95 Tasting Notes
I was in Prague last week and found a little tearoom at random, serving tea in … gong fu cha ! They speak english, and were very nice. The tea was brewed in glass teapot and the price for a tea in gong fu cha is unbeatable !
They’ve got a lot of different teas (japanese, taiwanese, chinese, etc) and I bought a bit of this one, since it was very good.
I’ve tried it this morning in a little teapot : 15’’ – 25’’ – 45’’ – 60’’ – 1’30 – 2’30.
Very good indeed, a light taste of fruit and a very strong after taste which stays in the mouth for a long time. Compared to the others Mi Lan Xiang I’ve tried in some tea houses, this one is really easy to brew successfuly, since a difference of 5 seconds doesn’t turn this tea into an undrinkable liquor.
Brewed in a small teapot : 20 cl – 35’’, 35’’, 45’’, 60’’, 1’30’’
I also tried it in a zhong : 10 cl – 25’’ – 30’’ – 45’’ – 60’’ – 1’30’’ – 2’30’’
and a big teapot : 70cl – 5’
I waited this new batch for 6 months now :)
Well, I was expecting more honey and less freshness from this tea.
It is a good, and I can feel/smell a taste of honey that I can bring strong enough either in gong fu cha or in a big teapot.
The tea has a taste of fruit and freshness, not really like green tea, more like a white one. Medium after taste of fruit/honey. Not like anything I’ve tried before.
I will let the leaves at rest for a little bit and try it again with my little teapot of 10 cl, maybe the honey taste will be stronger.
I first, I was like “mmm smells good”. The leaves are quite green for a Tie Guan Yin of this grade (or so I think).
I tried it in a small teapot (0,2L) and 20 seconds … almost nothing. I was drinking hot water with a very faint flowery taste. I tried to increase the duration of my brew … nothing, still too light.
Alright, let’s follow what’s written on the bag. Big teapot, 4-5 minutes. Still very light with an off taste, green but more like fresh leaves than flower.
I tried to order some green tea in February, at first I thought it could be a very bad idea.
Although this tea should be a bit old (one year or so, but I could guess wrong since I’ve got no information on the harvest), the taste is strong and I liked it.
Brewed in a zhong (2’00, 3’00 and 3’00). Herbal, light nutty and smoky taste. Nice.
Very nice oolong for this price, a taste of … Osmanthus as you guessed.
I’ve tried it in a small teapot and the taste was too light for me. I’ve tried again in a big one (0.7L) and it was much better slight after taste and very nice flowery taste without being overwhelming.
A nice choice definitely.
So I found a shop where you can buy tea by 25g (0.9oz or something like that I think). A good and cheap way to try a lot of tea and to choose which one to order next time.
This Long Jing is good. Brewed in a zhong (2’00, 3’00 and 3’00). I’ve tried a first brew at 1’00 but the taste was too light.
The taste is grassy with a little touch of citrus. A little bit light for me though, the order was made in February (almost one year after the spring harvest), so it could explain the light taste.