294 Tasting Notes
This is the type of tea I would think of for teatime. It’s a wonderful pick me up. So full of black tea flavor. Bold yet so incredibly smooth. I brewed this basket style which seems to be my favorite method of brewing black tea. Perhaps 1.5 tsp and approximately 4 minutes steeping yielded a luscious brew. Truly a winner in my eyes….
I did this in the Gaiwan again and I have just enough leaf left for a cold brewing. This time I used less leaf than the previous tasting. I did steep it for two minutes. It’s the same flavor profile as before with the extra steeping time. I must admit with the first sip one thing stood out. It was not the color or the flavor or the aroma. It was this immediate tea buzz. That nice little something-something that courses through your body and lets you know the tea is busy at work. Nice empty cup aroma too. Great color. This is a very nice tea….
Once again, on a rainy day, a Lapsang Souchong is the tea of choice. I am now using 2 tsps and the result is glorious. I think I may be limited to one cup. It is warming. It is glowing. There is an energy here. I am not one for flavored tea but for some reason I do enjoy a smoked tea. I have to up the score on this one….
This is todays noon brew. Brewed one cup basket style. This seems to be the winning brewing style with me for blacks. I used 2 tsps and the result is fantastick as always only better with the increased leaf amount. It is a great first cup of tea. It really gets you prepared to tackle whatever the day has in store. We know the flavor profile. It’s a winner. Did someone believe this was the same as the Bailin Gongfu? My second steep is so rich and smooth. Truly a black tea lovers paradise….
This was yesterdays noon tea. I brewed it basket one cup style with the whole pouch. Needless to say I was on the go. The flavor and aroma are top flight. Truly on of the worlds finest teas in my opinion. Warm and sweet with a cocoa-caramel flavor with a hint of a dark honey. There is a reason why people on Steepster have been raving. This is the real deal. I literally was buzzing the rest of the day. I did not need anymore tea. I love this….
This tea has me mystified. The first steeping was very delicate. I followed the directions for a 1-2 minute steep and let it go for 2 minutes. I used the whole sample bag. The tea is visually stunning and very fresh as it seems all of Teavivre products are. I somehow expected this tea to weaken after 2 or 3 steeps. It did not. It got better. It got to the point where I was leaving it to steep in the Gaiwan for 5 or more minutes. Each different timing yielded a cup of wonder and enjoyment. My experience with white tea is limited. What I do know is what I love. I loved this. I love the delicate flavor and the way that this tea made me feel. This was tonights late night tea. I wonder how it would be in the afternoon? Also I noticed on the expiration it says “permanent preservation”. Interesting. This is another tea that I will be purchasing.
This morning I am enjoying this Precious Eyebrow. This is my first time with this tea so I followed the instructions of a 30 second steep. The first steeping yielded a mild cup with a light aroma. The second steeping has picked up in intensity. I am getting the smoky, chestnut flavors others have spoke of. As always, more experimenting is required for teas that I am not accustomed to. Overall from my first experience it’s a very good tea….
I have had many Dragon Wells before and this one is at the top. When I opened the bag I was so impressed that this was very fresh. I brewed it in my Gaiwan with about 2 tsp for 2 minutes. When I removed the lid the aroma was so beautiful. I knew that I was about to have a special tea. The best Dragon Wells are described as “an exceptionally light, clear liquor with a complex, expansive aroma that rises off of the cup, at once both distantly sweet and faintly herbaceous, and a delicate , yet lingering, haunting flavor. It is tea at its most refined, an ethereal brew for contemplation, and one of the worlds great teas.” There is a reason that Angel has the confidence to bestow these upon us. This tea is a treasure….