394 Tasting Notes
Before I begin let me say I’m not a big fan of darjeeling. I’ve had a few I found quite nice but for the most part…. I’m just not a straight black tea gal. For some reason I’m tasting olives…Kinda bitter and… bitter fruit? Some what citursy and a slight toasty wqrmth.
What I’m trying to get at is that I think it’s …well it’s just not my cup of tea.
Yet another tea tasted at the tea class. A clear amber color with slightly grass and fruity aroma. A bit malty and woodsy. I’m also sensing a bit of fruity undertones. Of course the grassyness is also there. I liked this one quite a bit more then I expected. Probably not one I would buy more then an ounce of though.
Smells good. Kinda like the mulling spices used in apple cider. When things say spicy I think of jalapeños and chili powder, I tend to forget that cinnamon is also considered spicy. Especially to children. But this us truly a spicy white! It’s not spicy like your mouth is burning but you do get a little tingle on your tongue. There is a bit of a grassy flavor. It’s a good mix.
Sencha base? I’m fairly certain but kinda hard to tell with the rose petals in there. It’s a good cup but not quite as good as I was hoping. I’m kind of disappointed that there are no actual pomegranate pieces in here. Pomegranate is kind of pricey though I guess… I honestly think this should have been called rose petal green tea not pomegranate tea.
I honestly thought I wasn’t going to like this tea. Most have too much mint flavor and I can’t handle that. But this is very light and refreshing. Even the aroma with it’s hay and mint is relaxing. While it’s not something I would buy for my cupboard it is something I may have if the opportunity arises like it did at this tea class. We also tried it with sugar like they do in Africa. Doesn’t change the flavor too much but the sweetness makes it interesting.
Ah.. the ever famous dragonwell tea. This actually has quite an interesting background to it if you have time to look it up. The aroma is kinda noodly to me. Not sure why. Noodles with grass. Flavor is woodsy, earthy, and grassy. Too much earthy for a green tea for me to like. It’s a good tea, just not my cuppa. The after taste is also interesting. Light rice and bitter grass.
Not leaving a rating because I know this one has to be better then I’m tasting. It’s good but I feel like its just a bit over steeped. Amazing how seconds can ruin a tea. Anyway, it has the lovely grassy scent. Flavor that is somewhat marine like and toasty but of course more grassy then anything else. My husband thinks it tastes like dirt. I know it’s a required taste.
Generally I like white tea but this one I think was steeped a bit too much. Though this was part of a tea class so I’m sure they were careful as to how long it was steeped. When it comes to green and white I’m quite picky and usually prefer less steep time then most people. Grassy aroma and flavor. Somewhat nutty as well. Though I’m getting a bit of a bitterness so I’m not really enjoying this cup as much as I think I should.
If you like Pur er you will probably enjoy this one. I’ve tried to get into them for their health benefits… and I just can’t do it. It has a very fishy, marine like, aroma. Kinda weird but somehow nice. Also a bit smoky and woodsy. Tastes like a walk in the forest. Very earthy. It takes like I picked up a twig in the woods and started chewing on it. Not really my thing.
I’ll just come out andd say first off that I’m not a fan of smoky teas. The aroma is smoky and toasty. Kinda nice actually…. but that’s not something I like tasting. It’s pretty intense. Not like a Lapsang souchong but kinda ..woodsy and malthy smoky. Too much tannin. Just not a smoky tea drinker…
BUT I know some people love it and it goes well with milk. So I encourage others to try it before judging it off my review.