7 Tasting Notes
I bought the Oolong sample set from Teavivre and had been discouraged after trying a couple of them. I thought maybe I should just stick to Puerh teas and Oolong wasn’t for me! This tea changed that all for me however. It has a smooth flavor with none of the bitterness I experienced from the other samples, even in the early steeps. The later steeps became sweeter with some vanilla notes that were very pleasant. I can’t wait to give it another try.
Flavors: Floral, Grass, Menthol, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Vanilla
This tea may be for somebody, but it wasn’t for me. It has a strong rice flavor that seemed to mask all of the other flavors even in later steeps. After the fourth steep, some bitterness started to creep out. If you like the rice flavors in your tea, this is the tea for you. If you like a more traditional tasting pu-erh, I would shy away from this or stick to a sample.
Flavors: Rice, Tobacco, Wet Earth, Wood
I was so excited to try this tea when the 25g sample came in and I haven’t had time to brew it gong fu style yet, so I’ve only tried it western style so far. Regardless, it is one of the best white teas I have tried. Usually my biggest turn off to white teas is an overpowering floral taste but this one has a very nice balance of a smooth creamy taste within the floral taste. I will definitely be trying this gong fu style soon and following up. I would definitely reorder.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Hay, Honey, Vanilla
I love this tea on a cold winter’s morning to get me started. It reminds me a lot of a sweet chai which I really enjoy. It’s a little strong for a daily drinker, but excellent as an occasional pick-me-up.
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Roasted
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Flavors: Almond, Caramel, Floral, Vanilla