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Bought tis a couple off weeks ago its my second Long Jing or Dragon Well pick the name u like most!
Brewed this last night with the recommended 2 teaspoons off leave’s with 80°c water (not recommended) and it was bitter. The brew lasted for 3Min but i had my water a bit to hot and way to many leafs for my liking… only started enjoying the third cup off the series brews i did.
Today tough i’m doing it my way, yes yes screw instructions i’m going with what i used my my Dragon Well form Jing. A 2m30 sec infusion with 65°c water and only one teaspoon full off the beautiful flat leaves! The result it a enormous difference over yesterday. I can taste the citrus note’s but there not overwhelming and i’m tasting nuts in the aftertaste. It gives a nice dry mouthfeel…
This is like i can tell a very good Dragon Well tea that surely can revival that off jing!
Been drinking this Bai Lin Gong Fu for a while now and i’m still enjoying it alot. Its a robust yet remarkable light black tea. Going try my 50 grams at a pretty rapid pace, but well thats a good and bad thing at once ain’t it!
For some reason this brew keeps surprising me in times with how many different note’s i can get out off it. Maybe because my tastebuds where a bit sensitive in the last weeks because i had 2 times a flu in a short time. But well… loving a good cup now :)
This is not your average Ceylon. I’ve got an average Ceylon, and it’s nice, but it doesn’t blow me away with interesting flavours.
This, on the other hand, is so full of flavour that it’s hard to believe it is a Ceylon. As the description says, it’s got a slightly chocolaty hint to it, but it’s more that it just smells warm and inviting and cosy. Sniffing it is like sniffing a fruity red wine, and the colour is deep orange.
The flavour is just as good. The astringency comes through a little more, and it’s probably best with a spot of milk. I thought I was an Assam man for strong black tea, but this might just change my mind.
I’ve had a good sample through the Canton Tea Company’s tea club, and saved the last cupsworth (if that’s not a word yet then it should be) for the right moment. Well, I’m sitting in the conservatory with the rain pattering on the roof, with the cat on my knee, and this is the right moment. Yum
Thank you KittyLovesTea for this in a swap.
I have never much liked pu-erh, but I also don’t think I have ever had really good pu-erh.
Each mini brick is individually wrapped and looks to be in immaculate condition. They smell like dark chocolate, cocoa and burnt caramel.
I so much wanted to like this pu-erh, but sadly after it was brewed, I was getting the same tastes I didn’t like from the other ones I have tried. I decided to cold brew this one to see if it made a difference in the taste. Sometimes cold brewing can change the taste profile of the tea, so I thought it was wise to try. The one mistake I made, was I put the new brick into some water, when I should have made some hot tea, then re-steeped the leaves as the cold brew. After 41 hours, the brick has expanded, but has not broken apart. It took a long time for the brew to steep.
It was a medium brown colour, slightly red tinge. It has the cocoa, burnt caramel tastes but there is also that earty, dirt-like taste that I do not like.
I was able to drink most of this brew, but not something I would enjoy on a regular basis at all. I am most likely willing to try more of this tea. Will see what happens.
I must have watched around 10 episodes of Criminal Minds now back to back…that’s some hard core marathon activity. I have nothing better to do, packed my bag with copious amounts of tea ready for being picked up in the morning and taken to my parents house. They have the largest collection of horror films that I have ever seen so I will be in good company. :)
In raw form this tea is very dark brown/black in colour and is long and thin in shape. The scent is thick with a strong musky fruit tone. A little tobacco like or leather like with a sweet wood finish.
The packaging says to infuse into a teapot for at least 2 minutes so my first steep shall be as such.
Once steeped this tea is gold in colour with a rich, toasted aroma.
Flavour is toasty, fruity, fresh, honeyed and perhaps a little vegetal. There is no bitterness or astringency to speak of and flavours remain thick. I keep picking up a thick green taste like spinach which reminds me of a few Oolongs I have had recently. Food wise it would be a fresh loaf of bread with small pieces of spinach inside and glazed in honey. Interesting and strangely delicious!
ps. I’m still digging Dr Reid ;)
Nice fruity oolong. Taste abit like a normal black first flush.
Cant really handle many infusions.
I usually do 1 powerful infusion.
8g / 400ml @ 80-85C for 3min
Just a hint of astringency.
Three and four are still good!
Steep two of the morning
Back to sheng, this morning.
Sixth and final steep is going to be extra-long.
Fifth steep still has good body
Steeped two, three, and four times.
I am hoping that this will be a delicious start to the week!
First time i’m drinking a Bai Lin Gong Fu tea. The leaf reminds me a bit off yunnan and keemun leafs when dry with a nice full body smell to it.
I’m brewing a 3min infusion that gives a nice dark colored infusion. In taste i can compare it with the above its nice and strong and somewhat reminds me of the russian caravan blend that has yunnan and keemun leafs in it. Its not very malty but u can taste some malt and the creamy taste they mention in the discription is there to. Very nice black tea for the price i payed for it! Going to update this note or make a new one when i brew more off this!
A very light even taste. Beautifully golden liquid.
Smooth sweetness. Smells sweet aswell.
I used 240ml 95C in a glazed ceramic pot.
First infusion for 1 min to open up the leaves.
Second infusion 2 minutes.
A very smooth black tea.
After all of this sheng, I think I need a nice cup of shou, when I get home.
Better than the first two steeps
This sheng is not doing it for me, energy-wise, like yesterday’s shou was…
Something different for today
Just kidding, I took them to work and am letting them sit in hot water for a while. (13)
After this twelfth steep, I think I am going to lay these leaves to rest, permanently. It was a good tea that served me well.