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5 Tasting Notes

74

I started with a short steep of 30 seconds, and moved on to a minute or so for the next ones. The first two steepings were unremarkable, but the third yielded a more floral fragrance with a hint of buttery aftertaste. I steeped it five times, and the flavor opened up with subsequent steepings, with the best being the fourth.

Enjoyable, affordable, but nothing too special.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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87

This tea has an unusually rich flavor that leaves an interesting texture in the mouth, just like very dark chocolate. The scent of the dry leaves isn’t anything special, but opening a pot of freshly steeped tea smells just like a tin of cocoa. It’s definitely one of my favorites.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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77

This tea is quite interesting looking, as it’s packaged in a little mandarin tangerine. You can add as much or as little as you like of the peel! It is quite prone to bitterness, so be mindful of the temperature. The orange is a nice compliment without overpowering the tea. There are also green and black tea variations, but I haven’t tried them yet.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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100

I’m not exactly a tea expert, but this is one of my favorite teas. It can turn bitter easily, but is perhaps more forgiving than many white teas as long as the water isn’t too hot. It has a very subtle and delicate taste with a pleasing fragrance.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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