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I am finishing up my full-length review of this tea (it will publish soon on the Sororitea Sisters blog: http://sororiteasisters.com) and enjoying another cup so that I can recall all of the lovely flavors that I’ve experienced with this tea. It really is a deliciously different Sencha – very refreshing. It has such an interesting flavor – the buttery taste that I get from it is more like a butter lettuce taste – it’s crisp and less creamy than I would normally experience from a Sencha. The astringency is also different – less drying and more citrus like to me.
The more I try this one, the more I like it.
This has a highly vegetative aroma and taste, but with lingering floral notes that weave in and out of the sip. It is a very refreshing tea with a fair amount of astringency. A bit of nuttiness that introduces itself at the start and wanes toward the end.
A lovely Sencha. I recommend steeping this one at least 3 minutes for full flavor. Any less, and the flavor is a bit too light.
Smell: The loose leaf smells like Lapsang Souchong and malt. Brewed, a bit more like a smooth black tea with the previous qualities.
Flavor: Everything I expected from the scent of this tea. The flavor doesn’t disappoint me at all. Unlike how some other teas will “tease” you with the a wonderful scent.
Reminds me of: Camping, campfires, my previous experiences with Lapsang Souchong
Aftertaste: Smoky, kind of reminds me of mushrooms
Comforting or Refreshing: Comforting, especially now in winter
Steeps: 1 (I don’t usually resteep smoky black teas anyways)
Would I buy this again?: This isn’t going into my permanent stash, but I would certainly get more in the future.
I steeped it in my Gaiwan this time, and it tastes fabulous. Soft, creamy, nutty and sweet with a very smooth mouthfeel. Lovely! I can taste the faint notes of vanilla and nutmeg as mentioned in the product description from Camellia Sinensis.
An exquisite Oolong! If you like Oolong, this is one not to be missed.
Aged teas are something special. certainly not for everyone. I love them. You can taste all the years they’ve lived through. Each sip like a journey back in the history books. so smooth but rich. the liquor is a crimson chocolate and the sent of morning fir trees. not quite piney but in the conifer family. I shall savor this goodness til the next time I can get to montreal
Rinsed leaves have an aroma of cinnamon and raw chocolate; yeasty.
1st infusion, 98 deg/30 sec: light body, brown sugar, a little sour. I decided this was too short. Camellia Sinensis recommends 3-4 minutes, so here I started to agree with them.
2nd infusion, 98 deg/2 min: slightly more body, still sour-sweet. A little too sour for my taste.
3rd infusion, 98 deg/30 sec: round body, much sweeter and fruity. Finally quite drinkable. I’m marking this as a 2.5 minute tea as I think that might be a good starting point for future attempts.
Having the last of this on this gray, drizzling morning. Apparently, typical Houston winters are like typical Rhode Island autumns. I guess the good news is that this is as bad as it gets and once this passes we’re back into the sunshine, rather than transitioning from this to four months of snow.
I really enjoyed this particular raw pu-erh. But after 200g of it (two orders of 100 at different times) I need a break, and I want to go back to the more mellow, soft flavors of my beloved fermented pu-erhs. A man can only drink so much construction site dust.
HOLY COW! This is a crazy good oolong!
This is so different from any oolong I have tried! AND I LOVE OOLONG!
First…the aroma is mild but floral. The color is a very light yellow. The taste is smooth, sweet, juicy, and very fresh! I can taste a sugary caramel type taste but also a vanilla type taste. There is a hint hint of something else which I assume is the hazelnut hint they mention…but I want to stress it isn’t a loud hazelnut and all flavors that I stated are on the sugary-sweet side but naturally-speaking!
This is truly unique and FAB! YUM!
Well, the dark chocolate aroma isn’t loud but it is there. Oddly…if I try and smell it with my nose right up to the mug I can’t really pick it out but if you take a step back I can smell it then…strange but true, folks!
As for the taste with this much powder it is very vegetal and grassy. Still pretty yummy but I like the fruity notes I tasted in the first attempt better so I think I will stick with the 3 tsp.
I’m going to try a 2nd test right after this attempt because I am missing the dark chocolate aroma this time around. I used 3 tsp for this cup and it’s in a standard size mug. I can pick up on the berry notes in the aroma tho. As for the taste it’s mellow but marvelous! I can taste the artichoke comparison mentioned in the product description but I am picking up on fruit like tones too! I really like this! REALLY like this! I am going to try it with MORE powder next time around. But I’m solid in my upper 90s rating for this specific attempt.
The aroma alone “had me at hello”!!!
It has amazing cocoa notes after infusing. The natural aroma is very powerful and truly crave-worthy!
The taste is delicious! It has cocoa and hazelnut hints but the white tea itself is top quality and smooth, silky, creamy, and a true delight!
I have had two cups already this morning and this white tea really has me craving more! I just might declare this one of my favorite white teas of all-time!