514 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! I totally forgot that I had this one, but I found it hiding in my sample box. I used a bit of extra leaf in this cup so that I could use all the remaining tea. It smells of flowers and greens. I have to admit that I love the description and name of this one. sigh this smells amazing. This is a really great oolong and I wish I had more of it!
This first steep today is amazingly sweet and has an almost creamy mouthfeel. I’ve totally fallen in love with it. The main flavors are also made up of snap peas, deep greens, and clear sweet notes. This is a must try green tea for my list.
This one seems a bit better than I remember. I let it cool significantly. It is very oily still, which I don’t like at all. There are notes of white tea, coconut, and floral perfume. The floral is probably what I dislike about the tea, as it reminds me of a cheap, hobby type art store. I’m having some issues finishing my stash of this.
Life update: I got a 4.0 this semester! This brings my GPA up to 3.81. I’m getting there! I talked to my professor yesterday and wow, do I have a long road ahead of me. I’m still planning on studying bioarchaeology and he suggested 4 schools for me to go to; all of which are far flung from where I live now. It makes me excited and nervous all at the same time.
I bought 2oz of this recently and holy cow, I am going through it so quickly! I really love this one. It has lots of spice and coconut notes. I would suggest this for nighttime sipping.
This is a very beautiful tea. The dark, curly leaves are amazing to watch as they unfold. The tea was steeped for 1 min this time. The liquor is much more yellow/green than I expected. It tasted instantly creamy, like deep greens, and with a punch of spice/pepper at the back of the sip. It is a very assertive tea and I enjoyed it greatly.
mmmm I let this one cool a lot and it tasted even better. I love cool greens.
Ah. Somehow I managed a perfect cup of this one. Its main flavors are slight floral, deep greens like spinach, and roasted bread. I really like this one for its light, honey like flavors that slip in every once in awhile. This is a really solid Tie Guan Yin.
1st steep (3 sec.): Amazingly fragrant steep. This time it tastes of sesame, pepper, and very light hint of caramel.
2nd steep (4 sec): Wow, it is much darker this time! This cuppa was so smooth! It had a very creamy taste and the sesame really died down. Mainly tasted of burnt sugar.
I’ve had 4 more steeps so far and they were all similar to the above. This is a wonderful, long lasting, and complex tea. A really great tea for people new to plain blacks.
I’m almost done with my tin of this! I noticed I’ve been saving all the large orange slices for last. The tea it super potent and pretty flavorful. I’ve really liked it in the past; see previous notes.
Thanks Teavivre for the sample! I love the shape of dragonwell tea. This tea smells of young spring greens and peas. I love that crisp taste and smell that green teas have. I’ve been drinking mainly blacks and oolongs so this is a nice departure. I brewed this for 2 min. and it is very clear with light yellow hints.
Oh wow, this is such a good tea! The taste is bright, smooth, and just a bit nutty. I’m surprised by the mouthfeel of this one. It is much thicker tasting than I would suspect from such a light tea. I can understand why so many people love dragonwell! This one is a superb example of this type of tea. I would suggest it to tea newcomers and green tea enthusiasts alike.
I know that the reviews are pretty half and half on this. I think that this tea would be slightly better if they had added a black tea to anchor this blend. It is pretty flavorful and chocolaty to boot, but a bit thin. I have cut just about all chocolate/general snacks out of my diet at this point, so I drink this for fun. I have a whole lot of it so it’s good I love it!