Not as intense as I am used to drinking…perhaps I understeeped? The scent is amazing and the leaves are gorgeous.
“'I'll just start with my sampler tins, and then when I finish them, I'll move on to the savant samplers,' I had told myself. Hah. Guess not. I never have been the most patient of individuals, and...” Read full tasting note
“It's officially *The Final Sipdown: Day 3* and I thought I would be decupboarding my Kukicha. (Actually, I still might, but that will be determined later today.) Instead, this lovely little tea...” Read full tasting note
“This is actually the third time I've tried this tea. I've just been incredibly busy this week with work. (I made the mistake of mentioning that I needed money in front of my manager. He gave me...” Read full tasting note
“Bumping up...I crave this and I believe it is great in the morning. The honey finish is so delicious and the hints of tobacco add richness and depth. I enjoy this because of all the different...” Read full tasting note
A delicate black tea from Fujian Province harvested early in the Spring. The leaves are panfried and hand-rolled, capturing a fresh, sweet flavor unique to the season. Downy golden curled buds are interspersed throughout this majestic tea evoking visual color-play between gold and black. The heady aroma of both the dried and infused leaves has a distinct savory-sweet note that transcends richly into the cup. A decadent, almost “meaty” aftertaste makes for a very satisfying umami-sweet experience.
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I’m still working on the sample tin. I want to order more, but I need to replace my tea strainer first. When I have the means to do loose leaf tea again, this will be my all-purpose tea. It’s great for breakfast, and I suspect it will make an excellent iced tea (after all, it’s still pretty tasty even after it gets cold in the cup).
Did I do something wrong? I did the standard teaspoon, boiling, 5 minutes. The result was much lighter than I expected, and the tea seemed a bit watery. I caught only hints of the meaty taste that I was expecting. Maybe I’ve just been drinking too many strong blacks.