415 Tasting Notes
I’m sick, so this doesn’t really count as a review, because I couldn’t really taste it.
But I liked it.
Different than other whites. Had a surprising depth to it. I think it might have been a little malty or something. There was definitely a something to it.
And then I accidentally let the second infusion steep way way way too long. It was still okay, not bitter.
Sweet. Creamy. Really good.
I was distracted by work this morning and let an early infusion go longer than planned. Then all other infusions had to be long, too. I had a couple of really long ones at the end. The last was maybe half an hour…possibly longer…and it was just sweet. So delicious.
Yum. This is such a good tea. It’s a really nice four seasons oolong – my favorite by far to be honest. It’s just got the exact right flavor that I want. It’s also really relaxing and comforting. I’m curled up with a mug of the first infusion, but I think when this is done, I’ll add more hot water, and go curl up with my book.
This is not the first time I’ve had this tea, but it’s the first time I’ve written a tasting note.
It’s really good. Sweet. A little floral. A touch almost nutty, but not really. Delicious.
I love oolong at work when things are awful here, because a good cup can keep me company all day. It provides comfort. Multiple infusions.
I’m doing this one western style today because I just don’t have time to deal with even my pseudo gongfu. It works. It works well.
But I think I will take this tea home so I can try it with my cute oolong clay pot. (My tea kitty also wants to drink some of this delicious tea.)
I had this one today at work. It’s been a bad week or three so far, crazy busy. I guess it’s not a horrible thing that Steepster has been having issues, because I haven’t been tempted to spend too much time on here.
Anywho, this tea.
I was busy, so I don’t remember a lot. The first few infusions were strong, but kinda sweet. Then it got a lot mellowed, but still delicious. I went from 20s all the way up to 8m before deciding this one was pretty much done.
I liked it a lot. It kept me company. I don’t remember details, because I was too distracted by all the rest of the crud going on here in the office, but I know I really liked it.
So I was supposed to get extra samples with my last order from Green Terrace Teas because they didn’t have the gongfu teapot available that I ordered. And then there weren’t any samples included with my order. Oops. So they sent a few samples later. This was one of them, in fact the only sample of their teas that was included that I hadn’t already had.
But I’m really glad they included it.
I’m having a lazy, blah kind of day. I have a bit of a sinus headache and I have this horrible knot in my neck/shoulder. So I’m not accomplishing much of anything. I’m even lazy in my brewing and did this in my ForLife mug western style.
It’s actually quite good this way.
This tea is pretty sweet without being over the top. I was expecting at least a touch roasty, but I didn’t get that at all. Not really floral, either. Sweet, maybe fruity.
A second infusion. I forget to set my timer. Oops. I’m really not sure how long this steeped for. At all. AT least five minutes, probably a lot longer, more like 10 to even 15.
It’s not ruined at all. Now it tastes kind of apple-y. Still sweet. Not bitter like I expected. I’m actually getting a little bit of the roasty now, too. I like this.
I decided that I wanted oolong today but I didn’t really have the time to sit and enjoy the ceremony of it with my clay teapot and all that jazz, so I did this one western style. It worked out pretty well and tasted delicious. I do like this tea quite a bit. I finished off the sample I got from GTT today, but I ordered more during their big sale.