Black Buds

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  • “Oooh I did an Ang (tm) on this one. Veeeeeery full cup. Yay surface tension. My small china pot fits these mugs _exactly_ and knowing this, sometimes I become rather more focused on emptying the...” Read full tasting note
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Black Buds is a golden bud black tea with a deep rich aroma. It gives a full bodied golden infusion with an aromatic earthiness and notes of caramel.

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Oooh I did an Ang™ on this one. Veeeeeery full cup. Yay surface tension. My small china pot fits these mugs exactly and knowing this, sometimes I become rather more focused on emptying the pot than the fullness of the mug. Resulting in… well, you can guess.

Anyway, here’s another one from my recent Tea Palace order, and it’s one that I’ve been looking forward to trying. The name of it rather appeals to me for some reason that I can’t really explain. Also the description says it has notes of caramel, and we all know what the c-word does to me.

It doesn’t say anything about where in China this was grown, but it smells like it may have been Yunnan. Which means that the both of the unflavoured black teas I bought from TP come from my least favourite tea-producing part of China. I wonder if I should be concerned about this? It does smell Yunnan-y, though with the strong aroma and the prominent hay-like notes. It smells very malty as well, which isn’t something that I can remember if it’s a characteristic of Yunnan as well, but my subconscious says ‘yes, that’s Yunnan.’

I may actually have to write to Tea Palace and have this cleared up…

Ooh this is quite full flavoured, but not the mouthful of hay that I was beginning to expect. It is indeed quite sweet, and I can see where they get there caramel notes from. Personally I think they’re more malty than caramel, but it’s still that same sort of ‘family’.

It’s the sort of dark, full flavour where I would expect to find a lot of grain-y notes, but there aren’t really too many of those. It’s just all… smooth and slippery. Rather earthy, actually. As it cools it starts to remind me very much of a quite mild pu-erh, reinforcing my Yunnan theory further. I am 99% certain it’s a Yunnan tea, this.

It’s quite nice, but rather more of a mouthful than I had anticipated. I think the sample tin is enough for me, as I suspect this is going to be a special occasions sort of tea for when serious flavour and pick me up is needed.

Nicole

Hah! I have overflowed cups before by concentrating on emptying the pot rather than filling the cup as well. :) I recently caused a huge mess in my kitchen. I was transferring soup to a slow cooker to take into work. It wouldn’t all fit but for some unexplained reason I just kept pouring. Completely overflowed the slow cooker but I just couldn’t stop. :)

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