2221 Tasting Notes
Delicious! Haven’t had this in a while, but it popped out at me today, and I’m glad I chose it. I do like pouchong teas… just something about them that’s different from other green oolongs that I enjoy. A different sweetness, less floral? I’m not sure. Just delicious.
Another tea from Mercuryhime that I unfortunately can’t entirely recall, haha. I remember a bit of green beaniness, but not much else, as I don’t think I paid a great deal of attention while drinking it. Oh well. Again, I have enough for a second/third shot, which I will hopefully be more attentive to.
I think I may have underleafed a bit here as I couldn’t really taste much of anything, unfortunately! I think it just tasted like a basic oxidized oolong, nothing special. I have a bunch left from Amy oh so will have to see if I can improve my brewing methods! Looks like last time I didn’t do so well either… whoops!
Thanks to TerriHarpLady for letting me sample some of this popular pu’erh! I’m not always a huge fan of shu pu’erh, but was curious enough to want to give this one a shot.
I gave it a 10s rinse before steeping… unfortunately I have no idea how long I steeped it for. Either 1 or 2 min, I think. Just no longer remember! Anyhow, the result was probably the best shu pu’erh I’ve had. Sweet, earthy, absolutely no fishiness. It was exactly what I was craving right then. I’m pretty impressed! Glad I have enough for at least one more go :D
Had a fairly mediocre cup of this a while back – the nutmeg was prominent and I don’t recall caring for the cup a great deal. Might be an age thing, or perhaps I didn’t brew it properly, as it was kind of astringent as well. Still have some left, so it will get another shot eventually!
I have a ridiculous amount of teas to backlog, so apologies. I suspect I’ll miss some too, as I can’t even remember them all at this point!
Anyhow, thanks to Mercuryhime for sending me a sample of this delicious oolong! I really should have done a side-by-side comparison, but for some reason, I’m inclined to think that I enjoyed this oolong better than the Ali Shan from H&S. I couldn’t really tell you the differences, but I think this one was perhaps creamier. Either way, this was delicious, and I’ll probably be finishing it off soon.