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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!
I think I said this about the last Long Jing I purchased. These teas remind me more of Japanese style greens than Chinese style greens. They lack any sense of a fired or roasted finish.
The write-up is pretty much spot on. A bit sweet, a bit vegetal without being leafy green vegetal and a somewhat beachy finish.
I forgot to log this one yesterday.
MUCH stronger smoke flavor than my beloved “Black Dragon” from Upton Teas, but manages to avoid the pork rinds/bacon flavor that many of the stronger lapsangs develop.
This is a solid choice for people who like a very smokey tea. I would recommend it for blending, but it isn’t exactly cheap.
You don’t need to steep this tea very long to get a cup bursting with everything that a chai tea is meant to be.
Very strong and spicy. This chai has everything that every muted or meek chai is missing. That said, the rooibos flavour is a bit lost, but the chai is so full of other tastes that I found I didn’t miss it at all.
The aroma of this tea is so inviting that I had a hard time setting the cup down to write this review.