538 Tasting Notes
I’m so excited to try this one! My husband remarked that the dry leaf smelled like licorice to him. The leaves are large, deep brown, and a bit shiny.
1st steep 10sec.: Very light. The flavor isn’t too overt. It is fruity, sweet, and clear.
2nd steep ~20sec: The first steep seemed really light, so I stepped up the timing a bit. This is (oddly) very floral. It reminds me of magnolias. It is also a bit fruity as well.
3rd steep 25sec: Very flavorful. There are fruit, floral, and some rock notes in this cup.
Sipdown! Thank you Angel for this sample! I’ve really loved this one. I actually thought that it was gone, but there was one cup left! This has many sweet, roasted notes that last at least 2-3 steepings for me. This tea is pretty unique when it comes to oolongs that I’ve tried. I love it and I’m so glad I got to try it!
I don’t understand this tea at all. It is actually pretty interesting because I can’t really nail down just what it tastes like. It is not really gingerbread to me. The dry, crunchiness is somehow there though. This one is always a toss up. Some days I like it, others it is just weird. I think one of Steepster’s resident awesome tasters should get this and inform me to whatever it is I’m really tasting.
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 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.