541 Tasting Notes
1 tablespoon for 375 ml of water.
Melon-y flavour in the background. The melon note has a slight quick bitterness to the taste that makes it seem more like watermelon or honeydew than another melon such as cantaloupe (which has a long, sustained sweetness in my opinion). White tea taste is present closer to the end of the sip. Slight metallic feeling from the white tea taste. Fruity sweetness from the end of the sip into the aftertaste- like the sugar-y taste after biting into a fresh watermelon slice. This note is toned down by the marshy note of the white tea.
More sweetness and fruity taste come out as the tea cools. Overall this tea has a very delicate flavour.
Second infusion at 6 minutes. Very little flavour.
1 tablespoon for 375 ml of water
Brewed tea has a lemony note that is associated with the pecan scent. There is a baked-goods note; like that of a scone.
Maple syrup main on the sip with an lemony tartness in the background. Toasted pecan flavour near the end of the sip and strong in the lingering aftertaste. The tea has a thin quality up to the middle of the sip but blooms with flavour into the aftertaste. Camellia Sinensis notes close to the end of the sip; detecting malty notes I would normally associate with black tea.
As the tea cools, I’m detecting notes of crumbly baked goods. Pecan flavour is surprisingly strong and I’m also getting a post-nut eating mouth-feel with the aftertaste.
Second infusion at 5 minutes. The taste has a greater focus on the strait oolong, I can taste hardly any of the flavouring.
0.5 tablespoons for 188 ml
Oceanic green tea flavour most prominent on the sip. Pistachio flavour and sweetness present in the background in the middle of the sip and blooms until the finish. There is a definite hint of ice cream-like creaminess associated with the pistachio flavour in this blend. The flavours of the green tea and pistachio ice cream come together near the end of the sip but are tasted separately near the start.
Second infusion at 3.5 minutes. Green tea flavour is still predominant. Very light pistachio flavour in the background.
0.9 tablespoons for 375 ml of water
Primary flavour is orange. I’m getting a citrus tartness that almost becomes bitter near the end of the sip. The overall flavour is too thin. Sweetness in the background. I’m getting the tingly sensation on my tongue that is typically associated with a citrus fruit.
1.25 tablespoons for 375 ml of water
The brewed tea has a note of chocolate in the aroma. Genmaicha scent is at the forefront.
On the sip I’m detecting an out-of-place fruity note. Chocolate flavour is very mild and only present near the end of the sip into the aftertaste. Genmaicha flavour is quite mild. Hint of roasted taste near the end of the sip. There is an odd chlorine-like flavour near the middle of the sip which I think is the result of the mild cocoa and genmaicha mix.
I found that there was a good amount of chocolate-y flavour near the end of the cup with the tea sediment bits that sink to the bottom of the cup.
1.5 tablespoons for 365 ml of water
The white tea flavour slightly overpowers the blend. Sweet guava taste is faintly present on the sip but blooms near the middle of the sip. I’m detecting hints of ginger near the end of the sip.
The flavours do not seem to be properly balanced with the white tea taking over.
Thank you to Sil for sharing with me!
1 tablespoon for 375ml of water
Infused for 8 minutes
Flavour is quite bland on the sip. I’m detecting mostly the waxy flavour of the honeybush. Mild stawberry flavour near the end of the sip. There is a definite hint of pie crust taste near the end of the sip as well. Only a faint hint of rhubarb flavour/tartness.
Thanks to Sil for sharing this with me!
1 second rinse with tea infusing temperature water
1 tablespoon for 375 ml
Nice smooth flavour. Molasses-like sweetness. Leathery hints in the background. Lingering sweetness, reminds me of a ginseng-type sweetness.
Second infusion at 2.5 minutes with near-boiling water.
Third infusion at 3.5 minutes with near-boiling water. A lot of flavour seems to be lost by the third infusion.
Thanks to Sil for sharing this with me!