623 Tasting Notes
The final sipdown. I am down to the last steeper basket. It smells nicely like cocoa, and little like yams. With maybe a little bread scent too. There is an apricot flavour with malt and other dried fruits notes. Made it a little strong, but I will miss this tea.
Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Cocoa, Dried Fruit, Malt
In a box, inside another box, I finally found this tea. It still smells of earth and dark chocolate. And maybe oak. The flavour is on the sweet side. There are hints of dark cherry and caramel. It’s smooth and rich. Still makes me think of a certain chocolate bar.
Made once again in the Western style.
Flavors: Caramel, Cherry, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Earth
My first oolong of Autumn. Yesterday, I went to a world music festival. Saw a Chinese group (from New York) play in the evening. Very pretty music, even if I can’t remember what the instruments were called. So, today, I wanted to try this tea. Mostly smells nicely like cocoa, and fruits. With some grain notes. When I first brewed, I got a vanilla scent. There is a bit of floral and honey flavour. It’s light and a bit creamy.
Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Grain, Honey, Vanilla
Happy Autumn! Yesterday, I went to a Japanese Fall Festival. Most fun. However, nobody had brewed tea. Just a local Asian tea company with wares for sale. Did enjoy checking out their sample jars. The gyokuro smelled nice, and I remembered I had some.
It smells nicely like seaweed and spinach. There is a seaweed flavour as well. Reminds me a little of seaweed salad.Somewhat sweet and vegetal. And I get a hint of nuts. Would have went well with the onigiri I had yesterday afternoon.
Flavors: Nuts, Seaweed, Spinach, Vegetal
My other tea from this company. It smells of bergamot, with floral notes. The vanilla scent comes out a little. There is some floral flavour, and citrus notes. Seems like the monk was trying to a different tea at first. Still, the Assam base is nice and floral/ vanilla.
Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Flowers, Vanilla