1111 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Marzipan for this cake!
I was confused when I posted this photo on Instagram, I thought it was a shou cake! https://instagram.com/p/01Bot9xh4F/
But no, it is a delicious black tea! I found the flowers to be present but not overwhelming. This is NOT an overly sweet tea. Good stuff and very different from anything I’ve tried before :)
Yay thanks for the sample kieblera5!
I drank this at work earlier but was too busy to write a tasting note. I really enjoyed the sweet/ roasty flavor, with the long lingering floral/mineral aftertaste. Quite a nice Dancong, I think they only one I prefer over this one is the one I have from Verdant tea.
Thank you for the sample Cheri
But MEH…this sheng is not for me. It started out extremely smokey, which, I don’t generally have a problem with but it pretty much overwhelmed the first steep. The following steeps were less smokey but mostly a one note tea and that note is “pleasant bitterness”. Which don’t get me wrong, I like an assertive, even aggressive sheng at times. I just wish there was some sweetness, fruit flavor, or floral aroma to balance it out. Not a terrible tea, just not right for me!
Backlogging from over the weekend!
I got my new little Ru Kiln pot from White2Tea this weekend along with some samples that Cheri sent! https://instagram.com/p/0gyegXRh48/ Thanks again Cheri!
I drank the ChocoShou Saturday night and I really enjoyed it for an aged tea. I’m pretty picky about my older shou and this was a very enjoyable one. Tasted like sweet old library books. Will pick up a tin with the next group order for sure :)
Oh no! I’m so sorry TeaVivre! I was generously given this sample for review ages ago and apparently lost it until just now. It was a nice surprise to find though because I really enjoyed drinking it today. It was very sweet and slightly vegetal with a slight roasty flavor to round it all out. There are some mineral notes as well. Extremely nice oolong and so sorry again for the very late review!
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Finally completely over my head cold and able to try my final TeaAve sample this weekend!
All of these teas were wonderful. The Magnolia was the most subtle of the floral scented ones I received. The creamy, smooth oolong really shines through!
I really want to order more of the jasmine oolong. It is probably my favorite jasmine tea I’ve ever tried. I’d really like to try the ginger lily next time too. Thanks again TeaAve for these wonderful samples! Definitely recommended!!!