This tea is beginning to be the one I reach for in the morning. Rich, bold, brisk and delicious, I really like this yunnan tea.
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This is a very nice change of pace tea. It smells like chocolate and the taste is silky and cocoa-like. No bitterness or astringency I could find. Tea gets a little earthy as it cools.
The leaves of this tea are so big its hard to use a teaspoon to get them. So, I used my fingers and used about twice as much tea as I did the first time I drank this. Then I steeped for 6 minutes. The tea was unbelievable and I’m not usually this ecstatic about green teas. The tea had a nutty and orchid fragrance and had a nutty toasty taste with a slightly floral aftertaste. I’m going to start not following directions and experimenting until I get the tea the way I like it. This cup was great.
I really can’t think of much more to say about this tea except that its utterly fantastic.
This is my favorite Earl Grey. They have been making it forever and it stays the same. I know what to expect with this one. That and the fact that my parents drank it. I drank this as a child so naturally it feels like home and brings back many pleasant memories.
I’m actually getting to like this tea. I read LiberTEAS tasting note and used his directions, thanks by the way. I used 180 water for a 2 minute steep. The tea was a honey amber color, and I actually got some honey and fruit notes. The tea was silky tasting with a light mouthfeel, something I’m not used to as I usually drink black teas. But, I liked the second steep even better, I used 190 water for 3 minutes. The tea was golden in color and more woodsy tasting. The tea had a subtle sweetness to it and I enjoyed it.
I over steeped this for 1 minute (4 vs 3). My timer was set for Rishi’s chinese breakfast and I forgot to reset. While this is still a brisk, robust tea with no bitterness, its lost some of the notes I’ve grown to love. Its still malty but the biscuit aroma is gone. Its still a great black tea but not the same. I won’t over steep again.
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So this is what the Daphne bholua and Rhododendron plant smell like. This tea smells intriguing and unusual for an Oolong. This tea brews up golden in color but the taste is very light for an Oolong. I get the taste of honey and other flavors that I cannot place. I like this tea but I wish I could tell more about it. Very mysterious.
I know I’m not supposed to make tea this way, but it tastes so good when I don’t follow directions. I used 2 tsp with 8 oz of 208 degree water for 3 minutes. Yeah, its green but it tastes nutty and toasty and way much better than the last time I made it. It smells just like it tastes too. I can drink this green tea made this way. I’m thinking my love for Yunnans and Assams is making me jaded. Now I have to try some macha.
This tea steeps up a very dark amber color and is earthy and bold tasting. Notes of chocolate and caramel along with a raisiny sugar smell make for one great cup of tea. This is becoming one of my favorite yunnan teas because it is so inexpensive.
This tea is just fantastic, the biscuit smell just makes my mouth water. The broken rolled leaves unfurl and steep into a bright amber tea. Its brisk, robust, and malty without being bitter but has the astringency of a very good assam tea. I’m trying to talk my wife into letting me buy a pound next time as my one ounce sample isn’t lasting very long.
This tea is rich and malty with chocolate and caramel notes and is fantastic for breakfast. Yummm…
This tea does smell slightly smoky and there is a smokiness to the flavor along with a vegetal note. I’m used to drinking strong black teas so sometimes when I sip a green the first thing that hits me is that this tastes like yellow/green water. I have to remember that green tea is delicate so I slow down and as the tea cools I get more flavors. I also tend to get the water too hot and then I have to wait. Waiting is not my strong point. Overall this is a nice drinkable tea, Next I intend to double the leaf like Teaequalsbliss did and see how I like it. I do like the Maharani much better though.
The leaves smell grassy but the tea doesn’t taste grassy at all. The steeped tea has a very fresh smell of honey and flowers. The tea is very smooth and mellow. The brew is very dark for a green tea, kind of a golden hue. There is a slightly buttery taste. This is the best green I have had so far, but please remember that I don’t usually drink green teas.
This is a very unusual tea. It smells of chocolate even though it has no additives in it. The leaves are very long. The tea is delicious and has a toasty chocolate taste. The tea has a heavy mouthfeel and tastes very rich. I really like this tea. This tea reminds me of a chocolate flavored coffee with chicory.
First of all I’m not an Oolong expert by any means. That being said this tea is very good. I really can’t explain any of the flavors although I get a touch of honey and fruit. The tea has a sweetness to it. The smells are alien to me but the tea is smooth, mellow and tasty. It tastes nothing like Formosa Oolong by Harney and Sons. It taste much lighter with a light mouthfeel. The flavors seem to come through the cooler the tea becomes.
Chloe is a very light tea with a slightly grassy taste. It is very mellow with no bitterness at all. The smell is slightly nutty/grassy. The tea has an underlying sweetness on the tongue. I steeped this at 190 and intend to go a little cooler on the water next time. The tea is nice for sipping and relaxing in the evening. As this tea cools the flavors in it seem to come alive. I’m getting some type of fruit now, maybe apricot, hard to tell.
All I can say is WOW. This is a brisk robust tea with no bitterness and only light astringency. This is the best assam tea I have ever had hands down. It has a wonderful malty taste and a biscuity smell. This is best plain, no sugar or milk. I love strong black teas and this one rivals the Yunnans that I love. This is one tea I will reorder. I ordered online on Friday and had my order on Tuesday. From Chicago to Maine, thats fast in my book.
This Yunnan is earthy, and slightly sweet with chocolate and fruity notes. Its not the best yunnan I have had but it is very good. Not sure why but I’m beginning to love yunnan teas.
This is one great breakfast tea, brisk, robust, and has the astringency of an assam with just a little bitterness. I’m getting low and will have to reorder soon.
This is a bold yunnan. I love the chocolate and caramel notes and the peppery finish. A nice tea for any time of day and being organic is a plus.