37 Tasting Notes
I liked this one less than the Yunnan Noir because I found it to be more bitter, but still enjoyable.
Really pleased with this one. Tasted fresh and vegetal in a good way.
First brew I blew because I oversteeped it. Was nearly impossible to drink. Too strong, too ‘dark’ tasting. Tried it again this morning for just two seconds steeped (had heated the cup up and put a little hot water on the leaves) and it tasted much better. Could make out all the flavors, but they’re hard to describe; something in the neighborhood of coffee/caramel/chocolate, but none of those in particular.
It’s hard to describe the flavor, but I can talk about it in relative terms. This green tea would not be unwelcome to someone who previously enjoyed only black tea. Doesn’t taste vegetal or nutty to me. The dry leaf pearls smell like cocoa, but this is absent from the wet leaves and liquor. It’s tasty, although I cannot articulate its flavor, and there is nothing objectionable about its flavor.