133 Tasting Notes
This tea was delicious tonight. Generally I’m not a big fan of rooibos. This one is not woodsy and doesn’t have unpleasant aftertaste. As it cools the flavors pop and I like it even more. Tastes like really juicy mango with slight sour note. No additions. Steeped according Butiki. I bet it would be fantastic chilled
generous sample from TeaExplorer – Thank you. prepared in 4oz gaiwan. 195F because I’m chicken( not ready to face bitter notes). 5 sec rinse 5/5/5/5/10
Wet leaves smell strongly of dried apricots. its golden color, clear, smells kind of peppery and slightly smoky. Sweet. as it cools some bitterness comes but its rather pleasant. overall nice experience. dont want to rate due to lack of experience.
this is a sample I purchased from Puerhshop. this is amazing. the tea is clear wine color, almost like cranberry juice color. taste wise its very smooth, sweet, no earthiness detected. kind of thick and some vanilla notes.
5 sec rinse/ 5/10/10/10 to be continued
i think im in trouble. im not supposed to like it, but i do. A lot
This is generous sample from TeaExplorer – thank you.
5 sec rinse 5/10/10/10/15 to be cont
Wet leaves smell of stewed prunes. Yum
Very smooth, sweet like dark chocolate, no earthiness . Brew very dark and clear. I placed an order last week and I regret that I didn’t include it. Next purchase for sure.
Revisiting and raising my rates. It is 100. Bitter sweet chocolate like 90%. Super smooth, doesn’t have usual earthy smell, more like farina. Agree with ifjuly , it’s like strong espresso with dark chocolate on a side. Exceptional
I used 5 oz gaiwan+2tsp rinse/30/45/ etc
I like smoky teas. But last time I brewed it western method it was too much for me. I could not get rid of smoky flavor for long time after I finished my cup.
Today I decided to brew in gaiwan. 5oz+1tsp+1/1/1. i combined all steeps in one cup.
This way smokiness was minimal and tea was so sweet