111 Tasting Notes
A very memorable and tasty tea. If you enjoy Darjeeling tea, then you really should give this one a try. My first taste of the product of Temi Tea Gardens, but definitely will not be my last. Full review at RateTea.com: http://ratetea.com/review/2838/
Sipping on this extraordinary tea all morning, breathing in the heady aroma and looking forward to another cup…
Full review at http://ratetea.com/review/2790/
Warm and rainy afternoon today, so I have been having a nice session with a sample of 2011 Noble Mark Ripe Blend send by Garret with my last order from Mandala Tea. A very smooth and silky pu’erh with none of the harsh edges. Very much what one reviewer here on Steepster called a “gentleman shu” — with a tad of elegance and only a hint of earthiness below the surface.
Rich, balanced flavor with hints of cedar coming into later steepings. A really exceptional blend to introduce newcomers to pu’erh without scaring them away.
Every time I make a pot of this tea, I find something else I like about it. Sweet, spicy, soothing and interesting. Loving the notes of graham cracker and saffron which jump above the slight berry nutty goodness. Finishing yet another bag of this, and still have not tried it with any milk or sweetener… just too good all on it’s own. Next time you order from Verdant tea, try some of this as a nice comforting treat to sip when the world is getting you down.
Another wonderful offering from Mandala Tea. The aroma of the dry leaves has an alluring mix of crisp, green and nutty scents. Steeped for a few minutes, the aroma gets more complex and the flavor is really smooth, crisp and just a touch earthy. Very nice! As others have mentioned, this has some of the qualities found in better grade Longjing (dragon well) teas, but is distinctly different. Looking forward to spending more time with this tea after I place my next order.
Enjoying a new shipment of White Night this week. I was drinking it from my travel mug all week, but today had a chance to do a series of small steepings to enjoy the whole flavor and aroma.
Such a nice clean flavor. Getting more vegetal in taste after the second steep. The aroma is more of the sea in this batch, or perhaps I am just remembering the aroma as the last batch aged, getting better over time.