I enjoy this – it is malty and bready and I felt like it had a sweetness, possibly even chocolatey lean. Too bad my cats chose to knock my mug over and I will now be wearing it to work as well.
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“thanks so much for the trade, Starfevre! The leaves here are definitely gold and I did notice a peppery fragrance on the dry leaves before reading about the pepper in the description. After a...” Read full tasting note
“1 heaping tsp in 8 oz OK, this is not nearly as good as I remember! Probably because I’ve had much better teas in the meantime. Thanks for spoiling me, Steepster!!! The aroma is what I...” Read full tasting note
“So this is the third Yunnan black tea that I’ve had today and the only one that has tasted even remotely right. Smooth and slightly peppery with slight malty notes but not a lot. After...” Read full tasting note
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The first time I tried this it came out bitter. I gave it the benefit of the doubt by assuming that was probably because I had followed Adagio’s deficient brewing instructions, which say to use boiling water. The next time I tried it I used pre-boiling water (probably 180-190F; I’m really just guessing though) and it’s pretty heavenly and not bitter at all. It tastes a lot more like it smells, too, like sunshine on fields and fresh sweet grass hay and all the best hints of wonderfully oxidized tea leaves.
I really wish I tasted some of that pepper from the description.
This was brewed using boiling water for 6 min. The tea smells great before and after steeping, but it has a sharp taste that I don’t appreciate.
I try to drink tea without sugar or milk, but it may be needed here. Toward the end of the cup, I started eating a red bean cake, and the sweetness of the cake gave the tea a nicer effect.
Next time, I will add a little rock sugar and see how that goes.