224 Tasting Notes
The name of this translates to Cloud and Mist. It is seen as the predecessor of Huang Shan Mao Feng Tea. Isn’t Mao Feng like Bi Luo Chun too? Anyway, that’s what this tea reminds me of – Bi Luo Chun. It’s got that mossy buttery taste which I LOVE. Can’t get enough of teas like this. It’s sweet, nutty & mossy. They call it fruity notes but to me it’s that delicate mossy flavour that I love.
Flavors: Butter, Moss, Nutty
I left a review on this tea a couple of months ago. This morning I brewed it while throwing out the first 5 rinses/steeps: 10S, 10S, 15S, 20S, 25S. What a difference!
Infusion #6 -30s Buttery , smooth. No mushroom or smoke flavour. There’s a heavy sweetness that clings to the tongue. Is this ever good!
Infusion #7 – 35s More of the same but it seems to keep getting better. I should have steeped like this before with this tea!
Flavors: Butter, Smooth
I really like the fancy name of this tea even though I can’t pronounce it. I was expecting something amazing but it’s only okay.I didn’t get much orchid notes. It was roasted (charcoal ) with a bit of honey sweetness. I was hoping those orchid notes would finally come through on the 3rd steep but by then it had petered right out. Sweetness was less, less roasted/charcoal flavour, less everything. The package says the floral notes come through on the 2nd infusion. I never got any but I threw out the rest of #3 and tried 4 to see if it would happened. #4 was as weak as dishwater. No floral notes or aroma. How disappointing. I wonder if this needs a different steep temperature???
Had this tea early this morning. I only got two infusions on this but I think it would have been good for quite a few more. Garret writes 3-4 on the pkg. It was light , vegetal, buttery, sweet. I tried to think what type of tea does it remind me of? Mao Jian? Dragonwell? Bi Luo Chun? Mountain Indonesian green? I think the last one: Mountain Indonesian green. It was an enjoyable cup.
Flavors: Butter, Sweet, Vegetal
Am I the only one that drinks this tea? I appears so since I’m the only one who left a review. It’s a good tea! Today I am sipping down the last of my old batch but I have another 50g I bought in July. Love that spearment flavour with cucumber notes! And what does guayusa taste like? I’m still not sure! lol I drank the last package down and I can detect that other flavour there. It’s like an earthy or woodsy taste (not like pu’er) . This is the only guayusa I’ve ever had I think. I see Butiki has lots of blends for guayusa which I’d like to try someday.
I actually went on Butiki’s website looking for some guayusa’s. They have a sample kit which I’m very tempted to buy. But if I buy that , then I have to get Lemon French Macaron. And if I get that I have to get Cantaloupe & Cream. And so on and so on. Maybe better to wait for a sale….
Flavors: Cucumber, Earth, Mint, Wood
Sipdown! Organized my tea cupboard this morning and dumped a whole bunch of teas that only have a sample size left in a bag to sip down. This tea is okay but it doesn’t really live up to it’s name. I could swear I was drinking plain white tea. It’s not a bad white tea. It’s actually pretty good (sweet & light) but I wanted strawberry.
Bye bye Strawberry fields forever. Won’t be buying this one again.
Off work today and trying to go through my tea cupboard. It’s a fun job! Then I saw this tea that I had put away from my last Mandala order and haven’t even tried yet!!!!!!! I was planning on doing a sip down on some of my older teas but I just had to try this and couldn’t wait for the afternoon.
This tea has such a wonderful floral aroma. Like a field of flowers. Yes, that could be honeysuckle and orchids. It’s a light oolong not the buttery type but it does have a light sweetness. It don’t pick up floral notes in the taste just the aroma.
Now I noticed I have a few more ripe pu’er teas AND a green I haven’t tried from Manadala. Glad it’s a long week-end.
Flavors: Floral, Honeysuckle, Orchid
This was the morning tea with Hubby today. He’s liked all the pu’er tea I’ve been brewing up for him. I wish I could remember more on it but I know it went down easy. Kind of silky on the tongue. I’m not as good as picking up the differences in the ripe pu’er teas compared to the raw. I know I enjoyed this tea but just can’t remember why. lol Holding off a rating until next time.