277 Tasting Notes
This smells fairly unremarkable with a plain “black tea” scent. No noticeable notes stand out.
Ditto on the flavor. It tastes like a run-of-the-mill black tea… not strong in any particular flavor, no pleasing feeling of balance… just plain old generic black tea.
Not bad tasting at all, but I’m going to pour this cup out and try something else. It really has nothing about it that grabs me and makes me want to finish the cup.
Another nice jasmine scented tea from Red Blossom. I bought this and their Supreme as I ran out of their Organic and it’s now out of stock.
This is a very jasminey tea. Round mouth feel, jasmine finish in the back of the nose that lingers.
I’m not getting any of the “buttercream” taste to it. But maybe I will after it cools a bit, we’ll see. For now it’s just a nice, strong, jasmine white.
Forgot what I’d previously rated this when I found it in my stash while looking for something I don’t normally drink. So here goes another try of it, steeped a little longer than before.
I like it better than before and am raising my rating, but it’s not at all a favorite.
Just tried this at 185 degrees, 10 seconds. It was Very green and Very savory. There was a almost-not-there sweetness, too, but as said it was barely there. I like it much better than last try.
Second steep, 15 sec: bitterness is coming out strong, but it’s still good.
Third steep, 15 sec: The bitterness is lighter and I’m mostly getting the vegetal flavor.
Fourth, 15 sec: This one is a much gentler steeping. The flavors are more muted and lighter on the tongue.
And so on as I keep trying it! Fiddling with it this way I like it MUCH more than I did the first way I tried it. I’m learning to not follow the website’s steeping instructions and follow my “standard Japanese greens steeping” method of trials and errors.
This isn’t a favorite but I AM glad I got so much of it from my Club membership shipment. I can try it all sorts of temps and steeps and not worry about running out. A good tasting tea to play with!