90 Tasting Notes
Dry leaves smell sweet and have a slight hint of hay/foliage. To taste it’s a bit sweet, pleasantly nutty with a hint of grassiness. Maybe a hint of roasted leaves. Longjing is my first love of green teas. I still have some of this from last year’s picking and this smells and tastes much “brighter” than the year old tea.
This is a unique tasting matcha to the other straight varieties I’ve tried so far. Has the vegetal, slightly leafy green taste, and then I get hit with a warm savory taste. Perhaps this is the umami taste I’ve read about? It’s hard to describe except as just savory on the tongue. Much more earthy tasting than the KaiMatcha I recently finished.
2 chasaku scoops dissolved in 175F water in a chawan, then whisked with more water.
Received this as a sample.
I’m just not sure how I feel about oolongs despite how much I want to like them. First thought upon sipping is, meh flowery. Then there’s the milkiness in the back. It has a silky sweetness and I like the milk flavor, but I’m not huge into flowery teas and all oolongs thus far have tasted very flowery to me. It’s not bad, but I’m not craving more.
Backlog from yesterday. Has a deep, dark chocolate smell when dry, and the black tea leafy smell comes out once steeped. Had mine with a little cream and rock sugar. I only get a faint hint of chocolate taste, but it had a nice creamy body and the almost caramel/toffee note of the black tea. The hunt for a chocolatey tasting black tea continues, but this wasn’t bad.
I may have overleafed this with my suprsuffphistikated way of measuring this morning (open the bag and give it an optimistic shake), but it tastes nice. Vegetal, little bit roasty/nutty, with a bit of sweetness. Very slight drying at the end of the sip.
Got this as a sample in my last order. Not bad, not especially memorable. It’s definitely a more vegetal green, lots of spinachy green notes without being roasty or buttery to me. Maybe a bit of a grassy taste too.
I’m more of a nutty, Dragonwell drinker so this isn’t a keeper for me, but it was nice to sip on this morning.
Interesting tea. Banana is the dominant note, but to me that was in a good way. It didn’t have a very artificial taste to it, and though it was dominant it wasn’t overpowering. Didn’t get a big chocolate kick, but it was a pleasant black tea with lacing of banana.
Had with cream and a little rock sugar.