5 Tasting Notes
Good as usual. I own the ‘09 and ’10 production. The ’11 production is also pretty good. I can’t really comment of the tea now since it’s so new. So I am putting them away to age for now. Will check on them in next spring to see what kind of progress they’ve made.
After I tasted the other more expensive LongJing from Life in Teacup, I revisited this tea I got earlier this year from Dragon Teahouse’s eBay store. I remember this LongJing is a lot cheaper. In tasting, this tea is lighter in taste compared to LiT’s Longjing. But I still tasted the roasty aroma. Maybe due to the lighter taste, the astringency was lower too. Considering the price and my tea budget, I most likely would go with this tea. But the other LongJing is definitely better, when I get a raise.
This is the priciest tea I’ve ever drank. I was lucky enough to try this tea this afternoon in a tea gathering with friends. The tea broth was clear, slightly yellowish green. The flavor was wonderful. It tasted roasty, like half roasted nuts or peanuts. There is some astringency. But based on my experience with LongJing, I think they all have some astringency to some degree. The tea left a mouth watering, sweet-like aftertaste. Overall this is a good tea. But after I check the price for this tea tonight, I think it’s a bit expensive. But what do I know about tea pricing! Honestly, I would give this tea a higher rating if I didn’t check the price.
I had this tea the other day at a co-worker’s tea gathering. I’ve had the big red robe several time before. Some of them were costly premium ones brought over by relatives from Singapore. Compared to what I’ve had, this tea not as heavily roasted as my other big red robe. The one is a bit sweeter but is missing the thick texture in premium batches. Overall this is a decent tea.