nice jasmine green so as a Jasmine Darjeeling it’s pretty darn tasty! Two happiness meters for the price of one can be filled thanks to this beauty :)
Thank you Dag Wedin for this sample.
Warm day + long flowing summer dress = craving for Darjeeling.
The leaves are a beautiful combination of brown, dark green and silver with most being tight curls in shape. They have a dry, floral and musky scent.
Once steeped this tea is dark golden brown in colour with a sweet yet dry floral aroma.
Flavour is sweet, muscatel, floral, earthy dry and fruity. It has everything that I look for in a Darjeeling and more. I feel this is rather muscatel and dry but the sweet floral and fruity nature lightens it up wonderfully. I’m also getting a subtle toasted flavour amidst the dryness.
I’m so taken away with it, I think this is now my new favourite Darjeeling. :)
Carrying on down the sweet route …
I’m a little surprised that it smells like cinnamon and spice once it’s steeped, no chocolate nor apple but cinnamon of all things. I imagine the apple must be coated in cinnamon.
Flavour wise I can taste apple and cinnamon but no chocolate. It’s sweet as in fruity sweet and creamy. Maybe if I try really hard I can taste an echo of cocoa in the after taste but from a tea with chocolate in the name I really expected more. It’s a nice enough sweet and spicy apple tea but as far as chocolate is concerned I would not recommend it.
I can finish off this tea without any problem but I am left disappointed by empty promises. Will have to save this one for my husband to try, he loves apple tea and this may be something that he likes more than I do.
Thank you Sil for this sample. In the mood for something sweet and toffee dream sounds mighty sweet to me. :)
The tea resembles toffee quite nicely. It’s not overly sweet but is still noticeable and the toffee tastes like actual toffee. The white tea also seems a little floral. As a whole it’s light, creamy, sweet, floral and smooth.
A nice little treat that was definitely worth trying. :)
Wow this is tasting note number 621. I have been a busy girl this past year.
This tea smells like sweet vanilla, chocolate and maple syrup. If I close my eyes and sniff it smells so delicious I’m almost fooled into trying to eat it. Like a fresh piece of cooked maple syrup cake drools
Flavour is also maple syrup like with hints of chocolate that’s very sweet. It’s not red velvet cake as much as syrup cake in my opinion but non the less it’s artificially delicious. Definitely no sugar needed for this blend and though I only had one cups worth – would I drink more of this tea (if I had it)? Hells yes!!!
Thank you adagio breeze for this tea.
This tea is light, sweet, malty and smooth. One of the more delicate black teas that I have tried and very much on the sweeter honeyed side. The sort of black tea that does not require milk or sugar to be a pleasant drink.
Most days this would not appeal to me as I love strong black teas but on days like today where I long after greens and whites it’s a nice in between drink.
What should I have for breakfast… some green tea would hit the spot.
The raw leaves are very long, thin and crisp with dark and medium green tones. Some leaves have criss cross patterns on them which must be from the drying basket/tray, how divine and special. There are no holes, marks or discolouration to mention. They have a strong scent of cucumber, seaweed, flowers and grass.
First steep – 1 minute – Tea soup is light yellow in colour with a gentle floral and grassy aroma. Flavour is a little dry and perfumed with notes of peony, sweet grass, white cabbage and crisp pear.
Second steep – 2 minutes – Smooth and buttery and with a little more depth than the first steep but keeping all of it’s flavour. The dryness is a little more perfumed but still on the delicate side which keeps this tea refreshing and pure.
Third steep – 3 minutes – Floral, sweet, smooth, buttery and very delicate in this steep.
Overall it was delicious throughout and on the perfumed yet delicate side which I found to be similar to Long Jing but this is more delicate and with much more flavour. It does leave your mouth a little dry but also with a wonderful perfumed after taste.
A smoky green tea… how intriguing! Thank you Canton Tea Club.
The raw leaves are thin, long and very curly with dark green and silver colours. The leaves look to be of good quality with no stems, holes or discolouration. They have a very thick smell of smoky wood, flowers, nutty and green.
First steep – 1 minute – Pale yellow in colour with a thick, earthy and vegetal. It smells very much like raw pu erh. Flavour is smoky, thick, green, astringent, sweet and vegetal. The strength mellows quickly which leaves a nice balance of smoke, sweet pea, grass and cabbage.
Second steep – 2 minutes – Sweeter and more vegetal but still with a light and smoky balance. It’s not as strong as I thought it was going to be after the amazing first steep. Also more grassy and what’s that… pistachio?
Third steep – 3 minutes – Very gentle now. All that is left is sweet, green cabbage and a hint of smoke.
It remained smooth and fresh throughout and echo’s many raw pu erhs that I have on my shelf. A very pleasant green tea and one that I will happily drink.