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4g/cup Smells vegetal, buttery, floral, nutty
Smooth and buttery, vegetal, hint of citrus. Smooth, and oily texture coats the mouth. Brothy, soupy flavour and quality. A great bi lo chun, and a great Chinese green tea
Complex flavours of apricot, honey, bitterness, and flowers. Very different and interesting. Definitely enjoyed it, but it resembles a black tea more than an oolong.
It’s malty with a crisp, fruity aftertaste. Lots of depth and flavour, but easy to drink. A delicious and satisfying tea that is endlessly smooth, with no bitterness or astringency.
Smells fruity and delicious. Is fruity and delicious.
Surprisingly bold. Has some of the mellow notes that normally accompany later flushes. Not so spritely as last year’s First, but a solid showing.
Very sweet and somewhat syrupy. Spicy, full flavour. Not so strong it overpowers, but rich and unsubtle. Cloves mostly in the finish, which I like. One of the better cinnamon teas I’ve had.
Nothing spectacular, but a solid black tea. Smooth and malty. That being said, you can get better for cheaper.
Also not a huge fan of it being called single estate and them not mentioning which estate.
Odd. Kind of good and revolting at the same time. Better in small doses.
Can’t say I’d buy it or recommend it.
And I really hate selling teas based on the idea that they help you lose weight. Strawberry Slender? Come on…
2 tsp/cup This note is only from January – I’m catching up!
Smells like chocolate, puffed wheat, honey.
Smooth, chocolate, molasses, tobacco. Great, reminds me of some higher-quality Yunnan bud teas.
2nd steep: 2 min
3: 3 min
4L 5 min
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Robust, deeply vegetal, sweet. Smooth texture, rich flavour. Buttery, slight lemon. Intense for an asamushi, and I really enjoy it.
Steep 2: 165* 30sec
3:175* 60 sec
4:185* 2 min
5:212* 3 min
Another one bought a few years ago when I bought things from the grocery store. Am just now catching up on these tasting notes.
Even then, I really did not enjoy this tea.
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Lots of flavour. Bitter, but in a good way. Goes spectacularly with food.
So bummed you can no longer buy this. Might have to make my own version because it was one of my favourite herbals ever.
This is nothing if not unique. A wee bit sad they stopped making it because it was something so different on the market.
Bought in my intro to tea days, when I still bought everything at the grocery store, and decided I pretty much hated it within a couple of cups.
As grocery store teas go, it’s one of my favourites.
Smooth with a deep flavour.
Wowsers B. Bowsers.
One of the best greens I’ve had, and possibly the best version of this specific type I’ve had.
If I weren’t so lazy, I’d type proper notes. This tea certainly deserves ’em. And yet…
Pretty average. A wee bit bitter and astringent and definitely not top-notch. A high step above your average bagged teas, but well below the Assams I usually buy.
At 195*: Well blended flavour profile. Muscatel fruitiness, but not as blatant as some of the other FF. Overall, I love it, but I think I prefer the Giddapahar, just because it gave me more of a wow sensation. This is nice and mellow, yet still interesting. Not very sweet. Robust. A good first flush, and I look forward to Thurbo’s second. I realise a lot can happen in between flushes, but something about this one makes me think their second may really shine.
It’s too demure to really get me excited, but I would buy this tea and drink it consistently. I just wouldn’t find myself with the urge to weep when I used it up, like I have been tempted to do sometimes with other estate flush teas.
…Later: 205* Demure is definitely not a word I’d use to describe this baby when you up the temperature a little. It’s got great notes of muscatel and hay. Really aromatic and quite spectacular.
Sweet, smooth, vegetal, incredible. This rocks my world.
Would happily lay down the coin for this.
It’s not flat, but I don’t find it very flavourful in the first steep. In the second, a nice lemon character comes out.
Good texture and nice, sharp aftertaste. Simple and good, but there are other Fukas I would buy before this one.