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This is a wonderful first flush Darjeeling tea: floral in the nose and in the cup, a pleasingly-metallic taste on the tip of the tongue and roof of the mouth, and a lingeringly-sweet finish.
First infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz water, 90 deg., 2:30 min.
Second infusion – 3 g. per 8 oz. water, 90 deg., 10:00+ min.
I got some more of this tea from a friend, and was a little hesitant from my last experience…but wow! I’m convinced that the last batch I got must have been stale (even though I got it as a sample from an order direct with Camellia Sinensis).
These leaves are nice and long, beautifully dark green and a good shine. Lovely smell of seaweed and ocean salt. Taste is nice and smooth and sweet.
Beautiful aroma to this tea. Fresh sea breeze and seaweed. Produces an infusion that is almost iridescent.
Zest is also a good description, however the taste has not really been as complex as the aroma suggests. I am going to do several more infusions, and also a cold infusion and see what I get…
This is a good Sencha. Not really worth the price though.
A unique tea…that is interesting…not really as great as it should be though.
buttered pecans, bok choy, maybe some peach. I really don’t get the rocket/arugula at all. Its a good tea, not quite what I was expecting or hoping. Leaves are quite pale yellow, in some cases white.
Price needs to come down considerably. If this tea was priced appropriately I would rank it around an 85/87
Flavors: Bok Choy, Butter, Peach
This is a great tea. I was a bit hesitant about the long brewing time, but it does take a while for the leaves to fully unfurl, so it is justified.
Lovely spring asparagus with a soft butter taste. Faint green pepper/floral note…maybe magnolia?, and a great umami flavor. This is a great tea…just probably not worth the price…25.00 bucks for less than 2 ounces….
If the price was matched more appropriately, I would bump my ranking up even higher.
Sipdown! Thanks so much to VariaTEA for introducing me to this company. Definitely need more of this and Ombrelle de Papier (If I got that right!).
I steeped at 195 instead of 185, and it’s not ruined! I was actually concerned.
So good. Rose cherry candy yum.
No time to read today again (sorry!) as I need to head out to get my hair cut (I’ve been cutting it myself…) and buy teas for other people. Let’s see if I can avoid getting anything for me. :)
This smells so good! Fruity candy deliciousness. It smells like something I’ve sniffed recently, too. IDK what though.
I’m really getting cherry from it.
Oh wow, this tastes so good! For me, it is verging on perfume, but it doesn’t really matter because it’s tasty.
Thanks so much, VariaTEA! I definitely need to keep this company in mind. :)
Chai hunt continues – I’ve had some really good chai sent to me from other people lately. I’m going to stop buying chai, and just let others choose for me. :))
This one came courtesy of the very generous VariaTEA. Thank you so much.
I was a little concerned, there seemed to be A LOT of cinnamon in the package, and it smelled really heavy on the cinnamon.
I am happy to report, that while it is cinnamon heavy, it’s not over powering. This is light and sweet cinnamon, with some of the other spices coming through. I like this better than the other Camellia Sinensis chai that I bought.
This still isn’t perfect, but it’s a really nice light fun little chai. Thanks VariaTEA
Thank you VariaTEA for sending this my way!
i got no chocolate? but i got a lovely creamy, vanilla-esque cinnamon bomb though! very nice. might have to look into this shop- next semester!
on a completely separate note, had to drop a line to my prof asking for more pages for an assignment….. i will cut and paste his reply:
‘… you should strike some balance between your school work and life.’ buwahahahahaha! yeah! if you promise me A+’s no matter what.
did he just obliquely accuse me of having no life? or would you call that direct? hmmm.
Another one from VariaTEA and man…this one smells AMAAAAZING! I really do like this one a LOT. I really need to get around to a camelia Sinesis order because i’ve had a few now and they are pretty solidly good teas. :) This isn’t a floral blend…it’s just fruity and tasty and delicious…even though it’s not a black tea ;)
This is a very nice tea: light, fruity, and sweet, with the final infusion being akin to honey. A well-made and enjoyable tea.
First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 75 deg., 2:00 min.
Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 4:00 min.
Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 7:00 min.
Fourth infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 10:00+ min.
Describing it as a first flush darjeeling is a very accurate way to go. I got that green bell pepper taste, but lacking in the muscatel aroma that I have come to enjoy from Darjeelings.
I liked their description of walnuts…which maybe I can taste…or maybe not. I wouldn’t have thought of it until I read over their tasting notes.
Not their best tea, but certainly a tea worth trying.
A good long jing is its own reward. With so many impostors out there…its a rare treat to find one that lives up to the hype.
I tasted some delicious buttered asparagus. Crisp and clean, leaves a delicious full mouth feel that is quite sweet. Sweet floral…that I can’t quite place. This is a tea that you could easily drink all day and be lost in the taste.