When you use a really good heaping of tea and steep about 3-4 minutes you can actually get some flavor out of this, not much, but some. I’m definitely getting a lighter version of dragonwell with a buttery taste. White tea has never been my favorite but this tea is perfect if I want something light.
122 Tasting Notes
A great morning tea, lighter then assam but still has enough bite to start your day. Refreshing and perfect with something sweet.
One of the best keemun’s I’ve had. Balances both the smokey and chocolate. The smell is more cocoa and the first taste is actually a smokey leatherness, almost tobacco. It then ends with a cocoa almost molasses aftertaste. Very nice keemun.
Its a very nice in between chinese green. It’s nutty and vegetal, sweet and dry. The leaves remind me of bancha and it does have a resemblance taste wise as well, but its also richer.
Nice reliable tea.
It is what it says, a light vegetal green tea with a nice sweetness. A slight brothiness which I like. By no means my favorite and sadly forgettable even now as I write this. It’s ok.
A nice solid black tea with a malty sweetness. Two minutes works perfectly for me.
This lighter green side of oolongs reminds me a lot of pouchong. I got this as a gift from a good friend because I would never pay the 25 dollars for 2 ounces, thats just insane. Its a nice reliable green oolong.
I’ve never had an indian oolong but this is an amazing tea. It has the richness and complexity of assam but it is slightly lighter and resteeps almost forever. A great hybrid of two traditions and very enjoyable.
A nice light green, very middle of the road. A little brothy, light vegetal taste. Very average but dependable.
I put two balls in for about three minutes and that seems to do the trick. It’s chocolatey and smooth. While it isn’t as complex as a keemun or yunnan tea it still is very relaxing and I am using it more and more to end the day.
This is my fourth attempt at this tea. First few times I foolishly steeped it too long hoping it would blossom into something more palatable. In the end, however, it keeps on tasting like soggy smelly wood, almost like driftwood. A minute thirty steep time helps make it a little better but I do not taste any honey or “floral” hints. It’s a very blah oolong.
Very light and crisp green tea. First infusion: very light vegetal taste with a sharper almost oolong bite after. I don’t taste the smoky gunpowder reference but its a nice simple green.
This extremely light green tea, I know it’s almost a white, is very light and sweet. Its slightly brothy and also has a kiwi aftertaste. Very good anytime tea.
Smokey and minty, two of my favorite things. It’s like a green version of lapsang. Also the little pellets make you feel like your spooning out kitty litter but luckily it doesn’t taste like it.
Very smooth with a strong peachy aftertaste. Reminds me of Yunnan without the bite. Very nice.
Of the two keemuns for sale at Churchill this is the cheaper one and thus the one that needed a snappier name, thus “Panda”. Its not bad, it has almost clove and cinnamon aftertaste, a nice holiday keemun, not much smokiness though and no chocolate taste. Not bad but I’m looking forward to trying the fancier one.
Vegetal and nutty and sweeter then most green tea, this is one of my favorites. Has an almost caramel aftertaste. Very nice.
Although I hate using the word because it reminds me of a certain drink, this tea is brisk. It has a smooth clean taste, slightly floral and a little bit of cherry. Sweeter then assam and ceylon, this is a perfect morning tea.
Zhen Mei or Chun Mee, whatever spelling they would like to use, is never my favorite Chinese green, I much prefer Dragonwell but it is interesting. It has a lot more bite then most green teas and an almost dry dusty earthiness, which is a paradox I know. Might need some honey for it.
A light sweet oolong with a sweet marshmallow taste. Resteeps nicely.
It smells like raspberry and I can even see what looks like pieces of raspberry in the tea, however it does not taste like raspberry. The taste is astringent and bland.
A simple nutty oolong, almost cruncy. I like to oversteep it.
This is a wonderful roasted oolong, or blended oolong I should say. It has a hint of sweetness at the end, almost like grapejuice. Very enjoyable and I’m looking forward to the extra steeps.
This is a very mellow keemun, it has such a subtle taste it reminds me of tea from a chinese restaurant. It doesn’t have the distinctive smoky or chocolate flavor I was expecting. It has a light crispness to it. Drinkable but not very exciting.