446 Tasting Notes
This tea was from the monthly White2tea club that Christina and I are sharing. They put some fresh Dahongpao in to try before and after having this one. It was for learning purposes only so I am leaving my review of both with this one.
The fresh dahongpao was really sharp and strong of roast. I couldn’t pick out too much about the actual tea because the roast was just so strong. I can see why this tea is normally not sold so fresh. The wet leaves had a strong aroma of roast too.
The aged dahongpao has really mellowed. There’s the roast, still there but not in your face so much. it still has a good strong roast but it is smoother. I had a few infusions of this trying to figure out why some people love this. I just couldn’t pick up other notes even though the roast had mellowed. I don’t know how to rate this tea. It just isn’t my own personal preference; but I enjoyed trying it out, and comparing the fresh with the aged.
This tea is from the White2Tea club that I’m sharing with Christina. I think this is my favourite out the the package.
I brewed gong fu and could really smell the floral notes before tasting. There was a mild roast and a good strong floral note. There’s a bit of buttery flavor underneath the light roast.
I loved it from the first sip!
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Roasted
I’ve had this tea for awhile and have enjoyed it , but never left a review. Had it stored in the fridge and it seems to have kept it fresh.
It tastes great. A sweet grassy sencha. A little bit fruity. It’s a deep green colour like gyokuro but lighter than gyokuro. It’s also organic-grown without pesticides. A big plus in my book. If I order from Yunomi in the future I would put this one on the order.
I wasn’t looking forward to this tea. I haven’t had that much success with Dan Cong’s lately. Most times I just don’t get any notes and wonder what it’s all about. Tried a bit of the tricky brewing the past but never came up with anything like it’s supposed to be.
So I just brewed this Western Style – 2 min at 90C. I am loving it.
It’s so sweet with a bit of roast coming through. Finishes off with floral and fruity notes. Soooooo good!
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Roasted, Sweet
This tea is not smoky. It is very similar to Yunnan Sourcing’s Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong of Wu Yi Fujian Black tea. I think this one is the better of the two (at least comparing the 2015 from YS). It’s sweet and malty with chocolate notes.
When I was looking on Ebay for this type of tea it’s very confusing whether it’s this type of lapsang souchong or the smoky one. I like both but prefer this one. I just wonder why it’s called lapsang souchong when I thought the name “Lapsang Souchong” meant smoky?
Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Sweet
Haven’t had this tea in ages. This is the kind of tea you only reach for when you’re feeling like something really different – like today.
Last time I left a review, I enjoyed this tea but botched the brewing. I have no idea what brewing parameters I used then but today I went for gong fu. I enjoyed the tea then but I think gong fu brewing made a huge difference on this tea.
First infusion was only 10 sec . Got a bit of maltiness but it was mostly all maple sweetness. I’ve got a terrible sweet craving today and this is really taking care of that today.
2nd infusion -20 sec – Malty, bready, maple syrup Yum Yum! Delicious!
Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt, Maple Syrup
I’ve had this tea 2 or 3 times and have neglected to leave a review but it is delicious!
Dry , it smells so fresh with an amazing chestnut aroma. I like to just breathe in the smell from the bag.
I’ve just been brewing this Western style. Nothing fancy but it has a good nutty flavor with a strong buttery feel/taste to it. Very smooth and non astringent.This is a pretty poor review for such an amazing tea but whenever I have this I am fully immersed in enjoying this tea.
Flavors: Butter, Chestnut