296 Tasting Notes
This isn’t awesome or have anything subtle or special to it, to me. Nit just comes across as a general good black tea. Something to keep for daily want-something-good-and-basic tea times. It has a light black tea burnt flavor, almost not there. It has very little finish. But it is good.
I’ll probably give it a way or throw it out as it’s not a favorite and I’m having to slim down my tea collection to just favorites for a move.
This one for me is strange. It has a very full and angular mouth-feel to it. It has a grassy green bitterness, but not one as strong as in Japanese greens. It has a odd sharp throat taste. There is something woody about it, too. The finish lasts about a medium while and is of the green bitterness.
I have to say I like it. I’ll likely give away a lot of it (I got three very generous portions from Tealet) but I do think I like it well enough to keep one of the bags for my own rare use (I’m only rarely allowed to drink anything with caffeine).
Strange but yummy.
I know this is supposed to be a complex white, but I find it fairly simple on first steeping. A generic white tea taste is the main flavor, followed by a tan sweetness in the back of the throat during the swallow. Almost no finish. It lightly coats the tongue.
Went with the “traditional” brewing instructions on the package.
First steep, 5 sec: This is very light and sweet in the roof of the mouth. You can tell your sipping a green, but it is subtle, soft on the tongue.
Second steep, 10 sec: A very light bitterness is coming through on the middle of the tongue… not unpleasant, just a touch. It still has that light sweetness. It makes the swallow and finish refreshing.
Third steep, 15 sec: Bitterness is gone. It’s now a mildly grassy sip.
Fourth steep, 20 sec: The green is a bit stronger now and there’s a definite astringency there.
Over-all? A good tea, but not a favorite for me.