17 Tasting Notes
I’m on my third pot of this. It is a good green tea. As others have noted, I believe a 165 to 170 brew temp is optimal for this tea. It seems to bring on a bit of bitterness at 180. The appearance is a bright green. The taste is very fresh. It’s more subtle, as most greens are, but there is still a lot of flavor.
Not what I expect from an Oolong. Not bad, but very different.
This tea is extremely woody. I get cinnamon stick—less cinnamon and much more stick. Another taster noted cigar ash, and I can only agree. It’s not strong, it’s just woody—did I say that?
I suspect this would be very good iced and with some sort of BBQ. The wood just begs for BBQ.
This is damned near perfect. I love this tea so much. I wish it was easier to come by. if anyone has a good source for this, please do let me know.
It’s very complex and of the highest quality. A slight floral aspect, but not fake like a rose water type fo tast. This is very good iced too.
I have to agree with a few of the other reviewers: This tea has very little personality. It is very delicate and has very little going on. It’s not bad—not bad at all, it just lacks any real flavor.
I tried multiple steep times: 3, 4, 5, 6. All producing, more or less, the same flavor. I brewed it at 180, as suggested. I may try 190 or 200 next time to see if I can coax a little more life from this.
If very delicate, extremely subtle tea is what turns you on, then this would be right up your alley.