24 Tasting Notes
Aaaaand we’re back. Finals kicked me around the block, but I have a new batch of tea to try, so all is fine with the world!
This is definitely grassier than my beloved Tie Kwan Yin. Kind of a rock-sugar aftertaste. Quite nice, but not my favorite. (:
Flavors: Grass, Pine, Sweet
I’m not sure how I feel about this tea.
It’s got this weird flavor… I guess people are calling it briny or oceanic? I’ve never tasted that in a tea before, and I can’t decide whether or not I like it. (It’s interesting enough that I keep sipping, which is maybe promising.) Second steep has a sweet and salty aftertaste going on, almost scallopy. Huh.
Flavors: Ocean Breeze, Seaweed, Sweet
Kicking off the new year with my first cup of Tie Guan Yin. Used hotter water and shorter steep time than advised because I am impatient. Golden yellow liquid on the first steep.
Golly wow am I glad I bought a 50g bag.
Second steep // ~3 min, ~180 F – I’m getting less floral and more woody now, and a sweeter aftertaste.
Flavors: Floral, Sweet, Vegetal, Wood
This is not a tea I would have bought for myself, but I got 2oz as a gift, so I guess I have to drink it. ;D
The cream flavor is very smooth and lives up to its name, but it masks the bergamot. Tastes fine, but wasn’t what I was expecting from something named earl grey.
Flavors: Cream, Floral, Vanilla