16 Tasting Notes
Nice Keemun. It finish feels a bit watery in the back of the mouth, but is more potent up front. I wonder how it holds up under multiple brewings…
The leaves and petals are colorful, but I could wish the leaves were all of a similar size. Many were broken, and some had brown edges. The tea was a bit thin on our first brewing, but that could be our fault. The cherry aroma and flavors were very nice. It was the subtle addition that makes this worth drinking again.
This is my first brew of every morning, unless I have some sencha from a recent trip to Japan. It reminds me of every cup I was offered when visiting schools or businesses. My method – 7grams of tea, 500ml of water at 60-65 deg C, for 35 seconds.
Georgie is very mild, almost thin. If you are looking for a brisk, robust tea, then please look elsewhere. It was pleasant with some malty flavors.
Nice green apple aroma that really stays close to the cup. You have to hold th cup under your nose to fully enjoy it. Perfect for a cold rainy day like today. Plus it has a nice clean finish.
We purchased this back in February, and to our surprise the flavor is already falling off. We store it in an air-tight tin from Mariage Freres so we are not doing anything odd. It just demonstrates that good tea has a finite shelf life. If you like it, drink it all before it goes south.
It just arrived in the mail today from France. With our standard 7g, 750 ml boiling water, 5 minutes, the aroma knocked my socks off. The white tips are also pretty. It’s quite mild.
Though pretty good, Sencha Imperial falls short of Mariage Freres’ higher grade of Sakura Tea. I’m probably a harsher critic than most. And it is cheap enough that you can actually afford to drink it if it suits you. I just won’t purchase any more of it once I finish off this tin.
It’s a good value for a 10 year old black pu-erh. I picked this one up at Tea Lucky in Taipei, Taiwan. The proprietor carries a large selection of pu-erh, both young and old.
Like most black pu-erhs, this one lacks many of the subtle flavors and richness found in the green pu-erhs.
Very forgiving oolong. We used our small red Yixing teapot, and did four infusions. The leaves can probably handle one or two more before the flavor will fall off. Leaves a nice taste in the mouth long after you’ve put down the teacup.