1105 Tasting Notes
Oh yum. Thank you Terri HarpLady!
This is super rich and fruity! Very complex. This is something I would totally drink again. Sweet stuff. There are notes that remind me of a Dancong oolong. I loves me some Dancong. It is like a cross between a Dancong and a Yunnan black! I love the lingering stone fruit taste it leaves in the back of my throat.
This is a wonderful Sheng! Thanks so much Terri HarpLady for letting me try it :D
So much going on here…where do I start? Pleasantly astringent, mineral notes, a little bit of resin or fresh cut wood, and a wonderful strong cha qi. I’m still in the midst of several steepings, so I may update this later if it morphs again. It is really opening up for me now :) It is a little grassy with a faint fruity or floral aftertaste…gah, I love sheng so much! Gives me a happy :D :D :D
Thank you so much Terri HarpLady for a sample of this!
I have been drinking this all day. The leaves just keep going and going, huh? This is VERY nice shu. Rich and creamy with just enough earthiness and sweetness and no funk. I love that it is organic, too :)
This is a shu I would definitely reach for any time I have a puerh craving! Glad I got to try it.
Another beautiful tea from the generous Terri HarpLady :D
I love the look of the dry leaf on these fancy yunnans. So shiny and fuzzy and golden. I love tea I want to pet!
The taste is all malty and sweet. Bold and full bodied with a nice kick, too. Everything a good black tea should be :)
I can see why everyone is enamored with these Yunnans! I’m enjoying this very much. Thanks again, Terri!
I’m SOOO happy TerriHarplady sent me some of this in my box! Thank you Terri! :D
My absolute favorite green teas of all time are from the He family in Laoshan. I’ve never had the honor of trying some of their more special offerings like this one. It does not disappoint! Buttery, creamy, and vegetal like all good Laoshan greens but with a hint of roastiness/nuttiness and a bright freshness about it. Very very good nom nom nom!
I guess I should consider joining Verdant’s TOTM club, but honestly $30 a month is more than my ENTIRE tea budget and there are other things from other sellers I want sometimes, you know? I’m sure I would love it though :)
I am drinking a green base version of this, from Marzipan! Thanks!!!
I can find nothing to complain about here. I like cherry and almond and vanilla together. It isn’t blowing me away though. I think I would reeeeeely like this one cold steeped as iced tea, and maybe with a little sugar added. I dig fruity greens that way! I shall try that with the rest of my sample :)
I had to try this one. Forgive me for forgetting which box it came from!
I love Japanese greens but I’ve never had a Japanese black! I was unsure on steeping temp so I went a little lower than I would for another unknown black, just to be safe.
Not sure if I underleafed or if this one is suffering from its age? I feel like there is a lot of potential here and I would really love it if it was just a tad stronger tasting. It is a mild, somewhat nutty definitely black tasting tea, with some vegetal/mineral/sea elements that I enjoy in my Japanese greens. This is definitely something I would like to explore further. Bring on the Japanese blacks!!
Thank you Marzipan for the sample!
Hmm, I’m not sure about this one. The chocolate notes are not strong. It isn’t spicy either but there is another flavor floating around that MIGHT be something peppery. But honestly? This reminds me of flavored pipe tobacco! WEIRD!
Anyway, Della Terra’s offerings are hit or miss with me. I’ve only had a couple of them I’ve really loved. Always fun to try new teas though :)