sample sipdown…i think i’m going to try this one again in future. it really didn’t taste like a whole lot of anything so i’m not sure how that works lol i even steeped it for super long after a few sessions. go figure
“sample sipdown...i think i'm going to try this one again in future. it really didn't taste like a whole lot of anything so i'm not sure how that works lol i even steeped it for super long after a...” Read full tasting note
“I am so fond of Purple Zi Juan teas. I find them so intriguing and different. Beautiful. I mean literally beautiful. I love how sleek this tea looks like. Long dark blueish grey strands with...” Read full tasting note
“Dexter3657 sent this sample my way so I'd have another sheng to try. I wonder why there's only one review on here for this tea... I brewed it up, quick rinse and then 20 sec. It was strange but...” Read full tasting note
The purple pu-er tea is a rare tea variety in the Yunnan large-leaf tea and is famous for its high health benefits, high percentage of anthocyanidins, and amino acids, particularly tea polyphenols. Purple pu-er is a quite a visually stunning tea. This purple pu-er is made from one bud with one leaf, the dark leaves have a unique scent that is reminiscent of raspberries and dark chocolate. This tea to be quite smooth and sweet, Flavors of chocolate and vanilla, maybe some oak notes reminiscent of a barrel-aged wine. It is very pleasing to drink.
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I am so fond of Purple Zi Juan teas. I find them so intriguing and different.
Beautiful. I mean literally beautiful. I love how sleek this tea looks like. Long dark blueish grey strands with some brown shades in the mix.
The leaves are equally stunning once steeped.
Using 5g in little glass gongfu pot.
This tea has such an attractive taste, full of warmth.
First few steeps produces a rather light brew. It intensifies around steep three, where it reaches a nice medium body.
Hard to describe the taste.
It’s creamy and tart at the same time. Very lightly astringent.
A mellow white grape taste brings a nice fruitiness to it. It’s a bit woodsy, but not smokey at all.
It’s what I call a cleansing tea, you just get a sense of wellness out of it.
It’s late in the night, a nice cha qi feeling going on. All warm and peaceful inside.
This is another high quality tea from Tao Tea Leaf.
I’ve been so impressed by their standards so far.
Dexter3657 sent this sample my way so I’d have another sheng to try. I wonder why there’s only one review on here for this tea…
I brewed it up, quick rinse and then 20 sec. It was strange but I didn’t taste much of anything (like Sil in her review). I tried another infusion but still wasn’t getting anything. By the 4th infusion, I figured I would use up the other part of the sample and do gong fu brewing like on the Tao Tea leaf website. I thought I must be doing something wrong. On the website they say this tea has complex flavour with hints of chocolate , vanilla and the tartness of raspberries and a bit of white wine. It sounds wonderful. Maybe i don’t have a refined palate for tasting but to me all I got was a weak pu-er earthy flavour with a bit of bitterness. I suppose there MIGHT have been a hint of chocolate. Even doing gong fu brewing didn’t bring out all those flavours for me. I’m puzzled that a tea described sounding so wonderful was nothing like that for me.
Glad I got the chance to try it though. Thanks Dexter3657!