517 Tasting Notes
Good aroma, from the moment I put the dry leaves into the warmed gaiwan, to the last sip of the last infusion.
The first infusions were really rich and strong. A bit woody, but smooth.
It didn’t last as long as I wanted.
It’s at a good price, though, so I might get it in the future….other than I have a lot of pu right now.
I decided to do a shou session with my new teapot, and picked this one out of the pile. It was the first shou I found.
Good beginner tea, but nothing outstanding. It didn’t last long.
Sorry, my brain is pretty much dead today. It’s been a long week. Now I have a sinus headache. I would like a nap, and instead I’m stuck at work.
But this tea is nice. Really nice.
I haven’t been drinking my white teas much lately. I don’t know why. This is a really great tea, so I’m glad I grabbed it this morning and brought it with me to work. I got this a little while back and just finally opened it. (It is still available on the website, so I recommend you get some.)
My little notes I jotted down:
the bit of aroma I’m getting is beautiful (I’m got a bit of a stuffy nose to go with sinus headache)
love the color of the leaves while steeping
Grrrr….accidentally hit the X while I was trying to switch tabs.
So my re-write.
Thank you so much, TwoDog2, for the sample of this tea with my order. I have never had such an expensive tea before. And yes, it’s worth every penny.
Started out very bold and strong, deep, clear, and incredibly smooth. Staying smooth and strong, it slowly sweetened up over infusion to infusion. And it’s still going strong. Amazingly smooth, delicious. I’ve got to stop for today, but I’m saving the rest for tomorrow.
It was a snow day for me….well, I worked from home because we had over 16" (42cm) of snow yesterday, ending sometime well after I went to bed. Staying home from work was definitely the right idea.
So I had this tea today. I’ve been looking for a tea to use for my planned American wheat with blackberry and oolong beer that I’m going to make. I think this is going to be the tea.
It’s got some great mineral qualities to it. It’s sweet. It’s easy drinking. It stands up to multiple infusions, which means it should handle the boil pretty well.
And, it’s a great price to buy bulk! Plus, they deliver free in Ann Arbor, which makes this super affordable.
So I went to write a review of this for Angel, and I realized that I already had reviewed it, and I grabbed the wrong sample. Hah. No wonder I had noted that this reminded me other the other tea I’d sampled a couple weeks ago. It was the tea I’d sampled a couple of weeks ago. I’m a complete idiot.
I still like this tea, though. Nice, just the right amount of floral, right amount of roasty, right amount of tasty.
I got some sample sizes of the oolongs from Arbor Teas and decided to start with this one. I did it in my gaiwan, short and quick infusions.
It’s got decent flavor. It’s not outstanding, but it’s nice. The price isn’t bad, but I think there are Bao Zhongs that I like better.