108 Tasting Notes
I have to come back to this one again. Normally spoken i never make a third black tea steep, but the second cup was still very strong in spicy flavors that i could not resist experimenting with a third cup!
And you bet it was still very good less assam flavors but more smooth spices coming true. I did not expect this but when it cooled down the spice flavors where deep and rich not sharp and bolt. Probably even could do a weaker 4th cup but i had to go to bed…
Great tea and because i can steep this chai (for my personal taste) one time more then the jing chai its getting a few more points!
My second cup off the same leafs is brewed for 5min. The taste is less peppery, you can taste the assam base better but its still very spicy!
Great second steep and a bit different in taste then the first, so once again i’m enjoying this tea. When i’m going to brew this again in a few days i’m gonna try adding a bit milk and honey. Normally not my thing but because they recommend that its a very warming drink with it added i just have to test that out to!
This is my very first tea from canton tea company so the expectations are pretty high!
When i open the package my nose is getting happy with the good spicy smells coming out off the ziplock bag. The spices are very large pieces and thats great to view, never had pieces off spice that where so large like in this blend. The base off this cha is assam, witch i like because i like full body assam tea’s!
So after all this i’m getting ready to brew this in my small gong fu teapot. One teaspoon off chai is going in for 3min with boiling water! In total i’m going to make 2 cups from these leaves like i usually do with black tea’s.
The color off the brew turns out to be a very dark golden brown, it looks and smells good just like the dry leaves used to be. I’m not going to use milk or honey like recommended on the package. So after cooling down a bit i’m finally going to taste it.
On my first sip i can really notice the little balls off green pepper that are in the blend. If i’m correct this blend is lacking cinnamon its a bit weird for me because my last blends used to be cinnamon heavy. The assam is giving this blend a remarkable strong background for the pepper and all the other spices!
The last chai i consumed was from Jing tea and was cinnamon and ginger heavy with a softer background. This chai from canton is the opposite strong and peppery. I’m going to give both chai’s the same amount off points because they are both totally different!
Still 2 tea’s from my green tea explorer left to taste and review. This one is the Dragon Well green tea. Tea dry tea leafs are really flat and you can see they are hand pressed in a wok.
I’m making 3 infussions from about a teaspoon off leafs, hard to judge the correct amount because they are flat and don’t really fit well on my teaspoon! So after getting the water to 70°c i’m brewing these for 3min in my small glass teapot. The color off this green tea is very pale green, the lightest color off green i’ve had in a long time!
I’m letting it cool down to get sipping soon, altough i’m a bit worried that i might have been using not enough leaf, like i said hard to judge so i’m letting it cool some more!
10min later: finally i’m going to taste this tea! while still a bit warm for my green tea comfort zone it seems that this one is sweet in taste and maybe a bit creamy. Didn’t remember this being creamy (i had this one maybe a year ago to) but i’m liking the taste. I let this cool even more and now i’m getting a great nutty like after taste in my mouth!
Its a good quality dragon well, it looks pretty good in a glass teapot and i’m liking the after taste! Usually i’m more fond off real grassy green tea’s but this one is different and i like that!
edit: over the rest off the afternoon i had my second and third cup, the second cup was the superior one in taste with a 4min steep. The third cup with about 5min on the clock was good but more watery and a bit less in taste then the first 2 brews, but nevertheless still appealing to make!
Needed a very strong cup this afternoon so i took this assam… i needed a strong cup because off the very sad news i received just a few hours ago my grandfather died at the age off 90 years old. Don’t know why i’m making a tasting note for this tea with all this sad news i received but i guess i needed to type away my sadness a bit… thinking that i’m still a bit shocked even tough we knew it could happen because he was going up and down a lot last couple days/weeks…
anyway typing this down just took away my thoughts for a few moments!
Had an other off these puerth mini cakes last evening. How surprised i was last time i’m getting more and more convinced this tea has a good taste but is not really my thing. I’m liking the 2nd and 3th cup most but and yes there is a but i’m missing the strong earth tastes from the cooked mini tuo’s! I’m not sure if i order this again even though i’m liking the taste, i’m not loving it… next time i order raw puerth it will be a sample first before i buy a 50gram bag!
Last night i was trying this organic gunpowder supreme, always when i see the word supreme i get high expectations! So far other tea’s from jing that are supposed to be supreme, are simpel enough better then there average tea (and thats already tasty).
So i opened my free sample i received ages ago (from a competition) and i see pretty big green balls off tea! They look moss green and smell pretty fresh. I’m taking one teaspoon off these leave’s and making myself a nice cup with 80°c water and let it steep for a bit less then 3min.
The taste is a great not metallic like some gunpowders can be, its not really grassy either its strong for a green tea but still very fresh when it first touches the mouth. After a few more sips and when the cup cools down more u get real great sweet mineral tasting tea.
I was really surprised off this tea, usually gunpowder is ‘cheap’ green tea but this is in price pretty cheap but has a very good quality to! Can recommend this gunpowder to any green tea lover!
More so i had there Moroccan Mint before and its a huge difference offcourse there is no mint in this one but still… didn’t expect there base tea to be this tasty on its own!
Nilgiri Frost, its still freezing outside here in Belgium so by name the tea is ideal!
This tea is a very fresh smelling black tea but the tea leafs in dry form are green and black mixed. The smell is more grass like then you would expect from the usually malty smelling black tea’s. So i was excited to try it out!
Brewing my first cup with a teaspoon off leaf, for about 3min. The result is a bright amber light brown liquor. It tastes like no other black tea i tryed before! To me its a very light tea thats in taste is more like a floral heavy roast oolong. Very surprising to get a black tea thats so different then most others! I’m loving every sip off it especially because its overall not to expensive i paid a bit less then 10€ for a 50gram bag.
So if you want to try a fresh and a bit different black tea make sure to check this one out!
also one sidenote: just noticed that jing stocks a niligiri black without the green leaves in it, i have to try that one in the future to!