207 Tasting Notes
This tea is fading a little, but has some rich honey, pear, and tropical fruit. Not overly astringent.
This tea is fantastic. The first steeping runs a little harsh and minerally, but then it opens up into a fresh flower blossom, warm dew, pale stonefruit, and juicy cup.
This is surprisingly smoky to me, with a strong waft of tar and pitch on the back end of the tea. I almost want to say this was stored in a old Lapsang container, it has that same dry quality. However, I would be surprised if Tao did that. Otherwise, it does have some vegetal spinach-like character and heavy charcoal. Maybe not my favorite.
A very nice, almost-white light tea, with good honey and melon. A little mineral/chemical character comes a little forward for me.
This comes across as a little stale and not heavy on the good kelp flavors that should dominate a tea like this.
This is a deep yunnan, with rich leather, sandalwood, and caramel. A beautiful sap-filled morning cup. Delicious.
This tea breathes honey and canteloupe. I could take a little more sweetness and depth, but the astringency is airy and not overpowering.