144 Tasting Notes
Looks interesting in the bag: there is a mix of green and darker, mostly whole leaves. Smells a little bit like a Chinese black tea (but obviously this is something totally different). It also reminds me of the scent in the air when I used to inner-tube down this river up in the Sierras. Brews up an olive green color. The taste is surprisingly smooth. I don’t really know what to compare it to, it basically tastes like it smells. I guess I’d say earthy and woody. The person I shared it with said “I could drink this instead of coffee.”
This smells like campfire in the bag as expected, but it’s also kind of earthy..with something almost sweet going on too, like cinnamon rolls maybe?
After waiting forever for it to cool down, this tastes good. It is definitely smokey, but not offensively. It also tastes a bit piney and woody. That earthy smell I mentioned comes through on taste as well. As with this company’s current baker street blend, this would be perfect tea for a cold winter night. I can’t make up my mind if I prefer this with or without sugar.
WELL NOW, this smells quite promising in the bag. Very sweet and fresh, like chocolatey fig cookies. Taste is smooth and firmly what I expect out of a Yunnan tea. I get the notes reminiscent of cocoa a little, but this particular one mostly tastes sweet and dry-fruit-like (fig?). A little mineral tasting too. As with most Yunnan teas, I like a little sugar in here. I find this has just a slight tartness in the aftertaste. Overall a great tea.
Taste and smell is clean and crisp. It almost tastes like chinese white tea to me, but stronger. It also has slight notes of that artichoke-like flavor I seem to be getting from the teas I’ve been drinking from the region lately.
I think this is the last green tea in my current batch of samples. This one calls for a short steep time and pretty low temperature. The scent while it brews is very rich and making me antsy to try it. Taste wise it is a little on the light side (but not too light), and unmistakably in the green category, but it also has some stuff going on that reminds me of an oolong. It has the buttery- vegetal sencha type notes, but there are also some minerally, lightly floral, almost roasty notes to it that I tend to associate with oolong teas. There is a fleeting aftertaste that is a bit sweet.
I am getting the taste notes I expect out of a good sencha: buttery, vegetal, and seaweedy. It has a little bit of a sweetness (and something else I cannot quite place) in the background. It is a bit little thicker in body than similar teas I’ve had as of late, and the taste lingers in the mouth a little. Yet another sencha I like quite a bit.
Taste: This is surprisingly light and clean on taste and mouthfeel considering how dark it brewed up. I find it has that refreshing classic tea taste for the most part, with a little toastiness. I usually prefer teas like this iced, but it is good hot as well. This one is even better with some sugar. The current price on this is pretty decent, might get it again in the future. On some subsequent tastings, it kind of has a nuttiness that reminds me of some of the fujian teas I’ve tried.
Smells sweet and jasminey in the bag (of course). I didn’t think the jasmine was too strong or bitter like one of the other reviews. Like most white teas, I found this to be a light, clean tea.