647 Tasting Notes
Apr Tea sent me free samples and I was so thankful for that. Thank you Apr Tea! I have been awhile getting around to writing up my reviews and trying all the teas since I was on a special diet and caffeine was reduced for awhile.
Brewed this gongfu. It’s got a predominate fruity honey sweetness that is very tasty. It was also a bit creamy with a slight nuttiness to it. Either this tea doesn’t brew up too strong or the leaves were not quite as fresh because I needed a good amount of leaves to water. I drink a lot of green teas so a fruity tea is quite a pleasant change for me. I really enjoyed this tea.
Flavors: Creamy, Fruity, Honey, Nutty
I ordered the 2018 version of this tea and today is the last sip of it. I haven’t been extremely impressed with this tea but it being early spring tea (back in March); it was great to have any kind of fresh green tea then. It has a bit of hay flavour that reminds me of a white tea. The leaves are downy like a white tea too. Brews up very mild with a slight corn sweetness. I tried brewing this longer to get a darker brew and it tasted something like a puerh then. If this tea came available when all of the better green teas are out I probably wouldn’t buy it at all. It’s not a bad tea at all but just not my “cup of tea”.
This tea has faded a bit in flavour since I last reviewed it (spring 2017). However it has held up a lot better than some of the other senchas. Still a good grassy umami flavour to it but lacking sweet buttery flavour when I first tried it. This year I hope to refrigerate some of my green teas in the wine cooler so they can stay fresher longer.
I’ve had this tea for a few weeks and have been enjoying it but failed to leave a review until now. Of course it’s just as good as last years tea. This is one tea that remains a staple in my tea cupboard. It’s not fussy when brewing. It’s got an in-between caffeine punch for a green tea. Some might think it has quite a bit for a green tea since it’s pretty robust but it still doesn’t have as much punch as a sencha or gyokuro.
Best of all – the taste. Oh the taste of this tea! Buttery, slightly sweet, nutty, spinach, & a good umami. All the things I love in a green tea. It’s a top notch tea I can even brew at work. What the heck, why bother figuring out a rating for this tea? I love it so it’s 100.
Also want to add that this tea is such a good price at Yunnan Sourcing.
Flavors: Butter, Nutty, Spinach, Sweet, Umami