25 Tasting Notes

75

H’s note on the pack says, “Tastes like a hug.” It’s more jasmine than tea for me, but none the worse for that. It’s floral and exotic and relaxing all at once. (Spring 2017 harvest)

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Honeysuckle, Jasmine

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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75

This might be one of the most refreshing things I’ve ever put in my mouth. Loads of green acidity and bitterness, but only in a good way. The complexity isn’t lost at all. Like many shades of green. Repeated steeping lost some of the zing but added to the breadth of flavours.

(H score 6/10, Autumn harvest Sept 2017)

Flavors: Citrus, Cucumber, Cut grass, Grass, Green Apple

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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50

1st flush, May 2017. Brewed in and poured from a pyrex jug. Floral but not great for me, lacking some oomph and body, only exacerbated by repeated steepings. (Though H gives this 7/10)

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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73

2nd flush, late May 2017. Brewed in and poured from a pyrex jug. My notes on the bag say “fruity, honey, malt? 7/10”

Edit: revisiting this I like it more, and taste loads of candy-floss.

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Fruity, Honey, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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80

Bit of a gateway for me. The first tea I tried after reading the faq on reddit/r/tea, linked articles and finding a supplier. At first it just tasted like astringency and chlorophyll. It took a little time for my head to adjust to the tastes of teas. Then suddenly I got tastes of hay and meadow scents and huge refreshment. Hooked me.

Flavors: Astringent, Grass, Hay

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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