4139 Tasting Notes
OK… this was the Pu-erh I was a little afraid to try, because I had a feeling it would end up being a very earthy tasting tea. I think it was the “Ripened Aged” part of it, because the tuocha itself doesn’t have that strong, earthy smell to it.
Yes, it is earthy, but, it has a really nice sweetness to it too and that makes it very enjoyable. My first couple of sips I tried without any sweetener and it had a nice, caramel-y kind of sweetness to it, then I tried it with a little turbinado sugar and found that this addition gave the sweetness a molasses-y kind of taste. Very nice.
As I’ve mentioned before, I am trying to reorganize my tea stash, and I’ve managed to uncover some teas that I’d forgotten I’d purchased. This is a tea I had purchased in 2010, but it remained sealed until this very night, so, it still tastes remarkably fresh given its age.
It is a very interesting tea, very light in taste, but it has a background that is much denser in flavor than the foreground. It almost starts off like water, but then the flavors develop on the palate. Sweet, earthy and unlike any white tea I’ve tasted before this. It tastes more like a weak black tea than it does a white tea.
Very interesting, and very enjoyable. It tempts me to watch the JK Tea Shop website for the 2012 harvest (although they are still offering the 2011 harvest on their site) to see how it compares.
This is a very pleasant Earl Grey rooibos. The rooibos is sweet and slightly nutty but the flavor doesn’t intrude onto the bergamot which is important to me as I LOVE bergamot.
This is remarkably satisfying for a rooibos blend. There is an earthiness to the background that gives it some solidity, it doesn’t taste as rich or strong as a black tea, of course, but it has a certain substance to it … it doesn’t taste thin like some rooibos blends that I’ve tried. This is pretty darned good!
Oh… how wonderful this is. I should not be surprised, as I tend to love anything I try from thepuriTea. But, this is absolutely FABULOUS!
My love of jasmine started with pearls, and since that time I have discovered jasmine silver needles which I think I love even more than pearls … and now, I may have found a new favorite jasmine! The way the jasmine and golden yunnan play together is so perfect. The jasmine highlights the spice notes of the yunnan in a way that I don’t think I would have noticed without the jasmine. A delightful synergy!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It’s amazing!
I love this tea. it is so rich and delicious. It has a very bold presentation with a nice malty tone. It reminds me just a little of an Assam, but without the harshness that sometimes goes along with an Assam. It is very well-rounded and has a lovely biscuit-y quality.