21 Tasting Notes
My first pu-erh! Made it in a gaiwan with a quarter of a cake, I’ve done 4 infusions so far and it’s still going strong.
It was just as I’ve always heard pu-erh- earthy. Though not as rich as I expected- it tasted lighter than many blacks I’ve had. Maybe I’ll try steeping it longer next time.
Regardless, deliciously unique. Not an everyday tea for me, but every once and a while, sure. I can’t wait to taste my green pu-erh from Dream About Tea!
My first gyokuro- coming from senchas and dragonwells, the umami and overall complexity of this tea kind of kicked me in the face- but not in a bad way. Very interesting, but definitely not an everyday tea for me. Also, I followed the instructions from Den’s, but I think I may have used a little too much leaf/not enough water. Anyway, I’m going to do another infusion later, I’d like to try and pull out a little more sweetness in that one.
First time I had honeybush I didn’t like it so much, but I think I appreciate it now. The flavors are not nearly as complex as other teas, but they’re simple, smooth, and sweet. It’s worth drinking from time to time for that reason alone- a simple, unique tea.
Watched some videos and read some about how to properly taste tea, and I can identify even more about what makes this tea so good. Smooth and buttery and vegetative, but the most impressive part for me was the aftertaste- like 5 minutes after I finished drinking I got very plump fruity tastes. Awesome.