431 Tasting Notes
I never left a review on this tea? I know I’ve had it awhile and have enjoyed it a few times so I’m surprised I never left a review.
Anyway, I’m enjoying it this afternoon. All that talk of chocolate pu-erh going on got me wanting some dark pu-erh.
I’m not getting much chocolate this afternoon. I know I have in the past from this tea so I figure it’s got to be from later infusions? I guess I will find out soon. Just brewed infusion Number 3. Lets see- sluuuuurp. Yep, it’s getting better.
So far some of the new 2015 greens I’ve tried from YS have been good but not amazing. I’d say this one was pretty amazing.
Brewed up the aroma had that sweet pea smell/flavor. So good. It came through in the taste as well. Sweet nutty, sweet pea. Yum!
Flavors: Nutty, Peas, Sweet
This was my morning tea and hubby shared it with me. It gave me a good energy boost. I ended up on a big cleaning spree afterwards.
There was no bitterness in this tea at all. After two quick rinses I brewed 10, 10, 15, 20, 25, 25 , 30
I think my favourite one was the first infusion when I could taste fruity but it was very light. All the infusions were great though with a nice fruity apricot flavour
Flavors: Apricot, Fruity
Brewed this tea this morning Western style and it tastes pretty weak. I think I need to come up with different brewing parameters for this tea. It smells delicious dry but when brewed it’s a barely there chestnut flavor. Maybe that’s how it should be or it might be because it’s such a new tea. It’s really fluffy too like white tea. I did put more than 1 tbsp. in to compensate for it being a fluffy tea.
I just can’t rate this tea right now until I give it a bit more time and different brewing techniques. Right now though, it’s not one of the greens I love. Just too weak.
This is my very first tea of the day. Well, first REAL tea. I had to fast to get a blood test done this morning and just ate breakfast out having a green tea in a restaurant for the morning. So to me that didn’t really count as a REAL tea.
This tea is delicious. It’s sooo pricey though compared to some other teas at YS.
I brewed it gongfu trying out my new glass gaiwan. The only other gaiwan I had was a tiny one and I wanted a bigger one that could take a little bit more volume. I soon learned that it’s much harder to handle when it’s bigger. The whole thing comes dangerously close to flying apart when I can’t get a good grip on it. I still like it though. It’s nice to see the green leaves through the glass.
This dragonwell is deliciously sweet and nutty with a green bean taste to it. So fresh! Even at the price it is, I would consider getting more of this tea.
Flavors: Green Beans, Nutty, Sweet