334 Tasting Notes
TeaTiff inspired me to try this tea. It’s perfect for a hot muggy morning. I cannot start my day with iced tea. It should be hot and black.
Steeped according to WP parameters 1/2 tbsp 200F 8 oz 3min
Resteep was equally good at 5 min
This tea is beautiful amber color. It is light bodied, sweet like faint honey, some pine notes which are also light. It is not smokey at all for me. I wouldn’t mind some smoke but I know many ppl hate smoky teas. So no fear. I also detected some florals but again not like floral oolongs. Everything is delicate , nice and smooth.
I have to admit Im not Keemun expert, just had a couple besides blends so I won’t rate it.
But Im happy that I picked an oz and once I run out of it I will restock.
Super generous sample from Terri HarpLady – thank you
3G 130 ml gaiwan 212F
Leaves are black and unruly so I used scale to not underleaf
It’s malty with muscatel and stone fruit notes kinda like Second Flush Darjeeling but with Taiwanese notes as well. Some unmistakable Taiwanese sweetness. Some dryness in aftertaste but not unpleasant . I really liked this tea as much as I like good SF Darj
Thank you Terri for the opportunity to try. It’s a winner
This is a quick note, I’m currently not at home. Trying this free sample fr Mandala – thank you so much
5g 100ml glass teapot 212F
Dark brew, no off taste very smooth
Dried fruits , thick and delicious
I have no problem drinking it even on a hot day( don’t want to drink iced teas, too much flavor). Soothing especially since I’m eating not food of my choice( burgers, corn, potatoes, pies ). Recommended
i got this with my recent YS order. made this after H&S Queen – Rose Scented combo. Nice, rich, leather, dried fruits and rose very faint. I was sipping and watching Orange is the New Black. One more episode of season2 left. Very intense. its not that funny anymore.
This generous sample came to me from Stephanie – thank you so much.
5g 150ml gaiwan 195F
i think i had this tea over 4 days, still saved leaves,may try today.
beautiful long leaves. 1st steep was very nice mild, sweet and citrusy. nice mouthfeel,sweet peppers emerging
i decided to raise the temp to 200F
the color is dark yellow-orange. very juicy, sweet peppers and apricots. The following steeps were very sweet. eventually peppery notes disappeared and were just sweet and mild, some astringency (nothing major) and no bitterness ( or maybe it was just barely noticeable and i just got used to it). Anyway very nice and positive experience. Made me tea drunk ;)
revisiting this shou.
7g 150ml Yixing 212F
rinse twice/pause/5/5/7/10/10/15/15/20/25 etc
its so good and rich. Leather and dried fruits. enjoyed it for 3 days. I think its getting better. When i got the cake, it was dry. Its very humid now and i think it helps with aging and getting flavorful.
7g 150ml Yixing 212F
i loved this shou. Im surprised that one reviewer said its bland. No, it very flavorful, rich, creamy, wood and dried fruits(dried cherries mostly). the brew is bright red color. very potent, many resteeps for 2 days.