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A lightly fruity taste black tea from Darjeeling district that is sweet with a touch of bitterness that change into a flowery forest. It reminded me (when I was a kid), while I was at the cottage with family during our summertime vacation, at St-Louis De Blandord near Victoriaville and Quebec City – Memory playing near the forest in an early morning. At the subsequent brew a pepper-citrus flavour appear. Subsequent brew: +30 sec from the last brewing time. WATER USED: Nestlé Pure Life
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Forest Floor, Fruity, Pepper, Sweet
1st brew (3:40 Sec.) : A Bold medium bodied tea that taste like a dark chocolate camphor mix with sourness and bitterness. As you drink it, the bitterness and sourness decreased, however the dark chocolate notes increased. The 2nd brew (4:25 Sec.) : everything taste the same as the first brew but stronger at the start but fade out and change to a sweet malty flavour with slightly dark chocolate taste. At the end of the second cup the teas is really sweet. Finally, 3rd brew (5:10 Sec.) : Smooth, slightly earthy and sweet.
Water Used: Nestlé Pure Life.
Flavors: Bitter, Camphor, Dark Chocolate, Sour
Spring is here, let drink sencha, this one feel watery and juicy in the mouth. Bought from World of Tea in Ottawa, this one is better for me than the sencha Yakushima since it is less grassy. It kick off with a sweet nutty flavour that end with vegetal and grassy notes. This tea has a good balance between the sourness, sweetness and grassiness. This is the only two sencha that I tasted so far, so I can’t compare much with the other ones. WATER USED: Nestle Pure Life
Flavors: Bitter, Chestnut, Cut grass, Green, Nutty, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Vegetal
I have been drinking this tea daily for a few weeks now and think it is rather good for the price. I mostly have to brew it western style to throw in my to go mug before work. I steep it 5-6 grams in a large mug for about a minute and don’t notice very much bitterness at all, just a slightly sweet earthy flavour with a bit of camphor and floral flavours. The few times I have had the chance for a proper gong fu session it really opened up by the 4th or 5th steep and lasted about 10 steeps. The liquor is fairly thick with a dark red colour. This is a great everyday tea!
Flavors: Camphor, Dirt, Flowers
This was a sample Christina gave to me some time ago and I didn’t get around to trying it until now.
I did two quick rinses on this tea and brewed 10sec. This puerh is very sweet and creamy tasting and stayed that way for a few infusions (or at least as many infusion as I could drink , which is only 4). This is one I would like to have a cake of but it’s sold out AND I have too much puerh right now. I am trying to go through any samples I have to reduce my quantity. I plan on trying to get my count down to 15 or less for puerh in my collection.
Flavors: Creamy, Sweet
This month I’m going to start doing something that I have been thinking about doing for a quit some time. I’m going to pick all the teas I have from one vicinity & drink them on alternating days. I’m starting with this nan nuo mountain gu she, which I got from Sil, because I will also be accomplishing a sip down simultaneously, & that’s good too!
I have 4 other Nan Nuos in my collection, 3 from Jalam (from separate years, & maybe separate villages) & a 2006 from Life in Teacup. This one is from 2011.
So, mild, green, vegetal. It tastes kind of like a Kombu broth, with a pale hint of citrus in the aroma, not in the taste. It’s a nice follow up to the matcha I was drinking earlier.
However, it’s a little rough on my stomach, so I’m taking a break for now, and will revisit for more steeping action after lunch.
Hmmmm….nobody has reviewed this?
Well, this is one of the teas Sil sent to me awhile back, & the main feature is the aroma of Kombu. I mean it really smells like seaweed to me, and even tastes like it. Not necessarily a bad thing, just a different thing. Anyway, not really a taste I’m attracted to today, and it’s a little rough on my tummy. I only made it through 2 steeps so far, & will try for a few more after lunch. I have enough left for one more session, so the last of it goes into my sip down box, unless somebody on here wants me to send it to them?
Despite being old, this green tea brewed up fairly well (greens, in my experience, turn metallic and gross when too old, which ruins any flavouring that might be left). No astringency or anything here, just a lightly flavoured, creamy cup. The pear is quite weak – I’m not even entirely sure I’d identify it as pear anymore – but it’s smooth and generally fruity, so still fairly pleasant to drink.
Thanks to Sil for this “Congrats on finishing your thesis!” tea! I believe I drank some of it prior, during the Great Unlogged Period (but I can’t remember, because I did actually drink quite a lot, including samples :/), but it appears this is my first tasting note on it. Anyhow, I think my take on it similar to hers – a decent cup of pear tea, no real problems with astringency or anything, but nothing mind-blowing. I believe I understeeped a touch (I was at work), so would like to give it another, better shot at home, and maybe coax out a bit more flavour. Certainly on the higher end of the pear tea spectrum, but not The One. I have hopes for DavidsTea’s October 2014 tea (although it also has ginger, so is a bit of a different animal).
someone edited this tea in between me adding it and getting around to finally writing a review. Not sure what they did but it manage to break my ipad everyone i access it, so i had to come play on the big computer lol. this isn’t a bad darjeeling but it isn’t one that screams out to come be my new favourite. on the whole darjeelings mostly confuse me and taste strange. this one isn’t bad, but again, give me a solid cup of black any day!
sooo i have to say, i’m a little happy to see that the teafairy enjoyed this tea…which gives me hope that maybe the BBB ladies will also enjoy it. I opted to include this in the BBB this round along with another Darjeeling since i’m trying to expand my horizons and try new things. what better way to try things than to force other ppl to do it with you? haha this one was ok when it was hot, but as it cooled, it turned into something i didn’t want to drink. sooo ladies, i won’t be offended if you don’t like this! haha
Another one from Sil! (241)
(Yes, I do have other teas, but right now 1/3 of them are from her….)
And so this is a nice Assam. It’s a little richer than I expected, almost like it’s begging for a little cream to tone it down. But bold is good. I could use more energy! (And this is my 4th cup of tea, followed after my coffee – maybe I’ll never have energy? Maybe I’m just drained by the idea of how much left there is to clean in the shop. It’s chaos. Rubber gloves and silicone and glue and paint sticks scattered on every surface! It’s Friday though…. friday…. And I have three weeks worth of cheques in my purse to cash!)
I received a sample of this one when i picked up a few teas from World of Tea when i was in ottawa. It’s not a tea i would have picked myself since i’m not a HUGE fan of oolongs but i’ll try anything! ;) This is overall a pleasant roasted oolong. I chose to brew this western style but it comes across as the sort of oolong that might be best tasted using a gaiwan. I’d call this your average middle of the road oolong..nothing to knock your socks off but still pleasant!
Once upon a time, we used to cherish a month called March. After a long and cold winter, we’d get all excited to see March arrive and bring along the promise that spring was well on its way.
Yes, spring, remember that? Used to be one of our four seasons…but nowadays, winter seems to be the only season left…On March 4th today, it’s freakin MINUS 20 CELSIUS!!!
Thank god I have this tea to remind me what spring season is like.
Mmmm, Darjeeling, with its fresh citrusy notes. A beautiful first flush this tea. Sweet but slightly astringent and very juicy. It’s what I call a sunny tea :-)
Thank you so much for sharing this “sunshine in a cup” with me Sil. Such a good pick me up on this cold winter day!
strangely i haven’t logged this before now, though i have had it before. Overall this is a pretty average every day sort of tea. It’s nothing to knock my socks off but it’s nothing i’d turn down either. I really should try this gaiwan style though to see if that will coax anything else out of this one. hmmm…
Thanks to Sil for sharing this with me!
A really pretty tea, with pieces of what looks like pear and some orangish flower petals and other small flowers inside. Brewed up, it smells like pear, and has the taste of a very ripe pear… it reminds me of pear-picking on Salt Spring Island at the yoga centre, where we took oodles of pears, peeled them, and made pear-sauce out of half of them, juicing the rest in this huge hand-cranked contraption bolted to the back of a truck. Anyway. This reminds me of those pears – almost overripe, and very juicy.
I have to say that I wihs there was a better base here though, as I think this tea could really shine with something crisper.