Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

12 Tasting Notes

72

Am not very experienced with pu erh but I went for this on basis of cheap price and good reviews. Not disappointed, it isn’t as woody or smoky as some pu erhs with an almost black cherry taste to it. Nice.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

54

Tea bags from local DJ. Not a bad drink but like a lot of assam tea I’ve had doesn’t stand up to milk well and isn’t quite nice enough to drink black. A good standby for when I run out of Yorkshire tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87
drank Anxi Rou Gui by Canton Tea Co
12 tasting notes

Leaves are beautiful before infusion and remain a nice bright green. Liquor has a lovely golden colour. Quite a light flavoured oolong. Flavours came through stronger on second infusion. Nice with a slice of malt loaf.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87
drank Anxi Rou Gui by Canton Tea Co
12 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87

Strong smell of caramel immediately on pouring so you know you’re in for a treat. A lovely, naturally sweet black tea with a good depth of flavour. Described as a breakfast tea on their web site but this would be good for an afternoon pick-up as well

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84

Possible my fave from the Jing White and Yellow tea taster set. Delicious, light flavours with a melony sweetness. Lovely.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87

A wonderful green tea, without the heaviness of a long jing. Got a nice couple of steeps in a gaiwan. Sweet, earthy taste.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87

A great breakfast tea – strong enough to hold its own with milk or without. Not overly bitter, but a fresh, bright morning flavour and a grand way to start the day or pick yourself up mid-morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100

One of my absolute favourite teas. Great for introducing friends to the delights of tea because the flavours are so clear. First a lovely orangey citrus followed by a mellow sweet honey taste. A gorgeous amber colour. Highly recommended.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65

First time I let it steep too long and it was quite a bitter and unpleasant taste. Second time I got it closer and it was pleasant enough but the real experience for this tea is watching it open. Definitely a case for a glass teapot. It is a very calming and beautiful tea to brew but not quite matched by the flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Programmer, manager and writer.
Lover of all types of tea, especially Chinese tea. My favourite is currently the Honey Orchid Oolong from Jing.

Location

Manchester, UK

Website

http://monkeyironbuddha.tumbl...

Following These People