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It’s not often I actually sit down and enjoy a sencha. I’m more of a Chinese green tea sort of gal and tend to find sencha too potent and crisp for my taste buds. If I’m drinking it, it’ll usually be cold brewed! Perhaps it’s my change in environment, but the crisp autumn days in Vancouver made this tea delicious. The aroma is filled with fresh grassy scents, whilst the taste is with sweet, zingy limes and a slightly toasted finish.
Enjoyed: Sat on a beach, in the sun of a crisp autumn afternoon, wrapped in a knit jumper and munching salty roasted chickpeas.
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Flavors: Citrus Zest, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Lemon Zest, Lime
I love this tea!
I first started drinking Darjeeling about a year ago, and I went through a few different types, including some non-blends. When I saw this blend for about £7.50 in a nice tin I wasn’t expecting very much, but I was pleasantly surprised – it’s actually a very pleasant, smooth, easy-drinking tea that I can (and do) enjoy any time of the day. It quickly became my go-to Darjeeling to have in.
It brews a lovely, light, golden colour and has a subtle aroma. There is very little bitterness and it goes down smoothly. It also holds up to multiple brews very well; I always get three, sometimes four.
The dry leaf smells like cola.
Great combination of flavours. I enjoy the use of honeybush as the base to the subtle mix of spices. I’m tasting the note of cola that I could smell in the aroma. I find the slight rose note to be a great addition. The cinnamon has a nice warming tone to the flavour. This is not the flavour profile that I would traditionally associate with a chai but I really enjoy this particular mix. Mouthfeel is very thin, which would be expected from a herbal brew.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Rose, Sweet
This was the first Dian Hong I tried, and it really got me hooked on Chinese Tea. The richness beats any Assam in my book. I was not expecting the complexity and caramel notes. Sweeter than Canton Tea Co’s offering- a treat. I found 3.5min was the best balance of sweetness and robust flavour.
I received this tea as a sample alongside my gaiwan and metal tea caddy birthday gifts. I was very excited as I had recently become fond of green tea after owning my own pouch of Thailand Bai Yai Assamica Green Tea from What-Cha. That tea was truly a taste experience and it would be hard to compete with.
I hadn’t actually tasted jasmine flavours before so wasn’t so sure what to expect. The sample pack smelled so amazing and sweet, but I wasn’t so sure if I’d like that smell as a taste. The packet recommended 2 minutes brewing time, however my cup was quite large and it wasn’t very strong so I brewed it for 2 minutes 20 seconds.
After taking a small sip of the tea, the overwhelming taste of jasmine hit me in the face (or mouth…). The flavour was very one-dimensional and incredibly floral. It was nice, however I did expect more than just feeling like I had stuffed a bunch of jasmine flowers in my mouth. This is my first experience of jasmine so I could have brewed it incorrectly, but even so I couldn’t really taste much but flowery notes. I guess it’s nice if you like that sort of thing, but I think I’ll give flowery teas a miss in the future.
Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Jasmine