3108 Tasting Notes
Quite tasty! A sweet, minerally green with tons of flavour. A bit of an autumn leaf aspect to it as well. Survived a 4-minute infusion, which is nice. This definitely does not have the same qualities as greens I usually drink (i.e. it’s not particularly vegetal, beany, rock sugary), but it’s pretty tasty, and a nice change. Looking forward to drinking it with filtered water in the future (just tap water today as I’m not at home).
Sometime in the last few months, I finished off my last 2 ounces of this tea. And it was delicious, and I had missed it quite a bit. And now I am logging the sipdown… while I have a new batch already in transit. So, yet another fake sipdown, as I call them, when it’s really just a restock. Anyhow, looking forward to a fresh batch! And fingers crossed, my beloved Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha, once it reappears too!
I seriously don’t even understand why I have no note for this. I’m 100% positive I drank it… a couple years ago, for the first time. Anyways, I enjoyed this, and it was nice and creamy, less heavy on the bergamot that some other EG creams. Sadly though, a company that is no longer around, I believe.
Thanks again to Teavivre for this delicious sample! Another 2014 Spring tea, that I brewed up quite soon after receiving, and neglected to log. Again, I didn’t take detailed notes, but what I remember is a delicate, light sweetness and matching aroma. There was a bit of the vegetal green bean flavour that I find in most greens that I enjoy, but it was not as prominent as other teas, leaning more towards rock sugar sweetness. Delicious.
Thank you to Teavivre for letting me sample this tea! I unfortunately didn’t take great notes the first time around, but do have another packet that I intend to get to as soon as possible. What I do recall, is that the flavour was fairly tasty (sweet and hay-like), but rather light, considering I used the entire packet for an 8 oz. mug (and did infuse for the instructed time, somewhere between 6 and 10 minutes). I’m not used to white teas, for the most part, so I expect that might be part of it (also, unfiltered work water and/or drinking other more-flavoured teas around the same time). Perhaps I’ll do more of a white tea tasting one day, where I am sure not to eat strongly flavoured foods, or drink other strongly flavoured teas.
Backlog of a packet of the Spring 2014 version – so incredibly delicious. I drank this one up shortly after receiving it, and the flavour and aroma were unbelievable. I definitely understand why green teas are considered best when they are ultra fresh, because their potency clearly diminishes after a while (it’s a bonus that Teavivre sent the samples in individual packets, because that helps maintain a lot of the freshness). Anyways, delicious. Once the tea cupboard situation is under control (if?), I will probably treat myself to a small batch of fresh spring greens every year, including dragonwell and maybe a random other one.
Backlog. I picked some of this up in a joint Teavivre order to see how it compared to Butiki’s version. Sadly, I never did compare the two, but this one’s still available, and Butiki’s is not, so it no longer really matters! I honestly don’t have a great recollection of how this was, except that it was tasty. I don’t think the strawberry was as strong as I would have liked, though. I believe I still have another packet of this to test out (I’ll have to double check that, though). If not, I might throw some more into a future order for a better review!