493 Tasting Notes
I’ve had a sample of this floating around in my tea drawer since Christmas. Decided I better drink it soon before it goes stale. It is a bit earthy from the puerh and also pretty gingery. Not my fave for sure but it isn’t bad enough for me to dump it out or anything. Meh.
It’s is an excellent black tea! My husband and I each had a cup brewed western style while we cooked Thai food. We threw a little palm sugar in our cups and it really brought out the honey notes! Loving the roasted chocolatey taste, but yet this is still light and crisp and not overly heavy. It was a sample with my most recent Verdant order. Thanks Verdant! :)
Busting out the Kyusu for a little bit of Shincha before work today. Working on a Sunday is no fun! Shincha is delicious however :)
Oh man, this is my kind of green tea! My first thought was, “ooh, this is like Laoshan Green but even sweeter!” So then I went back and looked at the description…and yes it is grown in China at high elevations, so probably very similar. Super delicious! I’m not sure how it can be both so light and so buttery at the same time. Putting this on my shopping list and waiting for it to go on sale, since I only had a sample of it. Thanks so much Stacy!
Hmm, I’m not really sure what to make of this tea. Maybe its because I’m stuck at work on a Saturday and grumpy about it, but I think I’d prefer the Yunnan green jasmine by itself. It isn’t bad or anything, just more complicated than is really necessary, I think!
I don’t think I’ve ever had hibiscus in a black tea blend before! This tea really accomplishes everything it sets out to do…Strawberries? Check. Rhubarb? check! Pie Crust? Sure. The vanilla note really rounds out the “PIE” element. This is very very good stuff! Thanks for the sample, Stacy! :)
I’ve been drinking the heck out of this one lately. So refreshing!
This is one of the more enjoyable straight puerh teas I’ve tried! I’m not a huge puerh lover but occasionally I get a craving for one. This particular one is smooth and not astringent or bitter at all. It is earthy, but not in a dank and mildewy forest floor type of way. It is more of a sunny summer’s day type of earthy. It makes me think of freshly tilled garden, or walking barefoot through the park. I am still on my first steep (I did do an initial rinse, too, which I discarded) but I am getting a note that reminds of a spice that I can’t quite put my finger on. Its like if cinnamon had a hippie cousin or something. Has anyone ever smelled Japanese aloeswood incense? Anyway, sorry this is so abstract. This is just how I have come to think about puerhs! :)
I had a really challenging day at work today. I drank various steeps of this tea throughout the day, too. Early steeps started out very much like Laoshan Green and transformed into a tasty green oolong with lots of nice sweet mineral notes as the day went on. I enjoyed it very much and I am glad I can taste Laoshan in it! I am a big fan of anything the He family makes apparently :)