113 Tasting Notes
Tis is a beautiful mix off elderberry’s, blackberry, hibiscus and rose hip. The smell coming out the ziplock bag is just heavenly! Fruit Fruit and even more Fruit!
I’m making a cup with one teaspoon full off these big ingredients, whole berry’s and big pieces off all the other things! Letting it brew for 3min and the color turns really wine red, if some one see’s this brew he would think your drinking wine!
It tastes just as great then it smells so i really like this and you cannot compare it in any way with some bagged berry/hibiscus infusions!
I even brewed a second infusion, tasting a bit less then the original brew but with a longer steep 6min u can get a very great tasting cup out off it!
I tought i had ready made a note about this one, but it seems not!
I’m making a total off 3 cups from this great genmaicha, its dry leafs are regular sencha but its mixed with little bits off dark roasted rice some off the rice even popped open to little white balls like popcorn! There is a reason they sometimes call it popcorn tea!
The taste is like sencha offcourse but a little bit more grainy like in taste because off the rice.
Brew 1:70°c 3min very bright sencha tastes and a little roast
Brew 2: 70°c 4min a bit milder in sencha more roasted rice taste
Brew3: 70°c 5min losing flavors a bit but i’m still enjoying the mixed rice/sensha tasted
note to self: the last off my package is in my teapot now!
But i’m feeling a bit sad brewed it way to strong there where more leafs over then i tought was there. I had to use my normal amount and add the rest in a second or third cup. Ah well going to brew shorter 2nd and 3th cup now! Hopefully there going to turn out super good like usual!
without a doubt one off my all time favorite black tea’s, this 50gram bag got opened in the same time with 3 other blacks and a few white, oolongs and its getting empty fast!
Drinking 4cups a day over the last week and i’m totally liking the fresh and vibrant light taste off this tea. its more like drinking a good oolong instead off a black tea!
I have to come back to this one again. Normally spoken i never make a third black tea steep, but the second cup was still very strong in spicy flavors that i could not resist experimenting with a third cup!
And you bet it was still very good less assam flavors but more smooth spices coming true. I did not expect this but when it cooled down the spice flavors where deep and rich not sharp and bolt. Probably even could do a weaker 4th cup but i had to go to bed…
Great tea and because i can steep this chai (for my personal taste) one time more then the jing chai its getting a few more points!
My second cup off the same leafs is brewed for 5min. The taste is less peppery, you can taste the assam base better but its still very spicy!
Great second steep and a bit different in taste then the first, so once again i’m enjoying this tea. When i’m going to brew this again in a few days i’m gonna try adding a bit milk and honey. Normally not my thing but because they recommend that its a very warming drink with it added i just have to test that out to!
This is my very first tea from canton tea company so the expectations are pretty high!
When i open the package my nose is getting happy with the good spicy smells coming out off the ziplock bag. The spices are very large pieces and thats great to view, never had pieces off spice that where so large like in this blend. The base off this cha is assam, witch i like because i like full body assam tea’s!
So after all this i’m getting ready to brew this in my small gong fu teapot. One teaspoon off chai is going in for 3min with boiling water! In total i’m going to make 2 cups from these leaves like i usually do with black tea’s.
The color off the brew turns out to be a very dark golden brown, it looks and smells good just like the dry leaves used to be. I’m not going to use milk or honey like recommended on the package. So after cooling down a bit i’m finally going to taste it.
On my first sip i can really notice the little balls off green pepper that are in the blend. If i’m correct this blend is lacking cinnamon its a bit weird for me because my last blends used to be cinnamon heavy. The assam is giving this blend a remarkable strong background for the pepper and all the other spices!
The last chai i consumed was from Jing tea and was cinnamon and ginger heavy with a softer background. This chai from canton is the opposite strong and peppery. I’m going to give both chai’s the same amount off points because they are both totally different!
Still 2 tea’s from my green tea explorer left to taste and review. This one is the Dragon Well green tea. Tea dry tea leafs are really flat and you can see they are hand pressed in a wok.
I’m making 3 infussions from about a teaspoon off leafs, hard to judge the correct amount because they are flat and don’t really fit well on my teaspoon! So after getting the water to 70°c i’m brewing these for 3min in my small glass teapot. The color off this green tea is very pale green, the lightest color off green i’ve had in a long time!
I’m letting it cool down to get sipping soon, altough i’m a bit worried that i might have been using not enough leaf, like i said hard to judge so i’m letting it cool some more!
10min later: finally i’m going to taste this tea! while still a bit warm for my green tea comfort zone it seems that this one is sweet in taste and maybe a bit creamy. Didn’t remember this being creamy (i had this one maybe a year ago to) but i’m liking the taste. I let this cool even more and now i’m getting a great nutty like after taste in my mouth!
Its a good quality dragon well, it looks pretty good in a glass teapot and i’m liking the after taste! Usually i’m more fond off real grassy green tea’s but this one is different and i like that!
edit: over the rest off the afternoon i had my second and third cup, the second cup was the superior one in taste with a 4min steep. The third cup with about 5min on the clock was good but more watery and a bit less in taste then the first 2 brews, but nevertheless still appealing to make!
Needed a very strong cup this afternoon so i took this assam… i needed a strong cup because off the very sad news i received just a few hours ago my grandfather died at the age off 90 years old. Don’t know why i’m making a tasting note for this tea with all this sad news i received but i guess i needed to type away my sadness a bit… thinking that i’m still a bit shocked even tough we knew it could happen because he was going up and down a lot last couple days/weeks…
anyway typing this down just took away my thoughts for a few moments!