48 Tasting Notes
I’m used to green based Jasmine Tea, so I tend to forget the adjustment on the temperature which it’s crucial for brewing white tea. The smell & freshness of Paper & Tea teas just blows my mind. The smell is like if you were taking a night walk through a humid jasmine forest. The flavor besides the obvious jasmine, is like a mossy,earthy & a hint of smoke. The liquor is light vibrant yellow. Although it holds 3 brews quite decently I opted for a bit longer one brew, like my jasmine to knock my cup up.
Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Smoked
Since I’m a designer I’m pretty visual. Paper & Tea caught my eye for it’s outstanding branding & after some research that led me to conclude that the brand posses an authentic love & knowledge for tea. I’ve never seen tea leaves this beautiful. As soon as you open the sealed envelope that made it all the way through the Atlantic, the aroma is unbelievable fresh as if just picked & packed: fresh, preticor (the way the earth smells after the rain), citrous & a hint of honey & caramel. Don’t have a point of reference for black teas from Yunnan but I feel it’s a bit less bolder than the regular blacks, but holds a nice character strong enough for a pick me up tea, the bergamot is always present but discretely & the tastes of honey & caramel comes with every zip making it almost a treat. The best thing is that this is one of the few teas I posses that holds 2 brews pretty well. The liquor is amber & gold like a sunset.
Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel, Earth, Honey, Leather
Got it as a gift, wanted to try it since I’m an Earl Grey enthusiast. It’s surprisingly good, specially if you feel like you need an Earl past 5 but you restrain yourself because you won’t be able to sleep. This Lady Earl White base is smooth, light, the flavor like most whites for me are leafy, reminds me of the smell of a mossy wood, the bergamot is nice & pairs well with the lavender, which was a nice surprise. Usually use honey & a dash of whole milk, but without ’em is pretty good too.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrusy, Lavender, Wet Moss
This was a gift from China, straight out of the company’s tea house. It’s floral, fresh, earthy, the liquor is amber. One thing I’m learning is to manage a generous tea spoon. It’s unbelievable when the green tea is fresh. The jasmine is really nice, not perfumey or dominant. I have another box waiting so I better start drinking :D