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Recent Tasting Notes
The packaging for this tea is a little annoying. It’s in cellophane bag that can’t be resealed, which is placed inside a little cardboard box. The bag rips easily and it makes it hard to keep the tea fresh or from spilling. All the tea settled to the bottom while all the lemongrass and berries rose to the top making scooping an even serving a challenge.
Onto the tea it’s self. The tea base is pretty neutral. The herbs all merge into one unidentifiable flavor. There is a flatness in the finish. I’m not a fan.
Got this tea as a holiday gift! I had seen Fox and Moon vending at a local arts market, but since there was no way to smell the packaged tea and get an idea of the quality, I passed on a purchase. The back of the package has suggestions for what type of material you should steep each tea in, which I haven’t encountered with any other tea before. I think the suggestion for this tea was glass, but I used my routine steeping basket instead.
The pearls are slightly bigger than other jasmine pearls I have had. They unfurl fully when in the steeper basket. The tea has a slight sweetness to it. The jasmine flavor is clear and crisp, but I’d say it was a medium on strength. I’ve had stronger jasmines in the past and I love a strong jasmine. This is a nice tea, but it isn’t standing out for me against other jasmines I’ve drank.
I hope all of my Steepster friends had a nice Thanksgiving….
I’m back home after hanging out with my BF in Berkeley and I really wanted a wuyi oolong this afternoon for some reason (maybe it’s the gloomy weather)?
I got this tea at the SF International Tea festival three years ago and am just finishing it off now. It’s a bit of a wimpy tea, and probably the only oolong I’ve had that doesn’t seem to resteep well, which is pretty odd, especially for a roasted tea of this type.
I am enjoying a pot of it, definitely has the nice roasted, stone fruit taste you get from a Tie Lou Han. I can’t say that I would recommend buying it from this vendor, however.
This tea was purchased at the San Francisco International Tea Festival a few months ago. Evidently Fox and Moon is a traveling operation of sorts and does not own a regular store or a tearoom (in spite of the name). I really wanted to try a Tie Lou Han and this wasn’t cheap, I think it was $12/oz.
My sweetie is a fan of oolongs, but only likes the darker ones and does not think much of green oolongs or green tea, for that matter. I steeped this one up at his request this afternoon.
For a wuyi tea, this is a bit on the lighter side (more of an orange color). It has a delicious roasted caramel type of aroma and we are finding some essence of almond in the flavor. This has a nice minerality quality with cocoa notes and a bit of peach. The aftertaste lingers and is nice and sweet. I have had this tea a few times before now and the first steep is delightful, but it does not re-steep well which seems very strange for a darker oolong of this type. Because I know it doesn’t resteep well I just brewed this up Western style today in the glass teapot.
I think I will need to go to Red Blossom or elsewhere to see how their tie lou han compares. It is definitely a lovely tea but I took a few points off for the fact that it doesn’t resteep well. I may also put the leftover leaves in the fridge and try cold brewing this one.