596 Tasting Notes
New tasting with the spring harvest!
The leaves on this one are fluffy, but kind of twisted. The dry leaf has a light, sweet smell to it. Brewed, it is a bit more brothy and vegetal. I found that this tea was not as mild as before, but I anticipated that and added in a little more leaf. I am not sure that was wise, but it wasn’t un-wise. I did get a stronger flavour with more leaf, but maybe I had wanted something a little lighter after all. I think I lost out on some of the sweetness I smelled in the dry leaf that way.
I’m not good at describing subtle tastes in tea, so I can’t make out what veggies it tastes like, but it was a little more savoury than the sweet that I was expecting.
This tasting was better than the previous, I think. I’m not sure if it is because it is a different harvest, or the brewing parameters changed.
Many thanks to Angel at Teavivre for providing this sample for review.
A little surprised with this one. Not at all what I expected. Well, partially what I expected in terms of flavour, but with a name like black buckwheat, I guess I was expecting something akin to a genmaicha with black tea and buckwheat.
I’m enjoying this mild tea now, though as I wanted caffeine to help my headache, it’s not helping any. I didn’t add anything to this and it’s fine, but I wonder what a dab of honey with this would be like.
Thanks to sil for sending this unusual tea to me to try.
Sipdown, latte style. Thanks to sil for letting me try this one. It’s pretty tasty and has a nice comfort feel. It is a bit of a dessert tea, but that’s ok, I love this kind of tea. Chocolate teas are one of my favourites.
This could have a place in my collection, more regularly, though I have a similar one from Della Terra that just came today, so I will have to see which I like better.
Sipdown!! Another sample from sil in my tummy! Ok, well this one is in process of being in my tummy. ;)
It seems that caramel and chocolate make very good companions to pu erh teas. The flavours really stand up to and enhance the rich deep pu erh tones. I don’t really know what difference between toffee and caramel is, except that maybe toffee is more buttery? I dunno.
Just like yesterday, I feel the need to have a caramel or toffee black tea in my permanent collection now, but I don’t know if this is it. I want to look around locally first, before venturing out to thr Internet.
This is pretty good, and pretty close to David’s Coffee Pu Erh (minus the coffee).
I had this as a tea to go today, and maybe it was because I had agave in it instead of sugar, or maybe because I was not in the right mood, I found this to be good, but not amazing. It could be the reasons above or my unrefined palate for green tea. That said, I prefer Japanese to Chinese.
I did get a fresh taste from the infusion, and it was light and green and not bitter at all. I will probably but a small amount to try at home at some point, but if it sells out before I get it, I won’t be heartbroken.