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Every time I drink this tea, the rating goes higher. This tea is really masterfully made: I love the minimalist tins it comes in, I love the look of the glossy green pellets in the tin, and I love the honeyed colour of the liquor. The taste is also fabulous: a deep, enigmatic, borderline smokey mouthful.
I’m typically a green tea lover, but this is one of my favorite Oolong teas! It has an excellent flavor, pleasant aroma. I usually have about 3-4 pots at the approximate temperature of 185 and 1-2 min steeps. Drank it multiple times daily, went through it pretty quick. Will have to order more. =D
Pu-erh of the afternoon here, not the best in my collection but it isn’t too bad.
It’s a nice accompaniment to this Tibetan Meditation Music: http://www.nawangkhechog.com/
2 grams in 12 oz seems to do pretty well, note to self, try 3 next time just to see…
I recently broke down and ordered the citric acid to clean my zojirushi. I had cleaned it 4 times before hand with lemon juice; all the scale was gone but I could still taste funky mineralness. Having now cleaned it with the citric acid, I can still barely taste and smell mineral. I think I’m going to have to buy spring water just for my zojirushi, using water filtered from my britta isn’t cutting it. It’s fine in the tea kettle, so maybe the zojirushi just really picks up the city water taste?
Thankfully, the funky taste is so faint I can still enjoy this tea.
I am very pleased by the scenting on this tea. It is an especially sweet smelling jasmine. The pearls are very pretty, like all jasmine pearls.
First steep at one minute and the pearls have barely started to open, and the tea is practically clear. I’m already confident this tea is going to yield several good steeps. The aroma of the brewed tea is lovely. First sip is full of delicate jasmine. Lots of flavor but thankfully not too strong. Again, it’s not just the typical floral jasmine but it’s sweet; like powdered sugar has been added. I taste that much more as the cup cools. There’s some vanilla in there too; the last couple swallows are very soft in texture.
2nd steep 1 1/2 min. Still pale in color, but maybe just a tish more green. The leaves are unfurled now and still quite fragrant. There are a lot of buds in there! No bitterness but not quite as sweet this steep.
3rd steep 1 min 40 seconds. Hasn’t lost any flavor.
I think these are my favorite jasmine pearls to date. I have a sample coming from Teavivre with their pearls, I’m eager to compare them!
Another one that I’ve had prior joining Steepster and forgot to ever log. This is a good quality tea that delivers as it should for its age. It is floral a bitter with hints of sweetness under the floral tones. It is a young Sheng so it becomes really astringent and bitter as you continue steeping. I guess if you are willing to age it I can become a great one, for now its and Ok tea.
I am all done with this one, but would certainly consider getting more. Drinking it plain today since I’m all out of soymilk. Looking forward to an all day meditation retreat tomorrow!
Update: I iced the remainder I had and this makes a really good iced tea with a teaspoon of sugar.