12 Tasting Notes
Was really happy to give this tea a try along with the Slumbering Dragon, thanks for the samples Glen and Lamu :).
This tea had a really pleasant aroma that was both sweet and vegetal and I also was able to pick up the aroma of edamame that was mentioned.As for the taste its quite easy to realize how fresh this tea is, the first couple of steeps reminded me a bit of a fresh green tea but I was able to pick up some nice sheng flavors that became more pronounced after the first couple of steeps(was able to get a total of around 10 steeps). I was quite surprised at how smooth this tea is for being so young, but it wasn’t too flat either as it had some nice tangy/bitter flavors as well. I would definitely consider buying this cake and would say its definitely drinkable right away.
Flavors: Fruity, Green, Smooth, Vegetal
Had this sample along with a couple of others from Crimson Lotus sitting around, decided to revisit them and review them.
I think this is a really good tea which is quite easy to drink with some nice sweetness. It seems to be a good representation of a nice light pu’erh, I would definitely recommend it
Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Sweet, Wood
Like the name says there are some pretty decent sized leaves that made it possible to get a ton of steeps out of it. I don’t drink a ton of loose pu’erh(usually cakes) but this one is really amazing and is one of my favorites at the moment. But I only really make it when I have time to sit down and steep it all the way out, anything else would seem a waste to me.
Flavors: Earth, Leather, Sweet, Wet Earth
A very solid tea for a really good price, also quite easy to brew. It brews up nice and dark and has a pleasant sweet creamy flavor and it. Got three solid dark steeps and it was still quite enjoyable after. I would definitely recommend this one, as I am considering getting some for myself.
Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Earth, Malt
A very nice tea for its price, has a very nice sweet vanilla/cocoa aroma. First couple of steeps brew up rather sweet. It balances out nicely after the first few steeps, was able to steep this quite a few times. Would definitely make a good daily drinker, although I didn’t really enjoy the first few steeps.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Vanilla, Wood
This is one of my daily drinkers its everything I’d want out a shou pu’erh around this price half about half of a cake left and hopefully I can find something similar to replace it with. It brews up really smooth and dark has a decent balance of sweet and earth flavors. With I higher leaf to water ratio I am able to bring out quite strong flavors.
Flavors: Earth, Sweet, Vanilla
Brews up quite dark with a very pleasant up front sweetness along with notes of earth and a bit of smokiness. I’d say its a good tea to brew in larger amounts, its smooth and easy to drink would be good for someone newer to pu’erh.
Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Smoke, Sweet
A very pleasant green tea very aromatic, brews up quite light. Tastes surprisingly strong for its color super smooth and grassy, with a lingering sweet after taste. Experienced a tad of bitterness/astringency after the first brew but nothing too extreme. Overall just a really good green tea would probably be good for an everyday sort of tea.
Flavors: Grass, Sweet, Umami