3004 Tasting Notes
It’s been awhile since I drank this tea.
It’s not among my favorites.
It performs best in short steepings, so this morning I put about 5G in my little white lotus teapot, & although it’s not bad, there’s just some undefinable thing about it that I don’t really care for. The first sips are always wonderful, very malty & sweet. But then an undertone comes up that just doesn’t appeal to me after a couple of steepings. I still can’t quite define it, but there it is.
I can’t believe I’ve been away from Steepter all day!
I also can’t believe that I only drank 2 teas all day!
First up was Mandala’s “Keemun”, which is very tasty & satisfying. I steeped for 3 minutes, then resteeped for 5.
Then I gardened for awhile, & when I came in to teach I had Mandala’s “Long Life”, another tasty & satisfying tea. I followed the same steeping of 3 minutes, with a resteep of 5.
I had planned on drinking some oolong & some puer in the later part of the day, but I was hungry & I learned long ago that for the most part, it is best if I don’t drink tea on an empty stomach. By the time I had dinner, it was too late for tea.
Oh well, there’s always tomorrow!
Everytime I drink this wonderful tea, I wonder, “how can a tea actually taste like this?”
Are they burying cacao nibs & toasted coconut in the soil around the tea plants? That might explain the wonderfully rich german chocolate cake complete with coconut frosting flavor.
Or maybe the soil where these plants are growing is just so perfect, & the person processing these leaves is just an amazing master of the art.
I’ll never know for sure, but the results is wonderful.
Another tea from Sil.
I think these are the first teas I’ve sampled from PureAroma teas.
I love the aroma of this tea, and I do sometimes enjoy some florals in my teas, so that should come as no surprise. Flavor wise, it’s ok & drinkable, but near the end of the cup there was a less pleasant soapiness to the aftertaste. :p
This is SO GOOD!
I could sit around drinking this forever.
It’s so very rich, with a chocolatey fruitiness that is YUM!
I haven’t been drinking much in the way of oolongs or puerhs, as my taste buds weren’t working, the water in florida sucks, & I wasn’t really feeling very good anyway.
Even though I’m still congested, I can taste & smell enough now to totally appreciate my more nuanced teas, such as this one.
I don’t yet have a favorite wuyi oolong, but there are several contenders here, & this is definitely one of them!