335 Tasting Notes
Thanks so much to Angel of Teavivre for sending me this lovely sample.
It seems that Yun Nan is a best seller here on Steepster and I at the very first sip I can know precisely why : it is so mellow, so sweet, so good.
I am really impressed especially because main teas with golden tips are not among my favourite for various reasons. This black tea is really different, it acts really like a black tea.
It has absolutely no bitterness. I get lovely notes of sweet patatoes. It’s a rich tea, almost creamy without cream :)
It is so good ! What an excellent tea I am really seduced.
I received a set of sample from Teavivre this morning, thanks so much again to Angel of Teavivre.
I never had Dragon well before but this tea is exactly the kind of green I can drink : it is a mellow green, finally it exists even if I already met one in my life, this is a rare quality with so many greens.
The texture is almost like an Oolong. Taste is quite vegetal but with nutty notes. A very light acridness at the very end of the sip but pleasant.
This is really a good surprise for me : a straight green I can drink with a lot of pleasure.
Casablanca IS NOT a green tea, it is a mix of green and black. As my dear Prince Igor, as Balthazar and I’ve always loved the Mariage Frères mix of green & black.
This is no exception here and I thank Scheherazade for sharing a sample of this with me.
The black leaves give a mellowness to the blend and eradicate any bitterness temptation from the green :)
It is a beautiful idea to mix mint and bergamot. They pair so well together even if mint wins the match and is more present.
It is so good after dinner, this is just refreshing and terribly yummy. A very high classic and a so beautiful dedicace to this lovely town I’ve never seen. Humphrey and Ingrid…so romantic…
Teresa, you’re right lol it is somehow a Darjeeling …I brewed it at 80°c and 4 minutes and yes ….it a kind of ;)
How do you find it ?
I am so happy to have the chance to try this one thanks to cteresa. Obrigada :)
I probably brew it too hot (90°c instead of 85°c) but it is really pleasant this way.
Teresa you mentioned it is not really a black tea but to me it is really works as a black tea and even if a Theodor mentions Shangri Lâ Temple is as good as the best Darjeelings it is to me very different except maybe on the body of the tea.
The tea texture is mellow, I got some raisin notes, not the hazelnut promised but I’ll brew it colder next time.
I need to play more with that one and should thanks cteresa for having sent me a so generous sample.
First, do you have the same problem as me tonight ? I cannot see the majority of the tea pictures here on Steepster and some of the steepsterites avatars…it drives me crazy
Thank you Scheherazade for this milk oolong.
It’s a light milky, and the creamy note is delicate. The main notes are clearly vegetal here. It has the mellowness of the oolongs.
I need to say this is not my favourite among Milky Oolong, not bad at all but just kind of meh vs my Theodor darling MO, the other Tealux and Mandala’s one.
Nice to have been given the chance to taste it.
Tasting note number 300 …gosh I can’t believe that !
Thank you Scheherazade for this sample. I was curious about this one since a while.
Unfortunately this is not a tea for me.
Green but without astringency, flavoured but without any notable taste (some pale citrus maybe and on aftertaste)…I’m not able to taste the tea base neither…It is a pleasant cup of hot water tainted with a pale yellow herbal something.
Clearly the right tea for those who keep thinking tea is nothing but hot water…really…What have you done Mariage Frères ? it clearly doesn’t match with your habitual quality…
6 months.It didn’t take me so long to buy this one… I only managed to resist 6 months before entering Mariage Frères and ask for 50 g of Sun Moon Lake at the desk.
I loved all the Sun Moon Lake teas I have tasted and in general I have a kind of passion for Taiwanese teas, blacks and Oolongs.
I however just love the poetic name of this area’s teas, it sounds so romantic.
The dry leaves are so long and include golden tips, so lovely. They smell woody and roasty.
I use a mug and an infuser and after 3 minutes steeping I can already see a so dark colour that I decide to shorten the steeping.
It’s a medium bodied black tea exactly as I love them with the typical notes of honey, fresh baked bread and candied fruits I appreciate in Taiwanese teas.
On aftertaste, there is something rough but quick, almost mineral but really this is for a short moment and adds a lot of personality t the tea.
I would say this one is a kind of cousin to Butiki’s Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black with a mineral touch.
I do really enjoy it a lot. Just sooo Yummy.