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I think there is a little more than a hint of Bergamot in Paris, but there is a fruity/chocolaty taste.
I’ve said before that it has a bitterness when hot, which lessens when it cools. But, if you let it age in the cup a little it seems the bitterness disappears almost entirely. I do not drink tea by the cup actually, I drink from a thermos through out the day (during work/class/etc) and it seems the farther I am from the time of brewing the better this tea becomes.
When people ask me what I’m drinking I feel weird replying with a person’s name.
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Sometimes I’m tempted to try making a tea incorrectly just to see if it tastes bad. I suspect it’d be hard to make this tea bad.
Good for sitting at bus stops in the snow.
Aha! It does have a burnt sugar/caramel flavor. I could never place it before.
If you drink it hot it has a bitter after-taste, but if you let it cool a little the jasmine becomes a little stronger and the bitterness becomes much much weaker.
The difference between drinking in hot and drinking it lukewarm is still somewhat startling to me.
Winter always seems to make me crave black tea.
Craving a black tea? Paris always hits the spot!
It feels like this tea ages quick, but maybe I was just too inexperienced with it in the beginning to know how to brew a mild cup.
Made a cup.
This is a good classic white tea, in that it is subtle and sweet. Personally I don’t care for hot white tea, I usually take it cold because the sweet taste usually comes through strong.
Not particularly as strongly sweet the second time around, which is not necessarily a bad or good thing. However, the cooler it gets the sweeter it gets.
For me this tea seems sweet, very much like a raisin cookie with a little chocolate. I’m not really detecting anything peppery. There is a nice malty-ness that I’m enjoying, for me a “malty” tea is usually hit or miss, and this one is a hit.
On the first steeping I didn’t detect any real flower-like taste. However, on the second steeping there is most definitely a flower note, probably because the more nutty/savory taste is much more muted.
I found this tea very interesting. There is a definite sort of pine nut taste initially but it finishes with a very smooth, pleasant, almost milky taste. As it cools, though, the savory/nut taste becomes a little stronger and the milky finish fades.
This is my second steeping and the taste holds up very well. There is a very (very) surprising fruity aftertaste that seems to still be rolling around in my mouth.
I’ve heard some people describe pu-erh as tasting like a moldy basement, so I’ve been hesitant to try it. I’m somewhat happy with this pu-erh as it thankfully does not remind me of a basement. I suspect that this moldy taste is from brewing a little too long, I was instructed to steep for only a minute and a half. It does have a tangy/savory taste and I see where people can taste almond and mushroom notes, but I feel the flavor is a little more complicated than that. Supposedly pu-erh is similar to oolong in that it is intended for multiple brews, and is the best tea for weight-loss.
When it’s still very hot the taste is more peppery than lemon, but if you let it cool down the lemon taste becomes much stronger and the pepper taste mostly disappears.
I generally don’t care for Oolong but this one seems pretty nice. It has a smooth subtle flavor that I like.