12 Tasting Notes
I received this as an extra with a tea order from What-Cha. It’s a pleasant oolong with a slightly nutty smell and taste. I’m not sure if there is a name for it but I have found that there are oolongs that are a bit closer to green tea and some that are a bit closer to black tea. This one is closer to a black tea. It is not at all astringent. I think this would be an easy tea for anyone to drink. It’s very approachable.
Flavors: Nutty, Sweet
This is another pleasant green tea. Very drinkable and I think it would be easy for someone who doesn’t drink a lot of tea to enjoy it. I didn’t taste the fruit notes that What-Cha noted – I taste much more smoky notes. It kind of tastes like Fall.
Flavors: Green, Smoke
I grabbed this tea because it’s getting ready to snow here and I wanted something warm, dark, and woody. (Alas, I’m out of puer tea or I would have turned to that.)
The aroma and taste are slightly smoky and woody with almost a hint of smoked salmon. It’s not at all bright or grassy. It reminds me a bit of a gunpowder.
Flavors: Olive Oil, Smoke, Wood
Very smooth black tea. It has a warm and dark aroma and taste. Both are very welcoming. It reminds me of Adagio’s Yunnan Jig. It’s a nice simple black tea that I could give to friends who aren’t into tea without having to go into much explanation about what they’re about to drink.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Malt, Wood
It has a woody – almost wet wood – aroma and a smoky taste. It is reminiscent of lapsang souchong but without the “dirty gym socks” aroma and taste that is associated with that tea.
My husband said it tasted “like dirt and wood”.
Flavors: Dirt, Forest Floor, Smoke, Wood