317 Tasting Notes
3rd time trying it now. It’s getting better each time taste wise. I found out the problem. It’s not the taste but that my stomach is sensitive to it. Perhaps the sharpness and the sour notes at the end steepings did my tummy in the first go around. I drank it in the morning before any food. >.< The 2nd time I drank it after dinner and it was much much better. I’ll probably have to work on finding the right temperature and steeping time as it is complex, full-bodied, intense yet smooth, bold, pungent, rich, thick, astringent… Definitely not a mellow light tea. Although intense, it is balanced which makes it pleasing. Some honey, fruity, lychee, sour notes. It numbs my tongue a little too. Has a long finish. If you’re a fan of Dan Cong, I think you’d like this. Should give it a go.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Mineral, Smoke, Sour, Tannic
Good Da Hong Pao. Wonderful nutty and chocolate aroma. Nutty, comforting, bold taste. Almost like dark fudge with nuts with a lasting finish, light astringency. I really enjoyed this sample.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Honey, Nutty, Roasted, Roasted nuts
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Aromatic, smooth mouthfeel, rich and bold flavor, slight astringency, honey yet bittersweet, however, a little sharp for me. It’s balanced & pretty delicious cup of tea. First time trying it today. I’m on my 10th infusion (gongfu) and it’s still good.
The smell of grapefruit alone is worth trying this tea. That is… If you love grapefruit as I do. When you open the bag, it’s heavenly to me. After steeping, the top of my teapot smells sooo good, mixture of grapefruit, orange, citrusy. Grapefruit is probably my favorite aroma. It’s medium to high roasted, taste something spicy, chai-like. It’s woodsy, full-bodied, rich. Not tart although you taste the grapefruit.
Flavors: Grapefruit, Orange, Peach, Spices, Wet Wood