105 Tasting Notes
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!
A while ago jing posted a food combination on there facebook page, so i had to try it out!
Its an easy combination because its just a mango that u can eat with the ali shan, they said that it compliments the taste off the tea in order to get a refreshing afternoon…
Well i bought a mango the other day (something i do on a regular base). so after getting my tea ready (one teaspoon with boiling water for 3min) i cut the mango into pieces!
Once everything is cooled down a bit i couldn’t wait to get this little experiment working. The tea tastes as creamy like it used to (i like this oolong) so no surprises there… a sip off tea and after that a pieces off mango. I can see how they match a little bit in texture and taste. I’m noticing that the mango taste in my mounth brings out a little more cream tastes from the tea. Perhaps that the fruit notes in my tea get a bit lost because off my mango but… its a good combo.
Not a everyday combo, but every once in a while i will try this, especially on a hot summer afternoon or evening!
The second sample i received from Infussion was this Sencha. Its a 30gram sample, so they where very kind!
The dry leaf look identical to the sencha i received from jing a while ago. Maybe the leaf’s are a bit smaller but for me it looks very mutch the same! Thats a good thing because the sensha from jing was very tasty!
Now i used one teaspoon of sencha leafs and 70°c water, used a bit less leaf then i did before with my other sencha. Because that one was to strong at first. So after it steeped for 3min i’m tasting a very well balanced tea. The quality is equal to the one i mentioned above! I’m surprised that its that good off a sample.
Color looks bright green and it taste sharp and fresh, i’m liking this tea!
Tnx for the chance u gave me to try it out, will order this one in the future!
going to brew a second and third cup later today aswel, will update this note or make a quick new one to post the results!
I had this tea a long time ago and i liked the creamy taste of this ali shan. So i was delighted to receive this package with my first month of the teaclub from jing.
Brewed with one teaspoon of leaf, for about 3min. It gives a nice green color but can’t really tell how it smells (even the dry leafs) because i got a little bit off a cold…
My cold doesn’t affect my taste so i got a bit off luck there. It tastes really creamy just like i remember with hints off some kind off fruit. I probably can get up to 3 or 4 cups from the same leafs, so its a very good oolong! i’m drinking this in the winter tough, last time i had this tea in mid summer. Thinking this is more a tea to drink on warmer days!
small note: brewed this yesterday but with a heaped teaspoon and for 3min. The infusion came out WAY oversteeped and it was not yummy at all!
After drinking this last night with to many leaf or to long a steep, i had to try it again this morning! Using a bit less leaf and dropped the infusion time with 30sec. The result is a cup i like far more then first. My first time infusing this i noticed a very sharp taste, thats more rounded and grassy now… better in my opinion :) So i’m upping the score a little bit!
Where do i start with this one… opening the sample i received from jing i notice grass, yes grass! If i didn’t read what was on the package i really would think its fresh cut green grass!
I took a teaspoon off this mysterious grass thats called sencha and brewed it for 3min with 70°c temp. like the instructions on my bag where.
The wet leafs look well seaweed like some other greens when they are wet! The color off the brew is a mild green that looks tasty!
The taste is actually pretty sharp to the tongue, maybe i used a bit mutch leafs, or brewed it a bit too long. I’m not really sure why but i tought it would be softer in taste because i had genmaicha before… Didn’t expect that without the rice this tea is sharp and pretty strong for a green one!
I’m liking the taste but going to lower my amount off leaf a bit with the next time i make it. Then i’m sure that i can compare it with this brew…
Probably going to order this again in the future but its more a tea for in the spring, or on a hot summer day in my opinion, but couldn’t let this sample sit in my cupboard for that long! That would have been a shame!
edit: the other review mentions this is a japanese breakfast tea, have to say i notice a bit after my first cup that it gets me more alive and awake then i should this late in the evening lol! Next time gonna check steepster before i brew a new tea!
Didn’t really know what to drink this evening so i’m going to try out a new tea for me! Infussion was so kind to send me a few off there samples… so i’m so kind to make a review!
Bai Mudan, white peony upon opening the sample i’m seeing alot off brown and greenish leaves with here and there a bud. I’m taking one teaspoon full off leaves for my cup and i’m brewing it for 3min with 70°c water…
The color off the tea looks a bit darker then silver needles, it looks very appealing. After it cooled down a bit i’m sipping the cup and i’m tasting a tea thats a bit more robust then i’m used to in a white tea, but i’m liking the taste!
overall a good white tea, gonna try a second and third cup from the same leafs aswel, will add that in a other tasting note tomorrow or so…