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Recent Tasting Notes
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.
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!
Almost forgot to log this one – see previous notes – but this time around – I still really LOVE this – but have had many more matcha since and knocked just a few points off because there are many that have reached or passed this one in taste – according to my personal taste buds, anyways…but this is still among my fave’s…just not a 100 anymore…still high 90s!
Not really getting the berries or dark chocolate hints but AM getting the artichokes
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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!