871 Tasting Notes
I bought a new pouch of this yesterday and I’m so excited. This is one of my favorite black teas! Last night I had my gaiwan tea set out so I just decided what the heck… I threw two of the little balls in my gaiwan. Here are the results:
Aroma: Deep malty, chocolate/cocoa
Appearance : Tightly rolled round balls, black with small streaks of brown/yellow
1st 205* at 1.00
Aroma: cocoa, malty, earthy
Flavor: Light, cocoa dusted earth.
2nd 205* 2.00
Aroma: Burnt sugar, malty, slightly earthy
Flavor: Sweet, raisins, cocoa, malt, slightly earthy
3rd 205* 3.00
Aroma: Dried fruit, cocoa, burnt sugar, slight maltiness
Flavor: Raisins, cinnamon, cocoa, slight malt
4th 205* 4.00
Aroma: Dried fruit, cocoa, suuper light malt
Flavor: Raisins/dates, cocoa, cinnamon applesauce
Using my gourd this morning! I love it :) the first few gourd-fulls are pretty strong but this is actually quite different than the regular yerba mate. It has a mellow flavor but has so much going on. It starts off kind of grassy but has almost a minty/pine flavor too. The finish is sweet with super light citrus notes. I almost like this better than the regular yerba mate. I want to go camping and take this and my gourd!
Flavors: Citrus, Grass, Mint, Pine
This tea honestly smells like breakfast to me. Maple syrup, smoky bacon, and black tea :) I haven’t had this tea in a while so I added a pinch of salt to help the bacon. This is definitely a delicious cup! Maple and bacon are both present! Although I do wish there was a bit more bacon to it ;)
Thank you so much to Angel and Teavivre for sending me a generous sample of this tea. The dry leaf is a beautiful grass green. The aroma of the dry leaf is buttery and leafy. The flavor is rather different than other tie guan yin oolongs I’ve had. Usually I’m used to strong floral flavors but this has much deeper flavors. It’s woodsy, buttery, floral, sweet, and a touch of creaminess. I’m going to enjoy a few more steeps of this one :3
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Sweet, Vegetal, Wood
Another one gone! I completely forgot I had this tea. Good thing I’m going through my stash :3 I enjoy roasted mate far more than I enjoy regular mate. It’s a bit smoother. The flavor is still with this one. It has a nice cakey feel to it and is even complete with cream cheese frosting :3 This one will be missed.
Aaand it’s gone! I really liked this chai. Usually all chai’s taste the same to me but I love the chocolate in this one :3 This one is strong in the cinnamon and clove but the milk chocolate flavor mellows the spice and kind of rounds it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Sugar