The leaves for this smell great first of all! Pretty grassy, yet roasted too, a bit more than a TGY in my opinion. However, although I do like some qualities of this tea it’s not my favorite. The roastedness is a bit overpowering for me sometimes. The first steep is nice and grassy, with a little bit of a sweet aftertaste, although not as much as a TGY. By the third steep it reminds me a lot of a Green Tea Frappuchino from Starbucks. It’s sweet, mellow, and has the sweet milk taste that I was looking for! I like this one, but not as much as a TGY. Thanks Angel!
15 Tasting Notes
First site of the leaves: they seem to be very well rolled with a great mineral aroma. First steeping is pretty much what I expected. It’s definitely recognizable as an oolong because even though it’s got a lot of flavor, it’s never overpowering. Very good, clean rocky aftertaste and I’ve found that after a while it tends to dry your mouth out. My first Da Hong Pao, but I doubt my last. Thank you Teavivre!
Decided to brew this up more chinese style today by putting a lot of leaves in a glass and just letting it brew inside the glass. Try it this way! I wasn’t getting much sweetness and flavor out of this one with my gaiwan but now the tea seems much better. It’s a very classic Chinese green. There’s a scent of fresh cut grass and the first sip is pretty grassy. However, there is a nice aftertaste of sweetness and it lingers on your tongue for a few seconds after. On the second steeping the grassiness went away and the tea became much sweeter and fruity. Definitely can find some peach overtones
THis was my first time trying Pi Lo Chun and although it’s good it’s not exactly my cup of tea ;P. It holds up really nicely to several infusions and reminds me a lot of gunpowder tea. Be careful though because it can turn astringent fast. The dry leaves are very pretty and have a nice smokiness to them which translates over to the cup. If you like smokiness to your greens by all means you’ll love this! I simply prefer something a little sweeter and floral.
This stuff is terrific! I’m always scared of blacks because if you steep them too long the tannins really come out and they get really astringent, not the case here! This one never get’s astringent. The dry leaves are very classic for a Chinese black and have a nice, spicy, cocoa scent to them. The smell of the liquor is a bit drier but the flavor is completely there. With notes of chocolate, warmth, never astringent, spicy, this is exactly what I expect of a fujian black tea. If Teavivre keeps it up I don’t know what other tea merchants will do . . .
What a great oolong. I steeped this in my gaiwan using the small packet it came in for about 3 seconds with 1 more second each steep. This tea is thick sometimes and has great character. On third steeping it got very sweet. Like has already been said, it’s light though. it’s like breathing in the breeze that blows through a garden. Very nice oolong and very affordable. I like teavivre more and more every day.
Such a great green tea. It has no bitterness, but is very sweet and leaves a nice, clean, fruity after taste on the pallete. It’s flavor reminds me of a mixture between a dragonwell and white peony. it’s a nice green tea to have on a daily basis.
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Minty aroma after second steeping. Nice orchid, flowery flavor and sweetness. However, it’s not incredibly impressive. A good tea to have every now and then, but not something to die over.
I’ve had Adagio’s dragonwell before but it simple can’t lay a hand on this. This is only my second dragonwell but wow . . . . The smell is like roasted nuts and orchids. The liquor is a nice light yellow and the taste fills the entire mouth and this tea is very creamy. Highly recommended! will be buying more!
I steeped this tea 2-3 times and was pretty dissappointed at first. It was incredibly bland and dull. However, the fourth steep I just went all in and steeped two teaspoons at 205 for around 5 minutes. When I smelled the liquor I had to do a double take! It smelled like someone has poured peach juice in my cup. Let it go long like everyone suggests! This can be a great tea!
For white tea this sure makes quite a robust cup. Many have remarked on the dark color for it being a white tea and I have to agree. A brew of about 175 degrees for 3-5 minutes makes a dark cup. However, that doesn’t mean this is not a good tea. It is the first white I have ever tried and if they all taste like this then I’m hooked! While it’s not the best thing I’ve ever drunk, it is well worth the price. There is somewhat of a vegetableness to it but it still remains sweet.
You really have to be in a relaxed mood to appreciate this group. It is very characteristic of your standard green. Slightly grassy, it is also layered with a small layer of caramel sweetness and reminiscent of roasted popcorn. A superb evening tea to chill with. One of my favorite greens I’ve tried!
Way too astringent and strong for a white tea. Furthermore, there was quite a strong aftertaste of hazelnut. I really expected more fro.m Adagio
It was ok but the flavor was a bit weird for me. I would buy it again if but it’s not a favorite.