5 Tasting Notes
After trying their Silver Needle I had to try Golden Monkey Paw too. Now I have no doubt why it gets good reviews on here.
This is a full bodied tea, and I detect a mild malty flavor. I had this yesterday morning before work and really enjoyed it so I had another cup when I got home and I’m sure I will be finishing this bag fairly quickly.
I actually discovered California Tea House through Steepster. So glad I did! This is hands down the best Silver Needle I’ve ever had. According to the label it is USDA Organic which actually sometimes scares me in terms of flavor, but this came out perfect. Smooth, soft and still well rounded.
I’m not a Pu’erh expert, but I am a big fan. I like the heritage in the process of this tea. It reminded me of slightly weak Darjeeling though instead of a hearty Pu’erh. I probably won’t have this again.
Clear Jade is a fine Oolong. The package showed up in nice form, not crushed and looking fresh. I finally broke into it last week. It took me awhile to try this tea even though it’s been on my mind.
The aroma is nice and sweet, which made me hungry. This is a good tea to have before a big meal, although the flavor is not as bold as many of my other favorite Oolongs.
I was a little taken back by the price and shipping for 1 ounce. Shang says 1ounce will make 30 cups, but I ended up with more like 14. I tried repeat steeping, but it came out too weak. Still a great cup of tea though.
This was a fair cup with good color and aroma, but it was a bit weak for me as far as an Indian black goes. I tried steeping another cup longer, which got mildly stronger, but the stronger taste wasn’t a better taste.