1108 Tasting Notes
This is definitely the WRONG time for me to be tasting such a delicate tea for the first time-I’ve got a cold and my sense of taste and smell have definitely been deadened a bit. I was determined to taste a cup today anyway, because I’m placing a Verdant order today. (Last day of Laoshan teas 25% off!) Thanks so much for including this in our swap BrewTEAlly Sweet!
My first steep has a pine/spicy note. Completely unlike anything I’ve ever tasted! I would call this steep savory and not sweet.
2nd steep and the spicy pine note has blossomed a bit more. The liquor feels thick but tastes so light!
I’m definitely going to need to at least get another sample of this when I order today, so I can try it again when my palette is clear.
I feel like I’m tasting the secret heart of the tree. Something pure and wild and normally meant only for itself. This may not end up being something I want to drink every day, but it is definitely something I’d like to explore in more detail! Thanks again BrewTEAlly Sweet!!!
I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this one yet. I got it from a generous Steepster in a swap. Apologies because I’ve forgotten who it was!
Anyway this is really excellent! I did a nice long steep on it just under boiling. I usually prefer green oolongs (this one has very dark, long twisty leaves), but MAN, this one tastes just like apricots to me! So sweet and juicy with some undertones of spice and maybe dried crunchy fall leaves. Wonderful! Looking forward to steeping it again and seeing if it transforms in any way :)