44 Tasting Notes
Gongfu style brewing. First time trying this type of review
0:30 – Surprisingly tasty. Some smokey flavors with a hint of chocolate?
0:45 – More full-bodied with stronger smokey flavors. I taste some fermentation as well.
1:45: Less smokey flavor and more fermentation flavors. I still taste a bit of chocolate.
1:10 – more fermentation and good black tea taste. Less chocolate.
This is the second Whispering Pines tea I’ve had, and it’s just as good as the first. It has a smooth cocoa flavor that’s not overpowering or artificial-tasting. It’s almost like chocolate covered cherries, but not cordial cherries. Underneath the cocoa/cherry flavor is a mild black tea.
The second infusion was very similar to the first, but with slightly less cocoa flavor.
I ran out of this but need to log it before I remove it from my cupboard. This is a smooth, comforting tea for mid-morning. The blueberry flavor combines well with the black tea, and there’s a tiny hint of sweetness that I enjoy.
I would like to have more of this in my cupboard soon.
I got a sample of this, along with other Whispering Pines Teas, as a gift. Unfortunately, I didn’t review it when I drank it, but I remember loving every sip. IIRC, it was smooth and full-bodied, with hints of sweetness.
Reviewing it here to remind myself to buy it again.
I usually dislike jasmine teas, as the jasmine flavor always over-powers any other flavor. This tea, on the other hand, has just a hint of jasmine. It is incredibly smooth, which is a quality I really enjoy in white teas. The liquor of the first steep is quite pretty – almost a rose gold color. The first and second steeps taste very similar, then the third and fourth bring out more jasmine flavor and a lighter liquor.
I got this tea as part of Verdant’s 5 teas for $5 an embarrassingly long time ago, and I’m just now drinking it. Wishing it were still available, but if I know Verdant, there’s another one I’ll love just as much or more.