A good way to make this seem much better than it is (to me) is to make it my first cup of real tea in a full week.
I still don’t like drinking flowers, though.
“A good way to make this seem much better than it is (to me) is to make it my first cup of real tea in a full week. I still don't like drinking flowers, though. ” Read full tasting note
“this tea. nicely played little tea. i brewed it up kind haphazardly and wasn't trying too hard to choose a tea, i was like whatevs, and the second i tasted it i was all "hey! ... i like this! yum!"...” Read full tasting note
“oh yummy, savory, vegetal green, I would be lost without you <3 And what this? Do I finally detect some of that woody and earthy flavor that others have described. Why yes, I think so. How many...” Read full tasting note
“Okay, this is surprisingly good. I was at the grocery store the other day and poked around to see what offerings RoT had in the Chinese green department. Chicago Tea Garden made me like them (with...” Read full tasting note
Gu Zhang Mao Jian Tea – Harvested ten days each spring on the banks of Qiushiu River in the Wuyi Mountains. This Chinese green tea is renowned for its tender silver tips, faint sweet cup and chestnut character.
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this tea. nicely played little tea. i brewed it up kind haphazardly and wasn’t trying too hard to choose a tea, i was like whatevs, and the second i tasted it i was all “hey! … i like this! yum!” gulp gulp gulp
it was gone in record time.
could have been the hours i spent in the sun i suppose? but yum!
so good Shelley_Lorraine. so good.
to bad this isn’t for sale! but hopefully eventually…
“The Tea Calendar has been launched in a limited special edition. It is very expensive, handmade and not commercially available in this form. This first edition will be followed by a longer development phase in which the Tea Calendar is to be brought to market.”
eventually brought to market. i’ll be looking for it cuz i’m SO CURIOUS.
oh yummy, savory, vegetal green, I would be lost without you <3
And what this? Do I finally detect some of that woody and earthy flavor that others have described. Why yes, I think so. How many more secrets do you hold mysterious green tea?
I think that you have been so aptly named.
Okay, this is surprisingly good. I was at the grocery store the other day and poked around to see what offerings RoT had in the Chinese green department. Chicago Tea Garden made me like them (with their lovely Wuyu and Bi Luo Chun). I just ran out of the BLC and since it’s not like I can buy any more, I’ve been kind of hoping (but not expecting) to find something that could replace it.
This isn’t quite there, but maybe with some tweaking it could be a good contender. It’s got the nice sweetness that CTG’s BLC has and a good nuttiness. It does have a prickle of saltiness and astringency and a bit more sharpness to it than CTG’S BLC, but it’s not so strong that it is unpleasant. I wonder if, with a shorter steep time or less leaf, I could get that astringency to back of. If I could get it to do that without losing the sweeter notes, I’d be a happy camper.
I will say, I’m pretty sure this stuff is fairly fresh as the store didn’t offer this in their bulk section the week or so before I bought it. I’m starting to think that the fresher a Chinese green is, the more sweetness this is. Can anyone confirm or deny that thought?
I don’t think I prepared this correctly. . . it’s so mild it’s almost not there at all. I pick up a vague vegetalness that clings to the tongue a bit after I’ve swallowed. I do adore the currrrrrly little leaves, though!
I’m gonna hafta make another cup before I decide whether or not I like it; indeed, or if there’s even anything to like.
This tea was both good and somewhat disappointing. I think I would have liked it better if I had approached it as just a regular Chinese green, but I was expecting more. For one, I started using filtered water (my city’s tap water tastes good, so I didn’t think it would change much, but it improved the other teas I had tried. Moreover, both the price ($22 per tin—but I only got two teaspoons’ worth at Whole Foods, which was lucky) and the description made me expect a spectacularly fantastic green. Maybe it was, and my taste buds just aren’t yet used to all the subtleties in Chinese greens, but to me it tasted like others I’ve had. Good, but not fantastic.