106 Tasting Notes
terrible. smells like hot, old fruit by the foot. looks like dogvomit, hence the picture. tastes like air. nothing is here but i can’t get past the smell. will not be drinking “tea” from this “company again”
This year’s Bao Zhong is exceptional! it has the sweetness almost to the level of an Ali Shan!. not cuite as complex or durable as Ali, but a good backup in case you don’t have time to appreciate every Infusion of a rolled oolong. it’s good that this is so good this year because the Tung Ting has been a little disappointing. normally the TT is the alternate for Ali but the flavor has been kinda flat. the subtle textures don’t linger like they should. In the Bao Zhong however, they do. a light candied aroma fills the air after I add my leaves to the warm teapot. the first sip is a quick and brisk. it tastes of the first snowfall after a thaw. crisp then warming the body to complete the journey from teapot to mouth.
I love puer and this is a great season for it. i prefer cooked puer for the most part, with the exception of my fav (lau shu) this tea is probably my second favorite cooked puer behind Zhao Li Qiao. it has a sweetness lingering amongst the earth. the infusions remain strong, with the best being 4-12
I know it’s not tea, but I drank it in my tea room using some tea room supplies and it was made by a fellow devotea @changeangeling. so warm and soothing, a treat as the snow falls outside. fall turning to winter my body warming from the inside to a fine toasty pleasance.
A warming blend of Puerh and spices makes me wish I had some ready for me every time I came in from the cold. the earthyness of the puerh balanced with the kick of the spices makes for an excellent wintery beverage.
wowza. this is an interesting one. it has some similarities to maybe a feng huang, slightly fruity but not overpowering citrus. it’s a smooth concoction that reminds me of a hot toddy to some extent…except this won’t help you get to sleep.
Could be more minty but it’s just a subtle hint, which is nice. nothing in this is too powerful. not too strong tea wise, not too sweet, not too milky. is nice. i am warm.
This tea makes me want to nap. it’s warm and soothing. love puer and having that little sweetness from the flowers makes a an herbal cherry to my tea sundae.
oh hello, Ya Bao, haven’t seen you in a while. these fluffy pine cone-like (tea?) leaves are remarkable. you can’t really brew this tea wrong. brew it cold, boiling, 80, it has slightly different flavoristics for each brew but it’s still close to that initial pineyness. it can be re infused many times as well. maybe it’s a puer? maybe it’s a white, maybe it’s just its own varietal. not sure, but i think it’s quite special.