18 Tasting Notes
not pear but pineapple (c.f.
it is a melon, but not yuubari melon.
the same tea has already been on the database:
>The cup is exceptionally smooth,
Does the “smooth” refer to the lack of thickening related to pectin and oxalic acid or something?
I’m not sure about this description at all.
>with interesting muscat and fruity nuances,
Somewhere over the muscat? I will try the China one for this.
On the other hand, its unique fruity nuance was more apparent to me, which was close to a sort of acid taste somehow.
>along with the balanced pungency of a top quality first flush tea.
>The cup from the China jat is slightly sweeter,
I think so, too.
At the same time, this clonal may be “just” sweet. The sweetness of these two was quite different to me.
That’s supposedly because I can’t distinguish sweetness from China characteristic.
> while that of the clonal variety is slightly thicker.
Probably…? Is this that important factor, by the way?
>For comparison, consider buying a sample of one and a packet of the other.
No need for comparison, indeed. Buy the China! lol
It’s a bit different from China darjeeling, say Castleton’s or Margaret’s Hope’s.
I like its “exceptionality”.
Both of China jat and clonal variety have a repeated sweetness which is as if your tongue tastes sweet every time saliva passes through salivary glands. lol
I’ve also experienced the same kind of “repeated sweetness” with coffees of SCAA 85pts above before.