103 Tasting Notes
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’m still crazy about this tea, my first 50gram bag is almost empty! I’m still loving it more with each sip, its so different then most off the tea’s i had before! :) I know i reviewed it before but still… enjoying every sip while it lasts!
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!
a quick update, after my last tasting note from this tea i really got into this one. My 50gram pack is running dry so fast! I’ve got from a bwaa how do i make this correct, to wooo give me more!
As promised i brewed up to 3 cups from the bai mudan. 2nd Cup i brewed it for 4min and it gave a equal taste. The 3de cup brewing for 5min was getting a bit less in taste but still a nice one!
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…
got back to these jasmine pearls because i had a some conversations today that got pretty close to my heart, the jasmine is in a strange way getting to me in a way thats it just comforts me :) strange but its the perfect drink today for me!
important edit: can’t seem to find about how to change this but i had the regular big red robe and note the supreme!
I once had this tea before but wasn’t into brewing oolongs back then, so i didn’t know that i didn’t used enough leaves. I like it back then but with using the correct way off brewing and a large amount off leaves this tea is fun!
The dry leaves are dark brown and pretty large with a funny smell, can’t really tell what the smell is!
But it taste wonderfull and lasts for me atleast 3 to 4cups western style brewing… i really really need to buy a gaiwan any time soon! I’m tasting dark chocolat with a long after taste off something… i’m not really sure if i’m tasting nuts or fruits like in the discription but its a great tea :)
Brewed it with a 2 teaspoons off leaf and for 3min with boiling water, second cup 4min… and so on. Have to say, the chocolat taste fades with each cup and is replaced with fruit and or nutty taste :)
A nice tea for if u want something different then the usually greens and blacks!