I changed my rating I love this tea so much! I can’t get enough of it, I want to bathe in this stuff.
Going on my FIFTH steep today of the same leaves. Holy Hojicha! That’s a lot of Pouchong! “Damn gurl yo leaves still got dat flavaa!” – me. I’m sipping it as you read~
I’m getting low on my sample of this and I have to fork out some money to get a tin or I’ll have withdrawals. No, I’m not kidding it’s love. If Pouchong were a person I’d bake it a cake and give them a kissu.
Yes. Ahh. It’s a warm hug in a cup, it really is.
So I’ve been seeing people on here posting little things about their lives as they tealog, I guess I’ll jump on the bandwagon.
So I had an exam in my physical anthropology class today. Ugh ugh ugh. That class sucks, the tests are always super hard too. But I think that I survived it, with a B I’m hoping.
Then my friend started acting weird today. He’s suddenly uncomfortable with this other guy that we all hang out with coming to my house, weird. I told him that I wasn’t going to uninvite him, I trust the guy and everyone else including him is going to be there anyways. Ugh, his panties are in a knot because the other guy has a couple different interests than all of us. Seriously? Grow up man! We’re in college!
Sorry for the vent. Pouchong’s helping me relax though. :)
Tell me if I shouldn’t post this in here and I’ll edit it.
See ya cuties!
This is becoming a favorite, I’m considering re-ordering this when I have the chance. It’s just so great and complex, loving it!
I got to my third steep this time and it’s faintly spicy~ Great brew.
I finally got around to measuring my new little one-person teapot that I bought from Daiso. I found out that it’s actually equal to 2 cups so now I can steep way better. I love it, the pot works great for this Pouchong.
This is the first Pouchong that I’ve ever tasted and prepared, so I was a bit nervous about the steeping since I knew that this was a lighter Oolong. But no fear, I figured it out and I really enjoy this tea!
First off, the leaves alone have a sweet, fresh and slighty milky scent; very light and bright. I also have to note that the color of the leaves is beautiful, ranging from deep jade to a forest green. The way that the leaves are rolled and dried give it a pretty pinched texture that unfurls to reveal broad, dark green leaves.
My first steeping brought out a very pale yellow infusion. I feel that this tea has a “springtime” essence to it, it’s delicate in flavor but also sweet and creamy smooth. It has a slight roasted note in the the background that just kind of slips in near the finish. Fresh and sweet taste.
On my second steeping the leaves were able to unfurl fully. I steeped it at 195F again at 4:10 minutes. The second time around gave it a much stronger finish that really brought out a sweet, milky roasted flavor; however the tea still kept its light and delicate qualities.
I think that two steeps is probably the limit for this Pouchong because I could tell that it was right on the cusp of turning bitter.
Last Words: This is a delicate “springtime” tea with sweet and milky qualities. Very light, very smooth.