615 Tasting Notes
I was going to dive into a different tea this afternoon, but this one caught my attention on smell alone. It’s fruity and delicate and really just smells…happy! With the whole snow in the middle of April thing right now, I really appreciated this cup. This looks like it’s silver tips with blackberry leaves and tastes like spring I keep waiting for :)
I really really want to rate this higher, but I can’t justify it. That aside, it’s a lovely standalone tea, with an initial floral taste and some sweetness followed by a rich nutty flavor. Very little astringency and good for several resteeps. It’s just that when compared to other teas of this type out there, it’s simply not as good.
This tea brews a rich dark amber and tastes like liquid ambrosia! As indicated by its name, the tea was musky, but also persisting were those notes of chocolate and floral, as well as sweet and nutty. The flavor here is divine and wonderfully nuanced. I don’t quite know where to start. It was musky, flowery, toast, nutty, a little smoky, with a sweet floral finish that lingered and lingered.
Malt, cocoa and tobacco! What could possible be wrong here? The first steep started as a malty brew with cocoa hints that faded to an earthy tobacco flavor. I didn’t notice any astringency but it has a dry quality that melts away nicely. The second and third steeps were sweeter, but no less tasty. (Plus the tea is really cool looking!)
One of the few non-fruity rose teas I’ve had. It’s like drinking a cup of immersive rose therapy with dusky, vegetal accents from the bai mu dan. I was pleasantly surprised the white tea held its own here! It drinks like a special occasion tea to me though because the floral taste isn’t something I see myself wanting every day (but definitely paired with a box of chocolates!)