94 Tasting Notes
The try leaves smells amazingly sweet! Wish there was a way to share aromas over the internet, lol!
The taste in the first cup is grassy and nutty with the overriding flavor being that of chestnuts with a sweet grass backdrop. Got a few leaves in this cup and the are really tinder with a touch of bitterness.
The second cup is noticeably sweeter. More of an even blend between honeyed grass and chestnuts.
Third cup has some melon notes in addition to the previous.
This is really good! I’ve been adding water and sipping throughout the day and loving it!
Flavors: Chestnut, Grass, Honey
I normally do my tasting notes in a text editor first so as to not lose anything, but unfortunately I didn’t do that this time.
This tea was good enough that I seriously considered buying a cake despite the ridiculous amount of tea I already have on hand. Still, very tempting.
The leaves, dry or wet, smell absolutely amazing!
1/12s: Light and sweet with a very soft touch of astringency.
2/15s: Picking up some nice fruit notes. Plum, honey and currant.
3/20s: This opens up nicely. Very soft touch of astringency with great huigan. Sweetness throughout the tasting experience, though fruit note is now harder to pinpoint as something specific (plum, currant, etc). Great cup of tea.
4/25s: Thicker perhaps, but same as the previous… wonderful!
Have to cut this one short as I have to pack for a flight, but I’ll take some along with me! :)
First off the aroma is amazing! If you close your pot with the dry leaves for a bit before smelling you get the perfect smell of ginger bread cookies. Yum!
The first pot I steeped a bit short so I didn’t get as much of the ginger flavor that I would have liked (I happen to love ginger, so this may be a good thing for other tea drinkers), but the sweetness and wet leaves of the puerh is nice and mellow with a tiny bit of pleasant astringency.
Second pot: Distracted by work so this one brewed up a bit longer and darker. Love the aroma of ginger and puerh. The ginger is more apparent now, but I don’t detect much of the orange peel though it may well be the influence that makes the tea taste like ginger bread cookies while held in the mouth. The aftertaste leans more towards ginger, but it’s gentle and quite pleasant.
Third pot got a super long steep and was absolutely glorious.