113 Tasting Notes
Zen tea was handing out free samples and i said surprise me, surprise me they did because i received a arabian night sample! One off the tea’s i probably never would have bought when i was buying tea’s. So here we are and i’m very curious because its a mix of green and black tea!
Upon opening the sample i’m greeted with a very nice rose smell! the dry tea on itself is a nice mix of green and black with a bit off other colors from the sunflower jasmin and rose leafs.
I brewed my first cup at 90°C and the color turned out a dark amber like brown looks vert tasty, and it taste pretty nice aswel, the rose flavor turns out a soft note, not to hard at all, can’t really find the flavor off jasmine tough, the black and green tea is balanced pretty good. Don’t taste any bitterniss in my 3min brew!
Overall a very good cup off tea, although i’m not so mutch off a flavored tea drinker i can say i like this blend!
second cup from the same leaves with steep time around 5min was a bit less, bit still tasty!
edit: after brewing some more from the sample i have to so i rated it a bit low the first time :)
Right here we go my second tasting note!
I had keemun gong fu before and also yunnan gold. This Russian caravan is a blend off both so i was curious about it when i placed my order.
Having just opent up the package i see small keemun leaves mixed with the yellow/bright brown colored yunnan gold buds…
Like with all my jing black tea’s i’m going with 3min for the first infusion and 5min for my second with near boiling water. This said, it tastes basicly exactly what the discription on the website was. Its sweet it taste and very soft in the mouth, a bit spicy aswel when its cooled down a bit more… i like this blend more then i like keemun gong fu on its own! You can realy taste the sweetness from the yunnan gold in the mix!
First and all this is my very first tea review,
I received the sample pack shi zuo oolong, upon opening the package the first thing that spots my eye is the nice greenish collor of the leafs.
Since i don’t own a gong fu set atm i’m a bit forced to brew it western, semi western style. For my first infusing i used a timer and infused for a small minute. and the color of the tea turns out to be beautifull bright green! l
Upon cooling down a bit it taste very sweet and perhaps a bit creamy texture, have to say it tastes very good!
second infusion turns out to be even a bit more brighter green! More floral, more creamy very great taste! Going to do a few more infusions and i’m expecting more of the same quality very nice tea indeed!