251 Tasting Notes
This is a fun departure from the fruity, floral or smoky flavors I generally find in teas. This brews up to a medium amber color with a nice weight in the mouth. I don’t find it to be sweet at all. Instead, it tastes very brothy. Like a nice warm veggie soup that’s perfect on a cold night.
I did steeps at 20 sec, 30 sec and 45 sec. Blended them all in one mug. I feel my throat getting scratchy and I worry that I may be coming down with something. This tea is very comforting!
Tea friend samples yay!
This stuff is pretty damn super. No fermentation flavors, just a light, pleasant earthiness. It has an interesting astringent finish, but nothing unpleasant. I’m definitely enjoying this one. I’d buy some, but I’m trying to refrain… for now. LOL
Received some samples from an awesome tea friend! All were lovely shous :)
Golden Memory – smooth and lovely. I would drink again.
Trinity Blend – oh boy. I wanted to love it… cool name. But the fermentation flavor was out of control LOL. I even did extra rinses and couldn’t get past it.
7572 – This is perfect for an after dinner sip. Very mild, no excessive earthiness, just pleasant and yum.
This is another uniquely flavored tea, no apricots or smoke. It has no bitterness either, really. Some sweetness and a very mild, relaxing feel. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon. I lost count of how many steeps I got… at least 10. It’s unusual for me to drink that many consecutively without getting bored and switching to something else (even if I switch back later). Short attention span!
I admit that I went ahead and ordered a cake. It’s not expensive, tastes good, and made me happy.
It brews up to a lovely golden color. Goldie loved it and it has the Sarsonator Seal of Approval, too!
Leaving a note just so I remember what I did wrong.
The first time I made this, I used very short steeps. The tea was weak and flavorless. So then I tried a 3 minute steep. And it was insanely bitter.
If I can get another sample, I’ll try a lower temp and maybe a 2 min steep. sigh I was really looking forward to this one. :(
Pretty yummy! I received this as a sample and found it to be quite lovely. It made a perfect tea to start my day! Sadly at the current price, I don’t think I would get more. But I’m definitely glad to have received a sample. :)
Now this is a really interesting tea. I am working through a set of samples from Puerhshop.com and I’ve been steeping through them. Some I have to go back to, but this one really turned my head.
I took the first sip and thought I must be drinking an oolong! This has a much different flavor profile from many young shengs. Instead of apricots and smoke, I got more floral notes. It didn’t just remind me of an oolong, it quite literally tastes oolongy.
If cakes of this remain when I order again, I’ll probably grab one. Good stuff!
Whoa. Smokey. This has a pretty strong smoke aroma.
The cake was really tightly compressed, but I managed to pry off some leaves. I have a bit of a headache, so I’m not feeling too poetic, but I can say that I like it. It’s good.
And now I am gonna finish watching Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil and then possibly chop my own head off if I can’t get rid of this headache.
I love samples from tea friends!
This is very smooth for a sheng that’s from 2011. I guess the material could be older. I didn’t check. In any event, it’s got low bitterness. It leaves a nice aftertaste and is making me salivate like crazy!
I am really enjoying this one. Since it’s not super old, maybe I could get a cake at a reasonable price. I’ll check around. :)