601 Tasting Notes
This tea is missing the tartness I expect when I taste lime. It leaves everything feeling rather flat. The black tea is a smooth base with only a twinge of bitterness near the end of the sip. The lime flavour is dull- more of a present aroma than a full flavour. However, it does bring the attention to the nice black base
Thanks to Sil for sharing!
I tried to be very conservative with brewing this tea as it seemed like it might be bitter. I can definitely taste the rich, malty tones but there is still quite a bit of bitterness. I might try using less dry leaf next time.
Thanks to Donkeytiara for sharing with me
Dry leaf has a strong floral/vegetal aroma.
Brewed tea has a strong vegetal aroma.
Flavour is mostly vegetal with a clean sugary fruity (cantaloupe) finish). Buttery notes in aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel with a very satisfying savoury note. As the tea cools, I am detecting a mild smoky note in the back of the throat- somewhat like charred asparagus.
Flavors: Cantaloupe, Fruity, Spinach
Very green tasting. A bit of a minty tone. Strong note of bean. Milk creaminess. Medium thickness mouthfeel. Milky taste and texture near the end of the sip. Orchid floral note. Mild chamomile sweetness. More of the milky flavour comes out as the tea cools.
Flavors: Beany, Creamy, Floral, Milk, Mint, Orchid
Very authentic and juicy melon flavour with roasted tones. Fresh-tasting- like biting into a just-harvested piece of fruit. Sweetness is balanced amazingly-well with the other flavours. I would love to see this flavouring paired with tea- that would probably be the only way to make this blend better!
Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!
Flavors: Melon, Roasted, Sweet
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