556 Tasting Notes
Brewed for 10 minutes.
Amazing balance of flavour. The lemongrass is not at all over-powering (just a bit of a flatness in the aftertaste)- the bamboo flavour is able to come through well. Sweetness in the background. There’s some kind of fruity body to this- like I can imagine biting into a fresh pomello. No off-flavouring.
Thanks to Sil for sharing!
Flavors: Bamboo, Citrus, Sweet
In the brewed tea aroma: molasses, cocoa
Tea has a strong white tea swampy taste to it. Molasses-honey sweetness in the background with a slight bitter cocoa edge.
Second infusion at boiling for 4 minutes. The cocoa flavour really comes out!
Third infusion at boiling for ~6 minutes. Cocoa-y, slightly creamy and delicious.
Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!
Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Molasses, Sweet
Infused for 8 minutes but I have been advised to try a longer infusion for next time (10 to 20 minutes). I used 1.5 tbsp for 375 ml.
Brewed infusion smells like dark hot chocolate. Flavour is quite dilute but I think the longer infusion time will give a better representation of the actual flavour.
Thanks Sil for sharing with me!
Flavors: Dark Chocolate
Brewed tea smells strongly of chestnut. Mouthfeel is very thick. Hint of sweetness which complements the profile well. Mild roasted chestnut flavour. A bit of a bitter flat note near the end of the sip. The spinachy flavour that I normally associate with Long Jing is subdued and mixes with the nutty chestnut very nicely. Aftertaste is refreshing and sweet.
Flavors: Chestnut, Spinach
Brewing aroma reminds me of bubble gum.
Flavour is sweet, refreshing and fruity. The white tea taste is blended well with the other flavours. A bit of ginger spicy-ness present. Overall, quite bland but pleasant flavour experience. There is a bit of bubblegum taste at the end of the sip. This would not be a tea that I would seek out but I feel that it has been well put together.
Thanks to Sil for sharing her sample with me!
Flavors: Fruity, Spicy
Thin mouthfeel. I am not quite a fan of this mix of spices but I’m assuming it is similar to what an eggnog spice mix would taste like. If I had to choose an eggnog tea, I would definitely go with Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas. I am certainly glad that I got a chance to try it!