457 Tasting Notes
I had it awhile ago and was pretty sure I left a review. Sorry.
I remember I had a very nice session with this tea. It’s smooth , fruity sweet and touch bitter which is really ties all the flavors together.
Many thanks to Wymmtea for giving me a chance to try their wonderful teas
My apologies for taking such a long time to review the samples. I think I got 2 more left. Will try them soon.
This tea. Leaves are so beautiful, long , not broken, some silvery.
Usually I use Gaiwan for tastings but I decided on Jian Shui pot.
The tea is quite strong, some bitter which I really liked. I’ve noticed I need some bite to a sweet creamy sheng not to be boring.
The brew is pale yellow. It is fruity and floral at the same time .
I enjoyed it a lot and will continue tomorrow. Pretty sure it’s durable to last longer than 10 steeps.
this tea didn’t make me sleepy or tea drunk. I’d say it’s quite energizing
Thank you so much Wymmtea for the opportunity to try your wonderful teashttps://instagram.com/p/4pd4vuBwpk/
As soon as I heard that Joseph Wesley has this limited edition for sale I placed an order for 50g. This tea is exceptional quality and taste. Each leaf is perfect thin curl. I made it western 3g 8oz 200F for 3min. The color was amazing bright orange. The tea is complex. It is even hard to describe. Somewhat floral, nutty. It is not heavy and would be perfect as breakfast or afternoon tea in summer. So refined. Doesn’t need any additions. Just perfect. No bitterness or astringency detected.
Next time I’m going to Gongfu it. I’m pretty sure it will taste even better. I would be able to pick up more notes.
This tasting note for Baby Gourd i got with my June Club offering.
its soo darn cute. i felt sorry to behead it but i had no choice.
Surprisingly easy, it took me just few secs. i guess i was just lucky finding the right spot.
5g 80ml glazed shiboridashi 200F
rinse/pause/ short steeps
I like this tea. its sweet, smooth, thick, creamy, some bitterness later on but not major. And i got sweet aftertaste long after i finish drinking it
I think its enjoyable for pu head and safe for beginner.
Im very happy with my Club subscription. thank you Paul ;)
i got this sample along with other tea i “won” on IG. I didnt answer the question 100% right but the winner was so generous and passed it on me. Tea people are awesomely generous!
Im a big fan of Yancha. i always eager to try since its so different and so delicious.
When i opened the pocket i was smelling it at least for 15 min. Crazy right? like i have nothing to do! but the aroma is incredible. roasted nuts and cannabis!
I had to look thru my window in a case someone was smoking a pot right outside. no, the street was empty, haha
my usual Yancha parameters
6g 100ml gaiwan, 195F rinse/ short steeps 3/5/7/10/15 etc
it is sweet, roasty nuts, some earthiness and mineral notes in later steeps.
i enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you Great Horse Tea for sharing this sample with me. Goes on my wishlist!
This is a free sample from my recent order.
I’m not a huge fan of Dancong. its tricky to brew even though im super careful. In addition, I do not like florals in my tea. it must be heat or something but i woke up after late late nap with cravings for Dancong.
This tea is incredible. Fresh, green and not floral. The smell is intoxicating of freshness and nuttiness.
First steeps remind me green beens and young potatoes. savory delicious.
Later on it picked some spice and floral notes, but florals werent strong which is YAY in my case.
The tea was very refreshing, deliciously sweet. Thank you so much Scott for sending this sample my way. i would never pick it on my own.To conclude, we should not drink only “comfortable teas”. we should try new ones, train our buds and perhaps discover new favorite.
5g 100ml porcelain gaiwan 195F
This tea is a sample for review. Thank you so much WymmTea!
Im really impressed with presentation. each sample is wrapped with handmade paper with sticker attached .
Upon opening ive noticed very big leaves. Huang Pian are older leaves that rejected because they dont look pretty. taste wise they are sweeter and less astringent than perfect young ones. farmers usually keep them to themselves.
i enjoyed this tea. it is bitter sweet, clean and full of flavor. With longer steeps it develops astringency but i always try to stick to very short steeps especially with young sheng.
6.5g 70ml gaiwan 200F rinse/ short steeps
Thank you so much for the sample Wymmtea. it was a nice experience
i got this sample for review – thank you so much Crimson Lotus tea.
When i opened the pouch it smelled smoky, grassy and sweet.
This tea is delicious. almost no smoke detected in a brew. just faint to make things interesting.
I enjoyed it a lot. many steeps yesterday and i continue today.
7g 80ml gaiwan 200F rinse/short steeps. few secs, i didnt time them.
Guess what ,my son was very curious and asked me if he can try. he had 2 tiny cups and declared it delicious. its easy to drink, no harsh bitterness often associated with young sheng, no astringency ( but again i kept my steeps short). lovely tea overall.
Im so glad i was able to try this tea, thank you so much Crimson Lotus Tea
PS no stomach issues i usually experience with young sheng. yay!!!https://instagram.com/p/3g2BMEhwoD/
Sample from Happy Earth Tea – thank you so much.
This tea was quite successful. i stopped buying First Flush Darjeeling because they are very temperamental. Too hot, too long and you can ruin it.
I faced the challenge lol
It was easier than i thought.
3g 8oz 190F just few sec under 3min.
I didnt cover the pot either. i was afraid to burn the leaves.
it is highly aromatic, light and brisk. Astringency creeps up as it cools so i recommend to drink it while its hot. it has some resemblance with yunnan greens in floral grass and nuttiness.
overall Im very happy with the session. i should not be afraid of FF.
Thank you so much Happy Earth Tea for the opportunity to try something i wouldnt pick up on my own. It was a great learning experience.