552 Tasting Notes
I was served this tea gong-fu style at Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh.
The first infusion reminded me of houjicha flavour but was also quite complex. I could taste a faint note of cinnamon. There was also a roasted and floral flavour. The wet leaves smelled a lot like pumpkin seed. I noticed a little bit of oolong bitterness- possibly because it was brewed too long, I’m not entirely sure what the standards are for serving this tea in the shop.
The second infusion had a smooth bean note with a wheat flavour.
I didn’t track the tasting notes for the infusions after that- I was having a great conversation with one of my classmates!
The complexity of the flavour is what I like most about this tea. I would definitely try it again if I had the chance- although it is quite expensive.
Flavors: Beany, Cinnamon, Floral, Roasted, Wheat
Note of bitter grassy/leafy taste. Houjicha is an interesting choice for a flavoured tea. I find that it has a quite unique flavour itself and could use a complement flavouring. This tea tastes mainly like Houjicha with a very faint caramel sweetness note. I think a bit of a stronger caramel flavour would do well here. The Houjicha on its own is quite tasty with fresh roasted tones and light chestnut finish.
Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!
Flavors: Chestnut, Grass, Roasted, Sweet
1 teabag used
Brewing tea aroma has a pineapple-tropical fruits aroma
Good pineapple flavour. Interesting mouthfeel that I would describe as “slippery”. Good balance of flavour. Lychee note present. Flavour is a bit dilute.
Thanks to MissB for sharing with me!