60 Tasting Notes
Another Sampler Sipdown
This one was surprisingly very good amidst all the meh teas that came as a part of the sampler. The dry leaves smell like a pancake breakfast. The tea itself is very nutty and the taste like toffee or candied pecans. It was delicious and sweet. It would make a great dessert tea. I was surprised by how much the sweetness did not overpower the tea.
Another Sampler Sipdown.
The dry leaves smelled of strawberries and cream. It was lovely. The brewed tea was weak. The flavor profile was not as fruity as I would have liked this time to be as well. The sencha tea which was the base was missing from the flavor profile altogether.
The flavor profiles from this tea reminds me of a similar tea from Murchie’s that was better in my opinion.
Another meh tea from the sampler.
Meh. This tea came as part of a sampler set. The base was quite nice but the floral notes and the lemon balm did not work well together. It was lavender heavy on the taste and the other floral notes were missing. I didn’t realize it had jasmine and other flowers until I read the ingredients.
Smells like citrus (general). I can smell hint of grapefruit. The infusion smells like cleaner but I don’t mind it. Like the other citrus teas it tastes like cleaner with a hint of grapefruit. Again, I don’t mind the cleaner taste. It was okay. Nothing too exciting .
I don’t normally gravitate towards bagged teas as much anymore. I was drawn by the design on the box and I am a sucker for rose teas so I decided to give it a try. I am so GLAD I did. It is delicious. There is an artificial rose taste to it but it reminds me of rose candy and rose drink I grew up drinking as a child. I love it! It brought me back to those rosy days.
Flavors: Lemon, Rose
The name sounded strange yet intriguing so I gave in.
It is a great quality tea. True to the description, the leaves are whole and contain 2 leaves a bud.
The dry leaves smell very floral and the wet leaves smell a bit like stewed greens.
The liquor is very light bodied and tastes like nectar. It is very floral but not like a jasmine floral note.
The leaves have enough flavor for more infusion.
Flavors: Floral, Geranium
This was a sample that came with my order and It took me so long to get to it.I prefer lighter oolongs which is why I put off trying this dark roasted oolong for so long.
Harvest: May 2019.
The washed tea leaves smelled malty and a lot like stewed or steam banana leaf. There was a faint smell of brown sugar as well. I brewed this gongfu style.
1st infusion ~25 sec
Creamy and smooth. Honey and stone fruit flavor
2nd infusion ~ 20 sec
floral notes came out and over took the foreground. Very smooth.
3rd infusion ~20 sec
The fruit notes started to take over this infusion starting to get sweeter
4th infusion ~20 sec
5th infusion ~ 25 sec
more astringent and drying mouth feel. The honey like taste starting to go away
6th infusion ~ 30 sec
7th infusion ~35 sec
More of the floral notes staying
8th infusion ~ 40 sec
9th infusion ~ 1 minute
- astringent and floral
10th infusion – let it sit there for a while.
The sweetness of this tea really started to come out after the second infusion and it really improved from there.
Flavors: Floral, Honey, Nutty, Stonefruits