8 Tasting Notes
I just got the teas from my Shi Feng Long Jing farmer friend yesterday, and cant wait to try it.
Super fresh, floral aroma. rotate the teas in the warm-uped cup, sharp chestnut aroma comes up, makes me wanna inhale the aroma longer. Anyway, I cannt wait the taste the tea liquid.
Actually I compared two teas last night. Both of them are Shi Feng Long Jing, and are from the same supplier. The only difference lies in the bush variety. One is the Long Jing No. 43 bush; another is the Long Jing old bush.
First infusion; old bush enjoys much high floral aroma and thick & sweet taste.
No. 43, still good, but comparatively weak aroma and taste than old bush.
Second infusion; much obvious; old bush also enjoys thick taste, super sweet aftertaste.
No. 43, flavor is also pleasing, but taste has some water feeling; in other words, its tea liquid contains some water taste, because of lack of interior substance brewed out.
Third infusion; much much obvious. Old bush, still thick, sweet taste,
No. 43. a lot of water taste.
Fourth infusion; old bush, has a little water taste
No. 43. more water taste to cover tea taste.
So I am more difinitely sure what teas I need to purchase, and as always I am supportive of the old bush.
after causal brewing the purple bud Pu Er tea, I decide to brew this good Wenshan tea seriously, to satisfy my mouth thirst. I guess it is one year’s old, so its floral aroma is not as strong as the new one, and it is aging slowly and slowly. Tea liquid is changed to yellow from yellow-greenish. Super soft as usual and thick. Long-lasting sweetness and smooth throat feeling.
A strange thought strike me, what would the taste like if I brew the purple bud Pu Er tea in the glass mug(with a glass insert filter), instead of the traditional Gaiwan brewing?
So I put around 4 g of the tea buds in the glass filter, rinse it quickly with temp around 92. Then pour the water with temp 90 degree and steep for about 1.5 minutes.
um, smell the aroma first, and found out its aroma is not as delicate, or exquisite as brewed in Gaiwan. Tea liquid is brown yellow color, which means it has already changed a little bit due to one year old. Taste is still as mellow, thick and unique taste as usual.
But in all, I still prefer the Gaiwan brewing, which can hightlight its unique natural honey floral aroma, and much thick & mellow taste.
I found this wild purple chrysanthemum all by accident. Last year, I went to visit one of my tea friends in Zhejiang, and visited his tea shop and found this flower tea.
Unlike many other commo chrysanthemum flower tea, this chrysanthemum is wild-growing in the mountains behind his parents’ house. Also, unlike many other common chrysanthemum, they will attract the insects to eat them; this wild growing one volatilizes the aroma that keeps insects away.
Super delicate/exquisite natural flower aroma; No matter how many times you blew, the delicate aroma still exisits.