529 Tasting Notes
So I was talking to Andrew on Facebook about the Dark Matter and he tells me to “Beware of the Fish Ball”
I won’t lie I kinda got excited and I was like which one is that(I hadn’t read the reviews yet) he says it’s This Red Star so I was like Hells Yeah! I’m bout to try that shit! So I read the reviews and all and everybody says it’s fishy and such and that made me want to try it even more. I know that “Fishy” in a tea is NOT something you want I even heard it was bad storage bad process and lots of other things that makes one “Fishy” I’m not sure myself but i know that it’s not something most people want or get excited over.
Well if you know me from Steepster or on Facebook and have talked to me or followed my reviews here for the past few years then You already know that I AM WEIRD and I like weird tasting things, So I never really much mined a Fishy Puerh.
Anyways I read all the reviews on here for this one and was like Yeah! I can drink this and was looking forward to it and I THOUGHT I was prepared for it and for the most part I was, I WAS totally prepared for a nasty FishyPu But I wasn’t prepared for a “Tea Drunk” effect lol.
I’m Pretty BUZZED at the moment and not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing, I also probably drank too much of this one.
First the Aroma, Pretty nice aroma when dry but OMG bad really bad like Oranges and Spice mixed with Shrimp extremely fishy when wet, the fishy smell just got worse and worse.
Now the Taste, I couldn’t really taste much of the orange peel at first and the fishy was not too bad in the flavor as it was in the aroma, not at all offensive to me(I enjoyed it), After a few steeps I got some mushroomy flavors in there and some spicy and fruity notes from the orange peel, the fishy taste seem to get stronger and stronger with each steep but still not too bad to me,to be kinda fishy it still tasted rather clean to me actually. Tho still fishy in taste I think a lot of that may come from the aroma playing a part on the taste buds perhaps because the aroma is SUPER fishy and funky, the tea is actually tasty and had a good Qi to me and gave me a really nice buzz. It was very strange and different but I enjoyed it a lot, I think it just needs some air or to be aged a bit. Reminds me of back when I first started drinking Puerh, I had lots of fishy ones at first lol.
And the Buzz, Damn the buzz was really good, I quite sure I drank way too much of this one because I enjoyed it so much, I could feel the energy from it within the first 3 steeps, it made feel all warm and fuzzy inside and even made me sweat a bit, It reminded me of some of my very first Tea Highs(I miss those). After a while I turn my head and get the tracer kinda effect, yeah! :) It’s kinda like smoking a doobie and kinda like something I never felt before, I enjoyed it.
I actually enjoyed this one a good bit, tho I’m not going to give it a rating until i air it out a bit because I’m quite sure it will be better next time(If I don’t drink it all up already). I know I drank too much of this one too, Partly because it was tasty and Partly because it made me feel good, I loves the tea high.
Flavors: Fishy, Fruity, Mushrooms, Spices
Oh Shit! This is Really damn good!
Malty,chocolatey with notes of dried fruit and hay, maybe even some honey notes in there and a slight caramel note comes through after a few steeps. Very smooth and kinda velvety, very delicious, No astringency or bitter at all. Severals very bold strong steeps, it just didn’t seem to want to play out, lost count of how many steeps because I was watching daredevil on Netflix.
A wonderful tea, Perfect for the Dark Matter.
I’m really enjoying this one, Thank You.
Flavors: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Hay, Honey, Malt, Smooth
Not sure how to describe this one, its interesting and changes for steep to steep, kinda simple but complex too. Some mineral notes, Slight smokey notes, I get notes of bell pepper and umami, almost a savory tea to me, thick like a broth. kinda spicy, kinda floral at times.
Pretty good tea.
Flavors: Bell Pepper, Floral, Mineral, Smoke, Umami
A Good Day so far :)
Got some teas in the mail and Sitting outside with my baby girl listening to Art Bell’s Dark Matter recorded from October 2013 having a good time and I’m getting a new Phone later this evening Yay!!,so yeah a pretty good day.
This one is delicious, roasty and earthy kinda with slight sweetness at the front and a lingering woodsy aftertaste.
It was reminding me slightly of another tea that I couldnt put my finger on(i was thinking da hong pao), not really sure. I didn’t get a mineral note until after I had read the description, then I tasted it and yeah, a mineral kinda rocky note like dhp or something to me.
I didn’t really get the “fruit” note but there still something else that I can’t put my finger on and its almost fruity but kinda nutty too.
This is a super good tea My first tea from What-Cha, I’ve been wanting to try What-Cha for a while now, very glad to have a chance to try this one, I can’t wait till I’m able to place an order from them, This one is on my wishlist now.
My Doggy (Lyra) likes it too, I went inside to get a little more hot water and she jumped up on my little table, drank the rest of my tea and made herself comfy lol https://www.instagram.com/p/BD6VyzGkwFA/
Fruity/nutty like maybe a Nutty Appley note, not sure.
Flavors: Apple, Earth, Fruity, Mineral, Nutty, Wet Rocks, Wood
MMMMMMM, even better than the last time I had it, its been a while.
I really dig the Laoshan blacks, and Fujian Black and Yunnan Blacks.
The Laoshan blacks are like Fujian blacks to me, This one is like a fujian and laoshan and yunnan all in one!
All the favorite yummy notes that I want in some teas, Very good its a 100 now, Well worth the wait. So happy :)