104 Tasting Notes
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!
Back to drinking this creamy ali shan! After the nilgiri frost i wanted to enjoy a cup off spring in my mouth! Can’t wait to get more sun, and all good things the spring brings! This oolongs takes me to spring and summer with its flower creamy tastes!
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!
Sipping from this big red robe and joying it alot today, more then last time! I’m on a oolong day today!
keeping it short because i reviewed it a while ago, long story short a great tea!
My second cup is far more golden in color and it smells alot more smokey (almost like a lapsang). Now that i’m a bit used to the idea that 2 kinds off puerth are that different in taste i’m more openminded about the taste…
i really did not expect that 2 kinds off puerth would be that different its like comparing a white tea with a black tea and thinking you get the same tastes.
Ok but to the point off taste now, its a lot stronger now the leaves are more loose i’m liking it more then my first cup! I can taste more smoke, and somehow the peach/apricot notes are getting true to my tasting buds!
I feel like this tea is playing with me, first surprising me with color, taste and all now even the first and second cup are way different and more to the point! Next time i’m going for a longer first discard infusion so that my first real cup is stronger!
This is my first Raw mini tuo puerth so i’m very curious! Ordered this one a whole while ago so its time for a bit off experimenting on this snowy sunday evening!
I had a cooked mini tuo before from jing, and that one came out a very dark colored infusion. So i expected a same kind off color from this one! Boy was i wrong, the color off the infussion is pale, very pale almost like silver needles but a bit more green/yellow… i totally didn’t expect this! I was a bit shocked so i when’t back to the jing site to check out the brewing instructions, and i didn’t do anything wrong luckily!
Infused for 60 seconds with a first cleaning infusion off 5sec that i did discard. The tea almost as no smell to it, thats also totally different from the cooked tuo’s…
time for my first cup tasting, while very hot it tastes sweet maybe a little a tiny little bit smokey. Didn’t expect a puerth to taste sweet so thats a nice surprise, other reviews say it should taste fruity, i’m not so sure about that but i like the taste. Its way different then i had expected but i guess thats my lesson in raw puerth vs cooked puerth!
going to update this note later this evening because i should be able to brew up to 5 or 7cups off this tea
Made a tasting note before, but i’m updating this a bit because i’m going true my sample at a pretty fast rate over the last week!
Don’t know why but this week i didn’t drink a single black tea, and usually those are the once i drink the most! White and green this week and most off the evenings i’m craving the more robust light malty tasting bai mudan… going to buy this when my sample runs dry!
I’m drinking this tea on this long relaxing sunday evening! Its one off those evenings that i’m a bit melancholic and thinking about the past and future… its one off those days that u sometimes have when u worry alot about personal things.
So why not drink this light jasmine tasting tea to calm my mind a bit!
I’ve had this tea before but its been a long time ago, its pale yellow in color more yellow then the normal silver needles. The jasmine taste comes true and holds very well true up to 3 or 4 infusions. The Jasmine is not overwhelming like i a jasmine green pearl tea but its there and is mixing very well to give a light drink hot and cold!
I brewed my first cup and drank it while it cooled down, the second cup was brewed right before taking a bath so it had cooled down to being almost cold when i came out … and it tastes just as wonderfull. I can even say that the most tender and light tasting notes come out a bit better at almost cold temperature!
Overall a very good tea to fill in my white tea needs!