Shorter steep. Sweeter flavor. Raised rating.
89 Tasting Notes
Very pleasant. Two steeps, as good as each other. Raised the rating.
Sometimes, after disappointment, you need to refresh your perspective. This tea does that.
Leaves unfolded quickly, and were very full. Color is a green-gold. Aroma is slightly buttery, a bit nutty. Flavor however was very disapointing. Too earthy for an oolong. Something vegetal, but I can’t place it. Slight bitterness on only a 3 minute steep.
Doubled the quantity of leaf. Same 4 minute steep. Improved the body, and the flavor.
Very smooth. A good buttery taste, with a slight something else. Maybe a grain flavor?
This was a free sample from Teas Etc.
Leaves are green and finely chopped. The Honeydew aroma is strong both before and after brewing. Brewed, it tasted like Honeydew melon. The tea provides the dark-gold color. If you want a honeydew drink, this might be it, but as a tea, as a coworker commented, a waste of good water.
A golden brew with a subtle floral aroma and a slightly sweet taste. A mellow Ti Kuan Yin, without the complexities of some of the other varieties. A very nice, relaxing tea.
Dark green leaves, Golden colored with a buttery aroma. Delicious.
Followed vendors steeping, but 3 minutes always seems a bit long for a white tea. Leaves are like many other white teas, with their furry edges, but there are also pieces of dried green leaf included. Body is excellent. Initial aroma was surprising, very pleasant, more than vegetal, but I wouldn’t say buttery. However, as the tea cooled, the buttery taste did come through.
Full leaf, but smaller leaves. Solid favor, but individually they are very subtle. Floral. Slight bitterness when hot, but sweetnees comes through when it cools a bit.
Just as good, maybe better, on the second steep.
The leaves do have a distinct aroma. Abundantly apricot, and subtle cocoa. The dark gold brew aroma is reduced, more of a roasted apricot. Flavour is woody and sweet. As it cools, woody taste dominates, and astringency increases.
Clear golden color. Inital strong taste of rice. Floral aroma. Sweetens as it cools.
Next time, shorten steep.
Still an outstanding tea. Need to bump the rating.
4 minutes on the second steep. Just as good.
Clear yellow-green color, slight nutty aroma, taste also had a hint of a grain, maybe rice.
Two steeps. Second steep slightly more astringent.
Edit: As the tea cools, the grain flavor becomes more pronounced. Definitly rice.
Smooth, Slightly sweet.
More tea, less steep time. Still a little thin.
Just as good as last time. Next time, I’ll increase the steep time.
Second steep. A little more body, and flavor, and a slight astringency. Two minutes on first steep may be the sweet spot.
Very smooth, delicate and slightly sweet. Longer steep next time.
Second try. Fresh tea. 1 minute steep. Still too bitter. Just not my tea.
Steep time & temp as recommended, but it much too bitter. Next time, I try 2 minutes.
A slight fruity taste, but just too overpowered.
The pellets don’t look too appealing, and during the steep they don’t do much more then expand a little.
The aroma is sweet, and the taste is new to me, and quite pleasant. But I can’t place it. Maybe it’s the ginseng, or maybe it’s the tea. I didn’t taste any licorice.
Good color and good flavor, but maybe a little thin, and not as malty as i was expecting. Next time, I’ll try more leaves. Maybe shorten the steep time also.
8g in 350ml. Initially a smoky aroma which went away with the rinse, then it was a sweet grassy aroma. The tea was very light in color, and the flavor slighly sweet. As the tea cooled, more complex flavors appeared, but I couldn’t name them.