673 Tasting Notes
Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake 2012 By Teavivre
Dry leaf: spices, musty.
1x short rinse.
Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight floral. (Taste) light —→ spices, roasted, floral.
Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell)
Little to no floral. (Taste) light floral. (Weird at the lack of flavors)
Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight fruity. (Taste) light —→ roasted, floral.
All in all an ok tea. Nice taste to it. I rate a 80/100.
Where to buy: http://www.teavivre.com/fuding-shou-mei-cake/
(note: either this tea did not have that many flavors, or it was just me)
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Roasted, Seaweed, Spices
Mixed Fruit Delight, By hyson.
A simple review as this is a tea bag.
I taste/smell: berries, blueberries, Oranges, strawberries, peach, and ceylon black tea.
All in all a yummy tea, i rate 80/100.
Flavors: Berries, Blueberry, Orange, Peach, Strawberry
2012 Xiaguan “Jia Ji Tuo” Raw Pu-erh tea in box * 100 grams
Bought from yunnan sourcing.
Time for a proper review.
Small clay teapot; gongfucha.
1x short rinse.
Light steep: I taste/smell; (smell) slight —> sweetness, berries (unknown), fruit (peaches?), green, wood(?). (Taste) light -→ honey, spices, bitterness, wood, book paper/parchment, peaches, fruity.
Medium steep: I taste/smell; (smell) [same as light steep]. (Taste) light
—> book paper/parchment, bitterness. Medium -→ honey, wood, spices.
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; (smell) [same as light steep. Hard to tell if some aromas are missing]. (Taste) medium bitterness. Medium/strong
—→ honey, spices, wood.
All in all a extremely yummy tea! Cha qi imparts a complete relaxation. Very good! I rate a 99/100 only because it would be perfect if it had some earth and fermentation.
give it a go for what its worh! its almost a steal for the price! :D
3. (my order from yunnan sourcing) https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3OL-Ygqd5/
Flavors: Berries, Bitter, Fruity, Green, Honey, Musty, Paper, Peach, Spices, Sweet, Wood
2003 bu lang mountain raw puerh brick. From yunnan sourcing.
Small yixing teapot.
Dry leaf: musty, green, sweet.
Wet leaf: earth, fermentation, pepperoni.
Note: Forgot to take photo. Must have been tightly compressed as the leaves were not really opened yet.
1x medium rinse.
Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing. (Taste) subtle —→ sweet, green, honey, spices.
Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle musty. (Taste) subtle —→ honey, spices, earth. Light sweet.
Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle earth. (Taste) light —→ earth, fermentation, honey, sweet, spices.
All in all, a yummy tea. I rate a 80/100 since it brewed rather weakly, Even with 5g. See note for wet leaf. Nice cha qi and flavours.
End note. I should have upped my brewing times
Flavors: Earth, Green, Honey, Meat, Musty, Spices, Sweet
First dibs: 10 year aged shu puerh tea by teance.
Engraved dragon head yixing teapot gongfucha.
Dry leaf: subtle mustyness
1x medium rinse.
Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle —> earth, ginger (?), cookies. Soda pop(? [weird]). (Taste) subtle
-→ soda pop (weird), earth, camphor, mushrooms.
Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle —> fishyness, earth (?), fermentation (?), cookies. (Taste) subtle -→ earth, fermentation, camphor (?), mushrooms (?). Light soda pop (?).
Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) subtle earth. Light fishyness. (Taste)
Light —→ earth, camphor, mushrooms, fermentation.
All in all, a decent tea. A tad fishy but decent flavours and cha qi. The Soda pop taste surprised me! I rate this a 80/100 I’ll give the rest to a friend.
Flavors: Camphor, Cookie, Earth, Fishy, Mushrooms, Musty