8 Tasting Notes

86

I’ve never had dragon well until now, and I’m pleasantly surprised. It has a nice buttery greens flavor with nutty overtones. The finish leaves you with a dryness to your mouth, which I enjoy in a green.

Flavors: Butter, Green, Nutty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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78

Lightly floral and sweet with a faint hint of something I can’t quite tell. It has a slight drying effect that I usually associate with high quality greens.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Flowers, Honey

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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94

This tea is a bit more complex than what I’ve experienced before. I don’t much care for the floral scents of regular high mountain oolongs, but I love the mouthfeel and other subtleties. This tea has those qualities without the perfumed flavor. The initial steep has a delicious charcoal note without any smokiness. This gives way to a creamy, roasted nut, rice, and milk taste with a muted floral note. As the leaves unfurl there is a stronger flavor of rice that comes out with a slight astringency.

Flavors: Astringent, Butter, Floral, Milk, Rice, Roast Nuts, Smooth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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92

As others have said, this tea is highly unusual for a white, the leaves look much like black tea with a ridge on the buds that is silvery green; it’s very pretty to look at. The flavor comes out just as unusual. There is a smooth buttery mouthfeel that sticks with you, followed by a brief moment of making your mouth water. This tea gets more and more interesting.

Flavors: Almond, Apricot, Baked Bread, Butter, Nutty, Vanilla

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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