2217 Tasting Notes
This is a tea. I am drinking it.
It’s pretty tasty IMO. A little too much dirt in the first couple steeps, but it’s a fairly sweet, mild puerh. It has stronger, more complex flavour than the last weirdly memorable one I tried – http://steepster.com/teas/white2tea/63681-2003-xiaguan-crane-mark-ripe . It’s also NOT salty, which is really nice.
Definitely prefer this one. That’s kind of disappointing, as I have read a lot about the Xiaguan cakes, and had high hopes for it.
Dexter, you have to try that Xiaguan one soon (ish). I look forward to seeing what you think of it!
I had to copy Morgana and make myself a cup of this.
It’s an herbal I’ve had for a while, so I used a generous amount, and must have got a bunch of vanilla in my cup.
It smells like soft, gentle, lemony pudding. Tastes like lemongrass, mostly. But it’s too hot to do anything more than delicately slurp, hoping you get enough air in that your tongue doesn’t get burned. Ahh, there’s some vanilla.
I do like this tea, but it’s one, like Morgana, that I can’t see myself drinking often, though I do enjoy it when I occasionally sip it.
Edit: I totally got this because Moldavian dragonhead is an ingredient. Hahaha. That, and I like lemony things.
This is a Lychee Chinese Black I got from Bear With Me, last time I visited. IDK when that was though. D:
It’s really really good. I’m having it with some cream, because it’s what I had in the fridge. Super fruity and floral, although I’m not sure I’d really pick out lychee flavour. So much of a lychee is the experience peeling it, and then the funny texture of the fruit. :)
Thanks so much! I have enough for another mug, but I think that will go quickly…
Drinking this today for a bit. Here’s hoping it goes better than last time! Especially now that I have a bit more experience with sheng.
Now my opinion is that it’s pretty light. There’s a neat thickness to it, and some smoke and leather, but it’s nicely mellowed. Yum. It’s a little bitter, a little sweet. Just what I was wanting, actually!
At this point in my taste evolution, I’d say I’d like more of this tea. LOL. Oh well.