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Well, I have had this for two years in the cupboard now. It’s quite rich in flavour, not fishy at all and I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Yes, it’s a whole body tea experience. I’m really not sure how to describe the flavours right now, but the aftertaste is lingering on my tongue nicely. It’s sweet (I’ve used that word a lot recently!) with a touch of cinnamon and a hint of the iron edge of spinach, then there is a milk chocolate finish at the front of my mouth as I swallow. I’m enjoying it quite a lot.
Another tea from Sil.
I almost bought some of these same mini bricks from Yunnan Sourcing, just out of curiousity. I’m glad I didn’t. They aren’t anything I’d want to have around. Worth trying though.
My first ever green darjeeling, and boy this tea is good stuff!
I’m comparing this tea to a yellow gold, or any other green oolong tea. I know its a green tea, but the creaminess and freshness from these curled leafs are wonderful.
Sweet, light citrus in taste and a bit creamy… one off the best green tea’s i drank in recent times. Have to say that u can easily get 3 and if you brew long enough even a 4th cup out off one teaspoon of leafs.
I used a 2m15 sec brew time for my first cup, upping the brew time with 1min for each cup after that. The color of this brewed tea is a light green that gets a bit intenser in color after more cups and longer steep time. Only downside was that this tea is on the expensive side… but i had some luck i ordered this with canton’s sale a while back and i’m happy i had the opportunity to afford it.
Oh, btw i used a 70°c water temperature for all brews. Like recommended on the packing info.
3g / 200ml glaspot
single infusion 3m @ 70C
Smooth flowery with more than a hint of lemon. Just wonderful, still one of my favorite greens! Will be sure to restock with this years harvest but will wait for autumn flush :)
This tea makes me happy!
This Oolong consists of varied sized balls from roughly 4mm to 1mm in diameter. They are dark green with some brown and medium green in places with a few pieces having quite large stems still attached. A quick sniff-spection reveals a dry and perfumed floral scent.
The liquid once steeped is very light yellow. It has a sweet and floral flavour with a dry after taste. Very delicate but it does have a buttery element present though honestly it’s a little ruined by the overwhelming dryness. I don’t mind some dryness from an Oolong but this one feels like it leaves a powdery substance in my mouth after each sip.
Also as it cools the perfumed element becomes stronger as does the dryness which I didn’t think was possible.
I usually prefer Ali Shan to Li Shan and this was no exception. I had high hopes for this tea and while it was still a pleasant enough Oolong it just is not for me.
The leaves are a beautiful dark autumn brown with a few furry golden tips amongst them. On average they are a few mm long and thin with a sweet malt and currant scent.
Once steeped this tea is golden brown in colour and has a honeyed malt aroma.
Flavour is very light and sweet with essences of: malt, honey, sweet flowers, raisins and fresh wood.
It’s a nice subtle black tea with plenty of charm and sweetness. Definiately a black tea that you can drink and relax with. Also considering there were only a few golden tips present I would have guessed there were more if not entirely golden tips.
I would consider buying this tea for a change compared to my beloved Dian Hong golden tips but honestly it will not be a favourite of mine.
Got this tea as a sample with one of my orders with Canton Tea Company. Its a interesting tea and one of my first Wild tea’s. The dry leaf are pretty large and a bit curled, bigger then i expected to see from a black tea.
I’m brewing this tea with the half of my 5gram sample, so that i can make a second tryout with different brew times. The color of the infusion is a light almost golden/brown, once again its lighter in color then i expected. I would try to describe the smell but because i’m having a mild cold i’m going to skip that part.
Taste wise i’m finding this first cup very soft, almost creamy like with some hints of caramel. To my opinion its almost not malty, tough they mention some maltyniss in the description.
A very good tea, but for me its not strong enough for a black tea, but i’m enjoying it a lot!
I only have a small sample of this tea, as it is extremely expensive, and unavailable in anything but samples at the time. It is an interesting tea, with robust flavour for a white tea, and it does diverge slightly from the usual white tea palate of cucumber/hay/barley/wheat to a more oolong-ie palate of fruit, minerals, and creamy greens. It is also not as light bodied as white teas usually are. If you really love white tea, then you probably won’t rate this tea among your favourite whites. I love white tea, and Norbu’s Ya Bao is still ranked as my favourite (yes, I have tasted Verdant’s Ya Bao and I don’t like it as much), with Tea Palace’s Bai Mu Dan second, and this tea is ranked with Verdant’s Ya Bao as “an interesting white when I’m looking for a more aggressive flavour”. For me, white teas are soft, soothing, a relaxing way to end the evening in mellow sweetness. Both this Ye Sheng Wild White and Verdant’s Ya Ba have a rough edge to them that makes them more interesting, but also makes them fit to fill my white tea cravings. If you are not a white tea person, and you think that white tea is bland – this is the tea for you.
3.5g / 200ml glaspot. water from Kunzan tetsubin
2:30m @ 75C
Superb as always. Shockfull of exotic fruits with a bit of citrus. Feels clean and fresh. Among the best greens ivé tried. Arya hit spot on. Will be getting me some of the SF -13.
I just finished my third cup of this amazing black tea. The sugar touch gets less and less but the tea itself keeps giving! It transformed to a more normal black tea thats mild and sweet… Usually i always drink 2 cups of a black tea only some can make me make 3 or more cups. This is one off them a very good third cup, amazing!
This tea was not on steepster website yet and is not available anymore on canton tea (if my search was correct). It was part of the canton tea club but for a short while on sale for all costumers. Now to the tea…
I was waiting to open this package because its a vary special tea in my opinion, because its pretty rare. The sugar element in this tea made me purchase it, it made me curious!
The dry leafs are pretty large and tippy but thats a sign the quality is good, there were almost no broken leafs in this ziplock bag. For my first steep i’m using a teaspoon of leaf and using the recommended brew time of 2min with 95°c water. The color turns out a dark brown a bit like a ceylon or a light brewed assam. On my very first sip (the tea is still to hot) i notice a light malty taste and of no surprise i can tasted a little bit extra sweetness from the sugar, its not overwhelming but in my opinion enhancing the taste a bit. When its cooled a bit more its less malty then i expected but its still very strong in taste and even a little bit caramel like.
Its a tea i could possible drink on a everyday base but its far to unique to be actually doing this. A nice surprise and i will be trying to get some more off these canton tea club tea’s…
Yixing teapot – 370ml of which I will only be filling half way as it’s for one so roughly 175ml-200ml
Tea weight – 5g
Water temp – 95°C
Steeping times – 15 second increments
The leaves have a musky leather aroma and rich earthen charm. The ageing process seems to have been very kind so far.
The flavour features thick, smoky, sweet, musky, earthen clay elements. Rather smooth considering the amount of different rich flavours it contains.
A nice Puerh that should improve nicely as it ages, if I can keep myself from drinking it all that is.
A very pungent green with features of peony, peach, grass seaweed and dry nuts.
Good quality leaves with hairy/reflective silver tips. Very fresh and a definite recommendation for any strong green tea lovers.
A very tasty Bi Luo Chun with elements of grass, sugar snap peas, flowers and honeysuckle. Excellent quality leaves complete with silver haired tips and a pungent aroma.
Bi Luo Chun always gives me a tea buzz :)
Ahh, green tea fit for a king. This bag of treasure has a rich smell with beautifully rolled long dark green leafs. The brew smells sexy with a floral green tea note. The drink is mild, no surprises, followed by a soothing sweet after taste. It’s a peaceful zen approach to the pallet with kingly quality.
With my last order from Canton Tea there was this little sample of yunnan black pearls included. I had it sitting here for a while now and my curiosity has taken the upper hand.
Upon opening the package i can smell a light malty typical yunnan flavor. I had yunnan tea’s before but that where usual loose tea’s, this is something different. The pearls as they are called are pretty big tea balls. Lets say about 1cm diameter max but most are a bit smaller. Its easy to measure in your teacup and the instructions note that i best use 2 balls for 250ml water. But i like my black tea strong so i’m using 3…
I’m using almost boiling water and a 3min infusion for my first cup. The little teaballs start to unfurl and bubble open pretty slowly and after a minute or so it increases it speed and starts getting alive. The balls turn out to be pretty large yunnan leafs, pretty tippy to. The color of the infusion is a hazy brown, not so dark then i expected but it smells good!
Tasting this tea reveals a slightly malt and spicy flavor that holds up pretty well, its surprisingly sweet and not bitter at all. I’m enjoying this and its easy to make because off the balls u just pick some out the package and are ready to go…
Overall not my most favorite yunnan but its a good quality
There’s no mistaking this beeng cha for anything but a sheng. It has that familiar aroma that I no longer associate with anything but sheng puerh. This carries over into the wet leaf and the liquor. The leaves are large and the beeng is quite loose, making it easy to pick apart, while retaining whole leaves. The liquor is a lovely rich golden yellow colour that really reminds me of nothing so much as a sample! Still, it is one worth drinking!!
The tea itself is quite mild. I suspect I should have brewed it for longer, and I shall try that with the next steeping. It is smooth and sweet with only a slight bitterness, and the real flavour develops on the tongue after swallowing. There is an edge of camphor to the aftertaste, a slightly prickly dryness on the tongue, and an enduring sweetness on my breath. It is really jolly good. I can feel my body cooling and relaxing as I drink it, and the enduring aftertaste enhances that experience. There is a lot going on with this tea and I am really enjoying it.
A really delicious green tea. Unique in flavor … this isn’t your usual green tea! It has a flavor to it that is almost “juicy” … sweet and fruity! I tasted notes of cucumber and watermelon, just as it was promised in the description. Awesome!
This isn’t a really thick or what I’d call a “brothy” type of tea … this is more crisp, light and refreshing. I like this tea best when it’s cooled slightly because the flavors really pop.
5g / 200ml water from kunzan tetsubin in a banko-yaki pot.
2m @ 85C
3m @ 90C
First impression is very much like a high grade silver needle. But the leaf look more like a mao-cha, curly and twisted. The tea is matured from 2008.
Taste is like that of a good silver needle. maybe a bit sharper. Very full taste, with a long fresh aftertaste. Aftertaste reminds me of a lemony black tea. A darjeeling perhaps. VERY nice!
Will have to look around for more matured silver needle.
meh. Great Canadian Travelling Teabox
so i don’t even know what to say about this one. it’s not bad..but it’s just blah. boring. uninspiring…and i had great hopes from the description. I’ve made a few steeps just to run through the different flavour profiles and it’s over all just kind of boring.
And the world (or at least my cupboard) doesn’t need more boring tea.
My very first gyokuro!
Brewed it traditional style.
5g / 100ml in a banko-yaki kyusu. Water from Kunzan tetsubin. Served in hagi-yaki 120ml cup. All out japanese tonight :) Used the cup as a yuzamashi. (watercooler)
Only 3 infusions due to lack of time.
2m/8s/8s @ 55C
The taste was intense, sweet. Like a supersencha! Now i understand why gyokuru is considered the best green tea in Japan. I found it invigorating. I will be sure to sample some more gyukuros and stock up! Less sencha next year for sure.
Next time i will use 6g / 100ml.