354 Tasting Notes
Revisiting. I got a whole brick. Today I was picking out samples for my friend.
5g 100 ml gaiwan 200F
It is nice, bittersweet but mellow. Beautiful color. Leaves are huge. No tingling today
this tea is excellent. made gongfu method
6g 100ml glass teapot 205F
its rich, malty with stone fruit notes. Surprisingly no sweet potato note, i expected it. tell you the truth im getting tired of all Yunnan blacks having sweet potato profile. Nice and very potent.
this tea was free with my Frequent points.
6g 100ml 185F
its is floral, nutty and mildly roasted(too mild for my taste;)
longer steeps bring astringency and bitterness. I suggest to prepare it Gongfu(pseudo gongfu if you dont have gaiwan). Otherwise tea is kinda flavorless and bitter. More leaves, less time.
It is a quality tea, just not my taste. But it was free, so no complaints.
i love this tea. its so good.
Its fruity and sweet with some savory smoky meat notes. Smoke is not overpowering, i quite like it.
5g 100ml gaiwan 200F
rinse/pause/5/3/5/5/10/15/15 sec etc
some bitterness shows up at 3rd steep but nothing major. in fact i like it, makes it more interesting.
This tea was a sample from very generous Steepster fellow. Im so glad to be able to try. Thank you so much.
I’d like to pick up couple cakes, the price is $5.50 on US site
Asian supermarket find.
I bought it more than a year ago. Several times made western. Boring. wanted to toss until today i found from Mark T. Wendell website its “grown in the northern Wu Yi mountains of China’s Fujian province, this oolong is a unique find. Its leaves are robust and twisted with a high aroma, typical for this special grade of tea. Min-Pei is light in character with a natural orchid-like flavor and produces a clear, bright amber cup color when brewed.”
Today i made it my usual Gongfu method
6g 100ml gaiwan 200F
this tea is very good. Very sweet lingering long aftertaste. Roasty and sweet.
So glad i gave it a shot.
I bought 25g sample of this some time ago.
I think its first time im tasting wet stored aged sheng.
its sweet and herb spicy. Also menthol pretty pronounced in the beginning. i pick up some earthiness, like dump soil, but its not much,some trace. its not unpleasant to me. had more than 6 steeps, color is orange tinted. Again, my steeps were very short, maybe if you steep longer color would be brighter. Long lasting sweetness. Coolness in my mouth remained for a long time.
I think i like it a lot.
5g 100ml 200F