5930 Tasting Notes
haha sooo brewing this one at home, i don’t like it as much as the sample i had in store, but i certainly don’t dislike it as much as some. there’s a taste on the back end of it though, that i’m not loving. oh well, at least i only have a little bit left. gotta love being able to have 10g samples :)
in SHARP contrast to the other nasty cup i had..this one is actually quite pleasant for a bagged tea. I don’t get a lot of rhubarb from this one but the blackcurrant and vanilla is nice for a bagged tea. Certainly nicer than a lot of the teas we have out here in bagged for, that’s for sure! thanks again missB!
i picked this one up from David’s tea based solely on my love of orange teas and the positive review from aisling of tea, though others have not loved this. DRY, this smelled AMAZING…like delicious tangerine orange wonderfulness.
Brewed, it comes across more like a herbal than a puerh but more like i sometimes wish puerh stored in oranges would taste like. There is a sweetness to this brew that is similar to the sweetness i get from stevia or licorice root that is at the tail end of the sip. Agree that this is more like tang than orange but i think that comes from the tangerine flavour. It’s not a bad cup, but the after taste is bothersome….it makes me want to add a bit more puerh to the blend to see if that deepens the tea a bit. Still not bad, though i likely won’t need more than this sample
I figured that i should start trying a few of the new tea that are in my cupboard so that I’ll know if a re-order is warranted and so that I can share a few of them as well. I’m a fan of golden needle teas so i wanted to see where this one might end up in my list of teas.
this is a very smooth tea…slightly malty with a little sweetness, though not overly so. There’s a little astringency to this but nothing that is overwhelming or out of this world. just a really nice up of tea.