96 Tasting Notes
This is pretty delicious. The last of my sample from the $5 promotion. On the milder side for a Wuyi oolong, with a strong mineral flavor as well as fruit (reminds me of lychee) and slight floral and spice notes.
Smooth, sweet, and slightly floral. Very resteapable, 5g brewed my full kettle plus one more steep, which few teas do. This was enjoyable, but didn’t really “wow” me like the other Yezi samples have.
However I’m yet to find a white tea that does wow me, so this might very well be an amazing one. I picked this as a sample sort of hoping to find a white tea that would amaze me, but it may be that I just don’t like whites as much as other teas. :P
Another “wow!” from Yezi. Deep cocoa flavors with a touch of caramel, sea salt, and musk. Slightly red-winey, like Verdant’s Laoshan black. The brew is full bodied and bold but smooth and gentle at the same time. Really really nice black tea for special occasions.
Took advantage of Yezi’s three free samples, and got the package in the mail yesterday with a surprise pouchong sample.
Very fresh and sweet with mild spinach and honeysuckle flavors. Just a small sip fills the mouth with its buttery flavor and aroma. Really nice, and one of their more affordable teas to boot!
Good Jin Xuan. Creamy and fairly sweet, the leaves are smaller than most, and are ever so slightly floral
Pretty good tea. Brews up a deep amber color surprisingly quickly. Slightly floral sticky rice aroma. Standard Taiwan gaoshan flavors; rice, magnolia, nutmeg, and fresh greenness. Not a head turner, but certainly an enjoyable tea. Would be a nice tea to drink with a meal.
My brother gave my step dad a bit of this and a gravity steeper for Christmas, but it appears it hasn’t been touched :(
It looked a bit lonely, so I decided to brew some up
This is pretty good! Medium body and not quite as “Fuijian-y” as most. Sweet brown sugar notes and also a bit of raisin and yam. A bit malty/roasty as well.
Very sweet and buttery with just a touch of honeysuckle and fresh cut grass. I like this a lot! Reminds me of a mix of Jin Xuan and Ti Guan Yin. Brews up a surprisingly gold color despite the very green flavors and appearance.
Cleaned up my desk today (gasp!) and found a pile of tasting notes that I hadn’t posted yet :)
Thanks for this sample from Autumn Hearth
The dry leaves are plump, furry golden buds with a deep honey aroma.
1st steep I over-brewed a bit, but the tea was still very mild and smooth. Malty brew with rich brown sugar and yam flavors, and a touch of mineral and linen qualities. Later steeps showed a bit of nutty pistachio flavors, and progressively became richer and creamier with vanilla notes. Towards the end it began to thin out and better display the black peppercorn flavor.
The best part of this tea was its thick, silky, almost syrupy mouthfeel, which really set it apart from other Yunnan blacks for me. Very smooth and creamy.
Very nice tea!