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Recent Tasting Notes
I seem to be reviewing only teas from Théhuone these days. I don’t bother ordering tea from foreign shops this part of the year, so I turn to a local shop.
Their wintercrop-TGY was really good last year, and quite good this year too. The floral aroma isn’t as aggressive as it can be, and I like that. Sweetness is quite interesting, too.
I think this is quite good tea, not spectacular but good. Great tea for waiting the spring.
This is one of my everyday-pu’ers. “Leaves” are actually small bundles of leaves, it suspected that this tea is some kind of by-product of the cake-making-process.
I like the taste usually, although it isn’t very complex. Instead a good cup gives clear, smooth velvety taste. I brew this tea with very little amount of leaves, I haven’t weighted but about third of what I’d usually use.
Being usually good, this brew I’m now drinking is merely avarage. I’m not sure why, I’ve got good cups with same parameters.
Dong Fang Mei Ren is taiwanese wulong, and it is commonly sold in West by names such as “Grand Wulong” or “Imperial Wulong”. I’ve been unsure whether this is some kind of DFMR or not, as it looks like it could be but hasn’t really tasted like one. It was one of my favourite teas at Soihtu, but I haven’t drank this in a long time.
Today I tried this with a gongfu brewing, and compared it to Soihtus standard way of preparing it. And there it was, DFMRs characteristic taste! Not in a really fancy way, but recognizable.
Quality tea, although I personally dislike Dong Fang Mei Ren.
Quite pleasent, fruity and floral Taiwanese wulong. Nicely roasted aftertaste, overall good quality tea, although not the best Dong Ding I have tasted.
The taste is mellow and warm, reminiscent of White Bud Yin Zhen, but lacking its subtlety.
A great balance between floral aromas and warm toastiness without bitterness.
An energizing herbal tea that’s great for a cold.
I’m usually not a fan of black teas but this one was definitely worth tasting thanks to its fruity freshness.
This mint tea tastes extremely refreshing both hot and iced, but avoids tasting artificial.
The taste is soft and delicate, but rounded to the point that it lacks character. Not a particularly memorable tea.
A soothing, rounded taste which is indeed “reminiscent of summer” as the description claims. One of my current favorites.
A rounded and delicate floral aroma. Requires some care to avoid burning the taste.
A decent green tea that does not particularly stand out.
The typical toasted floral aroma of the oolong tea gets covered by a creamy vanilla softness. Nice for a change, but not a standing favorite.
A very delicate tea in terms of taste and handling. Has a slight fruity aroma, reminiscent of honey melon. In my opinion overrated.
A slightly toasty taste that covers most of the fruitiness. Fairly cheap, though.
The toasty taste somewhat covers the floral aromatics, which do, however, appear as a subtle aftertaste. Not too bad, but rather pricy.
Somewhat similar to Tie Guan Yin but with a more rounded and subtler flavor. A great buy for this price.
A full, earthy flavor, great for cold winter evenings.