401 Tasting Notes
I been sipping on this one a little bit today and yesterday because the weather around here has been cool like in the fall, This is a nice one very light and fruity, the taste of the apple and cranberry go together so nicely that i can’t single them out separately because they unite as one delicious unique flavor and the flavor of the tea itself is a nice light oolong with faint floral notes. I should have gotten this one around Christmas or Thanksgiving time because it would have been perfect with some Thanksgiving turkey :)
I also enjoy eating the fruits out of it after I drink it that makes it even better, Yummy!!!
Hay is for Horses but better for Cows, Toads can eat it but i think we’d rather drink it, This one taste sweet and like Hay with an almost buttery smooth mouthfeel, Saying taste like hay is not a bad thing at all it’s really damn tastey, many white teas i’ve tried have had slight haylike taste just not so much as this one and never in a bad way.
The dry leafe has a sweet almost floral aroma to it that is very pleasing, my sample got crushed in the bottom of a box because i had to box up all my teas and move them around into another room due to renovations and when I pour some out in my hand the little pieces of leafe feel very soft and fuzzy like goose down in a soft pillow.
Some teas feel really good when you hold it in your mouth and swish it around some, this is one of them.
I did decide to try this one with a little sweetener added and it was delicious, reminded me of the taste of honeycomb cereal from when i was a kid.
Very good tea, I’m really starting to like white teas more and more these days :)
I’m not really big on flowery teas or Jasmine teas either Unless I add it to the tea myself, I find that most of them have either too much or too little jasmine but that’s not the case with this one.
This has a most wonderful jasmine scent when the leafe is dry and a nice earthy puerh scent with a touch of jasmine when steeped.
The flavor is just perfect, the Jasmine is prominent without being too much and masking the flavor of the tea itself.
I’ve had many jasmine green teas that just aren’t my thing and honestly usually a jasmine puerh isn’t either don’t get me wrong I think they are quite nice sometimes but chances are that I wouldn’t purchase one for myself, if i did purchase one it would most likely be this one tho and I would only drink it when I wanted something special or if I have had company to share it with.
I haven’t been able to add a tea to steepster with a photo in a while now, it just won’t work for me sorry :( Photos on my blog tho :)
I really like this tea I’ve been drinking it for about a year now, I bought many of them and just got a new one in October and I’m really glad I did because now the only place I can find it is at Lostdogcoffee.com for $30 when I have always gotten it at Puerhshop.com for just $9.92, I think lost dog bought up all that puerhsop had and jacked the price up to 30$ for no reason because I see other teas on lost dog from puerhshop at jacked up prices and even they use puershop’s very same photos, that really sucks big balls to me :( Anyways I guess this will be the end of Panchen for me when this one is gone cuz I sure aint paying $30 for it now. Its WAS a really good puerh at a really good price and it taste nice too.
I see this one listed on steepster twice for some reason
Delicious, The taste of this one is the reason I fell in love with puerh in the first place i think, it reminds me of some of the very first puerhs I ever tried.
It is earthy and bold yet smooth and clean tasting. The taste to me at first is slightly sweet and almost doughy like a flakey pastry dough almost like a crossant.
later steeps are surely reminiscent of sandalwood and have a slight pleasant bitter to it, its a nice puerh to me.
I enjoyed this one very much :)
This one is nice, The the aroma of the dry leafe is fruity and slightly minty like the scent of juicy fruit and doublemint gum together at the same time.
We fist tried this one early this morning with breakfast and it was really just perfect for breakfast, usually when we have an Assam for breakfast we bring out the sweetener and milk because thats the way we like our breakfast tea and it really held the milk well it was creamy, smooth and malty with slight astringency and was so delicious that Lance had 2 cups which is rare for him He said it’s better than coffee in the morning lol.
I went on to try it straight with nothing added and it taste better to me that way it was malty and mild with a slightly bitter astringency to it which I enjoyed and it had a fruity note that was like that of raisins in fact it was like raisin bread toast or something, very delicious. It was not quite as strong as I was expecting it to be when I had it straight but I usually go for really strong brewed ctc type Assams AND this one held milk very well which was probably why I was expecting it to be a little stronger with nothing added.
Damn good tea!