284 Tasting Notes
Wymm Tea graciously sent me a few samples, and this is the first of four.
I found this to be a smooth, easy drinking pu-erh. The first couple of steeps I found the dried fruit notes, some woodiness with an earthy finish on the sip.
In the later steeps I found the woodiness became more prominent. The fruit notes diminished. The sweet, clean earthiness remained present.
I enjoyed this pu-erh and would happily drink this again. Thank you so much for the samples Tashi and Sgrodka!
So I included this one the GCTTB, and I’m kind of sorry that I did. I didn’t try it before adding it, ‘cause I thought dark fermented tea? Should taste ok. Nope. I don’t like it. At all. It has an odd scent, which translates into the taste. I couldn’t even finish the cup. Dumped. My apologies to anyone who tries this tea and finds it as odd as I do.
I’m going to try it again tomorrow after a rinse and will hopefully find it more palatable.
I couldn’t find Yinzhu silver needle green in the database, so I decided to review it here.
This poor tea. I wonder if it was in the box too long, or was contaminated by the other tea’s, but it sadly did not taste very good. I found in my first couple of sips a vegetal flavour, but it was too faint. Unfortunately, the tea tasted a little stale and perhaps somewhat contaminated. I think if this were fresher, it would have tasted a lot better.
I’m not one to go for mint tea’s usually, but I’ve tried a couple in the past and even enjoyed some of them, so decided to give this one a try. Looking at the dry leaf, I see cinnamon chips in it. Really? I thought this was supposed to be a mint tea.
The mint is mild, but evident. It tastes mostly of cinnamon, and as the cup cools, the licorice comes forward.
This is ok. David’s doesn’t sell it anymore (I think), so I’m happy to have tried it. Even if they did sell it, I probably wouldn’t feel the need to get any.
I found this to be a nicely spiced tea. I found the licorice in the aftertaste, and it wasn’t so prominent to me, which is a good thing, since I don’t like tea’s with a strong licorice flavour. I didn’t get the brandy. Despite that, I still found this to be enjoyable, but not something that I would feel the need to own.
I’m drinking this one to start my day off. Considering that it’s from A&D I was expecting this to be a lot stronger and maltier than it actually is. What I picked up on in the first cup was a bright fruitiness. I’m on the second cup now, and some bread and honey notes are showing up. I’m not getting the cocoa notes, though. Still, it’s a tasty start to the day.
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