450 Tasting Notes
i got just one small mini brick with my recent order. it looks so cute. i had to brew the whole thing around 10g. it was hard to separate and i didnt want to break those gorgeous full long leaves.
To my surprise it wasnt heavy roasted at all. But it was pleasant despite that im not huge fan of floral notes. its very fragrant and sweet, not bitter at all.
I may get more of these. They all vacuum packed and i think it will be nicer with takeouts than green tea. Green tea i find finicky even though i have a variable kettle. they do get bitter no matter how careful I am.
You can steep this brick forever and it doesnt go bitter.
This is my 400th note. how ironic
last night i had a session 2007 Naka Qiao Mu Bamboo Raw Chawang Shop
I got it based on Cwyn review. yes, i got stoned. not immediately. after 5 steeps. i was very happy smiling then fell asleep and couldnt get up. I still feel drugged. Flavor wise its very pleasant, bittersweet stonefruits and spice. 6g for 100g gongfu glass teapot
bought it yesterday by accident. i was with my kids at American Museum of Natural History. We spent the whole day there. on a way to subway station my DD noticed this tiny shop. i wouldnt cause it was dark already. But she was like lets go inside.
The lady (she actually is a owner of these 2 shops) talked me into this tea. And i bought 4 oz without trying. Im ashamed. i dont need any more tea especially flavored one. Sigh….
Im trying it now. 3g 8oz 200F
Not bad, not great. just meh. Bergamot is barely there. Citrus is not strong either. it has some Kusmi similarity. But i prefer Anastasia. its strong and does the job.
had this mini tuo couple days ago.
Such a cutie. And delicious too. i think i liked it more than loose form.
Gongfu 100ml glass pot, 212F
its pretty resilient. Color is beautiful. taste sweet and rich, and creamy.
i have to pick more of them.
Thank you Garret for the sample, i enjoyed it a lot, as usual;)
Another long forgotten tea. i found it while organizing my teas
Since the time i got it i’ve tasted some pu. so now i can compare.
This tea is not my fav. Gave two rinses (usually one rinse for me)
its earthy, peppery spicy with strong tobacco note. i was craving some sweetness, some stone fruits. nope.
i guess im just got spoiled drinking good sweet rich shou…oh well, cant like them all
7g 100ml 212F
Edit: l0-15 min after I finished my session I got this strong sweetness . Quite good. I will finish the tin but its not repurchase for me
Flavors: Earth, Pepper, Tobacco
today i was organizing my tea. its getting out of control, boxes, samples are everywhere. Im not done yet but i think it will help me find teas.
Made lot of discoveries. long forgotten teas… sigh
Ok. this tea is simply delicious. lychee flavoring is not artificial, base is nice, chocolatey creamy smooth.
205F 3g 8oz 3min
resteep was great. 212F @7min
I’m not done w/organizing. Simply run out of boxes ( I had 20)
Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Lychee
5g 100ml gaiwan 205F
Revisiting this tea, but couldn’t find my previous note. It’s very nice. Chocolaty, lychee aroma, some muscatel notes, raw nuts. It reminds me Ai Lao Mtn teas or even Taiwanese teas. Delightful.